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Isabella Benjamin

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  1. So true about Norwegian. They are by far my favorite airline to travel to Europe, but they've been having huge financial problems for a while now. They can't survive this.
  2. My daughter rented a really gorgeous airbnb right on the beach. It's about a 8 hour drive, but they don't have to fly and they don't have to really go out much once they get there. They're just going to hang out on the beach and relax.
  3. Maybe we're looking at this from the wrong angle. When they met with the administration to pitch this idea, the government officials were reportedly not on board. They didn't want the cruise lines letting anyone on over 70 it seems. The plan pitched by the cruise industry also had ideas for taking care of sick people and not letting anyone who's ill on the ship. It's the government who wanted to completely discriminate against anyone over 70. The cruise lines talked them down to a doctors note. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coronavirus-pandemic
  4. Any chance NCL took out that massive loan to buy back its own stock? Just a thought.
  5. You get 5 drinks, the Moscow Mule, The Storyville, HHP Mint Julep, a whiskey sour, and the Sea Captain. The Moscow Mule was really good, but I just sipped at the others. The drinks did come pretty fast and nobody in our group really drank much. The show is pretty good. It's a great story based on Storyville in New Orleans right the night before prohibition. We enjoyed it and I felt it was worth the money. We got there early and got good seats (they seat you, you don't get to pick your seats). We were with my son and his friend and were close enough that they made them pa
  6. The AP is reporting that the US will broaden it's Europe travel ban to include Ireland and the UK. https://apnews.com/6052e677cfc38b76224eccddb9f36eb0
  7. Royal Caribbean is allowing them to stay on board for 30 days. https://crew-center.com/royal-caribbean-suspends-us-cruises-30-days
  8. That's awesome about the park. I wasn't making a joke. They are actually currently working on military hospital plans. Maybe start putting them in arenas or convention centers. Some place with a good ventilation system.
  9. Unfortunately there was an incident there Friday. Apparently some of the dinner guests ended up testing positive. Dreadful, dreadful shame.
  10. The military is going to have to set up field hospitals. What better place that Disney?
  11. There's a ton of discussions behind the scenes between the cruise lobbyists and the government. Everyone is advising the cruise industry take a break, we'll see if and when that happens. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coronavirus-pandemic-tests-clout-of-cruise-industry-and-its-long-standing-ties-to-trump/2020/03/12/3f79a1ba-63aa-11ea-912d-d98032ec8e25_story.html
  12. The real answer as to why NCL isn't cancelling is that the cruise lobby is fighting the government and making concessions to keep that from happening. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coronavirus-pandemic-tests-clout-of-cruise-industry-and-its-long-standing-ties-to-trump/2020/03/12/3f79a1ba-63aa-11ea-912d-d98032ec8e25_story.html I'll leave it to you to decide if these lobbyists have our best interest or cruise companies best interest at heart.
  13. MSC has announced they are cancelling some of their cruises: https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/About-MSC/News/Itinerary-Updates-Covid-19.aspx?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=fb_or_us_communitymanagement
  14. Yeah, no. NCL has creditors who are worried about norovirus and any and all things that could shut them down. If you have a car loan, they don't let you not have full coverage insurance.
  15. We are talking about completely different things. I'm talking about the companies losses, you are talking about passenger losses. We can speculate what sort of insurance arrangements NCL might have to cover their own losses during a catastrophe, but it's just speculation.
  16. I can fly today from Washington state (the largest source of infection so far) to Washington DC without a problem. As of right now there are no travel restrictions within the US for US customers. Distribution of the virus is mainly the result of community spread. This entry ban for the EU is largely symbolic.
  17. I would imagine if a company cancel a sailing, it's insured. The insurance companies will be paying people back, not NCL.
  18. Trading shut down already this morning. How much fun is today going to be?
  19. That's what the new loan is for. They knew this was coming.
  20. All cruise lines will have to follow at some point after they've squeezed as many dollars out of the customer as possible. Will people still think it's mass hysteria then? I guess we'll find out.
  21. Perhaps they want to try and bump up their insurance sales because they are about to shut down operations for the next couple of months. Kind of monstrous if it turns out to be true.
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