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Been following a crew member on YouTube. He was doing a 30 day blog of life on the empty ship. 

When today he was told they are starting to sent the crew home . Starting in 6 days from now. 

This dose not look good for a April start up. 😔

 

https://youtu.be/YTHY4IN4-g8
 

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Sounds like he is in the first group of crew members being sent home, perhaps his blog has something to do with that.  Does appear they will not be starting up again on 4/12/20, otherwise it would be a terrible waste of time and money.  Good luck getting back to UK.

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Those spring breakers really make me angry. I can't imagine what they would do if the airlines suddenly cut flights and they couldn't get home. I bet they would just call their Mommy to bail them out. And, why is it that those same college kids think the rest of us should pay for their student loans? Rant over. Sorry.

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22 minutes ago, caribbeanboy said:

Personally I think this will go on way beyond April.


I heartily agree. 
 

This is a major crisis. People in the U.K. and the US are only at the beginning. It’s not going to clear up in a few weeks. The cruise lines are cautiously only cancelling cruises OFFICIALLY for 30-60 days. Undoubtedly they have plans afoot to cancel many more, and for many months.  But this policy stops a deluge of people wanting to cancel months in advance. 
 

The date by which they claim to be restarting cruises is a smokescreen to try to limit the damage day by day. 

 

Ports are shut, entire countries are shut, where are these cruise ships going to go? If the Caribbean islands start being affected they will be fighting for their lives.  They won’t want ships full of people docking.

 

In Italy, which is in lock down after several weeks of the virus, HUNDREDS of people are dying each day, and not all of them are old with underlying conditions. That statement only leads to a sense of false security, and makes people think it’s only like the flu. It isn’t. 
 

This is a totally new situation. NOBODY has any of the answers, least of all me, but I can see the way things are going. Much as I love cruising,  and am devastated that something which my husband and I love is no longer a possibility, I am bright enough to realise that surviving this virus is all we can hope for. THAT is our priority at the moment - SURVIVAL!
 

If, at some later stage, we can return to our cruising pattern of several cruises a year, then that will be both a miracle and a joy.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, ellie1145 said:


I heartily agree. 
 

This is a major crisis. People in the U.K. and the US are only at the beginning. It’s not going to clear up in a few weeks. The cruise lines are cautiously only cancelling cruises OFFICIALLY for 30-60 days. Undoubtedly they have plans afoot to cancel many more, and for many months.  But this policy stops a deluge of people wanting to cancel months in advance. 
 

The date by which they claim to be restarting cruises is a smokescreen to try to limit the damage day by day. 

 

Ports are shut, entire countries are shut, where are these cruise ships going to go? If the Caribbean islands start being affected they will be fighting for their lives.  They won’t want ships full of people docking.

 

In Italy, which is in lock down after several weeks of the virus, HUNDREDS of people are dying each day, and not all of them are old with underlying conditions. That statement only leads to a sense of false security, and makes people think it’s only like the flu. It isn’t. 
 

This is a totally new situation. NOBODY has any of the answers, least of all me, but I can see the way things are going. Much as I love cruising,  and am devastated that something which my husband and I love is no longer a possibility, I am bright enough to realise that surviving this virus is all we can hope for. THAT is our priority at the moment - SURVIVAL!
 

If, at some later stage, we can return to our cruising pattern of several cruises a year, then that will be both a miracle and a joy.

I agree with your post as a 70 year old cruiser living in UK, sorry we aint seen nothing yet.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, mugtech said:

Sounds like he is in the first group of crew members being sent home, perhaps his blog has something to do with that.  Does appear they will not be starting up again on 4/12/20, otherwise it would be a terrible waste of time and money.  Good luck getting back to UK.

 

I you mean they don't like the blogging, he's been blogging for months and months and has had a couple of promotions during that time so I don't think you're right about that.

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13 minutes ago, orville99 said:

I wonder if the crew being sent home are at the end of their contracts?

Could very well be.  Chris has been on the Oasis since December and was on another ship prior to that. 

 

Chris started his 7 month contract late August or early September on Mariner  so this is the end of his 7 month contract. 

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19 minutes ago, ellie1145 said:


 

The date by which they claim to be restarting cruises is a smokescreen to try to limit the damage day by day. 

 

 

This is not a smoke screen.  Several members of the CLIA that are based in the USA, Voluntarily agreed to a 30 day suspension with the Trump Administration.  These, cruise lines that can benefit or will benefit from the relief package that they are working on for the travel Industry that includes airlines, hotels cruise industry.

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12 minutes ago, Bobal said:

 

I you mean they don't like the blogging, he's been blogging for months and months and has had a couple of promotions during that time so I don't think you're right about that.

If that was the case, they would have told them this when they hired them, but there are lots of crew members who have blogged about their time aboard the ships. 

 

Senority rules, has always been that way.

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11 minutes ago, Plum Happy said:

This is not a smoke screen.  Several members of the CLIA that are based in the USA, Voluntarily agreed to a 30 day suspension with the Trump Administration.  These, cruise lines that can benefit or will benefit from the relief package that they are working on for the travel Industry that includes airlines, hotels cruise industry.


OK wrong phrase. I fully accept what you say. What I meant was it gives some people the false idea that 60 days is ‘it’ and after that everything will be back to normal. You only have to read the posts by people who are rushing to rebook, some as early as April or May. 

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1 hour ago, blondie from arizona said:

Those spring breakers really make me angry. I can't imagine what they would do if the airlines suddenly cut flights and they couldn't get home. I bet they would just call their Mommy to bail them out. And, why is it that those same college kids think the rest of us should pay for their student loans? Rant over. Sorry.

I was just saying  this to my Dh last night.   I would be furious if this was one of my children.   So irresponsible!!

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This "30" day break will be more likely a 90-120 day. After the big waves runs its course their will be smaller ones for many months to come until their is a vaccine for it

 

It will be interesting to see just how the crews get home

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1 hour ago, blondie from arizona said:

Those spring breakers really make me angry. I can't imagine what they would do if the airlines suddenly cut flights and they couldn't get home. I bet they would just call their Mommy to bail them out. And, why is it that those same college kids think the rest of us should pay for their student loans? Rant over. Sorry.

 

Wow! I'm a child of the sixties and was often irresponsible so I'm not going to berate these kids. 

We were all young and irresponsible once😊

Any what does reducing student loans have to do with this?

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10 minutes ago, blueridgemama said:

 

Wow! I'm a child of the sixties and was often irresponsible so I'm not going to berate these kids. 

We were all young and irresponsible once😊

Any what does reducing student loans have to do with this?

 

You also don't live in Florida to see/feel the impact of this behavior. As a child of the sixties myself, I can't recall that any of my irresponsible behavior was of the sort that endangered every single person or loved one that I might encounter.

 

 I could never afford spring break because I had student loans that I was committed to paying back.

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2 hours ago, seabeew said:

Chris, who is posting on YouTube, is a member of the casino team. He states the casino crew is being sent home first. 

I think he says HE is one of the first and that it’s not just casino crew, but across departments. 
 

I do wish he had said when his contract was up. Maybe more information tomorrow. Not looking good to cruise at the end of May. 😔

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