Dictator cruises

I have been reading all the things you have to do getting on a cruise ship and what you have to do when you do get on. Have to do this, cannot do that. Carnival FREEDOM no more. Who is going to enforce all this? security on all the cruises we have been on was spotty. Been on lots of cruises and enjoy the freedom of doing your thing, if the ships are dictator ships, I will take my cruise money and buy a motorhome. Sad, but we had great post covid memories

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I know exactly what they are, but..Why do I remember "Tiger cruise"??? hmmm...something to do with a sub surfacing in the wrong place??? Ohhhhh yeah...wasn't a good thing.....not at all...

Here's an excerpt from an article in this week's Travel Weekly Magazine (online version) regarding the cruises that have been sailing in Europe.

"All of these lines' ships have been operating with reduced capacity and strict health and safety protocols in place. Buffets are no longer self-serve, tables are more spaced out, activities have fewer participants and reduced contact. And, of course, hand sanitizing stations abound, and everyone is wearing masks.

But other than that, for the most part, the cruises in many ways operate in a remarkably normal way and, according to cruisers on review boards and travel advisors who have sailed on them, offer the familiar cruise experience".

Different? Yes, definitely. Horrible? Probably not. Personally, even with the new protocols I think it will still be a good "fix" to satisfy my cruise addiction.

I do believe your reference has soared far above my head...

I do remember a Disney TV move by that title, where a Aircraft Carrier was on a Tiger Cruise when they found out about 9/11. It was pretty dark subject matter for a Disney Movie...

Also, Bill Pullman did not make for a very believable Navy Commander...

Check out the USS GREENEVILLE... clearly there were either VIPS or family TIGER CRUISE folks onboard...usually doesn't matter...unless you hit something....and THAT was no fender bender either...the Navy takes an exceedingly dim view of bad publicity....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehime_Maru_and_USS_Greeneville_collision

I do slightly remember that now. Sending a civilian vessel to the bottom, especially one from a friendly nation, really does make for bad press...

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