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Cruises need to drop prices!

Old May 10, 20, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
Anyone want to do an over/under on whether Carnival's launch in August takes place, and where the cruise goes to?
Considering sister lines HAL and Princess have annouced they are canceling almost all cruises for the rest of the year, I'd give it a 1% chance.
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Old May 10, 20, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Batman's brother View Post
Carnival Cruise Bookings Surge 600% After Announcing August Relaunch 200% Over Same Time Last Year (TMZ reporting)

https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/09/carni...suming-august/
Seems clear your original post is incorrect. They should be raising the price if they are getting this type of surge in demand. TMZ may not provide the most nuanced coverage however.....
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Old May 11, 20, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by reflektia View Post
Most cruises are not fully booked. There are almost always available passenger cabins onboard.
The "Most" is very questionable statement.

Own experiences, ALL TATL (both directions) and European cruises we have sailed on (over 25 or more), are fully booked - so much so when there were issues at the cabins, no vacant cabin to switch but waited for technicians / engineers to fix whatever was broken.

TPAC in Spring, lots of cabins available due to very COLD weather and many sea days (even more than TATL) on the crossing. Never sail in the Fall crossing so no idea.

Caribbeans mostly were full like the Med cruises.
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Old May 11, 20, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
Anyone want to do an over/under on whether Carnival's launch in August takes place, and where the cruise goes to?
Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Considering sister lines HAL and Princess have annouced they are canceling almost all cruises for the rest of the year, I'd give it a 1% chance.
Carnival will sail to no where in August. They just haven't announced their final plan yet.

The TMZ report seems to be a "planted" writing with some payments behind it.
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Old May 11, 20, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Carnival will sail to no where in August.
Even if they plan to go nowhere, they still have to find a port that will let them embark and debark passengers.
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Old May 11, 20, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Even if they plan to go nowhere, they still have to find a port that will let them embark and debark passengers.
Sorry. what I mean sail to nowhere meaning they would not sail at all. Yes, I understand the misunderstanding because there are actually sailings that go nowhere - we actually took a couple with RCL on their new ships "dry run" sailings.

Unless CDC changes its conditions, and I seriously doubt it would, unless the cruise lines can present an actionable (which is deliberately put in there) plan to satisfy CDC's requirements, and not just lip services as they have been doing all along, no ship is allowed to sail in US water per the CDC No Sail order.
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Old May 11, 20, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Sorry. what I mean sail to nowhere meaning they would not sail at all.
Even if they plan on sitting in port, some port will need to let them. I still don't buy it.
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Old May 16, 20, 1:03 pm
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How Long Cruise Lines Can Last Without Resuming Cruises
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More cancellations from Princess. Not officially announced yet but when I talked to a rep at Customer Relations trying to get information on the refund status of our cruised canceled in the 1st suspension of operation, he said there soon would be 4th pause - the Australian / New Zealand cruises currently bookable will be canceled soon.

As it stands now, basically the only things remaining would be Caribbean cruises departing from Florida - BUT it hinge on CDC's requirements being met, or CDC modifies its requirements... I would say the remaining of 2020 would see no Princess cruise, and that probably would also apply to Holland America as these 2 now are in locked steps in their suspension of operations.

RCL so far only announced suspension up to Jul 31st. However it is unfathomable they could restart European cruises the remaining 1.5 months and the same 1.5 months remain for Alaska cruises with Canada does not intend to open its ports.
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