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  1. Thank you, was just going to post something similar. They most likely wanted to get the word out as quickly as possible. If they waited to have all questions answered people would be complaing about the even shorter notice. We are in unique territory here give them a chance.
  2. I am pretty sure the rules changed in just the past day or 2 so that it is all FCC now including the non penalty amount. Guess too many were cancelling.
  3. My bad, I should have used the word acknowledge instead of sign but still the same outcome. While I agree that you do have people ignoring the rules on a daily basis all the line needs to do is point to the contract that was agreed to, in whatever way you want to say it was, if someone claims they are being treated unfairly by the company if they are not following those rules. In your case they agreed to not bringing the ESA but did anyway so were denied boarding. The line need only to point that out if the offended party goes to the press. It will soon go away. No need to agree with me, seems like everyone else here does.
  4. If they signed a cruise contract stating no ESAs allowed they have no case. All the rest of the passengers would if they did allow them onboard.
  5. Saw this article earlier about this meeting. Not a whole lot, but something. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/07/coronavirus-cruise-lines-123455
  6. One of the lawsuit attachments, the 101 page one, posted a few days ago has the measurements in it. It was definitely over 30 feet but don't the exact number.
  7. The last one I remember getting on Royal was in 2009, so just over 10 years ago.
  8. We are in the opposite position and not worried yet but keeping an eye on things. We have a land tour of Ireland scheduled for this spring which includes multiple flights to get there. Our tour operator has the same terms as your cruise. We thought quite a bit before making our final payment recently. We did take out insurance when booking the trip, long before this virus was a thing. Will we need it, and will we be able to use it if we do, can't say for sure. If it was a few cruises maybe a company would do something just to be nice, but with the volume of trips impacted there is no way they will unless a region is closed off like in China.
  9. This is my understanding of how it works as well. Would be nice if all rooms could be open to whatever up until x amount of 2 person cabins were booked to allow 3/4 passenger bookings, however the I am pretty sure the IT systems could never handle it.
  10. We had this in Fort Lauderdale last year off a Celebrity cruise, like others we didn't stop from ship to curb, self carry off. While I definitely recommend passports and this was a great thing, I am not sure I would choose it as a reason to get them.
  11. Maybe I am not remembering it correctly but I thought way back the original story stated alcohol was not a factor. How they know that I can't say but pretty sure that was in the original reports on this. On the other hand, as I have said before, I would bet the heat had something to do with it. If they flew in that day coming from Indiana to Puert Rico in July can be a big change in temperature, let alone the humidity. If GF was not in the best shape, can't say for sure but by the looks of him wouldn't discount that, not drinking enough water and in the heat and humidity of PR I can see issues.
  12. That one is on the Norwegian boards, a place I don't normally look. I thank the OPfor putting this in a more generic place as it really is not a line specific issue. I don't see a problem with having both.
  13. Agree, I think has been mentioned somewhere in this thread but worth repeating, look at how Bode Miller handled the death of his child. They went out and reminded people about the potential dangers of water while grieving their loss instead of jumping to sue any and everyone. They took a tragedy and used it for good, not point the finger at everyone else and look for $$.
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