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  1. Splendor -- moored in San Diego Explorer -- moored in Nassau, Bahamas Navigator -- anchored in Tauranga, New Zealand Voyager -- moored in Abu Dhabi Mariner -- sailing towards Fremantle (Perth), Australia (shortened end of world cruise)
  2. According to the Regent website as of this minute: "Guests who are denied boarding will be issued a refund for monies paid for their cruise- only expenditures in the form of a 100% Future Cruise Credit."
  3. May fair winds and calm seas be with you throughout this journey. Sorry that we are not able to be with all of you. Another time, perhaps.
  4. If you need some trust worthy statistics on COVID-19 try this website: https://www.worldometers.info/ You can then drill down to your specific country For the U.S.A. here is the direct link https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
  5. South Korea has tested over 100,000 of its citizens, The UK has tested 25,000. These countries used the test developed by the WHO, in January 2020, to detect this strain of corona virus. Our CDC didn't want to use the WHO testing platform. Therefore they developed their own version (delays and bad test kits resulted). The USA has tested 4,400 as of 4 p.m. on Monday 3/9/2020. I think it fair to say that the U.S. didn't have the preparedness of other countries to deal with this ongoing health emergency.
  6. Regent has updated their Health Protocols last night: i added the emphasis to the 2nd bulleted item. Denial of Boarding Guests or crew who have traveled from, visited or transited via airports in China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Iran, Japan or to the regions of Lombardy and Veneto in Italy within 30 days of their voyage embarkation, regardless of nationality, will be denied boarding. Travel companions of these guests who share the same suite will also be denied boarding. Any guest or crew with a temperature detected at or above 100.4F / 38C will be denied boardin
  7. Princess Cruises has also confirmed the cancellation of the upcoming Hawaii voyage on Grand Princess Hawaii departing on March 7. All guests will receive a full refund of their cruise fare, Princess Air, Princess Cruise Plus pre- and post-cruise hotel packages, prepaid shore excursions and other prepaid items purchased through Princess Cruises.
  8. A cruise ship is being held off the California coast after a former passenger died from coronavirus From CNN's Faith Karimi and Steve Almasy A cruise ship passenger from California died from the coronavirus on Wednesday, nearly two weeks after he returned home. Now, the Grand Princess cruise ship he was on is being held off the California coast, so federal health officials can screen passengers and crew members. The unidentified California patient was 71 years old and had underlying health conditions, Placer County health officials said. He was likely exposed to
  9. What about cruises departing prior to April 3rd? What latitude is Regent providing those customers?
  10. There has been a 25% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. in the last 24 hours; 118 cases with 9 deaths (all in the state of Washington). That equates to a fatality rate of 7.6%. I think that the number of confirmed cases will grow exponentially, especially in Washington, as the improved test kits are delivered to local health care officials thereby reducing the fatality rate to what the rest of the world is experiencing, between 2 - 3%. Do not be surprised if King Co (Seattle) institutes some severe restrictions on congregations gathering similar as to what is
  11. I think what posters are saying is that Viking Cruise Lines, by temporarily changing their cancellation policy to allow for full FCC on cancellations up to 24-hours before a cruise, has put the decision of whether to cruise or not to cruise back into their customer's hands. The possible COVID-19 scenarios are to numerous for any cruise line to address them all. Viking took the "easy" way out by placing the decision process squarely back on the customer. The question is whether Regent will do the same?
  12. Reality check: Just to put the numbers related to Influenza and Covid-19 in perspective to each other. There have been 12,000 influenza related deaths in the United States this year from a probable 31,000,000 cases according to the US CDC. This translates into a morbidity rate of ~.03% due to Influenza. Covid-19 has 78,900 cases worldwide with 2,465 deaths as of this morning. That translates into a morbidity rate of ~3.1%. Covid-19 is significantly (90+times) more dangerous than influenza. Side note: SARS related deaths were 774 deaths from 8,098 cases worldwide. The morbidity rate for S
  13. "Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)."
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