Looks like the sabbatical could continue a bit longer

So now, at least in Aus. cruising is on hold till at the earliest Sept 17

https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-cruise-ship-ban-extended-until-september-17/5ea9070e-7fd5-40aa-988f-41e00b56a77c?fbclid=IwAR0grn6c7EB1rbmg7LsUWILwuLIgIg2MfV6iV5r-5xXZhASPKHZkNx-kM2o

I would expect to possible see similar happenings in EU and possibly US. I see yesterday that NCL declared no sailings until August. It ids getting closer and they still have to get measures in place .. crew back .. and trained for this. I am begging to wonder if we will see any cruising in 2020

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Reasonable question. but its clear the cruise lines aren't in charge...fortunately.....Long time posters (or lurkers) have come to realize that over the years, the industry as a whole has a record of safety/health/rules regulations violations miles long. Expecting them to be good corporate stewards on their own lets the fox loose in the henhouse. Unfortunately, there is a cure for our addiction, despite jokes to the contrary...its called cold turkey..and that's EXACTLY what we're doing....

Actually for Carnival, that's an earlier sailing date from Australia than previously planned. As we have all been saying, "we won't know for sure until it happens".

I don't think it matters much who sails first, or even from where...The whole world will be watching those cruise ships......can you imagine...….well...I better stop there....sad, sad situation....

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