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    Worcester, PA
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    Celebrity and Royal Caribbean
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    Anywhere a ship takes me

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  1. I would still like the option of getting one even if I send it to junk mail.
  2. I love it! Back to normal discussions on who liked Edge and who did not. Yes the good old days! A discussion with no mention of The Virus. (oops just mentioned it- damn!).
  3. And of course all "reality" series are completely scripted.
  4. I am in the same boat. I sign up for emails. I get one. Then I never get any more. Have gone through this multiple times and now I give up. The only emails I get from Celebrity are the ones reminding me if a payment is due.
  5. Yes it is a nice blend of actual historical events with fictional themes to create a compelling series for watch-ability. Not a documentary. But even documentaries are in the eye of their creators too.
  6. The more experts from different interested areas that are assembled on committees, panels, seminars, whatever, to discuss recommendations to get cruising going again, the better. The US CDC has its hands full in our country just trying to deal with the overall pandemic. They are not focused on cruise ships- nor should they be - when our infection numbers continue to increase in certain regions of the country.
  7. FL is a long way off for the herd immunity to slow the infection. The epidemiologists seem to suggest it needs to be anywhere from 60-70% of the population (the herd). The herd immunity can come from natural infection or be from acquired immunity (vaccine). https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/herd-immunity-and-coronavirus/art-20486808
  8. I just commented that I enjoyed watching the series. I know it is not completely factual. Nothing on TV, in Movies or in the Media is completely factual. I personally am a fan of historical shows and historical fiction. So why the comment?
  9. Not sure what happened but you actually quoted and agreed with phoenix_dream in post 50. Not me. Just wanted to give credit.
  10. Pertinent to this discussion in the US, there is a new online tool called Key Metrics For COVID Suppression by a consortium led by the Harvard Global Health Initiative, Rockefeller Foundation and others. State level and county level risk assessments. Pretty Interesting. It clearly shows AZ, FL, SC, LA worst with a lot of the north and northeast in pretty good shape. So, much of the US (area wise) has handled the pandemic in an OK way. But certain states are driving the current numbers. You can also see country risk assessments worldwide too. https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/
  11. I think you are pretty on target. I would say that for Caribbean cruises perhaps the danger is a bit less than you state here to be quarantined in an ill-prepared port as you fear. The cruise lines could choose which island to disembark presumably with pre-agreements and preparations and funding in place for a sick ship scenario. Or most of the Caribbean is close enough to Miami and FLL that they could disembark you there if the CDC and State of FL agrees in advance to this type of scenario. I think cruising is important enough to FL that I can see them agreeing to this. So that is why I said in my post that I would need to see solid contingency plans for a COVID outbreak on a ship before I would cruise again. This is the case even with a vaccine assuming it is not 100% effective. We are in for a long haul here.
  12. I do not take it to be a step toward merger. But a good idea. My guess is that perhaps Carnival will join. It is better than just guidelines from CLIA as it has external experts and health experts involved.
  13. I posted this thought elsewhere but more appropriate on this thread I think. Sorry for repeating. So if we can look back, countries with outbreaks, followed by early US states with outbreaks, with strict measures put in place and high compliance, took about 3-4 months for the infection case numbers to be lowered enough to be considered controlled. Look at most of the northeast US including NY (March-June). So if Florida would start today with similar measures, then perhaps end of October is where the control point would be for initiating safe(r) cruising from this state. Unfortunately Florida shows no sign of doing this. This is a relatively new development for the cruise industry and they are likely now worried mightily about resuming cruises from Florida any time in 2020 and early 2021.
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