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About Host CJSKIDS

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    Naples, FL
  • Interests
    Travel, cruising, cooking & cocktails
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Caribbean

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  1. I knew I could find one pair of my husband’s shorts with a tag still on! 😂 Have no idea what cabin we were in.
  2. I can’t thank you enough for the kind words! It really made my day. It’s not always nice things thrown our way so this was an extremely nice to read. Enjoy your weekend. I’ll make sure you send a message internally so all the hosts can see it.
  3. It's done all the time and is very easy as people are going back and forth between Fort lauderdale and Miami all the time. It's extremely easy and runs anywhere from $35 to $40 depending on where you are staying.
  4. Virgin's plans for the hotel has also fallen through I'll have to go see if the branding is gone from the downtown terminal yet. Virgin was also building a hotel in Brickell which had been a huge thing. I was excited about the live music venue but alas, that's not happening.
  5. Yes, and I'm sure the new 8 PM curfew in South Beach is about to make things a lot worse for the hospitality industry here.
  6. Must be a glitch in whatever website you are looking at as it's one ship there always. This happened at Port Everglades recently involving Terminal 2 and Princess ships and isn't fixed until right beforehand and it was actually Port Everglade's own site that wasn't updated properly.
  7. One thing discussed in a webinar I watched yesterday for the cruise industry was each cabin having their own cleaning supplies. That would make sense so the cabin steward isn't using supplies from one cabin to the next. I will have to go back through my notes because they also discussed about how they used to clean when passengers were off the ship and out of the cabin.
  8. And that's why I've been spending so much time in Naples!! Luckily for you restaurant industry, they didn't do away with inside dining like they did here. Both yesterday and today there were protests by the restaurant industry. Today's was by the AA Arena.
  9. It’s been complicated here in Miami because the rules and guidelines have been so different depending on where you are located in the county. City of Miami has one set, Miami dade another, Miami Beach another etc. Various curfew times at different times. The city and beach had a curfew at different times when the county didn’t which is a mute point now since we have the same time across the board. Marinas were opened on the county but not the city. Our restaurants opened a bit more than a week after the county. Even the mask rules were different up until recently. I never know what the heck is going on when I cross into another area. 😂😂
  10. This area won’t look the same to many when cruises start back up. This was the nail in the coffin for many local restaurants and some are now closing for good. Many don’t have outside spaces. Perricones just finally opened in their new space after 1.4 years and are now closed again after only a couple of weeks. The new space has zero outdoor space. Mary Brickell village already has empty restaurant spaces and we will see more coming. Lawsuits have been filed to get rid of tenants at Bayside Market place for non payment of rent. Bubba Gump is one of them. There is a protest tomorrow by the AA arena in regards to the indoor Dining Closures since not all should be closed because some wouldn’t follow rules. I can say I saw the very big majority in the Brickell area totally adhering to the guidelines sets up but have seen many pictures of others not following it at all in other areas or Miami.
  11. glad to hear things are somewhat back to normal. We were starting to get back to somewhat normal here in the City of Miami with restaurants opening last Wednesday at 50% and our curfew was lifted. We also had major flooding here on Brickell that turned some areas into waterfront! Well..... that was until this weekend when all the protests and rioting started just down the street. We are back under curfew at 8 pm and hoping that tonight is quiet. It was extremely unsettling to have fires and whatnot going on within walking distance. I know many talk about Bayside when coming to Miami pre cruise. There was vandalism and looting done there Saturday. Thankfully last night was non violent here in Miami but not so much up in Fort Lauderdale. There was some damage done to storefronts along Las Olas. Some day life will fully return to normal and I just wait for that day.
  12. We have had a suite across from the lounge on the Regal and didn't find any additional noise. Actually no one was every in the lounge when we stepped in there so I guess there would be no way there could be additional noise!
  13. Yes they are. It will be another 12 days or more for them to reach Manila after that. it's been such a very long journey and hopefully our amazing crew members will be home at some point.
  14. The 10th street metro mover stop is within walking distance and yes, I would take it to Bayside Marketplace and I do all the time as I live here. When the metro mover is "moving" as it's supposed to, it's about a 15 minute ride Get off at the College Bayside stop.
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