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12 minutes ago, zonacruiser25 said:

Just sell balcony cabins

 

Plus no buffets, no more than 2 people per table in the dining areas and only 2 people at a time on elevators.  Testing before you board and probably after re-boarding at each port

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

Oh, that's a fun thread🤣🤣

Yeah I wasn't even going to read those comments. I'll leave it up to RCI to tell us what they going to do. I know they are already developing or finishing their game plan.

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I thought I had been given the answer. So, I injected bleach into my bloodstream with confidence I would be immune. All it did is make me nauseous and turn my, uh, excreta white!

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19 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

Yeah I wasn't even going to read those comments. I'll leave it up to RCI to tell us what they going to do. I know they are already developing or finishing their game plan.

They don't have a game plan, they are confused as to what to do as any other business in the world.

 

Want to cruise again, best we all buy a private yacht.

 

Price drop, of $210,000

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-Neptunus-Millenium-/362962222561?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10

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This is what the cruiselines are gifuring out now, they need to come up with a concept that will make sense for them but still make it economical to operate a cruise.

 

Ships will need to be less packed, especially the Voyager and Freedom Class was not build for crowds you experience now on them after adding hundreds of cabins during the dry docks over the past years. This is a trend which will probably disapear and until the next dry dock where at least added inside cabins might be removed they can compensate by adding this space where possible as revenue space such as food, drinks or retail.

 

Since less cabins can be sold especially on the order ships, the cruiseline will need to block the cabins with lowest revenue, hence it will be the inside cabins and where needed also oceanview.

 

Solution have to be found for the buffet restaurants, in order to reduce crowds in the Windjammer, main dinning room floors will need to be converted into a space with buffet offering equivalent to Windjammer for peak times at Breakast and lunch. Strict controls will need to be introduced reducing the maximum amount of guests into such venue, for which more space will need to be generated. Ideally food need to be served by staff but this out of cost reasons will probably not be possible to be permanently implemented unless existing staff can be used also from other departments such as Casino, Retail etc that are off from their regular duties.

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The posts recommending ways to "socially distance" on a ship just keep coming.  It's impossible, but entertaining to read the suggestions from people who seem to think it can be done.

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1 hour ago, Biker19 said:

Getting stuck in a pod might be better than your ship cabin if they had better TV programing.

 

The guy proposing that must hope the cruise lines will make him rich building out that unrealistic crap.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, bouhunter said:

The posts recommending ways to "socially distance" on a ship just keep coming.  It's impossible, but entertaining to read the suggestions from people who seem to think it can be done.

 

It can be done but on ships with 50-75% (of their originally built capacity) however it will involve a lot of restrictions and adaptations of passengers themselves, only if passengers will adapt accordingly the flows can be adjusted to follow the social distancing rules. Then, a lot of travelers might be put off because they don't want to addapt and decide not to cruise at all.

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I think it would be a big help if every ship was equipped with a Rapid Corvid-19 test machine. This way if someone was to show any symptoms once cruise was underway medical team would know immediately if that person was positive and quarentine. It would also prevent a passanger from falsly being quarintined if they simply had another ailment such as a Sinus infection.

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39 minutes ago, bouhunter said:

The posts recommending ways to "socially distance" on a ship just keep coming.  It's impossible, but entertaining to read the suggestions from people who seem to think it can be done.

 

I agree. 

 

But whether it can actually solve the social distancing issue, I'm all for expanded breakfast and lunch hours in the MDR, both sea days and port days.  Keep half for sit down service and half for buffet to lessen the load on WJ.

 

I just hate crowds, even pre-covid19

 

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4 hours ago, HBE4 said:

 

I agree. 

 

But whether it can actually solve the social distancing issue, I'm all for expanded breakfast and lunch hours in the MDR, both sea days and port days.  Keep half for sit down service and half for buffet to lessen the load on WJ.

 

I just hate crowds, even pre-covid19

 

 

Venues such as Windjammer cannot exist as they did pre COVID-19, hence the maximum amount of people will need to be limited to the venue. In parallel one of the MDR floors will need to be used as Buffet with the same offering as found on Windjammer for Breakfast and Lunch and as soon as Windjammer meets it's maximum capacity guests will be sent to the other venue and vice versa, also important no queing and if yes with the needed distance.

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On 4/24/2020 at 6:05 AM, locksley10 said:

Hi, Could we post any and all ideas to get us cruising again?

Possibly phase it in again when testing is more available.

Please help I need to cruise again!

I have 18 booked and going the minute they tell me I can

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I think no more self service in the buffet- forever-  all doors in public restrooms should be automatic- you shouldn't have to touch it ever.  electric eye or foot pedals.  They need to be pocket doors also so nobody gets injured.  Patients need to be tested prior to boarding and temp taken of staff and guests daily.  Anybody with a cough should immediately be quarantined until a physician on board exams and tests them.

 

It will be difficult if not impossible to truly solve the social distancing issues.  I am cautiously optimistic about the ability to cruise early 1/21.  

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I would like to think that with extreme sanitizing of all things touchable examples hand rails to menus and everything in between. Excellent health screening. Educating both crew and passengers to practice personal hygene.

4 hours ago, karena1 said:

I have 18 booked and going the minute they tell me I can

Right there with you! I would be on tomorrow if I could.

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3 hours ago, Cruise a holic said:

I think no more self service in the buffet- forever-  all doors in public restrooms should be automatic- you shouldn't have to touch it ever.  electric eye or foot pedals.  They need to be pocket doors also so nobody gets injured.  Patients need to be tested prior to boarding and temp taken of staff and guests daily.  Anybody with a cough should immediately be quarantined until a physician on board exams and tests them.

 

It will be difficult if not impossible to truly solve the social distancing issues.  I am cautiously optimistic about the ability to cruise early 1/21.  

People will never comply. Check out Youtube today for Orange County beaches.  Stay at home in effect, wearing masks required and social distancing mandated.  75,000 showed up at the beaches. No masks, no social distancing no complying with guidelines, and summer is not here yet..

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With the CDC order I think the future of cruising is up in the air.

At the moment the cruise industry players just don't know how to comply with this order.

So their future is up in the air. So is your ability to cruise again.

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