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Plum Happy

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  1. If you know what ship you want to sail on, search for that ship and show them one (if you can find one) that give you a complete tour of the ship.
  2. What's stoping them from flying into Georgia and driving down? What about those that drive? Just those that fly into the airports? Will the state stop them at the state line? I can see the backup on I-95 or I-75 coming into Florida. Someone didn't really think all this through.
  3. I believe that it means that the ships that they have on order throughout the fleet or in process are secured to completion.
  4. How? Everyday they are doing temperature checks on the crew. Was that done before? Maybe they need to do it on all passengers to stop those who know they are sick from boarding.
  5. Here's another article from the Washington Post - Trump is a long time friend of Carnival Corp. chairman, Mickey Arison. It doesn't paint a rosy picture for Carnival, it could have been any line by what the inactions they took. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cruise-ships-kept-sailing-as-coronavirus-spread-travelers-and-health-experts-question-why/2020/03/20/5b640f14-67e2-11ea-b5f1-a5a804158597_story.html
  6. There's a lot that can be changed and upgrad practices need to go into affect. They need better medical practices on cruise ships. As stated, the current system is aimed at preventing stomach bugs, rather than an influenza-like illness which spreads by air. We can see the changes Royal is making that was brought out via this article, such as taking the temperature of crew members and assess and contain risk that they can cause, all it takes is one sick passenger to spread it to the crew, especially a food service worker. Many of the same health factors that fuel gastrointestinal illness outbreaks are also suspected of contributing to spread the coronavirus.
  7. I think all the crew members who are being sent home will go though quarantine period before they can get on a ship.
  8. There's a very interesting article on USA Today's Travel section in regards to cruise ship inspections with Princess cruise ship as the focus but it is an eye opener in regards to proper medical documentation. I see changes coming within the industry. Princess had a high rate of illness before coronavirus. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2020/03/20/before-coronavirus-princess-cruises-saw-outbreaks-alarming-rates/5047508002/
  9. I believe they do. I have talked to several in the dinning area who have worked with them for a long time says, they pay their air fare to the ship and return home. Most of those going home will probably be on the same flight or at least a lot of them. It surely beats what MSC is doing, trying to bargain with their contractors --->>>https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2020/03/articles/disease/covid-19-appealing-to-loyalty-and-preying-on-fears-msc-cruises-pressures-crew-members-to-waive-right-to-be-paid/
  10. Yes, I saw it on the news yesterday. Thanks
  11. There are a group of women in Honduras that can't even get home since they have closed the border. They were to be there for 4 days and are stuck with little money. They can't even get the State Department to help. Everyone needs to get home, wherever they come from. 🤨
  12. https://www.cruisehive.com Carnival is letting their crew go from the Spirit since the ports in Seattle and Vancouver aren't allowing ships in until July 1st. This may happen to all ships that will service these two ports.
  13. If that was the case, they would have told them this when they hired them, but there are lots of crew members who have blogged about their time aboard the ships. Senority rules, has always been that way.
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