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Canceling cruise due to coronavirus concerns

Old Mar 7th, 2020, 02:38 PM
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janisj, we recently returned from Egypt and the only other tourists we saw were Chinese in large tour groups. We were a group of 20 on our two small cruise boats on the Nile and Lake Nasser with no one outside of our small group on the boats. We were lucky to get home before this virus started spreading.
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Old Mar 7th, 2020, 02:53 PM
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Viking is giving people with paid reservations the right to cancel Up to 24 hours before the cruise with a full credit toward another cruise in the next two years.
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Old Mar 7th, 2020, 06:29 PM
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which is the a mystery ship from cnn?Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that the United States is taking "decisive action" to deal with the crew of a cruise ship that may have also worked on one of the Princess line ships that have already dealt with the novel coronavirus outbreak.
"We are tracking at this point a ship that may have shared crew with the Diamond Princess or Grand Princess and we have taken decisive action to hold until we do a full medical assessment of the crew on that ship and we'll just continue to lean into this effort,"
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Old Mar 7th, 2020, 06:43 PM
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It may be Royal Princess. Cruise Critic has a Princess Coronavirus thread going.
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Old Mar 7th, 2020, 06:51 PM
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It may also be the Carnival Panorama which is in Long Beach harbor awaiting testing passengers
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Old Mar 7th, 2020, 07:26 PM
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The press I've seen about Carnival Panorama talks about testing a passenger, not a crew member.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/l...atter/2324722/
A Carnival Cruise ship stalled at Long Beach Harbor during debarkation due to a passenger's 'medical matter' Saturday afternoon, ship officials said.

The cruise ship, Panorama, docked at the Long Beach Harbor at 6:30 a.m., Long Beach Fire Department said. The cruise ship stopped letting passengers off the ship after reports of an ill passenger.

LBFD confirmed a passenger was experiencing some kind of illness but said as of 12:45 p.m. it did not look the symptoms of coronavirus. However, officials are going to test the passenger and stall debarkation until the test results are in.


There is a medical matter with a Carnival Panorama guest that caused authorities to suspend debarkation. The guest in question does not meet CDC criteria for coronavirus risk, but officials still have questions. Our shoreside medical team is in direct contact with authorities and we hope to debark shortly," Carnival Cruise Media Relations said in a statement.

As of 8 p.m., passengers were still stuck on board the cruise ship. Passengers said they were returning from a cruise from Mexican Riviera.

In a later statement the Carnival Cruise Media Relations said, "We’ve advised our guests currently on Carnival Panorama that their debarkation will be delayed until at least 6pm PST related to a medical situation with one of our debarking guests. While we cannot discuss their specific condition, they are a U.S. citizen who has not traveled internationally, and does not meet the CDC criteria that puts them in an at risk category for coronavirus. Nevertheless, based on an evaluation at a local hospital, medical authorities want to administer a COVID-19 test out of an abundance of caution."
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Old Mar 8th, 2020, 01:33 AM
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Separately Saturday, at the nearby Port of Los Angeles, Princess Cruises canceled a cruise by the Royal Princess after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a “no-sail order” because of concerns about a crew member who previously served on the Grand Princess and was transferred to the Royal Princess 15 days ago.

From the Long Beach Press Telegram.

The passenger on the Carnival ship tested negative, per the same article.


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Old Mar 8th, 2020, 09:04 AM
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The Regal Princess out of South Florida is facing a similar issue. Guess I won't be booking any Princess cruises for a while!

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2...r-coronavirus/
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Old Mar 8th, 2020, 11:14 AM
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HappyTraveler-You sure they were from China? Egypt closed its borders to all Chinese flights end of January and cancelled all tour group reservations from there, I believe. We just returned from Jordan, where there is also a travel ban on all Chinese flights/travel and the only large tour groups we saw from the Asian continent were Filipinos.
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Old Mar 8th, 2020, 11:43 AM
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Dr Fauci was on TV (Fox, so it is trustworthy) saying at risk persons (I presume pre-existing conditions or over 60 years old) should avoid flying and should not go on a cruise.
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Old Mar 8th, 2020, 12:09 PM
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See: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/covid-19-cruise-ship

"CDC recommends travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, defer all cruise ship travel worldwide."

And: "Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues should avoid situations that put them at increased risk for more severe disease. This entails avoiding crowded places, avoiding non-essential travel such as long plane trips, and especially avoiding embarking on cruise ships."
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Old Mar 8th, 2020, 02:07 PM
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[QUOTE=waldoputty;17074925]Yep, I see my elderly parents with pre-existing conditions very often. I need to consider their safety these days when I decide how I live my life. That means no restaurants, no cruises, no flights, no public transportation, no sports, no parties, no public gathers and minimal shopping at the market. Not a fun life. But what I do affects the safety of loved ones who are far more vulnerable.[/Q

Everyone should have family members as caring and unselfish as you! Thank you.
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Old Mar 9th, 2020, 10:12 AM
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Regal Princess crew tested negative in FLL. As far as I know the results on the crew on Royal Princess have not been disclosed, but they did allow the remaining back-to-back passengers to disembark last night.
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Old Mar 9th, 2020, 11:20 AM
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After Dr. Anthony Fauci, probably the most respect expert for infectious diseases went on multiple TV programs to stress social distancing, this is what the city of Los Angeles allowed yesterday: https://t.co/cyVfC4MkJW

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have no self-control.

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Old Mar 9th, 2020, 11:22 AM
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Sassafrass

Thanks, we only have one set of parents...
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Originally Posted by waldoputty View Post
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Thanks, we only have one set of parents...
In my case, DH and I are the only parents/grandparents left for a couple of generations, not even in-law parents or grandparents left. LOL.
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Old Mar 9th, 2020, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Sassafrass View Post
In my case, DH and I are the only parents/grandparents left for a couple of generations, not even in-law parents or grandparents left. LOL.
sorry, but what is DH? lol
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Old Mar 9th, 2020, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by waldoputty View Post
sorry, but what is DH? lol
Internet/Fodors shorthand DH = Dear Husband, DW = Dear Wife, SiL = Son or Sister-in-law, etc etc -- there is a whole slew of them
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Old Mar 9th, 2020, 03:26 PM
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We had to cancel!

Our cruise was scheduled to leave Miami today. I have a simple cold(cough, sore throat, runny nose. No fever or SOB. My pulse ox is 99%. Our travel agent told me that I would be denied boarding and she even said she would not allow me on the bus with the group to go to the airport. Who knows if we will ever get reimbursed for anything?
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Old Mar 9th, 2020, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
Internet/Fodors shorthand DH = Dear Husband, DW = Dear Wife, SiL = Son or Sister-in-law, etc etc -- there is a whole slew of them

lol, thanks!
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