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  1. Thanks for posting this. Explains a bit more about why silence out of the Gov office on this issue. He has put himself in a bit of a box trying to force the hand of a gov group that could give a *****...not a strong position unless the courts see things his way.. which ...frankly who knows... everything has become so political.
  2. I have final payment coming soon for cruise out of Nassau... and I am seriously considering cancelling if they plan on following these... just not sure my adventurous spirit can handle these restrictions for a week. Especially knowing how remote the chance is to get or give the virus... Just hate to waste the travel insurance costs... I need to investigate this a bit more before abandoning plans
  3. I read that the cruise lines and CDC are meeting this week. Perhaps we will have an announcement after that... but I came across this video which goes through the requirements and discusses test cruises vs vaccinated cruises. I just don't see how any cruise can sale this summer... from US ports. It is possible this fellow is incorrect... but if he is correct... it looks like CDC is determined to make cruising suck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WCctivrwFI
  4. I just don't see how cruising will be taking place this summer.... I just watched this recent video which does a nice job of explaining what the CDC is requiring... you might want to watch and then ask yourself two questions: 1) will my sailing really take place out of Fl, TX or NJ in July, Aug 2) do I really want to experience something like what is outlined in this video and do I want to actually pay for that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WCctivrwFI Candidly we are on a Nassau sailing and if they are following these guidelines... I really wonder if I want to go... I j
  5. That is what I said... I don't look at total pop numbers...since a big group are not eligible (children)
  6. My regulatory affairs department in the US did ...it was our foreign team that was convinced they could change their minds.. to be honest I don't recall if it was the regulatory side or upper management...most likely the management team..it has been a few years... And I don't fault them...they have solid reasons..
  7. Well it looks like the cruise lines are continuing to meet with the CDC and apparently have another meeting schedule this week... but as you can see from the headline of the attached cruise critic story... August looks more likely than July https://www.cruisecritic.com/ab/agents/variation-a/news/6105/ This isn't surprising at all. If the CDC is anything like the FDA... if they ask for something that is what they want and not what you think they should be able to accept. I worked for a company that thought they could convince the FDA that clinical work done overseas should be accept
  8. While July hasn't officially been cancelled...this story on cruisecritic... asks the question... will cruising startup in August.....https://www.cruisecritic.com/ab/agents/variation-a/news/6105/
  9. I reached out on FB to both Royal and Celebrity... Celebrity has not responded...but Royal said that they have not made any announcements about cancelling July. I know June was cancelled (ports out of US).. could you have misunderstood?
  10. They have a lot to do to satisfy CDC and their plan for requiring adults to be vaccinated appears to run afoul of Florida's new anti vaccine passport law. Unless they can satisfy CDC AND find a loop hole in the Florida law....within... say the next few weeks... I don't see how any RCCL ships will sail out of Florida. I was hopeful and thought that the law pertained to intrastate businesses...but it appears that the intent is to cover cruises too.
  11. I suspect each company has taken a different approach. Carnival has said very little (we know they oppose vaccination requirement), RCCL has published plans once they are in place (crew and adults vaccinated some children allowed), and NCL is telling us what they are working on (plan on 100% vaccinated..so no children). In NCL's case I see mixed messaging (much like we see out of the CDC)...on the one hand the CEO goes on business networks and talks about CDC being unreasonable (frankly I agree) and the next day telling local media it is all DeSantis fault and they may pull out of Florida...
  12. We know that they have type of agreements for their cruises out of St Maarten... but they may not be in the format that the CDC is looking for. And there are additional ports not covered in the St Maarten schedule that have to be developed. I agree, RCCL probably won't announce anything until they are done. We didn't know about cruises out of alternate ports until they were set up.
  13. There has been discussion over how strict the mask rules will actually be on test vs the vaccinated sailings. But my concern is less what is written... which is confusing and unclear... but how it will be handled. As an example a family was recently kicked off a flight because their 2 year old special needs child was not wearing a mask...actually the video appeared to show the child eating. while I have not researched this.. I suspect that the CDC directives for this situation were less stringent than how the flight crew interpreted them....Anyway... if the cruise crew were to interpret the ma
  14. Read this from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Expert insights... Apr 9 "The emerging data confirms what many of us thought would be the case—that not only do the vaccines stop symptomatic COVID, but they also make it highly unlikely that someone can even be infected at all. I think the preponderance of the evidence supports the fact that vaccinated individuals are not able to spread the virus." And they are not the only ones saying this... https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/new-data-on-covid-19-transmission-by-vaccinated-individuals.html https://www.usatoday.c
  15. I see your point...one of the challenges though...is how the guidelines are actually applied. If say the cruise lines interpret it the same the CEO of NCL does...then I can envision a situation where the waitstaff has been instructed to tell you to put the mask on in between bites...
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