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2021-10-21 1:01:24 PM  
seeking adventure and exploration to taste, dance and dream with us around the world.

Thanks, now I know what to expect when I die and go to Hell.
 
2021-10-21 1:14:14 PM  
Insurance companies should declare this suicide and refuse to pay out.
 
2021-10-21 1:22:28 PM  
This cruise from Miami lasts 274 nights, visits 65 countries


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2021-10-21 2:07:11 PM  
274 nights, 64 countries?

I've seen this one before!
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2021-10-21 2:09:16 PM  
OK, we need to start a pool betting on how many of the 274 nights the cruise gets through before being cancelled due to Covid.

I'll take 23.
 
2021-10-21 2:10:48 PM  
If you're vaccinated and up to date on your boosters, I don't see why this is a problem? It's only a problem if you're unvaccinated.
 
2021-10-21 2:11:12 PM  
I say 30.
 
2021-10-21 2:11:39 PM  

Remnants of Santa: OK, we need to start a pool betting on how many of the 274 nights the cruise gets through before being cancelled due to Covid.

I'll take 23.


23 nights, in the year 2023 (when this cruise sets sale). Sure. Why not.
 
2021-10-21 2:12:15 PM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: If you're vaccinated and up to date on your boosters, I don't see why this is a problem? It's only a problem if you're unvaccinated.


By December of 2023, will there be many unvaccinated even left?
 
2021-10-21 2:13:25 PM  

jclaggett: 137 Is An Excellent Time: If you're vaccinated and up to date on your boosters, I don't see why this is a problem? It's only a problem if you're unvaccinated.

By December of 2023, will there be many unvaccinated even left?


Probably not, a lot will have died.
 
2021-10-21 2:14:56 PM  

jclaggett: Remnants of Santa: OK, we need to start a pool betting on how many of the 274 nights the cruise gets through before being cancelled due to Covid.

I'll take 23.

23 nights, in the year 2023 (when this cruise sets sale). Sure. Why not.


I didn't see the launch date.  That changes things.  Oh, who am I kidding.  I'm sticking with 23.
 
2021-10-21 2:14:57 PM  

jclaggett: 137 Is An Excellent Time: If you're vaccinated and up to date on your boosters, I don't see why this is a problem? It's only a problem if you're unvaccinated.

By December of 2023, will there be many unvaccinated even left?


Sure, Covid only kills around 2% of infected and natural immunity is around 18 months so it's going to take a long, long time to burn through all available hosts.
 
2021-10-21 2:15:13 PM  
I bet it'll be less than a month before people get off the boat at some destination and refuse to get back on.
 
2021-10-21 2:17:03 PM  
Can I choose another virus?  I'm going with SARS-COVID 23
 
2021-10-21 2:19:27 PM  

Remnants of Santa: OK, we need to start a pool betting on how many of the 274 nights the cruise gets through before being cancelled due to Covid.

I'll take 23.


Well they aren't starting until 2023, so that's lower. What I want to know is how long before any kind of crazy virus starts. I mean, we had nasty situations on cruise ships before C19.
 
2021-10-21 2:22:15 PM  
Nothing like spending 2/3 of one year on a diarrhea barge.
 
2021-10-21 2:22:47 PM  
The itinerary is incredible too bad I'd have to be stuck in and around a cruise ship the entire time.
 
2021-10-21 2:25:11 PM  
i guess vaccines don't work if your scared to travel!
 
2021-10-21 2:31:23 PM  
It doesn't depart until September 2023, you panicky dopes.
 
2021-10-21 2:31:28 PM  
274 days? I took a 7 day cruise years ago and it was about 5 days too long.
 
2021-10-21 2:34:41 PM  
After I retire I will totally do something like this.
 
2021-10-21 2:35:16 PM  
Over $60,000 a person? That's more than some of us make in a year salary-wise.
 
2021-10-21 2:36:56 PM  
COVID  is just one of the stops on this death ship.  Cruises were petri dishes long before the latest bug.
 
2021-10-21 2:37:23 PM  

inglixthemad: Remnants of Santa: OK, we need to start a pool betting on how many of the 274 nights the cruise gets through before being cancelled due to Covid.

I'll take 23.

Well they aren't starting until 2023, so that's lower. What I want to know is how long before any kind of crazy virus starts. I mean, we had nasty situations on cruise ships before C19.


This.  My bet is virus/disease risk of a cruise ship should probably even out to it's pre-pandemic norms by then.
 
2021-10-21 2:37:44 PM  
Hey Subby, and everyone else under 70 years of age....stop being so afraid of Covid. You'll be fine.
 
2021-10-21 2:39:12 PM  

southernmanblog: After I retire I will totally do something like this.


Hope you already started saving.
 
2021-10-21 2:40:37 PM  
Aren't there cruise ships that are basically floating condominiums? I don't recall if those were a timeshare situation or if people could buy units outright but if you really like the cruise life it seems like the way to go, especially if you could get a unit with some semblance of a kitchen to avoid notorious norovirus buffets.
 
