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3 hours ago, rudoja00 said:

State department threw cruises under the bus this afternoon.

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-with-special-considerations/cruise-ship-passengers.html?fbclid=IwAR23mRlu4-382HLuSM8i0KWQBSaZ4heDniggmxR3kBR6e2EgWiKr6B0EseM

 

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Passengers on Cruise Ships

U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship.  CDC notes increased risk of infection of COVID-19 in a cruise ship environment. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many countries have implemented strict screening procedures that have denied port entry rights to ships and prevented passengers from disembarking.  In some cases, local authorities have permitted disembarkation but subjected passengers to local quarantine procedures.  While the U.S. government has evacuated some cruise ship passengers in recent weeks, repatriation flights should not be relied upon as an option for U.S. citizens under the potential risk of quarantine by local authorities.  

This is a fluid situation.  CDC notes that older adults and travelers with underlying health issues should avoid situations that put them at increased risk for more severe disease.  This entails avoiding crowded places, avoiding non-essential travel such as long plane trips, and especially avoiding embarking on cruise ships.  Passengers with plans to travel by cruise ship should contact their cruise line companies directly for further information and continue to monitor the Travel.state.gov website and see the latest information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/index.html. "

An appropriate description.  Sadly, most issues have come at American homeports.....go figure

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1 hour ago, M2LR said:

Sure cruises bring lots of people close together but so do many other things. Are they going to close Disney World?  I feel far more crowded there and if someone gets sick can they account for every person that was there that day like on a cruise? Only targeting certain things doesn't make sense. If you are going to quarantine you have to shut it all down like they did in China. Not necessarily advocating that just picking and choosing is not an effective strategy.  


I think cruise ships are being targeted not because a person is more likely to spread it on a cruise ship, but because if someone tests positive then the government has to deal with the logistics if the cruise ship's main port is in the US.

Anyone traveling on public transportation or going to places like Disney World is just as much at risk of catching the virus.  The difference is that when going to these places, it's much harder to pinpoint the place of exposure.  I think people who are fearful of this virus might do well to rethink all public places.  But then again, I also think it's unavoidable.  Obviously, the government isn't going to shut down all of the airports, amusement parks, and public places.  The virus will run its course.  Next year there will be a vaccine.

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1 hour ago, Steve551 said:

Don't worry!

 

According to one of the latest videos on John Heald's FB page there is no difference cruising now than it was 3 weeks ago --- except people are washing their hands more and using more hand sanitizer.

 

As long as you're on a Carnival cruise you are safe, just ask John. He says that Carnival & Christine Duffy will keep everyone safe. Too bad Carnival hasn't shared their ability to safeguard against COVID-19 with their sister line, Princess.

Ahhh here comes the bashing

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We are heading out on the Breeze on Saturday and as of now we are going. If I was elderly or had health issues I would not go but since we are healthy and in our 30’s I am no more worried about Coronavirus than I am with catching the Flu! I just curious if Carnival will cancel our cruise after the most recent state department warning. 

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2 hours ago, AmBear said:

Could happen if people keep infecting others with the attitude, I don't care, I'm gonna live my life,blah, blah, blah.

If this virus continues, and we don't act responsibly, then this government will eventually be forced to react like other countries, close borders, lock down cities, shut off all travel, etc.!

I totally agree!

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2 hours ago, Joe817 said:

Great. Just great. What's the next stop?  Banning U.S. citizens from going on a cruise? :classic_angry:

If they feel that strongly, then they should.  Less than that is a cop out if they cannot support the system.  

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40 minutes ago, TNcruising02 said:


I think cruise ships are being targeted not because a person is more likely to spread it on a cruise ship, but because if someone tests positive then the government has to deal with the logistics if the cruise ship's main port is in the US.

Anyone traveling on public transportation or going to places like Disney World is just as much at risk of catching the virus.  The difference is that when going to these places, it's much harder to pinpoint the place of exposure.  I think people who are fearful of this virus might do well to rethink all public places.  But then again, I also think it's unavoidable.  Obviously, the government isn't going to shut down all of the airports, amusement parks, and public places.  The virus will run its course.  Next year there will be a vaccine.

Well said

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2 minutes ago, Athankfulheart said:

They are debarking in Oakland and heading for quarantine.

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What in the world took 3 days to get to this point?  Unbelievable.  What a sham. 

