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  1. What does Cuomo and nursing home liability have to do with the cruise industry? It has no impact. Let’s try to keep this thread at least somewhat on track.
  2. These people who are “adamantly against vaccination” I’m assuming (hoping) can at least acknowledge that Covid is real, correct? If so, they’re aware that it’s highly contagious and an outbreak on a cruise ship, which would mostly infect unvaccinated passengers, is a horrible situation for the cruise industry. With that being said, why are these people so hellbent on cruising? I get it, cruising is a lot of fun. However, choosing not to be vaccinated, and then choosing to board a ship knowing that you could be contributing to a potential outbreak that could derail the trip for everyone, is inc
  3. To add to the good points that others have already shared, another good reason to have the vaccine is consideration for the areas you are visiting on your cruise. We tend to look at things through the lens of how things are operating in our home countries. However, just because you might be able to readily get the vaccine in your country if you want one, that is likely not true for a lot of the port destinations. The last thing some of these places need is for Covid to go tearing through their communities. If cruise lines can help mitigate that by requiring vaccinated passengers, I say more po
  4. This is incorrect. The vaccines are highly effective at not only preventing symptoms, but at preventing infection/transmission as well. Taken from the article linked below: “According to the study, which was conducted on nearly 4,000 healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers at the frontlines in eight locations across the country, the mRNA vaccines are 90 percent effective at preventing infection. That means in addition to stopping the development of Covid-19 symptoms, they can stop the disease from spreading from one person to another, too.”
  5. Agreed, and noted. I got a little carried away previously.
  6. Just poking a little fun at the OP (a Canadian) who started the thread criticizing Americans.
  7. I’m not sure what your point is considering over 50% of the United States has received their first vaccination.
  8. Regardless, you could say the same (Bio N Tech developed vaccine is only possible with the partnership of Pfizer, a very American company). Small world, I’m an American who lives about 10 miles from where the Pfizer vaccine is made. The other two vaccines, Moderna and J&J, are American made/developed, and were brought to market with the help of U.S. taxpayer dollars. What was Canada’s role in all of this?
  9. I’m trying to wrap my mind around having the audacity to criticize a country about vaccination, when the country you’re criticizing is the country that is home to all three vaccine companies (J&J, Moderna, Pfizer). Some of those vaccines were rushed out using U.S. taxpayer dollars through Operation Warp Speed. Then, to take it a step further, criticize people as it relates to cruising from U.S. ports, all while sitting in a country that has had nothing to do with either. If Canada is so great, they’re welcome to develop their own vaccine and entice cruise lines to headquarter there. Until
  10. I really hope they’re allowed to sail, but this article makes it sound like it’s not a done deal and that pushback is likely from the governor. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article251706998.html
  11. Interesting. Last year I booked a sailing on the Encore out of Miami for the last week of November 2021. That was never cancelled, but that’s also after the 10/31 expiration of the CDC order, so maybe that has something to do with it.
  12. I’m referring to sailings that were already booked beyond 50% prior to the capacity limit decision. For example, what if a cruise leaving in September has already been booked beyond 50% capacity since bookings have been available for that cruise for over a year now?
  13. On the reduced capacity sailings, I wonder how they will determine who is permitted to sail. For example, if the ship was 100% booked, how do they determine who is removed from the sailing? I feel like it should be based on the order in which people booked (the people who booked sooner are safe vs those who booked later). However, I can’t see them cancelling sailings booked in more expensive cabins, regardless of when they were booked. This will be really interesting.
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