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C'mon guys, you're making fun of years and years of government funded engineering and testing. They're just trying to make things "safe" for those of us who would have succumbed to Darwinism years ago.
My thinking is that there will only be a handful of test cruises at best. I think it's now more of the CDC telling themselves "we said they're going to have to do this, so lets show the lines we meant it". I think after each line does one or two test cruises, the CDC will come back and say "Ok, just keep doing what you're doing here on the rest of your boats, and we're cool".
Am I being naive?
FDR has said that Norwegian wont be ready until atleast mid August, or at least that was his stance about a month ago. I would Probably agree that Carnival would be next.
I have a feeling that you may be right, but perhaps a few more than 2. My guess would be, that since ol' Uncle Sam loves percentages, that once 25-30% of each line's fleet has completed successful test voyages, they will waive the remaining.
Unless there are fees that the Cruise Lines have to pay the CDC to run their tests, then there will be no curtailment. Only thing Uncle Sam likes more than percentages, is Cash.