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7 hours ago, GA Dave said:

This rodent would have been sailing every weekend in August if he had the vacation time.  Found out that there were balcony cabins available on another line's ship out of Miami to Ocean Cay and back for Friday through Monday cruises in August for $289 all in as a solo.  Alas, after my upcoming trip with the granddaughters to UO in September, and my RCCL Indy cruise in November, I have a grand total of six hours of vacation time left for this year.  😢

 

What is this thing "vacation time"? 😉 Hang in there Dave, retirement comes in a "blink of an eye" and you'll be retired (and doing all the cruising you want) before you know it. That's what it felt like for me.

 

Ocean Cay, you're probably referring to MSC? Meraviglia? Does MSC have studio cabins?

 

Your granddaughters will be going to UO, University of Oregon? If it's Oregon, my younger son started out there but then transferred to Univ of Arizona. My oldest son goes to Washington State Univ.

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42 minutes ago, MorganClark said:

 

What is this thing "vacation time"? 😉 Hang in there Dave, retirement comes in a "blink of an eye" and you'll be retired (and doing all the cruising you want) before you know it. That's what it felt like for me.

 

Ocean Cay, you're probably referring to MSC? Meraviglia? Does MSC have studio cabins?

 

Your granddaughters will be going to UO, University of Oregon? If it's Oregon, my younger son started out there but then transferred to Univ of Arizona. My oldest son goes to Washington State Univ.

Thanks.  My retirement is not based on a specific date, it’s based on a very complicated spreadsheet that shows when I’ll have enough money to live how I’ll want without ever worrying about running out.

Yes, I was speaking of Meraviglia.  My favorite cruise discount notification website showed that they were offering deep discounts for balcony cabins for solos for the 8/6 cruise.  When I looked at all the cruises for August, they were all deeply discounted.

My trip with the DD’s is to Universal Orlando (UO).  I am so used to abbreviating that one on the theme park boards, I should spell that one out on here.

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2 hours ago, GA Dave said:

Thanks.  My retirement is not based on a specific date, it’s based on a very complicated spreadsheet that shows when I’ll have enough money to live how I’ll want without ever worrying about running out.

Yes, I was speaking of Meraviglia.  My favorite cruise discount notification website showed that they were offering deep discounts for balcony cabins for solos for the 8/6 cruise.  When I looked at all the cruises for August, they were all deeply discounted.

My trip with the DD’s is to Universal Orlando (UO).  I am so used to abbreviating that one on the theme park boards, I should spell that one out on here.

 

Thanks. If you need help with those spreadsheets, check with @Sailing12Away, she's the "Queen of the Spreadsheets". I booked at least 2 cruises off of one of her spreadsheets.

 

I'll have to take a look at those MSC discounts in August. MSC is "on my radar" <-(electronic navigation pun fully intended) to try & I think they have beautiful ships.

 

UO, lol. Since you said in Sept, I thought you were taking them off to college, lol. I'm sure they'd rather go to Universal Orlando. As a matter of fact, I've got a visit to UO planned in to one of my pre-cruises for a cruise out of Port Canaveral (have to fly into Orlando anyway).

 

Who knows, if one of those MSC discounted cruises in August is too good to pass up, maybe you &  I could jump on the same ship to form an impromptu RP cruise! 

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4 hours ago, GA Dave said:

Thanks.  My retirement is not based on a specific date, it’s based on a very complicated spreadsheet that shows when I’ll have enough money to live how I’ll want without ever worrying about running out.

Yes, I was speaking of Meraviglia.  My favorite cruise discount notification website showed that they were offering deep discounts for balcony cabins for solos for the 8/6 cruise.  When I looked at all the cruises for August, they were all deeply discounted.

My trip with the DD’s is to Universal Orlando (UO).  I am so used to abbreviating that one on the theme park boards, I should spell that one out on here.

 

Hey Dave,

 

I looked at the MSC website and the August cruises on Meraviglia look very tempting. MSC has a promo for a free upgrade from an interior to a balcony stateroom. I smell a potential RP cruise! I think we could get a couple more "fury little animals" on board.

 

Oh, also, on one of the cruises the ship overnights at Ocean Cay, MSC's private island (nice).

 

Let's discuss some details (i.e. what dates you were looking at, etc). Please shoot me an e-mail at;  martycp60@gmail.com

 

As Tony of La Lido Loca would say; "thanks in advance".

