The "Rules"...word for word...all kinds of between the lines possibilities....

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/cruise-ship/what-cdc-is-doing.html

Anybody believe this is no longer a "public health emergency"? ..Or...what are "other considerations"?...hmmm...

Sept 30th.....my money says this will be extended, and for longer than the "voluntary extension" to Oct 31 self imposed by the cruise lines...

We're cutting it close, but I won't cancel.....yet.....we have until 48 hours pre sailing...if THEY cancel, bet the rules will change again??

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https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/news/breakthrough-opening-cdc-seeks-public-comment-cruise-operations-covid-19-era

Notice the date of this article, and specifically the paragraph relating to the public comment period (which expired 9/21) and the resumption of sailing, in the writers opinion. You should note that the plan put forward by RCL/NCL is in direct response to the requirements of the RFP published by the CDC...the didn't invent it out of the goodness of their hearts. While its nice to hope cruising will resume shortly after the no sail order expires (9/31 for the CDC, 10/31 for the voluntary one), I suspect the end result will take LONGER.

I tend to think you are right on this one Yankee.

As the situations change, so will the restrictions. Can be phased in or out depending on conditions. Early sailing will be more restrictive. A year from the first sailing, there may be few restrictions.

OGW, I'd rather be wrong....(((sigh))...and CRUISELLAMA, a year from now we'd better be looking at this over the fantail at sailaways...or there won't be any cruiselines left to debate over....

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