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Voyager Cruises in Asia; Feb & March 2020

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On 2/13/2020 at 8:05 PM, flossie009 said:

Below is what we see on the Regent UK website for the March 01 cruise:

 

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Although the map is correct there are still the following confusing errors:

  • Title should read "Manila to Tokyo"
  • Itinerary still lists Hong Kong and Taipei, but does not list Salomague
  • Featured Offer still includes a 3 night pre-cruise in Hong Kong

 

................ and still the same this morning. Very disappointed that Regent cannot keep its information up-to-date - doesn't inspire confidence.

 

Reviewing the roll call there still seems to be disparity over what level of compensation Regent is offering for those booked on the March 01 cruise who choose to cancel.

At least other cruise lines, such as Crystal, use their regular website updates to clarify their customers' options. Regent is less transparent.

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Perhaps we shouldn't be so worried about the Coronavirus.  Keeping things in perspective, thus far this year there have been 26 Million cases of flu in the US and 331 Million have died from it.  That's an 8% death rate.  In China thus far, there have been 74,185 cases of Coronavirus and to date 2,004 have died.  That's a death rate of less than 3%.

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Journeyfan

 

the figures suggested in your last post are not factually correct. The Cdc website suggests approx 5,000 flu related deaths in the USA this winter.

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39 minutes ago, journeyfan said:

Perhaps we shouldn't be so worried about the Coronavirus.  Keeping things in perspective, thus far this year there have been 26 Million cases of flu in the US and 331 Million have died from it.  That's an 8% death rate. 

I think you have something amiss with your figures.

Death rate from flu in the US appears to be less than 0.15% most years according to CDC

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9 minutes ago, flossie009 said:

I think you have something amiss with your figures.

Death rate from flu in the US appears to be less than 0.15% most years according to CDC

Dah!  You are right.  I don't know what I was reading.  I googled "usa flu cases this year" and that's what turned up but I've not been able to find it again.  I do remember, though, that the article I was reading claimed they got their information from the CDC.  Sorry.

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34 minutes ago, journeyfan said:

I do remember, though, that the article I was reading claimed they got their information from the CDC.  Sorry.

No probs - soon corrected.

 

Latest from W.H.O. is mildly encouraging

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We had booked back to back cruises starting on  the March 1 cruise that was supposed to start in Hong Kong (now Manila) .  We cancelled and Regent allowed us to apply the money towards another cruise.  Why go on a vacation when things will be so difficult?  Even if we are allowed to dock at a port (and maybe be allowed to disembark) just getting back on the ship and going thru all the inspections and fear is not my idea of relaxation!  No trip is worth that.  Thanks Regent for stepping up to the plate and allowing loyal clients an option!  Hopefully for those electing to brave it and go, I wish you good health and good luck!

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 I just saw this posted on the Voyager Roll Call

  •   nciSteve
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    We just received the official cancellation letter from Regent for both the March 13 sailing from Tokyo and the March 27 sailing from Bangkok. I am a little disappointed but very glad the Regent stepped up and cancelled these cruises.

     

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I wonder where and when Regent will end their current cruise.  They can complete Cambodia and Vietnam stops and make it to Singapore by 1 March if they wanted to.

 

Marc

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So far it appears that Regent have cancelled the following Voyager cruises:

  • March 01: Manila to Tokyo
  • March 13: Tokyo to Bangkok
  • March 27: Bangkok to Abu Dhabi

Very disappointing for guests; loss of income for crew; loss of tourism in many ports; financial hit for the cruise line. So sad all round.

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7 minutes ago, flossie009 said:

So far it appears that Regent have cancelled the following Voyager cruises:

  • March 01: Manila to Tokyo
  • March 13: Tokyo to Bangkok
  • March 27: Bangkok to Abu Dhabi

Very disappointing for guests; loss of income for crew; loss of tourism in many ports; financial hit for the cruise line. So sad all round.

 

Agreed.  I don't understand why the last one had to be cancelled unless Regent is going to get the ship out of Asia sooner rather than later.  Maybe they can create a novel Dubai - Dubai round trip at some point.

 

Any word on where and when the current trip will end?

 

Marc

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31 minutes ago, firefox33 said:

We have been notified by email that our March 13 cruise has been cancelled.

 

That is good news for both passengers and crew!  Thanks for sharing!

 

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28 minutes ago, flossie009 said:

So far it appears that Regent have cancelled the following Voyager cruises:

  • March 01: Manila to Tokyo
  • March 13: Tokyo to Bangkok
  • March 27: Bangkok to Abu Dhabi

Very disappointing for guests; loss of income for crew; loss of tourism in many ports; financial hit for the cruise line. So sad all round.

 

Very happy that Regent stepped up and made this much needed change!

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13 hours ago, flossie009 said:

 

 

Some disagreement over the "facts"

 

No "disagreement" - "facts" change daily!

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2 hours ago, crusin7 said:

 I just saw this posted on the Voyager Roll Call

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  •   nciSteve
    • Cool Cruiser
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    • September 8, 2018
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    • 6 posts
    • California

    We just received the official cancellation letter from Regent for both the March 13 sailing from Tokyo and the March 27 sailing from Bangkok. I am a little disappointed but very glad the Regent stepped up and cancelled these cruises.

     

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Agree with you 100%

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Perhaps they will use this time to do an early refurbishment.   That makes sense since the ship will not have passengers for a time. 

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Voyager is finishing in Manila where ALL passengers will disembark March 1st.  We are currently in the port of Laem Chabang, Thailand where we will now stay overnight instead of sailing to Cambodia as Cambodia and Vietnam are now off the itinerary, being replaced with two ports in Malaysia...

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We have just received confirmation that the 13 March cruise has been cancelled.  My faith in Regent has been restored - we’ll definitely continue to cruise with them!

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So glad that Regent is taking the better safe than sorry approach. Cruisers are now reassured that Regent is taking their safety into consideration.  Look forward to meeting many of you on a future cruise.  Stay safe and healthy.

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Captain has announced that the current Voyager cruise is cancelled.  We are staying in Laem Chabang ( Bangkok) and disembarking tomorrow ( Feb 22).

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