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1 minute ago, Travelcat2 said:

 

 I am horrified by this (and do know where the information came from and it was not from the poster but rather from a friend of the poster).  

I would be too! 

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8 minutes ago, Kiwifromkiev said:

 

 

Most of us would not have seen this discussion. There is no reason to disclose other person's information, even if you did see i somewhere. There is a reason why most - if not all - people here use handles. if a person is concerned about someone's age just referring to your/your DW/DH etc "age" or "age to be of a concern" is sufficient, without going into specifics. IMHO

 

Sorry for double post.  I am obviously furious!

Edited by Travelcat2

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4 minutes ago, Kiwifromkiev said:

 

 

Most of us would not have seen this discussion. There is no reason to disclose other person's information, even if you did see i somewhere. There is a reason why most - if not all - people here use handles. if a person is concerned about someone's age just referring to your/your DW/DH etc "age" or "age to be of a concern" is sufficient, without going into specifics. IMHO

 

Thank you for your post.  I have mentioned that we are both "targets" of the coronavirus (and I have not stated my age either...... when asked I say that "cats don't tell their age".  

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Just now, Travelcat2 said:

 

 "cats don't tell their age".  

Digressing - if a cat has 9 lives, how do you count their age - as a cumulative or start each time all over again? if this is the former, than you can have a cat who lives to celebrate 100 y.o. and get a card from HRM (if you are in Commonwealth) 🙂 

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Just now, Kiwifromkiev said:

Digressing - if a cat has 9 lives, how do you count their age - as a cumulative or start each time all over again? if this is the former, than you can have a cat who lives to celebrate 100 y.o. and get a card from HRM (if you are in Commonwealth) 🙂 

 

Love the way that you think!😿

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Posted (edited)

Is Regent giving all passengers the little 2 ounce spray bottles of Germstar hand sanitizer?

Edited by shuguley

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17 minutes ago, Travelcat2 said:

 

To be clear, I have NEVER stated my DH's age on CC (nor have I discussed his health).  I have posted that we at risk due to his age and my immune-compromised system.  I am horrified by this (and do know where the information came from and it was not from the poster but rather from a friend of the poster).  

 

P.S.  I did discuss his BIG birthday last year but did not state his age.  

Please, I know who you think provided that info. False!  When the birthday photos on your blog etc. came out, I was quite amazed at the age. I also complimented both of you, and I think your husband looks very fit and would have guessed he was between 70 and 80. I think he is adorable.

Now, let's talk about Elder Abuse!

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25 minutes ago, shuguley said:

Is Regent giving all passengers the little 2 ounce spray bottles of Germstar hand sanitizer?

 

According to what I've seen on CC, they are providing the Germstar hand sanitizer.

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21 minutes ago, TrulyBlonde said:

Please, I know who you think provided that info. False!  When the birthday photos on your blog etc. came out, I was quite amazed at the age. I also complimented both of you, and I think your husband looks very fit and would have guessed he was between 70 and 80. I think he is adorable.

Now, let's talk about Elder Abuse!

I am sorry, I do not know you, TB, and neither I know TC2. However, somehow your posts about her and her DH appear to be  "backhanded" compliments. If you are genuinely concern and find TC2's DH "adorable" this is really a good time to stop.

 

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43 minutes ago, Kiwifromkiev said:

Digressing - if a cat has 9 lives, how do you count their age - as a cumulative or start each time all over again? if this is the former, than you can have a cat who lives to celebrate 100 y.o. and get a card from HRM (if you are in Commonwealth) 🙂 

 

This may be a good time to thank you for your posts.  In my opinion only, every time a "cat" beats the odds, their age resets:classic_biggrin: 

 

Actually, these posts are very off-topic.  While I remain upset, it is best to stick to the topic.  Again, thanks so much for the support that we are receiving.

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The good news express just doesn't stop.

 

3 Port Everglades staff confirmed to have Covid.

https://www.fox13news.com/news/port-everglades-cruise-passengers-warned-after-employees-test-positive-for-coronavirus

 

I think it's going to just be a matter of time until cruises start getting outright cancelled. Europe is not looking good, Italy virtually under lockdown, Spain rumored to be next,  employees in Florida ports who meet and greet thousands of people,  yuck.

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Here's hoping 5/4 gets cancelled/I want cash back rather than a credit with Regent for 2 years

 

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I'll be talking to the future cruise consultant, Eddie, tomorrow about staying onboard the Mariner at the end of the current World Cruise for the next cruise: San Francisco to Vancouver, June 4 - 17.  I live about 40 miles from Vancouver, and this way I can avoid having to deal with two airports plus two shuttle busses to get from San Francisco to Bellingham, WA, where the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Whatcom County was identified today.  I can take Amtrak from Vancouver to Bellingham.  I'm also planning to take my next Regent cruise:  a back-to-back Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Seward to Vancouver staring July 1, ending July 15.  

