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Royal & Celebrity according to what I read, they are to start June 12th. So I wanted to book a cruise for June 15th. My TA just emailed me saying to hold off on it. She got word that might change to sometime in August. Checking further, Carnival to start August 1st for select ports and Ships. I also read yesterday Royal Caribbean is in major financial trouble. That might be why they show the much sooner cruising dates than other cruise lines. I hope they do start June 12th.

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There is a long thread when will next round of cancellations start. Rcl has been doing it 30 days at a time. Announcement probably next week for next 30 days. Carnival may or may not start august 1st. 

 

It's not exactly news all cruiselines cash flow is hard pressed.

 

Cdc has a no sail order until july 24

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7 minutes ago, bouhunter said:

Seriously?

It's due to being stuck inside the house for to long and not seeing the writing on the wall is to why people asks questions like that...................

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1 minute ago, danv3 said:

August 1 would be an absolute best-case scenario, to be honest.  

And caymans is closed until at least sept 1st, so probably dont book that route. Unless you dont mind missing the port.

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38 minutes ago, ALWAYS CRUZIN said:

Royal & Celebrity according to what I read, they are to start June 12th. So I wanted to book a cruise for June 15th. My TA just emailed me saying to hold off on it. She got word that might change to sometime in August. Checking further, Carnival to start August 1st for select ports and Ships. I also read yesterday Royal Caribbean is in major financial trouble. That might be why they show the much sooner cruising dates than other cruise lines. I hope they do start June 12th.

What are you waiting for?? Book it and use the power of positive thinking!!! 

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2 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

Cruises should not return until every person has the opportunity to take either a vaccine or an equivalent in a pill form.

 

When will cruised return ? Probably sometime in 2021.

Lenny, I hope it's NLT March 2021. 🤞

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20 minutes ago, DrivesLikeMario said:

Word is that RCI will be making an announcement later this week of additional cancellations.  Hold off on booking until next weekend.

word from where?  please state your source,  or is your post just more speculation?

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28 minutes ago, DrivesLikeMario said:

Word is that RCI will be making an announcement later this week of additional cancellations.  Hold off on booking until next weekend.

Why hold off booking? I'm so happy with the deal my TA got me today I'm bouncing off the walls. Miracle worker. I got to move a cruise I wasnt so happy with to a fabulous price. Not any pt in price checking imo it's so good. New cwc where you can move any cruise you dont like. 

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No sooner than 6 months form now at BEST. I have Thanksgiving 2020 booked and right now I think we have a 50% chance of this cruise actually sailing, and that's 188 days from now! There is just too much uncertainty. Cruises will be one of the LAST things to resume. We still need to have every local business open, Theme Parks resume to 100% operation, give it a month or 2 to ensure no major 2nd wave, and for cruise lines to specifically publish how they intend to keep people safe, if they will social distance, will pools and kids clubs be open, etc.

 

 

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I don't know when but it will be sooner rather than longer at this point, IMO.  6 months as suggested or a full year from now, no way.  If that is the case, there will not be any cruising anymore.  They will all fold.  People make those types of predictions based on what we feel today.  But they exclude what will happen tomorrow.  Testing for 1.  I live near Galveston TX, a huge port for both Carnival and RC.  Testing is readily available in my county - Galveston CO. Tx.  Anyone that wants a test can get one and it is free.  While that is not the case all over, it will be soon I would think.  Also with the advancements in rapid tests and antibody test, I could see a point before October anyway, where you bring a dr statement saying you the antibodies and are covid free or you take a rapid test before admission to the ship.  They could install thermal scanners on the ship that will auto detect fevers, etc.  I think we will be sailing again long before the end of the year, my best guess is July or August, September at the very latest.   There will be changes and different rules, I doubt buffets will be offered for a while yet and i would bet a lot of the casino slots will be turned off to promote distancing.  Shows half full etc.  But we will be back on cruise ships and soon!  

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1 hour ago, lenquixote66 said:

Cruises should not return until every person has the opportunity to take either a vaccine or an equivalent in a pill form.

 

When will cruised return ? Probably sometime in 2021.

 

2021? There will be a pill vaccine approximately never

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Regardless of when they begin sailing again, it won’t immediately be all ships sailing again. All of the cruise lines CEOs have said they will begin with a limited number of ships and add more ships each month if things go well. The NCLH CEO said they would add approximately 5 ships per month once they start sailing again and it would take 5-6 months to have all of the ships across their 3 lines sailing again. So even if a few ships sail in August, it will probably be into 2021 before all ships would be sailing again.

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3 hours ago, hotsauce126 said:

 

2021? There will be a pill vaccine approximately never

According to what I read on line this morning there may be a bill before a vaccine.Dr.Fauci has said there may be a vaccine by Feb. 2021.

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Cruising will not resume until the CDC says it can resume.


The CDC No Sail Order is long - but it's a crucial document to read for anyone who wants to understand the facts about when cruising will or won't start. 

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/15/2020-07930/no-sail-order-and-suspension-of-further-embarkation-notice-of-modification-and-extension-and-other

About halfway down is an itemized list:  The subsections under #3 are particularly important. 

The order doesn't expire until July 24, and the smart money is on an extension after that. 

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