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  1. Fine, but when some random pax gets corona/the-next-one, what happens to the rest of us who are still healthy? Will be be locked up on board until we get sick?
  2. Just as it shut down faster than anyone expected,m everything will re-open faster than expected. People who want to cruise will be cruising in a few months. The Karens who used to tut-tut about sneaking alcohol aboard (not so much an O isue) will switch to tut-tutting about wearing face coverings. I have no fear of catxhing the Chionese Virus-of-the-Month whilst cruising BUT I have great fear of being aboard a ship suddenly locked down because Mabel on the next floor up and down the hall tested positive for Covid-21 or Swine Flu or some such. The line that gets my business, if one exists, is the one co-operating with ports to put evacuation plans in place for healthy pax.
  3. The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets (even when it's your own). This would be a very interesting time to add to a fleet if one could swing it.
  4. This. Just as many travelers are done with the mega-ships, many can take or leave the mega-ports. Why dock in Naples when you can start in Sorrento? (etc)
  5. Spanish situation could get interesting. One way or the other the regional governments might think they have a say in it.
  6. Wait til stuff settles down. The "deals" will still be there.
  7. One more month and I'll have hair so long I can wear my Airpods without looking like the total tool I am.
  8. Giving cruise lines money now is asking for trouble.
  9. Getting the Mushroom Treatment is no joy.
  10. Not sure. How much hardship (and associated death from that that hardship) vs. how much death?
  11. Emphasis mine. I'm not so sure. Wikipedia: "The direct contribution of the tourism sector to GDP was estimated at 50 percent, and it provides about 75 percent of total foreign exchange earnings. Although difficult to measure, the import content of tourism expenditures is high, so net tourism earnings are significantly lower. 140,048 tourist arrivals were recorded in 2000, including over 114,000 from Europe. In the same year, Seychelles had 2,479 hotel rooms with 6,010 beds filled to 78% capacity." Shutting down 50% of your economy for 18 months is a pretty big deal. Even the most ardent proponents of lockdowns in the Western World aren't trying to push anything close to that.
  12. Just announced, I'm reducing my sale price for the Brooklyn Bridge. Pre-COVID: 100,000 Last Week: 50,000 Today: 25,000 Cash only (unmarked small bills please): 20,000 Actually we'll call it a "2-for-1" sale and I'll throw in the Golden Gate Bridge. Wait til you see my refund policy!
  13. CDC: Jurisdiction, no, agreed. Bully pulpit, maybe? If the lines you're cruising never come to the USA, then sure. If the lines you're cruising run other ships that they hope to sail in American waters, they may find themselves forced to play nice with the CDC--especially if the CDC fears that American pax on, say, European cruises are going to fly home once the cruise is over and bring the virus with them. Just as a real world example, on Sunday the UK announced a 14-day self-quarantine for visitors. By today, the order had been lifted for French visitors, because the government of France brought pressure to bear. In this case it's more liberty for tourists, not less, but you get the idea. The CDC could quite easily "ask" cruiselines not to accept American passengers.
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