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Definitely something to keep an eye on. I am curious to see if any of that will carry over to the other cruise lines.
I think we're being naive to think it won't...they ALL incurred massive new debt loads that have to be serviced and paid, and new ships in the pipeline already under construction too late to cancel or even stop. Certainly NONE of this was in anybody's plan..With no income stream the "new reality" also includes new rates. In the old days, cruising was for the well-to-do, or seniors with both time AND $$...it morphed into something else...something anyone could do with a few days time and plastic...what the future holds??? who knows...but even forgetting about the $$ (if thats even possible) just how much fun n relaxation can you have with all these regs in place, even assuming they work, which is debatable anyway....and THEN pay MORE for the privilege????