Going down fighting---

Well, I have to give them credit, they aren't going to roll over and die. The way it appears to me though, regardless of whether governments give them the okay, all I see is that they are going to load up a ship, go to sea, get hit with the covid, then spend a small fortune getting the ship back into port and guests back home, then paying off all the costs incurred in the effort. Sad, very sad. But hey, coming from a coastal commercial fishing community, one of the first lessons one learns is to not piss into the wind. I'm afraid FDR and other cruise line wheels are doing exactly that:

"Yesterday Bloomberg discussed the intense lobbying being being performed by the cruise lines in Washington. Bloomberg writes that the Miami-based cruise lines have doubled the number of lobbyists they have sent to congressional offices and several federal agencies since the pandemic in order to lobby official to resume cruising this year. One of their favorites targets is the White House." https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2020/10/articles/disease/no-sail-order-the-cruise-industry-is-about-to-make-a-fatal-mistake-and-will-later-regret-it/?fbclid=IwAR0f-XFbDPch3Hhp84HiSSFcZA5yocthKZmHVB85FdeAhbNFAnb4NiEX99U

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They are doing what they have to do. As Mel said in Blazing Saddles ... "We have to protect our phony baloney jobs". They are in bad positions and struggling to do whatever they can to maintain their jobs and lifestyle,

Only time will tell! But I am glad that the CDC has given the cruise industry the chance to begin the process to sail!

Cautious optimism. Not going to be solved with a news release but it is a beginning.

I don't think the CDC had any choice....

Well.. my 10 days on Princess for our 50th has been cancelled. We have not yet received notification, but it was mentioned on Shipmate so i checked the website:

November 10, 2020 5:45PM PT

Princess Cruises has reviewed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Framework for Conditional Sailing and is seeking additional clarification to fully understand the requirements. While we await further information, we have (temporarily) stopped selling all cruises eight days and longer which call upon a U.S. port and depart January 1 through November 1, 2021. For those who are currently booked on one of these cruises, we ask for your patience to receive further information from Princess on whether your cruise is impacted.

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