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    New York City
  • Interests
    Theater, Ocean Liners, Art, Reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Princess, Holland America Line.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe - Caribbean
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  1. The CDC restrictions hurt all states red or blue makes no difference. We all have to deal with the nonsensical blather coming from this ignorant health agency. Jonathan
  2. I just renewed my passport and also received a passport card. I paid the additional fee to expedite the service and received both passport book and card within three weeks. Better to renew now and beat the rush before everyone and his brother does in a few months. Jonathan
  3. Sure, there are still things to be ironed out but, this recent letter from the CDC shows that they are finally able to make some concessions to the CSO and be more flexible in their demands. Other cruise lines like Royal Caribbean were full of praise for this new letter and it's very encouraging to see all parties working to end this stalemate that has been going on for far too long. Jonathan
  4. That is true. But, it's refreshing to see the CDC is actually making some concessions and tweaking the CSO to make it more reasonable. Jonathan
  5. Hot off the presses some very encouraging cruise re-start news from the CDC including this little nugget: "Ships can bypass the required simulated test voyages carrying volunteers and jump to sailings with paying passengers if 98% of crew and 95% of passengers are fully vaccinated". https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2021/04/28/cdc-cruises-could-restart-july/4883450001/?csp=chromepush Jonathan
  6. Some encouraging cruise re-start news hot off the CDC press: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2021/04/28/cdc-cruises-could-restart-july/4883450001/?csp=chromepush "CDC will not require test cruises as long as crews and passengers are vaccinated" Let's Do This! Jonathan
  7. This just in some encouraging news from the CDC regarding a July cruise re-start https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2021/04/28/cdc-cruises-could-restart-july/4883450001/?csp=chromepush Jonathan
  8. Wrong. More like 20% will choose not to be vaccinated but, at that point there will be herd immunity. Jonathan
  9. The Franconia was a Cunard ship I sailed to the Caribbean with my folks in the early 70's. She was the one time Ivernia later refitted for cruising after having sailed the UK - Canada route from 1955 to 1962. Below the Franconia is docked at the New York Cruise Pier circa 1970's. Jonathan
  10. It took the CDC five months to lay out the conditions for Phase 2A of the Conditional Sail Order. They certainly could have put this together much sooner. Jonathan
  11. I think the "Restricted Revenue sailings" are the half capacity sailings. The test cruises were supposed to have been non-revenue generating cruises. So some form of revenue cruising could potentially happen in the U.S. by mid-summer that's a huge step forward. Jonathan
  12. I choose to see the glass half full. After a year and change of crickets from the CDC the gears appear to be shifting slightly. Sure, the lines will have a few more hurdles, but, now the CDC sees a sooner than later path for a U.S. cruise return "hopefully, by mid-summer with revenue restricted cruises". Jonathan
  13. Actually, I think the "Restricted Revenue" cruises are the 50% capacity cruises. The Test cruises are non-revenue generating, so if revenue cruises are happening by mid-summer that's huge. Jonathan
  14. Considering the CDC hasn't said a word about a potential return date for USA cruising, this is certainly very encouraging. Jonathan
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