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I was just saying over on the Royal page , how can you bash cruises and not bash Vegas , Atlantic City or basically every casino in every state , Oh wait they bring in millions of dollars they are not going to shut those down . I was in church today with over 200 people in small place and imagine this some people shook my hand oh the horror and I went to a Shoneys and ate at a Buffet afterwards . But I did wash my hands before I ate 🙂 

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On 3/7/2020 at 10:50 AM, hawkeye93 said:


This meeting should be interesting. The 20/20 program last night was very good I thought. Pence finally admitted we don’t have enough test kits and the comments made about the people on this SF ship concerned me. I’m glad there’s a meeting to hopefully get some further protocol in place and everyone on the same page. This should’ve happened before now but I guess better late than never. I hope the cases on GP are mild. I feel so badly for those crew members.


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So much for hopes of ‘the meeting’ being of value.  

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From la times :

“If you are an elderly person with an underlying condition, if you get infected, the risk of getting into trouble is considerable. So it’s our responsibility to protect the vulnerable,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on NBC’s Meet the Press. “When I say protect, I mean right now. Not wait until things get worse. Say no large crowds, no long trips. And above all, don’t get on a cruise ship.”

 

“This will be a recommendation,” Fauci added. “If you’re a person with an underlying condition and you are particularly an elderly person with an underlying condition, you need to think twice about getting on a plane, on a long trip. And not only think twice, just don’t get on a cruise ship.”

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You know cruise ships aren't the most sanitary places on earth.

 

I have seen it all. Sneezing at the buffet, wiping of noses and then touching utensils, booger picking then picking up silverware. Coming out of the bathroom, not washing hands and going straight to the plates. I could go on.

 

I wonder how this is affecting carnivals stock and sales? I dont see any message about it on their homepage which is suprising

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10 minutes ago, waytoodeep03 said:

You know cruise ships aren't the most sanitary places on earth.

 

I have seen it all. Sneezing at the buffet, wiping of noses and then touching utensils, booger picking then picking up silverware. Coming out of the bathroom, not washing hands and going straight to the plates. I could go on.

 

I wonder how this is affecting carnivals stock and sales? I dont see any message about it on their homepage which is suprising

 

There are multiple threads about the stocks going down on this forum.

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1 hour ago, bitemyfly said:

From la times :

“If you are an elderly person with an underlying condition, if you get infected, the risk of getting into trouble is considerable. So it’s our responsibility to protect the vulnerable,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on NBC’s Meet the Press. “When I say protect, I mean right now. Not wait until things get worse. Say no large crowds, no long trips. And above all, don’t get on a cruise ship.”

 

“This will be a recommendation,” Fauci added. “If you’re a person with an underlying condition and you are particularly an elderly person with an underlying condition, you need to think twice about getting on a plane, on a long trip. And not only think twice, just don’t get on a cruise ship.”

But the government says please fly. And fly internationally. 🤦🏼‍♀️  Flying is how it got here in the first place. Until they ban air travel they shouldn’t ban cruise ships. Planes are super gross. They don’t even sanitize them worth a crap between flights. Let’s put 100+ people on a metal tube with recycled air but cruise ships are the problem...

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The reason to target cruise ships vs somewhere like Disneyland is due to the age and potential health of the travelers. 

It's much more likely to have an 80 year old with health conditions relaxing on a cruise than running after kids for miles at Disney. 

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channel 6 just announced that on Tuesday there will be a new policy in place regarding the corona virus.  Anyone with a medical condition or older people are being advised not to travel by cruise.  Wow, this will be interesting to see how this all plays out.  Such a shamne

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9 minutes ago, linz98144 said:

The reason to target cruise ships vs somewhere like Disneyland is due to the age and potential health of the travelers. 

It's much more likely to have an 80 year old with health conditions relaxing on a cruise than running after kids for miles at Disney. 


  I was just at Disneyland last week. As I’m a local with an Annual Pass. No, the older generation don’t run & chase the grand kids , they have motorized scooters! 😁😁

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2 hours ago, jimbo5544 said:

What in the world took 3 days to get to this point?  Unbelievable.  What a sham. 

There are so many things that had to happen to do the disembarkation right.   A logistical nightmare.   Easy to sit at a computer and criticize 

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7 hours ago, Thebosn1 said:

State Department posted THIS.   Never thought I would see something so irresponsible and specifically targeting cruise ships.  I don't see a similar warning for planes. "U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship."

 

Well.... they tried....

 

https://time.com/5799117/white-house-coronavirus-seniors-flying/

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