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Dedicated June 2021

Someone Tell Me I'm Over-thinking

Chelsea, on July 10, 2020 at 8:13 PM Posted in Honeymoon 0 20
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We're getting married next June! When COVID first started crushing the cruise industry, they had a great early booking special. I went ahead and booked a cruise to the Bahamas for our Honeymoon for the week after Father's Day. I have until April to decide whether we want to keep that booking or not.

However, I'm starting to get cold feet due to COVID. With the way things are going, I'm unsure if it'll even be safe then. I'm not sure if I'd rather just invest in a trip to Key West or something. I'm also a teacher, so realistically, I'll be exposing myself to COVID everyday this fall. I think I'm just over-thinking and being crazy.


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    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I’d cancel.
    And not just because of Covid. I was reading some of the changes the cruise industry people recommend and they don’t sound super fun. Cruising won’t be the same for a while. If you’re ok with the modifications keep the reservation and enjoy time with your hubby!
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  • Chelsea
    Dedicated June 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    Good point. I had a friend who got married last month — they also had booked a cruise. The cruise company gave her the option to book another date anytime until June of next year. I can only imagine how crowded it'll be if that's the case, with several couples booking next year.

    I think we were just really looking forward to going somewhere we've both never been before at a good price-point. Smiley sad

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  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
    Mindy ·
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    As a fellow teacher, I totally understand your fears and concerns for the fall. My district hasn’t even released an outline of a plan for the fall.


    Our honeymoon cruise is still active for November 22-29 this year. Carnival hasn’t canceled it and they’ve been really good about keeping people informed. I’d say wait it out and see what things look like closer to when you are supposed to sail. This entire situation is constantly in flux so no one knows what’s going to happen tomorrow let alone in 4 months or a year. ❤️
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I’d give it some time before you really make a choice about cancelling
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  • Chelsea
    Dedicated June 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    We just had our meeting yesterday with the return to school plan — and our school year starts in exactly one month!

    We're doing the staggered schedule. 50% come Monday/Tuesday, 50% come Wednesday/Thursday, and everyone is virtual on Friday. They do, however, have the choice to go 100% virtual. I teach high school, so I'm hoping the majority of mine will take that route. Our county's case numbers spiked in June, so we are not looking good. At this point, I'm just hoping for the best.

    I hope your wedding and school year go well! We are certainly living in some wild times.

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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    Since you have until April, I don't see the harm in holding out a bit more. However, I don't know if I would feel comfortable with a cruise for awhile. Even pre-COVID, I feel like people get sick with other viruses constantly on them. They just have SO many people on those ships, even more than most all-inclusive resorts, and those allow for better social distancing. That may be another option to look into if you feel ok with flying--a resort at 1 of the destinations you were intending to go to.
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  • Chelsea
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    Chelsea ·
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    I love flying, but FH is severely claustrophobic. Not sure how that's a thing since he's 6'4" haha.

    We live on the east coast, so if we can't cruise, we have plenty of beach options. We just thought it'd be the best way to go somewhere different.

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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    If he's claustrophobic on a plane, I don't know how comfortable he'd be in a cruise cabin. Unless you swung for an upgrade, those things are....not large.
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  • Chelsea
    Dedicated June 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    Yes, we opted for the larger room!

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  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    This is somewhat unconventional, but you could always take a road trip if flying isn’t an option. My FH hates flying, but I already told him he’s going to have to deal and take me to Paris someday. Would an overnight flight (depending on distance) and/or an upgrade to 1st class help? I know part of my FH’s issue is that he’s so tall he feels squished.
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  • Aurora
    Dedicated July 2020
    Aurora ·
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    My parents gave us a honeymoon gift and paid the deposit for our cruise. They got nervous and asked us to cancel. I paid for the excursions and slacked on cancelling. Because I waited for Royal Caribbean to cancel I got fully refunded for the excursions but because the cruise was cancelled by us we have to use it as credit till next winter and will not get the money back.


    I am also a teacher too! And in my county, unless you have an ADA accommodation and doctors approval for high risk health issues you’re principal can make you in person. I’m going in, I have autoimmune but It’s not enough to qualify for an accommodation. We and the students’ parents had to fill out a survey on our requests for in person or virtual and then the principal places you where the need is. It will probably be majority in person.
    Best of luck to all the teachers out there! My wedding is in a week! And I go back to school in a month!
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  • Aurora
    Dedicated July 2020
    Aurora ·
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    I forgot to mention, Florida is our honeymoon replacement. Yes things are sticky there right now but a lot of the cases are in the cities like Miami. We are going to the Florida panhandle and we don’t care if bars are closed because we aren’t planning on going there anyways due to that being a high risk thing.


    But a lot of states now want to to either quarantine for 2 weeks or have a negative COVID test if flying. This will definitely impact wedding where people travel or also honeymoons.


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  • Octavia
    Dedicated June 2021
    Octavia ·
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    You are absolutely not overthinking! I too am nervous about certain options as I have pushed my wedding back to next June due to COVID. I’m not sure what to expect with how things are going to go especially with mentions of a second wave for the winter. It has caused me to change quiet a few of my options for my wedding thus far. Do rush your decision, I’d wait it out to right before the deadline. Good luck!
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  • Marcia
    Devoted March 2021
    Marcia ·
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    I think I may be okay with a cruise actually, depending on what steps they will be taking to reduce risk. If you're high risk, absolutely not. But I think the risk of being indefinitely trapped on the cruise is probably gone now that we are out of containment.
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  • Camisha
    Savvy June 2021
    Camisha ·
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    I too planned on booking a cruise for our honeymoon after our June 2021 wedding so I appreciate your post. We are also looking at opting for a suite with a balcony to ensure we have somewhere to hang out that doesn’t feel so “confined”. We chose to cruise because we were really looking for an option that allows us to visit multiple islands but where we can have lots of alone time, as well. Fingers crossed that our alone time doesn’t turn into confinement... lol... ok sick joke, maybe too early, but I just pray we are out of all of this by then for the sake of the wedding and honeymoon. Btw, I think you should give it some more time before cancelling... Good luck and congratulations! 🍾
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  • Caitlin
    Devoted August 2020
    Caitlin ·
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    I would not cancel. I mean, you have until April to decide! Many people still have cruises booked for 2020, so I wouldn’t change your plans just yet.
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    Dedicated August 2020
    Shveta ·
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    The last place I'd want to be is on a crowded ship in the ocean not allowed to dock on land anywhere. This is seriously not a good idea. There are still people stuck in various countries who aren't citizens of those countries because the pandemic is still going on. It's just not worth the risk honestly. You can always go another time in your life. Be safe!

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  • Chelsea
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    Chelsea ·
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    I guess I'm still holding on since it'd be the last week of June in 2021. With almost a year out, I'm hoping it'll be safe. Plus, I have until April to cancel.

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  • Chelsea
    Dedicated June 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    Congratulations to you too!

    That's my hope — with almost a year, there's bound to be advances.

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  • Laquita
    Devoted July 2021
    Laquita ·
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    I wouldn't cancel just yet, since you have until April to decide just wait & see what happens. We booked a cruise for July 2021 and we're not worried at all (actually I have a cruise for December that I'm more worried about lol). Even with potential changes, some have been a long time coming, I don't see a reason to panic just yet. April is still months away, who knows what things will look like by then? The CDC is already asking cruisers what changes they want to see so I feel like things should be fine by the end of the year.

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