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Old April 13th, 2005, 09:18 AM
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Default Hundreds Of Bed Bug Bites Sicken Couple On Cruise

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A Florida couple was treated after being bitten by hundreds of bed bugs during a vacation cruise on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, according to Local 6 News. Alan and Nathalie Wasserstorm said their vacation aboard the Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas was ruined by the infestation of bed bugs.

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Thanks for posting this for about the 4th time in this forum. I suppose they only have news services where you live?


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Thanks for posting this for about the 4th time in this forum. I suppose they only have news services where you live?


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Yes, but what I really want to know is what RCI's surcharge was for the extra bed bugs? Is it $3.95 for all the bugs or $3.95 per bug? Is there a coupon in the C&A book to cover the first set of bugs? What if you have friends traveling with you? Can they use your C&A coupon if you don't want any bed bugs in your cabin?
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Yes, but what I really want to know is what RCI's surcharge was for the extra bed bugs? Is it $3.95 for all the bugs or $3.95 per bug? Is there a coupon in the C&A book to cover the first set of bugs? What if you have friends traveling with you? Can they use your C&A coupon if you don't want any bed bugs in your cabin?

Silly, the bed bugs are free for C&A members but can be transferred to non-members through their "for a friend" program on sailings of 7 days or more.
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Old April 13th, 2005, 10:47 AM
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This repeating of old news is really starting to bug me now.


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How old of a story can it be when the article was posted on April 11????

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How old of a story can it be when the article was posted on April 11????
I guess that depends on the individual..........how many bed bug postings until it gets old to you? lol
I realize that it's right up there on the gross scale with the 'diaper wringing lady', but those bugs didn't swim onto that ship.........if they have to start inspecting all the luggage we bring on the ship and inspect every passenger for signs of the nasty creatures before we are allowed to board, would that put a damper on your cruise experience?
can we please put these bugs to bed now??

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Yes, but what I really want to know is what RCI's surcharge was for the extra bed bugs? Is it $3.95 for all the bugs or $3.95 per bug? Is there a coupon in the C&A book to cover the first set of bugs? What if you have friends traveling with you? Can they use your C&A coupon if you don't want any bed bugs in your cabin?
Wow $3.95 thats a bargin..
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Bed bugs can happen anywhere. I suppose this couple will never stay in another hotel room or rent another vacation house/villa.

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But they certainly managed to make the news!
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I'd still like to know what cabin......or even which deck
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Doug and Stretch, that was hilarious!

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Stretch,are they transfering bed bug credits,from Celebrity sailings...?
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I believe that the bugs are $3.95 apiece unless you are in a suite, in which case the suggested retail price is $5.50.
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