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  1. Or if they are taking place we will be afraid to go for fear if one person becomes ill we would be stuck on the ship for a month making circles in the ocean.
  2. Well our cruise was cancelled. I wish we could have gone but I was afraidd if one person got sick after we sailed then no port would let us dock and we would be circling the Caribbean for who knows how long. So I see why the cruise line had no choice but to cancel. We went ahead and took the refund as it just does not seem feasible right now to to try to plan a cruise this fall or winter. (we already had a cruise booked for summer 2021. I HOPE this is all over by then.) That is what we wanted to do. The good thing is Travel guard issued us a credit for our insurance to use at a future date. They understood why we felt we could not plan anything right now.
  3. I can only say about my local county hospital, there the ICU is full and I do know one person there (friend of a friend) fighting for her life there right now because of COVID-19. Which she did not get by cruise ship BTW.
  4. We have not yet canceled our cruise but it is hard to look forward right now. Yesterday my daughter found out she won't go back to work tentatively until April 27th. Georgia's governor has ordered schools to stay closed until then. Now she wonders if school will reopen before August. Our county has been on shut down since Wednesday. Of course I feared this would happen. The first person diagnosed in Georgia who was diagnosed after returning from Milan Italy February 24th, lived in Fulton county. Our county (Douglas) borders Fulton. The Fulton county line is only 4 miles form our house. They say our hospital ICU is completely full which is why the shutdown was ordered. Anyway they know around here the corona virus came directly from Milan, Italy.
  5. Pretty bad here around Atlanta. So far it is traced back to a guy who had a business trip in Milan, Italy who returned home February 24th. (first corona virus victim in Georgia) A few days alter another person who had flew home from Italy was diagnosed. If only they had been quarantined when they got back on US soil. I read where one person on cruisecritic said everyone in the USA with the virus can trace their virus back to the Princess cruise ships. Not Atlanta and the suburbs. As I said, it has been traced back to Milan, Italy. 300 cases in Georgia (yesterday) and so far none have been traced back to those (or any other)cruise ships
  6. They will when they return home. The government could force an on USA soil quarantine as they did to the USA citizens on Grand Princess. ( previously Diamond Princess)300 of them are at Dobbin Airforce Base right now. It is just a crying shame they did not do this when USA citizens flew back from Italy 2- 3 weeks ago when it was known there was an outbreak there. You know allow them back on US soil but then send them to quarantine. Right now we have it in the state of Georgia because of 2 Americans (who lie in Georgia)who came back from a business meeting in Milan Italy on February 24th. We now have 31 cases here.
  7. Well we received notice we can cancel our May 30th cruise up until 48 hours before and get a refund or cruise credit.
  8. My husband's elderly aunt (88) had her senior groups' Myrtle Beach tour canceled. I think all tours for her age group should be cancel though as they are the ones vulnerable from dying form this.
  9. Lol I am more worried about getting here at home before my cruise May 30th. I made a post last week about my concern here on how would I know if that guy I passed the grocery store aisle had not recently returned from Italy Lol! well now the next county over-county line is 5 miles form my house is a guy with coronavirus who, guess what, he had been to a business conference in Milan, Italy. He came home February 22 and got sick February 25th. He passed it to his 15 year old son too. they are at home under quarantine, along with his wife and other child. Their symptoms have been mild so far but if I had passed him in the grocery store who knows? I could have it and my guess is my symptoms would not be mild with my health history. So anyway still looking forward to my cruise unless I am too ill or dead by then lol!
  10. Lol I shop at Walmart and I have been all over Europe.
  11. Well I already discussed having insurance that you can cancel for any reason. But surely most tourist hotels and tour companies in Italy are refunding people hotel deposits and tours deposits. However, yes, sometimes you may have to eat the cost. sometimes we may have to say "I've lost money but I would rather not chance my health."
  12. However I am more concerned I could get here at home. I am 65 almost 66 and have had diabetes 30 plus years so the risk for me is higher. However, both upcoming cruises we have booked are in late spring/early summer when the risk should be minimal. So right now I am more worried about getting it at the grocery store. How do I know if Joe Blow that I passed in the aisle was not in Italy last week? My feeling is yes we need to be cautious but that does not mean we should stop enjoying life.
  13. Carnival did that some time back. The far majority of their bookings are non refundable. It seems they only offer a few refundable ones. I know we booked a cruise for next summer with them, British Isles, and at first the travel agent said non refundable so we said then we are not booking then as it is over a year away. (deposit was $900) Who knows what could happen. Well he talked to them and came back and they had backed down and allowed us to book and we can get that back if we cancel before final payment which is March 2021. Anyway we asked was this because of corona virus and our TA said no they have had this policy for a few years now. We had no idea as the last cruise we have done with them was 2004.
  14. I am thinking of my self. What others do or not do is their decision. We have always gotten that. However if the flight is canceled because an airline makes the decision not to fly into Italy for the time being wouldn't they refund people or at least give them a voucher for future use?
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