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1 hour ago, ace2542 said:

That is not the same person. A person has died in the UK he has come of a carribean cruise last week but they won't say which one. He is the second person to die within the UK itself.

 

Someone should be notifying all the passengers from that cruise, and potentially the ones on that ship now. 

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On 3/6/2020 at 8:14 PM, TNhome said:

We agree on this!  I am just curious how things have changed.  At this point Princess really can't afford more bad publicity.  I just wondered what steps are being taken on the ship to protect the employees as well as the cruisers.  We have no plans on cancelling our cruise 3 weeks out. 

No changes on the Royal last week.  Only the questionnaire when boarding.

 

Expect some changes after they announced some on Saturday.

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1 hour ago, tattydog said:

Sorry!, it should have read “Unless” you have those other health problems!

thank you , I should proof read before posting 🤦🏼‍♀️

 

 

We all make mistakes I have posted some real doozies on different forums read them later when I was not falling asleep or just waking up and slapped my forehead...lol

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Posted (edited)

The State Department has issued a warning to all Americans, and not just people that are sick, to avoid getting on cruise ships due to coronavirus risk. What will you do?  Are you going to cruise or cancel? This is horrible.

Edited by MsSoCalCruiser

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5 minutes ago, MsSoCalCruiser said:

The State Department has issued a warning to all Americans, and not just people that are sick, to avoid getting on cruise ships due to coronavirus risk. What will you do?  Are you going to cruise or cancel? This is horrible.

Booked on the Grand Princess in 4 weeks. If she sails, we will be on her!

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1 hour ago, MsSoCalCruiser said:

The State Department has issued a warning to all Americans, and not just people that are sick, to avoid getting on cruise ships due to coronavirus risk. What will you do?  Are you going to cruise or cancel? This is horrible.

What I do agree with is every person has to make their own choice based on what they feel their health can handle.I would not, cannot chance it with my health issues!

 

 

Edited by Reader0108598

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2 minutes ago, Reader0108598 said:

What I do agree with is every person has to make their own choice based on what they feel their health can handle.

This exactly but they’re worried about the spread of the virus. I really want to book a Princess cruise and unfortunately I’m afraid I might be one that can’t handle it.

Edited by MsSoCalCruiser

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6 minutes ago, Chipster2 said:

Booked on the Grand Princess in 4 weeks. If she sails, we will be on her!

I doubt that the Grand will sail in 4 weeks.

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1 minute ago, npcl said:

I doubt that the Grand will sail in 4 weeks.


It’s amazing how many people have blinders on. 

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15 minutes ago, Charles4515 said:


It’s amazing how many people have blinders on. 

Not sure what you mean by this, could you please be more clear?  The way this disease is spreading, I would not be surprised if no pleasure cruises are sailing in four weeks.  Do you think that is unreasonable?

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On 3/7/2020 at 2:36 PM, leck57 said:

 

The virus is, in most cases, arriving and spreading in countries via people getting of planes, not cruise ships. Why aren't people making the same comments in relation to the airline industry? 


They have.

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On 3/7/2020 at 5:41 PM, neverbeenhere said:

For the believers of the great cruise ship in the sky, why do you worry at all? 
 

We have numerous cruises booked this year and won’t cancel any of them. Hoping to get a few fare reductions. 


Good for you.  👍

Enjoy your cruises. 🙂

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Would love to cruise right now but we are caregivers to my 100 y/o mum, and though we would travel with loads of excess meds, couldn’t reasonably extend our absence.

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1 hour ago, Justalone said:


Good for you!  🙂

Highly unlikely you will get infected with Covid-19 if you are healthy and not 60+, do not have underlying heath issues like HBP, diabetes, heart, kidney, lung disease, and/or have a compromised immune system.  (See CDC website for details).  And recommendations from Dr. Fauci.

Enjoy your cruise.  And for others who decide to “just do it.”  👍👍👏👏

 I’m not sure where you got your information from but this is not correct. You can get infected with covid-19 no matter who you are. You can be healthy and under the age of 60 and still be infected with the virus. The virus is much more dangerous if you are over the age of 60 and have underlying health issues.

 

Stay well.

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55 minutes ago, MsSoCalCruiser said:

 I’m not sure where you got your information from but this is not correct. You can get infected with covid-19 no matter who you are. You can be healthy and under the age of 60 and still be infected with the virus. The virus is much more dangerous if you are over the age of 60 and have underlying health issues.

 

Stay well.


Yes, of course everyone young and old are at risk for being infected with Covid -19.  But for those  above 60,    with underlying health issues like HBP, diabetes, heart, lung, and liver disease,  compromised immune system are at greater risk of getting sick, and dying.   The underlying health issues, and compromised immune system also applies to everyone , young and old.
For me, cruising is non-essential travel.  I can wait until a vaccine is developed,tested, and available to the public.  Some say between 12-24 months from now.
I can wait to take a cruise vacation.  Cruise is just not that important to me.  I will take other kinds of vacations like road trips, and glamping where I will not be placed in a crowded contact situation with strangers, as on cruise ships.

Wishing safe travels to all who decide to “go for it” now.  Their choice.  Their decision. 

Edited by Justalone

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What is the latest on the Diamond passengers that were in quarantine? Are any of them still in quarantine?

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5 minutes ago, lexusgirl12 said:

What is the latest on the Diamond passengers that were in quarantine? Are any of them still in quarantine?

