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  1. Prices are going to be in limbo until things kick off again. Supply and demand drives the price, the cruise lines don't just get to set a price and make people pay it. Until those cruises actually have a firm start date and the sailings start so you can see the level of true demand it is all speculation.
  2. Yup. I don't know how so many confuse this. Influenza is a family of multiple viruses, just like Coronavirus is. SARS-COV-2 is a particular strain of Coronavirus just like H3N2 is a particular strain of Influenza.
  3. "In total, the 18 ships represent approximately 12 percent of pre-pause capacity and only three percent of operating income in 2019," Carnival said, in an SEC filing. That says it all....12% capacity and 3% of income. With a soft market when cruising returns that number could go even lower. At some point you have to decide is it worth it financially.
  4. No.....staying afloat as a company is a more pressing matter.
  5. I book on my own.....every detail a consumer ever wanted is freely available on the web. A PVP is just a salesperson who works for the company.
  6. You are right....those results should be BETTER than you what you see in the general population. Those are professionals in a sterile environment who are using good quality PPE with proper training on how to doff and don. Their results should exceed what you will find in untrained populations using in most cases makeshift PPE.
  7. Yup....worthless. You don't get exposed and then 2 hours later pop positive on the test.
  8. ....or it could also mutate like the original SARS-COV-1 into something that no longer targets humans.
  9. LOL....Holy speculation Batman. This topic shows the internet can run wild with anything.
  10. Not surprising. There are loads of people who have cancelled over the past few months who are booking with those credits. That in itself creates demand and will cause prices to rise. No great conspiracy.
  11. We will absolutely go on a cruise when the situation changes. It is not just cruising that is impacted, it is many things we normally did in life in large crowds. This will eventually get under control and we will move forward as a society.
  12. Well....if we learned anything we know some have trouble with basic math.
  13. I would pass on that. The mask will be nothing but a sweltering annoyance. Anytime you are in a restaurant or at a bar you won't have it on and social distancing will be impossible in those venues. Either it is safe enough to go without or not.
  14. Had some good times on board....hate to see it go.
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