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  1. Seems like this is where your money is going: Carnival CEO Donalds Compensation Rose
  2. Yeah, prices might be cheaper than normal because of less capacity. You may not need it, but....
  3. What makes you think things have changed in the last 20 years? Everything is included, and of course, you don't pay for anything. NOT. No, we have been cruising for 30 years, and the last 10 were the worst with very excessive nickel-and-dimming, but it's interesting, post COVID will be a new game entirely. Already there are changes, for example, Celebrity will be mostly inclusive. So only time will tell what post-Covid turns out to be. So back to your list, 1) premium dining Yeah, in the last 20 years, restaurants, at least free ones, have gone down-hill.
  4. Maybe 50-50 for a June cruise. I'd say Sept. might be a good bet but only 7 days or less. And you'll need proof of vaccine to go.
  5. USA Today was reporting it yesterday, but not today, so maybe they changed their mind, so cross your fingers. But Holland America and Princess have cancelled so its doubtful Carnival would go.
  6. Carnival as well. Realistically it will be June or July when cruises will happen, maybe.
  7. I'm not sure why the people that don't live there should be telling the people that do live there what they should do. They are grown-ups, and since cruise ships bring lots of tourists, and I'm sure they thought long and hard before they voted the way they did.
  8. Wow!!! You call 15 days to reverse a credit card charge "very quick." Boy the cruise company has you trained well.
  9. I've been watching as well, have also gone on lots of lines, and I believe many aspects I have seen won't appeal to younger people either. Certainly certain games and activities might appeal to different age groups, but I don't think that "weird" appeals to younger people then older people. Some will be the opposite. Put a turntable in a room and older people will say "cool" younger people won't even know what it is. Younger or older all want basically the same thing, good food, lots of room storage, lots of activities, etc.
  10. Aww, just 20 short of earning a free Carnival tot-bag.
  11. Not good news. https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/04/business/virgin-atlantic-bankruptcy/index.html
  12. I sold Carnival and bought J&J also. A very good long-term stock. Initially when I bought CCL back when, I expected it would recover within maybe a year, but I no longer think that is the case. Even when COVID-19 finally gets in check, another virus could appear at any time, and the cruise companies are aware of that. The business model of cramming tons of people into cruise ships will not be possible in the future. Yes cruise companies will adjust, but the old days will never return. To me, I think that is a good thing, as the last few years of being treated like cattle has not been t
  13. Don't think of it as waiting for a refund, think of it as providing a zero interest loan to Princess. You are a lot cheaper than other loan sources that actually want interest for their money.
  14. Who would ever think that a refrigerator in a sealed compartment won't cool good.
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