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Plum Happy

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  1. Trump plans to intervene on allowing Holland America cruise ships to dock in Florida https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/03/31/holland-america-docking-plan-coronavirus-infected-ship-florida/5095406002/
  2. https://people.com/travel/carnival-corporation-says-6000-passengers-are-currently-stranded-at-sea-on-its-cruise-ships/ As of the deadline Monday night, however, CLIA confirmed to PEOPLE that 3.6% percent of its 277 member vessels had not yet made it back, meaning approximately 10 ships with passengers on board are still at sea. Another five are docked but cannot yet disembark.
  3. There was a email sent out by Royal that someone on the March 9th cruise came down with it, someone posted it here. So, it was inevitable that a crew member may catch it.
  4. Because it took the 14 of the crew members to come into contact with the asymptomatic person on the ship. Then it took time for their temperatures to start fluctuate. Several could have it and be asymptomatic as well. The only way to find out is to test all on board the ship.
  5. If you know what ship you want to sail on, search for that ship and show them one (if you can find one) that give you a complete tour of the ship.
  6. What's stoping them from flying into Georgia and driving down? What about those that drive? Just those that fly into the airports? Will the state stop them at the state line? I can see the backup on I-95 or I-75 coming into Florida. Someone didn't really think all this through.
  7. I believe that it means that the ships that they have on order throughout the fleet or in process are secured to completion.
  8. How? Everyday they are doing temperature checks on the crew. Was that done before? Maybe they need to do it on all passengers to stop those who know they are sick from boarding.
  9. Here's another article from the Washington Post - Trump is a long time friend of Carnival Corp. chairman, Mickey Arison. It doesn't paint a rosy picture for Carnival, it could have been any line by what the inactions they took. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cruise-ships-kept-sailing-as-coronavirus-spread-travelers-and-health-experts-question-why/2020/03/20/5b640f14-67e2-11ea-b5f1-a5a804158597_story.html
  10. There's a lot that can be changed and upgrad practices need to go into affect. They need better medical practices on cruise ships. As stated, the current system is aimed at preventing stomach bugs, rather than an influenza-like illness which spreads by air. We can see the changes Royal is making that was brought out via this article, such as taking the temperature of crew members and assess and contain risk that they can cause, all it takes is one sick passenger to spread it to the crew, especially a food service worker. Many of the same health factors that fuel gastrointestinal illness outbreaks are also suspected of contributing to spread the coronavirus.
  11. I think all the crew members who are being sent home will go though quarantine period before they can get on a ship.
  12. There's a very interesting article on USA Today's Travel section in regards to cruise ship inspections with Princess cruise ship as the focus but it is an eye opener in regards to proper medical documentation. I see changes coming within the industry. Princess had a high rate of illness before coronavirus. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2020/03/20/before-coronavirus-princess-cruises-saw-outbreaks-alarming-rates/5047508002/
  13. I believe they do. I have talked to several in the dinning area who have worked with them for a long time says, they pay their air fare to the ship and return home. Most of those going home will probably be on the same flight or at least a lot of them. It surely beats what MSC is doing, trying to bargain with their contractors --->>>https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2020/03/articles/disease/covid-19-appealing-to-loyalty-and-preying-on-fears-msc-cruises-pressures-crew-members-to-waive-right-to-be-paid/
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