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  1. @thyme2go But see: https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-coronavirus-as-deadly-as-they-say-11585088464
  2. The sail in to Geiranger - July 2018 - aboard Koningsdam Incredible peace and beauty. We had perfect weather that trip.
  3. The English Breakfast....the bread pudding....the friendly crew....Tamarind.....Pinnacle Grill....the lovely ocean air....exciting ports and activities....trivia w/ martinis
  4. I should have just paid $100 for those drinks.
  5. I'm sure he'll drop everything and give your tweet the careful consideration it deserves... They are dealing with an industry-changing disaster. Give them room to work.
  6. What happens to the Round the World cruise? Nevermind I see it: Amsterdam: March 24 in Freemantle, Australia. This is a change from the scheduled disembarkation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 12.
  7. Not sure if this is what happened to you, but be careful when Googling tech support and customer support numbers. People with bad intentions have used SEO and other gamings of the system to make their (fake) phone numbers show up in the search results. So you might Google "Apple customer support phone number" or "Quickbooks support phone" and the search result comes back with a toll free number that looks legitimate, but it isn't. When you call, they steal your information or worse.
  8. Most of the cases we have here in Houston are from a Nile River cruise.
  9. In my opinion, one of the best "spice of life" things is how different we all are. I've met folks who are very risk averse and tend to opt for the safest course of action (folks of all ages, btw). Some might think they are paranoid, but they are just doing what is best for them. I've also met folks who are thrill seekers, risk takers, and perhaps might be viewed as reckless. Some might think they are foolish, but they are just doing what is best for them. I think we can all agree that wherever you fall on that spectrum is ok so long as you are not endangering or harassing others. Take Fauci's guidance however you want to. For some it will mean no cruises until this blows over. For others it will mean nothing. At some point an external force might make the decision for you (i.e., cancelled cruises or forced quarantine), but I hope that doesn't happen. I get the sense that we are emerging from a period of uncertainty now and that there might be a turn here in the near future. I surely hope so. These companies and their employees don't deserve to be harmed over unnecessary panic, if it ends up being unnecessary.
  10. I agree with this. Fauci isn't some political hack. He has an incredibly long and remarkable history (see below). I think he is trustworthy. https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/anthony-s-fauci-md-bio
  11. From this morning: This is pretty intense. My parents were discussing their upcoming cruises with me this morning and whether they should go.
  12. When airlines face reduced demand they have the ability to take their planes out of operation and park them for long periods of storage. These planes are often parked in dry locations where corrosion is not a concern like Southern California and Arizona. If demand picks back up, they can "grab their planes from the desert." If cruise lines experience a downturn, where can they park their ships? I imagine dock space is limited and also very expensive. Is there a ship equivalent to what the airlines can do to temporarily take their vessels out of service?
  13. I received a casino offer in the mail yesterday that was almost too good to be true for a 14-day cruise, suite category. I am really tempted but then I heard about the Grand Princess this morning. One of my employees made an excellent point as we were discussing it: Given the odds of a quarantine, I'd actually be getting a 28-day cruise for the price of a 14. Forever the optimist.
  14. I think the descriptions tend to over state the physical ability required. For example, almost every snorkeling trip is listed as strenuous but you just float/swim. Maybe climbing up the ladder is tough for some. I did see the tour guide ask our snorkeling group if anyone had previously had a heart attack and one guy raised his hand and they promptly pulled him off the boat. Not sure what happened to him but he didn't go with us.
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