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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Matt in Adventure of the Seas June 12, 2021 ROLL CALL   
    If you're booked on this sailing, let's start planning here!
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Jill in For anyone planning on flying through Newark in the near future...   
    So why can’t they use the parallel runway? 4L-22R? 
    Who wants to fly into Newark anyways? 😂 Hey I’m a Jersey girl. I can say things like that. 
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    Jmccaffrey got a reaction from TXcruzer in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says NO to Vaccine Requirement for Cruise Lines sailing from Florida Ports   
    With all due respect for Governor he has no power over the Cruise Lines. This is just the law. If RC want to ensure safety of it crew and guest and ask for Vaccine, the governor can't override that. This is just a simple fact.
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    Jmccaffrey got a reaction from SteveinSC in New Scott, Rubio bill seeks to override CDC’s cruise regulations, allow sailing soon   
    I Just wish they could get some Dems signed on as a co-sponsors other wise it is not going anywhere and this bill is just for PR 
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Oliver in New Scott, Rubio bill seeks to override CDC’s cruise regulations, allow sailing soon   
    Reminds me of the “I’m just a Bill” video by Schoolhouse Rock. Anybody remember that? LOL
    Oh I hope and pray that I will! But today I am still just a bill!
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    Jmccaffrey got a reaction from 4ensic in New Scott, Rubio bill seeks to override CDC’s cruise regulations, allow sailing soon   
    I believe this is due to the fact these are not US companies and the ships are flagged in other counties. Congress misses the fact of how many US jobs this shut down is impacting. 
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Brogan in Finally! Some info on Wonder of the Seas!   
    CONFIRMED! #WonderOfTheSeas (海洋奇迹号) will set sail on her maiden voyage from her homeport in Shanghai on 23 March 2022 for a high seas voyage. 
    Royal Caribbean International China will unveil Wonder in a live broadcast on 20 April 2021, with voyages expected to open for booking shortly after.
    Source: Singapore Cruise Society
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    Jmccaffrey got a reaction from Neesa in New Scott, Rubio bill seeks to override CDC’s cruise regulations, allow sailing soon   
    I believe this is due to the fact these are not US companies and the ships are flagged in other counties. Congress misses the fact of how many US jobs this shut down is impacting. 
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to twangster in Royal Caribbean assisting in St Vincent volcano evacuations   
    First Iceland and now St. Vincent.  Apparently mother nature isn't finished creating land.  
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to twangster in Royal Caribbean assisting in St Vincent volcano evacuations   
    No surprise really.  Cruise lines are usually pretty quick to render aid in response to natural disasters.
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to smokeybandit in Royal Caribbean assisting in St Vincent volcano evacuations   
    I see Serenade en route but shows its destination as Barbados (even though it's headed towards St Vincent). I don't see any others that look like they're headed that way.
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Boston Babe in Vision of the Seas from Bermuda   
    I love this Itinerary, stay in beautiful Bermuda before cruise, stay after cruise, lots of sea days and CocoCay!  Bonus is 2 hour flight from East Coast!
     
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Vancity Cruiser in Coco Cay overnight!   
    Lost in all the excitement of a Royal ship actually sailing in North America again is the fact they are planning to do overnight stays in Coco Cay!!
    How awesome is that!!
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to twangster in Odyssey of the Seas Ems River Conveyance Coming Soon   
    Tide tables and notices of dam closures along the Ems River point to Odyssey of the Seas making the trip down the river towards the sea on the 27th of February.
    Shipbuilder Meyers Werft has been busy making preparations including testing all lifeboats.  Odyssey has been outside at the shipyard secured to a pier next to the construction hall where she was assembled.  Odyssey was floated out of the construction hall in November.  In the video below Odyssey has been moved away the pier so that all lifeboats can be lowered and tested.
    Meyers Werft has been keeping the conveyance quiet to avoid large crowds gathering along the route given the pandemic.  The shipyard is well inland away from the sea requiring the river conveyance once ships are nearing completion in preparation for the handover to the company that ordered the ship.  Meyers Werft builds ships of varying sizes at the shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.  Quantum class and similar ships from other cruise lines push the limits for the size of the ship that can be floated or conveyed down the Ems River.
    Work remains to be completed before the handover to Royal Caribbean.  The conveyance down the Ems River towards the sea is safest during the highest monthly tide cycle.  Closing dams in certain places along the river in coordination with tidal swings can further increase safety buffers and the depth of water below the hull.  These factors limit the date of the conveyance relative to the handover to the cruise line but the conveyance has historically been a good indication that the handover will occur soon after.  Final work, finishing touches and mandatory sea trials in the North Sea need to be completed before the handover to Royal Caribbean.
    For a preview of what to expect check out these blog posts from the conveyance of Ovation of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas down the Ems River:
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2016/03/11/royal-caribbeans-ovation-of-the-seas-begins-conveyance
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2016/03/12/all-about-ovation-of-the-seas-conveyance-one-infographic
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2016/03/14/beautiful-views-ovation-of-the-seas-conveyance
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2019/03/26/video-spectrum-of-the-seas-conveyance
     
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Andy & Sheryl Unwin in Sovereign Has Been Beached   
    Over the years, I have seen many former British warships dragged up this same slipway by their own anchor chains. When I see it happening, I remember them not as hulks being cut to shreds and trucked away to be melted down, but as the glorious ships they once were, the pride of those who served aboard them. Sadly, the lot of a ship, whether it be a sleek grey messenger of Freedom, or a luxurious passenger ship, is set from the date of its creation. Sooner or later, it will meet the scrapper and the cutting torch (unless it is sunk as a reef, used as a target, or preserved as a memorial).
    For those of us who spent our lives maintaining our homes of the sea around us, it is one of the most tragic sights ever. However, we all take heart that although the steel of the ship may now be in different forms, the ships are alive, and can never be taken from us. They live on, in thoughts, in memories, in photographs. It is in this way they not only pass into history, but they become "immortal"
     
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to AshleyDillo in NEW RC Shareholders sue RC   
    What sort of public administration retirement plan oversight committee would allow this kind of a corporate investment anyways?   Where does the fiduciary responsibility of the plan administrator kick in?
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Matt in NEW RC Shareholders sue RC   
    Literally the first thing said in any earnings call is a warning that forward thinking discussion is subject to change and not indicative of what will absolutely happen. Stocks are always risky. I don't see how this suit sees the light of day.
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to nate91 in NEW RC Shareholders sue RC   
    Sure hope this gets thrown out of court. That's the stock market for crying out loud! If you can't afford the risk find a less risky investment or diversify. 
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Ray in NEW RC Shareholders sue RC   
    https://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL1N2GZ1IZ
     
    Even though there is a deadly virus spreading across the world forcing countries to lockdown some people buy shares in a cruise company and then when stock value falls they feel they have the right to sue for not realising, understanding or being given the correct information about how bad this virus is going to be.
    Absolute bloody joke !!!!!!
     
     
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    Jmccaffrey 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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    Jmccaffrey reacted to Matt in Who's going to be booted   
    There has been no indication what to expect for that scenario yet.
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to ehw51 in Who's going to be booted   
    Welcome to the blog. No one knows, it´s all conjecture. Inside cabins, old people, people with preexisting conditions. Only RCG knows or think they know and are waiting for approvals. They will tell us as soon as they know. 
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    Jmccaffrey reacted to TXcruzer in Family is suing Royal Caribbean after misdiagnosis aboard Symphony of the Seas   
    Have. Personal. Responsibility. And. Realize. Crap. Happens. Sometimes. It. Isn’t. Always. Someone’s. Fault. 
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