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  1. It is not complicated. Key West does not have to allow the cruise lines to use the docks. The docks are in their jurisdiction. Sure a cruise ship could sail right up to the dock but Key West does not have to allow it to use the dock. US jurisdiction ends at the waters edge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Some of those countries are landlocked. Switzerland, Belarus, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia and Vatican. Armenia is landlocked in Asia. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. The spell checker strikes again. Or it caught that spelling from ontheweb. [emoji3] I was there last June with two large cruise ships tendering and one small ship. Along with summer tourists it was a zoo. Is the island closed to the mainland? If tourists can still drive or take the bus there not sure what not allowing 60 from a very small vessel accomplishes. Is Ollies Trolly still doing bus tours of Acadia? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Bar Harbour though is saying no because of Covid. Key West would be saying no if the referendum passes because they only want small ships. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. The don’t own Seaborn. They own Silversea. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. All three have brands with small ships. Azamara, Oceania, Silversea, Seaborn, and Regent. I don’t have any idea if the three referendums have a chance to pass. I read in one article about this that there is opposition from some local businesses. It should not be taken as a slam dunk that if the PVSA was changed that ships would have many US ports available even if the CDC lifts the no sail order. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. There are some new smaller ships being built. Viking, Virgin and Oceania. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Along the same lines of a US ports where there is anti cruise ship sentiment, Key West has three referendums on their ballot to limit cruise ships. I have no idea if they have a chance to pass but they are on the ballot. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23213-key-west-could-ban-big-cruise-ships.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I would not say that about every port. Bar Harbor is on an island and has a population of 5,000. I don’t think they should worry about protocols. Every port should decide based on local circumstances. However I will say that I don’t think cruise ships of any size should be sailing out of US ports this summer. Can’t go on a cruise until 2021 too bad. These are not normal times. As for the PVSA. No one one cares about that except a few die hard cruise enthusiasts. There is no action or even any discussion about it other than on cruise enthusiast forums. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I would call it common sense for these times not a NIMBY response. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. There are US ports that don’t want cruise ships either. American Cruise Line won’t be able to call at Bar Harbor. https://www.mainepublic.org/post/bar-harbor-closes-ports-cruise-ships-remainder-2020-season Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Everything has changed and there are going to be more changes going forward. There could be a shake out and contraction where not all the cruise line survive. I would prefer that Royal survive over NCL. It could be the other way around. I would prefer that all the cruise lines survive and none be taken over or absorbed but the cruise industry is in a bad place right now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. The group already has different experiences. Azamara, Celebrity and Silversea have different experiences than Royal Caribbean. Any acquisition could maintain its previous experience and that is what I expect would happen although as far as I am concerned from my NCL cruises it wouldn’t bother me if the NCL experience disappeared. Been on all the cruise lines and thought they were the worst. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Maybe they expect to bring in some other cruise line into the group in the future. NCL for example. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Easier to shift ships around and/or consolidate brands. For instance fold Celebrity ships into Royal Caribbean. Or maybe merge another cruise line into the group like NCL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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