To cruise, or not to cruise.

An Alaskan cruise was booked long before any pandemic was anticipated. The Mrs. is very paranoid about our ship/crew having been exposed to the virus. I'm not worried, one of the perks to our package was the best drink package available.....kill the buggers with bourbon!
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,433
    I might forgo a cruise at this time. Cruise ships have people from all over the world, in one contained area and you know their sanitation routine isn't going to be up to snuff.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,500
    I'm in like Flynn. No worries mate.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    If it was a Med or Pacific cruise, I might worry about that, but Alaska would be highly specialized and any potential passengers coming to the U.S. from infected regions would, in high probability, be screened out before they cleared customs.

    I think an Alaska cruise would be a very low risk trip. go and enjoy!
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 5,094
    **** to the No!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,433
    Also remember, one person gets the virus, that whole ship is quarantined. Can you afford to be away from home or your job that long ? Think about that.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,394
    Personally, there's nothing about the notion of the modern definition of an ocean cruise that appealed to me even before the current brouhaha. Maybe one of those river cruises, in a small vessel, but that's a definite maybe.

  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 5,094
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Personally, there's nothing about the notion of the modern definition of an ocean cruise that appealed to me even before the current brouhaha. Maybe one of those river cruises, in a small vessel, but that's a definite maybe.

    Agreed. The Viking River crusises look nice and one can see land everywhere ;)
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,617
    Not just no, but hell no! I'd avoid other places with lots of global travelers such as Disney as well.
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 5,015
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I'm in like Flynn. No worries mate.

    Tom

    I'm with Tom. Go!!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,394
    edited February 25
    Well
    daboyz wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I'm in like Flynn. No worries mate.

    Tom

    I'm with Tom. Go!!


    Well, probably way more likely to get norovirus than the latest and greatest viral threat -- if that makes the OP feel any better. :|

    Plus -- I mean -- the odds are way in one's favor of surviving COVID-19 infection, anyway (97 or 98 percent, give or take).
    Better than the odds of surviving a rush-hour drive in the Boston metro area ;)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,394
    Do they have pillaging side excursions or are they included in the basic fare?
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 5,094
    Viking64 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Agreed. The Viking River crusises look nice and one can see land everywhere ;)

    :o

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    Exactly!
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,792
    I had norovirus and it was the sickest I have ever been. Really, really bad.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,226
    Balcony cabin yes
    Inside cabin no

    My wife worked software for a cruise agency for years. Been on many but won’t cruise on an inside cabin
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,974
    edited February 25
    What I can tell you being a US Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBP) at Port Canaveral where at times we are the busiest and sometimes 2nd busiest cruise port in the world, there are now several safe guards in place. I would not let it stop you from your vacation. Not only are ALL GUEST AND CREW screened for potential exposure but we as CBP Officers at ALL airports are also restricting entry of foreigners who have traveled to inflicted areas of the globe. Anyone showing any signs or symptoms are quarantined.

    Take your vacation my friend.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,974
    edited February 25
    Oh yes, like @txcoastal1 said, if you did not get a balcony room upgrade ASAP. Just in case the ship hits a quarantine.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,974
    On top of all that. The ships have began a rigorous sanitation regiment for every embarkation. No crew are allowed off the ship in port until the sanitation is completed. Our number of norovirus cases ( diarrhea, vomiting on so on) has plummeted. I'd say that Alaskan cruise will be safer and cleaner than any other time.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    I wouldn't get on a cruise ship on a good day but especially not now. I am wondering if I should go to a concert next month. I am retiring soon and trying not to die. That beer virus is probably everywhere and they don't even know it yet.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,296
    Beer virus?
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,060
    Corona
    bad joke
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,296
    Whew, I was nervous there! One of the highlights of this trip is getting a hold of some Alaskan Brewing Smoked Porter.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Corona
    bad joke

    True, you can hardly call that swill beer.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    edited February 27
    deronb1 wrote: »
    That's why I lick everything in sight to boost my immune system 😉

    Is that why Russ always has a smile on his face and a cigarette in hand? :p
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,270
    Is that why Russ always has a smile on his face and a cigarette in hand? :p
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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,734
    CH46E wrote: »
    What I can tell you being a US Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBP) at Port Canaveral where at times we are the busiest and sometimes 2nd busiest cruise port in the world, there are now several safe guards in place. I would not let it stop you from your vacation. Not only are ALL GUEST AND CREW screened for potential exposure but we as CBP Officers at ALL airports are also restricting entry of foreigners who have traveled to inflicted areas of the globe. Anyone showing any signs or symptoms are quarantined.

    Take your vacation my friend.

    From what I understand you can get exposed, be contagious yet never show any symptoms.
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