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Old 08-04-2020, 09:57 AM   #21
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Well just cancelled our Sept. 2021 cruise. It is not worth tying up this deposit for two years not knowing if or when the cruise ships will begin to sail. Right now, DCL is not even offering discounts.
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:04 AM   #22
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Passenger on Paul Gauguin ship tests positive for Covid.

A passenger onboard the Paul Gauguin cruise ship in Tahiti tested positive for Covid-19 this weekend, just four days into the first cruise the line launched with international passengers since the global cruise shutdown.
The 332-passenger ship immediately cut short its French Polynesia cruise and returned to its home-base of Papeete.
According to the High Commission of the French Republic in French Polynesia, all other passengers and crew are now isolated in cabins onboard the ship awaiting test results.

Paul Gauguin confirmed the case and said that as a precautionary measure and in accordance with company protocol, all passengers and crew have been placed in isolation. The line is working to arrange their disembarkation.

The company said that the passenger had tested negative before departing from the U.S. and then tested positive on Aug. 1 while onboard. French Polynesia requires two tests of all foreigners: the first, a maximum of three days prior to the international flight, and the second, four days after arrival.

Paul Gauguin said that the passenger is an asymptomatic 22-year-old woman traveling with her mother and was immediately taken care of by the medical team onboard and confined to a special cabin before being removed from the ship in Papeete.

The line said that the negative test results on everyone else who was tested "confirms the quality of the health protocols in force on board." Crewmembers will remain in quarantine onboard for seven days and all passengers and crew who have been onboard will be retested within seven days, the line said.

The Commission said that the passenger tested positive four days after boarding the Paul Gauguin and was immediately removed from the ship and put in isolation along with a family member sharing the cabin, who has so far tested negative, as did other passengers and crew who were in close contact with the case.

The ship, owned by Ponant, launched its first cruises for residents of French Polynesia on July 18. It set sail with its first group of international travers on July 29, with health and safety protocols that include having to be tested for Covid-19 prior to boarding. Paul Gaugin and Ponant developed the protocols in collaboration with infectious disease specialists from Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Mediterranee Infection of Marseilles in France and the Battalion of Marine Firemen of Marseilles.

The Paul Gaugin case comes on the heels of a similar incident on Norwegian line Hurtigruten, where several crew members tested positive for Covid-19. The line canceled its expedition cruises until further notice.




So the cruise industry start-up is 0 for 2.
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:18 PM   #23
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Well just cancelled our Sept. 2021 cruise. It is not worth tying up this deposit for two years not knowing if or when the cruise ships will begin to sail. Right now, DCL is not even offering discounts.
Our usual travel cohorts and we have decided that none of us will even attempt a cruise within the next 4-5 years. Not worth it no matter how low the offerings go. However, we're all ready to apply those funds to many new outside paradise locations once hotspots are tamped and holding.
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:17 PM   #24
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Our usual travel cohorts and we have decided that none of us will even attempt a cruise within the next 4-5 years. Not worth it no matter how low the offerings go. However, we're all ready to apply those funds to many new outside paradise locations once hotspots are tamped and holding.
Out of curiosity, what is behind that timeline? I can see through 2021, or perhaps, 'until there is a widespread vaccine,' but a set limit of 4-5 years surprises me. Are you operating under the assumption that it will be that long before Covid-19 is under control, or are there are considerations at play?
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Since we are posting about small ship cruising.....The first US cruise started this past Saturday. UnCruise Adventures on Saturday became the first cruise line to resume overnight cruising in U.S. waters since the Covid-19 pandemic shut down global travel in March.T he company's Wilderness Adventurer departed Juneau with 37 passengers and 30 crew for a seven-day cruise on the line's Glacier Bay Adventure itinerary.

Small cruise ships are allow to sail under CDC guidance. CDC's No-Sail Order only applies to ships of 250 passengers and above.

The ship won't visit any ports, and its passengers will be outside and off the boat for most of the trip. Typical days include kayaking around glaciers and fjords, hiking and bushwhacking and taking small-boat excursions for up-close wildlife viewing.

Well.....Three strikes and you are old cruise line industry!


The Alaska cruise had a passenger test positive yesterday. Looks like there will be sailing for 2020.
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Old 08-07-2020, 11:18 AM   #26
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The Alaska cruise had a passenger test positive yesterday. Looks like there will be sailing for 2020.
So they were dropped off in Skagway and not allowed to reboard?

Actually it's a nice little town!
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