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  1. Right before the shut down, we did two weeks on the Panorama, deck 7, with an aft extended balcony. We liked it so much that in shopping for rebooks, we limited our search to Vista Class ships to get the Havana area, and will probably go with the balcony again. There is no coverage to speak of, except as Jimbo says, for corners and deck 9. I'm one of those who is very content staring at the wake, and the convenience of the Havana pool, hot tubs, bar, bar service, and relative quiet, gives us exactly what we're looking for.
  2. I'm sorry. Yes, a year's OK. I saw people doing it so I just figured everyone would anyway if they wanted. 😀(And there didn't seem to be a way to edit my original post when I tried earlier?).
  3. With a one word response, write the month you think Carnival cruising will resume in the U.S. May
  4. Contact tracing for everyone on the ship? Quarantine for everyone on the ship? What does a quarantine mean for a ship when someone is detected with covid on day 3 of a 7 day cruise? And everyone on the ship is to be traced once they leave the ship, but are they (the other passengers) limited in their activities while on the ship?
  5. OK. My question--what is the protocol for the person and the ship when a crew member or a passenger tests positive while on the ship? The engineer tests positive--what happens? Mr. Fluffinstuff tests positive on a sea day--what happens?
  6. I agree with you. Also, due to the nature of the disease, I don't think it can be stopped at this point in time, and will not be stoppable for a while. So, if cruise lines want to cruise, it will be about how they can detect it, and contain it. This is why I'm not blaming the cruise lines and the CDC for not finalizing protocols. Under the best of circumstances, like in Norway, detection and containment are challenging.
  7. Yes. We are agreeing. I was trying to point out that the positive test detected it. The positive test did not determine when it was initially introduced, for the reasons you mention.
  8. Well, it actually means the virus was detected after the round of testing. In any case, testing and screening will help minimize the spread on cruise ships, but not prevent it. The big question that cruise lines will have to answer in order to sail at least somewhat like they used to, is what happens when it happens?
  9. A passenger also tested positive. I think from the July 17 cruise. (You might rightfully question the source, but it's a link closer to Norway...) http://icepeople.net/2020/08/01/all-passengers-must-now-be-quarantined-one-passenger-aboard-hurtigruten-ship-during-svalbard-cruise-has-w-covid-19-hometowns-of-all-passengers-being-notified/
  10. With an airborne respiratory disease there will be outbreaks on cruise ships. Cruising in areas where they have the virus otherwise contained will depend on how successful the protocols are in detecting, and then stopping the spread when someone is sick or tests positive. The USA Today article talking about it now being up to 36 crew. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/08/01/hurtigruten-cruise-line-33-crew-infected-covid-19-norway/5562151002/
  11. They're bleeding money. They will wait as long as they can. While watching what happens in Europe is interesting, the U,.S,. is so far from that level of containment, or even agreement on how to approach the disease, we will at the most be spectators for quite a while.
  12. Checked the thread to see if there's anything good I may have missed. Think I'll just check out and glide by. 😗
  13. Whoops. This is what will make watching this so interesting. Here's a link that also has other links mentioned. https://crew-center.com/10-crew-members-aida-cruises-test-positive-covid-19
  14. That's what I think too. If I remember correctly, the captain of the Costa Concordia used the disorganization to get himself on a lifeboat ahead of his passengers. That's why I always kind of chuckle when they assure us we will be told what to do.
  15. I just saw it explained on a YouTube video by a cruise travel agent who gives cruise tips. It looks like a good idea that will work. You can either do it on a mobile device or on your TV. You still need to go to the muster station to get checked in by a crew member and answer a few questions. She said that it was being tested in January on Symphony of the Seas and the passengers liked it. What seems so nice about it is that you do it on your time--you just have to have it done before sail away.
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