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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:27 AM

Carnival Cancels 4 Months of Cruises So Ship Can Be Chartered By FEMA

The cruise line posted the following statement regarding the cancellations:

“Earlier this week, we communicated that we were ready to resume our operation from San Juan on Carnival Fascination, with our first cruise departing this Sunday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has since asked us to support the relief and rebuilding efforts and Carnival Fascination has been chartered to provide housing for relief workers in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This means the ship’s departures from October 15, 2017 through January 28, 2018 will be cancelled. Carnival Fascination will return to year-round service from San Juan beginning February 18, 2018.

We recognize how important vacations are and we sincerely apologize for the disruption this late change in plans has caused our guests and travel partners. We value your trust in us and hope you understand that this decision was made after careful consideration of the great need to support the recovery efforts in the region.

link: https://cruisefever.net/carnival-cancels-5-months-sailings-cruise-ship-can-chartered-fema/


Remember them when you are thinking of a cruise....this is a nice thing they are doing to help the people in the Caribbean.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:39 AM

1. IDIQ contracts are very VERY lucrative and have unique cost basis'. Couple that with the good press

and this is worth probably 1.4x their normal operational margins.

The Feds are an endless pot of $$. "Fittings by the pound" is the phrase we use in my construction businesses.

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Response to Shkreli (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:43 AM

2. It's great PR for them, and they will make money.

It's still a decent thing to do.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:54 AM

3. Translation...FEMA (aka US taxpayers) is paying us more than "our guests and travel partners" did...

...sure sucks for those who bought those non-refundable airline tickets...hopefully Carnival helps those travelers out.

Of course, with PR such a royal mess right now, it's doubtful that a lot of the cruise travelers were continuing on with their planned vacations and have been asking carnival to reschedule their trips.................gotta give carnival credit for such a great PR program.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:22 AM

4. The ships should bring hundreds of thousands to the mainland over the course of many trips.

and with it, the good folks are already American Citizens, and are much welcomed.



especially as today trump is threatening that all federal help will instantly stop.
There is no electricity, no running water, and sorry, but trump throwing paper towels was pure mockery
as if he were Marie Antoinette tossing cake to the crowd

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