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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UTTERLY OUTRAGEOUS! I went and logged in to my account, and yep, they're still advertising those NE/CANADIAN cruises, that actually don't exist. I assume a person could click on em and book em. That announcement was Fri...this is SUN afternoon!!!!

I'm going off of what I have heard from crew members that have YouTube Channels. One YouTube that is a travel agent explained that they have to sell the cabins early because if not when the "All clear to sail date" happens the ships will be empty with out pre-sales. He also pointed out that some ships are pre-booked and almost full. We know that ships will not cruise full, no social distancing. He asked then how the cruise line will choose who goes and who's cabin is to be left empty, will it be every other cabin empty or just selling the the suite and balcony cabins and leaving the lower priced cabins empty ? RCI stated that they can break even with 30% occupancy, will they cruise at 30% or 60% ? Who gets to go and who stays home? So yes cruise lines are selling cabins before they know they will be cleared for cruising and at what occupancy.

I have heard that Bahama Paradise may be the first cruise line sailing out of the US. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw_TWWqSWOY They said they will cut guest #'s by 40 % by closing 2 decks of cabins. They also announced new protocols for cleaning.

Canada cancels all cruise ships until November This is from a travel agent in Canada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-TnuMzvIeU


They're keeping those on line to collect deposit money to help with cash flow. Look at it as using future cruise deposits as an interest free loan. Some line is going to have to figure out how to restart they're company or they're going to fold. Some of our favorite lines may end up becoming much smaller in the future.

It's OK. Just hold on a little longer. Until disease and death have been removed from the world. Then, I guess, the "new normal" will be complete and we will have all been saved from ourselves. Until then, I prefer the "old normal" where we self-mitigate risk, and actually live the days we have.

I so agree .. as I have been telling my wife this for some time

Thanks for the update! Looks promising!

I think the biggest issue is unintentional quarantines. What happens several days into the cruise when someone shows some signs of the flu? Unless they have a continuity plan that does not interrupt the remainder of the cruise schedule, this isn't going to work.

But, what does open mean? Open to tourists? Open to cruise ships? Open to both? Open is such a nice vague term.

Yeh well...LOTS of lots of things lately have been, shall we say, vague, or changing from one day to the next.......Only thing I know for sure is that many many islands and whole countries in the CARIB have very little other than tourism...so "open" means little or nothing unless it includes tourists...oh yeh, there is something else Im sure of...its that I have no clue when we'll be stepping on board anything, no matter how many we have booked, no matter the dates...

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