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  1. Savannah passed an ordinance ten days ago that masks are mandatory anywhere in public, inside or out. On the local news, they showed the police in the downtown tourist area stopping people and telling them about the new ordinance, the fines involved, and offering them a mask for free. There were actually a few people that refused to put them on even after being offered. They were then presented with a $500 summons. That seems to be an expensive way to "prove your point".
  2. There is a sign on the "land" side of the building as seen below.
  3. The cruise lines have to make up for billions lost since March. So, maybe they are trying the "new math". 😄
  4. Heck, I can't even go to NY/NJ/CT at this time. And I live in the USA! Best to either cancel now, or wait until they cancel it and then start your 90-day timer to get your money back.
  5. This is 20 minutes from my house. Tybee Island. Not the Caribbean, but it works for us.
  6. And here is another one: Birka Cruise Line Shuts Down
  7. Just want to make sure that everyone knows of the latest "Disaster of the Day" from our positive Press. Killer hornets, deadly dust clouds, now a new type of Swine Flu. I expect Land Sharks cannot be far behind!! 😄
  8. And now here is another one to put off cruises: Swine Flu in Chinese Pigs
  9. No way. Not going to put any money down until they are fully up and running for a while. I was disappointed having to cancel our 10-day out of Rome in September on the Getaway (same cabin as last time - 16710), but at least we got our CN certs back. We have until September 2022 to use them, so we will see how this Covid goes.
  10. JMHO: Bahamas Paradise Fred Olsen Hurtigruten Marella I also see a possibility that the "big 3" may consolidate their multiple lines down to a smaller number to reduce overhead costs going forward and remove redundancies in routes, similar to what happened to the airline industry did after the Great Recession.
  11. Ships are going for bargain basement prices right now. This is from another lines chat area: The RCGS Resolute was sold at auction in Curacao for a slim $600,000 on Monday, according to a source familiar with the auction result. This is in sharp contrast to just a few years ago, where multiple operators were lining up to charter the former Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expedition ship, which offers a strong ice class hull and capacity for up to 184 guests. The book value of the ship was previously said to have been in the $25 million range for the former Hanseatic. A spokesperson representing the auctioneer confirmed to Cruise Industry News that the ship had indeed been sold, but did not elaborate on the sales price or the buyer. It is also possible the buyer was the existing owner of the vessel, using the auction as a tool to clear any debts on the ship. It was a colorful 2019-2020 season for the ship, having been first arrested in Buenos Aires following the demise of One Ocean Expeditions. On the ship's voyage back to Europe, it collided with a Venezuelan naval vessel. The latter ship sank and the Resolute sailed damaged to Curacao, where she has remained since. It is unclear whether Venezuelan authorities will let the ship leave Curacao.
  12. Pandemic Has Claimed Its First Cruise Line There will be more of this before any major lines start cruising again. There is going to be a substantial contraction in the entire business. The pre-COVID model is unsustainable financially.
  13. Pandemic Has Claimed Its First Cruise Line
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