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This is a question to fellow board member that have cruised since the restart.

Since the recent change in CDC recommendations of who should avoid cruising I have been thinking. Many of the categories of people in the list of people "At Increased Risk for Severe Illness" are the stereotypical cruisers. We know that cruising has restarted, with temporary changes such as reduced capacity, with only a few outbreaks on RC ships. What are the demographics, with respect to the CDC's list, of the people currently on ships, enjoying themselves and not wholesale contracting the disease?

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Was just on Symphony last week:

Demographic - For a cruise sailing a week before school restarts, there were very very few children and teens. But i didn’t find the cruise average age to be high. A lot of late 30s - late 50s, mostly couples or small groups friends/family

capacity - symphony holds around 6500 guest on a full load. We sailed at 1800 guest. Originally capped booking number for that ship was 40% capacity, but a little more than 10% canceled/moved their sailing last minute due to delta variant fear. It was a little spooky at times, and the casino energy (fully vaccinated area) wasn’t  exciting, but there was never a line or jam for anything. To put it in perspective for those of us who have cruised before, you could make your way to the pool deck at 11 am and still find ample chairs (and they have distanced and reduced seating)

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1 hour ago, Boneric said:

Was just on Symphony last week:

Demographic - For a cruise sailing a week before school restarts, there were very very few children and teens. But i didn’t find the cruise average age to be high. A lot of late 30s - late 50s, mostly couples or small groups friends/family

capacity - symphony holds around 6500 guest on a full load. We sailed at 1800 guest. Originally capped booking number for that ship was 40% capacity, but a little more than 10% canceled/moved their sailing last minute due to delta variant fear. It was a little spooky at times, and the casino energy (fully vaccinated area) wasn’t  exciting, but there was never a line or jam for anything. To put it in perspective for those of us who have cruised before, you could make your way to the pool deck at 11 am and still find ample chairs (and they have distanced and reduced seating)

Oh that sounds like heaven.... Very few children and teens and capacity limited I can only hope this is still true for my Symphony cruise in late October.

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3 hours ago, CJS2766 said:

We also sail on the Symphony in October. Given that this is a really large ship, I wonder what the capacity will be? I’m a little torn cause on one hand, a lesser capacity seems nice (no crowds, no lines, etc…) the other part of me feels that the vibe on the ship will be very subdued. 

On the two sailings I've been on, your vision of how it felt was spot on.  When I went to the theatre, the performers would be trying so hard to get everyone fired up.  They succeeded.  All 4 of us in the audience were fired up! 

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