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  1. I don't "use it." I just cut and paste from the article and this is what comes up. There may be a way of changing it; but I'm not aware of it.
  2. CDC unveils new grading system for cruise ships. It could help crew get home https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article243180861.html
  3. If multiple agents are telling customers that NCL will be releasing info on June 1st it is likely that the low wage agents that you denigrate have been told by management to give that info to customers.
  4. On May 14th I posted the following here on Cruise Critic after having a conversation with an NCL agent about which cruises were likely to happen and which weren't. I was a little skeptical about it so it is good to hear another agent confirming their plans to finally offer some information. I hope the agent I spoke to was right about "their starting schedule." Fingers crossed...:-) "A NCL agent told me the other day that the company was going to put out their starting schedule "in June" "in two weeks." That may be true; but personally I don't give it any credibility. I'll be surprised if his information was accurate."
  5. I never gamble on ships so can't help you there. But, it is a special cruise because it has an unusual itinerary..... overnights in Rio De Janerio and NCL normally doesn't go to Rio.
  6. Yes, I am hoping to stay on for the round the horn trip. But, being a gambler on cruises I will do what I always do.....wait and book on board once the cancellations start right before sail date. Good thing about this one is that since it is costly and difficult for Americans to book at the end we on boarders have the advantage...:-) See you on board!
  7. November 29th is not "right now." Scroll down to new daily deaths in this U.S. chart. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ Amazing how quickly we went from almost no deaths two months ago to lots of deaths one month ago and now headed back down dramatically. Brazil's covid outbreak began one month after ours. And their chart looks just like ours did one month ago.
  8. Karen, did you notice the substantial reduction (75%) of the solo supplement on the 20 day TA Lisbon to South America cruise (Nov. 29) on the Star a week ago? I am still trying to figure that one out. With the 20% discount it is $699 sail away....almost the same price as dual occupancy and the cruise is 6 months away. Not like NCL....:-) Wonder what prompted that. Not to "look a gift horse in the mouth" I booked it. I had wanted to book that cruise for months because it eliminates the massive South America air fare at least one way...:-)
  9. Actually what the cruise lines are working on is a plan to deal with a case of covid without quarantining the ship. "Fain said Royal Caribbean continues to work with authorities and health officials to detail a crisis playbook to minimize the risk of another cruise ship getting stranded once sailing resumes." "Fain said that’s one of the essential questions his team is trying to answer. “How do we make sure that we have an established protocol made in conjunction with the ports so that we’re all set and when and if such a thing [infected passenger] happens, we are ready to go? That’s a big focus of the work that we have been doing and we will be doing. We have to have an established process in place.”
  10. New article about Royal Caribbean's current plans. Very interesting overview of what the cruise lines are working on. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/22/royal-caribbean-hopes-to-resume-cruises-as-soon-as-august.html
  11. See How All 50 States Are Reopening Colorado - April 26 - Stay at Home Order Expired Georgia - April 30 - Shelter in Place Order Expired Alabama - April 30 - Stay at Home Order Expired https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/states-reopen-map-coronavirus.html
  12. J P Morgan study Report says infection rates have been falling seen since lockdown measures were lifted in parts of the country Alabama, Wisconsin and Colorado are among those that saw lower infection rates (R rates) after lockdown measures were lifted, according to the report The R rate is the average number of people who will become infected by one person with the virus. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8347901/US-states-LOWER-infection-rates-lockdowns-end-study-claims.html
  13. Case and death stats are preliminary and will eventually be "finalized." When such a large percentage of the deaths have occurred in nursing homes among very old people with multiple comorbidities and since the CDC has instructed medical personnel to code all deaths in people who have tested positive as covid deaths the numbers are fluid. Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus task force response coordinator, blasted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during a discussion on COVID-19 data in a recent meeting, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. "There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust," she told CDC Director Robert Redfield, two people familiar with the meeting told the newspaper. The Post reported that Birx and others feared that the CDC's data-tracking system was inflating coronavirus statistics like mortality rates and case numbers by up to 25%. Here is the CDC explanation for large revisions in reported flu death. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2017-2018.htm Can you explain why the estimates on this page are different from previously published and reported estimates for 2017-2018? (For example, total flu-related deaths during 2017-2018 was previously estimated to be 79,000, but the current estimate is 61,000)? The estimates on this page have been updated from an earlier report published in December 2018 based on more recently available information. There is a trade-off between timeliness and accuracy of the burden estimates. To provide timely burden estimates to the public, clinicians, and public health decision-makers, we use preliminary data that may lead to over- or under-estimates of the true burden. However, each season’s estimates will be finalized when data on testing practices and deaths for that season are available.
  14. I'm actually expecting less illness on a cruise ship in the future than there has been in the past. Like Del Rio says, one of the safest places to be because it is a controlled environment. They will screen passengers carefully (they already began that in February) both for physical condition and passport indication of recent presence in countries on a banned list. Passengers "with a cold" who in the past have brazenly boarded their booked cruise in order not to lose money and then spread it far and wide will know both that they won't be allowed to board and in addition will likely be constrained by their fear that their symptoms may indicate the dreaded covid. This virus has heightened personal hygiene awareness throughout the population which should also lessen the spread of viruses and bacteria. Food service will be much more sanitary with forced hand cleaning and no self service allowed. And sanitation by the crew will be endless. All in all less exposure to colds, influenza, norovirus and covid than you are likely to experience interacting with the public at home. Now, if only they could achieve those kinds of safe guards for air travel.
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