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  1. I wish the best for you and your wife. I hope you and your wife travel as much as you wish. Good health and Good Luck
  2. At sometime in the future everyone will need to accept that there are no perfect solutions. Countries can't shutdown their countries from tourism forever and tourists will also need to accept some risk that the vaccine may not be 100% effective. Everyone will need to find a way to live with the virus. Vaccines and improved treatment methods will reduce the occurrence of the virus and reduced mortality rates.
  3. Yep. I'll suggest that the sick person is quarantined and cared for on the ship or is evacuated by the cruise line and the rest of the cruise continues. A common theme among several proposals is that the cruise line has to care for the person without involving the local resources.
  4. They must be getting ready to debut enhanced CC benefits. 😉
  5. I don't think so. I'll suggest that passengers or crew that can show that they have been vaccinated or have antibodies would be allowed to leave the ship.
  6. I can sympathize with your problems but maybe you should just put this aside until cruising resumes. I'm sure they have eliminated all of the staff that they could and I'll bet fixing CC histories may be a low priority item for them. I'm sure that they will take care of it when things get re-started . Good Luck
  7. Perhaps the opposite. Keep the Allure in Southampton and use it as a floating hotel to gather crew from around Europe for an eventual restart in the Caribbean. They would then sail to the US with their own crew and additional crew for other ships.
  8. It looks like the Allure is headed to Southampton, I wonder what the plan is now.
  9. You can change one person from a reservation, so maybe Mary X Smith should cancel and then Mary Smith should book the cruise in her place. Then apply the FCC. Hopefully Mary X Smith did not opt for the non-refundable deposit.
  10. That could have been true for the entire industry in June but Royal and I suspect Celebrity and Azamara are about done. From Cruise Industry News on July 2, 2020 "Royal Caribbean International has repatriated approximately 95 percent of its crew, which generally totals about 40,000 aboard, said Vicki Freed, senior vice president, sales, trade support and service. Freed said the company had taken crew home via its own ships or chartered aircraft. Better yet, by July 15, the company expects to have 97 percent of its crew home. "No crew left behind," said Freed, speaking on a webinar with travel agents. That would leave Royal Caribbean with around 1,200 crew board its 26 ships, which works out to an average of 46 crew per ship. A cold lay-up scenario for a modern cruise ship needs roughly 40 crew aboard to maintain and run necessary equipment. " https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23171-royal-caribbean-has-repatriated-38-000-crew.html
  11. It has been my experience that the only things that really transfer are booking bonus and deposit levels that you obtained by booking on-board. You book at current rates when ever you switch. In order to maintain your benefits you need to keep the original reservation number.
  12. I thought it was just the opposite. I thought that by mid-July RCI would have repatriated all of their crew and they were down to minimum staffing levels. About 40 per ship.
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