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    Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Princess, Holland America Line.
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    Europe - Caribbean
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  1. The Franconia was a Cunard ship I sailed to the Caribbean with my folks in the early 70's. She was the one time Ivernia later refitted for cruising after having sailed the UK - Canada route from 1955 to 1962. Below the Franconia is docked at the New York Cruise Pier circa 1970's. Jonathan
  2. It took the CDC five months to lay out the conditions for Phase 2A of the Conditional Sail Order. They certainly could have put this together much sooner. Jonathan
  3. I think the "Restricted Revenue sailings" are the half capacity sailings. The test cruises were supposed to have been non-revenue generating cruises. So some form of revenue cruising could potentially happen in the U.S. by mid-summer that's a huge step forward. Jonathan
  4. I choose to see the glass half full. After a year and change of crickets from the CDC the gears appear to be shifting slightly. Sure, the lines will have a few more hurdles, but, now the CDC sees a sooner than later path for a U.S. cruise return "hopefully, by mid-summer with revenue restricted cruises". Jonathan
  5. Actually, I think the "Restricted Revenue" cruises are the 50% capacity cruises. The Test cruises are non-revenue generating, so if revenue cruises are happening by mid-summer that's huge. Jonathan
  6. Considering the CDC hasn't said a word about a potential return date for USA cruising, this is certainly very encouraging. Jonathan
  7. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/cdc-says-cruises-possible-by-mid-summer-as-tensions-boil-over/ar-BB1fmIxt?ocid=msedgntp
  8. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/cdc-says-cruises-possible-by-mid-summer-as-tensions-boil-over/ar-BB1fmIxt?ocid=msedgntp
  9. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/cdc-says-cruises-possible-by-mid-summer-as-tensions-boil-over/ar-BB1fmIxt?ocid=msedgntp Make it so. Jonathan
  10. No one is trying to pressure the CDC to start cruising in an unsafe manner. The CDC has issued nothing but, radio silence for ages and it's high time they made an effort to at least provide a framework or a time line for when cruising might safely re-start here in the U.S.A. When CDC head Dr. Walensky was recently questioned on cruises re-starting by Senator Murkowski, Walenski had no response and claimed it wasn't her call and that other government departments would also be part of the decision. So many countries around the world have made an effort to begin cruisin
  11. I think the important thing the OP was alluding to in their post is that it's encouraging to see local governments starting to push back against the CDC and requesting at the very least a timeline for when cruising is likely to resume. Thus far it has been nothing but, crickets from the CDC much to the consternation of the cruise industry, the thousands of employees, vendors and millions of passengers waiting to cruise. Senator Lisa Murkowsky of Alaska failed to get a straight answer from CDC head Dr. Walensky after the the the senator asked for information on when cruising my beg
  12. Royal Caribbean has been running cruises in Singapore with strict Covid protocols, vaccinated passengers and no issues thus far. Plus the U.K. has opened cruising to British pax, along with Bahamas and cruises from Israel to begin this summer. The CDC needs to at the very least put forth a timeline for when cruising can re-start in the United States. Surely, by August when 90% of American will have been vaccinated. Jonathan
  13. Royal Caribbean Adventure port stops include 2 days at Coco Cay - Grand Bahamas - Cozumel. Jonathan
  14. Thanks Firefly333. I haven't heard a peep out of the CDC lately regarding a cruising re-start. At such time that they utter anything on this matter it would be huge news and everyone an their brother would be posting threads and youtube videos. I am clinging to the recent comment from a Disney cruise exec. who stated "With any luck cruising will start again in the fall". Jonathan
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