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1 hour ago, lenquixote66 said:

No cruising as we knew it until July 24,2023

Why that date? Do you have a crystal ball or something? That is a very specific date.

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23 minutes ago, broadwaybaby123 said:

Just curious, were any of those cases symptomatic?  Also, can you give us the source you found this information from?

From the video linked in the original post

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11 minutes ago, ace2542 said:

Why that date? Do you have a crystal ball or something? That is a very specific date.

That’s the date that Cruise Critic will be launching their “Ace-free in 2023” campaign.  

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1 hour ago, gatour said:

25% of America has receive at least one dose of the vaccine?   I don't think so.  In certain groups yes, but not all America

Yes, more then 25% of all Adult's, looks like over 30 percent of Adults as of today:  U.S. CDC SAYS 77,230,061 INDIVIDUALS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF MARCH 19. ADMINISTERED 118,313,818 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF MARCH 19. DELIVERED 154,199,235 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF MARCH 19. 41,934,629 INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 AS OF MARCH 19. 

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42 minutes ago, ace2542 said:

Why that date? Do you have a crystal ball or something? That is a very specific date.

I am a devotee of Nostradamus and I have made many predictions cruise related which have come true.

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9 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

You joined CC on a July 24.How can you doubt my prediction ?

 

Lenny, I doubted you last year when you said there would be no cruising in 2020.

 

I will never doubt you again.👍

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1 minute ago, HBE4 said:

 

Lenny, I doubted you last year when you said there would be no cruising in 2020.

 

I will never doubt you again.👍

We New Yorkers have to stick together 😀

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9 minutes ago, The sea calls my name said:

I would not think there would still be a RCL is we do. How can any business stay solvent for 2 1/2 years with no revenue?

My quote on waiting that long wasn’t referring to Royal..😇

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12 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

We New Yorkers have to stick together 😀

 

Of course! 😁

 

Back to the topic, seems very upbeat and positive.  A couple of random things struck me. Fain seemed very complementary  to the CDC without a trace of animosity. It has always been my completely uneducated opinion that the cruise lines were going to "wait out" the pandemic and the CSO gave them perfect cover.

 

July 4th - I guess I can have my small family gathering on a cruise ship? 😉😇

 

The repeated mentions of masks towards the end was a bit unsettling.  I wonder if he's doing the Old "prepare for the worst while hoping for the best." routine.   Set expectations low so he can exceed them.

 

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3 hours ago, ace2542 said:

I doubt 10 cases in 100k people is the true figure to be honest. The true figure must have been much higher. Here in UK on the Isle of Man (An island located in the Irish Sea located between Rep of Ireland and Mainland UK). They had reached a place of no mask wearing or social distancing then schools reopened in late feb/early march and they had a surge of cases. There are less than 100k people on Isle of Man and vaccine operations have been ongoing.

IMHO, there is no comparison to a "bubble" of fully vaccinated passengers on a cruise ship and an island of 100,000 people who have not all been vaccinated. That is like comparing apples to oranges.

 

The above comparison does not take into consideration how many of those fully vaccinated people on the cruise ship will disembark and mingle with un-vaccinated people while in port. That is when it gets difficult to assess the outcome.

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27 minutes ago, smokeybandit said:

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I was also surprised how high it was but those % are certainly consistent with New York's numbers - 25.7% first dose & 13.2% fully vaccinated with a lot more vaccines in the pipeline.

 

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13 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

Of course! 😁

 

Back to the topic, seems very upbeat and positive.  A couple of random things struck me. Fain seemed very complementary  to the CDC without a trace of animosity. It has always been my completely uneducated opinion that the cruise lines were going to "wait out" the pandemic and the CSO gave them perfect cover.

 

July 4th - I guess I can have my small family gathering on a cruise ship? 😉😇

 

The repeated mentions of masks towards the end was a bit unsettling.  I wonder if he's doing the Old "prepare for the worst while hoping for the best." routine.   Set expectations low so he can exceed them.

 

I believe that cruise lines will wait until the pandemic ends .I agree with you on that.

