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    twangster got a reaction from cruisellama in EU guidelines for return to cruising   
    Mask tans lines are better than a mortician's make up job.  
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    twangster got a reaction from JLMoran in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    Yes.   Lived there for a spell and have done the Shag myself.  Both.
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    twangster got a reaction from JLMoran in EU guidelines for return to cruising   
    Mask tans lines are better than a mortician's make up job.  
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    twangster got a reaction from ellcee in EU guidelines for return to cruising   
    Mask tans lines are better than a mortician's make up job.  
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    twangster got a reaction from DDemuth in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    Yes.   Lived there for a spell and have done the Shag myself.  Both.
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    twangster got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    Yes.   Lived there for a spell and have done the Shag myself.  Both.
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    twangster got a reaction from Ray in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    Yes.   Lived there for a spell and have done the Shag myself.  Both.
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    twangster got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    Yes.   Lived there for a spell and have done the Shag myself.  Both.
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    twangster got a reaction from AnnetteJackson in Gifting cruises?   
    That is the traditional wisdom but Royal is now (sometimes) allowing some changes that just never happened before.  The cost of a phone call is free (if you use the right number in the UK) so it never hurts to ask.
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    twangster got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Is this a crazy idea for coco cay?   
    Every 5 to 10 minutes (or so).  As demand and guests vary loads on the trams they introduce some variables for timing but there are several of them continuously doing the circuit around the island.  If a bunch of people with mobility issues slow down one tram loading or unloading it might delay it a minute or two.  
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    twangster got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Is this a crazy idea for coco cay?   
    Pictures say a thousands words...
    Start here:
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/boards/index.php?/topic/14213-empress-b2b-14-nights-on-the-biggest-little-ship-july-2019/&do=findComment&comment=145134
     
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    twangster got a reaction from cruisellama in Is this a crazy idea for coco cay?   
    Pictures say a thousands words...
    Start here:
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/boards/index.php?/topic/14213-empress-b2b-14-nights-on-the-biggest-little-ship-july-2019/&do=findComment&comment=145134
     
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    twangster reacted to WAAAYTOOO in How WIll RC Limit Capacity?   
    I SO agree.  It was easy for the airlines to feign concern when nobody was flying.  But once people started flying again all of the pretense fell away without another thought.  To be fair, I think the cruise lines will do the same thing once they can, but at least on a ship you have a chance to distance if you want to.
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    twangster got a reaction from teddy in How WIll RC Limit Capacity?   
    A couple U.S. based airlines have moved past the distancing concept.  They are back to normal seating.
    People at a pool outdoors or a house party indoors for a couple hours are spreading it.  It's a lottery right now.  Pick the right seat on a plane next to someone who is asymptomatic and you'll probably be infected by the the end of the flight.  The airline industry needs to be grounded.  They should just stop pretending.  
    At least on a cruise ship the maximum time I spend next to a stranger is at a show or muster drill.  I can choose to skip a show or leave 10 minutes in.  Stop the shows and that's solved.   In the WJ I can be in and out in 20 minutes, if I take it to go 1/3 of that.  
    Walking through a grocery store isn't the primary source of spread.  That's kind of what a cruise is like.  Walking past people but not sitting beside them for hours and hours.  That pretty much is an airplane ride.  
    On a plane I'm stuck next to a stranger with no escaping it.  If they start coughing or sneezing all I can do is scream inside.  Every time you board a plane it's spin the wheel and see if you get the virus.  It's much safer on a ship.
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    twangster got a reaction from teddy in Cruise lines treated unfairly by CDC   
    I think some of it has to do with shipping in general beyond cruise ships.  The number of cruises ships entering US ports is minuscule compared to the number of ships overall (cargo, tanker, container, etc).  Most of the shipping industry falls under federal jurisdiction so cruise ships neatly get slid into that by association.  
    Couple that with local health departments having so few resources it would be challenging for say the city of Galveston to inspect health related items on ships entering port.  Have you seen how many tanker ships use Texas ports?    A lot of city or state governments struggle to keep up with local business.  If they had to manage cruise ships the inspections would be few and far between and they would struggle adapting to how things must be done on ships versus on land. 
    Cruise ships would have a variety of rules and implementations if local governments at each home port were in control.  In Miami they look for X, in Ft Lauderdale the inspectors look for Y and in Canaveral they look for Z.  That would be a nightmare for ships.  The sign that employees must wash hands is 2" too high in one port and 2" too far to the right in another - Imagine that times 1,000.  
    Historically the cruise industry (or some players in it) didn't really adhere to any code so the industry brought the CDC on themselves (or equivalent agency in other regions).  
    Put it all together along with other stuff we never think of and you've got the current situation.  
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    twangster got a reaction from cruisellama in Is this a crazy idea for coco cay?   
    Every 5 to 10 minutes (or so).  As demand and guests vary loads on the trams they introduce some variables for timing but there are several of them continuously doing the circuit around the island.  If a bunch of people with mobility issues slow down one tram loading or unloading it might delay it a minute or two.  
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    twangster reacted to Ray in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    This is the reason i got arrested in a south Carolina Nightclub, i was carried out by 6 policemen while pleading it was a genuine mistake, as i looked for upside down pineapples to back up my case 😂😂
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    twangster got a reaction from ehw51 in How WIll RC Limit Capacity?   
