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Would you cruise if Wearing a mask is mandatory?

Would you cruise if wearing a mask is Mandatory?  

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  1. 1. Will you cruise if wearing a mask is mandatory?

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There was an article that someone has a one minute breathalyzer test.   Have and enforce arrival times,  wear a mask at arrival, blow and go directly to your cabin while wearing a mask.  Assuming negative test, get a call and you are on your way,  no mask required.  Longer cruises with a lot of ports need another solution

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Hard no for me - the masks are questionable on their protection anyway - unless everyone is wearing an N95. How would they enforce it anyway??

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On 5/22/2020 at 10:11 AM, goldfish65 said:

They would have to let us take them off to eat and drink, wouldn't they? So then masks wouldn't be required constantly.

 

The answer for me is yes I would still cruise "if masks were required" whatever that means. BUT, the only cruise I am interested in right now is crossing the ocean. Been to lots of the usual ports over the years, pretty much done. I understand the majority of people enjoy shows and activities but I'd be happy lounging in the cabin or balcony with a book and a cocktail and the ocean as far as I can see.

And you could really be happy just staying in your cabin and balcony for an entire week or more?  Other than the sea view how is that really much different from what we are doing now at home? I have a lovely patio with a beautiful view - I can stay here and and relax while reading a book with a cocktail and save thousands with no worry about a mask, social distancing, or contracting a virus.

 

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On 5/22/2020 at 7:17 AM, tOSUSteve said:

To embark/dis-embark I would - beyond that nope...

And possibly in a crowed elevator! Not out in the sun for sure, or in a bar or restaurant.    

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On 5/23/2020 at 10:30 AM, johnjen said:

Probably right. This will end up being a huge legal mess though for RCL and they'll lose a LOT of business over it.

Legal action would be a total waste of time.

RCCL is private company.  Private companies can make rules that need to be followed.  No one is forcing you to cruise.

Lots of instances in the last few weeks in the states of exactly that.  Basically, our company, our policy, either abide or be gone.

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1 hour ago, DiamondSuiteCruiser said:

And possibly in a crowed elevator! Not out in the sun for sure, or in a bar or restaurant.    

Taking a mask on and off multiple times just increases your risk of getting sick with something. Touching the mask contaminates it and putting your hands near your face... well that has been talked about enough.

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22 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

In Florida, we are now at 50% capacity indoors (restaurants) up from 25% the previous week. Seems to be working well. We had flash mobs in Daytona last night between Bethune Cookman University and the beach. At least one person shot and multiple accidents. No social distancing practiced here. Same groups that did this in DeLand last weekend. People are restless. Our entertainment last night was listening to Police Scanner on cell phone app. It was interesting. All traffic was shut down on A1A and the bridges across the river to the mainland. 

 

I saw a screen shot of the mob in Daytona on twitter and was shocked!  No social distancing on our beaches in NC or SC either.  My in-laws winter in Sarasota and decided to quarantine there instead of going back to NY.  I am concerned that they are now back to going to restaurants with their friends (they are mid 70's, good health) - but they are done being behind the gates in their 55 & over community.  No beach for them though, they said the one nearby (Siesta Key) has been crazy crowded as well.

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On 5/23/2020 at 10:13 AM, harkinmr said:

🙄 And THAT folks is why any cruise start will likely be a disaster.  Thanks for ruining it for everyone else.  Take your personal freedoms and crawl back under the rock you came from.

If you'd like a tissue for your tears I'll be happy to send you one free of charge. You make it sound like not wearing a mask is the equivalent of the Titanic or Poseidon Adventure.

 

My personal freedoms (and yours) were paid for by my 21 years in the military. I ain't crawling no where and if you don't like it you can go find some nice little socialist country to go live in.

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11 minutes ago, momofmab said:

 

I saw a screen shot of the mob in Daytona on twitter and was shocked!  No social distancing on our beaches in NC or SC either.  My in-laws winter in Sarasota and decided to quarantine there instead of going back to NY.  I am concerned that they are now back to going to restaurants with their friends (they are mid 70's, good health) - but they are done being behind the gates in their 55 & over community.  No beach for them though, they said the one nearby (Siesta Key) has been crazy crowded as well.

Same thing started in Deland last weekend.  Rumor has it these group’s will be back June 6th. Just sad. 

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1 hour ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Same thing started in Deland last weekend.  Rumor has it these group’s will be back June 6th. Just sad

Perhaps they suffer from the "ignorance is bliss" syndrome...more than sad.

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Made a reservation for Seminole Hard Rock for July yesterday.  Found out face masks and temperature checks will be mandatory.  Cancelled reservation this morning.  Not my idea of fun for the day/night

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1 hour ago, Computer Nerd said:

If you'd like a tissue for your tears I'll be happy to send you one free of charge. You make it sound like not wearing a mask is the equivalent of the Titanic or Poseidon Adventure.

 

My personal freedoms (and yours) were paid for by my 21 years in the military. I ain't crawling no where and if you don't like it you can go find some nice little socialist country to go live in.

I really don't understand what the big deal is about wearing a mask in public - I do it as a sign of respect for others and honestly it makes sense to me that it does help contain some viral droplets. Why not do it?

 

Do you not wear a seatbelt in a car?  Are your personal freedoms compromised because we are required by law to wear one?

 

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I decided I might as well have some fun at this point, got this mask to wear for anywhere that mandates a mask.

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6 minutes ago, mek said:

I really don't understand what the big deal is about wearing a mask in public - I do it as a sign of respect for others and honestly it makes sense to me that it does help contain some viral droplets. Why not do it?

