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    Jaymac Radio reacted to mattymay in Australian cruise ship ban extended   
    Another 3 months... no real surprise.

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    Jaymac Radio reacted to Jill in Explorer in PC Today Jan. 28, 2021   
    I had heard since neither Explorer or Allure (who also was at PC this week and had containers loaded) didn’t get their “makeover,” that they would receiving some changes at sea. 
     
    I’m guessing it’s stuff in response to Covid changes. Ventilation, food service, barriers etc. 
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in Port Canaveral Thinks July is Worst Case Timeframe   
    Like many ports, Port Canaveral realizes a good amount of revenue from cruise ship traffic.  Port Canaveral benefits from both being a home to a number of ships and Port Canaveral also functions as a port of call for some ships departing from the U.S. Northeast.  
    Like many companies and organizations impacted by the pandemic they need to deal with the financial impact the virus has caused. 
    When they last prepared their budget this past summer they had estimated that cruise lines would begin sailing in January with one ship each.  Under that projection the loss was projected to be around $37M.  With the date used in that projection proven to be unattainable they've had to revise the budget projection.  Under the new projection the loss is now estimated to be around $43M for the current budget year.
    The good news, if there is any of that to be found is that their projection is based on what they now foresee as a worst case scenario.  Under this worst case scenario they are estimating cruise lines will each have at least one ship sailing by July even though current data suggest ships will sail before that.
    The revised dates were arrived at independently and are not based on any cruise line statements.
     
    In projecting that the major cruise lines would not resume sailing from Port Canaveral until July, “we decided to rip the bandage off” in projecting a worst-case budget scenario, Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer John Murray said. But, based on their most recent announcements, Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean will not be sailing until at least May, and Disney will not be sailing until at least April.
    The port, though, now is taking an even more conservative view, projecting that those four cruise lines will resume sailing from Port Canaveral with one ship each in July.
    https://www.clickorlando.com/news/2021/01/26/port-canaveral-now-projects-43-million-loss-for-current-budget-year/
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    Jaymac Radio got a reaction from twangster in Explorer in PC Today Jan. 28, 2021   
    Great Pics Twangster! It is awesome to have RCG ships back in PC even thought that may just be for a few days as usually for the past month its been just DCL ships off the coast.
      
     
     
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Explorer in PC Today Jan. 28, 2021   
    Good to see you !  I see you’ve lost the “all caps”.  It was your “signature” !
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in Explorer in PC Today Jan. 28, 2021   
    IT'S (NOT) CRUISE DAY!!!


    Longshoremen and everyone on the pier are all masked up.


    WJ looking like it's be cleaned, bagged and stowed.  Balcony railing looks like it's been covered to keep the sun from burning off the varnish presumably.

    Up, up and away...




    Everyone is wearing a mask on board.



    No idea what the packages contain.  Any guesses?

    Other than the mess on the pool deck and covers removed from the hot tub shades she looks like she is in great shape.  Didn't see a lot of rust on the hull. 
    I'm ready, let's go cruising!
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to princevaliantus in Test cruises   
    Source cannot be disclosed, especially on message boards, due to privilged information.
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to Matt in Test cruises   
    Source?
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Favorite ship and why?   
    Duh!  #teamOasis class!
    What can possibly beat Central Park, the Aqua Theater, and Deck 17??
    I love anything Oasis class, but if I had to pick one, it would be either Harmony or Symphony.  The are both so similar.
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to PG Cruiser in Empress and Majesty are leaving the fleet   
    I’m glad I got to sail on these ships before they left the Royal fleet.
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in What’s the strangest thing you have seen on a cruise ship?   
    We all have looked down at a pier and have watched dock workers driving trucks and forklifts around.  This dock worker in Seattle proceeded to serenade the ship with his saxophone as we pulled away.


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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in What’s the strangest thing you have seen on a cruise ship?   
    A passenger had a service dog with her.  Rumors were it could detect an oncoming medical condition and was trained to react.
    The thing is she let the dog up on the loungers and walked it off leash.  It was often 30' or 50' ahead of her.  
    Very strange to see a dog walking around a ship by itself. 


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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in What’s the strangest thing you have seen on a cruise ship?   
    When the SeaSide first crossed the Atlantic she stopped in Antigua.  We were across the pier.  This was her first sailing and she hadn't stopped in America yet so the SeaSide had a larger than normal number of Europeans on board.  Out of the blue an older, somewhat large lady walks onto her balcony in full view of everyone on our ship completely naked placing some clothes out to dry on her balcony.  She took her time oblivious to another ship across the pier.  Somethings can't be unseen.  
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    Jaymac Radio got a reaction from sk8erguy1978 in Video onboard Royal Caribbean first cruise in 9 months!   
    I Found this great video on youtube from one of the crew onboard the Quantum OTS so I thought I would share. 
     
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in Suspected Covid-19 case on Quantum   
    Someone at the CDC is right now at this moment saying this to a coworker... "I told you so, now pay up".
     
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to FionaMG in What’s the strangest thing you have seen on a cruise ship?   
    I can't remember which ship, only that it was somewhere in Europe. A group of choral singers decided they would "perform" in the atrium area, near guest services. All well and good, but instead of performing to the other passengers in the atrium, they formed themselves into a circle, all of them facing inwards towards each other. It was as if they wanted to show off their skills but were too embarrassed to show their faces, so they effectively turned their backs on their prospective audience. It was the weirdest thing.
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in What’s the strangest thing you have seen on a cruise ship?   
    People talking out loud to their phones held at arm's length.


     
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in Goodbye Grandeur   
    I thought Horizon was being pulled apart at a Greek yard.  Everyone focuses on Turkey and India but there are other ship breaking yards.  
    Rumors circulating that two M class Celebrity ships are going to a reorganized Pullmantur.  Add Grandeur and they are back at three ships.  
    Empress is garnering high prices for it's OV cabins to boutique destinations.  I could see Royal trying to keep her for those special routes.  Majesty is a different story but if she breaks even in NOLA or turns a small profit they might keep her just in case Cuba comes back in 2023 or beyond.  
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    Jaymac Radio got a reaction from monctonguy in Video onboard Royal Caribbean first cruise in 9 months!   
    I Found this great video on youtube from one of the crew onboard the Quantum OTS so I thought I would share. 
     
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    Jaymac Radio got a reaction from twangster in Video onboard Royal Caribbean first cruise in 9 months!   
    I Found this great video on youtube from one of the crew onboard the Quantum OTS so I thought I would share. 
     
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in Goodbye Grandeur   
    Grandeur just pulled up to the pier in St. Maarten.  Her sisters Vision and Enchantment are at the other pier.  
    PTZtv:
    https://www.portstmaartenwebcam.com/

     
    She can no longer be found on the website.

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    Jaymac Radio reacted to twangster in Odyssey float out..   
    CATS!  (or Cat)
    Photo credit: Unknown



    Looks like the cat is chasing after a ball of yarn based on the float out video.
     
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    Jaymac Radio reacted to Mike.s in Odyssey float out..   
    Not sure I like the size of the name on the side, it's huge.
     
     
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    Jaymac Radio got a reaction from ehw51 in Cruises from Tampa will be cancelled until 2nd quarter 2021   
    Sad to hear if true but it Makes sense as Tampa can only handle smaller ships and the major lines will most likely start up with bigger ships that are better for distancing and another thing to keep in mind with Tampa is the port is consider by most of the cruise lines as a secondary market in the industry.  
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