Here’s your update on happenings in the cruise world.
>>>>The original RMS Titanic first sailed in April 1912. It last sailed in April 1912. If you skipped history class, it sank after hitting a 200 ft iceberg. On its maiden voyage. It was made to be unsinkable. Ask the 1500 who died.
The Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer, has been tooting his plan for years to build it with modern underpinnings. His company building it is the Blue Star Line. A pun on the original White Star Line. The new target date is 2022. The first voyage will be rom Dubai to Southampton, England. We’ll keep you posted as this continues to be a moving target. R
>>>>So far in 2019, nine ships reported trips with over 3% of pax suffering from the virus. That level has to be reported to the CDC. In 2018, the data show that 547 people got it. BUT this is a 50% reduction from 2017. The advice is to wash your hands a lot and use the sanitizers. Every time you walk down the stairs using handrails, you may be susceptible.R
>>>>Venice is NOT an amusement park for rowdy tourists. The keep the throng of visitors down to reasonable levels, soon the town will be charging tourists up to $12 per day to visit .
In 2019, Venice is celebrating its Biennial. Tourists will throng there and the city is trying to make a better experience for residents and visitors alike. When ships dump thousands of people into St Mark’s Square, it’s no fun for anyone.
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