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About kearney

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    Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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    Royal Caribbean, Celebrity

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  1. Well if we will need to wear masks whenever in public, keep social distancing...thus limiting number of people at bars or dinner or shows..perhaps sex toys would not be a bad idea for those passengers stuck in their cabins 🙂
  2. While I am not pleased with the changes... I am not even sure cruising will be fun anymore. If the cruise lines will need to continue with social distancing and mask wearing etc.... How could you have the nightly cocktail party? Frankly not sure how you will be able to maintain 6 ft at any of the bars etc. I suspect the new perks are done with continued CDC control over cruising and are not intended to encourage loyalty. I just hope that vaccines will allow us to return to normal cruising sometime next year... perhaps sometime in the second half of the year. I hope to learn if cruising is till
  3. I don't think they will be allowing private excursions until covid is behind us... Celebrity sent out an email with a link to the new protocols New procedures that the health panel has provided the CDC...
  4. If you are big balcony people.... I suggest the sunset veranda... I hate to say it...but you won't like the IV... far too small to truly enjoy... you could look into the 1A but the views suck in those... the round structure blocks the view and many have the window washing equipment nearby. We did enjoy the ship.. as I posted earlier.. I like the IV..but I am not a veranda person... I liked being able to sit out of the sun.. DH hated that..
  5. There is a setting on the control panel that allows you to keep the AC on while the door is open. I liked the IV room... my husband did not. But we are different when it comes to verandas in general. I burn easily and so even with sun screen I have come to dislike sitting in the sun...so as a result I seldom sit out on the veranda and when I do.. I only do so for a short time... because even in the shade the reflected sun can get you. DH on the other hand can sit out for hours. So with that in mind... I loved the IV because I could walk up to the edge and enjoy being closer to the
  6. I don't think they planned this.... I suspect the fact that that Norwegian cruise line (not NCL) had over 30 cases of Covid19 on one of their initial restart cruises, probably played a role in their decision. You can imagine what the CDC thought when they read about that cruise ship... They don't want to have egg on their face... so they are probably toughening their position and will make it that much tougher to get restarted. They are going to want to take a look at what happened there and make sure they have plans in place. Also public health officials are seeking 100% safety... they have
  7. I had to laugh at this. Back in the olden days (mid 70s)... we shared a secretary among 3-4 people. you would hand write your memo.. and in a day or two you would get it back and then modify... the secretary would literally take an exacto knife and cut out the offending or incorrect lines. By the time your memo was done.. it was weeks later, with a lot of taped sections... you ran a copy ... signed and then forwarded. .... fast forward to the mid 80s. I worked for MCI. This was the first time I experienced email being used in a business and suddenly.. there were really offensive communications
  8. The way things are going... you may want to repost once cruising starts again. Things are going to change and we don't really know how. For example if they end up cutting back attendance at shows... if there are shows, they may have to require reservations in order to allow social distancing... Up until now there was no need to do that on Celebrity ships. Same for dinner.. they may have to have multiple seatings and compel reservations slots that minimize people showing up at the same time.. not sure. Once things start back up... they will not be the same and we have no idea when or if they wi
  9. It is taking weeks to get test results back for the same reason it is taking months to get back refunds back from Celebrity. Demand outstripping capacity to respond. I know that there is a rapid test either just starting up or under development...but it takes time to produce...especially if components need to be produced as well. I don’t think we will be going anywhere until such a rapid test is readily available and is as simple as a pregnancy test to administer...and it has to be accurate...not just close. So between a truly rapid test and a vaccine and a therapy that is effective and easy f
  10. But if covid vaccination is as effective or ineffective as flu vaccination... it might not offer the level of protection you anticipate... and it could be quite a while before we know just how effective a vaccine ends up being... especially if, as Bill Gates expects, you will need multiple doses. At what frequency?
  11. I have wondered if some of the treatment rooms in the spa could be converted into isolation rooms... for someone who is ill. As I recall the CDC orders.. they wanted 'hospital level care'... one of their goals is to avoid over taxing local communities with a sudden influx of sick cruise ship passengers. So they wanted ships to have ventilators.. I am not a medical professional, but that would strike me as requiring 24 hour supervised care of some sort... not sure current medical staffs have sufficient people or training to provide that level of care for multiple patients. Since I doubt there w
  12. I received this email this morning. I know that some on CC are not on the various mailing lists. I assume Celebrity will benefit as well. Royal has put together a health panel for dealing with Covid-19. I sure hope this team has been operating for a while and Royal is just telling us now... Because it is a little late to be putting a plan together... Anyway I think it is a good idea... I just hope the team is effective and more than a PR move... and a political move... Although heaven knows the cruise industry needs some political assistance... given their foreign flag status.... A Plan Backe
  13. you might check out this link... it is actually for cabin11160... which is just down the hall... similar cabin on the corner ..with side window... Cabin info 11160 they have included photos...which should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect... along with a review of the cabin
  14. Candidly... I would not count on sailing this year... things are still in flux. We went ahead and did a lift and shift on our Dec cruise. I want to find out from other cruisers... if cruising is still fun... before make final payment. the fact that people are getting their money back in stages... tells me all I need to know about their cash flow situation. The longer this thing goes on...the more it becomes like musical chairs... there could come a time when you can't get your money back. If I were the OP... I would lift and shift that cruise to 2021... and avoid making final payment on a cru
  15. Enjoyed your review... we were on the same cruise... Family thought we should cancel... but I thought we would thread the needle so to speak... we did cut it very close. While onboard I read online that there were 3 workers at port Everglades who came down with the virus... so we planned on self quarantining anyway.... we heard about the cancelation of cruises beginning March 15th on our drive home and then a few days later we were reading about Reflection turning around and coming home. So we really did cut things close. Before we left I actually stocked my pantry.... TP, canned meats, beans,
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