David Abel is still testing positive and in Japan

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10 minutes ago, Justalone said:


Yes, of course everyone young and old are at risk for being infected with Covid -19.  But for those  above 60,    with underlying health issues like HBP, diabetes, heart, lung, and liver disease,  compromised immune system are at greater risk of getting sick, and dying.   The underlying health issues, and compromised immune system also applies to everyone , young and old.
For me, cruising is non-essential travel.  I can wait until a vaccine is developed,tested, and available to the public.  Some say between 12-24 from now.
I can wait to take a cruise vacation.  Cruise is just not that important to me.  I will take other kinds of vacations like road trips, and glamping where I will not be placed in a crowded contact situation with strangers, as on cruise ships.

Wishing safe travels to all who decide to “go for it” now.  Their choice.  Their decision. 

Just to be clear those over 60 and with pre-existing conditions are more likely to have a severe case of the illness, those younger, without conditions are just as likely to get the illness, but with mild symptoms or asymptomatic. Though even for the younger age groups are not risk free.  Mortality for those under 50 are at about .2%, those 50-59 at 1.3%.  Much lower compared to those over 60, but certainly not risk free.

 

There is some evidence of lower infection rates in children under 18, but pretty consistent in groups 20 and up.

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2 hours ago, Justalone said:


Good for you!  🙂

Highly unlikely you will get infected with Covid-19 if you are healthy and not 60+, do not have underlying heath issues like HBP, diabetes, heart, kidney, lung disease, and/or have a compromised immune system.  (See CDC website for details).  And recommendations from Dr. Fauci.

Enjoy your cruise.  And for others who decide to “just do it.”  👍👍👏👏

I think this is incorrect. If you are young and healthy the chance that you will have a  life threatening case of Covid-19 infection is small,  but it is still quite possible that you will contract it and carry it home to your family and neighbours, where it might compromise their health. And of course there is the possibility that your ship or you will be held in quarantine if you or anyone else on your cruise should happen to have symptoms.

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2 hours ago, ceilidh1 said:

Anyone have any info about this?

 

The governor said the passenger arrived from Fort Lauderdale. The only ship I can find  fitting the time frame is the Costa Luminosa.

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While I don't think the sky is falling I am also not naive in believing that this is going away anytime soon.

My reasoning being their is no vaccine or medication to cure the virus, test kits aren't readily available, there are increased cases everyday and there is no indication how this virus will react as the weather gets warmer.  People keep comparing this to the flu which is giving a false sense of security.  There is a vaccine for the flu as well as a treatment if it's caught early. My concerns for cruising are ,if people can't even wash their hands when asked to do so at the buffet what are the odds that they will report to the medical center if they show symptoms of the flu or coronavirus? Will they continue to roam the ship eating at the same tables as healthy people? Every time someone sneezes will you wonder if they are contagious? All the hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes won't save you if you are stuck in the theater next to someone who is hacking. Even if you don't get sick are you willing to be stuck on a ship if they can't return because it's under quarantine?   

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11 minutes ago, Iamcruzin said:

While I don't think the sky is falling I am also not naive in believing that this is going away anytime soon.

My reasoning being their is no vaccine or medication to cure the virus, test kits aren't readily available, there are increased cases everyday and there is no indication how this virus will react as the weather gets warmer.  People keep comparing this to the flu which is giving a false sense of security.  There is a vaccine for the flu as well as a treatment if it's caught early. My concerns for cruising are ,if people can't even wash their hands when asked to do so at the buffet what are the odds that they will report to the medical center if they show symptoms of the flu or coronavirus? Will they continue to roam the ship eating at the same tables as healthy people? Every time someone sneezes will you wonder if they are contagious? All the hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes won't save you if you are stuck in the theater next to someone who is hacking. Even if you don't get sick are you willing to be stuck on a ship if they can't return because it's under quarantine?   

 

Excellent post.  I'm starting to become a bit disgusted with those who are so blind as to say "it's just the flu, it's overhyped".  No, it's actually not - it's different.  If that was the case, why are cruise ships being quarantined?  Why do test kits exist?  Do you think Italy and China and South Korea should have just said 'oh, this is overhyped...' and done nothing? 

 

It's a pretty selfish view to assume that because the US has failed so gravely in testing (which face it, is the reason the cases are still so low) everyone needs to just act like this is status quo and put blinders on for the real risks.  For people who have cruises, plane tickets and accomodations booked, it's absolutely 'worth the hype' because we must, if we have any sense, start to consider alternatives to our travel plans, suck as it might.

 

We may actually have to start caring about other people sometimes - and those who are older or high-risk NEED us to.  

Edited by WorkerBee74

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For all those that say just do it.....I would say think twice...being one who just returned from Carnival Panorama this afternoon, the waiting game was nerve-racking.....even though at embarkation all cruisers on our sailing knew the potential of a quarantine..... when we were faced with the reality .... it didn't really compute.  The fact that 2 weeks of your life( in this case 4000+lives, including 1000 children) could be determine by the results of a test on 1  person is quite mind blowing.

 

BTW I actually took extra snacks and clothing, to be prepared...but nothing prepared me for the feeling I felt when we were informed about the ill passenger before disembarkation started. Even though from first announcements it sounded like she would test negative...actions by the ship made you think otherwise.

 

Just be prepared mentally.....

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1 hour ago, idahospud said:

The governor said the passenger arrived from Fort Lauderdale. The only ship I can find  fitting the time frame is the Costa Luminosa.

 

You'd be correct:

 

 

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