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    DDaley reacted to Matt in December 2020 Cruise??   
    From the new SEC filing today:
     
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    DDaley reacted to stevendom57 in Print Shop Onboard?   
    I initially though so too, but the Cruise Compass is folded and collated. That's a little more elaborate. It's just something to ponder instead of asking "Is my November cruise going to sail?".
     
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    DDaley reacted to twangster in Print Shop Onboard?   
    I'm guessing it's stuffed into a compressed space since it's not something that most cruisers would be interested in.  I'll try to remember to inquire if I ever get back on board a ship any time soon.
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    DDaley got a reaction from Elzbeth in Print Shop Onboard?   
    That is so awesome! The print shops I usually work with have digital offset presses that take up an entire ROOM in their warehouse, I would love to see RC's, probably pretty innovative. 
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    DDaley reacted to JeffB in December 2020 Cruise??   
    You may be interested to know that not a single employee of Walt Disney World has become infected since they reopened and that, to my knowledge, not a single case of C-19 has been tracked and traced to that venue. That's not saying someone didn't get it there but news like that hasn't made it the media who would jump on it if was true.
    How do I know this? The NYT published what amounts to a mea-culpa for writing a piece shortly after the decision to re-open the parks in Orlando deriding it and claiming it would turn into a terrible hot-spot of C-109 spread. Well, not surprisingly, that didn't happen and,  credit where credit is due, the NYT apologized for spreading fear.
    You can count on the same sort of thing happening if cruising restarts. The media will probably warn us of catastrophe and dire consequences but will more than likely end up with egg n their faces. 
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    DDaley reacted to princevaliantus in Print Shop Onboard?   
    They are printed onboard.
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    DDaley reacted to Tanner in Who's going to be booted   
    I would hope that those similar type tests happen in the US independent of results from Singapore.  Royal could be doing crew only test sailings mid November potentially.   
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    DDaley reacted to twangster in Pence/Cruise Line industry call rescheduled for this afternoon.   
    Not everything is black or white, hard left or hard right.  Plenty of us live in the middle of the political spectrum.  Being centered means liking some things from one party and liking other things from the other party.  Nothing everything coming from either party is 100% congruent with my thinking.  Not enjoying all the theatrics of some key players doesn't equate to automatically objecting to everything they do for no reason other than they did it.
    I want to see cruises start up again in America.  They need to save the industry and to keep all the workers in related industries with food on their family's table.  If cruises restart and there are massive outbreaks that result then we can look to address that situation but we should not assume that outcome is inevitable.   
    Florida opened a little too much this past summer and when the numbers went up they scaled back.  They didn't lock down when the numbers spiked, they let off the accelerator and numbers came down.  The cruise industry needs the same opportunity.  With everything we have learned and what treatments work it's time to give the cruise industry an opportunity to display they can operate safely.  If numbers trend up as a result then they can scale back without going full lockdown on the entire cruise industry.  If Carnival has outbreaks don't lock down Royal or NCL, deal with Carnival's failures while learning from the lines that aren't having outbreaks. 
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    DDaley reacted to twangster in Pence/Cruise Line industry call rescheduled for this afternoon.   
    Hopefully the fly drone has been recharged and it can land in the room somewhere to listen in.   
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    DDaley reacted to mattymay in The Royal Promise   
    Might not be skyrocketing in relative terms but it's still completely out of control and only going to worsen as it goes into winter.
    US Daily cases - 50,000+
    Singapore Daily cases - 2
    It's not hard to see why they have chosen Singapore as the testing ground.
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    DDaley got a reaction from PPPJJ-GCVAB in The Royal Promise   
    "Water activities do not require face masks while riding, but need to be worn while waiting in line." 
    As a staunch mask advocate and a water slide lover, WHERE am I going to put it once I get up there? Adding ziplocs to my packing list now so I can stuff it in one for the ride down I guess. haha 
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    DDaley got a reaction from Baked Alaska in The Royal Promise   
    "Water activities do not require face masks while riding, but need to be worn while waiting in line." 
    As a staunch mask advocate and a water slide lover, WHERE am I going to put it once I get up there? Adding ziplocs to my packing list now so I can stuff it in one for the ride down I guess. haha 
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    DDaley reacted to Donna G in The Royal Promise   
    I just went to Disney World a week ago. We went there knowing the rules and were happy to follow them.  I think the same thing will happen with cruising. If you really want to go back to sea you'll know in advance what is expected and will be happy to comply. If you don't want to wear the mask then just wait a bit.  Everyone travels differently and for some, that experience that they expect may mean waiting a little bit longer.  It will all work out.  We'll get out there eventually.  And I am HAPPY to be one of the first to sail to pave the way and "test the waters" for those that want to wait. 🙂  
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    DDaley got a reaction from ehw51 in The Royal Promise   
    "Water activities do not require face masks while riding, but need to be worn while waiting in line." 
    As a staunch mask advocate and a water slide lover, WHERE am I going to put it once I get up there? Adding ziplocs to my packing list now so I can stuff it in one for the ride down I guess. haha 
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    DDaley got a reaction from crisgold52 in The Royal Promise   
    "Water activities do not require face masks while riding, but need to be worn while waiting in line." 
    As a staunch mask advocate and a water slide lover, WHERE am I going to put it once I get up there? Adding ziplocs to my packing list now so I can stuff it in one for the ride down I guess. haha 
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    DDaley reacted to Traveler in "100% Testing Required for Cruise Ship Passengers According to CLIA"   
    This is very good news , 
    It means that people will not need to find a way to do the test and hope that results will come on time but RCL will do so , might save allot of issues (including arguing if a certain lab is certified or not) 
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    DDaley reacted to twangster in The Royal Promise   
    Not just the pool deck.  Outside watching the ship sail away from a port a mask is required.  Sitting on the promenade deck outside reading a book - wear a mask.   Visiting the helipad - wear a mask.  Unless you are in a pool or in your cabin, wear a mask.  They can't afford to have an outbreak or they'll be shutdown.  They are going to be excessively over cautious.  
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    DDaley reacted to twangster in The Royal Promise   
    This is why i don't think there will be any issues reducing capacity.  Many guests will choose not to sail, they won't need to cancel select guests to achieve 50% capacity.
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    DDaley reacted to twangster in Encouraging news......   
    It helps in the sense that this cruise company wouldn't bring back a high paying HD position unless they were getting close to restarting.  While the American Queen Steamboat Company has nothing to do with Royal, small specialty cruise lines beginning to restart operations is a sign, a good and welcome sign that the smaller lines are making moves to prepare to sail.   
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    DDaley reacted to twangster in When will RC make the reveal for Nov/Dec 2020?   
    In summary, here is how I feel about cruising right now:

