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  1. Maybe this https://www.rclinvestor.com/press-releases/release/?id=1462 MIAMI, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL) today announced that due to the spread and recent developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the company has increased its revolving credit capacity by $550 million bolstering the company's liquidity. The company is pursuing additional actions to improve its liquidity by reducing capital expenditures, operating expenses and taking other actions to improve liquidity by at least a further $1.7 billion in 2020. The company is also planning reductions to the 2021 capital expenditures and operating expenses. The company had previously communicated that its 2020 guidance did not include the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recent government actions and the heightened impact and uncertainty of changes in the magnitude, duration and geographic reach of COVID-19, the company is withdrawing its first quarter and full-year 2020 guidance. "These are extraordinary times and we are taking these steps to manage the company prudently and conservatively," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO. "I am proud of the work our teams are doing to address this unprecedented situation." (more on the link)
  2. Here's the captain of the Diamond Princess making the announcement of 66 new cases, he sounds beat.
  3. https://www.facebook.com/david.abel.75
  4. 1PM? Nope, especially if you run into any traffic issues getting there. Closest Theme Park to the port time/distance wise is Sea World, followed by Universal, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, then Animal Kingdom. But none of them would be worth it with those times.
  5. Peak travel seasons are expensive because everyone is off and the demand is there to drive prices up. Kids sale free is just part of that, just check a price in July against the week before thanksgiving week or the week after (Or early January) to then (or any other time kids are out of school). We're doing a bucket list 18 night Transpacific Cruise (Aus/NZ/Tahiti/Bora Bora/Hawaii) on Ovation in April with our 5 year old, we're taking out of her Pre-Kindergarten to do it, price for 3 before KSF was 7,175.03, after was $5,742.03 (For balcony semi obstructed on deck 7). That's what put it into our doable range (even with flights from Florida to Australia and return from Hawaii) so it does work. We'd probably do it up to 1/2nd grade for a 1 week. This effectively 3 week trip is probably not doable once in grade school,. though. We really taken advantage of it, she'll be hitting Emerald status (on her own) after this trip. It's important to know you only get the raw fare off though, not port fees, taxes, and other junk fees.
  6. It came very close, but didn't hit the Oasis. The Main Dining Room looks trashed on the Glory though.
  7. Just to follow up since I hadn't really seen anyone mention how it worked (at least for us on the Thanksgiving Allure cruise) We got the card via cruise planner on sale ($32 I believe). We did not find it in our cabin when we got in, so we didn't know what was up, so we went to cafe promenade to go see what they had drink wise before we hit up guest services, but we then realized they actually had our cards AT cafe promenade, and we gave them our name and they had a sheet that they crossed off and gave us the card right there. They did specifically mention one punch per "shot" then. You could use the card on Allure at the Cafe Promenade (best place to use it since they had the most available), Central Park Cafe, and the main dining room (and possibly specialty, but we didn't go in any on this trip). What was inconsistent was some staff wanted to scan your sea pass, and others did not (but they all punched or marked, the card).
  8. The Virginia Newlyweds that were on the tour survived, but were badly burned. See https://ktla.com/2019/12/09/family-desperate-to-find-newlywed-virginia-couple-who-were-severely-burned-by-new-zealand-volcano/
  9. Best article I could find on the volcano and Ovation. (From Australian ABC) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-09/new-zealand-volcano-erupts-on-white-island/11780540 and an account from on board: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-10/what-it-was-like-aboard-ovation-on-the-seas-after-volcano/11782188?pfmredir=sm
  10. Royal's crisis line has been opened and we'll be updating it with more info as it becomes available. For anyone trying to reach family or crew, they can call 888-829-4050 source:
  11. Here's a series of tweets from someone on the ovation that just got off the island 20 minutes before the eruption. There was another group on the island when it erupted, and they rescued a few it seems (if you look at all the tweets)
  12. The pride is now not expected back before 1pm tomorrow at the earliest. Currently they are just offshore of the North Carolina outer banks, around Hatteras/Rodanthe.
  13. Just a heads up, the Pride isn't making it back into Baltimore until at least tomorrow (It was scheduled to return this morning) due to the really bad nor'easter of the North Carolina coast. Last night was a really rough night reported from friends on there, and the winds are around 70mph right now (They are offshore from near Myrtle Beach, SC right now) They sent this message:
  14. This happened to us at Labadee on the Harmony once, but they even docked and then bolted after some of the dock lines snapped. It's a nor'easter setting up off South Carolina and bringing a bunch of storm surge flooding to the outer Banks. The only ship that seems to be blocked by it right now is the Carnival Pride trying to head back to Baltimore.
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