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  1. I hope you get to sail and if you decide to spend some time in Baltimore that everything will be reopened by then. But even with COVID, we were able to see a good bit. A very interesting area and great for walking around. There were scooters to rent too, which will get you around faster but I am not coordinated enough for that. 😄
  2. I wish we would have had time to take the water taxi. They have cut the number of routes down because of the virus but there was one running. We just didn't get a chance to fit it in. It would have been nice to see the area from the water.
  3. I agree with all the comments. I liked the new format better than I thought I would, but it was strange not having a live audience and I really missed the band. Hopefully Tyra will grow on me. She was a bit stiff but maybe just nervous and I give her credit for keeping the pace moving. I didn't like either of her outfits. The red dress was way over the top and the pink and red pantsuit clashed. Too much hair and necklace. I liked the color and sparkle of Carrie Ann's dress but didn't think the top fit her very well. My favorite outfit was Jenna's 40s-inspired dress. So class and pretty. I think she and Nev will do well.
  4. We cruised out of Baltimore last year but didn't spend any time there pre- or post-cruise. Now I wish we had! Last weekend we were there again briefly for a wedding and walked around the Inner Harbor. What a neat area, a great place for walking. If we cruise out of Baltimore again, we will definitely plan at least one extra day to explore. Besides the Inner Harbor, it would be nice to see Fells Point, Little Italy, and Fort McHenry. I hope it's OK to post a link to my review of the Inner Harbor. http://susancrow.blogspot.com/2020/09/baltimores-inner-harbor.html
  5. I found this: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/culture/story/dancing-stars-2020-meet-season-29-celebrity-cast-72732093 As usual, I only know 5 or 6 of the stars. 😄 All the judges will be back.
  6. I read somewhere that both Erin and Tom are gone. 😢 And now I'm hearing that Carole Baskin from Big Cat Rescue will be one of the stars. Big Cat Rescue is a great organization so I really hope this will bring her some good publicity after the Tiger King fiasco. But I'm afraid she's not going to last very long. I haven't heard who any of the other stars will be.
  7. Here is my latest "trip report". It's a short read and I hope you enjoy the cruise references. http://susancrow.blogspot.com/2020/05/our-vacation-at-casita-del-crow.html May we all be cruising again soon!
  8. Here's a link for anyone missing their favorite Bahamian cocktails: http://susancrow.blogspot.com/2020/04/how-to-make-bahamian-sky-juice.html I hope we'll be able to get back soon and have one at the Fish Fry!
  9. I get that. It is disappointing when you've looked forward to something a long time and spent a lot of money and it doesn't come out the way you expected. I think we are more critical too when we take other people with us because then we feel responsible for their enjoyment. It doesn't sound like you've spent much time in the Caribbean. My experience is that you have to get away from the port areas to really experience the countries. I know that's harder to do when you end up in an unscheduled port or if you're with people who have mobility issues. I'm sure your parents were just happy to have the time with you.
  10. Cruising isn't for everyone and a lot of people don't realize that when you cruise, the ports aren't guaranteed. Things can happen like bad weather or an engine problem that slows the ship down. In your case, you had the bad luck to cruise when the coronavirus started taking off outside of China so Jamaica refused your ship. Personally, my husband and I prefer land vacations over cruises. Fewer people, more space to spread out. But there are many aspects to cruising that we do enjoy. Maybe you'll give cruising another chance or maybe you won't. If you do, I hope you have a better experience next time! And as someone else mentioned, you might want to try a shorter cruise. 🙂 Edit: Just wanted to add that your cruise does sound disappointing but not a disaster. I'd save disaster for the poor people on the Princess ship who are now facing a quarantine or worse, are seriously ill.
  11. I'm surprised South Korea hasn't been added to the list. They have as many cases as Italy and Iran. Maybe because they seem to be containing it better?
  12. This just a guess - most of the crew aren't US citizens and the US doesn't want to cover the cost of their treatment and quarantine or have them count towards the "numbers". If they are onboard, Princess is still responsible for them? And how would all those people get back to their home countries?
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