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The One Question Cruise Lines Need to Answer to Bring Back Bookings!

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On 4/6/2020 at 4:43 PM, The Admiral said:

There is one question above all you find is not answered on Cruise websites, which if answered would help Cruise lines bring back bookings rocket fast! And that is:


what new process have you worked out with US Authorities so the entire ship doesn’t get quarantined upon return to its home port because of COVID-19?


A major issue I and many others have is, that very few, if any people can afford to be out of work 14 or more days on top of their vacation time and that is keeping a lot of people from taking a risk and going on a cruise and possibly loosing their jobs over a vacation. Passengers cannot be stuck in limbo because one person gets sick and then when you return to home port it causes the ship to not be allowed to disembark passengers! The odds of one person out of 5,000 (crew and passengers) getting some type of flu like symptoms COVID-19 or not is almost certain and If cruise lines cannot work out a new protocol with CDC and Local US authorities they will not recover anytime soon.


If they haven’t ready done so they need to get on this and figure it out before they resume cruising in May or June...passengers need certainty that they can go on cruise without the worry they won’t be able to get back home once Cruise is over. Thoughts?

First off, cruises depart from various US ports in various cities/states.  So it won't be just talking protocols with just one gov't entity, it will be with many gov't entities.  Also hospitals and private businesses probably would have to be involved.  This will take time.  


This is a changing environment.  For example rapid testing has just recently been developed.  So any protocols may need to be changed many times if they are developed sooner rather than waiting a few weeks.

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On 4/7/2020 at 10:21 AM, chengkp75 said:

The temperature in the warewashing equipment is determined by USPH, and is such that it is sufficient to kill bacteria and viruses, much hotter than a household dishwasher.  The chlorine in the pools and hot tubs is also determined by the USPH, and is always higher than home pools or spas, and is high enough to cause frequent complaints about swimwear not only bleaching, but threads rotting out.


The Environmental Officer has virtually nothing to do with sanitation.

The USPH sets the "Minimum"   standards but are they FOLLOWED ? 

Bleached out???  Didn't say drastically Exceed the standards; just actually followed.  I'll take a bleached out swim suit over quarantine.  

Home pools and spas don't have the numbers of people in them each hour. 

Maintain the Standards without fail.


You never picked up a dirty plate of utensil?   

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