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Forum: Cruises
Oct 23, 20, 7:01 am
Replies: 266
Views: 24,780
Posted By Randyk47

Seems to me it’s the handling of the packaged...

Seems to me it’s the handling of the packaged good that comes into question not what is being packaged. If true it could have been any frozen product.
Forum: Cruises
Oct 20, 20, 2:08 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Randyk47

Unfortunately, and poor timing too, both my wife...

Unfortunately, and poor timing too, both my wife and I cracked a tooth and they had to be taken care of. I got off relatively lucky with a crown but my poor wife had to go the implant route which...
Forum: Cruises
Oct 20, 20, 11:33 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Randyk47

Sounds like us. I’ve been wearing masks and exam...

Sounds like us. I’ve been wearing masks and exam gloves to the grocery, hardware, and liquor store and I do those trips as quickly as I can. We’ve done curbside or home delivery dinners probably 20+...
Forum: Cruises
Oct 20, 20, 9:14 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Randyk47

Part of me envies you as you must live close...

Part of me envies you as you must live close enough to a port that it’s possible to even consider an overnight. On the other hand we haven’t, between out and out closures and restricted capacities,...
Forum: Cruises
Oct 16, 20, 1:16 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Randyk47

At this point there are no trans-Atlantic...

At this point there are no trans-Atlantic sailings available. The typical Europe to the US at the end of the Med and Northern Europe seasons have been either delayed or cancelled. There was even...
Forum: Cruises
Oct 8, 20, 7:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Randyk47

While cruises to “no where” hold no interest to...

While cruises to “no where” hold no interest to us I do see these attempts as potential test beds for future cruises. After a bit of an initial hiccup Silversea seemingly has successfully conducted...
Forum: Cruises
Oct 1, 20, 5:50 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

So your 1 November 14-day cruise out of Galveston...

So your 1 November 14-day cruise out of Galveston is cancelled?
Forum: Cruises
Sep 27, 20, 3:12 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

Interesting. I see a 5-day on 2 November but the...

Interesting. I see a 5-day on 2 November but the longer 7-8 day cruises are later in the month.
Forum: Cruises
Sep 27, 20, 11:22 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

Which cruise line?

Which cruise line?
Forum: Cruises
Sep 22, 20, 5:47 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

I’d be beyond surprised if there is much of any...

I’d be beyond surprised if there is much of any cruising out of or into the US the rest of this year much less by 1 November.
Forum: Cruises
Sep 21, 20, 7:37 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

Sufficiently difficult enough for us that we...

Sufficiently difficult enough for us that we won’t be cruising under the conditions outlined. Actually the bigger issue is that if these measures are required then that means the virus is...
Forum: Cruises
Sep 21, 20, 5:54 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By Randyk47

June 2020? You mean June 2021 right?

June 2020? You mean June 2021 right?
Forum: Cruises
Sep 4, 20, 9:40 am
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Randyk47

I agree. It comes off a bit like a PR piece for...

I agree. It comes off a bit like a PR piece for the whole cruise industry. If the WHO is correct and there won’t be a widely available vaccine or vaccines until mid-2021 then I really wonder about...
Forum: Cruises
Aug 12, 20, 6:39 am
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Randyk47

I’m surprised at that number. With all the past...

I’m surprised at that number. With all the past and present negative news I’d think that it would be hard to attract new cruisers. It would be interesting to see how that breaks down with the major...
Forum: Cruises
Aug 8, 20, 8:07 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 24,780
Posted By Randyk47

We are well beyond second thoughts about when and...

We are well beyond second thoughts about when and if we’ll cruise again. Cruising has been our major vacation mode for 22 years. Yes, we’ve done resorts, Vegas, short staycations, etc., but we’ve...
Forum: Cruises
Jul 19, 20, 2:31 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

We probably could go two to three weeks with the...

We probably could go two to three weeks with the non-perishable food we have on hand. Might be some strange meals toward the end but we wouldn’t starve.
Forum: Cruises
Jul 19, 20, 8:01 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

I was thinking more globally but I agree we...

I was thinking more globally but I agree we haven’t peaked in the US yet. I also agree if there is a “second wave” on top of what we’re experiencing now it would be beyond devastating. In a bleak...
Forum: Cruises
Jul 18, 20, 6:02 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

And if we get a second fall surge it won’t be...

And if we get a second fall surge it won’t be early 2021.
Forum: Cruises
Jul 18, 20, 3:45 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

If they can’t control infection/reinfection...

If they can’t control infection/reinfection amongst the staff and crew how in the world do they think they can control it with hundreds to thousands of passengers on board? I am especially interested...
Forum: Cruises
Jul 18, 20, 10:32 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,079
Posted By Randyk47

What I find interesting is there are still 9...

What I find interesting is there are still 9 ships with active COVID-19 cases. I’d be interested to know which ships and at what level of reduced manning.
Forum: Cruises
Jul 17, 20, 12:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By Randyk47

I also wonder about the point in time when the...

I also wonder about the point in time when the survey was taken. Since the survey results mention “Assuming all the stay at home orders are lifted by June 15th.....” makes me think the survey was...
Forum: Cruises
Jul 17, 20, 8:40 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By Randyk47

I never back in February-March in my worst...

I never back in February-March in my worst moments thought this pandemic would be as bad as it has turned out to be. Fast forward to today and the CDC recently warned of a potential second and more...
Forum: Cruises
Jul 17, 20, 7:25 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By Randyk47

The whole survey would be interesting. The 68%...

The whole survey would be interesting. The 68% saying they would never get on a cruise ship certainly sticks out. Of course what we don’t know is that 68% people who have or used to cruise and...
Forum: Cruises
Jul 16, 20, 12:32 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By Randyk47

I’m sure that is a factor. You also have four...

I’m sure that is a factor. You also have four older and less efficient ships due for renovation or retirement. Obviously they think they have more ships than the near term demand. Considering...
Forum: Cruises
Jul 15, 20, 4:47 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By Randyk47

I agree about the itineraries, especially those...

I agree about the itineraries, especially those that were in the rest of 2020 and early 2021. I too was surprised about the choice of the Amsterdam and Rotterdam over the Zaandam and Volendam and I...
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