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Old 07-07-2021, 05:43 PM   #701
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Seems to me the cruise industry is understandably desperate to survive. Desperate people can do desperate things.

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Unvaccinated Cruise Guests Get Second-Class Treatment at Sea
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Old 07-07-2021, 07:52 PM   #702
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I would just as soon go visit a TB ward as go on a cruise these days.
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Smart move by RCCL. but, they should not even board unvaxxed pax. Even vaxxed, I would not want to share a ship with them.
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Old 07-14-2021, 11:05 AM   #704
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Interesting development.

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/...ngapore-cruise

That said, these cruises have been going on for months with no previous incidents.
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Old 07-15-2021, 04:16 PM   #705
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https://vancouversun.com/news/econom...5-d6e872c01ff0

Canada is lifting the cruise ship ban earlier than initially proposed. November 1st, which doesn't really make much difference...
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Old 02-03-2022, 11:57 PM   #706
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A month ago we booked a domestic cruise in late 2022. Today the operator cancelled it, saying they intend keeping the ships in North America,at present the one we booked is "at anchor" (no idea what kind) in the Middle East.
Cruises are banned here until Feb 17.No news from Govt what happens after,plenty of agitation by ship operators for reopening but, methinks this suggests "ban continued", Ruby Princess aftermath I guess.
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Old 02-04-2022, 07:13 PM   #707
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News Article about Carnival pulling out of Australia until it has clarity about operations.
https://www.portstephensexaminer.com...uise-industry/
The "Port Stephens Examiner" is hardly a major news source, but this suggests the Feb 17 Govt. Review of cruising bans may be negative. That or Carnival`s recent marketing of cruises this year was not successful in attracting bookings.

Australia currently has a lot of Omicron, with increased hospitalizations and deaths, maybe starting to decline, maybe not. That may be a factor in willingness to cruise, for Govt. and people. To a great extent, Western Australia remains off limits for most Australians, even for WA residents who left the State for short or long absences, such that some WA based businesses are looking at management relocating east.
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Cruise sips are back, and so is Covid. Coral/Covid Princess is in today Sydney, with 100+ infected crew and around 14 infected pax, while domestic cruising. "Sails" again tonight. Positive pax not allowed off, do they get the next cruise free, albeit in their cabin? Crew are isolated onboard.

Another mess methinks. Covid is ramping up,as is flu and another respiratory illness. Looks like wave 3, no reason for cruise ships to be an exception.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-australia-updates-coral-princess-cruise-ship-dock-sydney-covid-19-
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Dissapointing watching the interviews of those on the plague ships
Pretty sure they thought it was a joke
Only one mask to be seen.

Saw pics from a tightly packed concert in Europe yesterday, no mask seen at all.

Yet elective surgeries keep being cancelled
Hospital beds are in short supply
Staff are off sick
And death numbers increase.

Glad to be out here.
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Cruise ships

Stinking cess pitts of disease - should all be driven ashore in India and cut in tiny pieces.
Nothing but trouble
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Stinking cess pitts of disease - should all be driven ashore in India and cut in tiny pieces.
Nothing but trouble

Actually, help the American economy:


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We recently had a family gathering for a memorial for my mom and dad. My daughter in law ended up with Covid and so did I. My symptoms werenít too bad but it took about 10 days before I tested negative. No way would I ever set foot on a cruise ship. Discounting Covid, no way would I get aboard with that many people and hope there were no emergencies. No thanks.
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But how goods the footy

Last night's state of origin was a super spreader event if ever if seen one.
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And let's all rush off to Bali and not only get a dose of covid but bring back foot and mouth disease as well
Yippee

Stupid crowds at Sydney airport doing what stupid does.
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Why are some small-boat owners so obsessed with demonizing cruise ships? Jealous of the facilities and services? Cruise ships are not relevant to "trawler" discussions unless one compares luxury to camping, or socializing to isolation.
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Lousy at maths, but the reported pax infection score on Coral Princess so far is 14 out of 2300 pax,ie. 0.6%. Sydney went from 10000 to 14000 daily infections yesterday. There are 8.5M total to date reported cases Australia wide, a figure some say you can double. Based on that, the Coral/Covid Princess numbers are seem modest.
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Old 07-13-2022, 08:46 PM   #717
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Lousy at maths, but the reported pax infection score on Coral Princess so far is 14 out of 2300 pax,ie. .
100+ infected crew as well so says the article
Serving drinks and foods,accessing cabins

No where to run, nowhere to hide, all sucking that same recirculating air.
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Why are some small-boat owners so obsessed with demonizing cruise ships? Jealous of the facilities and services? Cruise ships are not relevant to "trawler" discussions unless one compares luxury to camping, or socializing to isolation.
Umm, Mark. That picture needs some narrative or we will tink you were expecting company.
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P & O`s Pacific Explorer(? an ex Princess ship) docked in Sydney yesterday with 100+ infected pax. Nothing said about crew infections. It was continuing on cruising, leaving Sydney later that day. Ship was meeting cost of delivering the infected home in some vehicle( poor driver!)or if not local,paying for hotel accomm until not infected.Apparently infected pax get treated onboard by ship`s medics gratis.
Interesting trend developing,Covid as an accepted concomitant of cruising.
Prediction is that the current wave in Australia may peak mid August. Presumably that will be reflected in cruise ship cases as well as the general population.
What`s happening elsewhere, USA, Canada, etc?
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I'm not sure I see the cruise ships gratis medical treatment and free transport or accommodation as benevolent. More likely a bribe. On one ship infected passengers were locked into their cabins to minimise risks to others. A comfortable prison perhaps, but a prison still.
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