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  1. Some quick math: Depending on the vaccine administered, that would make these crewmembers available at the earliest June 19 for J&J, July 17th for Pfizer or July 24th for Moderna.
  2. Based on what has been published to date by RCG, if THEY cancel the sailing and it has not been previously Lifted/Shifted the following options are available: Lift and shift (even if it has been lifted and shifted previously due to a cancellation) A refund A 125 FCC However, be forewarned; if you opt to L&S, your deposit becomes a NRD (non-refundable)
  3. Likely that is also the reason that any news about specific ships and ports that will sail under the 98/95/5 protocol will not be forthcoming until the last possible moment to forestall the avalanche of phone calls requesting FCCs, refunds, or L&S.
  4. Royal Caribbean suspends all Indian crew assignments until further notice | Crew Center (crew-center.com)
  5. Though my post did not indicate one way or the other I am most definitely in favor of a return to cruising.
  6. I was. You need to re-read it. "Why are you "insulted" that the cruise industry wants to resume cruising?" Where did that come from? There is absolutely nothing in my writing that states or implles that.
  7. I disagree with your statement. There are some people who read headlines and make assumptions not based on fact, not everyone. Too often, comments are made that as they are written place a label on the entire group. I
  8. I will assume you are speaking in generalizations here as the thrust of my post had nothing to do with the right of personal choice.
  9. At this point, It is an imaginary cake.
  10. I disagree. Your statement is an oversimplification of a complex situation. Given that, there are those who remember all and use it in formulating their beliefs. Both Fain and Del Rio (or their PR people) are aware of the clarification of President Biden's comment, and if they are not, they should be. To use it as the basis of encouragement to both their current and future customers is unethical. There is nothing "rightly" about it.
  11. This is probably going to upset a few people, but I tend to speak my mind, especially when I feel insulted. I read Mr. Fain's recent comments published on the Home Page of RCB and I find it disturbing that he refers refers to President Biden's July 4th date as a "major reopening milestone, especially since President Biden clarified his remarks: If we do all this, if we do our part, we do this together, by July the 4th, there's a good chance you, your families and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and a barbecue and c
  12. Yes, it is Matt. When the question was asked on the NCL FB webpage, this was the response given: "With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact communities and ports around the globe, we are working to determine our next course of action. While we evaluate the opportunity to resume with sailings, we have temporarily frozen voyages that might be impacted should we need to delay sailing further. Please bear with us. We will make a decision shortly and will provide information as it becomes available."
  13. And I would say, they are wrong. Perhaps when you were allowed to Lift and Shift there was some indication of customer consideration, but not now. You can only do that if RCG cancels. Otherwise, it costs you. I have an upcoming cruise on Oasis out of Bayonne in August. It was booked in Nov. of 2019 long before Covid19 was an issue. There has never been the opportunity to Lift and Shift this cruise; to cancel and rebook for August of 2022 would cost me TWICE what I am currently paying for my NRD GS (very few sailings next year are cheaper). Back in Nov of 2019, I moved my sailin
  14. Given the recent statements by the CDC shouldn't RCG, like other cruise lines, either cancel or shorten the dates for final payments from 90 days prior to sailing to more like 45 from ports like Cape Liberty in New Jersey. Cruises from Bayonne have no chance of being opened up to cruise ship traffic this summer: In New Jersey, the number of new infections over the past month has risen by 37% In the past 2 weeks, New Jersey reported 647 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. New York has done only slightly better, averaging 548 new cases per 100,000 residents. Even thoug
  15. I wonder if before there are any announcements about test cruises starting or revenue start up dates, there would be something forthcoming from the CDC. The CDC website is still advising against cruise ship travel. I find it difficult to believe that a cruise line would reveal any changes by the CDC BEFORE the CDC itself.
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