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salty dingo

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    Charlotte, NC
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    cruises and cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Caribbean

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  1. Masks are not an issue. Here's why: You can't sip a drink wearing one They still let viruses through for you to catch ill, but they do contain your sneezes and coughs so you do not spread your disease to others Tan lines on your face In all seriousness, there is not enough room on a ship for people to have adequate social distance and the cruise lines to be profitable offering affordable cruises. Until there is a vaccine I would not consider a cruise. No cruise, no mask, no problem.
  2. Every single day I am spammed with an "offer"... it got way past ridiculous. Today I have had enough and unsubscribed. Anyone else having this issue? Carnival is not alone here... NCL is spamming me too. They are next.
  3. That is a good way to look at it. There was a thread a while back and the stock had dropped into the mid 30s. People were debating if the OBC was worth the risk of owning the stock at that price (which was low at that time.) I concluded the risk was just too great to tie up $3,500 in CCL stock. Now, you may only be tying up $815 or so.... maybe that changes the calculus... but you can also look at it like this: You are risking over $800 for a $100 credit you cannot even use right now and there is no guarantee you can ever use the OBC or get you $800 back. I would not touch this with a 10 foot pole.
  4. You guys do realize that the price can drop to zero and never recover, right?
  5. Take a deep breath of the bleach scented air.
  6. They already did. That was the reason the entire stock market soared. Corp leaders are compensated for higher stock price, buybacks raise the price at the cost of debt. Party is over, no more easy money. Time to pay the piper.
  7. Dollar value of FCC will never change. What could happen is cruise fare inflation. For example, in order to get nervous cruisers back, the line offers more inclusive fares... All restaurants included, alcohol included, excursions included. That would push fares way up.
  8. I think PR medical infrastructure simply is too small to handle possible seriously ill people off the ships. Much better for pax if Florida takes that responsibility.
  9. Well just book one of the low deposit deals and do not lend the cruise line your money.
  10. That shareholder credit is pretty expensive, huh? It's probably a month or two before this bottoms, and is a buying opportunity. The costs to the company of idling the fleet are massive, could even wipe out shareholders if this virus lasts longer. Hopefully people wanting shareholder credit only owned 100 shares so won't be impacted much.
  11. It is about time to cancel all cruises. Too difficult to determine who can or cannot board, better that nobody does. No better place for virus infection than a cruise ship.
  12. I'm thinking it is a short matter of time before Carnival cancels all upcoming cruises. Too much liability given state dept warning.
  13. I've read nothing that suggests going on a Caribbean cruise right now is any more dangerous than hopping on plane or going pretty much anywhere out in public. That could change but until it does, no point in cancelling.
  14. Let me get this straight... they are going to refuse boarding due to THEIR policy, and not give a refund? That would be beyond stupid of them, because as others have said, it's the honor system versus losing thousands of $$.
  15. I recall a man estimated 60 years old exiting Spice H2O on Escape recently, around 11 am. He was in the hallway obviously confused and looking for a bathroom, apparently drunk. He wore swim shorts and feces were all over the back of his legs. I have no clue how soneone can lose control like that, and I wondered where he had smeared his excrement already... for sure I understand how norovirus spreads.
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