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MSC GRANDIOSA - 8/16/2020 - Anyone Live?


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11 hours ago, mikehoncho said:

I've been following this thread and am hopeful that MSC can pull it off.  We are thinking about a cruise from the USA in April 2021.  I realize that everything can and likely will change by then, but as of today, I'm worried about the nasal swab.  I've had one done and they aren't much fun.  We have a 5 year old that will be tough to test.  Hoping the saliva test is widespread by then.  She has no problem producing plenty of spit!

Today's news on the saliva test approval by FDA sounds promising.

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On 8/16/2020 at 7:02 PM, BermudaBound2014 said:

Is it totally weird that I'm teary eyed? I feel like this is such a big step

 

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Okay I thought it was just me, but this has actually brought tears to my eyes too! 😭😭😭🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

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13 hours ago, deliver42 said:

Hoping this cruise is a total success. MSC's ships are the cleanest I've been on, so if anyone can pull this off, I think it is MSC.

Agreed. we found the Meraviglia to be the cleanest ship we have sailed as well.

 

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22 hours ago, Formula280SS said:

Another short video of the Genoa departure by Adrian Pittaway, Head of Retail at MSC Cruises.

 

https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/sailing-an-industry-back-to-hope-msc-grandiosa-sets-off-from-genoa/

 

 

OK so it was 8 pm and perhaps most were eating, but there didn’t look to be many passengers watching the sailaway.  I would love to be on an empty ship!!!  

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Lots of optimism regarding this cruise but I cannot help but think that it may end badly when all is said and done. We unfortunately had a Viking (Iceland) cruise cancelled in July of this year and additionally cancelled another Viking cruise of our own volition which was scheduled for April of 2021. Will wait until a vaccine is proven and available before taking another cruise.

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16 minutes ago, Texas Dude said:

Lots of optimism regarding this cruise but I cannot help but think that it may end badly when all is said and done. We unfortunately had a Viking (Iceland) cruise cancelled in July of this year and additionally cancelled another Viking cruise of our own volition which was scheduled for April of 2021. Will wait until a vaccine is proven and available before taking another cruise.

I agree with you. I wish these cruisers best of luck & health, but I'm also waiting for "time of the vaccone". Godspeed MSC. 🙏

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Good luck to all, our Golden Wedding cruise on MSC Musica on 30 August  from Venice finally cancelled last week, we knew it wouldn't happen !
A huge sigh of relief for us, we didn't want to defer etc, settled for a cottage in Derbyshire UK, far safer and more relaxed :-)
We enjoyed our last MSC cruise, can't see us cruising for some time now.
Cheers from Clethorpes UK.

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1 hour ago, Até said:

https://smge.it/pages_ing/traghettionline_i.html

 

Click on "Arrivals/Departures" then "Cruises" and you can then choose the time frame.  The monthly cruise format is currently blank.

Thanks!

 

I'm suspicious of the nice round number 1,000.   BUT my main interest was finding how many passengers were actually on the ship.  1,000 is close enough.   Cruise writers seem to believe whatever the cruise line tells them or they misinterpret the cruise line saying they will only board 50% capacity so the writer will use that number as actually boarding.  Those passenger numbers seemed impossible in this environment.

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, as400guy said:

Thanks!

 

I'm suspicious of the nice round number 1,000.   BUT my main interest was finding how many passengers were actually on the ship.  1,000 is close enough.   Cruise writers seem to believe whatever the cruise line tells them or they misinterpret the cruise line saying they will only board 50% capacity so the writer will use that number as actually boarding.  Those passenger numbers seemed impossible in this environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Ate may be able to help with this, but several news articles indicated there would also be passenger embarkations at two other ports.  From an original source, the passenger count was published at 1,500.  However, such can only be clarified with the same source data by port that Ate gave for Genoa.

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3 minutes ago, Formula280SS said:

 

Ate may be able to help with this, but several news articles indicated there would also be passenger embarkations at two other ports.  From an original source, the passenger count was published at 1,500.  However, such can only be clarified with the same source data by port that Ate gave for Genoa.

I’ve also read about approximately 1,500 passengers.  It‘s probably difficult to say exactly because it looks like the guests can embark and disembark in all 4 Italian ports, so it can be variable.

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7 minutes ago, WorldTraveler151208 said:

I’ve also read about approximately 1,500 passengers.  It‘s probably difficult to say exactly because it looks like the guests can embark and disembark in all 4 Italian ports, so it can be variable.

Correct..typically MSC does embarkations at many Med ports..So you could do a 4 night for example and get on in one port and off in another...or do a RT for a week.  It is not like the Caribbean loops.

 

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