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Lupush

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About Lupush

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Parkland, Florida
  • Interests
    Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Metal Music, Hockey, Gaming
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Norwegian
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    St. Maarten

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  1. I was referring to itineraries that depart from US ports.
  2. I work on the technology side of the hospitality business primarily with hotel customers. I have a large customer base located in EMEA, and most hotels are currently closed. Some of these are voluntary and others are due to local laws. I'd highly doubt they're going to let Americans into any European country once this is over without strict screenings and/or mandatory quarantines.
  3. Most of Europe has more strict lockdown requirements than the US right now. I think there's a better chance for US citizens to sail out of US ports in September if anything. I'm thinking end of fall/before holiday season to get back at sea for most lines.
  4. Also, NCL has been sending brochures and advertising on TV throughout the pandemic here in South Florida.
  5. Doubtful that anyone will be sailing in June. Hearing from a number of friends in the business that Fall would be the earliest. One who works for Virgin said he thinks that the CDC is not going to allow cruises until Jan 1, 2022.
  6. At this point I'd do any cruise in any location for 3-4 days.
  7. If anyone sails in November you'll be able to get last minute deals for sure. Demand isn't going to spike as soon as ships get back to sea. Especially with lots of folks having less disposable income at the moment due to COVID.
  8. I'm just hopeful to be able to sail during my vacation at the end of January.
  9. I rarely leave the ship anyway, so I'm good with this. I wonder if it will also apply to the privately owned ports of call (Harvest Caye, Coco Caye, etc.)
  10. I work for a very large company (which I can't mention) that provides technology solutions to the Hospitality industry including Cruise Lines. I was on a call as recently as last week that indicates that the majors indeed intend to cruise in November barring any further restrictions from the CDC. We are currently finishing up large projects for RCCL and Disney to upgrade their shipboard technology in advance of this. This of course can all change, but I feel pretty confidently that we're getting close.
  11. I think cruising will reopen similarly to how the theme parks down here in Florida have opened. Ships will be limited service, some venues will be closed, and I think the target market initially will be locals in close driving distance to the port (Miami, Orlando, NOLA, etc.).
  12. I was in a Courtyard Penthouse with my Wife and Son the inaugural season. Room was great, however we will opt for the 2 bedroom on our next cruise on Encore (hopefully) in January.
  13. Not an apples to apples comparison, but I was in Disney World on Labor Day weekend with my wife and son. Many chastised them for opening too soon, however they did an exceptional job of protecting guests. Everyone was adhering to mask regulations, social distancing guidelines were everywhere and for the most part did not infringe on the experience at all. We are annual passholders and it was without question the best Disney visit we've ever had. Personally I would welcome this type of atmosphere on a cruise ship, and if NCL is up and running come my vacation time at the end of J
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