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Omax4

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    Royal Caribbean

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  1. I see no reason why Royal Caribbean wouldn’t just wait and cancel month by month. i do not believe the whole year will be cancelled. I don’t think realistically cruises will start up before Aug or Sep or even worse case Oct. But even a couple of months of revenue is better than nothing. If Royal canceled the rest of the year, their stock would drop even more.
  2. Omax4

    Virus

    You are correct that the Spanish Flu was H1N1. I forgot that. My apologies on that. Point taken. As far as vaccinated people dying from flu being rare, that is correct. I have discussed this with medical professional including virologist. So I guess they must be all wrong. I personally believe in social distancing. But if you don’t, fine. I’m not going to try to debate it with you.
  3. Omax4

    Virus

    I think when people talk about a bad flu epidemic, people might be referring to before we had a flu vaccine. Like the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 is the first to come to mind. Somewhere between 30 to 50 million people died. Out of the 61,000 flu fatalities you are referring to ( last year maybe) I’ll bet you most of the people did not get a flu shot out of stupidity, cost ( even that is debatable), or people who just refuse vaccines. Of course there are always some people who get the flu shot who still get the flu and die, but that’s rare. And of course I feel sorry for those peo
  4. Omax4

    Virus

    I meant it wasn’t “bad” in the US yet
  5. Omax4

    Virus

    I didn’t do anything wrong. As I said I went on a cruise that week and had a good time. I would go again looking back knowing what I know know. It wasn’t back in the US yet. All I said was that I underestimated the global impact the virus would have. Lot of people did. You want me to say I’m sorry for underestimating the virus? Fine I’m sorry for underestimating the virus. It is a bigger deal than I thought.
  6. Omax4

    Virus

    Yes I agree. It’s strange to think how much our world has changed. I meant what I said at the time. I went on a cruise the week I posted that. Obviously things are different and I underestimated the impact the virus would have. Let’s hope things return to normal soon.
  7. Omax4

    Virus

    So because I was on vacation I’m irresponsible? If I hadn’t been on vacation and accidentally gotten the virus in the community at work and then infected the coffee worker that makes a big difference in your eyes I guess. I’m not sure how to answer that. I’m not sure we can tell every one in the whole world to stop traveling. If I had been traveling on a non-cruise for work would that have made a difference? Would it have made a difference if it was regular flu and the coffee worker elderly father died? Because more people still die of the regular influenza then coronavirus. See where
  8. Omax4

    Virus

    I’m not sure why you would expect them to. No hotel, cruise line, airline, or travel company is going to give money back unless they have to. Did you purchase insurance? I always do. But I hope it works out for you somehow.
  9. Omax4

    Virus

    I thought that was the point. This entire post was started with someone asking if we should travel. They didn’t specify which virus. I assumed coronavirus. And obviously I am giving my opinion. If the poster wanted sound medical advice he wouldn’t have asked it in this forum. I gave my advice and my opinion which is what this forum is for. I personally don’t believe cruising is risky at all. I am currently on a cruise on Royal Caribbean. I have a cruise booked for Europe in July. That cruise is for Europe and right now I would say it is very iffy if I am going to go based on the
  10. Omax4

    Virus

    Actually yes I am very serious. You are not putting yourself in harms way traveling on a cruise ship that is not traveling anywhere near China, Japan, Hong Kong, or a few other places in Asia. Why wouldn’t you travel on a cruise ship to places like Europe or the Caribbean? I’m going on a Caribbean cruise on Wednesday and I’m not worried all. And actually this virus is exactly like the flu. Expect that there isn’t a vaccine for it. The mortality rate is higher at 2 percent compared to around 0.05 percent for standard flu which is indeed worrisome. That’s the biggest difference.
  11. Omax4

    Virus

    Which virus? People get the flu everyday. Did you get your flu shot this year? That you have control of. Corovirus. You don’t have any control of. People can die crossing the street. Wouldn’t stop me from cruising. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I don’t know about the clear glass part but this comment about firefighting requirements is almost certainly correct. No way the balcony dividers won’t open.
  13. My apologies. The ship has been announced. But we are still waiting for the itineraries. My guess is that will be next week.
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