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    DDaley got a reaction from WannaCruise in Will you Consider Driving to Port Instead of Flying?   
    Florida is a 74 hour round trip driving for me so best believe I will be flying if cruising ever resumes! I flew once already during the pandemic, 6 or so hours each way. I LOVED that the airport was the place I have seen the most masked people all in one spot and never felt unsafe while armed with cleaning wipes. 
    As long as airlines keep up with the middle seat blocked and intensive between-flight cleanings, I am on board. 
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    DDaley reacted to coneyraven in Sovereign Has Been Beached   
    Amazing gallery of almost two dozen photos of the 5 ships being scrapped, especially Soveriegn and the Carnival Fantasy.   Lot's of photos from overhead.
     
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8798957/The-covid-cruise-ship-graveyard-Passenger-liners-stripped-scrap-Turkish-dock.html
     
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    DDaley reacted to twangster in Sovereign Has Been Beached   
    The last horn. 
    Another view of Imagination's arrival with an interesting perspective of what happens when ships scrape each other.
     
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    DDaley reacted to princevaliantus in Family is suing Royal Caribbean after misdiagnosis aboard Symphony of the Seas   
    I think it's about time @Matt locks this thread. This tit-for-tat baseless comments and claims is giving me a headache.
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    DDaley reacted to princevaliantus in Family is suing Royal Caribbean after misdiagnosis aboard Symphony of the Seas   
    There is ONE important thing you are constantly avoiding to see which is that cruise lines are NOT governed in any by the United States, but have different standards and requirements outlined below:
    Ships from the main cruise lines all will have at least one doctor and two nurses onboard. Many larger ships sail with two doctors and three or four nurses. Ships must have medical staff on call 24 hours. Medical personnel (both physicians and registered nurses) must have at least three (3) years of postgraduate experience in general and emergency medicine or board certification in emergency medicine, family medicine or internal medicine.
    To get an idea of the staff's credentials, most cruise lines requires that its physicians be registered in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, a European Union country or any other country approved by the fleet medical director. Medical personnel must also have completed the required number of years of training in a recognized school of medicine.
    Staff must be able to perform advanced life support practices, emergency cardiovascular care and minor surgical procedures. They are expected to stabilize seriously ill patients, perform reasonable diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and help evacuate seriously sick or injured patients. Doctors and nurses also are required to be fluent in the predominant language of the ship.
    Cruise ship medical facilities must adhere to the standards set by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The ACEP guidelines dictate that the infirmary must contain the proper equipment to handle a range of treatments and diagnostics. Among its equipment, the facility should have wheelchairs, a stretcher, back board for spine immobilization, lab capabilities for tests, oxygen, EKG capability, two defibrillators, cardiac monitors and other equipment to gauge vital signs.
    The Cruise Line International Association, the world's largest cruise industry trade organization, also sets standards of care for its member cruise lines.
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ship infirmary capabilities vary depending on size, length of sailing and passenger demographics. The CDC compares shipboard facilities to ambulatory care centers.
    As it stands now, their are stories floating around of what really was done. In my 30+ years in the Medical Malpractice field, I've seen and heard alot of stories and I've learned not to jump to conclusions as we have not seen the videos, transcripts, meds, etc. in order to come to a FINAL conclusion as to who is at fault, but, what I've seen so far is that this child had meningitis before boarding the cruise and RCG did the best it could. No doubt this is a child who will have a rough road ahead of them. My prayers will remain with the family who is going through this whole ordeal. Let's all keep calm and be rational thinkers as we cannot be put in the same shoes as this family or this child.
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