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  1. We did Alaska late in the season last year. Arriving in Vancouver late in September. Momz got sick the last couple of days, and we ended up having to go straight from the ship to hospital ER. As the news for this covid-19 started popping up, and people started describing how they felt she said, "you know, that sounds exactly like what I had, how I felt, and how it hit me. " On Thurs of our cruise, the day we were in Ketchikan, she started with a dry cough. We thought it was her asthma kicking up. The cough was rough, and unproductive. Then the fever kicked in. She spent thurs evening, and all day Friday in bed, sleeping with spells of coughing. No appetite, I had a very hard time getting her to even drink anything. Sat wasn't much better, but she didn't feel up to leaving the cabin either... by the time we were disembarking she was so weak that we needed wheelchair assist off the ship. I didn't thing she was going to make it out of the stateroom. I picked up the rental car, and went straight to the ER. Spent the day being tested, and on IV for rehydration. They tested for FLU and anything else they could think of. The Dr's wobbled back n forth saying yes it flu, wait no its not...finally said they didn't know but would treat like flu. Gave her two weeks of antiviral meds, and sent us on our way. Also gave me a weeks worth, since I was in close contact and caregiver. Now keep in mind, even though Momz is 77, she is very healthy and doesn't need any mobility assistance. She is very adamant on not relying on wheelchair or anything …...is afraid once she starts using those, she'll always need them. She started feeling better Monday, but was weak for a week or two after. We jokingly say she had the Canadian flu. I know illness isn't a joking matter....but she is adamant that it wasn't the flu. She says, "I've had the flu, several times in my life, and this WASNT the flu" We obviously have no way of knowing for sure, but ….
  2. same here. this time I'm ready with TheraZinc lozenges, with elderberry and zinc. helps boost the immunity system, and zinc has been proven to help keep 'cold virus' from making itself at home in your system, and common cold is part of the corona virus family....so hoping it helps with the current covid crap too. Also keep our distance, lol
  3. Here's my 2 cents...and thoughts. I don't think they'll send the crew homeward, too great a chance they won't be able to easily get back, depending on what this virus is doing in their home country in the ensuing month. And, they'll need someone to do the deep cleaning that I'm sure they will be doing during this 30days....gives the crew something to do. And then the ships will be spic and span and sparkling when they start welcoming passengers back.
  4. That's exactly what I thought too, we're planning on a lot more breakfast in the MDR. Past trips breakfast and lunch were always in the buffet, but not so much this time.
  5. And thousands die from influenza, but the media doesn't report that. Those of us who are traveling are more likely to be exposed to something on the planes, and other public transportation. Use those wipes on the plane, not just your stateroom.
  6. Hi OnTheGoMom921, the loops do not cross in front of the balconies. I was looking at the NCY port cam this morning, and the Bliss is sitting there in all her glory. The loops do cross in front of the windows that are just above the balconies, but not farther down. https://www.portnywebcam.com/ I personally would stick with the aft balcony because of the large size, and the wider view you get from the aft, but that's just me. Good luck on your upgrade, and enjoy your trip. Tutu
  7. forget the soup.....that's a drink that eats like a meal! and tempura bacon....has me so very intrigued
  8. these threads, and topics always make me think of other things that go on sale, right after 'we' buy them. If you purchased, say a whole new living room set, for lets just say 3k, and the week after it was delivered to you it went on sale for 1500$.....would you be back at the store asking for a refund? or the coffee and end tables to complete the set?? NO, because you obviously were comfortable paying the 3k. Or if the new car you just bought went on sale for a much lower amount than you agreed to pay?? again, NO you wouldn't be back at the dealer asking to be compensated because you paid the higher price. I just don't understand expecting to be rewarded, or compensated, if the cost of what you purchased (at an amount your were comfortable paying) goes down. JMHO....
  9. the trout has mashed potatoes and looks like a couple of green beans....underneath. Hidden by the trout. go figure....
  10. no, you wash it ...the bracelet isn't the straw....it's inside the bracelet.
  11. We got these for our next/future trips:: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GCZJ9YW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and have some stainless steel ones we use at home.
  12. The OP indicated that the flight HOME has already been cancelled, by the airline. I'd be more concerned about this .... and sometimes in life, you just have to 'take the hickey' as an old boss of mine was fond of saying. Granted, I'm sure its a massive chunk of change, but you either, A. take the trip..after first making sure you have a way home. and being extra vigilant around anyone who even hints at being sick...wash the hands, don't touch your face...etc, or B...cancel the whole think, and mark it up to a life lesson (especially if there is no insurance that will reimburse at least some of the cost) just my humble opion
  13. First, Congratulations on the nuptuials, and honeymooning in Hawaii. Now, don't stress...that is actually a great balcony. Protected from the sun, and rain. The only concerns I would have about that room is possible noise from the deck above. We had one on that deck once....and the elephants running were loud, but only during the day. Also noticeable noises when they're moving the deck chairs around. If you're a very light sleeper, you might want to move down a deck, so you have only rooms above and below. Personally, I'd be quite happy in that location. And don't believe all the negative reviews....the ship, and her crew are wonderful. The vast majority of people who are happy with their trip….just keep steppin forward. The complainers are always going to find someone to listen to their complaint, and they love coming on these boards trying to find someone to agree with them. Go in with an open heart, and enjoy this special time in your life. Remember, the universe returns the energy you put out, where your focus goes, your energy follows. If you start out looking for the flaws, and problems....that will come your way. Look for the Rainbows, and blessings.
  14. Hi, We stayed at the PI County Hall and loved it. There are a couple of places on the riverside side of the building, including a McD's. The location is perfect. The walk to Waterloo station was short. as a matter of fact we just booked a TA that will end in Southampton next year, and are planning on staying there again, with the PI Waterloo being our backup choice, depending on availability.
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