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  1. Just received the following email. Probably depends on your level with Casino Royale but looks like RC is hoping they are cruising this fall. Casino RoyaleSM wants to welcome you back to the gaming action you’ve missed most with the offer of a lifetime. Enjoy a complimentary sailing for two in the Caribbean between September and December of this year. And the best part is — the choice is completely in your hands. Any ship. Any length. Any itinerary. Big wins are on the horizon, which sailing will you pick? Book by ‌April‌ ‌30,‌ ‌2020.‌
  2. On the previous cruise. If the crew did their job and disinfected the ship properly and all on board use proper hygiene by washing hands and not touching your face the next cruise should not have any issues and as far as we know they don’t have any reports of cases. San Juan is being extra cautious since they are an island and probably have limited resources to deal with an outbreak.
  3. When this is over they’ll need to attract cruisers again and I would assume one way will be sales and deals. The other will be for Club Royale to put together some incentive programs and specials to entice people to go. So hopefully once they have time to think about the future and a clear end is in sight of this virus they’ll start planning for the future. btw still stinks that you lost it but I’m sure they’ll send out offers eventually.
  4. I think it’s more that this isn’t really news. From what I’ve read the local govt didn’t want the ship to dock out of fear so they head to Port Everglades instead. No one is sick so it’s just a reroute and their is a lot more issues in the US right now.
  5. Look like Asia may not see cruises for a while. Singapore has banned cruise ships with no time frame on resuming them. Only that the govt. will periodically review the ban. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-03-13/singapore-stops-cruise-visits-as-imported-virus-cases-mount
  6. The ban will be revisited periodically. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-03-13/singapore-stops-cruise-visits-as-imported-virus-cases-mount I have a feeling they will follow the other cruise lines and suspend for 60-90 days soon.
  7. I saw on social media the crew was denied shore leave but the port authority did allow those that were leaving the ship to disembark and travel to the airport. It looks like Singapore may be cruise ship friendly. They allowed the Costa Fortuna to dock and put out this statement. https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/second-joint-statement-by-moh-mpa-and-stb-precautionary-measures-taken-for-cruise-ship-s-scheduled-call-at-singapore If Singapore can work with other countries to open ports, cruises maybe able to sail again. Tourism helps all these countries and completely shutting it down is going to hurt. BTW a company in Singapore has created a 3-6 hour test for covid-19. So Singapore maybe in a good position to work with these cruise lines and identify a protocol besides mass quarantines.
  8. No worries...it will be interesting to see if they change their minds though depending on how things play out on the west coast. Also looks like Hawaii is trying to close their ports to cruise ships now. https://www.khon2.com/top-stories/state-official-asks-white-house-to-stop-cruise-ships-from-docking-in-hawaii-over-covid-19/
  9. The other added benefit of connecting rooms is each room needs one adult so if only one person wants the deluxe drink package it can be added to that room and thE other adult doesn’t have to get it. You can also ask to have the balcony divider opened as well.
  10. Who did you hear this from? Royals site still has China and then Australian cruises listed. btw Quantum is docked in Manila waiting to clear customs. The crew spent 23 days at sea!
  11. I have a feeling they don’t really know. Things in Singapore are quieting down but not the surrounding areas. Singapore just introduced a test at check points that can test anyone showing symptoms in between 3-6 hours. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid19-new-test-kits-swab-three-hours-12505658 Voyager is due in Singapore soon, Spectrum is doing a few free cruises in Australia (days at see only) for first responders of the wildfires and who knows if it goes back to Hong Kong and Shanghai after those. The way everywhere else is surpassing Singapore and if China has it under control I could see Royal going back to plan. The problem becomes will ports let the ships in?
  12. This is another data collection site and footnotes it references. World o Meters Covid-19 As for where you are more likely to catch it, I’d say around young adults and children. The data hasn’t been peer reviewed completely yet but younger people so far are less likely to get severe cases and present with minimal symptoms. As opposed to the flu where it attacks the very young and old. https://www.wired.com/story/kids-can-get-covid-19-they-just-dont-get-that-sick/ https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/are-children-actually-as-likely-to-get-covid-19-as-adults Take a look at the contact tracing chart for Singapore. They’ve done an amazing job at contact tracing and testing people. Over 3500 people have self quarantined and they’ve been fighting this since almost the beginning. They have 130 cases, 27 have been imported and if you excluded those the avg age of 103 infected people is 50. https://infographics.channelnewsasia.com/covid-19/coronavirus-singapore-clusters.html??cid=h3_referral_inarticlelinks_24082018_cna So imho you need to worry more about those that are sick but with a mild case and don’t realize they have it and unfortunately spread it to others.
  13. I wouldn’t assume this. I’ve also noticed that canceled cruises out of Asia the cruise lines are being less generous with compensation as well. Depending on how fast this spreads now it’s only a matter of time where containment becomes to difficult and we’ll have to cope with it as is. Look at Europe numbers in multiple countries are climbing fast. Here’s a good site to see the reported numbers https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
  14. Who is your cell provider? If for some reason you don’t have WiFi calling. There are other options. If you mother has a cell phone you both have iPhones you can call over WiFi using FaceTime. Or download what’s app and use that again assuming you both have cell phones. The other option is to download the google voice app and signup. It’s free to make calls with over WiFI but I’m not sure how RC identifies there internet as Voice doesn’t work from some countries.
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