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Travel agents were informed today at 9:15AM that there is Breaking News to be announed to agents tomorrow.  Here was the message:

 

I can't contain my excitement, I have some late breaking news to share with you all! The anticipation is too much for me to wait another week to share this news so I will be switching up my previously planned Coffee Talk. Join me tomorrow Wednesday, March 17 at 12 p.m. EDT, for an exclusive Coffee Talk with some hot off the press updates. I guarantee this is a session you will not want to miss out on - I'd say this is the news we've all been waiting for!

 

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I hope it is news of a US restart.  If it is get ready for a flood of bookings and that surge in demand could cause prices to bump so today could be a great day to consider a refundable deposit b

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7 minutes ago, jticarruthers said:

Sure it wasnt NCL cancelling June cruises 😞

Banner is up on their website that they are suspending June ... typically means Royal is right behind.

I was just going to mention NCL cancelling June cruises. 

The only other thing I can think of is maybe some test cruises 🙅‍♀️

I'm a pretty optimistic person but I don't see cruises happening anytime soon sadly 😔

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51 minutes ago, DisneyWorld30th said:

Travel agents were informed today at 9:15AM that there is Breaking News to be announed to agents tomorrow.  Here was the message:

 

I can't contain my excitement, I have some late breaking news to share with you all! The anticipation is too much for me to wait another week to share this news so I will be switching up my previously planned Coffee Talk. Join me tomorrow Wednesday, March 17 at 12 p.m. EDT, for an exclusive Coffee Talk with some hot off the press updates. I guarantee this is a session you will not want to miss out on - I'd say this is the news we've all been waiting for!

 

Could be they are getting married, pregnant or both lol 

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1 hour ago, twangster said:

I hope it is news of a US restart. 

If it is get ready for a flood of bookings and that surge in demand could cause prices to bump so today could be a great day to consider a refundable deposit booking.  

I already booked 5 cabins this morning ... worst case i smack another 25% upcharge on my FCC 

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12 minutes ago, em.down.the.rabbit.hole said:

How do you tell if you have a refundable cruise deposit?  Trying to book cruises for 2022 online (Royal's UK site) in lieu of FCC arriving from cruises just cancelled...

For a US booking all of the applicable discounts will have NRD after them for non refundable deposit.

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When a booking is refundable, NRD is not added to discount names.

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Worst case would be to call them and ask.  

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3 hours ago, DisneyWorld30th said:

Travel agents were informed today at 9:15AM that there is Breaking News to be announed to agents tomorrow.  Here was the message:

 

I can't contain my excitement, I have some late breaking news to share with you all! The anticipation is too much for me to wait another week to share this news so I will be switching up my previously planned Coffee Talk. Join me tomorrow Wednesday, March 17 at 12 p.m. EDT, for an exclusive Coffee Talk with some hot off the press updates. I guarantee this is a session you will not want to miss out on - I'd say this is the news we've all been waiting for!

 

 

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2 hours ago, mook1525 said:

Test cruise with vaccinated people announcement maybe? 

If the guests are vaccinated, how will the line gauge protocol success?  Unless 100% vaccination (crew & guests) becomes the requirement.  Odyssey of the Seas will be sailing from Israel, crews will be vaccinated and the Israeli gov't will require all guests 16 and older to be vaccinated.   A pretty low risk proposition.

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16 minutes ago, twangster said:

For a US booking all of the applicable discounts will have NRD after them for non refundable deposit.

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When a booking is refundable, NRD is not added to discount names.

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Worst case would be to call them and ask.  

 

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OR this could be a worse case scenario ...😮

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I’m wondering if test cruises will not be required in lieu of everyone being required to be vaccinated. I mean what’s the purpose of test cruises if everyone is vaccinated? 
 

American Cruise Line just started and American Queen starting next week. American Queen won’t require vaccinations until July 1. 
 

Now that Virgin is requiring vaccines for everyone I just wonder if the rest will band together and do the same. 
 

edited to add: whatever the news it hasn’t leaked to Wall Street yet. Stock currently down $3 

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9 minutes ago, Jill said:

I’m wondering if test cruises will not be required in lieu of everyone being required to be vaccinated. I mean what’s the purpose of test cruises if everyone is vaccinated? 

The CDC treats vaccinated people the same as unvaccinated except for small gatherings. So for the purposes of cruising, I doubt vaccinations matter as it relates to test cruises.

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6 minutes ago, Jill said:

I’m wondering if test cruises will not be required in lieu of everyone being required to be vaccinated. I mean what’s the purpose of test cruises if everyone is vaccinated? 
 

American Cruise Line just started and American Queen starting next week. American Queen won’t require vaccinations until July 1. 
 

Now that Virgin is requiring vaccines for everyone I just wonder if the rest will band together and do the same. 

American Cruise Lines has some ships that are small enough that the CDC orders don't apply although the American Queen isn't one of those ship that is small enough to escape the CSO.  So far they have aligned themselves with CLIA but that isn't a requirement.   

As far as test cruises, keep in mind the CSO was put together on very short notice.  It included a lot of checkpoints aimed to give the CDC a lot of different ways to kill cruises.  With the risk lowering not everything in the CSO will be needed. 

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2 hours ago, smokeybandit said:

Well the only two pieces of info anyone cares about that much to have hyped up are test cruises and restart dates. If it's anything other than that, then it's just plain wrong to hype it.

I agree.

Maybe health protocols for US cruises, but even that I'm not sure is worthy of this level of hype.

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