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monctonguy

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  1. Dont say that..I didn't see that and cant imagine the devastation economically that would have.....they wouldn't predict something that major that far out..they just keep renewing 30 days at a time right now...
  2. It would be if true..and if I can ever get back down to the US and if cruising ever comes back.. That's a lot of "IF's"......
  3. On one hand it wouldn't make sense as they probably want/need the bigger ships if social distancing and Covid-19 is going to be around for awhile yet... yet I still say the demand is NOT there yet for cruising(even though Royal says 2021 is like normal??!)…..so not sure those big ships are worth the cost if they are half empty or less... We are in unknown times..anything is possible.. We still have a 2nd wave to worry about with this..plus they already say there is a new SARS virus that at any time could become the next outbreak/pandemic......seriously worry
  4. Too bad there was another fire.....my cruise is defn doomed and not meant to be.... Hurry up and cancel it already......
  5. Sorry to hear that.....hope he will be ok. There was a similar situation on the news...older parent lived in NB, kids lived in the US...there were able to come here somehow had to quartine for 14 days in a tent in the back yard...so there are ways around it in some cases I guess.....but its not easy any more to say the least
  6. Land borders aren't open...air borders are....lol And our flights are out of Bangor and Portland...so we have to drive there..unless we want to pay $2000 to fly their first..not realistic.
  7. Not surprised...and I expect more to follow...the longer this goes on..even the "big guys" are going to have some issues...... And its going to take a few months more to really feel the financial effects of Covid here in Canada..ppl can struggle for a Cpl mths with bills and less pay...but I suspect this fall is going to be brutal for business bankruptcies, business closing and ppl claiming bankruptcy.... And if there is a second wave, I really fear for the whole travel/tourism industry as a whole.
  8. That's where we are at...looks like it will be a Caribbean vacation on land in the fall(if our borders are open by then)...there is WAY too much uncertainly and Royal is NOT being forthcoming with information in my opinion..we are not giving them thousands either(plus flights and hotels to figure it out etc) to sit on and let us know at their convivence if the cruise will happen.
  9. I would be pretty confident that it will NOT be delayed past your sail date.....that's 5 months after the expected arrival time....its not that far behind at this point. I hope we do hear something soon...final payment date is coming in 5 weeks....we wont pay the balance if we dont know if its sailing so...
  10. 4 mths now.....we will be allowed next mth to visit a couple of neighbouring provinces.....small steps
  11. We have had this here in Canada(in some provinces at least) for months now. Borders are closed, policed, and you are turned around unless you have a legit reason to go to another province(essential worker is about it) And if they do let you through its 14 day quarantine, on each side..so 28 days really....been like that since March.... Same for coming into Canada...and yes, they will send you back at the airport on your own dime if its not legit.. But Canada is much more government controlled and regulated than the US....so no surprise.. Welcome to the night
  12. I am surprised to be honest....I am pretty confident there wouldn't be many virgin cruisers booking cruises for a year from now with the state of the country and the industry. Seems surprising that they would be almost back to the point they were prior to the Covid outbreak. I have a really hard time believing that..seeing as polls here show only about half of hard core, die hard cruises were ready to start cruising again once the ban is lifted(or something to that extent) Not saying Royal is lying...but they are a business and are desperate right now.. Now w
  13. That doesn't make sense at all...its all fluff and BS......from him?...It's got to be an intern punching out the responses. If not, it shows a total lack of care and empathy for Royal customers......terrible service. Would have been better to NOT send a response then to send something that is so blatantly cavalier.
  14. I am not sure what they are waiting for to open. Seeing as most of the country is opened up, unless they are waiting for a vaccine. OS at this point, I would say there wont be anything till 2021...….especially with a 2nd wave supposed to be coming this fall(not my words nor do I care but) I am seriously concerned about the cruise industry moving forward....people HAVE to fly sometimes, but cruising is totally leisure. And if somehow they get back on track by the end of the year to resume cruising.....you dont think Covid-20 or something else wont show up in the near future to shut
  15. Just another delay in the grand scheme of things...I fully expect this to be extended a few more times yet...
  16. Just keeps going....I fully expect/wont be surprised it will be extended to the end of the year......especially seeing as some experts are saying a 2nd wave will prob come this fall and it could be worse. I dont buy into it or care to be honest about covid…..but I feel like there will be a lot more delays and cancellations to come which could bankrupt the cruise industry......among others of course
  17. Interesting......all I have to say is its more and more looking like no cruises till 2021 for us the way things are going..
  18. Were any of them part of the Princess fleet...I thought I had read that elsewhere.. When you losing over $4B a quater...something has to give...the longer this goes, the more concerned I am for the cruise industry...
  19. Good article....I would say based on the way things are going right now...quite possible 2020 is done for everyone.....with each piece of news that comes out and each delay, I have less confidence that even if Odyssey was ready in time for Nov, that I would be able to cruise anyways...
  20. They will have to be careful...along with airlines, cruiselines…..etc. On one hand they are hurting and need money, but if they charge too much, they wont get the tourist to come..its a catch 22 and a fine line to balance. Oh..and I may have spent $132 in some ports(although rare) but I can confirm I have never spent 10x that for an overnight......
  21. Surprised they dont update the act....especially with what's gong on in other countries..would be a good way to try and keep some control on it, while still allowing cruising to start up....
  22. Its sad if that's what it comes to and that's how they roll it out... At this point, we will walk away from our deposit rather than pay the full balance and hope/pray/worry that all the other pieces fall in place. And then if they dont, the headache of rebooking hotels and flights etc.....just not worth the hassle...as much as it will suck to miss what was going to be probably our best and most exciting cruise yet for various reasons...
  23. Well this still gives me some hope...I would find it strange that a shipyard building massive ships wroth 100"s of millions......would be able to lie/hide the fact they are behind and wont meet the deadline. I know in my business..I cant do that without repercussions…..perhaps the shipyard is above that but for now I will take a glimmer of hope she might be ready. Now, will I be able to get there is the bigger question at this point perhaps.
  24. So....First off..it's a fact that a very small percentage of the US has gone on cruise vacations(or some really low number like that, it was posted here on the blog at some point)....the CEO of Royal even stated about how much room for growth there is. And yes, poll after poll after poll shows a lot of distrust and negative opinions about cruises BEFORE this ever happened. On top of that, I used facts from this site and FB sites and other cruise sites I am on regarding this issue of ppl not wanting to cruise with masks. There is a clear poll on this site for DIE HARD ROYAL cruises that says ov
  25. Somebody somewhere, please give an update.....we all know you know at this point schedule wise what's going on....
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