Note the sequence of dates, and the "responses". I have a strong suspicion "we" will NEVER be rid of this. Clearly, cruising and COVID-19 are incompatible. Sad. I have our next one booked in NOV..any bets??

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It's the new reality. Definitely adjustments have to be made but this recent virus calls for a worldwide solution. IMHO, only a vaccine will alleviate fears of travel outside one's doors.

Unfortunately, that vaccine is quite aways off. That's in the real world. I used to think some of the political noise was entertaining, especially as we get closer to election time. Now, I avoid it. I listen to the scientists and the specialists, and then only in small doses. "New reality" indeed.

From someone working the front lines, I've heard that this virus doesn't like heat, so it's a 50/50 shot on whether or not we will still have this in November. Vaccines, treatments, and potential cures are all being tested now, but those are a ways off. With summer coming, the virus doesn't spread as much, especially in temps of over 80 degrees.

With that said, antibodies have been found to help fight the virus, but again, any treatments need to be clinically tested before being released to the public.

A new reality for certain. The jury is still out on just how impacted we will be by this mid to long term. The possibility and effectiveness of a vaccine are still up in the air. This will depend on how it mutates as time goes on. Look at the flu and common colds. How long have they been around without a cure or vaccine?

Would really love to be on a cruise right now but will have to wait and see how things pan out.

I certainly hope you're right about the weather impact on the thing. As for the vaccine etc, I see the news, and the political spin that get put on it. . They arent the same.

The virus doesn’t like temps over 80 deg ? It seems to thrive at around 98.6 .

That whole thing sounds it just so happened our state pooh bah medico addressed that today...not the heat...days are longer, its the UV rays getting stronger, seems most bacteria and viruses don't thrive in UV...(but its still just a guess) get out and tan..just not on a cruise...hehehehe

Time will tell on this one. Thank you for your "front line" efforts.

In the past, many viruses DO decrease in the warmer months, but some have come back with a renewed vengeance in the following Fall and Winter. We shall see.

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