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Everything posted by GarlicBread

  1. For the majority of ships, actually yes you can guarentee it. As I said, many have been in isolation since March, have temperature checks twice a day and no cases onboard! Unless the virus apparates onto the ship... I would understand the CDC a little bit more if the US had been successful like Aus or NZ, but clearly they're not and a lot of Americans dont care either... Keep reading the Miami Herald and Jim Walker 😂
  2. Yeah they were. These crew have been in isolation for weeks. No one on, no one off, (and the majority of ships) no cases on board. They have not set foot on land since March! For ships that have had cases onboard they could enforce things. But for the most, the CDC were just being ridiculous. If anything, the crew are way more at risk setting foot in the US, than the US is from these crew members. It's not like the US has zero spread of the virus is it... But you keep believing whatever makes you happy...
  3. But they havent signed them for the majority of crew. That's why they're sailing out of US waters and shipping/flying crew home from elsewhere.
  4. I blame the CDC just as much, if not more, for this whole mess. Neither side is innocent in all this.
  5. This article is 3 days old and pre-repatriation announcement. Tbh, in my opinion, the CDC requirements are/were making it too difficult (without even bringing cost and money into it) for cruise lines to debark their crew.
  6. Those crew are going home. At least Mariner, so I assume symphony too. While it probably is an indicator that they wont be cruising any time soon, there will also be crew that need to go home: if they were half way through a contract when this started, then months onbaord in quarantine, the actually wouldn't have long (even if cruises started back tomorrow) until they would have to go home. Its better to send as many home as possible and then have a bigger number of 'fresh' crew for when it all starts again, rather than have the craziness of starting cruises and then signing off a fleet load of crew in the first few weeks. As former crew, I also dont think I'd adjust well and give the best service cruisers want/expect after months in isolation and then being thrown right back into work with no break and escape in between.
  7. You shouldn't believe everything Jim Walker posts about 😂 They have been in isolation for weeks. There are no cases onbaord. They're way less likely to have the virus than 99% of people on land...
  8. You conveniently cut off the bottom bit of that page... Only the ships with an asterisk next to it are ships that actively had cases onboard. The other ships on the list who had people on them who reported symptoms within 14 days of returing from them, so nobody can say for sure if they are/were "infected ships" or not...
  9. It's not just tourists. They wont let their own Australian crew get off the ships, crew that had just been giving Australian's free cruises...
  10. This. They have one crew to a guest cabin and they're eating in the windjammer (when not in isolation) And I know for a fact that royal have sent home a lot of their crew over there!
  11. Some facts about the HAL ship: 311 US citizens onboard 52 Florida residents 4 under the age of 12 45 will remain onboard in isolation. Less than 10 will need immediate medical attention, which has been arranged for them. The rest who are fit to travel will be transported by coach, meeting requirements above what the CDC asks for, to (mostly charter) flights home.
  12. They're damned if they do, damned if they don't. No one knows how long this virus is going to be around for. If they cancel all cruises till the end of the year, people will complain. If they hold off and evaluate month by month, people will complain.
  13. 51 cases now reported on oasis according to the crew center...
  14. Crew weren't allowed off that day. The only ones that got off were the ones that were off to the airport to go home.
  15. This. I've mentioned this in a few threads that it's not just crew at the end of their contracts! I personally know 2 crew on 2 different ships who do 2 different jobs who have gone home within 3 weeks of their contracts starting....
  16. And Spectrum, and Ovation and Jewel and Grandeur and probably others. And not necessarily if they are within 30 days of finishing their contract!
  17. When all the Jewel crew went home, Italians were allowed to stay onboard. But the virus is everywhere so any crew member could go home and bring it back to the ship...
  18. The cast that just embarked on harmony about a month ago are going home... So it doesnt look like it matters when your contract is up...
  19. Jewel already sent home the majority of the crew earlier this week. Mainly management and Italians remain.
  20. Spectrum have started disembarking . They have been told they are going home. But it could take days/weeks for them to get their flights. Until then, they're enjoying the guest life.
  21. $16 an hour! On board! 😂😂😂😂 I've been underpaid the last 5 years then! If she worked out how much she got paid, and how many hours she actually worked, then yes, it can be as low as $3-$4 an hour No company pays that much for youth staff!
  22. Wow, your college educated childcare professionals and teachers earn between $3-$4 an hour, my bad, America really is great 😂😂
  23. She's youth staff. And while they are paid better than other positions it is still far from 'paid very well'...
  24. Not on all ships. I have friends onboard too. And some of them already have their flight schedules homes and some on other ships have been extended to stay.
  25. A lot are going home, some already have their flight schedules.
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