Aunt and Uncle Removed from Sapphire Princess

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#21
Georgia
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Ok, I agree with other posters:
  1. She needed medical treatment the ship could not provide.
  2. She was highly contagious.
  3. I doubt the "remove you" language unless they refused to leave or there is more to the story ...
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#22
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Hi All

Simple case of doctor knows based, and while doctor can not remove a passenger from the ship, one quick call to the Captain and he would give that instruction.

May be full details will come out time,

stuck in a port with good health care and straight forward ways to get home, are not a real problems,

her aunt having an illness that bad that the doctor wants you off ship is,

yours Shogun
#23
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Originally posted by bigeagle12
I doubt the "remove you" language unless they refused to leave or there is more to the story ...
Me too, otherwise they would not have BOTH been asked to leave just because one is ill.... granted that is what most spouses would do or risk a divorce, but that isn't up to the Captain
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#24
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Just from my recent medical ctr experience, the Dr and his staff were wonderful. I had a 102 temp, had to be quarantined for 2 days with the nurse coming to take my temp several times to monitor -temp had to be gone for 24 hrs before I could leave cabin. This was my first, and I hope only, experience in 20 cruises. Both my DH and I were very pleased with the professionalism and service of the medical team.
#25
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was the last day in maui we had 4 plus days at sea and i had gallbladder issues the doc told me he would get off cause 4 days at sea would be to risky had a surgery spent a few days in maui wasnt the best end of a cruise .now i travel with travel insurance one good thing since i was still in the U.S my medical expenses where covered . but hotel and air short notice wasnt great for the creidt card . my dw did book a return cruise a few months later so i could enjoy the great food i missed
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#26
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Originally posted by echotumi
was the last day in maui we had 4 plus days at sea and i had gallbladder issues the doc told me he would get off cause 4 days at sea would be to risky had a surgery spent a few days in maui wasnt the best end of a cruise .now i travel with travel insurance one good thing since i was still in the U.S my medical expenses where covered . but hotel and air short notice wasnt great for the creidt card . my dw did book a return cruise a few months later so i could enjoy the great food i missed
So you had reg health ins but no cruise ins?
That should have covered your hotel/flights.
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#27
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Originally posted by runnerodb83
Firstly, very sorry to hear about your aunt's health issues...

I'm sure there's more to it than the Doc giving the boot to them however and its probably for the better either way. The Doc may not want to take the risk of treating her especially if your next 4 days or so will be at sea back to Los Angeles. Alternatively, if she has some communicable disease that's spread by coughing, wheezing, etc, I'm sure the Doc/Captain have good reason. I'm sure Princess will try to accommodate in some fashion, and if they purchased, travelers' insurance, that's something that will help too. I'm sure they did this for a very good reason, not only for the health and safety of your aunt, but also other travelers on the ship. Also, it must be imperative because princess now risks a PVSA violation (unless Ensenada was the first stop on this cruise)....
Just a point of clarification: Ensenada is always the final port on all Princess Hawaiian cruises.
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#28
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Unless the travel agency has it wrong on their website the April 10th cruise shows Ensenada as first.
#29
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Originally posted by Cruisin' Chick
Just a point of clarification: Ensenada is always the final port on all Princess Hawaiian cruises.
Not to mention it is not a "distant" foreign port, so it would not have cured the problem of a non-RT cruise from a US port.
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#30
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The only scenarios that seemed to make sense are:

1) She was highly contagious or

2) She had something that was not treatable on the ship if it got worst.

Their behavior seem to make more sense if it is 2) and they think she was well enough to make it back to the mainland. Thus, incurring expenses which they believed was unwarranted would make them upset (mad?) at Princess.
But, if she did get worst, Princess could have been liable. Need more info.
#31
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Originally posted by deadzone1003
The only scenarios that seemed to make sense are:

1) She was highly contagious or

2) She had something that was not treatable on the ship if it got worst.

Their behavior seem to make more sense if it is 2) and they think she was well enough to make it back to the mainland. Thus, incurring expenses which they believed was unwarranted would make them upset (mad?) at Princess.
But, if she did get worst, Princess could have been liable. Need more info.
Even this would not have warranted them both being asked to leave.... there has to be more to the story.
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#32
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Yes, we were disembarked in Costa Rica for medical reasons. Our mother spent nine days in the hospital in San Jose. Thank goodness for travel insurance. It paid the complete hospital bill, and the food and hotel cost for my sister and I (nine days worth), and the plane ride home for the three of us and the nurse that traveled with Mom.

The doctor on the Coral never threatened Mom with disembarkment but strongly recommended it. He did it because he was afraid that her condition would worsen while at sea or in a less desirable port.

I hope your Aunt is feeling better and can get home safely.
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Originally posted by cherrybear
Yes, we were disembarked in Costa Rica for medical reasons.
OT - cherrybear.... Where did you get my Avatar??? I've been using it for years and have never seen another the same!! It 'does' have a story!!
#35
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Originally posted by cherrybear
Yes, we were disembarked in Costa Rica for medical reasons. Our mother spent nine days in the hospital in San Jose. Thank goodness for travel insurance. It paid the complete hospital bill, and the food and hotel cost for my sister and I (nine days worth), and the plane ride home for the three of us and the nurse that traveled with Mom.

The doctor on the Coral never threatened Mom with disembarkment but strongly recommended it. He did it because he was afraid that her condition would worsen while at sea or in a less desirable port.

I hope your Aunt is feeling better and can get home safely.

i hope your mom is better now! it sounds like you had great insurance. may i ask what kind of travel insurance you purchased?
#36
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Originally posted by toberman
OT - cherrybear.... Where did you get my Avatar??? I've been using it for years and have never seen another the same!! It 'does' have a story!!
O/T: From a friend on Facebook. It doesn't have any special meaning for me so I changed it to one that does. I just thought it was cute.
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#37
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Originally posted by vjmatty
Even this would not have warranted them both being asked to leave.... there has to be more to the story.
Even if the doctor did say what was said, was he looking at both of them or just her? There's alot more to this story. If he was looking at both of them, then highly contagious disease scenario makes more sense. But, I'm just speculating like everyone else due to only hearing one side of a story.
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Originally posted by cherrybear
O/T: From a friend on Facebook. It doesn't have any special meaning for me so I changed it to one that does. I just thought it was cute.
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#39
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I totally agree. The OP states her Aunt and Uncle will not sail Princess again but won't give us details.

Originally posted by highheel girl
I agree, we are only getting a partial story.
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#40
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Originally posted by deepriver719
My Aunt and Uncle have been on more than 25 cruises. They do have health insurance, and travel insurance, and they certainly are not unruly people. They have been on 25+ cruises. Needless to say they will no longer cruise with Princess.
I'm sorry your aunt and uncle had to leave their cruise early. Fortunately they have insurance and should not suffer financially. Hopefully the doctor was simply acting out of an abundance of caution, but best wishes for a speedy recovery otherwise.

In my experience people asked to disembark by a ship's doctor have a highly communicable disease, have a condition the doctor suspects might turn critical at any time, or have a condition the doctor feels might lead them to harm themselves.