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    Caribbean

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  1. You’re right! I went back and re-read. Thanks for pointing that out.
  2. Great questions! Plus, do pre-existing conditions automatically mean you’re not “fit to sail?”
  3. Still digesting this document and all of the external references. Apparently the CDC may require cruise lines to obtain medical letters stating that all travelers are fit to sail and have no pre-existing conditions.
  4. For anyone interested, the standards for actual passenger sailings (after numerous prerequisites are met) begin on page 31.
  5. Also in the order is required testing at embarkation and debarkation, which I hadn’t heard floated before.
  6. I’m seeing that one of the conditions is that the cruises can’t be longer than 7 days.
  7. The CDC issues a framework order: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/CDC-Conditional-Sail-Order_10_30_2020-p.pdf
  8. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/readout-vice-presidents-call-u-s-cruise-industry/
  9. I think his sentence structure could be improved, though I believe he is referring to NCLH when he says “our” not his specific family.
  10. This actually made me think about a potential coordination (or “Partnership” if you will) between the cruise lines and the major testing companies out there. Many workplaces require testing (such as mine) and they essentially give the employee a sheet that they bring to a testing center, scan, and get the test. The results are then sent to the employee, but also notifies the employer of any positive results. It would probably take a significant amount of time to stand up a system like this, but I don’t see any impediment to cruise lines doing something similar. Include some directions in the cruise documents, dictate when the testing needs to be done, and the passenger and cruise lines get the results digitally to cut down on the time required to get proof of the results. I’m just thinking in principle, I am in no way a software, logistical, or health expert!
  11. Definitely agree that there is much more procedurally that needs to be done...I imagine whoever is working on this at CDC has a lot of homework to do! I’d like to read their actual recommendations (I can’t seem to find that document anywhere if anyone finds it) but I do think it’s interesting to see what they view as a potential path forward.
  12. I am assuming there must be some other threat where this is posted, but I can’t find it so I posted it here since NCL is a part of that panel. Looks like the panel recommends face coverings, testing before arrival at the terminal, and daily temperature checks. Also included, apparently a recommendation for shorter itineraries.
  13. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/09/21/norwegian-royal-caribbean-cruise-panel-suggests-covid-19-rules/5839739002/
  14. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and I would refer everyone to Carnival’s start up plans (for when they thought they’d be starting back up in September). Their plan seemed to start with their newer ships, I believe entirely based in Florida. If I were a gambling man, I would bet NCL starts with their newer ships, and then ramp up to their older ships down the line; but it’s really just a mildly educated guess at this point!
  15. Has anyone heard anything about the status of this new port? I searched for recent news stories about it, but didn’t find any recent results.
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