Customers want a Refund
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UBERSOCA CRUISE & DEMAND FOR FULL REFUND
Charge to Petitioners -
A group of registered and paid UberSoca Cruise 2020 (“UberSoca Cruise”) customers are seeking your cooperation in sending a firm message to Nathaniel Turner, CEO & Founder of UberSoca Cruise and Roger McGregor that the treatment of, lack of communication with, and lack of respect shown to registered and paid customers will not be tolerated. In addition to signing this Petition, we ask that you share this Petition on all your social media platforms using the hashtags #UBERSOCACRUISE, #UBERSOCACRUISE2020, #UBERSOCACRUISEREFUND, #UBERSOCA_CRUISE_REFUND, #UBERSOCA, #USCREFUND, #USC2020REFUND and #FULLREFUNDNOW.
UberSoca Cruise has been billed as a “CRUISE EXPERIENCE THAT FUSES THE ENERGY AND EXCITEMENT OF A CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL WITH THE FEEL OF A LUXURY CRUISE.” However, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the World and it should be taken seriously. As paying customers, we demand that UberSoca Cruise put the people they call “family” first over profits. While we often say SOCA TIL WE DIE, we do not mean that we are willing to literally risk our lives for a few vacation days in support of or in furtherance of the Cruise Experience. It is impossible for UberSoca Cruise to deliver the Cruise Experience we all expect with the energy and excitement of a Caribbean Carnival with the new world of social distancing. WE ARE DEMANDING A FULL REFUND NOW!
Dear Mr. Nathaniel Turner and Mr. Roger McGregor,
This is a Public Petition demanding a FULL REFUND NOW to paying and registered customers you call family. UberSoca Cruise has grown with the blind support of people UberSoca Cruise call family. As of 2019, UberSoca Cruise has been billed as the Largest Music Festival at Sea. UberSoca Cruise recreated the euphoria of a Caribbean Carnival experience on the high seas and a J’Ouvert on land. The Cruise Experience will be impossible to be achieved for the foreseeable future because of the COVID-19 pandemic and new guidelines imposed on the cruise industry which requires social distancing, masks, and other guidelines. The CDC issued a Level 3 warning (the highest warning possible) on cruise ship travel. The warning states in part “Cruise passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported on several cruise ships”. The warning goes on to say that “Cruise travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing”.
In Belize, social gatherings, such as wakes and funerals, are limited to 10 persons or less. The only exception to the social gathering rule of ten will be residences with more than ten household members and public transportation. Further, Belize is in a national State of Emergency and the borders are closed. https://belizetourismboard.org/belize-covid-19-update-for-travellers/
In Mexico, States and Municipalities have implemented closings and restrictions on public gatherings, transportation, business operations, and government operations. Several States and Municipalities have imposed curfews and movement restrictions on non-essential activities and have required Mexican citizens to wear masks when outside the home. https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed almost 330,000 people and has infected almost 5,000,000 people worldwide. The World came to a screeching halt, companies have laid-off or furloughed thousands of employees, large and small businesses have gone out of business or have filed for bankruptcy, countries around the World have closed its borders, and many countries require a 14-day quarantine period upon entry. In the worldwide carnival community, every State or Country that had a Carnival scheduled for 2020 has been canceled or will be canceled. Sadly, there is no vaccine and all health experts, including the CDC, have made it clear that a safe and efficient vaccine will not be available for at least 12-18 months. We are a mere 6 months away from the UberSoca Cruise sail dates of November 9-14 and November 14-19. It is clear a vaccine will not be available prior to UberSoca Cruise.
It is extremely troubling that UberSoca Cruise leadership touts an unproven drug called Remdesivir as a basis to continue with the scheduled UberSoca Cruise in November. The data published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that “given the high mortality despite use of Remdesivir, it is clear that treatment with an antiviral drug alone is not sufficient”. Further, the NIH states that Remdesivir merely accelerates the recovery of some patients with COVID-19 and it’s not a cure. It goes without saying – WE DO NOT WANT TO CONTRACT COVID-19 and seek to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
THE DEMAND – We respectfully request that UberSoca Cruise do the right thing. As we have seen across the World – we are in this together. We demand that UberSoca Cruise leadership provide a refund to those paying customers who no longer wish to attend UberSoca Cruise in November 2020. This is a life and death situation. For some, they have contracted the Covid-19 virus, resources are scarce, some have lost their jobs, some have to support a family with members who have lost their jobs, and, for others, there is great anxiety and mental anguish at the thought of contracting COVID-19. WE ARE DEMANDING A FULL REFUND.
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