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22 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

Of course! 😁

 

Back to the topic, seems very upbeat and positive.  A couple of random things struck me. Fain seemed very complementary  to the CDC without a trace of animosity. It has always been my completely uneducated opinion that the cruise lines were going to "wait out" the pandemic and the CSO gave them perfect cover.

 

July 4th - I guess I can have my small family gathering on a cruise ship? 😉😇

 

The repeated mentions of masks towards the end was a bit unsettling.  I wonder if he's doing the Old "prepare for the worst while hoping for the best." routine.   Set expectations low so he can exceed them.

 

That's an interesting thought about waiting out the pandemic. Back in April of 2020, I received this email from Club Royale. I remember how excited I was because the casino was extending our tier level for 2 years, which was extraordinary. But maybe it was done because they anticipated back in 2020 that we might not be sailing for two years??????

Dear Club Royale Member,

We hope that this message finds you and your family well. The world truly is going through an unprecedented time, and we have all felt the impact of our decision to pause all global sailings. As we continue to evaluate what’s next, there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to the cruise industry, and we have been diligently working through how all of this impacts our fleet, crew and staff, and of course you — our Club Royale guests.

It means so much to us that many of you have reached out, eagerly awaiting your next offer or looking to rebook your impacted vacation. You want to get back onboard soon — just as much as we do.

We are so thankful for your loyalty to Club Royale and we want to show our appreciation by sharing a few key updates we’ve made to the program, so you can enjoy your benefits even longer.
 

  2019 & 2020 TIER STATUS EXTENSION. All Club Royale members will receive an extension of their 2020 tier status through March 31, 2022. Additionally, members who were in jeopardy of losing their tier status on the recent April 1, 2020 renewal date will receive an extension on their status through March 31, 2022. This means you will enjoy all your benefits and perks for the next 24 months.
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Any well gathered data is good for the industry to share.  The CDC is responsible for health and can only support fact driven decision making, so any positive news they can add to existing risk models is good news.  Thanks for sharing.

 

Believe it ir not, they want to return to 'normal' just as much as everyone, but with lives in their hands they will err on the side of policies supportable with available data, so it is good for the industry to sponsor efforts to test protocols and honestly report the results.  They will certainly try to avoid 'public opinion' based on media or good news for political gain as their decision criteria.  That kind of decision is not defensible and is usually avoided unless intense political pressure is applied, which hopefully is not happening.  Let disease scientists model the likely outcomes based on data and advise us.  Patience is needed.

 

The lawsuits over deaths, should rushed operatiins occur woukd be much more damaging than a pause, and unethical if made purely for profit, at a calculus of acceptable death rates.  We are increasingly gathering better data, and will be much better armed for decisions soon, but processing mass vaccine impacts takes some time, as did clinical trials of the vaccine.

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5 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Here's Richard Fain's latest video message (yes he still needs a haircut).

 

So far, as Royal Caribbean Group has opened limited sailings globally, 100,000 passengers have sailed and only 10 positive coronavirus cases have been reported. And those 10 cases were all handled smoothly, without undue burden to other guests, crew or the communities we visit. What’s more, on sailings we’ve operated thus far, the average guest satisfaction rate is 7 points higher than pre-pandemic, proving that guests love the new experience and feel even safer onboard.

 

 

https://creative.rccl.com/e-lite/CEL/RDF_Meesage_Mar_21/RDF_Message_Mar_21_Video.html

Did they test everyone of the 100k?

 

M8

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11 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Did they test everyone of the 100k?

 

M8

I don’t know if they are still testing everyone at debarkation but they were.  They are also doing contact tracing so anyone who had contact with someone  affected would be tested. 
 

I know the plan for the new sailings starting in June call for 100% testing of passengers at debarkation. 

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7 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Nothing wrong with people supporting their home State unless of course they have idiots running the show. 

 

Couldn't agree with you more! 😇

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1 hour ago, Ourusualbeach said: They are also doing contact tracing so anyone who had contact with someone  affected would be tested. 
 

I know the plan for the new sailings starting in June call for 100% testing of passengers at debarkation. 

Not sure if this was touched on in one of the other threads, but any mention of the bracelets for contact tracing on the Bahamas cruises?

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