APEX - Launch Crew Infected

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/2020-04-01-coronavirus-news-n1173686/ncrd1174181#blogHeader

157 Celebrity crew members sickened while in the ship yard. No passengers of course at this time.

Tags: Celebrity Cruises

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Wild fire!!

Oh gosh... just about the worst thing (besides a physical disaster to the ship itself) that could happen to a new ship.

While Apex remains in the vicinity of its shipyard in France, her maiden Mediterranean sailings cancelled/delayed, she's due to rotate to its US FLL port for a still scheduled inaugural Caribbean cruise on 7 Nov (if we see a restart). Grand Cayman is still on the itinerary although that gov't has claimed they're closed the remainder of 2020.

Glad I saw the actual date of this thread and the article that prompted it...which brings us right back to the same question...assuming cruises restart, where exactly are they going? and what happens to that so-called itinerary if theres even ONE case onboard? I think we all know the answers...Sorry, there's that pesky real world interfering again...

Limited cruising started in Europe (Italy), Germany, and Norway. MSC, Costa, Tui and a national Norwegian line. US partners watching results and effectiveness in protocols. Australia and South America dropped from 2020. Any itinerary with Canada is not happening this year (no leaf watching or Alaska). Leaves Caribbean theater at this time. Some ports show signs of waking up. Watch the ports. (Bahamas in Phase 3 opening, no cruise ships, but the casinos and airports are receiving fly-in tourists). NCL CEO released strong message to US ports and CDC. RCL health panel (includes NCL) out brief the end of this month. No sail expires 31 Oct. Carnival submitted plan to CDC. Might see some limited sailing Nov (still low probability), maybe mid-Dec? Who knows. Although I wouldn't mind being one of the first cruising with the lower capacity. Curious if the service will be better under such conditions.

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