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  1. Thank you fstuff1 and pofflesfor your responses it all makes sense the way you explained i.t.
  2. I am so confused here maybe someone can shed some light on this. I booked directly thru CAS took the room they gave me and then upgraded to the haven. (I did not have a land based casino cert) So If I want the FCC I am assuming the admin fee, casino upgrade fee, and gov tax/port fees are put in that FCC that is now 125%. I am looking at my confirmation guest copy for the cruise that was to be march 29th and now canceled. I prepaid the DSC and Bev sev charge so does that get included in the FCC as well? Now we purchased a 3 dining plan and a water pkg as well. where does that go since that falls under amenities? The other thing is that there are 4 of us on the reservation. The 3rd and 4th bought the dining. thanks
  3. Yes correct, however there are some trip ins polices that you can make them primary and your own health ins would be 2ndary. B/C other wise you do have to wait for a denial letter from your own ins and then go to get reimbursed from your travel ins. And it can be quite time consuming. So there are other options out there , you just have to research the right one for you.
  4. You can go to the trip insurance store and he explains all the diff policies or call them they may be able to help. Even if it past final payment there were policies in the past you could get as well. I did a mock quote for a 7day trip with each person costing $3000 and the ages of 55 and 56 to see what would be offered. The initial pymt date of feb 2019 and the trip takes place march 29- april 5 2020 However now on the site it says in bold red the following. All the policies say ins needed to be bought before Jan 21 ,2020. ** The 2019-nCoV Coronavirus outbreak is now a known event and any Travelex Insurance plan would have had to been purchased prior to Jan 21, 2020 for the policy to cover you for Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption**
  5. For those who asked here is the email that I found from someone who posted on CC Astuart@ncl.com The basic NCL contacts (no FDR contact) LINK: https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/norwegian-cruise-line-ncl/
  6. This cruise ship is QT in Japan now. https://www.fox13news.com/news/report-japan-quarantines-cruise-ship-after-previous-passenger-tests-positive-for-coronavirus
  7. I first don't understand why this is such a disaster here for some . And feeling " level of hygienic inconvenience is unnecessary " This has trickled down from the CDC and WHO ( world health org) to implement enhanced screening, prevention and control measures for ships globally. When it is declared a global health emergency as this virus has been. This is implemented to keep everyone as safe as can be. Let me play devils advocate here. For 1 they are doing the temps at the ports as an eval. Right? So lets say someone is going on a cruise and has flown in from china. They go through the airport and are a febrile. Great they pass that test. SO now they check in the hotel overnight before their cruise. They feel fine. Next day at port get scanned and are a febrile again--great pass that test. Get on board and 3 days into the cruise they start with upper respiratory symptoms. Now the only place that can test to see if this person has the virus is the CDC. So now they need to QT them and eval. By this time they have been in contact with a ton of people. (off the ship and on the ship) See the domino effect here. Much is unknown about how 2019-nCoV, a new coronavirus, spreads. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by 2019-nCov in Wuhan, China had some link to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Later, a growing number of patients reportedly did not have exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread. Chinese officials report that sustained person-to-person spread in the community is occurring in China. Person-to-person spread has been reported outside China, including in the United States and other countries. In addition, cases asymptomatic spread of the virus have been reported.This has occurred in Germany. So now the thinking is that you are contagious before you have symptoms. Entry screening alone is not a guarantee against the possible importation of this new virus but is an important public health tool during periods of uncertainty and part of a multilayered government response strategy. As new information emerges, CDC will reassess entry screening measures and could scale activities up or down accordingly. This new virus is no joke. This is a rapidly evolving situation. It needs to be taken seriously. Especially since the federal gov issues a mandatory quarantine and the last time that happened was 50 years ago. The gov has several military basis in place across the US to be used a QT holding facility if needed. Medical facilities and Home based nursing care now all have protocols to follow as well.
  8. What did you come down with ?Just curious
  9. Maybe instead of going to Buffet go to one of the restaurants--its probably quicker and your food will be warmer when you get it.
  10. Thank You for the info. She was at the corp level I assume.
  11. I don't think it is panic. Its a virus that is emerging and they do not know everything about it. If its not a big deal then Why did the Americans that were evacuated from china need to go to a military base and need 3 days of CDC screening. If neg they can leave and will need to be followed up for another 10 day or so by their public health dept. If they do not want to stay for the 3 days of screening it will be discussed with the CDC and other depts as how to handle it. So yes this is a big deal.The State Department issued a Level 4 advisory for Wuhan, meaning Americans should not travel to the city while the virus has an impact. It ordered personnel working at the US Consulate in Wuhan to depart for the United States.
  12. I saw on the news that they were doing screenings at JFK airport. I thought it was strange that they did not include Newark for it is a huge international hub. I do know they did add on Newark a few days later. They 1st started out with 5 airports and now it has expanded to 20 around the country. I understand that they are doing the temps at the ports and denying embarking if someone has a temp of 100.4. However If someone is ill and takes Motrin lets say and the temp comes down-- they will pass the temp test.( This is just a Hypothetical situation.)Maybe this person doesn't believe he has the virus or frankly doesn't care and wants to go on a long awaited vacation. I always think of those that come to port and answer the questionnaire they give you and that you have to sign. (like for Noro) fever, diarrhea, vomiting.etc. Some answer truthfully and some may not. So with the coroavirus you could have been exposed and not have known it. Then you board the ship and between 2 - 14 days show symptoms of coronavirus. Now CDC has been updating info on transmission as they assess all the people sick. China originally stated it was exposure to the animal markets in Wuhan with animal to human transmission. However the latest data states there is a growing number of patients that did not have exposure to the animal markets. Meaning person to person transmission is occurring. Yet until further data is available -- it is unclear how easily it is to get the virus. The recently emerged 2019-nCoV is not the same as the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or the coronavirus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). However, genetic analyses suggest this virus emerged from a virus related to SARS. There are ongoing investigations to learn more. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available from the CDC. Plus this was just released by the CDC today: The CDC just released this: Re the 1st case known of person to person contact in US. https://www.statnews.com/2020/01/30/cdc-first-known-case-person-to-person-spread-new-coronavirus-us/ It is a developing virus and is new so not everything is know about. This is what makes it so difficult.
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