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Scottygirl1

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About Scottygirl1

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    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Interests
    Our beach house in Coromandel, spending time with our grandsons and a good wine.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    I love them all !!
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean

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  1. My sister and niece were on this cruise - boarded in Auckland and disembarked in Dunedin. They had to get off then as the new restrictions came into place about 14 day isolation etc if they carried on to Australia. My sister and my niece are now in isolation after being informed by our health authorities that they were exposed to the virus - both on the cruise and also at Dunedin airport where they were most of the day waiting for a flight.
  2. Most travel insurance does not cover pandemics. I know our major policy has this exclusion - thankfully we managed to cancel our holiday before losing much money.
  3. We also cancelled our May cruise before paying in full and lost our deposit. That cruise will not go ahead now due to cruise ships not being allowed to dock in New Zealand. Oh well... $400 down the drain but at least I know what I'm doing.
  4. It does say this so perhaps by May it won't apply? It's crazy. "These temporary safety precautions will remain in place for a projected period of 30 days and will continued to be reviewed daily"
  5. I would imagine that obese people would often be diabetic or have high blood pressure etc. If they are fit and well then I don't think obesity itself would be a reason. It might also be a brave doctor to sign off a morbidly obese person as 'fit to travel' under the current situation.
  6. I think that is covered here: Boarding will be denied to any person with a severe, chronic medical condition, including those specified by the CDC. Guests of all ages will be screened prior to boarding, regarding underlying health issues that may prevent them from sailing, i.e. chronic heart, lung, liver, or kidney disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or cancer.
  7. My sister is currently sailing on a B2B cruise. Does this mean that when the ship gets to Sydney for the start of the second leg of her B2B she will be denied re-embarkation? She is over 70 and suffers from advanced diabetes.
  8. On another thread it mentioned that someone had died from a fall off a balcony? Could it be because of this?
  9. You don't seem to want the truth regarding this. I'm sure you are a lovely person who has cruised for many years but we are not guessing. There are many, many first hand accounts from passengers on these ships. If you don't believe me please go and have a look at David Abel's videos from before the quarantine up to today. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKydRcHz9jhu_t247j7JLUQ/videos
  10. Because that is exactly what happened on the Diamond Princess. Did you not follow that closely? The time spent in their cabins was dreadful. They were given a dust pan to clean the floor, towels were dumped outside the door and the ONLY contact was with a medical professional in full face mask and gown at the door to test for the virus.
  11. No, it's not how it works. You won't have a cabin attendant or a butler. Your meals (such as they are in disposable plastic trays) will be left outside your room. You have to change your own bed, clean your own room and bathroom. I don't think that sounds like fun to me especially as you are then at the added risk of becoming sick. We have certainly cancelled our cruise.
  12. My sister and my niece are also doing that B2B cruise - enjoy 🙂
  13. We have cancelled a May cruise and also will cancel an August cruise. The main reason is not fear of Corona virus but that we are not covered by travel insurance for this event (pandemic/epidemic including corona virus). We had planned a 6 week European holiday involving many thousands of dollars and to not be covered for change of travel plans etc is simply not worth the risk. Thankfully we only lose one deposit, everything else is refundable.
  14. My reason for cancelling our two upcoming cruises (and UK/Europe holiday) is more to protect a financial loss. We can't insure for either a pandemic or epidemic (check small print on travel insurance) and specifically we can't now insure for Corona Virus. We'd be mad to outlay thousands of dollars at the risk of being held up in some country due to the virus. Forget the fear of actually getting the virus, what about the cost of being stuck somewhere and no insurance to cover that? It's a no brainer for us.
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