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(USA Today)   CDC extends the no sail order for all cruise ships   (usatoday.com) divider line
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2020-04-10 9:23:01 AM  
silly cdc, cruise ships don't use sails
 
2020-04-10 12:49:30 PM  
Guess the aliens are going to need a new set of petri dishes to brew up our doom.
 
2020-04-10 1:53:12 PM  
Until then, the about 100 cruise ships in the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf of Mexico must remain idle, either in port or wallowing at anchor, the CDC said. Those ships currently have nearly 80,000 crew aboard.

80K? Whoa.

They should form a pirate navy and start plundering.
 
2020-04-10 1:54:10 PM  
farking took them long enough.
 
2020-04-10 1:56:04 PM  
I have to wonder whether the cruise industry is simply dead.  It already had really bad press from outbreaks of norovirus due to confined quarters.  Now it's coronavirus, which can kill you.
 
2020-04-10 1:57:40 PM  
Whoa Whoa Whoa...shouldn't the STATES handle this? /s
 
2020-04-10 1:57:43 PM  
Something about a barn door. Most of the cases in my county can be traced back to 2 couples on a cruise.
 
2020-04-10 1:58:59 PM  
now....we just need some....accidental sinkings

just to make sure they die forever
 
2020-04-10 1:59:39 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: silly cdc, cruise ships don't use sails


Honestly, nothing appeals to me less than a cruise, but I'd go on that cruise.

"The Carnival Sunshine weighs in at 102,853 gross tonnage, and is 272 meters stem-to-stern. Formerly powered by six 1760-kilowatt thruster motors, she now relies on direct wind propulsion to the array of sails on her three majestic masts. In hurricane-force winds, she can reach speeds of up to three knots."
 
2020-04-10 2:01:32 PM  
But, spelljammers  are still cool right?

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2020-04-10 2:05:20 PM  

Myria: I have to wonder whether the cruise industry is simply dead.  It already had really bad press from outbreaks of norovirus due to confined quarters.  Now it's coronavirus, which can kill you.


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2020-04-10 2:06:43 PM  
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2020-04-10 2:07:55 PM  
"no sail"

I read that homonym in the voice of the host from Sale of the Century.
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2020-04-10 2:12:21 PM  
For similar costs, you could rent a catamaran with space for 6-8 people and visit the real Caribbean, instead of the shiatty places that can host deep draft vessels.
 
2020-04-10 2:15:40 PM  

Myria: I have to wonder whether the cruise industry is simply dead.  It already had really bad press from outbreaks of norovirus due to confined quarters.  Now it's coronavirus, which can kill you.


No way. You'll always have morons who want to "live their lives" by that I mean getting in a ship with 7000 other people and sharing bacteria for seven days and coming home with a sun burn.
 
2020-04-10 2:17:00 PM  
Bout Farkin time........!!!!

I wonder if that lady got all of her money back at the beginning of all of this Shat???

It was like $45k family reunion sorta kinda deal, the cruise line said no and that was the last I heard of it.......
 
2020-04-10 2:22:17 PM  

Myria: I have to wonder whether the cruise industry is simply dead.  It already had really bad press from outbreaks of norovirus due to confined quarters.  Now it's coronavirus, which can kill you.


I think never.  Cruise ships make it way too easy for people to travel.  I've talked to people who love them and the appeal is that everything is taken care of.  There is no planning for hotels or planning for travel or even really thinking about where you're going to eat.  You just show up and they do the rest.

Plus, you get to say that you've been to a bunch of islands.  Never mind that you went to a tourist port and got 4 hours to wander around and be hustled, but you can say you went to the Bahamas and Jamaica.
 
2020-04-10 2:26:44 PM  
Good thing I didn't buy those cruise line stonks this week. Procrastination FTW!

/I'll load up when they drop back to $20 instead
 
2020-04-10 2:30:23 PM  

wildcardjack: For similar costs, you could rent a catamaran with space for 6-8 people and visit the real Caribbean, instead of the shiatty places that can host deep draft vessels.


Not even remotely close.

A catamaran or small yacht that can sleep 8 is going to start at around $1500/day.
Plus food, fuel and port charges. And you have to fly to the islands to start with. That doesn't include any crew whatsoever, so enjoy cooking, cleaning, and someone having to steer the ship when at sea.

So call it $250 per person per day. Equivalent to the $1700 per person for a seven day cruise. So that is 2-4x the cost of getting on board one of those floating hotels.
 
2020-04-10 2:33:28 PM  
I take an annual cruise (chartered music festival on the Norwegian Pearl), and it's still down to sail in late January from Miami. I'm having doubts whether it'll happen, though.

Never been on a "normal" cruise, nor do I want to.  I trust the company that produces the event. If we don't sail next year, I hope we will in 2022.
 
2020-04-10 2:36:25 PM  

jaytkay: Until then, the about 100 cruise ships in the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf of Mexico must remain idle, either in port or wallowing at anchor, the CDC said. Those ships currently have nearly 80,000 crew aboard.

80K? Whoa.

They should form a pirate navy and start plundering.


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2020-04-10 2:53:08 PM  
Amazingly late.
 
2020-04-10 2:57:48 PM  

wildcardjack: For similar costs, you could rent a catamaran with space for 6-8 people and visit the real Caribbean, instead of the shiatty places that can host deep draft vessels.


You wildly underestimate the cost of renting a boat capable of sea travel, and you wildly overestimate the tolerance non-sailors have for crewing a boat at all hours of the day.
 
2020-04-10 2:57:58 PM  
There are 100 US-flagged cruise ships?
 
2020-04-10 3:03:55 PM  

This text is now purple: There are 100 US-flagged cruise ships?


No, there's a couple dozen ones in US ports (plus a bunch of smaller short cruise vessels for the coasts and rivers).  The CDC has the authority to prevent their sailings if they're in US waters at the time.
 
2020-04-10 3:11:29 PM  
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2020-04-10 3:24:43 PM  

This text is now purple: There are 100 US-flagged cruise ships?


Apparently they failed to register their ships with the country of Notaxistan.
 
2020-04-10 3:58:45 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Myria: I have to wonder whether the cruise industry is simply dead.  It already had really bad press from outbreaks of norovirus due to confined quarters.  Now it's coronavirus, which can kill you.

I think never.  Cruise ships make it way too easy for people to travel.  I've talked to people who love them and the appeal is that everything is taken care of.  There is no planning for hotels or planning for travel or even really thinking about where you're going to eat.  You just show up and they do the rest.

Plus, you get to say that you've been to a bunch of islands.  Never mind that you went to a tourist port and got 4 hours to wander around and be hustled, but you can say you went to the Bahamas and Jamaica.


We consider it a "sampler pack".  There are a lot of places to go in the Caribbean, and if you can hit up 3 or 4 of them on a cruise then that helps to whittle down or at least prioritize where you take an actual vacation.  Plus it's easy to plan, the ships are usually easy to navigate after the first day or so, and we found it to be a pretty good experience overall.
 
2020-04-10 4:04:25 PM  
Look, I can't even see the horse anymore. He's probably got a new family by now.
 
2020-04-10 8:41:13 PM  
"Wimbledon took out pandemic insurance, why didn't you guys?"
"Because our normal operational mode is petri dish, nobody would insure us."
 
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