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cruisin' for a bruisin'?!.....Royal Caribbean set to resume cruises in July.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 05, 2021 11:15AM
.....nothing can go wrong with 'dat.....


Royal Caribbean sets 2021 cruises in Florida, Texas, Alaska

Royal Caribbean is announcing a U.S. summer schedule for eight of its cruise ships


.....Royal Caribbean International said Friday that eight of its ships will resume U.S. voyages in July and August with trips leaving ports in Florida, Texas and Washington state.

The cruise line said all crew members will be vaccinated against COVID-19. Passengers 16 and older on cruises to Alaska will also be required to be vaccinated. The requirement will be expanded to cover Alaska-bound passengers 12 and over starting Aug. 1.

For other trips passing through U.S. water, Royal Caribbean said that passengers are “strongly recommended” to get vaccinated. Unvaccinated passengers must be tested for the virus and follow other measures that will be announced later, the company said.

Royal Caribbean said that its first U.S. sailing since March 2020 will leave Miami on July 2 on the Freedom of the Seas.

The company said that over the following six weeks, five other ships will sail the Caribbean after leaving from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Port Canaveral, Florida, and Galveston, Texas. Two ships will sail from Seattle to Alaska.

Royal Caribbean, which is headquartered in Miami but registers its ships in other countries, plans to have 12 ships operating worldwide by the end of August. Those include ships sailing from the United Kingdom, Europe and the Bahamas.

In the U.S., cruise companies are still talking with federal, state and local officials about health measures and trial sailings. Royal Caribbean plans trial voyages starting later this month. Those pilot trips are required before cruise lines can operate regular sailings with less than 95% of passengers being vaccinated.

Meanwhile, U.S. officials this week said that a Florida lawsuit against the federal government over conditions for cruise lines to resume sailing could threaten plans to restart cruising in Alaska.



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Re: cruisin' for a bruisin'?!.....Royal Caribbean set to resume cruises in July.....
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 05, 2021 11:43AM
No way would I board without a vaccine requirement. That's just dumb. I guess they hope people have forgotten the ships stranded at sea for weeks when no port would take them...and the horrible outbreaks on board cruise ships.

They can only restart Seattle to Alaska because Congress passed a bill saying they could bypass Canada, which is still not allowing cruise ships.
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Re: cruisin' for a bruisin'?!.....Royal Caribbean set to resume cruises in July.....
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 05, 2021 01:40PM
"Awesome. Show me the pictures when you get back."
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Re: cruisin' for a bruisin'?!.....Royal Caribbean set to resume cruises in July.....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 05, 2021 02:45PM
Sister lives in Florida and loves cruises. She is an antivaxxer and I was really hoping vaccinations would be mandatory.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: cruisin' for a bruisin'?!.....Royal Caribbean set to resume cruises in July.....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 05, 2021 02:47PM
These cruise lines need to concentrate on creating ships that can't spread Covid, Norovirus and other gastrointestinal viruses, chicken pox, upper respiratory infections, and so on and so forth. I suspect that the staff on these ships should observe Covid-style protocols to prevent all of the above even if everyone on board is vaccinated, but since that won't ever happen it remains one of the reasons I would not go on a cruise.



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Re: cruisin' for a bruisin'?!.....Royal Caribbean set to resume cruises in July.....
Posted by: bfd
Date: June 05, 2021 07:22PM
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Lemon Drop
They can only restart Seattle to Alaska because Congress passed a bill saying they could bypass Canada, which is still not allowing cruise ships.

Smart country - as opposed to this one …
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Re: cruisin' for a bruisin'?!.....Royal Caribbean set to resume cruises in July.....
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: June 06, 2021 11:39AM
no way I'd go aboard one of those floating petri dishes...
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Re: cruisin' for a bruisin'?!.....Royal Caribbean set to resume cruises in July.....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 07, 2021 05:18AM
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SDGuy
no way I'd go aboard one of those floating petri dishes...

I would if only vaccinated people are allowed aboard.

But I would enjoy hearing how a red hats’-only cruise turns out.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2021 05:20AM by Speedy.
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Re: cruisin' for a bruisin'?!.....Royal Caribbean set to resume cruises in July.....
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 08, 2021 12:13PM
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Speedy
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SDGuy
no way I'd go aboard one of those floating petri dishes...

I would if only vaccinated people are allowed aboard.

But I would enjoy hearing how a red hats’-only cruise turns out.

Just posted above -- at least in Texas, you can't ask anyone to prove their vaccination.

And independent of that, these cruises are a petri dish for things like E. coli, Norwalk virus, rotavirus, Giardia, Campylobacter, etc.




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