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  1. Island of Saba near St. Martin. Believe it or not my Grandfather was born on the Island
  2. Currently, 68.8% of all ADULTS (over 18) have been vaccinated and 59.9% are fully vaccinated. I don't think many children purchase cruises. The percentage of those that actually purchase cruises that are fully vaccinated is likely approaching 70- 75% since 89.4% of Americans over 65 have had at least 1 vaccination and 79.7% are fully vaccinated. Listen to your elders Its not 50/50 among cruise customers
  3. The CDC will simply ask that the Appellate Court to reinstate the order pending appeal
  4. The real issue is whether Congress has exercised a delegated power in the Constitution over the port or facility (ie under Commerce Clause). hint: Congress has exercised that delegated power
  5. True otherwise you wouldn't have to wear a mask at Miami International Airport (or other federal controlled facility). Desantis' mandates are preempted by federal law in these facilities (for the most part). DeSantis has some control in such facilities ex. restaurants, bars and other businesses)
  6. "Most cruises dont engage in interstate commerce as they travel to foreign countries." Oh my!
  7. Hey this is a fact-free thread-quit spoiling the fun "The Senate unanimously passed the bill this month, and it was approved by the House of Representatives Thursday." https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2021/05/24/cruise-ships-bill-biden-alaska/7417266002/
  8. The crew are people too and they are probably in pretty close quarters below
  9. Actual medical records aren't even entered into these governmental databases. They just check a negative ping for whether you've been vaccinated. All states that are involved in the federal vaccination program-ie every state-is required to report this information in order to participate. I've posted a sample state agreement on cruise critic which is signed when they are agree to be a part of the vaccination program.
  10. Traffic is horrible on Friday afternoon-not so bad early on weekends. Lately I've motored down on Friday afternoon and stayed in an Omni, Galvestonian or other great hotel with a great pool for about $130 on hotwire bid and then head to Galveston Saturday morning. If its a Sunday cruise I usually stay at Moody Gardens and usually get Moody Gardens for Saturday Nite for right at $200 on hotwire bid. Then I hit their pool early afternoon. I realize this year MIGHT be more problematic-but there still won't be as many cruise passengers so I'm not so sure prices might still drop. I've got about 20 years of experience dealing with Galveston/Houston hotels. Logically, if less ships are sailing with 1/2 the passengers can Galveston maintain those prices without their secret deals programs?
  11. If you are driving you can always stay in a real 4 or 5 star in Houston rather than pay 2-3 times more in a 2-3 star in Galveston. Not ideal but I refuse to robbed by inferior hotels-most 4 stars in Galveston really aren't anyway-you are just paying for the location. Houston also is a pretty good city for well educated priceline or hotwire secret hotels. Just do a little research-I've ALWAYS gotten the hotel I bid on in both Houston and Galveston with a little research
  12. Hopefully not long as long as one of those darn kids doesn't punch every floor
  13. Due to Hurricane Harvey a few years ago-we were recharted to Miami from Galveston and left Miami at about 10:30 pm. Wow!!! Sitting up top in the Viking Crown Lounge was about 30 minutes of one of the most memorable cruise experiences in my life. Just beautiful as the port facilities are lighted up for miles
  14. for those scoring the game from home, was the error by Who (e-3), What (e-4), I Don't Give a Damn (e-6) or I Don't Know (e-5)
  15. My law firm has asked for vaccination cards for their records
  16. Not likely because even cruise lines need to provide at least some procedural due process if not substantive due process. Its fundamentally unfair to penalize innocent passengers
  17. Yes When is Celebrity requiring passengers to prove vaccination? At the port or by downloading a vaccination card prior to the cruise? If the law was currently in effect, Celebrity could, but isn't required to, file for declaratory relief that the law was unconstitutional under the commerce clause etc. Instead, Celebrity could just proceed with the cruise and let Florida impose a fine or sue Celebrity to block the cruise (which might involve injunctive relief). Again, this is complicated by the effective date of the Florida law and the timing of the cruise
  18. The reason that "the Executive Order or the Signed Law, haven't been been ceremonial 'tossed already?" is that no cruises have sailed and I believe the law is not effective until July 1-right? Therefore its arguably not yet a litigible issue and would constitute an advisory opinion which courts are prohibited from issuing. Once a passenger is required to show a vaccination card--and an alleged violation of an effective Florida law occurs OR a ship actually sails from Florida violating an effective Florida law then an actual litigible case arises. Likely to see both requests for declaratory relief and requests for injunctive relief similiar to the lawsuit concerning the CDC with involves a separate issue
  19. I'm still waiting for the first maritime "expert" to state that Desantis is correct-I've read double digit experts confirming he is wrong. This is basic constitutional law relating to the Commerce Clause. Its a little concerning that more Americans don't understand this elemental concept that governs the relationship between the federal and state governments.
  20. Example: RCCL Cruise Ticket Contract-I could cite 20 provisions which show federal law preempts state law but the most important is as follows: f. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, THIS TICKET CONTRACT AND ALL DISPUTES OR CLAIMS WHATSOEVER BY PASSENGER ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS TICKET CONTRACT SHALL IN ALL RESPECTS AND WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES, BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE [Page 13 of 16] GENERAL MARITIME LAW OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND, WHEN APPLICABLE, THE U.S. DEATH ON THE HIGH SEAS ACT (46 U.S.C. § 30301 ET SEQ.). EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SPECIFIED IN THIS TICKET, PASSENGER AGREES THIS CHOICE OF LAW SUPERSEDES AND PREEMPTS ANY PROVISION OF LAW OF ANY OTHER STATE OR NATION. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/content/dam/royal/resources/pdf/cruise-ticket-contract.pdf
  21. Nonsense-ever heard of other travel documentation? Say a Passport. Have you read the terms of every cruise contract which clearly states that the Cruise ticket is govern by federal law except with regard to certain irrelevant and immaterial provisions. I've cited several cruise contracts on cruisecritic. You are walking the plank with this argument. We are talking about travel documentation for interstate travel
  22. Seriously? I made the 10th Amendment argument crystal clear. In order for the 10th Amendment to apply the law must involve “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution". Then I posted the Constitutional provision Art. 1 Sec. 8 which clearly delegates that power to federal government instead. The 10th Amendment does not apply because the Interstate Commerce Clause is a clear delegation of that power to the federal government so you never reach the issue of "powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution"
  23. But the Constitution does EXPRESSLY delegate to the federal government the power to regulate interstate commerce-so the 10th Amendment CLEARLY under your own citation does not apply. There is absolutely no reasonable argument that international cruising is not governed by the interstate commerce clause See citation to the US Constitution that completely disposes of your "novel" argument Commerce clause, provision of the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 8 that authorizes Congress “to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with Indian Tribes.”
  24. The Florida law was a political stunt that no person educated on the interstate commerce clause was too terribly concerned with or what Florida's governor might claim since Florida can only regulate intra-state commerce. Seriously what federal constitutional or maritime expert has ever claimed the Florida law applied to interstate commerce.
  25. 3 day cruise might be a good way to test crew protocols, reactions of passengers to protocols and identify problem issues. Rome wasn't built in a Day. Trial and error seems appropriate.
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