Anyone reconsidering cruising in the next few months?

What with covid doing what its doing, any second thoughts, especially already booked?

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We are due to sail on a B2B starting February 26th, with the second leg being the Sailaration for Carnival's 50th birthday. I know they had big palns for all the ships on Sailabrtion sailings and some of those may be scrapped. But right now we see no need to cancel.

Yeh, we're still going on CCL VISTA 2/26....(if you don't like the latest group talking heads experts spouting whatever the latest interpretation of the statistics is, just change the channel...works every time.) They ought to be careful with some of those "throwback" events and "benefits" ....For some of us, they were just normal things that were expected on cruises that the bean counters took away...the so-called "new generation" of cruisers don't know that they missed...

I agree with you!! Just wait and see!! The Sailabration cruise will be so much fun!!

We're not reconsidering our 3/6 sailing on the CCL Magic, but I'm just hoping that over the next few weeks the decision will still be ours to make. I read where a US Senator is starting to bark about the cruise lines vis-à-vis Covid , and calling on the CDC to shut them down again. Hopefully this one voice won't be joined by a chorus.

OK, now I'm starting to wonder if me personally reconsidering may soon even be an option. Check out this article.

https://www.cruisehive.com/msc-cruise-ship-denied-entry-to-its-own-private-island-in-the-bahamas/62897

If the cruise lines can't even call on their own private islands, and if more and more ports start denying entry, just what the hell are the cruise lines supposed to do? I want to go, but not if just a veritable cruise to nowhere. And I'm sure I'm not alone.

Jeez, talk about the modern day version of "Voyage of the Damned".

Thanks for sharing this information. The cruise lines have been following the rules set down by the CDC. The reward for doing so is.... 1.another set of rules 2. shut down 3. sanctions 4. limited ports of call 5. limited number of passengers 6. all of the above ????? Fingers crossed we come out of this round of Covid with fewer rules, but I doubt it. In my mind, it's a power thing.

Possible AP, even more likely than not....but what bothers me more than anything, is that the reports of these outbreaks are overwhelmingly amongst CREW...that REALLY irks me...and leads to all kinds of questions.....none of which have answers for publication amongst us mere passengers....

Great Point Yank. I'm sure the crews are all following their employers new protocols and procedures to a letter. No more of those blowout drunken parties and bunk hopping that one hears and reads about from time to time.

We are carefully watching things as we are supposed to sail in 30 days. We have some concerns. CDC is ending monitoring mid month and look to be stepping away, islands are refusing ships, our cruise just had all excursions for St Thomas pulled, a lot of ships are cancelling programs and entertainment due to staff sickness to the point that some ships have not much to do and a lack of wait staff causing backups at half filled dining rooms. On top of that the Canadian government has issued a travel advisory and increased border crossing restrictions. We have to watch these to ensure we are able to cross to get home.

The following may soon be heard over a cruise ships PA system:
Attention, due to an unforeseen shortage of healthy crew members, we are asking if there are any guests who may be interested in pitching in. If so, and IF:

If you are experienced in food service, please report to the headwaiter

If your passion is cooking, please see the head chef.

Are you mechanically inclined? Go talk to the chief engineer.

Like keeping your home ship shape? The head of housekeeping would love to hear from you.

Do you fancy yourself as a mixologist? The head bartender wants to chat.

Do you have a good sense of direction? The navigation team could use another pair of eyes.

Are you a Type A, take charge sort of person? Go speak to the captain, but it will have to be through his cabin door so as not to spread infection.

Guests who comply will receive a $50 OBC AND their choice of a beach bag or beach towel. Senior staff fill-ins will also receive a $50 FCC, and an employment application.

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