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    Celebrity, Seabourn
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    Hong Kong

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  1. I guess I just don’t understand the whole temperature check before going into any restaurant or other public venue. I just don’t see how that can work and still use social distancing. Can you imagine the lines to get into the GDR——if you’re distancing, the line could go all the way to the front elevators. Can you imagine how this would work on a mega ship?
  2. Had our March 11 cruise cancelled four days into the cruise (ordered to return to Miami) and we haven't heard one word about our refund. Have had our TA calling and emailing every so often, and he hasn't heard anything other than "we're overwhelmed".
  3. Another thing I would like to point out is, on the cruise starting March 11, the ship was very empty, with maybe 500 passengers or less on board. We saw crew members wearing hazmat suits going from room to room disinfecting everything. The odor was so noxious that I had to be very careful to avoid the areas where the crew was working so as not to exacerbate my asthma. They weren't playing any games once it was confirmed that COVID was on board.
  4. I was on Riviera during this incident, and I’m convinced it was a coverup because three days after we were required to leave the ship, we got an email that the man did have COVID. This same man who was evacuated off the ship only gave his interview to CBS news more than a week later. I think the ship personnel had an idea he was sick with COVID because of the symptoms he displayed, but decided not to tell us in order to avoid a Grand Princess scenario
  5. How do the cruise lines decide where to go during this time? I’ve been watching the movements of O ships, and they’re moving around quite a lot. Riviera started in Miami, then went to Nassau, Freeport, Nassau, Miami, Nassau and now she’s back to Miami. Regent Explorer has been shadowing Riviera. Lots of ships in Tenerife, mostly Costa and Mein Schiff. And a whole lot of ships seem to be either anchored or just bopping around.
  6. What do you mean, we’ve been played? This is not some photoshopped thing. Just go to triblive.com and put “parked aircraft” in the search box.
  7. If you look closely at the picture, you will see jets parked on the runway at Pittsburgh International Airport. This is just a small portion of all the jets that are there, and have been there for two weeks. At last count, there are 126 jets, of every size, parked there.
  8. Dr. Fauchi just said on ABC World News Now that he expects more than 200,000 deaths and millions of cases from COVID-19, in the US alone. If those numbers from the CDC doesn’t put things into perspective, nothing will. I don’t see any cruising for at least a year, and I see some lines going bankrupt or at the very least, cutting the number of ships in their fleets. It wouldn’t surprise me to see HAL and Princess cutting their fleets, and the smaller cruise lines like Crystal, Azamara and Oceania going away completely. Like I said, this is just my opinion based on the idea that we won’t see cruising until over a year from now.
  9. Riviera is moving NNE at 16 knots. Regent Explorer left at about the same time as Riviera.
  10. If cruise lines start deciding who is or is not fit to cruise, you’re getting into violations of the ADA. Just like cruise lines cannot ask a disabled person what their disability is, courts could decide that cruise lines cannot ask specific questions about one’s health. It’s all a right to privacy issue. Also, if cruise lines start restricting passengers based solely on age, that could also bring on lawsuits, based on age discrimination. Yes, I know cruise lines have rules that ban those under 18, but when you mess with the Boomers and their right to cruise, you’re messing with the wrong people. I could see AARP getting involved.
  11. You know, I didn’t think about that. So I wonder if there were two cases.
  12. When our Riviera cruise was cut short, we had to find flights home, and unfortunately no American flights worked for us, so we had to fly Delta. Called American and told them that we couldn’t use our return flight because of our cruise being cut short, and they immediately gave us a voucher for a future flight, with no time limit.
  13. You all are not going to believe this one. My sister got a call at 8:30 pm from NCL trying to get her to book a cruise. Really, NCL? The woman said they have some really great deals to offer us, so why can’t we just book something now? Sis said “How can you be calling about booking a cruise when no one knows what’s going to be happening with this virus and when any ships will be cruising?” The woman said “We’re not asking you to get on a ship now, but just book something.” Is NCL in financial trouble? I can’t believe they are trying to sell cruises when no one knows when we will be out of this COVID-19.
  14. I do want to make a few points with regards to this passenger. In his interview, he stated he got a look at his chest X-ray and said his lungs were almost totally black from infection. Now, wouldn’t a properly trained medical professional take notice that, in this time of COVID-19, that nearly totally infected lungs could very well point to COVID? Add to this is the fact that the passenger said he was coughing and couldn’t breathe, especially when laying down. It’s too bad we don’t know if the patient’s EKG came out normal, along with blood tests for cardiac enzymes, which if normal, would mostly eliminate cardiac issues. I do blame this passenger for waiting so many days before going to the medical center, and I question his decision making because he and his wife did go on shore excursions, possibly infecting hundreds of innocent people. In retrospect, not announcing this issue at the time probably saved all of us from becoming a quarantined ship. But nonetheless, I still question the decisions made by the medical staff and the Captain.
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