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While I keep reading about COVID-19 and all the infiltration systems on cruise ships. Has anybody thought that BPCL might not survive this pandemic. They were financially strapped to begin with. Does anyone have an opinion on that?

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5 hours ago, pinkie60 said:

While I keep reading about COVID-19 and all the infiltration systems on cruise ships. Has anybody thought that BPCL might not survive this pandemic. They were financially strapped to begin with. Does anyone have an opinion on that?

 

Good question, but I think we would need to have more information as to what their financial situation was and now is. 

 

Even though I have not sailed with them, I really do hope that they survive.  Short cruises are their "bread and butter".  If cruise lines could ever be allowed again to offer cruises to nowhere from an American port, BPCL has the experience.  I would like the experience of sailing with BPCL.  (Should have done so this past Winter, darn it!)

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After 3-1/2 months of no refund. I contacted my bank. After 3 weeks they credited my account but still have not received the refund from the cruise line. The first cruise with them for this year was cancelled. Then we I rebooked for a later month and it was cancelled again. This time I desided on a refund instead of a credit. So now I look and see their prices are way to high compared to Carnivals 3, 4 & 5 night cruises. You can book an Ocean View for a little more than $50.00 pp per day with a $50 OBC casino credit. Off site parking for 4 days is less then the $40.00 for two days at Port of Palm Beach. Plus I will get $50.00 OBC from being a stock holder. Yup. We booked it. We live in Port Saint Lucie. Yes closer to Port of Palm Beach than Port Canaveral. However. Not that much longer and a quiet easy drive. Plus all the benefits of a Carnival cruise. 24/7 ice cream, 24/7 pizza. The very best steak house on land or sea. Gig casino, bingo (WE never had enough people on the BPCL for bingo or enough for a slot tournament and better shows and more fun. So we took two cruises. One 4 night  for October 5th and the other for Halloween. One goes to Princess Cays and Nassau with one sea day, port and tax is only $112.64 the other a 5 night to Amber cover and Grand Turk with 2 sea days , port and tax is only $114.64. That is if they do not cancel them. So right now, far better cruise offerings. BPCL pot and tax $88 or $109 depending on the port.

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The actual company may not survived but I think somebody would take over the ships and continue the cruises from West Palm Beach since they do not have a lot of on going capital outlays like the other cruises lines. I would like it if they could pick up one of the laid-up Fantasy class ships but I no cruise line really has any money for buying ships right now. 

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