It was refreshing for CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein to get this newsy email and photos (note the CruiseCompete lanyard!) from one of our CruiseCompete loyal members and avid cruiser the other day …
April 30, 2020
We’re back in New York–upstate, thank goodness!
We managed to stay on the COVID-19 free Pacific Princess until 22APR20, when we had to get off. We didn’t want to. None of us wanted to get off. We were safe and happy where we were. That said, there comes a time when we have to face reality.
So, by way of a charter flight in a Gulfstream IV (courtesy of Princess, unable to fly commercial courtesy of the CDC) we were delivered all the way to our home–including a chauffeured Cadillac SUV ride from New Haven!
Then, again courtesy of the CDC we were advised to be quarantined for 14 days. Please note, we had just undergone a group quarantine for almost 7 weeks on the Pacific Princess. This included 16 days at sea between Melbourne, Australia, and a technical call at Honolulu. Two couples who live in Hawaii were able to disembark there. They got a chauffeured ride to their homes–including a police escort!
What a shock to our systems. The morning of the 23rd we awoke to snow! Fortunately, our good friend, Pattie, got some staples for our refrigerator, so we shouldn’t starve. Now, I’m having to cook–a lot!
Between washing fruits and vegetables, as well as my hands, they’re in worse shape than they were on the ship!
I hope that you are managing to weather this pandemic. The travel industry must really be suffering! I just wanted to give you an update and to wish you well.
Photos courtesy Deborah Fraioli & Princess Cruises (ship photo)