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(CNBC)   "Everybody wants to go away. And I will tell you, the next best thing to actually going away is planning a vacation. And that's what a lot of people seem to be doing right now"   (cnbc.com) divider line
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299 clicks; posted to Business » on 08 Apr 2021 at 9:53 AM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-08 9:06:20 AM  
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2021-04-08 9:34:59 AM  
There is literally nothing more cringe than listening to Cruise Ship executives talk on CNBC. I mean... I almost intentionally drove off the rode to end it all yesterday.
 
2021-04-08 9:42:00 AM  
Road... goddammit
 
2021-04-08 9:59:45 AM  
The money machines must be restarted at all costs.
 
2021-04-08 10:44:56 AM  
I never try to catch falling knives, but I did with Carnival stock. I got cut, but I'm back up to where I bought it at.  Carnival will be fine over the next several decades.  Social Security is a conveyor belt of money that transfers payments from young to old people who spend it on cruises and there are more and more old people every year.

If you talk to cruisers, they'll tell you that they love cruising.  92% of cruisers will book a cruise for their next vacation:  People who cruise are loyal to cruising, with 92 percent of cruisers saying they will probably or definitively book a cruise as a next vacation, and 65 percent of cruisers rating cruises as the best type of vacation, over land-based vacations, all-inclusive resorts, tours, vacation house rentals or camping.

https://www.f-cca.com/downloads/2018-C​ruise-Industry-Overview-and-Statistics​.pdf


So pandemic or no pandemic, people will gladly cram into a floating petri dish.  There will still be norovirus, but people are willing to risk puking up their guts for a few days just to gorge themselves at that buffet.
 
2021-04-08 11:38:08 AM  
Carnival said it could shift its home ports to those outside of the U.S. if it is unable to comply with CDC protocols. The company said, for example, that it wouldn't be able to comply with meeting a requirement that all passengers are vaccinated.

Bullshiat.

They could make best effort. They just won't try.
 
2021-04-08 11:46:40 AM  
What are good cruise options in Europe?
 
2021-04-08 12:11:04 PM  
I wouldn't take a cruise on Carnival if it were free, and that was *before* COVID. And I won't take a cruise on any other line that allows unvaccinated passengers. I don't give a fark about religious exemptions, "discrimination" (asshatery is not a protected class), whatever. I don't care if I never cruise again. There simply is no scenario where I will pay thousands of dollars to sail on a ship with plague rats. And I'm saying that as someone who has sometimes been on three cruises a year.
 
2021-04-08 12:22:27 PM  

NewportBarGuy: There is literally nothing more cringe than listening to Cruise Ship executives talk on CNBC. I mean... I almost intentionally drove off the rode to end it all yesterday.


Im still eager to take my first shiat/vomit cruise stuck on a boat weeks from land.
 
2021-04-08 12:24:10 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I never try to catch falling knives, but I did with Carnival stock. I got cut, but I'm back up to where I bought it at.  Carnival will be fine over the next several decades.  Social Security is a conveyor belt of money that transfers payments from young to old people who spend it on cruises and there are more and more old people every year.

If you talk to cruisers, they'll tell you that they love cruising.  92% of cruisers will book a cruise for their next vacation:  People who cruise are loyal to cruising, with 92 percent of cruisers saying they will probably or definitively book a cruise as a next vacation, and 65 percent of cruisers rating cruises as the best type of vacation, over land-based vacations, all-inclusive resorts, tours, vacation house rentals or camping.

https://www.f-cca.com/downloads/2018-C​ruise-Industry-Overview-and-Statistics​.pdf

So pandemic or no pandemic, people will gladly cram into a floating petri dish.  There will still be norovirus, but people are willing to risk puking up their guts for a few days just to gorge themselves at that buffet.


Eat drink and puke.  The squirts are extra.

Doesnt get any more American than that.
 
2021-04-08 2:22:55 PM  
I am not wasting my time planning a trip until I see something solid to show that I can actually go to the places I want to go. So far, nothing.

/if Europe opens up, my trip will likely be a carbon copy of what I had planned for last April.
 
2021-04-08 2:35:40 PM  
The wife and I got away for some alone time a couple of weeks ago. I told her once we were both fully vaccinated and if we got another stimulus check, we would drop the kids off at grandma's and go away for the weekend. Nothing super fancy, just went over to nearest bigger city, rented a suite in a decent (not fancy, by any means) hotel that had a spa tub in the room. We stayed for 2 nights, never left the room. Hooked the computer up to the television and watched Netflix all weekend, sometimes from the hot tub, sometimes from the bed. Got some lovin' in. Ordered delivery. It wasn't half bad, and didn't cost a fortune.
 
2021-04-08 3:20:22 PM  

SafetyThird: What are good cruise options in Europe?


Rent a canal boat

/seriously
 
2021-04-08 3:29:01 PM  

mod3072: The wife and I got away for some alone time a couple of weeks ago. I told her once we were both fully vaccinated and if we got another stimulus check, we would drop the kids off at grandma's and go away for the weekend. Nothing super fancy, just went over to nearest bigger city, rented a suite in a decent (not fancy, by any means) hotel that had a spa tub in the room. We stayed for 2 nights, never left the room. Hooked the computer up to the television and watched Netflix all weekend, sometimes from the hot tub, sometimes from the bed. Got some lovin' in. Ordered delivery. It wasn't half bad, and didn't cost a fortune.


Unless your lovin made another one then it turned into one really expensive getaway.
 
2021-04-08 3:47:02 PM  
The vacation/tourism industry is going to be bonkers for the next few years.

I work for a Heli-Ski company and we are nearly booked solid for next winter.  We're usually around 65-70% full at this time of the year.

/buy some stonks!
 
2021-04-08 7:46:41 PM  

Intrepid00: mod3072: The wife and I got away for some alone time a couple of weeks ago. I told her once we were both fully vaccinated and if we got another stimulus check, we would drop the kids off at grandma's and go away for the weekend. Nothing super fancy, just went over to nearest bigger city, rented a suite in a decent (not fancy, by any means) hotel that had a spa tub in the room. We stayed for 2 nights, never left the room. Hooked the computer up to the television and watched Netflix all weekend, sometimes from the hot tub, sometimes from the bed. Got some lovin' in. Ordered delivery. It wasn't half bad, and didn't cost a fortune.

Unless your lovin made another one then it turned into one really expensive getaway.


No worries there. That ship has sailed for us. Mama's baby factory is closed. Still fun to practice though.
 
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