We do not want to blame the COVID-19 pandemic for all problems or delays experienced so far, but unfortunately it plays a part in every decision we had to make since the beginning of March 2020. As with hotel rooms, most booking systems in the cruise industry can only charge the whole cabin at once. This puts a high financial burden on the JCI member booking a cabin for two, three or four people. Therefore, we decided to build up our own system and to charge all invoices directly. As of the beginning of August 2020, all German invoices have been sent out. Presently we are working on the remaining backlog of international registrations. Once this has been sorted out, we expect no further undue delay.