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Why are only Princess cruises being caught in the "you can't dock here" situation? First the Diamond, now the Grand?  Not Celebrity, not HAL, not RC... etc.

 

Are there other ships in the same situation, but our news media aren't telling us?

Or is it Princess's itineraries being different in some way?

Or should my question be, "why are the Princess pax being identified as having C-virus and not the other cruise line pax"?  I know about the Westerdarm, and maybe another one(?) in Feb, but now Princess is in this situation again. 

What is happening with Princess that is different....? 

Or is it the media not reporting any others, only Princess? 

 

Just curious....

 

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I think it has more to do with the age of passengers on Princess.  It caters more to the mature crowd that would go to the infirmary if they were sick.  Younger people may just have a runny nose and fever but would go on about their day. I know up until now, I would never go to the infirmary if I were sick.  I would just suck it up since I paid so much for the cruise.  I'm sure that it is more spread out over the US than anyone thinks.  That's just my guess.

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Just a little bit of math can get you there.

The odds of of two people having the same birthday in a group of over 23 is better than 50%.

Not sure of the number of cruise ships out there, but if it is 365, Princess has 17 out there now. Chances of a second ship, not as low as you would think.

Doing this off the top of my head and memory of the numbers not so good, sorry for errors.

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Also keep in mind that during this time of the year, Princess, HAL, NCL currently have more ships deployed in more diverse itineraries than lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean.

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3 hours ago, WoodstockGirl said:

 

Why are only Princess cruises being caught in the "you can't dock here" situation? First the Diamond, now the Grand?  Not Celebrity, not HAL, not RC... etc.

 

Are there other ships in the same situation, but our news media aren't telling us?

Or is it Princess's itineraries being different in some way?

Or should my question be, "why are the Princess pax being identified as having C-virus and not the other cruise line pax"?  I know about the Westerdarm, and maybe another one(?) in Feb, but now Princess is in this situation again. 

What is happening with Princess that is different....? 

Or is it the media not reporting any others, only Princess? 

 

Just curious....

 



There's been several cruise lines that have been denied. MSC, Carnival, Holland America, Costa, Fred Olson, just to name a few.

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31 minutes ago, Colo Cruiser said:

Posts are referencing 2 different things.

1 being denied docking at a port because the port authorities are paranoid.

2 being held up because there are actual cases onboard. 

 

 

Yes, you're right.  Even I didn't realize that I was merging the two in the way I asked the original question.

 

The heart of my question was more to do with the quarantine situation......

 

Are other ships - other cruise lines - being held in place (off shore, or in ports) because of outbreaks, and/or for testing results,, and/or for quarantine. Both the ships that have been held in quarantine and received the media attention were Princess. 

 

Some here say "just the luck of the draw". 

Too bad it's been Princess both times that has been so unlucky.  

 

 

 

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