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  1. I agree that without infrastructure upgrades will handle the number of people and ships that normally sail in the Caribbean. I don't see RCL or NCL making any big investment there since they both just built new terminals in Miami. The other issue is that if one ship has an outbreak you will probably not be allowed to board a plane until cleared and if you are positive do you really want to chance being admitted to a hospital in Mexico? Also just one ship could easily overrun the hospitals there.
  2. If you can stack it, it might be worth while depending on what your deposit is.
  3. Loved the Aft and loved the Bliss. We actually hooked our friends on the aft Haven as well.
  4. When I added it up it came up to about 1500 difference including air, however I just looked again and it is now higher.
  5. The problem isn't infecting someone on the ship but it is what happens AFTER you get off. I don't think anyone thinks that Covid won't get on the ship, but if it isn't caught on the ship and isolated and everyone else on the ship told to quarantine, which we all know won't happen with some. So now the cruise becomes a "super spreader" and that is where the problem lies. The press will eat that up. With everything going on in Europe is it really smart to believe that they caught no more positive cases before embarking. Personally I think MSC is doing a really good job of media control. I a
  6. Or the CDC will say let them hang themselves, they cried to get started, let them start. If cases appear on the ships and it becomes a mess, they can say I told you so, if it goes smoothly everyone is happy and people will forget that the CDC wanted to pause them until March. My fear is that with cases sky rocketing in Miami things will not go smoothly.
  7. Let's face a couple of facts. 1. Florida is in a major up tic in covid cases, with the Miami area being a hot spot. 2. With everything going on how many of the countries will take a cruise ship, even if the tours are in a bubble? 3. Does anyone really expect Americans to behave in the same manner concerning the rules while on ship? 4. You can't relate other openings to cruise ships. There is little to no reporting on how many or if any got covid at a football game, theme park or other venues like that. 5. The news media will be all over it if one case appears on a ship
  8. We were in 9918 and out friends were in 9318 both great!
  9. The aft suite is fantastic, huge balcony separate living room. The only issue is the walk to the Haven itself, however it does help burn off the food and drinks.
  10. Booked for July 2022 for a med cruise. When compared to the price I already have the total increase was about 1500 for 2 people plus I loose 2 perks. Which normally wouldn't bother me but for Europe and the distance some of the cities are from the ports I might opt for the cruise line tours. If I do 4 tours that is another 200, plus my wife needs Wifi that will add another 100 since I can now upgrade it cheaply. Plus the add on of wanting to fly in early. This one doesn't pay to change. Between now and the final payment there will be dozens of various offers...I'll wait.
  11. Just booked a Mediterranean for July of 2022. However I did hedge my bets, only using CN certificates. If the prices go up I win if they drop I’ll rebook for the lower price. If everything goes to hades then I’ll cancel and still have my certificates. I really hope by 2022 things return to somewhat normal. Let’s all hope at least.
  12. The problem is that a negative test means not yet positive. From my understanding is that if you were exposed in the last 24 - 48 house the test may not pick it up, especially the quick tests. So will the port cities just allow someone who was expose to walk free? Will the airlines allow you to board? Most importantly if the cruise line get this wrong by allowing a spread by letting people go on their way they will be shut down again. As most people have said here we are all just guessing because the actual protocols haven't been release. My guess is because if people see what will happen if
  13. We are all guessing when it come to what if someone tests positive while on a cruise. You can't rely on what is happening in Europe because the CDC and the state health depts has control of things here. No one should just let you walk off a ship after someone tests positive and hope you do the right thing. We all know that won't happen. I have no seen any of the protocols posted by any of the US based line on what is the plan if someone does test positive while on the ship. Also if you test positive while embarking do you just say you can't board and send you on your merry way? The other ques
  14. Let's take this a step further, the flu vaccine in the US is a guess on what strains will occur based on what is happening in Asia and Australia. This is a specific virus not a bunch of them where they have to pick 3 of them which is what they do with the flu.
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