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  1. Still going! Getaway March 22 [emoji4] Sent from my iPad using Forums
  2. No plan B for us! We leave out of New Orleans 3/22 and I’m taking extra meds and my laptop just in case. But I do wish everyone would think beyond the immediate and remember that these companies would be crippled if they let everyone rebook to a later cruise. Same reason the airlines are not waiving change fees unless it is to those international hot spot cities. Think about this...if they just let people rebook, ships would probably be sailing at let’s say at 50%. But the cost for crew and actually operating the ship does not change. If they flat out cancel all cruises for say 6 months then they still have crew contracts they have to pay. If they don’t pay out the contracts then those crew don’t earn money. That’s 250,000+ people. Either way they are operating at a major loss. The ports who depend on the cruise industry also lose tons of money. It’s just a bigger problem than one individual. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Sent from my iPad using Forums
  3. Grab a beer at the first bar we pass and go explore a bit, then go eat lunch! Leave 3/22 and can’t wait!! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  4. I leave March 22 and no way I’m canceling. So I say go and enjoy! From what I’ve read the ship wasn’t supposed to dock until Saturday so they aren’t actually stuck at sea right now. Unless people are sick or were on the prior cruise, people aren’t quarantined in their cabins. The tests results for those being tested will be done tonight and if any are positive they will decide the best way to disembark. I really don’t think they will repeat the diamond princess fiasco and keep everyone in the Petri dish. That certainly didn’t work. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  5. Thank you for doing this! We sail March 22nd so this is perfect timing. Have a great cruise! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  6. The CDC website will lead you to the EPA website which gives a list of what will kill norovirus. It basically comes down to alcohol does not kill it so you need bleach or hydrogen peroxide based products. Hospital grade probably guarantees it will kill it but I'm just going off what I've read on the EPA website. Most hand sanitizers are alcohol based. I'm on the 12/15 sailing so I'm reading as much as I can find on this!
  7. The CDC reports 3,602 passengers on the last cruise with 127 reported cases of Noro and 6 out of 1,769 crew with it. It is only reported to the CDC if it is "2% or more of the passengers or crew" (according to the CDC website) so if it's only 40 passengers this week we may never see an official report from the CDC. Hopefully next week it is totally gone!
  8. I'm on the Joy Dec. 15th and since it is on it's second consecutive cruise with a Noro outbreak (Panama Canal cruise confirmed by CDC, current week "reported" on social media but obviously not on CDC website yet), I appreciate the tips. I can't see carrying around gloves, but I will carry wipes with me that are on the EPA list of disinfectants that kill Noro (https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-06/documents/list_g_norovirus.pdf) and obviously wash my hands all the damn time. My fear is getting noro at the beginning of the cruise and being confined to the cabin for the entirety! So we will wipe down the cabin and be very vigilant about what we touch. I agree with Deeliteful - how in the world do they disinfect ALL of the casino chips between cruises? Does anyone know what they do in that area? My husband plays a lot of blackjack!
  9. It's outside the theater, will be well marked on the map of the ship you receive before you board.
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