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  1. Another option I don’t believe many people know about if you really want to carry CFAR after final payment. This method also applies to all the other coverage as well. Within 15 days of the deposit, obtain whatever coverage you can get for the minimum premium for the policy you choose. For CFAR the policy will usually require you to cover the entire non-refundable costs. But you only need to lock in the policy early and can add to it as you incur non refundable costs. At the time of final payment you can then decide whether to cover the full cost or not and you still have the medical coverage.
  2. Yes. And it is really irresponsible of people to be planning cruises for April or May. We are way to far from containing this virus. We can’t just go from lockdown to cruising overnight. Too many people just don’t get it. Not only cruisers.
  3. People over 65 are NOT more susceptible to the virus. They MAY react more if they do get it but it is being shown that there are just as many cases in those under 65 and many of those are in the ICU.
  4. It was just broadcast there is no requirement from the US to return home.
  5. Fine to discuss, but why would anyone be calling the overloaded call centers with such a ridiculous question. People have legitimate issues which they need answers to. I don’t agree at all with requiring different conditions based on age but a letter this week will be no good in 60 days anyway. Agree also that most doctors will not sign such a letter.
  6. Many people over 70 do not have any of those maladies you mentioned just as many under 70 do have them. Let them say any people with specified health problems cannot board but to make age alone a justification to deny boarding is just wrong. I participated in a study which confirmed my immune system was no more suppressed than people under 50. I have not even had a cold in years. Some elderly are more susceptible but many are not. Did you suddenly become a larger risk the day you turned 70 than you were at 69?
  7. And I knew a 20 year old athlete who suddenly dropped dead of a heart attack. What’s your point? The point some of us are trying to make is that age alone should not be a trigger point. And I don’t believe the CDC mandated this as some suggest. They made recommendations and the cruise lines pounced on it.
  8. This is all BS. A person over 70 must have written proof they are healthy while anyone younger can just “overlook” their health issues. Age only enters the picture because older individuals—as a group—tend to have a tendency toward more issues. A young person with the same infliction as an older person will have the same response to the virus.
  9. And why limit it to age? No doctor I know would sign such a note. Too much liability. Stopping cruises for a period of time will have very little effect on spread except to delay it. First cruise to go out will undoubtedly have infected people. One person suggested that all crew would be virus free. How would that be insured?
  10. I was scanning rather quickly through your great photos in LA and wondering if most/all were from the hop on/off bus. Grandson (18) wants to see Santa Monica after graduation and I was wondering the best way to tour. Do you have a link/name for their info? Would like to find out stop locations to find a close hotel.
  11. Most others were not sent to their home states. As for the other lady, I can’t imagine anyone would administer chemo to someone who may have been recently exposed to the virus. It may seen harsh but going on the cruise was not her best decision under the circumstances and timing.
  12. While we may or may not agree with mass quarantine, I thought the condition for them to be taken off the ship was that they would ALL be in quarantine sites. I would not be happy if I were sent somewhere while others were sent home, even with supervision. The more vocal should not get special privileges. The poor woman waiting for chemo cannot even go home to her own bed. Just because your husband is giving you grief in the cabin is no reason for special treatment either. I’m sure everyone is stressed.
  13. Do you think those in charge have not thought of your questions and come up with solutions? Quite possibly the crew are better protected than those who are taken off the ship in groups and put on buses and planes. How long do you think a virus can survive without a host? Sanitizing will be sufficient and anything further is only to appease people who don’t know better. There is nothing wrong with expecting HEALTHY crew members to continue working at something.
  14. Check with your airline. Many are changing policies right now and you may be able to get future credit.
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