2021-10-21 2:41:00 PM  

limboslam: Hey Subby, and everyone else under 70 years of age....stop being so afraid of Covid. You'll be fine.


Exactly. Vaccinations should be required at least.
 
2021-10-21 2:41:22 PM  

GardenWeasel: Insurance companies should declare this suicide and refuse to pay out.


Because COVID kills a significant number of vaccinated people, Chicken Little?
 
2021-10-21 2:41:59 PM  

jclaggett: 137 Is An Excellent Time: If you're vaccinated and up to date on your boosters, I don't see why this is a problem? It's only a problem if you're unvaccinated.

By December of 2023, will there be many unvaccinated even left?


You'll need a new shot by then. This dance is going to go on for a while.
 
2021-10-21 2:49:40 PM  

limboslam: Hey Subby, and everyone else under 70 years of age....stop being so afraid of Covid. You'll be fine.


If this pandemic has taught me anything it's that a lot of people suck at risk assessment.

Either they are "I'm not going to let it affect me, I'm going to pretend there is no risk, and change nothing, if I can get away with it" to "I'm vaccinated and still haven't left my house since March of last year".

One camp is sticking their heads in the sand, and the others probably shouldn't have left their house before covid-19 if their risk tolerance was that low.  There were things outside your door that could kill you long before covid came along.  Getting in a car, for one.

All that said, I don't think anyone has done a good job of giving the public honest and accurate risk assessments when it comes to Covid-19.
 
2021-10-21 2:57:40 PM  

limboslam: Hey Subby, and everyone else under 70 years of age....stop being so afraid of Covid. You'll be fine.


Not sure if serious.

Also have you known about the hermain cain awards.

OR

https://www.sorryantivaxxer.com/

Lots of below 70's in there.
 
2021-10-21 3:05:17 PM  

kdawg7736: Over $60,000 a person? That's more than some of us make in a year salary-wise.


A standard ticket on a 10-14 day Regent Seven Seas cruise is about $10,000, so like everything, it's relative.

$60,000 for a 9 month cruise doesn't sound unreasonable at all.
 
2021-10-21 3:06:07 PM  

kdawg7736: Over $60,000 a person? That's more than some of us make in a year salary-wise.


Also, for 274 nights, that works out to be only a little over $200/night, which is like what a Holiday Inn in Bumfark, Ohio costs.
 
2021-10-21 3:08:32 PM  
Not only is it a good idea, it should be mandatory. We're all sick of the pandemic dragging on, so let's end it. Set a deadline where people without medical exemptions have to show some level of immunity by that date.  If you don't want to get the vaccine, if you're one of those "natural immunity" types, fine. You get to spend a few weeks on a COVID cruise with some known cases. We can give jobs on the ship to all the fired antivax nurses. And all the horse dewormer the ship can carry. Once you can prove infection and recovery, we give you a card and let you off this ship.

It's a win-win scenario. We all get what we want. Anti-vaxxers don't need the shot, and we can get rid of masks and lockdowns.
 
2021-10-21 3:11:31 PM  

limboslam: Hey Subby, and everyone else under 70 years of age....stop being so afraid of Covid. You'll be fine.


I mean, in the US alone over 200,000 people under age 65 have died of Covid so... they're not exactly fine. Millions have been hospitalized. Millions have long-term symptoms including heart, lung and brain disease... they're not exactly fine.
 
2021-10-21 3:12:55 PM  

kdawg7736: limboslam: Hey Subby, and everyone else under 70 years of age....stop being so afraid of Covid. You'll be fine.

Exactly. Vaccinations should be required at least.


The company does require everyone on board to be fully vaccinated because they know if they don't, people are going to die and having your customers die is REALLY bad for business.
 
2021-10-21 3:14:03 PM  
Can I get vaccinated against the explosive shiats?
 
2021-10-21 3:15:00 PM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: kdawg7736: Over $60,000 a person? That's more than some of us make in a year salary-wise.

Also, for 274 nights, that works out to be only a little over $200/night, which is like what a Holiday Inn in Bumfark, Ohio costs.


Yeah, but that's the price for a room with no windows. Who wants to spend 9 months sleeping in a tiny, windowless, featureless room?
 
2021-10-21 3:16:28 PM  

akya: limboslam: Hey Subby, and everyone else under 70 years of age....stop being so afraid of Covid. You'll be fine.

If this pandemic has taught me anything it's that a lot of people suck at risk assessment.

Either they are "I'm not going to let it affect me, I'm going to pretend there is no risk, and change nothing, if I can get away with it" to "I'm vaccinated and still haven't left my house since March of last year".

One camp is sticking their heads in the sand, and the others probably shouldn't have left their house before covid-19 if their risk tolerance was that low.  There were things outside your door that could kill you long before covid came along.  Getting in a car, for one.

All that said, I don't think anyone has done a good job of giving the public honest and accurate risk assessments when it comes to Covid-19.