 

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Did you guys see this? I guess 6 passengers tested positive for COVID this week - right after our cruise. Luckily, we had zero cases on our cruise. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2021/07/30/royal-caribbean-cruise-6-passengers-sent-home-after-covid-positive/5427475001/?fbclid=IwAR03-GMAoxMpKynkHVpOOVZKuDmSUa_fHyKxQPXZ0NzaXqcbuRuFt5S664A

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question for my fellow cruisers 🙂

double points - did you guys already get them? I saw they added our regular points to my C&A but not the double points. Wondering if I need to call in.

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22 minutes ago, HBCcruiser said:

Did you guys see this? I guess 6 passengers tested positive for COVID this week - right after our cruise. Luckily, we had zero cases on our cruise. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2021/07/30/royal-caribbean-cruise-6-passengers-sent-home-after-covid-positive/5427475001/?fbclid=IwAR03-GMAoxMpKynkHVpOOVZKuDmSUa_fHyKxQPXZ0NzaXqcbuRuFt5S664A

 

No, this is the first I've seen this news. But, it doesn't surprise me. I previously posted that the vaccine is not going to completely prevent a few cases here and there of covid-19, even in vaccinated people. It's how the cruise line responds is what matters. It looks like RCI did a great job handling the cases (contact tracing, etc) and even flew the guests home via private charter at RCI's expense. And, the rest of the cruise is proceeding uninterrupted. I'm good with these protocols & responses. Thanks for posting.

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Just now, Akina13 said:

question for my fellow cruisers 🙂

double points - did you guys already get them? I saw they added our regular points to my C&A but not the double points. Wondering if I need to call in.

 

I did - actually we got 28 points posted yesterday! 7X4 for being in a suite - SWEET! 

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5 minutes ago, HBCcruiser said:

We actually asked some crew members we had befriended. According to them there were zero cases on our cruise.

 

Never let a chance for some good fear-mongering go to waste.

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1 minute ago, HBCcruiser said:

 

I did - actually we got 28 points posted yesterday! 7X4 for being in a suite - SWEET! 

nice - I only got 14...and I believe JS should get 14x2 🙂

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1 minute ago, Akina13 said:

nice - I only got 14...and I believe JS should get 14x2 🙂

Assuming double occupancy and you didn’t Royal Up, you should get 4x the number of nights. 

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2 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

Assuming double occupancy and you didn’t Royal Up, you should get 4x the number of nights. 

ahh - I got Royal up - maybe that's the issue

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15 minutes ago, smokeybandit said:

No one would know about these positives if there wasn't a usa today reporter on board

 

Until the captain makes the announcement about it onboard.

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5 hours ago, HBCcruiser said:

WOW! Glad we cruised when we did. "All guests sailing on Adventure of the Seas will have to wear a mask while indoors, including fully vaccinated passengers."

 

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If I had a cruise booked I'd be getting a refund.

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On 7/30/2021 at 12:16 PM, dswallow said:

 

Until the captain makes the announcement about it onboard.

Which he wouldn't have had to do if it wasn't already in the news. The announcement merely confirmed what was in the news article. He didn't mention that the close contacts remained in quarantine due to Bahamas rules or that they had to be tested multiple times.  That wasn't in the news article

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24 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

If I had a cruise booked I'd be getting a refund.

The only reason we decided to take two flights on AA to sail out of Nassau was the prospect of no masking..otherwise...why risk getting Covid on a flight..when you can drive to Florida.... we are getting a refund... 

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2 hours ago, kearney said:

The only reason we decided to take two flights on AA to sail out of Nassau was the prospect of no masking..otherwise...why risk getting Covid on a flight..when you can drive to Florida.... we are getting a refund... 

I am on Adventure right now, 7/31 sailing. I agree with this. With the mask mandate, I wouldn’t have made the trip to Nassau. This was an expensive flight. No advantage to going out of Nassau and cheaper to go out of Florida.

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1 hour ago, umaine89 said:

I am on Adventure right now, 7/31 sailing. I agree with this. With the mask mandate, I wouldn’t have made the trip to Nassau. This was an expensive flight. No advantage to going out of Nassau and cheaper to go out of Florida.

 

I definitely wouldn't go out of Florida as an alternative. There's almost no question that you need to wear a mask with that passenger mix.

 

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