Zuiderdam - Still Code Red?

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#1
Vancouver
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Going on the Zuiderdam next Saturday May 17th and read in a post that they did a full clean in 2 ports.
San Diego and Vancouver.

Noro and some other nasty stuff lingering around.

Seems bad if they can't get it under control.

Anyone that can comment on the current situation on board?

Going on board with a 23 month old who is hyper sensitive.
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The Third Coast - Nashville
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It was code red when I got off the ship in Vancouver this past Saturday. I was on for 4 days, and this was the first time I've ever been on a ship that was Code Red the whole time - quite inconvenient.

I didn't personally meet anyone who was sick, or had been sick, but I saw people doing things that weren't good hygiene in general. For instance, the couple in the Lido who coughed into their hands and then touched everything.

Roz
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People do all sorts of gross things in the lido. That's one of the many reasons I don't like eating there.

Good luck OP!
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Originally posted by Roz
It was code red when I got off the ship in Vancouver this past Saturday. I was on for 4 days, and this was the first time I've ever been on a ship that was Code Red the whole time - quite inconvenient.

I didn't personally meet anyone who was sick, or had been sick, but I saw people doing things that weren't good hygiene in general. For instance, the couple in the Lido who coughed into their hands and then touched everything.

Roz
We have been on quite a few ships that were in Code Red.

On a 15 day Hawaiian cruise, we were in Code Red for 13 of 15 days. Library closed, pools closed, even for a while the beauty salon was closed.
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#8
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Hi Frank, just chatted with HAL to ask about the Code Red and they told me that they had no report of this.

We board this Saturday and I am concerned...........
#9
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Originally posted by tabteks
Hi Frank, just chatted with HAL to ask about the Code Red and they told me that they had no report of this.

We board this Saturday and I am concerned...........
Nothing to be concerned about. If it wasn't safe, they wouldn't let new pax board.

Take the necessary precautions and your cruise will be fine.
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Originally posted by Typhoon1
Nothing to be concerned about. If it wasn't safe, they wouldn't let new pax board.

Take the necessary precautions and your cruise will be fine.
Safe? What does that mean exactly? They will let pax on but I'm pretty sure they give the option to cancel.
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Originally posted by cruz chic
Safe? What does that mean exactly? They will let pax on but I'm pretty sure they give the option to cancel.
option to cancel ????
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Originally posted by tabteks
Hi Frank, just chatted with HAL to ask about the Code Red and they told me that they had no report of this.

We board this Saturday and I am concerned...........
I an in the l ido now looking at empty hot tubs and no self service- we have passed 48 hours. We are definitely in code (I believe red).

We have only heard AGI on board. No one has said Noro or Norwalk at any time.

we had salt and pepper and normal code orange in Vancouver but right back the next morning. Crew has been GREAT- I feel bad because the are.working so hard to keep everything clean.
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#13
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Originally posted by we're sailing away....
option to cancel ????
Yes, if they have major problems I think every cruise line will give you an out when you go to board so I'm not really sure what your question is. Please let me know.
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Please excuse my ignorance about colour coding. Can someone inform me what these codes mean? I' guessing that these codes have similar meanings to traffic lights. Green means go. Red means stop. Orange means use caution. Am I on the right track?
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Originally posted by cruz chic
Safe? I'm pretty sure they give the option to cancel.
Think again. They will not give you an option to cancel.

DON
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Originally posted by donaldsc
Think again. They will not give you an option to cancel.

DON
What makes you think that. I have heard of specific instances. It wouldn't happen for cruise further down the road lets say in july but if you were boarding next i'm pretty sure that would be an option.
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Originally posted by donaldsc
Think again. They will not give you an option to cancel.

DON
Our 2012 Baltic cruise, we were advised by email, two days before cruise, of late boarding for deep cleaning and were given the option to cancel for full refund or rebook to a later date. We were already in Europe, so went ahead and sailed - code red for first week of cruise, but fortunately we didn't get sick.

Since the illness was on the San Diego to Vancouver segment, and seems to be continuing on the Alaska segment, it must be from passengers who are also on the continuing segment - or from crew. Sure hope they get a handle on it soon or it will be a very long Alaska season for the Z.
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Originally posted by pv girl
Our 2012 Baltic cruise, we were advised by email, two days before cruise, of late boarding for deep cleaning and were given the option to cancel for full refund or rebook to a later date. We were already in Europe, so went ahead and sailed - code red for first week of cruise, but fortunately we didn't get sick.

Since the illness was on the San Diego to Vancouver segment, and seems to be continuing on the Alaska segment, it must be from passengers who are also on the continuing segment - or from crew. Sure hope they get a handle on it soon or it will be a very long Alaska season for the Z.
Thank you. I was positive I had heard it before.
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hi

I live in Massachusetts. we have had break out at local hospitals, schools hotels, State Parks. Noro is not just a cruise sickness.


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#20
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Originally posted by donaldsc
Think again. They will not give you an option to cancel.

DON
I read a report where they gave the people boarding in Vancouver the option to cancel and book a future cruise instead.