    A couple U.S. based airlines have moved past the distancing concept.  They are back to normal seating.
    People at a pool outdoors or a house party indoors for a couple hours are spreading it.  It's a lottery right now.  Pick the right seat on a plane next to someone who is asymptomatic and you'll probably be infected by the the end of the flight.  The airline industry needs to be grounded.  They should just stop pretending.  
    At least on a cruise ship the maximum time I spend next to a stranger is at a show or muster drill.  I can choose to skip a show or leave 10 minutes in.  Stop the shows and that's solved.   In the WJ I can be in and out in 20 minutes, if I take it to go 1/3 of that.  
    Walking through a grocery store isn't the primary source of spread.  That's kind of what a cruise is like.  Walking past people but not sitting beside them for hours and hours.  That pretty much is an airplane ride.  
    On a plane I'm stuck next to a stranger with no escaping it.  If they start coughing or sneezing all I can do is scream inside.  Every time you board a plane it's spin the wheel and see if you get the virus.  It's much safer on a ship.
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    twangster got a reaction from cruisellama in Cruise lines treated unfairly by CDC   
    I think some of it has to do with shipping in general beyond cruise ships.  The number of cruises ships entering US ports is minuscule compared to the number of ships overall (cargo, tanker, container, etc).  Most of the shipping industry falls under federal jurisdiction so cruise ships neatly get slid into that by association.  
    Couple that with local health departments having so few resources it would be challenging for say the city of Galveston to inspect health related items on ships entering port.  Have you seen how many tanker ships use Texas ports?    A lot of city or state governments struggle to keep up with local business.  If they had to manage cruise ships the inspections would be few and far between and they would struggle adapting to how things must be done on ships versus on land. 
    Cruise ships would have a variety of rules and implementations if local governments at each home port were in control.  In Miami they look for X, in Ft Lauderdale the inspectors look for Y and in Canaveral they look for Z.  That would be a nightmare for ships.  The sign that employees must wash hands is 2" too high in one port and 2" too far to the right in another - Imagine that times 1,000.  
    Historically the cruise industry (or some players in it) didn't really adhere to any code so the industry brought the CDC on themselves (or equivalent agency in other regions).  
    Put it all together along with other stuff we never think of and you've got the current situation.  
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    twangster got a reaction from ellcee in How WIll RC Limit Capacity?   
    A couple U.S. based airlines have moved past the distancing concept.  They are back to normal seating.
    People at a pool outdoors or a house party indoors for a couple hours are spreading it.  It's a lottery right now.  Pick the right seat on a plane next to someone who is asymptomatic and you'll probably be infected by the the end of the flight.  The airline industry needs to be grounded.  They should just stop pretending.  
    At least on a cruise ship the maximum time I spend next to a stranger is at a show or muster drill.  I can choose to skip a show or leave 10 minutes in.  Stop the shows and that's solved.   In the WJ I can be in and out in 20 minutes, if I take it to go 1/3 of that.  
    Walking through a grocery store isn't the primary source of spread.  That's kind of what a cruise is like.  Walking past people but not sitting beside them for hours and hours.  That pretty much is an airplane ride.  
    On a plane I'm stuck next to a stranger with no escaping it.  If they start coughing or sneezing all I can do is scream inside.  Every time you board a plane it's spin the wheel and see if you get the virus.  It's much safer on a ship.
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    twangster got a reaction from ellcee in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    Saves a bunch on sunscreen which is better for the sea as well.  
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    twangster got a reaction from Mikeb1892 in How WIll RC Limit Capacity?   
    A couple U.S. based airlines have moved past the distancing concept.  They are back to normal seating.
    People at a pool outdoors or a house party indoors for a couple hours are spreading it.  It's a lottery right now.  Pick the right seat on a plane next to someone who is asymptomatic and you'll probably be infected by the the end of the flight.  The airline industry needs to be grounded.  They should just stop pretending.  
    At least on a cruise ship the maximum time I spend next to a stranger is at a show or muster drill.  I can choose to skip a show or leave 10 minutes in.  Stop the shows and that's solved.   In the WJ I can be in and out in 20 minutes, if I take it to go 1/3 of that.  
    Walking through a grocery store isn't the primary source of spread.  That's kind of what a cruise is like.  Walking past people but not sitting beside them for hours and hours.  That pretty much is an airplane ride.  
    On a plane I'm stuck next to a stranger with no escaping it.  If they start coughing or sneezing all I can do is scream inside.  Every time you board a plane it's spin the wheel and see if you get the virus.  It's much safer on a ship.
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    twangster got a reaction from Ian T in Gifting cruises?   
    That is the traditional wisdom but Royal is now (sometimes) allowing some changes that just never happened before.  The cost of a phone call is free (if you use the right number in the UK) so it never hurts to ask.
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    twangster got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    The state dance in South Carolina is the Shag.  It's got a whole different meaning across the pond.
    Totally agree which is why I quit a major one.  It's accelerating our demise and exacerbating our issues.  
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    twangster reacted to eaglesfaninfl in Grandeur   
    Keep your hands off our Brilliance, Raven!! Lol!
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