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The Governor of  Maryland has just closed the Port of Baltimore Cruise Terminal until further  notice under the State of Emergency  in Maryland. They will be able to discharge  current passengers only.

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4 minutes ago, Tony O said:

The Governor of  Maryland has just closed the Port of Baltimore Cruise Terminal until further  notice under the State of Emergency  in Maryland.

Checked emergency closing information for the state. Have listened to the news and searched internet and cannot find this information. Can you give us a link to information you posted.

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3 minutes ago, retiredgram said:

Checked emergency closing information for the state. Have listened to the news and searched internet and cannot find this information. Can you give us a link to information you posted.

This is from his live press conference which is still in progress. This is being broadcasted  on all local channels 

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Not surprising.  Just a matter of time before all North American ports are closed to cruise ships.

 

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8 minutes ago, retiredgram said:

Checked emergency closing information for the state. Have listened to the news and searched internet and cannot find this information. Can you give us a link to information you posted.

Gov Hogan stated it in his press conference that I just watched.  Google and twitter posts will come up aswell as news ones.

 

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020/03/12/coronavirus-closings-cruise-ship-terminal-closed-at-port-of-baltimore-gov-hogan-says/

 

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Only exceptions are the two ships that are coming back soon - looks like Grandeur of the Seas & Carnival Pride?

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Yep, I also am watching the news conference where Hogan made this statement.  As well as closing all schools next week.

 

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9 minutes ago, retiredgram said:

Checked emergency closing information for the state. Have listened to the news and searched internet and cannot find this information. Can you give us a link to information you posted.

Updated here: https://www.baltimoresun.com/coronavirus/bs-md-maryland-first-coronavirus-transmission-20200312-ry4vxcsyhvev5keusxznk3etae-story.html

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11 minutes ago, Tony O said:

This is from his live press conference which is still in progress.

 

13 minutes ago, Tony O said:

This is from his live press conference which is still in progress.

Thanks.  Watched the rest of the conference. 

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8 minutes ago, adpiterp said:

Only exceptions are the two ships that are coming back soon - looks like Grandeur of the Seas & Carnival Pride?

Yes.

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40 minutes ago, retiredgram said:

Checked emergency closing information for the state. Have listened to the news and searched internet and cannot find this information. Can you give us a link to information you posted.

 

It is true. I watched the press conference live.

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1 minute ago, Charles4515 said:

 

It is true. I watched the press conference live.

I did not have tv on and was checking all news on internet. I caught the last of the conference, thanks to Tony O

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So what is RC's response?  Obviously they have to cancel all Grandeur cruises for the next few weeks.

Edited by smokeybandit

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The governor closed the port of Baltimore and he closed all public schools in Maryland so most of the Catholic schools will also follow public schools

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1 minute ago, scorpluvsdolphins said:

I just tried to book a Grandeur cruise For March 2020 on Royal’s website and it let me.  Hummmmm

 

It takes time to make updates......MD just made the announcement like an hour and half ago.

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Sounds like Maryland's officials are being much more proactive and concerned for their citizens in their state compared to our officials in Florida. Kudos to them...

Edited by coaster

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CLOSURE OF CRUISE TERMINAL AT PORT OF BALTIMORE: No passenger or crew member will be allowed to disembark at any terminal at the Port of Baltimore from any passenger vessel that has made a call at port outside of the United States since January 31, 2020. Read the executive order.

  • The only exceptions to this order are the Carnival Pride and the RCL Grandeur of the Seas, which are due to return to port in the coming days, provided that no person on board such vessel has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or is under investigation for COVID-19.
  • Except as necessary to perform a duty required by law, no person shall board any covered passenger vessel at any terminal or port facility in the ports and harbors of the state.
  • Each owner of a terminal or port facility in the state that receives cargo vessels shall develop and implement procedures for screening and controlling the movement of crew members who desire to disembark from cargo vessels that have, since January 31, 2020, made a call at any port outside the United States.

https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/03/12/governor-hogan-announces-major-actions-to-protect-public-health-limit-spread-of-covid-19-pandemic/

 

Executive Order:https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Prohibiting-Movement.pdf

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1 hour ago, coaster said:

Sounds like Maryland's officials are being much more proactive and concerned for their citizens in their state compared to our officials in Florida. Kudos to them...

Gov Hogan is awesome....People up here think its extreme. But he is a business man and understands when things need to get done. He has my vote as POTUS 😉

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It appears that the governor has made up my mind for me. I was scheduled to cruise on the Grandeur March 27th. I wasn't sure if I was going to go or cancel. It sure doesn't look like it is going to go at this time. The only problem is that it was a casino comp. So I'm out a free cruise.🤕

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FYI, cruise ships fly under a foreign country flag....not the USA.
Only thing USA can do is close ports.Only control USA has.

Also, I heard it mentioned last night during and after the Presidents speech, as to whether or not the USA should bail out the cruise ships along with airliners, etc.
Cruise ships are not USA companies. 

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Carnival has already announced 100% FCC and $600 per cabin OBC for this upcoming cruise that was supposed to leave on Sunday.  That's more than generous considering it's not in their control at all.

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2 minutes ago, B-52 said:

FYI, cruise ships fly under a foreign country flag....not the USA.
Only thing USA can do is close ports.Only control USA has.

Also, I heard it mentioned last night during and after the Presidents speech, as to whether or not the USA should bail out the cruise ships along with airliners, etc.
Cruise ships are not USA companies. 

Not entirely true.  RCI is headquartered in Miami, but it's ships are flagged elsewhere.

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3 minutes ago, BND said:

Carnival has already announced 100% FCC and $600 per cabin OBC for this upcoming cruise that was supposed to leave on Sunday.  That's more than generous considering it's not in their control at all.

Where is that information?  I can't find it.

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11 minutes ago, jp2746 said:

Where is that information?  I can't find it.

All over facebook on the Carnival Pride page.  People who were booked have posted it.  Also, go check out the Carnival threads on here.  I'm sure someone has posted it.

 

Here's a thread on Carnival's cc page.  Scroll down to post 42.  

 

Not sure why it posted the way it did, but click on the above.

 

 

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