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    Lacey. WA
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    Italy, cruising, photography, cycling, food and wine
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  1. Our Apex sailing is next May 1 and we have the same concern. Fingers crossed.
  2. After after a Reflection TA last May, we spent two days in Dublin, then flew to Italy to visit friends near Asti. I felt fine when I arrived, but within a couple hours, I spiked a 103.8 fever and for the next 72 hours I was in the hands of the village doctor and parish priest with double pneumonia. A temperature check at the Dublin airport would have been useless because I did not have fever then.
  3. My wife and I live in Olympia, WA, two counties removed from the Seattle/Kirkland area, the original U.S. epicenter for the coronavirus. Everything except for grocery stores is in lockdown. Bars and bistros are shuttered, events canceled, parks closed, and the fishing season shut down. We order groceries and medicines online. We are frequent Celebrity cruisers and truly love the line, but we are in our 80s and had to cancel a June Adriatic cruise because of too many uncertainties. We hope to return with a spring transatlantic to visit several Italian friends who have been severely impacted by the virus.
  4. I read that ALL 20 regions would be affected, so that would include Sicily and Sardinia.
  5. We are booked on the Infinity for an Adriatic cruise in June, but likely will cancel and do a two-week West Coast road trip. We are not planning to cancel a September Alaska cruise on the Solstice.
  6. Steve, Our predicament is similar. We are booked on the June 28 Infinity sailing from Venice with hopes of visiting Italian friends in Rome and Padova. To complicate matters more, we also are expected to attend our granddaughter's wedding in Portugal a few days before the cruise. If we cancel before March 30, we will have no hope for a refund on air fare.
  7. We probably will cancel a June 28 sailing from Venice and not attend our granddaughter's wedding in Portugal. I was hit with a severe case of pneumonia in Italy last year and I have no desire to risk another pulmonary disease. We just hope Celebrity will move the final-payment date closer to sailing date.
  8. Wife and I will have to cancel an Adriatic cruise and a family wedding in Portugal. I've had two near-fatal bouts of pneumonia since 2017 and damned if I want to risk another pulmonary infection. We ;just hope the virus will fade away. Besides, I don't like Mexican beer.
  9. We have been Aqua for the past four cruises and have ordered from the MDR menu,
  10. My goodness, you're grumpy today.
  11. I switched from a heavy and bulky shaving kit to a couple of zip-lock bags several cruises ago.
  12. My experiences with the Ilounge have been a mixed bag. Most staff have been very helpful but we've also encountered some who acted harried and impatient.
  13. I would like to contact another member about a recent review of Rome. How do I do this?
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