 

At this point, we still don't know where we're headed after Fremantle (Perth) on March 19, but I trust Regent to take care of us.  I've said it before: not all cruise lines/ships/itineraries are created equal.  There's a big difference between boarding a 2500-3500+-passenger ship that routinely takes 4- to10-day cruises with a lot of passenger "churn" and a history of recent visits to coronavirus hotspots, and a 700-passenger ship that routinely takes longer cruises and has no history over the past 6 months of attending ports that are in hotspot areas.  I feel safer here on the Mariner than I would at home.  

 

Everyone has to make their own decisions based on circumstances.  I've made mine.

 

Lana (currently anchored near Kangaroo Island, Australia)

 

 

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10 minutes ago, behooves said:

Isn't Port Everglades Fort Lauderdale?

Yes. I’ve edited the post. It’s actually much larger than Miami but Regent uses Miami’s port.

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13 hours ago, Travelcat2 said:

 

According to what I've seen on CC, they are providing the Germstar hand sanitizer.

We are on Splendor now, NO  small hand sanitizers given out. But great idea!,

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8 hours ago, ArtsyCraftsy said:

I'll be talking to the future cruise consultant, Eddie, tomorrow about staying onboard the Mariner at the end of the current World Cruise for the next cruise: San Francisco to Vancouver, June 4 - 17.  I live about 40 miles from Vancouver, and this way I can avoid having to deal with two airports plus two shuttle busses to get from San Francisco to Bellingham, WA, where the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Whatcom County was identified today.  I can take Amtrak from Vancouver to Bellingham.  I'm also planning to take my next Regent cruise:  a back-to-back Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Seward to Vancouver staring July 1, ending July 15.  

 

At this point, we still don't know where we're headed after Fremantle (Perth) on March 19, but I trust Regent to take care of us.  I've said it before: not all cruise lines/ships/itineraries are created equal.  There's a big difference between boarding a 2500-3500+-passenger ship that routinely takes 4- to10-day cruises with a lot of passenger "churn" and a history of recent visits to coronavirus hotspots, and a 700-passenger ship that routinely takes longer cruises and has no history over the past 6 months of attending ports that are in hotspot areas.  I feel safer here on the Mariner than I would at home.  

 

Everyone has to make their own decisions based on circumstances.  I've made mine.

 

Lana (currently anchored near Kangaroo Island, Australia)

 

 

I am loving watching your journey.  We will be on the Vancouver to Seward portion of your Alaska cruise and are considering adding the return cruise to make a back-to-back as well.  I have to say your authenticity and thought process is very helpful as we make decisions.  Hope to see you on board in Alaska!

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FYI, on CNBC the CLIA head implied restrictions on passengers over 70 are coming.  Also restrictions on health-challenged folks.

 

They are waiting for US government to sign on before announcing new measures.

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Lana,

unfortunately I read today that Canada may be days away from closing all of its ports to cruise ships. Something to monitor.

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5 minutes ago, Ragnar Danneskjold said:

FYI, on CNBC the CLIA head implied restrictions on passengers over 70 are coming.  Also restrictions on health-challenged folks.

 

They are waiting for US government to sign on before announcing new measures.

Well that makes an easy decision for those of us over 70 who are scheduled to cruise in the next few months.  If the government says we are forbidden to travel doesn’t the cruise line have to refund our money?  This would be an even bigger hit for cruise lines like Regent because I suspect a large percentage of their passengers are over 70.

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There have been rumors since the President and VP individually met with airlines and cruise lines that, if the industries could/would not self regulate to help slow the transmission of the virus, far stricter measures would be enacted.  Cruise lines especially deal with the exact demographic that have been found most at risk and IMO, in the public eye look like a vector of infection being taken back to the greater population and causing huge hits to  medical and other resources.  They had til Tuesday, yesterday, to shape up from what I've read.  Not sure the CLIA suggestions will be enough if port workers are being infected, even if the infection is not from a cruise line itself.  If I had a magic wand, I'd restrict port workers to dealing with commercial ships carrying goods and necessary items....not leisure travel needs.

 

 Look at New Rochelle - as I understand it, when the town/county was unable/unwilling to help contain the source of multiple infections through strict, even draconian measures, the governor stepped in.  Or at least that's the way it looked to me.

 

And look at Italy and what happens when medical needs swamp medical resources.

 

 

 

 

 

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I watched Pence’s new conference yesterday and he hinted about forcing the cruise industry to protect the most vulnerable, so I’m not surprised if it is to limit the age allowed on cruise ships. Based on the statistic published by WHO the mortality rate doubles every decade after 50. 

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