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  1. Skip the beach and do the Kennedy Space Center!
  2. What do you think it’s lineage will be: Evolution of the Oasis Class Evolution of the Quantum Class Clean sheet design Or something else? My realistic vote is an evolution of the Quantum Class. My wish is for a clean sheet design!
  3. I wouldn’t mind helping with something like this.
  4. Correct, for a court to rule on an issue, someone has to sue. To sue you need to have standing. To have standing you need to have been ‘harmed’ by said law. There are plenty of historic examples of people purposely putting themselves in violation of a law in order to challenge it in court. This could be one of those times.
  5. I don't think Florida has a leg to stand on when it comes to banning so-called "Vaccine Passports". In Zucht v. King (1922), the court ruled that schools could bar students who had not been vaccinated. The court has also ruled that denying service to a customer is legal as long is it not because of a person's status in one of the following protected classes: race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The unvaccinated are not a protected class. And federal law clearly has jurisdiction as the cruise lines are engaged in interstate commerce. Health privacy laws don't apply because RCL is not your healthcare provider and it would be you who would be divulging your medical status. Now a new ruling could change this, but the court has (at least historically) been hesitant to overturn previous precedents. Clearly Celebrity either has an inside track they are working or are very confident in their legal standing.
  6. I second this. There are a lot of hotels near the Newport stop on the PATH train. You can walk to the Hudson River and enjoy the view of Manhattan, there are stores and a mall right there in case you forgot anything. A quick train ride will have you in Midtown or Downtown Manhattan. Lastly, it is a convenient 20 min drive to the port and about the same to Newark. Here is the area I am talking about.
  7. Found it. Most likely the trains would be routed right through the middle of Philadelphia in order to cross the Delair Bridge. https://www.inquirer.com/business/philadelphia-lng-gibbstown-new-fortress-energy-port-drbc-fracking-trains-20200920.html
  8. What stretch of rail was the problem? Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore?
  9. It looks like Southwest is coming to MIA. That should mean cheaper flight directly to Miami instead of the detour via Fort Lauderdale. Link to article
  10. Well if it makes you feel any better, they are simulated mines...
  11. Apparently there is s a lot more going on off the coast of Coco Cay than you might think. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33090/how-american-and-allied-submarines-regularly-fight-to-the-death-off-the-bahamas That’s right, there is a US Navy shallows/mine field training area just to the west of a Coco Cay. I had known about the much larger deep water training area to the south but the minefield was news to me. The facility that support these areas, AUTEC, was used to support the US response to Hurricane Dorian. How cool would it be to see a sub surfacing while cruising near Coco Cay?
  12. @twangster St. John. I paid attention to your live blog.
  13. After a quick check of Google Maps, you are correct! Tamp never even occurred to me, I was thinking Europe somewhere.
  14. I was this as B-Roll on a video about the virus and cruises and I couldn’t figure out the port. Any ideas?
  15. Is this so you can get back before the new policy goes into effect or because of your original flight being canceled? (I assume you were on the Allure TA)
  16. I would argue that they are doing this for public relations reasons. If they thought it was a major concern they would just cancel the sailings like they did in China but they are not. Now it could reach that point but we are not there yet.
  17. Quick question. Why didn't you just stay on the train and get off at Circular Quay? I was under the impression (admittedly with only minimal research) that all trains from the airport went to Circular Quay.
  18. I see they only had the fake trolleys out today.
  19. I am not saying that it is impossible, just unlikely. In the picture, that you posted, you can easily see the area that has been dredged for cruise ships and the east extension of the pier used to tie off large vessels. Your proposed bridge would go right through that area. Why go to the expense to do that and then block it off. Here are some pictures from the last 10 years or so that show that space being used for ships. Sometimes two ships, sometimes large ships. And ships are only getting bigger. I just don't see the local government allowing a bridge there that would limit the pier's utility in the future. That being said, a bridge would be really convenient, I just don't see it happening.
  20. I doubt the government would allow that, but if they did it would have to be a movable bridge or really high as some taller ships do tie up on the far side of the dock. The furthest slip also can handle the the largest ships or two back to back so I doubt the government would want to compromise that. Would be nice though.
  21. If you read the original article (http://www.tribune242.com/news/2020/feb/27/royal-caribbeans-pi-land-deals-revealed/), it sounds like Royal is buying up pretty much everything west of the Yoga Retreat (https://goo.gl/maps/o25HT4S8Gf4meN4f7). They are now trying to get access to the undeveloped government land between the last of the houses and the light house. When I was in Nassau in June, I thought that it was weird that a lot of the properties looked run down and abandoned. At the time I just thought it was just hurricane damage but it might have just been that Royal had bought them and were just letting them rot until they could tear them down.
  22. I was talking about using the guilty plea in the civil case that I am assuming would have a jury.
  23. After some more research, a guilty plea is admissible but it does not automatically mean that he is liable. He will have a chance to explain his reasoning for that guilty plea. It would be up to the jury to determine how that guilty plea will be used in their decision making process.
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