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Old January 24th, 2014, 12:41 PM
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I just got this email from someone on the Explorer. She wrote it last night. Sounds dreadful to me.

The Captain cancelled the welcome back reception for tonite. There are over 200 who reported so far with the noro virus symptoms. We are not stopping at "Labadee" but continuing on to San Jaun. Will get there ard 8 pm and stay there til 10 pm the next day. The tables in the dining room were very sparse with diners.

Three at our table have it. They are offering free consultation at the medical office if you are sick. The pool deck is open today. The promenade is empty. Pushing the hand washing and the "washy-washy". Took the salt and pepper off the tables. Using paper packets. Serving food from the wind jammer - no self self. Doing a lot of cleaning and disinfecting. Hopefully they get it contained.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 12:49 PM
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That sounds awful - hope it doesn't get any worse and that your friend stays well.

How far into the cruise are they?
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That sounds awful - hope it doesn't get any worse and that your friend stays well.

How far into the cruise are they?
Left on tuesday from bayonne
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Left on tuesday from bayonne
They left in a terrible snow storm.

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I just got this email from someone on the Explorer. She wrote it last night. Sounds dreadful to me.

The Captain cancelled the welcome back reception for tonite. There are over 200 who reported so far with the noro virus symptoms. We are not stopping at "Labadee" but continuing on to San Jaun. Will get there ard 8 pm and stay there til 10 pm the next day. The tables in the dining room were very sparse with diners.

Three at our table have it. They are offering free consultation at the medical office if you are sick. The pool deck is open today. The promenade is empty. Pushing the hand washing and the "washy-washy". Took the salt and pepper off the tables. Using paper packets. Serving food from the wind jammer - no self self. Doing a lot of cleaning and disinfecting. Hopefully they get it contained.
Here is a link to the CDC report, 281 passengers and 22 crew as of when the report was filed.

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp/surv/out...lorer_seas.htm
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Here is a link to the CDC report, 281 passengers and 22 crew as of when the report was filed.

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp/surv/out...lorer_seas.htm
Wow, thanks, didn't know they were obtainable. Good to know.
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Wow, thanks, didn't know they were obtainable. Good to know.
You're welcome. You can also look at the inspection scores and the reports associated with the inspections on that site too. Just look under vessel sanitation program and pick the ship you are interested in checking out.
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You're welcome. You can also look at the inspection scores and the reports associated with the inspections on that site too. Just look under vessel sanitation program and pick the ship you are interested in checking out.

That's great info..thanks again.
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That's a big one there, hopefully they contain it well.
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I sympathize with the passengers and crew. Awful to get sick on their dream vacation or to be on a "sick" ship.

I'm sure the crew is working extra hard to contain it.

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Woah! I hope they contain it and everyone is ok.
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I sympathize with the passengers and crew. Awful to get sick on their dream vacation or to be on a "sick" ship.

I'm sure the crew is working extra hard to contain it.

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How is 10% a small outbreak, That's alot! One out of every 10 people you see on the cruise is sick?

Could the reason be they are skipping the stop in Labadee is because that don't want the Noro to spread to the island when other ships from Royal Caribbean and Celebrity fleet would catch it to?
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I wouldn't want to be on the next sailing, but take sanitizer and disposable gloves if you are


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When I cruised last, they really pushed you using hand sanitizer as you entered restaurant, but then you handled the menu, which I thought then negated the hand sanitizer.

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Hope they feel better. We are on that cruise for 1/31. Don't no what happens

It usually causes a delay in sailing while the crew does a massive cleaning of the ship. That ship will be cleaner than its ever been after that virus outbreak..LOL.
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How is 10% a small outbreak, That's alot! One out of every 10 people you see on the cruise is sick? & days to go on the cruise, what happens if even more get sick? which is very much likely to happen isn't it?

Could the reason be they are skipping the stop in Labadee is because that don't want the Noro to spread to the island when other ships from Royal Caribbean and Celebrity fleet would catch it too?

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How is 10% a small outbreak, That's alot! One out of every 10 people you see on the cruise is sick? & days to go on the cruise, what happens if even more get sick? which is very much likely to happen isn't it?

Could the reason be they are skipping the stop in Labadee is because that don't want the Noro to spread to the island when other ships from Royal Caribbean and Celebrity fleet would catch it too?

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I'm on the ship in March so I hope it's all cleaned up by then! I feel bad for those on this sailing and the next sailing.


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