Getting in a car is a much lower risk than Covid. Which also proves that you're not immune to the effect of being crappy at assessing risk.

I'm fully vaccinated plus got my booster. I'm going to go to the movies tonight and see Dune. I'd happily go on a cruise that requires everyone on board to be fully vaccinated.

I'm still going to keep wearing a mask when I'm around other people and still going to keep a bit of distance from other folks because those are basically zero cost associated with doing them. It's less inconvenient that putting on a seatbelt.
 
2021-10-21 3:18:36 PM  
At a recent industry conference, cruise lines made the case that cruising is the safest form of travel, as it is the most controlled environment in terms of who does and does not enter. A cruise with 100% vaccinated and tested crew and guests would, in theory be quite safe. Hotels, campgrounds, airplanes, B&Bs can make no such claims.
BUT: You have to fly to get to the embarkation port; there are ports of call; food and other supplies get brought on and off the ship; ... you get the idea.
 
2021-10-21 3:18:55 PM  

akya: limboslam: Hey Subby, and everyone else under 70 years of age....stop being so afraid of Covid. You'll be fine.

If this pandemic has taught me anything it's that a lot of people suck at risk assessment.

Either they are "I'm not going to let it affect me, I'm going to pretend there is no risk, and change nothing, if I can get away with it" to "I'm vaccinated and still haven't left my house since March of last year".

One camp is sticking their heads in the sand, and the others probably shouldn't have left their house before covid-19 if their risk tolerance was that low.  There were things outside your door that could kill you long before covid came along.  Getting in a car, for one.

All that said, I don't think anyone has done a good job of giving the public honest and accurate risk assessments when it comes to Covid-19.


-3 data points, to me, are most important, currently, when assessing risk:
1.COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death across most of 2020, but in December 2020 and early 2021, the illness surged and briefly became the number one leading cause of death in the U.S., far surpassing even cancer and heart disease deaths in those months.
2.COVID-19 was the 2nd leading cause of death in September of 2021, and the #1 cause of death for people in aged 35-54
2.Fully vaccinated individuals are 11.3 times less likely to die of covid


Source:https://www.healthsystemtracke​r.org/br​ief/covid19-and-other-leading-causes-o​f-death-in-the-us/
 
2021-10-21 3:21:06 PM  
It leaves Dec 2023, I don't see a problem here. I'm vaccinated, as is Mrs York
 
2021-10-21 3:27:27 PM  
Pricing starts at $60,999 per person for an interior stateroom. Suites will run you at least six figures per guest. (Royal Caribbean does say they'll throw in airfare, a beverage package, internet and laundry.)


Just think how much better a place the world would be with one strategically placed iceberg
 
2021-10-21 3:28:16 PM  

Magorn: Pricing starts at $60,999 per person for an interior stateroom. Suites will run you at least six figures per guest. (Royal Caribbean does say they'll throw in airfare, a beverage package, internet and laundry.)


Just think how much better a place the world would be with one strategically placed iceberg


At that price? They'll be able to afford a sea plane rescue anywhere.
 
2021-10-21 3:29:16 PM  
I don't understand.

Even before COVID this would have been an incomprehensibly stupid idea.
 
2021-10-21 3:35:19 PM  

Magorn: Pricing starts at $60,999 per person for an interior stateroom. Suites will run you at least six figures per guest. (Royal Caribbean does say they'll throw in airfare, a beverage package, internet and laundry.)


Just think how much better a place the world would be with one strategically placed iceberg


Why hate on someone who has the money and time? Well covid aside I guess.

Ok hate on.
 
2021-10-21 3:37:59 PM  

southernmanblog: After I retire I will totally do something like this.


I generally have no interest in cruises at all. Don't like being confined with a bunch of other goofballs in a floating hotel. That's not my idea of a vacation.

HOWEVER, I could see myself taking nine months off from life like this, assuming it's all inclusive. If I had the wherewithal -- and I do! -- to take nearly a year off and not have to think about a damn thing that whole time?

I could deal with that.

Dealing with the other people on board, though ...

You know, if you're going with your partner, that's $120k combined. You could get a pretty nice boat and do it YOURSELF for that much. You may not get to tour the world, no, but you could spend six months in the Caribbean or something like that just cruising or sailing around.

Hmmmm.

Okay, scratch the cruise daydream. That one sounds better.
 
2021-10-21 3:38:14 PM  
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2021-10-21 3:40:01 PM  

ColonelCathcart: jclaggett: 137 Is An Excellent Time: If you're vaccinated and up to date on your boosters, I don't see why this is a problem? It's only a problem if you're unvaccinated.

By December of 2023, will there be many unvaccinated even left?

You'll need a new shot by then. This dance is going to go on for a while.


¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I got my flu shot 3 weeks ago and my J&J booster this past Monday.

If that's what it takes to enjoy life, so be it.

I am however giving the booster a full 2 weeks before I go licking any doorknobs again.
 
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