Cruise ship bookings on the rise for 2021

Cruise ship bookings on the rise for 2021

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    Cruise ship bookings on the rise for 2021

    I understand getting back to normal.
    But some people just never learn.
    https://www.foxnews.com/travel/cruis...21-coronavirus
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    You could not pay me enough to get me on a ship 10 years ago. I certainly am not entertaining that option now!

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    I would guess a large number of those 2021 bookings are rescheduled trips, not an actual increase in numbers wanting to cruise. Personally, you could not get me aboard one of those filthy, germ-breeding grounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I would guess a large number of those 2021 bookings are rescheduled trips, not an actual increase in numbers wanting to cruise. Personally, you could not get me aboard one of those filthy, germ-breeding grounds.
    So what is your feelings about those two huge ships that just docked in Florida loaded with virus passengers.
    Did DeSantis do the right thing. I know it was the humanitarian thing to do. Being this ship originally departed from Europe, I wonder how many passengers were American?
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    In my much younger days as in Marine Corps, I had extensive time on Amphibious Assault ships ( LST's Terrel 1157, Waldo 1163, Lorain 1177, Henry 824, Okinawa LPH3, IwoJima LPH2, USNS General E.D. Patrick T-P-50 & Fremont APA-44). You could not get on a Cruise Ship today. You could offer me $$$$$$$$$$$ I would not go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    So what is your feelings about those two huge ships that just docked in Florida loaded with virus passengers.
    Did DeSantis do the right thing. I know it was the humanitarian thing to do. Being this ship originally departed from Europe, I wonder how many passengers were American?
    My "understanding" is that FL passengers were allowed to leave and those seriously ill were removed for medical treatment. I don't see it any worse than the hundreds of northerners fleeing down the interstate.
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    I hope the pandemic obliterates the entire cruise industry. They are horrible polluters, employ unsavory labor tactics, are petri dishes waiting to unload the plague and are horrible excuses for a vacation for people who should have just gone to Vegas.
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    Yeah, Vegas sets the standard for all those things, sets them at least one bar higher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entertainment72 View Post
    I hope the pandemic obliterates the entire cruise industry. They are horrible polluters, employ unsavory labor tactics, are petri dishes waiting to unload the plague and are horrible excuses for a vacation for people who should have just gone to Vegas.
    No they are actually none of those things at all. They have taken steps towards less pollution and hundreds of cruises are taken every year without major sicknesses. They are actually a very relaxing and enjoyable way to vacation. You are entitled to your opinion but judging by the growth of the industry in recent years a lot of people would disagree with you. Never been to Vegas but have been to Atlantic City and even though all the casinos and the boardwalk were nice 2 blocks away from them looked like a war zone.

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    Average IQ has to be dropping, if it isn't applying it is.
    Common sense, aint so common.
    Emotion > logic (won't happen to me, statistically low odds, can't live in fear, ect...)
    Reactive > proactive ... despite the lesson is still happening. (If the ship come down with plague, sinking, or taken over by pirates save us - Our mistake is your emergency)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock2201 View Post
    No they are actually none of those things at all. They have taken steps towards less pollution and hundreds of cruises are taken every year without major sicknesses. They are actually a very relaxing and enjoyable way to vacation. You are entitled to your opinion but judging by the growth of the industry in recent years a lot of people would disagree with you. Never been to Vegas but have been to Atlantic City and even though all the casinos and the boardwalk were nice 2 blocks away from them looked like a war zone.
    There are a lot of illness outbreaks on cruise ships. Not living near the jumping-off points, you may not hear much of it, but it is not uncommon on the evening news here. It's frequent enough I avoid them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    There are a lot of illness outbreaks on cruise ships. Not living near the jumping-off points, you may not hear much of it, but it is not uncommon on the evening news here. It's frequent enough I avoid them.
    I have been on 3 cruises and never gotten sick but I have right after I fly somewhere.

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    We've taken cruises. Not on the large mega ships, but on smaller ships. Usually 500 passengers or less.

    They are fine. Flying on an airplane is worse, IMHO.

    We were set to take an Alaskan cruise in June, and I'm thinking that's going to be canceled. 99.9% sure. Either that or we will cancel - I'm not going to risk getting stuck at sea if someone gets CV on the cruise!!
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    We have friends who are cruise junkies. Their last effort was to be a 2 1/2 month cruise starting in New Zealand and ending in Vancouver, BC. They flew to Auckland a week before the cruise was to start. I took them to John Glenn International on a Tuesday for their flight out. The following Monday, I picked them up at the same place after the cruise was canceled. That said, they can't wait for all this to end so they can start cruising again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    I understand getting back to normal.
    But some people just never learn.
    https://www.foxnews.com/travel/cruis...21-coronavirus
    We have one booked for the end of May into June and we can cancel up to 48 hours before and get 100% credit for a cruise booked before the end of 2022. It does not look good at all for us going on this so we will more than likely book one for 2021 using that credit. My bet would be that is where a lot of those bookings are from.
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