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My husband and I both got really sick the week before our 12/8 Carnival Breeze cruise and we ended up cancelling on 12/6 when it was apparent we were not going to be well enough to cruise.  If anyone here was on that cruise - you're welcome.  😊  We stayed home and didn't spread it around.  Fortunately, we bought insurance so we received a refund.  We never used to buy it, but you can bet we will from now on. 

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31 minutes ago, cruisemom2 said:

My husband and I both got really sick the week before our 12/8 Carnival Breeze cruise and we ended up cancelling on 12/6 when it was apparent we were not going to be well enough to cruise.  If anyone here was on that cruise - you're welcome.  😊  We stayed home and didn't spread it around.  Fortunately, we bought insurance so we received a refund.  We never used to buy it, but you can bet we will from now on. 

 Wonderful news , did you receive a full refund ? And if you did which company did you purchase it from ?

Need to know information for the CC community :classic_wink:

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On our cruise in 2015, I was in the casino and a man sat down next to me.  Within minutes, he started coughing, never covering his mouth.  After a few minutes of that, I got up and went to another machine.  Shortly afterwards, he came and sat down next to me again with his coughing. 

 

We stayed at the port one more day.  That night, I started coughing.  The next day flying home, I continued to cough only I did it in  my sleeve.  The following day I had to go to a Doc in the box.  X-rays showed I had pneumonia and my oxygen level was in the low 80's.  They called for an ambulance and shortly after, I was in ICU and isolation.  

 

Three days of ICU, one day in a private room still in isolation, then five days in a regular room.  I had pneumonia, influenza and sepsis.  Ironic part...I had gotten both pneumonia shots and the influenza shot.  Wound up affecting my heart and had to get a defibrillator implanted.  Had I not gotten those shots, I probably wouldn't have survived.

 

So, no matter how prepared you think you are, if it's going to happen, it will.  That's why we always have and always will get the insurance.  If that had hit me on the ship, can you imagine what it would have cost me without insurance. 

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Agree RWolver!  

 

It is not about to vac or not vac, really.

 

It is not that Carnival should have on board the test to verify you have flu vs bronchitis.  

 

It is about others not being considerate, lack of hand washing, and etc.   Even with those things, the air is the air and that is why many illness are "airborne" illness.  

 

We avoid the Lido buffet at all costs.  Even if you sanitize and/or wash your hands before getting your food, are others?  If we grab something from Guy's burger and go to the toppings bar, we use the red cloth napkins to touch the tongs and handles.  

 

We do not use our hands to hold on to railings on the steps as we walk down.  I you need a hand rail to walk down/up steps, maybe us the elevator, push the button with back of hand or knuckle.  

 

Lets no mention the ice cream machine!  Hubby is a huge fan and now he grabs a blue cloth napkin to touch the lever every time.  

 

It only took hubby a norovirus in 2016 for us to learn as cautious as we had been doing we were over looking those few things I just mentioned above.  

 

Don't tell hubby I added his pic, IV and all in Carnival's infirmary.  

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Edited by a1m1y9
Forgot to add the note about ice cream!

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17 hours ago, BoDidly said:

 Wonderful news , did you receive a full refund ? And if you did which company did you purchase it from ?

Need to know information for the CC community :classic_wink:

I bought the insurance through Carnival when I booked the cruise. I'm sure I overpaid but it was easy and turned out to be well worth it. We did get a full refund - Carnival refunded the taxes back to the credit card we used to book the cruise within a couple days. It took AON  about six weeks to send us the check for our cruise fare but I figured the holiday season may have been the reason it took so long. I was happy to wait for it.  😊

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