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Vancity Cruiser

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  1. 91 days since I got off Allure Supposed to be embarking Celebrity Eclipse on Sunday 166 days till Norwegian Bliss
  2. Does anyone have any insight into wether it would be feasible for the cruise lines to run their ships at less than full capacity? I've heard a lot about how Royal posted 5 billion in profits in 2019. If this is accurate it would seem to this peon that there would be room in the budget to have ships running at less than capacity and still making money. It would seem to me that this would be the only option to having cruises resume before a vaccination is in place as social distancing (I hate this term, it makes no sense. Its physical distancing!) is pretty much impossible on a cruise ship at capacity. I wonder what the capacity level would have to be to at least break even to make it worthwhile running the ships.
  3. Preach on! I am a loyal disciple of your new cruise ship church! Take my money and I'll see you on Sunday. (or whatever day is deemed worship day)
  4. I already posed this question to my employer as they know I am an avid cruiser. the response I received is that whatever guidelines are in place by the government and health officials are what they will follow. So if no 14 day quarantine imposed by health officials my employer would not impose one on me for cruising.
  5. WOW! While the headline is great news for us cruise lovers, the article itself is scathing of the cruise industry......including blaming cruising for the virus entering US cities. SMH
  6. Sorry......you would be second, right behind me
  7. I unfortunately believe cruising will be that last part of economy that reopens because of all the negativity it generates from preconceived notions of "floating petri dishes". I am sure the Canada/US border will open back up before the cruising industry restarts.
  8. Great idea! I'd love to see the aqua theatre stay. It would be great if they could incorporate the glass and views that the Radiance class has. I know my wife would love to see the thermal spa expanded. No Royal ship has disappointed yet and I'm sure Icon won't either!
  9. You can't go wrong with either choice. I would personally chose Harmony with the only tie breaker being the Broadway show of Grease over Cats. I saw Cats on Oasis and hated every minute of it lol. I also love the Oasis class ships but an alternative for you to consider could be the Odyssey. I have not been on a Quantum class ship yet but it looks amazing!
  10. The financial crash of 2008/2009 didn't sink (pun intended) the cruise industry and I don't think this will either. I think you will see incredible cabin price sales while the cruise lines pick your pockets while you are on board. The strategy helped them recover in 2009 and it will work again. It is hard to imagine with the dark clouds hanging over us (and the cruise industry) right now but when the clouds clear humans have proven to have short memories as @Ampurp85 mentions above. The sales will be irresistible and the ships will fill again.
  11. There is the teen club. There is also 2 flowriders, ziplining, rock climbing, several pools and hot tubs, sports court......
  12. Thanks. This is a good clarification of the report and also shows how information, while not incorrect, can be very misleading. Its all about how it is reported.
  13. We always go for Deck 8 forward so we have easy access to walk through Central Park on our way to dinner.
  14. I'm not American but isn't this the whole idea for the stimulus checks?
  15. Even without the upgrades Allure is still an amazing ship! Was just on her in January and she is still in really good shape and has an awesome entertainment lineup. If you want the latest and greatest change your booking but if you choose to stick with Allure you will still have an amazing cruise!!
  16. Trying to explain a cruise to someone who hasn't cruised is next to impossible. There are no words to describe the feeling of walking up the gangway for embarkation, the feeling of pulling away from the port, the feeling of being surrounded by vast oceans, the feeling of sunsets and sunrises at sea.........these need to be experienced in person to truly appreciate. and when you do.....you are hooked!
  17. I love hearing these stories of first time cruisers!
  18. Their cruise with confidence policy entitles you to a full refund
  19. Most cruise lines have at least 1 private island. If they are able start some short cruises where screened and cleared passengers can be contained to the ship and private islands only (only 1 ship in port at a time), perhaps they can weather the storm. I believe it will be a minimum 6 months (most likely longer) before cruising starts with any kind of regularity and I don't think any corporation no matter how large can survive that with no income.
  20. the entire carnival fleet was displaying that message
  21. I thought the folks on this board enjoyed Royal more. Was looking forward to hearing positive, uplifting stories in this dark time but only 3 other members have a favorite cruise.....
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