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Currently on Oasis and there is an outbreak of Norovirus. In Jamaica and no one is allowed off. Anyone on know the extent of how bad it is? Anyone know/hear what happens next??

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13 minutes ago, nbsjcruiser said:

Sorry if this is a duplication.

 

Just got a facebook message from my So who is on the Oasis. Oasis was turned away from Jamaica because of a Noro outbreak. Apparently there are 150 people sick on board. Not sure if it will be allowed to dock in Cozumel tomorrow or not.

 

Do please keep us updated on the info you're getting ....

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4 minutes ago, OCruisers said:

 

Do please keep us updated on the info you're getting ....

will do

 

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They just announced that everyone will receive a full one day of onboard credit based on what was paid in cruise fare, due to the jamaican govt. Not allowing us to disembark. We will be leaving for falmouth early and heading to Cozumel. I wonder if they will allow us off the ship there?  The crew is having to work extra hard and are doing the best they can. 

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Captain just announced we are leaving Falmouth and heading to Cozumel. The Jamaican government did not let the ship let off the passengers.

They are refunding the equivalent of one days fare.

Of the approx 8000 people on board, captain said 2% are affected.

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Yep, about to pull out.  The 2% figure is of the 8000+ people onboard including the crew.  So the number of people sick isn't huge.  Off to Cozumel now. DH said I can't spend the extra obc!  We'll see.

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Posted (edited)

It was the most appropriate one I found that combined Oasis with noro. It is very rare that something has not already been discussed on CC. 

Edited by Biker19

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2 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

I think Biker has forgotten his roots. Very unlike him to wake up a old thread. 

I think you have me confused with someone else - I almost never start a new thread. 

 

Biker, who couldn’t take advantage of the extra Flowrider time as everyone else had the same idea. 

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1 minute ago, Biker19 said:

Biker, who couldn’t take advantage of the extra Flowrider time as everyone else had the same idea. 

 

That’s truly unfortunate.

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Alcohol kills influenza virus which is airborne.Rhinovirus is sensitive to acids ( vinegar, citric). Above 80 degrees  at 81 degrees F there is no transmission of the influenza virus. It survives up to 4 days on surfaces and survives in the air at low temperatures, it needs to be wiped off.Cats and dogs do not get either.,only primates do. Avian influenza is not a major dilemma for humans for it is not easily transmitted to us and is not contagious from one human to another human. We take a large spray bottle of alcohol and another of vinegar to spray our hands after washing. We hit the room surfaces with everything including clorax wipes and we finally spend time with an utraviolet light wand charged up before we go. I still got sick the last day of the cruise from a cougher on the elevator.

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This is just crazy. We’re hunkered down in our room because I’m so scared of getting sick. Captain says we’re all getting onboard credit. We already have onboard credit that we have no use for. Prepaid for everything before we got on the ship. Anything we can do about this? Is a credit possible? This is our first cruise in 15 years and will most likely be our last. Not just because of this, just realized we’re not cruise people.

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1 minute ago, Raycin said:

. Anything we can do about this? Is a credit possible? 

You should get a letter with the details but the OBC will likely be refundable so it will be credited to your credit card on file. 

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Dear Ray, I think you start a new thread with this post of yours. Title it ' This is just CRAZY'.  Good luck

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Following along.... we sail on Oasis this sunday.
But... my wife and I think we were sick with noro mid december....and from what I have read we would potentially be immune for about 14 weeks. So, fingers crossed we wont have to worry.
Hope everyone makes a speedy recovery!

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20 minutes ago, Raycin said:

This is just crazy. We’re hunkered down in our room because I’m so scared of getting sick. Captain says we’re all getting onboard credit. We already have onboard credit that we have no use for. Prepaid for everything before we got on the ship. Anything we can do about this? Is a credit possible? This is our first cruise in 15 years and will most likely be our last. Not just because of this, just realized we’re not cruise people.

How about getting a nice massage to relieve your stress? 

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5 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

The lifeguards are wiping down the rails on the pools.  

 

Someone just blew chunks on deck 16 port side.

 

We are safe up in the SL.

 

Forgot to add, someone vomited in the casino's mens room last night.  I just figured it was a drunk. Guess I was wrong.

 

Is that one of the benefits of the SL, that noro isn't allowed in? 

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10 minutes ago, Canadian Tyler said:

Yes the captain said if you do not use the onboard credit on the ship, it will be refunded to your method of payment.

Good to know!! Thanks 

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1 minute ago, Oneluckywoman said:

How about getting a nice massage to relieve your stress? 

Not a bad idea....maybe I can put all my onboard credit toward that??? 🤔

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17 minutes ago, Raycin said:

This is just crazy. We’re hunkered down in our room because I’m so scared of getting sick. Captain says we’re all getting onboard credit. We already have onboard credit that we have no use for. Prepaid for everything before we got on the ship. Anything we can do about this? Is a credit possible? This is our first cruise in 15 years and will most likely be our last. Not just because of this, just realized we’re not cruise people.

Sorry you feel you are not cruise people.  You either like it or not.  As far as the Noro, it happens.  Happened to us and sounds like it was handled the same way you are experiencing with staff giving you everything so no one touches anything to spread germs.  Try to enjoy yourselves and keep washing your hands and watch what you touch.

 

The CDC actually came onboard when our ship had Noro.  I will say the crew and staff did everything humanly possible to get it under control. 

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51 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

It was the most appropriate one I found that combined Oasis with noro. It is very rare that something has not already been discussed on CC. 

You'd be surprised how many times outbreak happen's but doesn't get talked about on here. Few times been after sailing, even one I was on.. 2% isn't bad BUT can double/Triple within couple days or less as people carrying it but no symptoms yet.  We then can hear about it is from cruisers having a delayed boarding next sailing

Edited by ONECRUISER

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6 minutes ago, ONECRUISER said:

You'd be surprised how many times outbreak happen's but doesn't get talked about on here. Few times been after sailing, even one I was on.. 2% isn't bad BUT can double/Triple within couple days or less as people carrying it but no symptoms yet.  We then can hear about it is from cruisers having a delayed boarding next sailing

 

Ha I am one of those people! I'm watching this thread like a hawk - we are on the next sailing.

I don't mind a delayed boarding if it means a disinfected ship! I mostly feel bad for those currently on board & hope it stays contained. Both for their sake & our sailing as well!

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