Hesitant to Cruise?

Avid (and new) cruisers - has the coronavirus made you at all hesitant to book a new cruise? Have you changed any of your upcoming travel plans based on the news?

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Nope..got a bunch booked over the next 2 years, including one coming up. Not gonna pretend it hasn't concerned us, mainly because the cruise lines are liable to adjust/cancel cruises because of its impact. We try to practice reasonable sanitation/anti-bacterial processes, but you cant wrap yourself in cotton..or should I say plastic. I will say, that I don't believe the "numbers" reported as affected. Those are world wide numbers, and if you believe em, I got several bridges to sell. I think its way worse than reported.

According to the John Hopkins Medical center (don't ask how I got this information), there are currently 53 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the USA. 36 of those are from the Sky Princess in quarantine somewhere in Kansas. So the current risk in the US is low for the Coronavirus.

I get it. There are "certain sources" I would believe implicitly, even in cyber.

Unfortunately, there are many others which I would NEVER believe. And as far as a vaccine goes, you could never get enough produced to innoculate "the world", even if one existed. ...you can't even get the population of the US to agree on vaccines. Hence diseases supposedly eradicated generations ago come back. The media keeps harping on flu vaccines. yet tens of thousands of people die in the USA every year from the flu. Guess the flu isn't sexy enough. Governments lie...ours...theirs...and the beat goes on. Im kind of curious to see what the terminal area in NOLA looks like this time around. think anyone will be wearing masks?

Depends on when ... today being fat Tuesday i am sure there are lots of masks being worn around the terminal area ;)

outstanding!!! yuk yuk!!

News story about an MSC ship turned away from Jamaica and Grand Cayman due to a crew member showing symptoms.

On the positive side US biotech companies are announcing vaccines that are ready for FDA approval to begin human trials. If that pans out, would expect some of the anxiety to decrease.

OGW...that thought has occurred to us as well. thats why I commented on what it'll be like in the cruise terminal with a few thousand peeps milling around. go ahead...cough...sneeze...

And I wish this whole idea of a vaccine miracle would be looked at in the cold light of reason. It doesn't exist, and while I believe all kinds of drug co's are working on it, new drugs take quite awhile to become "blessed". besides, who is going to get it? you would need BILLIONS of doses...and like I opined alsewhere, you can't even get Americans to be properly inoculated. Mebbe the Chinese could get a billion peeps to line up for shots, but in the meantime, the economy has long since tanked. Cruising would be the last thing on anyones mind. And yes, we've got "enough irons in the fire" too. well said.

I'm amazed that woman from the CDC put out that warning.."not a question of IF, just a question of WHEN, and how bad..",,,can POTUS fire her too?? And if the WHO declares a pandemic, what does THAT mean? nothing good I'm sure....

Does this mean we're having second thoughts...nope...we're definitely going...but alot can happen in a month, no use pretending it can't....

Yup.

And seeing a steady increase in emails, targeted ads and steady price drops from cruise lines makes me think that something's up.

if you're a member on this forum, you're still cruisin' no matter whatWink

No hesitation whatsoever. Six more cruises booked for this year, including one from Italy, and we will sail as planned. Statistically I am hundreds (thousands?) of times more likely to catch the more-contagious, more-fatal seasonal flu that goes around every year at work than catching coronavirus on a ship.

Hmm, does that mean cruising saves lives? Surprised

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