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    NY City suburb
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    cruising - computers
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    Princess - Celebrity - the one I am on
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  1. I wish you well but NCL has announced that they doubt they can continue. Norwegian Cruise Line warned that its upcoming financial statements will carry a statement detailing "substantial doubt" about its ability to continue as a "going concern" in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, another sign of how the crisis is affecting the cruise industry." They were in dire straights before all this, bled by hedge fund that ran them. This is just a convenient excuse.
  2. No one should really consider an OBC perk when buying this or any stock. I would look at the stocks financials, a perk like this is inconsequential. A great marketing strategy for CCL both for their stock and bookings. There is no significance to share value. Since CCL is so leveraged I would doubt that this perk will be continued. They have already suspended their dividend and stock re-purchase program. They have said they have increased liquidity, that is like the phrase I mis-spoke from a politician caught in a lie. What they increased was their credit lines sold 4 billion junk
  3. First I agree totally, I am old enough to remember when being at United States Citizen meant something!!!! I do recognize that much like being in a foreign embassy, on a ship attached to United States you are still technically in a foreign country. The Captain of the Ship is the legal entity on that ship. That said the Captain was basically caught between his company corporate entity and the US government. Readaing the article and acting on the presumption that it is basically accurate this all boiled down to $$$. "Reed noted, "In the last two weeks, other cruise lines have provide
  4. Cruising was already heading to the former class system of transatlantic sailing. The Suite Only areas, extra pay restaurants and deck areas etc. One of the problems I have with where cruise's had gone in recent years. If traveling with friends of various financial resources you were becoming more and more isolated by areas defined by ability to pay. George in NY
  5. We have 10 day NY to FLL reposition of the Sky Princess deposited pre-covid. We will have to make our decision, IF still scheduled, on August final pay date. Trying to play it by ear but honestly will most likely cancel then. This was a great deal, really great, so hate to see it not be used. But really not likely all will be good by August. Think we are fooling ourselves that all will be well and we will be sailing in November. Too many variables for us. Too many can go wrong's for us. In general before we start cruising again, and we are cruiseaholics, about 100 of them since 198
  6. Common practice is sharing performers between ships. Comedian/band whatever boards Miami plays there scheduled show before arriving at a port. Leaves that ship boards another sailing leg back to Miami of the same company plays again on that ship. This way hire one comedian of specific group and provide entertainment on multiple ships. The house band, piano bar guy etc, would stay aboard one ship. George in NY
  7. I doubt they would do it but a nice gesture would be to run shuttles into City for those that would like to spend day there. Maybe even if a low cost excursion pricing? For out of towners might prove to be a good deal. George in NY
  8. NCL ESCAPE is just arriving at Kings Wharf Bermuda now 6:21 am EST 7:21 AM Bermuda time. Grandeur still reports as anchored in Bay. Carnival Pride has no updated position reported. Last position 7 hours ago off Charleston. George in NY
  9. We're they allowed to open the Casino? Are they still adding NY sales tax to the drinks? My wife could live with the sailing delay if the casinos were allowed to open :) I was surprised to read in another topic that CocoCay can still be missed due to seas on normal itinerary even with the pier they built. Figured that is why they built the pier, because rough seas caused so many itinerary changes. Apparently if seas still rough ship can't be docked. I guess ship would bang against dock since pier not protected. Also noted seas wash over pier if bad enough. Having sail
  10. Never fun to change from a warm to cooler/cold itinerary. The hazard of sailing from East Coast Fall/Winter. We sail Dec20th fingers crossed. Last year was fine a previous year we stayed docked until late than ran south. Wish you all good luck and a great cruise no matter what. George in NY
  11. This should really be discussed in a posting dedicated to it. The economy of size, upcoming note debt, is highly involved. I agree that cruise pricing is eroding if that is your point necessitating increases to onboard revenue. Reduction of staff, maintenance, and replacement costs. NCL is run by what is basically a hedge fund, the rest by corporate entity, both require investor profit. Investor profit doesn't necessarily require happiness or safety for the end user. As very well demonstrated by airline industry. George in NY
  12. I don't know if I would say declined. I would say has changed as has society itself. Maybe because I'm older but take memorial services for the departed. In previous decades you would never go to a wake or funeral in anything less than a shirt and tie, often a suit. Not unusual now to see people dressed in any fashion. Is it right or wrong, eye of beholder. To me and much of my generation dressing properly was a sign of respect. For later generations they do not understand that linkage. Again who is right and who is wrong, not for me to judge. BUT if I offer my opinion here that pr
  13. Believe me hard to understand many of these tech changes now a days. You can blame marketing for that. Take the Medallion thing. For June cruise on Caribbean Princess we were advised that was a Medallion cruise. We read everything and still were confused as were friends cruising with us. Both couples have cruised in access of 75 cruises each, many on Princess ships, yet I could get the concept of the medallion. Having sailed the RCL Quantum class with their alternative wrist bands I both couple were not happy about medallions. We literally made asses out of ourselves demanding crui
  14. Short answer no! Might get a small vase like thing of nuts if in a lounge and you use same server but unusual now. Like so many things GONE, that was the old days. George in NY
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