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gottagocit

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    Princess
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    Rome or Auckland
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  1. Oh no doubt. The weather and seas could not have been better. Not one time did the seas or ice keep us from going into a bay or port. We were even able to be part of the largest ship and first Princess ship to sail into the huge caldera of deception island. We also saw several dozen whales. It was truly a dream trip into such an amazing place. It also allowed us to visit our 7th continent and 51st country.
  2. Our last one was from January 21 to February 6, 2020 onboard the Coral Princess from Buenos Aires to Santiago (San Antonio) including Antartica. The seas were amazingly smooth and we experienced light rain only a couple times. It was such a wonderful voyage and one we will always cherish. It will serve us well as we aren’t able to sail again for some time during all of this craziness.
  3. Does this look like more or less attractive than what you see on an international flight or subway at rush hour? What about the last ball game you attended? Just something to think about...
  4. Lol. What about shutting every commuter bus system, subway, ball game venue and shoping center? Can you not make the same argument giving more have become infected there than on every ship at sea? Especially considering those infection were not determined until many days/weeks later after each one has mingled with countless others and spread it far more in the general public. Think about it.
  5. Another way to view this is 1000’s of times more people have been infected without ever setting foot on a cruise ship than has been on the ships. The number of cases worldwide clearly bare that out. Then consider for each group of cruise ship passengers where it’s determined someone is infected, everyone onboard is typically tested, quarantined and or treated (at the expense of the cruise company). However for everyone else who was infected while riding a subway, bus, tram, airplane, attending a ball game or other large gathering EVERY one of them walk away and carry the infection to their family/friends and countless others before they are ill enough to seek medical attention. Many never become ill but still infect many others who in turn infect countless others. So I ask you which is worse for society as a whole? And which actually has a “wider spread of infection”?
  6. Exactly my point. 1000’s time more people have become infected outside of the ships and yet since those walk away and are later diagnosed (and likely infect others) but it’s the ships who get bashed as being so ill prepared and negligent. And yet they are the only ones who assume financial responsibility and are taking the brunt of the bad PR etc. All I’m trying to do it to point out that cruise lines should be among the least of our concerns (or at least no worse than many others areas of our lives before this began) when considering what contributed to our situation at the moment. As I said they’re simply an easy target and are getting a bad rap.
  7. As I read the Miami newspaper report I noticed a ship is not required to report sick passengers to port authority official but rather it is required by law to report it to the CDC. I have no idea whether that is true now but I was aware that in the past it was the case when they dealt with norovirus so it seems official it would still be the case. I haven’t seen any reports about the CDC not being notified only that they didn’t report it to the port authorities. Just saying...
  8. After posting a comment In a thread on this board where someone was beating up cruise lines for not reacting faster at the start of this crisis it occurred to me that I should put this into its on thread to allow more to see and respond to it. Some feel the cruise lines should have done many things including shut down operations immediately upon the outbreak. Many feel they should be responsible or even liable for exposure of some while onboard. A few are even suing them as we all know. Why do most not feel that way about airlines, subways, commuter trains, commuter bus systems, school buses, ski lifts, shopping centers, elevators, jail, tour buses, museums, sporting events or concerts? Shouldn’t they all have been shut down on day one also? Anyone who describes a cruise ship as a Petri dish but doesn’t see these examples in the same way is either not being honest OR doesn’t see the reality of life in this world. I’ve been packed in far tighter and far closer to masses of people while in these places from Beijing to Rome and countless cities around the globe than I have ever been on a cruise ship. The difference is the cruise lines are easy targets. Those onboard are often discovered to be infected PRIOR to leaving the ship and returning home and therefore the cruise line becomes totally at fault and entirely financially responsible even if the passenger was infected prior to boarding. All of these other places cause many thousands times people to become sick but they all go undetected while on/in the place where they contracted it but everyone in these places simply leave and the carrier or venue bares no responsibility. Just something to consider the next time you hear someone bash Princess or another crushes line.
  9. Based on your reasoning every city around the world should have immediately shut down their subways, commuter trains and bus systems as well! And what about airplanes, school buses, ski lifts, shopping centers, elevators, jail, tour buses, museums, sporting events or concerts? Shouldn’t they all have been shut down on day one also? Why not? Anyone who describes a cruise ship as a Petri dish but doesn’t see these examples in the same way is either not being honest OR doesn’t see the reality of life in this world. I’ve been packed in far tighter and far closer to masses of people while in these places from Beijing to Rome and countless cities around the globe than I have ever been on a cruise ship. The difference is the cruise lines are easy targets. Those onboard are often discovered to be infected PRIOR to leaving the ship and returning home and therefore the cruise line becomes totally at fault and miraculously financially responsible. All of these other places cause many thousands times people to become sick but they all go undetected while on/in the place where they contracted it. Instead everyone in these places simply leave and the carrier or venue bares no responsibility. NONE!
  10. Thanks for the updates. We feel awful for everyone onboard including the crew. They were amazing during our trip in Jan/Feb.
  11. I am so extremely sorry to hear the news that passengers are showing up at the med facility with flu like symptoms! I was so happy earlier when it appeared your voyage had escaped the trauma of dealing with the virus. We will pray it’s not the corona but something else far less serious. I am certainly no specialist in this area but what your Brit passenger said seems likely however couple other possibility could obviously also explain cases showing up this long after your last port stop where passengers/crew were allowed off the ship. (I think I read in this thread that was in March 19th in BA but I’m unsure if any were allowed back onboard after disembarking here). From what I’ve read the incubation period can be up to 14 days. It is also possible that some passengers have hidden their mild symptoms In hopes they didn’t have the virus or even didn’t experience symptoms initially but as it progressed they appeared. I will continue to follow this thread and hope to see updates indicating good news related to the sick passengers. Take care!
  12. That’s great to hear. You had to believe Princess would work with authorities to make something happen and lots of regulations can be modified or bypassed in these unique days we are living through. Safe travels!
  13. I developed some sort of nasty upper respiratory crud several days into our Antarctic voyage in the Coral and disembarked very early February. I did report to the medical facility and was giving meds that helped break up congestion. Though I wasn’t instructed to do so I stayed in our cabin for 3 days. At that time no one had any thoughts about this virus having spread and I don’t feel it was what I had. Also no one else in our group came down with it but in hindsight I admit I have wondered.
  14. Hi, We were so lucky to squeeze in that trip on the coral just before the virus really spread around the world. Things have sure changed since! Take care down under. Chris
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