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No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon #254228 01/27/21 09:26 PM
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Crew that were picked up in Philippines, Indonesia, and India about to make the reverse journey.

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Norwegian Cruise Line will return all crew members that joined recently and isn't part of the skeleton crew back home. The difficult decision was announced in a meeting yesterday and the crew on board received a letter with all the details regarding the latest repatriation process.

In hopes that the company will return to service, NCL boarded thousands of crew members back in November and December 2020, to prepare the cruise ships for a possible restart and compliance with the CDC regulations. However with the latest announcement and further suspension of operations issued by Norwegian Cruise Line on January 19, that they will delay the start of cruising through April 30, 2021, the company realized they are not going to be starting anytime soon.

Two months ago 1000+ crew members boarded Norwegian Escape in Mumbai, India, while Norwegian Joy set sail from Manila, Philipines with 1216 returning crew. Back then NCL was also working on a deployment plan for crews to join Norwegian Spirit in Europe and assigning them to the Encore and Bliss.

The repatriation process will take place on two appointed ships. The Norwegian Joy which is in Aruba will gather non-essential crew from the ships stationed in the Caribbean and will proceed to the Philippines.

The Norwegian Encore which is in Southampton will make a few different stops along her journey back to Asia. The repatriation process will be similar to the one that took place last year with crew transfers to the appropriate vessel, before the crew finally sails to their homes in India, Indonesia and the Philippines, with anticipated arrival to the final destinations in late March or early April 2021.

This will be a long and sad journey for all the crew onboard as their hopes and dreams to be the first to set sail with guests onboard will not materialize at this point. They have made countless sacrifices, PCR tests, and quarantines to join the ships again to serve guests and ultimately provide for their family.

This decision did not come easy and the repatriation of the crew once again was not in the company plan. However, with the further cancelations of cruises, NCL believes that the crew will be better off from the comfort of their home and loved ones before re-joining once again for successful return to cruising. Norwegian Cruise Line promised that the repatriated crew will be prioritized for new assignments as much as possible, but with the long journey back home, ship-to-ship transfers, and other rules and regulations from their home countries these crew members will need much longer time to re-energize for their next sign-on.



Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254229 01/27/21 10:33 PM
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So sad, but all the more reason to cruise at home this year.


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Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254231 01/27/21 10:54 PM
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This whole COVID situation has created absolute havoc all around the world. There is light at the end of the tunnel now but this is certainly stressful for all the crew members for sure.


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Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254245 02/01/21 12:58 AM
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All May cruises all ships went "waitlist;" maybe another round of cancellations before quarterly results reported later in February?



Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254253 02/05/21 09:56 PM
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I just read that Alaska cruise season could be over before it begins as Canada bans ships for all of 2021. Boo Hoo for our September Mariner Vancouver to LA cruise. Maybe a wait and see ?

Hope our September Mississippi river boat will be a go.


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Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254254 02/05/21 10:08 PM
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Marcie our Vancouver to LA is in 2022.



Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254255 02/05/21 11:33 PM
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YEA, good catch Marc ! Thank you.


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Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254270 02/08/21 05:42 PM
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Still getting plenty of Regent online ads, emails, and brochures that say two category upgrade on all voyages. Can they keep getting away with it?



Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254271 02/08/21 06:58 PM
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Just checked the RSSC web. It now says at the top of the page "Offer Details" "Eligible Voyages" "Terms and Conditions"
So they do define "Eligible Voyages" on the web.


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Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254272 02/08/21 07:19 PM
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If you click on the ad and it takes you to the offer buried in the terms and conditions is that it is not applicable to Grand Voyages. Still, the ads are very misleading.



Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254325 02/16/21 01:23 PM
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We are now up to 143 nights of cruises cancelled to go with the 60+ nights of land trips cancelled. waah



Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254326 02/16/21 02:21 PM
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Marc are there new cancellations? We have had 8 trips cancelled but I haven’t added the days, too depressing.
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Re: No Regent Cruise Anytime Soon [Re: Marc] #254327 02/16/21 02:34 PM
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May was cancelled today.

Actually the month of May wasn't cancelled; just Regent cruises that commenced in May.

Wouldn't want to actually cancel May: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L-4QuVHHRw




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