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  1. I count 14 pallets of supplies, which they wouldn't need to deliver if they were docking somewhere asap. I'm guessing another night cruising in circles for these poor people.
  2. The meeting between cruise executives and VP Pence is set for 2:45 pm ET. I suspect it's more show than substantial meeting, as it's also supposed to include Florida's senators and other politicians. There is also reporting that Pence will announce a plan for the Grand Princess at that time.
  3. Another possible destination is Oakland/Alameda, including next to the USS Hornet. A lesser used dock would be desirable as the ship may be tied up for some time. If they continue sailing in circles tonight (as they have all day), it suggests they are staying closer to the Bay Area.
  4. Apparently they are awaiting test results on 45 people. Something constrained them from testing more. Logically, the 45 people they selected for testing would be those who were most likely to test positive, including the 10+ passengers and 10+ crew reporting symptoms (especially the B2B passengers among them). The question is--what are they going to do if they get a bunch of positives? If they get many positives, it means there are lots of infected people on the ship.
  5. The timeline would be consistent with possibly many people being infected on board right now: 2/11 Grand starts 10 day Mexico cruise 2/19 passenger starts to show symptoms ( and thus became infected early in the cruise) 2/21 Grand returns to SF; leaves for 15 day cruise to Hawaii soon thereafter: passenger is hospitalized (news says he had "very little" community contact between cruise and hospital) 3/3 passenger dies Apparently 62 passengers to Mexico did B2B and are on the ship now. It is possible, but seems unlikely, that the deceased passenger was the only one infected on the Mexico cruise. Current infections on the ship could have three sources: (1) 62 B2B passengers; (2) crew; and (3) "new" passengers who boarded 2/21 (this category would be independent of prior infection). Bottom line, it's entirely possible there are many cases on board now. The problem is that people who were recently infected (and asymptomatic) can test negative. That's the point of a longer quarantine. Even if you get immediate medical care for all positives, what do you do with everyone else? You can't keep them on the ship after the Diamond Princess--but there is a risk involved in letting them all walk off. So unfortunate.
  6. This makes sense, although I'm hoping we get some clarity by June, at least as to the Millenium. I'm not sure what outcome to wish for at this point (cancellation by X or not). It certainly seems like this virus will get a lot worse before it gets better. And people from all over the world will descend upon Tokyo for the Olympics.
  7. We booked our airfare using points, so if the cruise ends up being cancelled we'll have to pay a fee to American to cancel our flights and restore our points.
  8. What are your thoughts: will Celebrity return to Asia this Fall? I know I'm asking for speculation. But since I've got a Best of Japan cruise booked on the Millenium for Oct. 11, I'm naturally curious and a bit anxious. Both Millenium and Eclipse have Asia itineraries in the Fall. Any thoughts on what will happen? Our final payment is due in July.
  9. Flight to Texas (CKS581) just took off. Flight to California looks to be a few minutes behind. Trackable on Flightradar24.
  10. We're booked on the Oct 11 2020 Best of Japan on the Millenium. Final payment is due July 6. We wonder what will happen in the Fall and figure we'll know more by the time we have to pay the balance.
  11. I've been wondering as well about the crew. It seems that so far Princess has risen to the challenge of dealing with a very difficult and unprecedented situation, redeploying crew on new tasks. But it only works if the crew doesn't get sick. As far as I know, only one crew member has been diagnosed, right? If there are more cases among the crew then this could get even more challenging.
  12. There have been a couple reports of the happy hour lounge being for elites only. But what I want to know from those making those reports is: were any Platinum guests actually turned away? Or were they perhaps confused or misled by the signage or invitations into not trying to enter? The invitation or signage could be confusing if not read carefully. The invitation says "Exclusive Elite Lounge" but if you read the whole invitation it's clear it's open to Platinum and Suites. Add in the sporadic missing invitations to the confusing language and I could see people assuming they weren't invited or welcome.
  13. We have ATT and Wi-Fi calling enabled. We got the unlimited MedallionNet package on our Royal Princess cruise. Actually I hadn't even thought of Wi-Fi calling until my phone rang with a spam call one day onboard. I had the phone in airplane mode and cellular data off. Only then did the light bulb go off and I realized I could do Wi-Fi calling.
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