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  1.  just saw a photo of breakfast on https://twitter.com/keaneli It included 

     fresh fruit

    yoghurt

    free juice

    coffee

    milk

    bread rolls & croiasonts

    omelet

    ham

    potatoes

     

    Don't know about anyone else but that would  feed me for a day if the need arose

     

    I think what they mean is they don't have the unlimited selections they expect on a cruise.  At this point in time that would be the least of my worries if I was on the ship 


  2. However, late Saturday afternoon, the CDC informed the cruise line of their decision to issue a “no-sail order” until the crew member was tested for Novel Coronavirus, Princess Cruises said.

    According to the cruise line, they were unable to obtain a test for the crew member, and “due to the unknown timing of obtaining the test and results or anticipated response,” the cruise was cancelled.

    Princess Cruises says the crew member, who had no known contact or exposure to other guests or crew who were sick on the Grand Princess, is past the maximum incubation of Novel Coronavirus, has been evaluated, and has never developed any respiratory symptoms or fever.

     

    https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-08-20-intl-hnk/index.html

     

    the last sentence is odd surely it should be no other contact with anyone who has show symptoms to date

     
     
     
     

     


  3. VP Mike Pence announces changes to cruise line industry to fight coronavirus

    https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-07-20-intl-hnk/index.html

    There will be enhanced entry and exit screening for cruise passengers, as well as on-board testing for coronavirus, Pence said. There will also be new quarantine standards for those who took a cruise and need to be quarantined, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will coordinate.

    The cruise line industry is working with the CDC, Department of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard over the next 72 hours to implement the plans.


  4. 2 minutes ago, notes21 said:

    I don't know any details about the chemo patient's type of cancer, etc., but for many dealing with metastatic cancer (like I am), they may be on chemo treatment of some kind for the rest of their life. I will never get to see 18 months off treatment to plan a trip then as treatment will only be stopping when my time here is done.   My oncologist plans things out with me in advance  to make  sure that I leave for trips with the highest counts possible, and I often get back just a daybefore the next treatment.  My oncologist wants me to go on these trips and "live life fully".   I have chemo every two weeks; so, there isn't a ton of time in-between.   We both know what is waiting around the corner when things worsen & that some day travel will not be possible for me.. It is not automatically irresponsible to plan a trip returning close to the next treatment date.   Now going without enough of your medications could be a different story....I try to always travel with 30 days worth, but in this situation even that much could possibly not be enough, and there is always the issue of some meds being controlled, etc. 

     Exactly I went 5 months after a 7 months stay in hospital for leukemia- I may not have had 18 months  at all never mind to wait in. As long as your consultant team are happy  (they were ecstatic that I made it and have photos up in the hospital ward of all the places I have visited over the last 18 months)  and I am happy then I will go for it.  Things may change for a lot of people with this virus ramping up my team would not be happy if I was to travel at the minute - luckily I got back from my last cruise the end of Jan


  5. 5 minutes ago, Pushka said:


    This is very very sad. However, having been in a similar situation we just didn't travel anywhere until all treatments had been verified and the All Clear was given. Because delays can happen. Plus you are very immune compromised during treatments. 

     One of the reports said that she had surgery and radiotherapy in January and her doctors OK'd the trip as she hadn't started chemo yet. There was a bit of sorting out to see if insurance was going to cover it so they recommended the trip to enjoy time while that was getting organised.   Best wishes to the lady concerned

     


  6. 5 minutes ago, Pushka said:


    The masks are only effective for 15 minutes or so and once they become damp they actually trap the virus inside. There are simply not enough masks to do the job. In Aus we are being told not to wear them unless you yourself have the virus. 
     

    As regards to the test kits available. This virus was only really known about since January. It's March. A test had to be developed, produced and distributed. How on earth could 'the world' produce enough test kits with such high demand, and people needing multiple tests. The logistics are overwhelming and which is why every attempt is being made to slow the spread down. Cruise ships unfortunately are accelerating it. 

     the 15-30 mins is for surgical type masks - there are others designed to last for much longer


  7. 5 minutes ago, Stateroom_Sailor said:

     Sounds a bit like neither MSC or Greece wanted to be involved anymore that they have too.  So took alternative approach - If we look away and you all run it will be fine - Honest!


  8. 46 minutes ago, fragilek said:

    Another possible impact to cruising as the cruises to northern EU/ Russia are due to start up in the next few weeks

    Moscow Govt just released an updated list of 11 countries w/“unfavourable” situation re coronavirus. The list of countries where travelers MUST self-isolate” themselves for 14 days after arrival: China, SKorea, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Swiss, UK, Norway+ USA.

     this  is false the news item was corrected after I posted it  it now says for returnees so will not apply to cruisers


  9. 23 minutes ago, resistk said:

     

    Only found this:

     

    A high-alert mode has been introduced in Moscow, per decree all incoming MOSCOW-BASED RUSSIAN travellers are requested to spend 14 days in home quarantine.

    https://www.internationalsos.com/pandemic-sites/pandemic/home/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

     Yip you are correct the report I read has now added a correction

     That's a great summary link you have posted very useful hope they keep it updated as this progresses


  10. Another possible impact to cruising as the cruises to northern EU/ Russia are due to start up in the next few weeks

    Moscow Govt just released an updated list of 11 countries w/“unfavourable” situation re coronavirus. The list of countries where travelers MUST self-isolate” themselves for 14 days after arrival: China, SKorea, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Swiss, UK, Norway+ USA.

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