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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: CCL Mergers
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:33:29 PM »
I'm not to sure that many of the cruise lines will be around in the coming years.
We've been receiving numerous emails from Princess in the last week or two but we're definitely not interested until they have a vaccine & there are hundreds of cruises on all cruise lines without any incidents.
Merging cruise lines might get them past all of this but what a typical cruise will look like might not be what most people will enjoy.
I hate to think it but I think our cruising days are over....at least for the next few years.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Carnival CEO defends company's safety record
« on: April 24, 2020, 06:07:33 AM »
I think people will have a different view about getting an inoculation for viruses in the future.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« on: April 23, 2020, 12:10:08 PM »
Even a terrific offer for a cruise in 2021 doesn't seem that attractive right now....and none of the cruise lines can afford to even allow that right now with their recent episodes.
It should be interesting to see what happens shortly.

My prediction is that many of the ships will sail partially filled- just to get the public accustomed to the idea of cruising beginning once again.

Any takers for a trip this fall?  ::)

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Carnival CEO defends company's safety record
« on: April 23, 2020, 12:02:16 PM »
If and when the next cruise ship leaves any port & there's another our break of the virus, I truly believe it might be the end of the cruise industry for a long time. Most people I talk to about cruising lately are horrified at the though of being confined on a ship right now.
I can't imagine what it could do to the industry if there's another incident down the road.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« on: April 21, 2020, 07:05:17 AM »
I'm guessing the temperature taking when boarding, possibly a tighter control on serving food in the buffet.
How much good it will do is questionable since crowding is next to impossible to enforce....like sitting next to someone in the DR and lounges.
You though a table for 2 was hard to get last year......just wait.  ::)

Unless they find a vaccine for this virus I'm thinking cruising will be put off by most people for quite a while.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« on: April 20, 2020, 10:52:44 AM »
Thanks. That provides quite a sampling of cruise ship to keep an eye on after they begin cruising later this year just to see if that nasty virus pops up once again.

As mass testing becomes widespread there 'might' be an opportunity for prescreened PAX cruises. Just saying!
I'll be watching very closely.

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I wonder if they can have filled any of the first ships to sail with enough people to make a profit?
No matter what the date. Everyone will be so skeptical about sailing it would be impossible to relax & have a good time.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« on: April 19, 2020, 02:13:41 AM »
Thanks. That provides quite a sampling of cruise ship to keep an eye on after they begin cruising later this year just to see if that nasty virus pops up once again.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Carnival CEO defends company's safety record
« on: April 18, 2020, 06:52:08 AM »
Now all they have to do is convince the sailing public that all is well.
Certainly, the CEO of Carnival is impartial. This is NOT over.

Amen.
You could see the reaction at Jacksonville beaches yesterday. People are jumping at the chance to return to their old normal activities.

I'm expecting to see a jump in active cases in a few days.

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I still have two booked for the end of the year. If I could figure out how to do some more when they open up I would book. I am sure there will be good prices to entice us back onboard
I wish you the best of luck.

They'll be many people watching those cruises very closely to see the results.... and not only on Princess but all the cruise lines.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Carnival might sail ships at reduced capacity
« on: April 18, 2020, 06:46:26 AM »
I know it would cause more delay in boarding, but they must have some kind of testing before boarding to weed out the ones who are under the weather.

That wouldn't be my major concern. It's still possible that someone could board who doesn't show any symptoms & cause another Diamond Princess or Grand Princess fiasco.
I personally would like to see a vaccine developed & not let anyone sail until they showed proof that they've received it.

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Somehow I see this article as fake news.
How many of the new booking are really from people who just decided to go on a cruise?  ;) ;)

"Most of these (customers) are simply rebooking cancelled 2020 cruises using cruise credits. Around half of passengers whose bookings have been cancelled seem to be electing to take a future cruise credit rather than a cash refund, according to agents," the Morgan Stanley note reads.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Carnival CEO defends company's safety record
« on: April 17, 2020, 10:08:41 AM »
Now all they have to do is convince the sailing public that all is well.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Carnival might sail ships at reduced capacity
« on: April 17, 2020, 10:04:05 AM »
I'm holding off for a vaccine or at least word that there haven't been any new cases for a while.
I also suspect they'll have installed new filtration systems on all the ships by late next year sometime. 

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Cruising Chatter / Re: Carnival might sail ships at reduced capacity
« on: April 16, 2020, 03:45:18 PM »
I wonder what the prices will be.
Not that I'm in any hurry to begin sailing again anytime soon.


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