Nova Virus on Pride of America
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As for the food, reviews on that are always subjective, but let me say that most feel that good food is not a strength on any NCL ship.
We are very concerned to hear about the outbreak on the ship. There seem to be a lot of bad food reviews . If this virus is so bad to we have any chance of cancelling and getting our money back? Is there anyone else who has been on the last couple of trips who is more positive that the other reviews?Where did you read of a recent outbreak? I have not seen any mention of this on the NCL forum.
We read about it on Cruise Critic a few hours ago but going back to look now for the link it has been removed. This is probably more concerning??Removal may have been because someone said something they shouldn't - not because anyone was trying to hide something about an outbreak of Noro.
I wouldn't cancel a cruise because of something like a possible Noro problem. Just wash your hands, etc. and be careful about what you touch. You can get Noro anywhere - school, work, the supermarket. The risk is there unless you never leave your house.
I would not cancel the cruise at all. They will deep clean the ship before you get on.
The food is better on NCL in the Specialty Restaurants so you can always eat there. We have been on 5 NCL cruises and that is where we started out with out cruises many years ago and since I did not know better I thought the food was awesome. Since I have been on Costa which was the worst ever we then went to Carnival and then thought that food was better. After 5 cruises with them they went downhill for us and now we like Celebrity the best. Royal Caribbean is also to on our list. Like everyone says, food is subjective.
We only hear about it when the percentage of crew/guests reaches a certain level that requires reporting to CDC.
Use good hygiene as a habit in your everyday life and, of course, keeping yourself clean will carry over to your time aboard the ship.
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In the grand scheme of things it's quite rare.
Here is a link to the CDC website. These statistics are updated in near real time.
As others have said, Noro can be anywhere. You have probably had it yourself several times in your life and did not even know that is what it was.
I too looked at the CDC website and there is no listing for POA having an outbreak
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If you let the possibility of catching something like this scare you off of crusing then you should probably not fly, stay out of malls, avoid public transit, keep your children home from school, not go to your place of employment, never ever visit a hospital and hunker down in your home forever. I don't want to sound mean but you live with these viruses every day in everything that you normally do.
I have been on cruises where there have been outbreaks of something and never gotten sick myself. Just take good precautions and your chances of becoming ill will be minimized.
We read about it on Cruise Critic a few hours ago but going back to look now for the link it has been removed. This is probably more concerning??As others have suggested, don't cancel your cruise! Just take precautions. Wash your hands frequently and don't touch your face with your hands.
Or, did you even get insurance?
We are very concerned to hear about the outbreak on the ship. There seem to be a lot of bad food reviews . If this virus is so bad to we have any chance of cancelling and getting our money back? Is there anyone else who has been on the last couple of trips who is more positive that the other reviews?You do know that the chances of you getting NORO virus is greater in a hotel, restaurant, gym, school, etc. than on any cruise? It is people like you that bring the virus on to cruise ship.