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Cruise Deprivation and What to Do About It

Old Mar 21st, 2020, 06:23 PM
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Cruise Deprivation and What to Do About It

We’re all reduced to arm chair travelers these days.

I don’t know about you, but I took comfort from the Sky Princess blazing “We will be back” in lights across the ship.

But in the meanwhile, how can we satisfy our insatiable appetite for cruising?

Well, here are a few suggestions:

Book it. Not the trip, your photos. Do something awfully old-fashioned—create a photo album. Yeah, having them on your cell phone is great. But seeing them in print, laid out in a slick coffee table book is even better. It’s cheap to put together and it will keep your mind off the vacation you didn’t have.

Stack the deck. Put your favorite photos onto a deck of cards, a mouse pad or luggage tag. Do what you never had time for. We had Shutterstock make up luggage tags with our faces on them. It would be hard for someone to take the wrong suitcase now.

See a disaster. Watch “Titanic” or “Poseidon Adventure.” Not something you’d want to do while you’re cruising. But now, while we’re all in dry dock, why not? Heck, you might even check out the YouTube videos on the sinking of the Concordia.

Root for Royal. And Carnival. They’ve been heroes, letting us off the hook while facing large losses.

Plan your next one. You know there will be a next one. Maybe not tomorrow or the next day, but at some point, your ship will sail again. And you want to make sure you’re on it. - Musing About Cruising
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 01:19 PM
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No, not planning any cruises. It will be interesting to see how many cruise ship companies survive.
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Old Mar 24th, 2020, 08:46 AM
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We have three reservations in place for next year. One is in italy in Oct. Fingers, toes, and both legs crossed that the Oct will go. If necessary we can cancel all three at no cost to ourselves but would refer to go.
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Old Mar 24th, 2020, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by fmpden View Post
We have three reservations in place for next year. One is in italy in Oct. Fingers, toes, and both legs crossed that the Oct will go. If necessary we can cancel all three at no cost to ourselves but would refer to go.
Let's hope that everything looks better before then! I'm anxious to reschedule the one I lost this spring!
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Old Mar 25th, 2020, 04:21 AM
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Really hope this will settle down and we can go back to our normal lives. Whoever has booked for next year, chances are high there won't be any virus left...We hope our cruise in July will still happen.
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 07:13 PM
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Watching videos

I have been watching YouTube videos. I watched cruise videos and vacations to places I want to visit. The good thing is you can tell if it is something interesting in the first few minutes. There's hundreds you can watch. I have two trips planned this year and not sure if I am going. My family reunion is in Dallas mid June and Africa in August. I have insurance for the African trip, I'm not canceling yet, will definitely not go if the pandemic is not under control.


Originally Posted by rjgdjg View Post
We’re all reduced to arm chair travelers these days.

I don’t know about you, but I took comfort from the Sky Princess blazing “We will be back” in lights across the ship.

But in the meanwhile, how can we satisfy our insatiable appetite for cruising?

Well, here are a few suggestions:

Book it. Not the trip, your photos. Do something awfully old-fashioned—create a photo album. Yeah, having them on your cell phone is great. But seeing them in print, laid out in a slick coffee table book is even better. It’s cheap to put together and it will keep your mind off the vacation you didn’t have.

Stack the deck. Put your favorite photos onto a deck of cards, a mouse pad or luggage tag. Do what you never had time for. We had Shutterstock make up luggage tags with our faces on them. It would be hard for someone to take the wrong suitcase now.

See a disaster. Watch “Titanic” or “Poseidon Adventure.” Not something you’d want to do while you’re cruising. But now, while we’re all in dry dock, why not? Heck, you might even check out the YouTube videos on the sinking of the Concordia.

Root for Royal. And Carnival. They’ve been heroes, letting us off the hook while facing large losses.

Plan your next one. You know there will be a next one. Maybe not tomorrow or the next day, but at some point, your ship will sail again. And you want to make sure you’re on it. - Musing About Cruising
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