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  1. and this Eugene Tian, Ph.D, Economic Research Administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism responded to our inquiry regarding the line in their report which stated “No cruise visitors until second half of 2021″. His clarification received via email is below: Regarding the cruise visitors to Hawaii, that is a pure assumption by a group of economists within the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, the assumption is NOT a decision of government officials. Our assumption is on the conservative side, the purpose is to provide the economic impact of a conservative scenario. The assumption is based on two factors: (1) the projected COVID-19 pandemic will finish by the end of 2020 worldwide; (2) people are reluctant to travel via cruise for a few month after the ending of the pandemic. There are a few cruise ships are scheduled to visit Hawaii during Fall this year. If the 14-day quarantine for transpacific visitors is lifted earlier than September, the cruise ship visiting will be possible and visitor arrivals to Hawaii will be higher than we assumed.
  2. not to mention keeping snakes out of the islands in spite of some idiots trying to smuggle them in over and over...as well as stopping snakes from catching a ride in via airlines wheel wells or various shipping containers.....hawaii is a very unique environment and kudos to hawaii for trying to protect the land, seas, and air of the islands...it is not an easy job so credit where credit is due to at least some parts of the government...
  3. The outlook of Hawaii’s economy is based on the following assumptions: It is an "assumption" re no cruises along with a dozen or so other assumptions. It had not been written in stone and there will be a lot of pressure to open up Hawaii to cruise ships ONCE a vaccine or better treatments are found. As with so many things covid related we can all speculate on what may or may not happen the fact is that none of us really knows. Hawaii has a much bigger concern now as to when to open up all the hotels and accept the normal 30 k tourists a DAY that arrive via air from all over the world. If they can figure that out then the much smaller cruise ship numbers will likely be relatively easy. Having lived most of my life in Hawaii I have seen a ton of government projections that turned out to be off by miles from what actually happens. The latest is the mass transit project that is way way way over budget and way way off of projected completion dates....not even close and these were also based on assumptions and provided by our so called economic "experts".
  4. The outlook of Hawaii’s economy is based on the following assumptions: It is an "assumption" re no cruises along with a dozen or so other assumptions. It had not been written in stone and there will be a lot of pressure to open up Hawaii to cruise ships ONCE a vaccine or better treatments are found. As with so many things covid related we can all speculate on what may or may not happen the fact is that none of us really knows. Hawaii has a much bigger concern now as to when to open up all the hotels and accept the normal 30 k tourists a DAY that arrive via air from all over the world. If they can figure that out then the much smaller cruise ship numbers will likely be relatively easy.
  5. I am up about 50% in a month and was up almost 100% a couple of weeks ago when it hit 16. I wish all my investment jumped like that. I remain optimistic that CCL will weather this major storm and return to profitability in a few years. Could i be wrong? Yes. And so could all the naysayers predicting bankruptcy. I don't invest more than I can afford to lose and I am in for the relative long term. No plans to apply for a crew job as i doubt they would hire an old guy like me anyway.
  6. Depends on how many shares you bought at 8.20 a share. If i had bought more I could sell it today and make $4 a share...multiply that by a few thousand shares and you've already got enough for a world cruise. If we all knew the future life would perhaps be simpler or for some likely maybe dull or scary.
  7. Everyone has an opinion so I guess we will wait a few years to see whose guess was right.
  8. Buy CCL stock at $8 to hold for 5 years+.....with a bit of luck sell it then and go on world cruise.
  9. https://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Travel-advisors-extol-accomplishments-of-departing-cruise-executives
  10. I also was fortunate to visit port alberni and agree the reception was exceptional. Lots of really nice people went out of their way to say welcome.
  11. Stocks? The tide comes in, the tide goes out.
  12. I plan to fly into Montreal for two nights then take train to Quebec City on boarding day. Seems easier than dealing with rental car. Assuming of course the cruise actually sails on Sept 12.
  13. As Thai people so often say: "Up to you"
  14. Last Sep a friend and I did a 6 day RV trip around the Kenai peninsula. We flew into anchorage where we picked up the RV from GreatAlaskanHolidays....fantastic company and great service. We had a mini winnie with unlimited mileage which cost us about $1000 for six days plus gas (avg 12 mpg). We stayed in campgrounds for average of $20 a night and cooked most all meals in the RV. We drove almost exactly 700 miles and visited most every town on the Kenai peninsula including Seward, Homer, etc. As it was early Sep the weather was generally very pleasant and traffic was sparse and no problem finding open campgrounds. We did a lot of wonderful hikes (GAH even gave us two cannisters of bear repellent which thankfully we did not have to use). After six days we returned the RV in Anchorage( free transfer to airport from GAH office) then caught the big bus transfer from airport to Seward with a nature preserve stop and then boarded a 7 night cruise back to YVR. I have done the Alaska cruise over a dozen times but this put a whole new twist on it. Driving and figuring out the RV was very simple and GAH does a great job in teaching you all you need to know. We were glad we limited our adventure to Kenai and did not try to overdo it by driving too much. Six days seemed about right amount of time. Highly recommended as a way to see parts of Alaska that you simply will not experience from a cruise ship.
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