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  1. Click the link at the bottom of every email. Or, in Gmail and some other email readers, there's an unsubscribe link at the top too.
  2. They had several multiple choice questions about the type of benefits you would prefer if you paid an annual or monthy fee for the extra perks membership. The choices were things like points that accrue that you can use elsewhere like the airlines do, cash back, OBC you can use on board, or reduced cruise fare cost.
  3. They should at least refund you the gratuity that you paid for that third night.
  4. I received a survey from NCL for their loyalty program, which I rate as very poor and not a factor in choosing to sail with them over any other cruise line. What was "interesting" is the number of questions about a "paid add on" to the loyalty program with an annual or monthly fee to increase the benefits of the program. It's not hard to read into this program as another revenue choice for the line. With the poor performance of the Latitudes program I wonder how many cruisers would pay extra for what amounts to a real loyalty program.
  5. How can they ply you with cheap booze so your inhibitions are reduced, so you will then spend too much money gambling? They could ban smoking, but they want the customers to "have fun" (be drunk and carefree).
  6. That makes sense. Thanks. On the vaping issue, I am on the opposite side of the fence, but that's off-topic, so we should not discuss that aspect here.
  7. Sorry. Gave you too many words. Shorter version: Cruising will not resume until the CDC says it can. Florida isn't leading anything in regards to being able to cruise.
  8. NCL did hire former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD to consult with them. He should be able to help them navigate the CDC bureaucracy. I'm looking to see if the CDC extends the no-sail order, or amends it, at the end of July. I'm worried they might put a maximum age on cruisers, with no one 70 or over allowed on board (or whatever arbitrary age they set based on high risk). They could try to implement age, weight, blood pressure and respiratory standards; no overweight people, no one 70 or older, no one with high blood pressure (over 130/80 in the US), etc. The CDC rarely shows restraint in these things, and often acts politically once the main crisis is over (as they did with vaping).
  9. Depends on the mask type. The ones that loop behind the ear are easy to put on, but the N95 masks with multiple head straps can be harder to get on correctly. So it makes sense if you have two or three stops to just wear the mask while driving. I wear a mask when I go somewhere now, but it's the easy surgical style mask. Not a big deal at all. Not sure why people object to it; I'm more concerned that I HAVE TO wear shoes in all stores now. What right do they have to tell me I must wear shoes? It's offensive and violation of my god-given right to go barefoot.
  10. No, that's not how this works. The Federal government has no police powers for health issues, and they cannot order a state to shut down or open up. The states can decide that on their own, due to the police powers for health issues reserved to them through the 10th Amendment. BUT, the Feds can intervene in a specific jurisdiction granted by law - like at ports of entry. The state cannot interfere with the Feds at the port, and if the Feds say you are not disembarking or taking on people at our ports, no one but the Feds can change that. The party the governor belongs to has no bearing on when the Feds say you can disembark people.
  11. The port is dependent on the Federal government to say they can host cruise ships again.
  12. Companies have to file a quarterly statement (8k, I think) with the SEC. The 8ks must have language in them that states the company is or is not "a going concern" over the next 12 months. If they are not, the company explains why, and what they are doing to avoid it, etc. If they know this negative information, and do not disclose it, they can go to jail. The CEO, CFO, etc. But that doesn't mean they have filed bankruptcy or anything like that. If there's a chance of something happening, they disclose it. So NCL filed their 8k this morning, and had a statement that they may not be "a going concern" over the next 12 months because of the Covid-19 financial impact. Find that 8k and read that headline, and all the rest of the text that explains how they will try to avoid bankruptcy.
  13. Buy low, sell high. It's a buyer's market.
  14. It's either required, or at least standard, to see those comments in the SEC filings. They are almost boilerplate as they all seem so similar when I have seen them.
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