Just wanted to give notice about the Crown Princess. She will be going into Dry Dock 12 October through 29 October 2020. All her aches and pains are supposed to be addressed and repaired. Hopefully the engine / generator problems will be rectified so not to miss anymore ports and she will sail up to normal speed. We will be on her 8 Jan - 24 Jan 2021. Southern Caribbean cruise.

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Good info to be passing on. Thx


At this point I would think since everyone might as well be in dry dock and many ships have crew aboard that dry docks for the next few years unless for mechanical reasons will be postponed or canceled. Cruise lines have no revenue until this passes but still have overhead so by the time they start sailing again there will be no budget for freshening up ships. I would expect any superficial things will get looked after while the fleet is idle.

Allure is heading to dry dock after 30 day delay. Rumored the amplification is being rolled back to just be propulsion and navigation upgrades. As expected, cost control modifying what the business can actually do.

Budgets are tight and will be for a while. Essential repairs and updates only. Bells and whistles have to wait until things are profitable again. After all, once sailing start back again give or take, half of the ship will be filled with people sailing on credits and not paying cash.

I think you have that exactly right..cruise lines are doing whatever they have to in order to survive until there is a semblance of cash flowing again. Creative financing, mass layoffs, postponing every expense possible...all one needs to do is follow the $$, or lack thereof.

Interestingly, and as an aside, it occurs to me that newbies who have never cruised will have an easier time of all this that some of us. We remember what an experience aboard was, until recently that is. And even then, there's a segment of the cruising population who can go waaay back to the days of exclusivity and elegance that for the most part have disappeared. Depends on your point of view I guess...

Love when ships get a touch up!

Me too...CARNIVAL RADIANCE (new name) was supposed to get a major DD and redesign...things being what they are, there wont be any "touching up" for quite awhile...I guess we'll just have to suffer along on the old one....such problems....its embarrassing considering what a lot of folks are going thru in the real world...

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