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  1. With the current surge of cases both in the US and Europe, I just don't see any relaxing of travel restrictions and establishment of 'air bridges' in the near term. Optimistically, perhaps we'll see some loosening of restrictions in the first quarter of 2021 if the hoped-for vaccines start to be administered and transmission rates decrease.
  2. Agree, nice summary. Thanks for posting. Key quote: "While there’s certainly a long road ahead for cruise lines to return to service, it’s not impossible."
  3. Because of the language in the current order (pasted below and linked), you would think that we'd have a statement today or tomorrow. Otherwise, the order would expire under its own terms after October 31. This Order is in effect until one of the following occurs: The expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency, The CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations, or October 31, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/index.htm
  4. Thanks for this info. I had speculated on another posting (can't recall which board) that the first inkling we'd have about a broader restart would be from social media comments regarding the crew. Perhaps this is an encouraging sign.
  5. Advance notice to the crew + positioning of ships to the right location + moving crew to the right location + provisioning the ships + training for new procedures + whatever else = probably closer to 60 days, as FDR has previously estimated Perhaps the mobilization can be quicker, as we all hope... whenever that time comes.
  6. We also like the Hyatt Place, and also stay on points.
  7. Agree, the cruise lines themselves don't know yet (at least the ones that haven't resumed operations yet). I'm guessing that whenever they DO start to communicate capacity limits, and possible oversold situations, the news will quickly come out on CC forums. We'll start getting communication from our TAs, or in the case of direct bookings, Regent itself.
  8. And, because of your TA-related association with Regent, just a "little" closer to the information than the rest of us. I, for one, appreciate your comments, cryptic as they may be at times. I understand, though, you can't be too specific. Carry on.
  9. Great for the short term traders, perhaps. I'm not one of them. I'm more concerned about the long term health of the cruise lines themselves.
  10. I understand the "once a credit, always a credit" comment, but can you please expand on "only the first time"? I went back to the previous posts, and want to be sure I understand what you are saying. Thanks.
  11. Can't blame anyone for taking a refund at this point. For me, I'd rather have the cash back in hand - with the flexibility to book later when cruising hopefully returns to something closer to a normal experience.
  12. mañana, mañana I do sympathize with those who have a November cruise booked. Some less than 30 days now. Regent should cancel them. No way the European itineraries are sailing, for sure.
  13. Love seeing these pictures of the Mardi Gras. My first cruise was onboard this ship, back in 1976!
  14. I think I've seen mentioned on various CC forums that the cruise lines are processing refunds in batches.
  15. As far back as I can recall, all of our cruise deposits and final payments have been directly with the cruise line, not the TA.
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