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Old 03-25-2020, 12:20 PM   #21
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If I were Disney, I would open all points to the Disney Cruise Line for a limited period once the virus has run its course.

I think that demand for cruising will be way down and boats will be sailing with empty cabins. Why not let DVC people use their points to fill otherwise empty cabins instead of losing them? It would reduce the potential surge of demand for the resorts.

We went on a DCL trip shortly after 9/11. Demand was way down and we got a deal! We had a great time.
After reading how horrible cruising is for the environment I decided I'd never do one again. I'm not sure people are as willing to cruise anyway after boats were left without a place to dock.

Sure think about offering it, but it would be a no go I think for many given how wasteful points for cruising is.

Some were also saying increased availability for the Disney Collection. Maybe it's me, but that's a step down in booking
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Old 03-25-2020, 02:10 PM   #22
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After reading how horrible cruising is for the environment I decided I'd never do one again. I'm not sure people are as willing to cruise anyway after boats were left without a place to dock.

Sure think about offering it, but it would be a no go I think for many given how wasteful points for cruising is.
We planned (maybe still plan) to do some of the European river cruises. Smaller ships, less chance of stuff like this.

We had talked about larger cruises - probably pick the much-cheaper repositioning cruises. With all of this, I think any kind of an actual cruise ship is not something we will do. It was of limited interest anyway as not terribly interesting, so not high on the list. This has likely soured us.

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After reading how horrible cruising is for the environment I decided I'd never do one again. I'm not sure people are as willing to cruise anyway after boats were left without a place to dock.

Sure think about offering it, but it would be a no go I think for many given how wasteful points for cruising is.

Some were also saying increased availability for the Disney Collection. Maybe it's me, but that's a step down in booking
FWIW, airplanes are also pretty bad for the environment, in the sense that they burn a lot of fuel, even per passenger. Best to think about these things, but not overthink. Otherwise we'd just sit at home every day and breathe oxygen from our own personal trees.
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Old 03-25-2020, 03:52 PM   #24
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FWIW, airplanes are also pretty bad for the environment, in the sense that they burn a lot of fuel, even per passenger. Best to think about these things, but not overthink. Otherwise we'd just sit at home every day and breathe oxygen from our own personal trees.
I've read many studies and they fight over greenhouse for drive vs fly. For a 1000 mile trip for me, it's not enough. But I was referring to dumping in the ocean and such. Not even going into carbon footprints.

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We planned (maybe still plan) to do some of the European river cruises. Smaller ships, less chance of stuff like this.

We had talked about larger cruises - probably pick the much-cheaper repositioning cruises. With all of this, I think any kind of an actual cruise ship is not something we will do. It was of limited interest anyway as not terribly interesting, so not high on the list. This has likely soured us.

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We have done one cruise and we like our space. The river cruises did look more interesting, but I'd rather just rent a house and tour areas myself now. I was soured a few years ago myself. Now we're firmly in the no way category. Both of us agreed on that a few weeks ago.
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Old 03-26-2020, 05:12 PM   #25
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This is an intriguing question. As for me, I'm truly glad we borrowed our 2020 points last August. I'm not too worried about my August 2021 points, but will be very interested to see how all of this plays out!
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