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Old 04-30-2021, 08:11 AM   #841
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Somehow I expect there will be incentives, including having a job.

Bonus money would be nice too....it seems odd that they zeroed in on requiring cruise ship employees but not airline employees...
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Cruise ship were floating prisons for days with massive spread.

Air travel showed no such characteristics and related spread was well under what might have been expected.

Cruise travel was purely recreational, air travel not so much depending of course on the passenger.

Thus different rules.....
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We have about $10K in cruise credits that expire next March. I would love to use them to do a California Coastal cruise in a large suite.
I have a BIG problem, DW at this point refuses to go on another cruise or "floating Petri Dish", as she calls them.
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I just checked our Princess FCC to see when they expire. To my Happy surprise Princess extended the expiry date out to the end of 2022
This makes them more likely to be used, as my DW is reluctant to cruise until 2022.
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Cruise ship were floating prisons for days with massive spread.

Air travel showed no such characteristics and related spread was well under what might have been expected.

Cruise travel was purely recreational, air travel not so much depending of course on the passenger.

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I don't disagree but you could also say that airplanes disburse people to many different places..


I get the feeling that rules will be adapted and changed as we go along.


For those of you that love cruising at least they are being proactive in trying to restart things.



Now the question is will they get fully staffed and will they fill the ships.
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I don't disagree but you could also say that airplanes disburse people to many different places..

I get the feeling that rules will be adapted and changed as we go along.

For those of you that love cruising at least they are being proactive in trying to restart things.

Now the question is will they get fully staffed and will they fill the ships.
Government had lots of options to restrict travel including shutting down domestic flights, but they chose not to do so. Some states did shut down flights arriving from other states with large outbreaks and require arriving folks to quarantine during parts of the pandemic.
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A lot of cruise ship staff are from developing countries and in greater need if the m9ney.

If the way to get cruises going, and thus for them to get incomes again, is for staff to be vaccinated, would they still refuse?
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A lot of cruise ship staff are from developing countries and in greater need if the m9ney.

If the way to get cruises going, and thus for them to get incomes again, is for staff to be vaccinated, would they still refuse?
It appears to me that most people throughout the world would be grateful for a vaccination. I'll leave it at that.
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We decided to blow that dough big time and booked a trip to Australia and New Zealand for October 2022. Something that has always been on our bucket list, but the distance and cost had a daunting effect.

Since our travel spending shrank so much during 20 and 21, we felt it was time to let loose and finally go for it. Getting excited already!
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^ An excellent blowing of dough!
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We decided to blow that dough big time and booked a trip to Australia and New Zealand for October 2022. Something that has always been on our bucket list, but the distance and cost had a daunting effect.

Since our travel spending shrank so much during 20 and 21, we felt it was time to let loose and finally go for it. Getting excited already!
Wow! The usual touring company?
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No, I've looked at all of them and decided that Tauck had the best one.
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No, I've looked at all of them and decided that Tauck had the best one.
OK, thanks!

Is it mostly land-based?
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OK, thanks!

Is it mostly land-based?
Yes. No cruising, just some charter flights.
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I just checked our Princess FCC to see when they expire. To my Happy surprise Princess extended the expiry date out to the end of 2022
This makes them more likely to be used, as my DW is reluctant to cruise until 2022.
Our Royal Caribbean credits were extended to Apr 2022 to sail by Sept 2022.
We will probably use it.
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We decided to blow that dough big time and booked a trip to Australia and New Zealand for October 2022. Something that has always been on our bucket list, but the distance and cost had a daunting effect.

Since our travel spending shrank so much during 20 and 21, we felt it was time to let loose and finally go for it. Getting excited already!
Business or first class?

It's a long flight!
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Business or first class?

It's a long flight!
Haven't begun to think about the travel to get there yet.
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Yeah you can't book yet, at most 330 days out.

It's one of the most elusive award ticket there is, US to Oceania.

Rarely discounted in premium cabin.
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Wow, I ordered another pair of Swarovski bins! DH had ordered this slightly more compact and lighter version around two years ago. And they are really nice! Fit so nice in the hand. These will be better for travel.
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Wow, I ordered another pair of Swarovski bins! DH had ordered this slightly more compact and lighter version around two years ago. And they are really nice! Fit so nice in the hand. These will be better for travel.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ular_with.html
Gotta love 'em!

Bought the EL 10x42s four years ago and they're honestly one of my favorite possessions. Just incredible optics.
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I have the EL 8.5 by 42 that are truly a fantastic birding binocular. Have had them for almost 20 years, taken them on many trips, even traded them in about 6 years ago for a much improved later version. Close focus (butterflies) and great for low light birding.

But they are 9 ounces heavier and bulkier than these new ones I just ordered. It really makes a difference. Which is why the new ones are for travel or hanging around my neck when on the bicycle.

So DH and I will now have two pairs of Swarovski bins each!
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