WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.......

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/16/cdc-bans-us-cruises-through-september-citing-expanding-coronavirus-outbreaks.html

Long, but it covers it all...unfortunately...

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I'm beginning to believe that if and only if, we can get close to 100% of those on board vaccinated then perhaps cruising, as some of us knew it will return. It looks to me that if even 3 or 4 percent are unvaccinated then the number of infections might be limited to so few that turning back or canceling the cruise won't happen.

Over our almost 700 days on the high seas we have been on a few where a virus has plagued the vessel, but for the most part it didn't lesson the quality of the cruise. Maybe a status like that will be achieved in the future with covid 19 infections as long as variants don't materialize wherein vaccinations are ineffective.

Here in Alaska we have a big surge in infections but only with the unvaccinated. Here is one of the worst situations right now up here, in my home town of all places, Cordova.

"City leaders say Cordova’s example is an unfortunate lesson in the latest chapter of coronavirus, in which an infectious new variant is preying on people who choose not to get vaccinated."

"The city with just over 2,800 residents is reporting almost 60 active cases, including workers at the Camtu’s Alaska Wild Seafoods plant, temporarily shut down during a lucrative salmon fishing opener this week."

"The plants that vaccinated all of their employees are doing fine, Howarth said. “The plant that didn’t have 100% vaccinated is not doing well.”

All of the employees at Trident Seafoods, which hires up to 500 people at two Cordova plants, are vaccinated, according to Trident spokesman Shannon Carroll. The company requires it.

OBI Seafoods, with 223 employees, also has a 100% vaccination rate at the Cordova plant, according to an email from spokeswoman Julianne Curry."

HIYA KENN...good to see you in here.....yeh, folks "have the right..."....they sure do don't they? whats that state motto again?? "Live free or die..."...kind of adds a new meaning to it eh?

I kinda figure that natural selection will take over and eliminate from the gene pool the unvaccinated that insist they be allowed to choose. Their choice and natural selections choice.

Thanks for the update! Sorry this new variant is causing so much turmoil!

Too complicated a concept for many....yeh man and "the bug" will eventually learn to tolerate each other....just a question of how long and how many dead before that happens....somewhere, a few generations from now, folks will wonder just how stupid we were...doubt most of us will be around to see it...but in the meantime, I'd sure like to get a few more cruises in...

So .. looks like a new salvo has been fired in this battle. St Thomas, USVI has told RCCL that unless all passengers 12 and older are fully vaccinated that the ship cannot port there.

https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2021/08/02/us-virgin-islands-requires-all-cruise-ship-passengers-12-and-older-be-fully-vaccinated?fbclid=IwAR3sMcxlqauCD2H3ASAPMc9R8EgZgzbUXkzgIcxF6PUmedGcUo8rIWhW__Y

Well, that may be the shape of things to come. Cruise ships may wind up cruising in circles. Oh yeh, I forgot, they can't do that either....lets see certain pols exert their influence.......oops, forgot, they're on vackay......well...back to the Olympics....auch as they are...some good r/l drama there....oops forgot, the rest of the world is living that drama....

Hope my December 16 day to the Caribbean is tagged as vaccinated, I want to do some snorkeling!

Well I can see a possible scenario here ... cruise lines ensure that St Thomas is not the first stop on the cruise. The the cruise line states that all passengers over 12 must be vaccinated and that a check will be performed in international waters after debarkation and any unvaccinated passengers will be debarked at the first port of call and can make their way home sat their own expense.

There is always more than two ways to skin a cat. Just that some are more painful and difficult than others.

It is a shame that a cruise line cannot be allowed to do what is in the best interest of its passengers.

The ports of call need to do what they feel is right for their country. I can't blame them. I hope we can be one of the 700 in 2022.

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