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  1. I don’t know if this will change anything on the rules for cruises to resume, but it can’t help. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cruiseship-idUKKBN2810X8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday it recommended that all people avoid cruise ship travel as the risk of COVID-19 on liners is very high. The CDC advised passengers who decide to go on a cruise should get tested 3-5 days after their trip and stay home for 7 days after travel, even if they test negative. *****/2US9P5O Last
  2. Not sure if this will change anything in the CDC rules for cruises to resume, but it can’t help. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cruiseship-idUKKBN2810X8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday it recommended that all people avoid cruise ship travel as the risk of COVID-19 on liners is very high. The CDC advised passengers who decide to go on a cruise should get tested 3-5 days after their trip and stay home for 7 days after travel, even if they test negative. *****/2US9P5O Last mont
  3. I love the nostalgic ads, please keep posting. There are always going to be some who aren’t happy.
  4. It appears all US sailings of longer than 7 days through October are no longer listed on the website for booking. That would fit the timeline of the CDC order. With the additional time needed for testing before boarding disembarking, staggered boarding / disembarking times, additional cleaning, etc, they may no longer have departures on the same day the ships return. The 6 and 8 day alternating itineraries may become all 6 days with an extra day between each sailing.
  5. I expect that many sailings will be modified and probably more than once. The new regulations will probably be modified based on how things go when sailings resume, ports may re-open or close, etc.
  6. It looks like both of the cruise ship referendums easily passed per the county election commission website: https://enr.electionsfl.org/MON/Summary/2806/ Charter Amendment: Limiting Persons Disembarking Participating Precincts Reporting: 10 / 10 Show Graphical View Choice Election Day Early Votes Vote By Mail Provisional Total Votes Percentage YES
  7. Norwegian and Royal Caribbean canceled all of their December sailings today and I would expect Carnival will follow shortly.
  8. No. There are too many restrictions at this point. We are not concerned about catching COVID, but don’t have any desire to stand in line to get tested to get on / off the ship, have to wear a mask in most locations on the ship, possibly get quarantined in our rooms if one positive case is found onboard, etc.
  9. Norwegian canceled all December cruises and I expect Carnival and others to do the same. It will probably be at least February before Cruises sail with actual passengers based on meeting the new CDC requirements and I would guess it will be late Spring or early Summer before all ships are sailing again.
  10. Based on the requirements of cruises being 7 days or less, I don’t see any TA cruises for a while. But since it ends in Europe, the CDC may not have jurisdiction over it.
  11. Prior to the latest CDC update, most of the cruise lines indicated they will use a phased approach to resume sailing again by starting with a few ships and adding more if all goes well. I believe it will take 4-6 months to get back to a full schedule once cruises resume, so there will still be many cancellations over the next 6 months. Carnival may want Mardi Gras to sail as soon as possible or hold off until they know there are no issues. An outbreak on their newest ship would definitely make news and not be a good look.
  12. With the new CDC return to sailing requirements that limit sailings to no more than 7 days, I would think there will be many more cancellations and schedule changes coming.
  13. The dreaded “Oh Snap” message is now showing when you search December cruises on the Carnival website. In the past, this has meant that a cancellation announcement was coming soon. This would not be surprising after the CDC updates today that will require time to meet all of the requirements to resume sailing. I believe one of the requirements was to give a 60 day notice of when they plan to resume sailings in US waters. That would be almost January 1 if they give notice in the next day or two.
  14. There have been multiple college football games this fall with 20,000-25,000 fans at the stadiums. I have not seen any reports of any major issues being reported so far. Our city released a report today that 61% of cases in the last month were traced to a persons workplace or home. https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/majority-of-new-covid-19-cases-in-nashville-contracted-at-home-workplace/ That tells me we need to stay away from home and work and go on vacation 😊
  15. Same issue for me on iPhone. Can’t log into the App and no content showing.
  16. Royal Caribbean has indicated that their first cruises will be just a few ships on short itineraries primarily to their private islands. Once those go well they will add more ships and longer itineraries, but it will take several months to have all ships sailing again. I would not expect cruises from Tampa until March or April at the earliest, assuming the first cruises sail in December or January, which is questionable at this point.
  17. If this has already been posted, I apologize. I did not see another topic already started. Just what Carnival and the cruise industry needed this year, more issues. https://www.carnival.com/legal/substitute-notice-data-breach?icid=advisory_substitute_notice_10132020
  18. I have found the discussions regarding jelly and jams extremely humorous and interesting and don’t consider it off topic at all. [emoji848]
  19. I’m not sure most cruisers will be happy being put off the ship at the first available port to be treated and / or quarantined when they, or someone in their traveling party, test positive for Covid. That seems to be the plan for anyone testing positive. Hopefully there will be reasonably priced travel insurance policies available that will cover the treatment and return travel, since many health insurance policies don’t cover treatment onboard a cruise ship or in a foreign country.
  20. “The CDC requested that the order be extended to February 15, but compromised with the White House Task Force to extend until Oct. 31 four days before the Nov. 3 election.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/09/29/cdc-no-cruising-until-oct-31-four-days-before-election/3508836001/
  21. This is one of the reasons the cruise lines have indicated they will take several months to get back to sailing a full schedule on all ships once cruises do start sailing again. NCL said they expected it to take 4-5 months to have all ships sailing again. This means there will still be many cancellations even once some ships begin sailing again.
  22. Some cruisers will not be happy with this, but the proposal applies to the crew as well (as it obviously would need to): “CLIA spokeswoman Laziza Lambert said that means passengers won’t be allowed to venture off on their own. “Guests and crew would only be allowed to partake in preplanned excursions within well-defined boundaries,” she said in an email.” I can’t imagine working on a ship for months at a time and not being able to get off to be on my own for a few hours during what little free time I may get. Many crew members go ashore to use Internet cafes, shop for basic necessities, have
  23. I can see the cruise lines limiting the ports for a while when cruises resume to their private islands and their private ports. They could let passengers off without an excursion to shop and eat at Falmouth for RCI lines; Amber Cove, Mahogany Bay and possibly Grand Turk for Carnival Corp lines, etc. Costa Maya could be a possibility since they could prevent leaving the port area without an excursion fairly easily (many don’t even seem to know how to leave the port area there).
  24. That is what has been listed in some of the proposed changes and I believe what MSC is requiring on their cruises that resumed sailing in Europe. Nothing has been finalized for cruises from the US at this point.
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