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  1. It's also important to understand that the State of Florida is most likely working together with the cruise industry to amass pressure against the CDC. Just the other day Carnival said they were looking at moving their ships outside of the US and now Florida is filing a lawsuit. The reality is that lawsuits take months and years. This is meant to pressure the CDC into allowing cruise lines to sail by this summer.
  2. The cruise lines don't have to be a part of the lawsuit. All they need to file is an amicus brief.
  3. The cruise lines will be able to easily argue that they have had tens of thousands of customers since Covid hit and not a single breakout on any ship.
  4. Not sure if this survey only included those who were yet to be vaccinated or what but the overall percent of people in the United States that either have gotten the vaccine or are wanting to get the vaccine is much higher than 46.6%. Consider the fact that about 1/3 of the total US population already has received at least 1 dose of the vaccine. That's roughly 40% of the total adult population. About 62% in the United States either have received or will get the vaccine as soon as it's available to them. 17% fall into the "wait and see" category and only 20% are against g
  5. The reality is that the amount of revenue they'll lose by requiring a vaccine is tiny compared to the revenue they'll lose if the CDC doesn't allow them to start back up this summer or if there's an outbreak onboard a ship and things get shut down again.
  6. IMO a more pragmatic way of starting cruising back up is to limit occupancy to 50% of ship capacity for the first 6-8 weeks, if there's no incidents increase it by 10% each subsequent 4 weeks. Also mandate a vaccine, a PCR test 3 days prior to sailing, and a rapid test prior to getting on the ship and as you get off the ship as well. They could also mandate that the cruise lines provide free medical care for any Covid related symptoms onboard so that passengers aren't discouraged from seeking medical attention because it would cost them too much. Just an idea.
  7. Have you ever been to that part of the country? Takes longer if they take a bus??? You're kidding right? People don't take busses in that part of the country. I doubt there's even bus service there.
  8. From the CDC website: "Technical Instructions for a Cruise Ship Operator’s Agreement with Port and Local Health Authorities under CDC’s Framework for Conditional Sailing Order" https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/instructions-local-agreements.html
  9. One step closer to cruising: CDC announces next steps to getting cruise ships back in US waters https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2021/04/02/cruise-cdc-issues-cruising-guidelines-return-plan/6702205002/
  10. Having to drive "more than 20 miles" and "travel for hours" are 2 completely different things. I lived in Wyoming for years, I know what it's like...and no you don't have to travel for hours to get to a pharmacy. Even in the example you cited, in San Juan County (population of 690 btw) the main town in the middle of the county is 48 miles away from Durango (town of 18,000 people). That's not "travel for hours". That's a 1 hour drive. Also, the J&J vaccine has been approved for over a month now and only needs to be stored in a regular fridge. Literally any medical of
  11. Booking a cruise, and actually taking a cruise are 2 different things. Which is once again why some people have had success making this case.
  12. I haven't said I don't like the product. I actually haven't had issues onboard any of the NCL cruises i've taken. My issues are more with their policies, actions, and way of doing business. Does the actual NCL product suck? No, it doesn't. I'd say it's about average overall compared to the competition. I did however notice a downgrade in the qualify of the food on our last NCL cruise. So what's the problem? Well, I guess i'm really irritated with how their decisions to increase cruise prices by 50-100% after their customers chose to give NCL interest free loans in excha
  13. Oh yes how could we possibly forget about the "free" Premium Drink package...the one you pay $200 in fees for and is the only drink package in the industry (to my knowledge) that doesn't even include bottled water. LOL!
  14. If RCCL/CCL were paying those who exposed NCL for their crappy product and awful business practices then they'd both go out of business.
  15. I'm not anti-NCL. I'm anti-NCL taking advantage of people and cutting corners left and right more than any other cruise lines. Try stepping outside of the "I love NCL" box from time to time. They have a sub-par product, sub-par customer service, and charge above average. Yet people keep booking NCL and defending NCL. It's like the people who book directly with the cruise line who think they're getting the best deal because they don't have to pay a travel agent.
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