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  1. When there is a virus vaccine and we are all treated, cruises will resume.
  2. I cannot imagine a cruise operating in July, or even much later. I posted this on another thread, but here is today's latest from Tennessee. Until there is a cure, we will be in lock down. If the coronavirus in Tennessee continues to spread at its current rate, the viral outbreak will not peak until June and as many as 5,000 people will be hospitalized at once, according to new predictions from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  3. Having just read the new and proposed health and safety practices that will accompany resuming cruises, I can only say....yea...that sounds like a really fun cruise. It will be sailing without me. But, I wish them all the best. However, and I posted this on another thread, here is today's latest from Tennessee. If the coronavirus in Tennessee continues to spread at its current rate, the viral outbreak will not peak until June and as many as 5,000 people will be hospitalized at once, according to new predictions from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  4. My opinion, until a cure for the virus is found and distributed to everyone, no way can a cruise ship operate. Each passenger would have to be tested for the virus before boarding and then after getting off in a port, if a port would allow that, and they would have to be quarantined again when returning home. I don't see any cruises happening for a long time. Here is a today's report regarding just Tennessee. If the coronavirus in Tennessee continues to spread at its current rate, the viral outbreak will not peak until June and as many as 5,000 people will be hospitalized at once, according to new predictions from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  5. I personally don't think the cruise line are notorious environmental polluters. A few violations that have resulted in corrections...it seems. But, as much as I love cruising and wish they could hurry and heal and get back with it, I oppose a bailout for them. First, they are not an essential industry or necessary in any way, other than providing us the pleasure of cruising. Primarily through, if they have knowingly avoided participating in our US system of taxation by registering in a foreign country, and by not contributing their fair share into the money pot from which they now might wish to draw, no, you can't have it both ways. I don't wish to contribute my tax money to them under those circumstances. Wish them well.
  6. Flattening is good in that the system will not be as overwhelmed hopefully. But that is all that it means. Reality is until there is a vaccine for the virus and we all have received it, or each of us has had the virus and recovered, the virus is still out there, highly contagious. And if even one person has it in the presence of those who have not, it can then transfer again and again into its explosive rate. Until there is a "cure" and we've all been treated, I don't see how cruises, and many other things can ever resume. Just looking at the factual reality of the situation. Wish it was otherwise. I know others here have said most of this already.
  7. Apparently, they wish! Here is an article about that from yesterday. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-administration-restricts-new-air-travel-for-cruise-ship-passengers/ar-BB12cww2?ocid=spartandhp
  8. Interesting article on cruise ship issues at the moment. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-administration-restricts-new-air-travel-for-cruise-ship-passengers/ar-BB12cww2?ocid=spartandhp
  9. I personally would not donate any money through NCL. I'm afraid their "administrative fees", and just general corporate confusion at the moment, might take a big portion of it before the crew ever got it. If I knew a crew member personally and they needed it, I'd give direct if that's even possible now.
  10. Sailed out of there 3 times. Always very nice. As others said, do be aware it could be fogged in though.
  11. That's a real consideration. Hadn't even thought of the many, many bankrupt people soon to be.
  12. They could have saved a couple of bucks with the card I just got from them today. It was a very nice card welcoming me as a suite guest, anxiously awaiting arrival for my cruise, and telling me the amenities I can expect once aboard. I don't have any cruises book, and they don't have any ships sailing. I just checked to make sure they don't actually have me booked on anything. They don't..But I did notice they have Bermuda and Alaska cruise advertised for sailing on May 15th and May 30th. The need to get it together, confront publically how bad this situation is, admit the probable reality of the near future, and at least get some sympathetic support. Showing they got at least a realistic handle on it might even increase their stock values.
  13. Until everyone has had a vaccine, or everyone has had the virus and recovered, the virus will still be out there and be just as contagious. I don't think we will see this being over for a long, long time, at least not enough to being close quarters social again. Cruises are just not going to happen until the world has an all clear. My opinion.
  14. No one has a clue. All just guesses and your's is as good as any. However and personally, with such uncertainty about the future of cruise lines, I would not book anything until this is all over, and I would try to get all the money back I could. Even now, them either having the cash to return or willing to actually return it, that is a real uncertainty. If they file bankruptcy, you very likely will not get anything. There is absolutely no answer as to what the future will hold for them.
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