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I say if it makes you feel better, go for it. We do not.

 

We do not, because we believe that you stay healthier if you let you body fight off some germs, and get sick easier if you live in an overly sanitized world.

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I wipe down major things and don't feel bad for doing it.

I have not checked for bed bugs though, maybe I should add that to the list.

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We do.. Have gotten noro once on a ship. Once was one too much. It takes a couple of minutes for peace of mind.

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No but I do wash (rewash) all of our clothes when we get home in our own washing machine :) That might be strange to some people but a lot of the on board washing is done in giant washing machines with mesh bags separating many people's clothes.

 

I even have a separate washing machine at home to wash our dogs gear and my daughter's horse rugs :)- there is no way those are going in our usual machine!

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No but I do wash my hands all the time on ship. I try to not touch my face. There are just to many surfaces to worry about every single one I touch.

 

We sailed after a Noro outbreak and it was eye opening, as in no self service ANYTHING until the end of the cruise. Very weird in the buffet. According to the crew at different levels of illness they have different levels of precaution. Everything was sticky from the cleaner they used. Could not enter until you washed your hands not just the sing song washy washy but cones and ropes set up

 

Not even salt shakers on tables. Nothing extra in rooms no books and "magazines"

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Since first encounter with noro virus , we swipe in

every cabin or hotel room using Clorox wipe's on every handle , switch and most importantly , the TV Remote ( research shows it to be the most germ infested item in any cabin or hotel).

Lets face it , stewards are in a rush to prepare cabin for us so don't count on disinfecting .

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we didn't until we started cruising with our then 3 yo. If an adult can be trusted not to put his hands in his mouth after touching a whole bunch of stuff and to wash his/her hands properly and often, a kid cannot.

 

So, now we use Lysol wipes on the plane and in the ship stateroom. And yes, the wipes turn totally black after I wipe the surfaces in the bathroom and in the cabin itself.

 

And for those who asked if we are afraid of noro... YES. We've had it, it's not fun, the kid was terrified of puking and dehydrated. Who would volunteer to have it?

 

Our friend was patient zero (noro) on one of the cruises and spent 5 days out of a 10 days in confinement in his cabin. I doubt that the cabin was properly disinfected after he disembarked.

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No, I have a healthy immune system.

I thought so too, until my kid went to school and started bringing a whole lotta of germs, bugs, viruses and other crap from other kids home. I hadn't had any colds/flu/URI/etc. for years prior to that. Once he started school, I found out my immune system is not all that healthy after all.

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Are you going to walk around the ship disinfecting everything else that you touch on the ship? Or maybe wearing gloves whenever you leave your disinfected cabin? I figure that everyone needs to contact a good bunch of dirty surfaces every day to improve body's your germ fighting ability.

 

DON

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Sometimes I forget the wipes but I never forget the bug check. The last thing I want is to find out that I have had a hitchhiker come home with me!!! Bugs I can see and kill is one thing ones that attack in the dark are a whole other thing.

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I knew this thread would go this way. Some people have been a little cruel here, but when you have a life-threatening illness and a compromised immune system, you take precautions. I do what I can to stay as safe as possible. Please don't call me (or anyone else) a germaphobe - perhaps you could just say a prayer that I never get sick. It could jeopardize my life or at the very least, put me in the hospital. :(

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I thought so too, until my kid went to school and started bringing a whole lotta of germs, bugs, viruses and other crap from other kids home. I hadn't had any colds/flu/URI/etc. for years prior to that. Once he started school, I found out my immune system is not all that healthy after all.

 

I have been through that phase and am well out the other side. In addition, I worked in a primary healthcare centre where I was coughed and sneezed on pretty much daily. I haven't worked for a few years but no-one has told my immune system!

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we didn't until we started cruising with our then 3 yo. If an adult can be trusted not to put his hands in his mouth after touching a whole bunch of stuff and to wash his/her hands properly and often, a kid cannot.

 

So, now we use Lysol wipes on the plane and in the ship stateroom. And yes, the wipes turn totally black after I wipe the surfaces in the bathroom and in the cabin itself.

 

And for those who asked if we are afraid of noro... YES. We've had it, it's not fun, the kid was terrified of puking and dehydrated. Who would volunteer to have it?

 

Our friend was patient zero (noro) on one of the cruises and spent 5 days out of a 10 days in confinement in his cabin. I doubt that the cabin was properly disinfected after he disembarked.

What surfaces, the floor.

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No never. Though after my last cruise I was got a terrible chest infection. Though I think that was my 8 hour flight home.

 

I have since read that aeroplane surfaces are filthy and you would be better off to give your tray and arm rest a wipe down

 

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