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The Cruise Ship Companies and the Virus......
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....also, via 1010 WINS, cruise ships are poised to resume service in the Bahamas in the near future......ANCHORS AWEIGH!! Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....it will be a monumental task, indeed, when the cruise ship companies begin to bring their fleets out of mothballs, and start to prepare them for return to service, after a long hiatus.

The massive work involved of cleaning/disinfecting/repairing these huge vessels will be quite intense, to be sure, and, hopefully will be a step forward back to "normalcy", as the pandemic finally starts to ease......

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return to cruising has begun in a few places, where everything is tightly controlled...for example, the cruise will only go around one country such as Australia, and all passenger's and crew will have to have been vaccinated, as well as tested prior to boarding.

On board, at first they may require masks, limited social contact, modified cruise activities, and limited numbers on board.

They have to be extremely careful, to demonstrate to all the health regulatory agencies around the world, that cruising is indeed, safe.

If there was another outbreak on a cruise ship, it might set them back another year or more, and truly drive them into oblivion. So they will start slowly, even though there is a large demand for them to operate.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

As always, appreciate your input...thanks! Very Happy

I agree, SLOW and SURE is the SAFEST way to "jump start" the long-dormant cruise industry; it would be sheer folly to simply revert back to "full mode" operations, as they were pre-pandemic.

In this situation, most surely, SAFETY is INDEED the BYWORD.

NO chances should be taken.....slow and sure (and STRICT adherence to rules) is, by far, the ONLY way to go.......

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....today on Eyewitness News at noon (ABC-7) there was a brief report that ROYAL CARIBBEAN is soon to begin limited cruises, but out of Bermuda only.

The strictest health guidelines will be astutly followed; at least this is a faint glimmer of a return to some semblence of "normalcy".....

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.......the past several days, a Japanese container ship has been stranded in the Suez Canal; no traffic can move in either direction, and the loses to the shipping companies are skyrocketing by the hour.

Even when the stranded ship is freed, it will take several days for things to return to normal......

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....FINALLY, the stranded ship in question has been freed; many companies were re-routing their ships around the tip of Africa, during the Suez Canal closure.

Just think of the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ lost, during the time that the Suez Canal remained closed..........

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