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  1. Thanks Bob. I think we may be looking at mid 2021 if we’re lucky for cruising to resume.
  2. Reports from MSC pax have stated elevators and stairways are nightmares. Only 4 people per elevator with waits up to 1 hr. Stairways are just as bad as only 1 person allowed at a time with crew monitors on each landing. These cruises were reported as reduced capacity. Also MDR dinner; you had to order before you even entered, service was extremely rushed. No self serve at buffet only 2 pax per table who were traveling together. This pax reported waiting over 90 mins to get a table for breakfast at buffet.
  3. Doesn’t look like Princess or Carnival cruising will start anytime soon due to judge’s order for 60 day halt from US ports for continued environmental violations.
  4. Since no one else looks after our climate challenges or environmental challenges it’s left up to judges. Corporate knew about this for years and has continued to pollute the oceans. Without clean oceans the Florida economy will tank. I live in Florida very near the beach and know how dire the situation of our seas is.
  5. I agree. Covid cases will increase during winter months making it impossible to put people together in confined spaces especially a cruise ship.
  6. CDC extended no sail order for 30 days. Dr Redfield requested the ban remain in place until February but was overruled by Trump administration and Florida officials. So much for the safety of passengers and crew.
  7. I would bet that all the protocols will look the same so anyone would know one cruise lines should be as safe as the other
  8. Makes sense to sell those ships. Although 20 yrs ago I loved sailing on those ships, I much prefer the newer ships.
  9. Maybe a re-naming since like you said Ruby is associated with that huge debacle in Australia
  10. I wasn’t on the Crown but just booked this on the Regal. Thx for the heads up
  11. I guess it hasn’t opened up yet as no TA are currently offered for September at all. I would rather be on Regal anyway. Hope you find it. I’m still waiting for something East to Southampton in April 21. I heard that was going to be the Sky but nothing available yet.
  12. It is on the Regal not Sky Oct 23 2021. The Sky supposedly is doing the west to East in April but it is not open yet. I just booked the Regal and will book whatever goes over in April 2021
  13. The positivity rate in Florida is 13.5 %. Go to Florida DEpt of Health and scroll down to Covid dashboard. It is updated daily.
  14. Since they seemed to have cancelled the April TA on the Crown, looks like the Island will be the only ship going to Southampton. I’ve not been on it since they chopped it up but the itinerary is different. We won’t book it for a while until Princess actually starts cruising again. Where is the Crown going?
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