Costa has new procedures set.

Different lines will do this differently, of course, but this should give us some indication of what to expect.

https://www.costacruises.com/cruising-soon-again/safety-above-all.html

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Some good concepts but that page was pretty light on details. Will be interesting to see how the details play out.

The cruising world is watching. I hope it works out according to plan,

Agreed..and with OGW as well...the devil is always in the details...and add to that the zoo at the ports/terminals..of course the cruise lines can blame someone else for that can't they?

So looks like purchasing a cruise line excursion is the only permissible way to disembark at a port. Just wandering through the port shopping are is off the table. Totally understand and was wondering about that. It answered one of my questions.

Try this...that COVID testing...what happens to a positive test? The ship has just sailed.... given the delays involved...so now you've got known cases onboard...what do they do? Who is going to let them dock?

We know what happened last March, so extrapolate.

Unfortunately, its all too predictable..like what happened when school started.

Well .. we were wondering how the cruise lines was going to make up for the cash shortfall of less passengers, more space, upgraded systems, upgraded services requiring more staff, and what will turn into a year long shutdown ... only ship booked excursions allow you into port ... very convenient and a nice new cash cow.

Yeh, but a drop in the ocean compared to what they lost and the debt servicing they had to take on. It'll take YEARS for them to recover. At some point, the vaccine will be out there and just watch the new fare "adjustments"...My countdown clock has a new depressing meaning...just counts down to the point where I'm going to HAVE to call them to cancel, unless they do it for me...OGW, did you say they adjusted the expiry dates on your cruisenext coupons? I seem to remember something about that?

They sure did. It was extended to cover the same time frame as the FCC. Our cruise next was actually expiring Oct 31 2019 when we initially book to sailing for Mar 2020 in Sept of 2019. We called and although they state you must book and sail within the 4 yr period they would allow us to book before expiration as long as we sailed within a year. Then when March 2020 happened and we cancelled 2 days before NCL cancelled everything that granted us full FCC for the cruise next. Then we used that to book for one we were supposed to be on now and when that cancelled (by them this time) they once again granted us FCC for the cruise next, plus 125% for the previous FCC that we used.

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