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  1. Do agree on shared tongs that should be how it’s done, I know higher end cruise lines I’ve been on serve you at the buffet line and that would also cut down on the mess made by passengers.
  2. Looks like CDC updated some of the guidelines on getting off the ship: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/cruise-ship/what-cdc-is-doing.html
  3. True I don’t see them starting in may either, but either way the question should be resolved for the future I know every pandemic will be different but if every time a bug comes out of some part of the world this happens the travel industry will never recover. I find it interesting they take this action with cruise lines but yet they let anyone board a plane spread it around on that flying tube for a few hours, land two hours later and all those plane passengers Deborah and become new vectors of the disease all over the country! Makes no sense you either lock planes and ships down or neither. But I understand I’m not a dr so maybe I’m wrong in my thinking.
  4. Good Good points although I would highly dispute airlines ever “disinfect’ anything I’ve never gotten sick on a cruise...on a plane though, very often.
  5. True I don’t see them starting in may either, but either way the question should be resolved for the future I know every pandemic will be different but if every time a bug comes out of some part of the world this happens the travel industry will never recover. I find it interesting they take this action with cruise lines but yet they let anyone board a plane spread it around on that flying tube for a few hours, land two hours later and all those plane passengers Deborah and become new vectors of the disease all over the country! Makes no sense you either lock planes and ships down or neither. But I understand I’m not a dr so maybe I’m wrong in my thinking.
  6. There is one question above all you find is not answered on Cruise websites, which if answered would help Cruise lines bring back bookings rocket fast! And that is: what new process have you worked out with US Authorities so the entire ship doesn’t get quarantined upon return to its home port because of COVID-19? A major issue I and many others have is, that very few, if any people can afford to be out of work 14 or more days on top of their vacation time and that is keeping a lot of people from taking a risk and going on a cruise and possibly loosing their jobs over a vacation. Passengers cannot be stuck in limbo because one person gets sick and then when you return to home port it causes the ship to not be allowed to disembark passengers! The odds of one person out of 5,000 (crew and passengers) getting some type of flu like symptoms COVID-19 or not is almost certain and If cruise lines cannot work out a new protocol with CDC and Local US authorities they will not recover anytime soon. If they haven’t ready done so they need to get on this and figure it out before they resume cruising in May or June...passengers need certainty that they can go on cruise without the worry they won’t be able to get back home once Cruise is over. Thoughts?
  7. There is one question above all you find is not answered on Cruise websites, which if answered would help Cruise lines bring back bookings rocket fast! And that is: what new process have you worked out with US Authorities so the entire ship doesn’t get quarantined upon return to its home port because of COVID-19? A major issue I and many others have is, that very few, if any people can afford to be out of work 14 or more days on top of their vacation time and that is keeping a lot of people from taking a risk and going on a cruise anytime soon. Passengers cannot be stuck in limbo because one person gets sick and then when you return to home port it causes the ship to not be allowed to disembark passengers for days or weeks at a time. The odds of one person out of 5,000 (crew and passengers) getting some type of flu like symptoms COVID-19 or not is an almost certainty and If cruise lines cannot work out a new protocol with CDC and Local US authorities they will not recover anytime soon. If they haven’t ready done so they need to get on this and figure it out before they resume cruising in may or June...passengers need certainty that they can go on cruise without the worry the won’t be able to get back home once the Cruise is over. Thoughts?
  8. If you have a special needs dinning request, other than the online form which sometimes doesn’t go through is there an an email or number anyone out there has that works? Website doesnt have have that info and I called the reservations number and they said that other than the online form there’s no other way to send a request for dinning for our upcoming cruise, which doesn’t sound right to me. thanks
  9. Is any WiFi package included in the for MSC Yacht Club Members?
  10. Well there’s no federal warning about Chicago 🙂 and when you are on notice of a potential for higher than average risks you have a higher duty as a business than when you’re not on notice. i bet if enough incidents or negative publicity occurs they would drop riskier ports - they’re not going to adopt your approach of - I just drop you off and it’s your problem if something happens to you. I believe The reason why riskier ports haven’t been dropped is probably because it hasn’t cost the lines enough yet, when it it does they will drop those ports like hot potatoes!
  11. Agree I think Nassau Is not a nice port and I skip it unless you want to go and pay to use Atlantis pools or go to their casino which you can do safer and at not cost on the ship. Nassau beach is no big deal Bahamas has other prettier beaches I’d rather go to. heres my issue: RCI says they care about guest safety yet after continuing rise in tourist crimes to the point they even have US State department warnings they insist on stopping there. I know there’s no safe travel place, there’s crime all over the world but some places are worse than others and they should not be stopping in ports on state department’s warnings list if they really care about passenger safety. but that won’t happen unfortunately until someone gets killed then when their families sue alleging RCI should have not put them in dangerous places where they are exposed to greater than normal crime risk, if the jury punitive damages award is large enough then maybe they will change. i don’t know if it’s cheaper port fees, fuel savings or too much already invested in port infrastructure, but right now cruise lines have too much of an incentive to stick with Nassau and other less than ideal ports vs the potential human injury that can occur. COzumel is another port that been in the news re crime and the same stubbornness to stick with it prevails there too.
  12. When I went in March on the Seaside they had a few seatings for specific dining rooms like 6pm was the seashore restaurant...I’m wondering what the current seating times for specific dining rooms are as I need to make a table request for a large family and would like to request the specific time and dining room for their consideration. Thanks!
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