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Kilroyshere

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    It's Complicated...
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    Seabourn, Regent
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    Central & South America

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  1. Yes, the USPS is funded by US taxpayers. Instead of calling it subsidy which is exactly what it is, they call it loans. Every year the USPS loses money. In the past 3 years the losses/debt has been over $12 billion. The US Treasury gives them loans at minimal interest rates, which to date total over $100 billion in debt, not including USPS unfunded Pension liability shortfalls. Those loans will never be paid back given the USPS failed business model and being a quasi government agency, not accountable as are all other for profit companies. Amtrak does the sa
  2. USPS is losing $ because: 1. The lucrative component of USPS is 1st Class mail and package delivery business. And that has been eroding due to internet, fax and competition (UPS, FedEx & now Amazon building their own delivery service). 2. Unlike any for profit business, USPS 'borrows' billions every year at the lowest rate possible from the US Treasury. The debt can never be repaid and is just tax payers subsidizing this dinosaur. For profit businesses go under run like the USPS has been. 3. Legacy costs: USPS has health insurance and Defined Benefit ben
  3. “We remain committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by fostering a culture of awareness and respect for our world’s resources. Our core company values extend beyond our ships and encourages the preservation of the precious natural resources that are integral to our success. - NCL’s verbatim statement from their “Sale & Sustain” program. * Every time I get another load of NCL & ‘O Life’ color catalogues in the mail, which go right into the recycle bin, I will recall this concern for our world's resources and respect for the environment.
  4. 3 to 6 catalogues a week which are all duplicates of each other is neither responsible nor defensible. This is not marketing. This is environmentally wrong. This is RoboCalling and using the USPS instead of a phone.
  5. I care about how environmentally foolish this marketing is. I care that they use the USPS to deliver junk...a USPS that costs us taxpayers 10's of billions a year in subsidy loans the USPS cannot ever pay back nor meet their unfunded pension liabilities that we taxpayers will get stuck with... ...so you can get your portfolio of catalogues sent to your door every day. It all reflects quite poorly on NCLH and those who support this kind of guerilla marketing that's akin to RoboCalling.
  6. USPS lost $7 billion in 2019 and $4 billion in 2018. USPS business is going to be 'junk' mail. It's a terrible waste of energy, resources and produces more garbage. Now that Amazon has created their own 1st and last mile delivery. USPS is a dinosaur whose time has come and gone. As for that 'honest days work' printing these, if those workers are say, in China, do you still believe that and, do you want NCL, Regent and Oceania supporting that kind of labor ?
  7. And just where do you think these catalogues are printed...hmmm?
  8. You point out how NCLH's 3 cruise lines (NCL, Regent, Oceania) have gone too far in my opinion pushing their product in what is akin to RoboCalling and guerilla mass marketing I'd expect from K-Mart more than these cruise lines. I recall when Regent was not a NCLH property and they did this kind of tawdry marketing back then. I suspect when the Regent team took the head at NCHL, they brought this mass catalogue marketing to NCL and Oceania. Now, possible government bailouts or government incentives are being discussed in Washington DC due to the China virus impact on
  9. Wrong. I was unable to change mail market preferences on my Latitudes account and calling NCL confirmed that is so.
  10. And that's why you're posting on a Cruise forum board? LOL!
  11. I called NCL...not NCLH to those who point out the distinction with no difference for their corporate tax and liability corporate structures. The NCL rep said that all 3 cruise lines (NCL, Regent & Oceania) have the same marketing department. He acknowledged he's heard many others request the same opt out as you cannot opt out on NCL's Latitudes account preferences. He took my request and is sending it to their marketing department...the same one who mass markets for NCL, Regent and Oceania.
  12. I called NCL...not NCLH to those who point out the distinction with no difference for their corporate tax and liability corporate structures. The NCL rep said that all 3 cruise lines (NCL, Regent & Oceania) have the same marketing department. He acknowledged he's heard many others request the same opt out as you cannot opt out from mailings on NCL's Latitudes account preferences. I asked a cc email he was sending to corporate marketing to cease the mailings, be sent me. He was unable to do that. We will see if this stops the wasteful mass marketing catal
  13. Update: I called NCL (not NCLH to those who point out the distinction with no difference for their corporate tax and liability corporate structures). The NCL rep said that all 3 cruise lines (NCL, Regent & Oceania) have the same marketing department. He acknowledged he's heard many others request the same opt out as you cannot opt out on NCL's Latitudes account preferences. I asked a cc email he was sending to corporate marketing to cease the mailings, be sent me. He was unable to do that. We will see if this stops the wasteful mass marketing
  14. 1. I've never sailed on Oceania so I've nothing to log onto to change marketing preferences. 2. I've logged onto my NCL Latitudes account and updated marketing preferences to be removed from mailings. That didn't stop them. 3. We used to get the same multi weekly, mass marketing catalogues from Regent (another NCLH property) and could not stop the mailing madness. A thread just like this got a reply from Del Rio himself with an email address to reply, so to stop the mailings and that worked.
  15. The USPS lost $7 billion in 2019 and lost $4 billion in 2018. Junk mail is the last piece of business the USPS seems to have left once Amazon pulls the plug on that over bloated, quasi-governmental dinosaur.
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