 

Do you not wear a seatbelt in a car?  Are your personal freedoms compromised because we are required by law to wear one?

 

10 pages on this thread alone and you don't understand some of the opposing viewpoints?

 

Well, here is a new twist which is my musing over a cup of coffee and a very slow holiday morning in the hospital......

 

Actually, if you look at the animal kingdom, which we humans happen to be a part of,  protection of the air passagways seems to be a pretty universal instinct. There is little tolerance for anything that impedes the free flow of air. My dog will tolerate a leash, which is somewhat equivilent to your seatbelt reference, but try in any way to cover her nose or pinch it off and she will have no part if it. So, somehow, we are more intelligent than all the other beings in the kingdom because we will give in to the "experts", or give into peer pressure, who say we should cover our faces when the instinct to protect the free flow of gas exchange has evolved, for very good reason, over millions of years.....

 

Or maybe slow mornings are not good for me and that this adversion to masks has nothing to do with the above and it is as simple as the reasons that have been stated over the course of this, and several other, threads.🤔

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45 minutes ago, mek said:

I really don't understand what the big deal is about wearing a mask in public - I do it as a sign of respect for others and honestly it makes sense to me that it does help contain some viral droplets. Why not do it?

 

Do you not wear a seatbelt in a car?  Are your personal freedoms compromised because we are required by law to wear one?

 

It’s one thing to wear a mask at a grocery store, pharmacy, etc. Those are places that may be necessary for a vulnerable person to be. Plus, you don’t wear it for long periods at a time and shouldn’t have a need to take your mask off and on multiple times. 

 

If you are vulnerable, or nervous, then you should not be at the beach, restaurant, or on a cruise. If you have a family member that’s vulnerable then you and your family member will have to decide whether you will be able to see each other before a quarantine period if the non-vulnerable person ventures out into the world.

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20 hours ago, mek said:

And you could really be happy just staying in your cabin and balcony for an entire week or more?  Other than the sea view how is that really much different from what we are doing now at home? I have a lovely patio with a beautiful view - I can stay here and and relax while reading a book with a cocktail and save thousands with no worry about a mask, social distancing, or contracting a virus.

 

I am assuming we could walk around decks 4 and 9, not be locked inside our cabin 24/7. You see, I have this fascination with reliving the slowness and remoteness that passengers felt 100 years ago doing an ocean crossing. Being far away from land. I understand that's not the reason most people board a ship.

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2 hours ago, Computer Nerd said:

If you'd like a tissue for your tears I'll be happy to send you one free of charge. You make it sound like not wearing a mask is the equivalent of the Titanic or Poseidon Adventure.

 

My personal freedoms (and yours) were paid for by my 21 years in the military. I ain't crawling no where and if you don't like it you can go find some nice little socialist country to go live in.

What a tired trope!  Serving in the military does not give you the right to disregard rules and regulations OR to endanger your fellow man.  What I meant by "disaster" is that if there is an outbreak on a cruise ship after reopening, that it will result in another shut down and might even be permanent.  Rest assured that the cruise lines are aware of this and that they will be relying on the cooperation of passengers.  I'll use the tissue you'll send me to wave at you as they escort you off the ship!

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1 hour ago, mek said:

Do you not wear a seatbelt in a car?  Are your personal freedoms compromised because we are required by law to wear one?

Seat belts have 50+ years of science, facts and information about their benefits - wearing a mask to help with covid has almost none.

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14 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

Seat belts have 50+ years of science, facts and information about their benefits - wearing a mask to help with covid has almost none.

When seat belts were implemented (by law) there was nowhere near 50+ years of science and facts.  Literally a couple of years since not that long before they were required they didn't really exist.

As for mask, thanks but I am willing to wait for all the research to be completed (although "almost none" is a stretch).

Wearing a mask just isn't a big deal.  And I have both COPD and emphysema.  I wear it when I am in areas where there are others to protect them (ya know, the whole asymptomatic thing) and would hope they would do the same for me.  

Egad, the way some people react, you would think that wearing a mask would require you to also pull around a 200 pound ball and chain, walk barefoot over fresh coals while singing the entire Hamilton soundtrack (explicit version). 

It's a 1 oz piece of fabric.  Worn for limited times.  Honestly, your "freedom" will survive.

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Posted (edited)

Here is one of those great politicians demanding we all wear masks, Gov Ralph Northam (D) of Virginia.

 

Enjoying his time at a Virginia beach on the Memorial Day weekend.

 

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Edited by Tree_skier

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Here is another... This time one from Canada.

 

Mayor John Tory (Ind) Mayor of Toronto, where $880 fines are common for violations, wearing his mask at Trinity Bellwoods Park enjoying the sun with 100's of other people. 

 

 

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I voted yes but, sadly, it will be a long time before I will be comfortable cruising again.  

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If it makes others feel better, why the hell not.  It’s really for mutual protection.   

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2 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Seat belts have 50+ years of science, facts and information about their benefits - wearing a mask to help with covid has almost none.

The virus is transmitted via droplets form the nose and mouth when a person breathes, speaks, coughs and sneezes. Face mask coverings block the droplets from escaping into the air. This video demonstrates how a mask blocks droplets..........

 

 

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2 minutes ago, coffeebean said:

The virus is transmitted via droplets form the nose and mouth when a person breathes, speaks, coughs and sneezes. Face mask coverings block the droplets from escaping into the air. This video demonstrates how a mask blocks droplets..........

 

 

Because a promotional video from a guy selling marks is really good science.

 

If you're interested in real science on masks read the following.

 

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/04/commentary-masks-all-covid-19-not-based-sound-data

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