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Thebosn1

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  1. Currently 3 booked. First is next April, then a TA on Legend next fall, spring cruise 2021. Unless the DCD succeeds in destroying the industry altogether.
  2. Pool in my back yard. Still looking for a steel drum band and someone to bring me drinks though...
  3. I don't sail again until next spring (I moved my cancelled cruises to next year to be safe), but I hope Carnival is still sailing at reduced capacity then. I was worried that Carnival would fully book every cruise and then have to decide who could go and who could not. That would have been a disaster. Can you imagine of they cancel your cruise, then ask you to have faith in them and re-book instead of taking the refund, and you do, but then they tell you you can't go anyway? Something like that would have been last straw for me. It's a trust issue for me. I know some things a
  4. Some of these ships are 30 years old, or close to it. I think a couple of them were set to be laid up or sold anyway. They must cost a fortune to maintain. That said, I know a lot of us have special place in our hearts for the smaller ships. One of the best cruises I have had was back on the Imagination, and it could be one of the ships they are looking at. Ironically, these bigger ships they have now will not be able to sail at full capacity for a while anyway.
  5. That makes as much sense as anything. Obviously they won't be able to sail at 100% for a while, and I was worried they would take full bookings then have to decide who could go and who can not.
  6. I'm Booked for April. I think you will be ok. Do you have specific concerns of just the COVID stuff?
  7. Sunrise. The re-build was a disaster. They packed in a bunch of staterooms to increase capacity, but they made the common areas practically unusable. Serenity area was the worst in the fleet, and if you were not up there guarding a spot by 9 AM you could forget about getting in. Lido area just added a bunch of tables. You are sitting right up against the person at the table behind you, like touching them. The area to walk past the burger and Mexican food stands is the same spot where the people waiting for food have to stand, so you can't get past them and you have to go up a deck and o
  8. Sunrise. The re-build was a disaster. They packed in a bunch of staterooms to increase capacity, but they made the common areas practically unusable. Serenity area was the worst in the fleet, and if you were not up there guarding a spot by 9 AM you could forget about getting in. Lido area just added a bunch of tables. You are sitting right up against the person at the table behind you, like touching them. The area to walk past the burger and Mexican food stands is the same spot where the people waiting for food have to stand, so you can't get past them and you have to go up a deck and o
  9. Love the pictures, really cool. First cruise was on the Valor when it was still brand new. I fell in love with the experience immediately. My first wife did not. My current wife loves cruising hahaha.
  10. I WILL BE BACK! My wife and I have cruises scheduled for next year and we will be there. No doubt about it. I need my cruises and I have already waited too long.
  11. Thank you for that comparison. I was thinking of trying Celebrity as well. Did you find less kids on Celebrity?
  12. Hard to say without knowing what you are actually looking for. The Vista class ships are great IMO, and I sail without kids as well. I LOVE the Havana cabins, no kids under 12 and the area is like your own little neighborhood for the entire cruise. I actually have one booked on Horizon for next spring.
  13. People with petty complaints: I'M NEVER cruising Carnival again! Carnival: Hold my beer...
  14. I agree, WHY the delay? They are going to have to do what the other major lines do, and they announced a couple days ago so why is it, once again, Carnival that doesn't have an answer. Probably the same reason the went from "Look at the Amazing Carnival Mardi Gras" to "The first 8 cruises are cancelled" with nothing in between.
  15. Oh that's good. The first few I looked at didn't have anything showing for the summer at all.
  16. 1. Yes. What they are looking for is a backstop for the loans, not a bailout. Even with the beating they took today the stock is at $14.40. I bought more the other day and intend to hold it. 2. They are not part of the bailout package. Even though millions of dollars in the stimulus package did go directly to foreign countries and have nothing to do with US workers or taxes. 3. I intend to sail on the cruises I currently have booked, and then book a lot more after that.
  17. It already tanked. They screwed up the Mardi Gras delivery, they had other cruise ships with the virus and they stopped sailing. There are going to be virtually no dividends for like 2 years. I bought the stock anyway, when it was at $13, but I never would have guessed they would be talking about blowing off a whole year of sailings. I'm as loyal as they come, but they can't do that unless ALL lines do it. If another line starts sailing sooner, and Carnival just cancels millions of people's cruises, I'm finally going to have to be done with them.
  18. Mardi Gras isn't either.
  19. Just looking at "any" sailings out of Miami and the earliest date I see is September...
  20. They are sitting OK for cash, but have massive loans due in the next 2 years.
  21. "Donald said that the company is prepared for a cruising pause to last for the rest of the year, but he thinks the industry will come back stronger." Hope that is not what he actually meant.
  22. I know that me and many of my "cruise family" will be sailing again as soon as we are allowed. I have no intention of cutting back on future cruises because of what is happening right now. I'm curious what new cruisers, like people that were just about to take their fist cruise are thinking? Are you all planning on trying cruising, or has this put you off from even trying it?
  23. State Department posted THIS. Never thought I would see something so irresponsible and specifically targeting cruise ships. I don't see a similar warning for planes. "U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship."
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