NOBODY MAY BE GOING ANYWHERE

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/09/azar-cruise-ship-shutdown-coronavirus-124645

It seems unlikely, but who knows. This is a continuation of the "meetings" that started last Saturday.

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I seriously doubt you will be all alone on the ship..but if you were, just think of the top notch service you would get!! More food, and drinks for you! Big Smile

It seems more ports are closing entry to cruise ships. San Juan, according to my online readings, will only allow cruise ships to dock when they are assured no sick passengers are on board. How do you monitor that?

I am happy you plan to enjoy your vacation, no matter what your friends say. You will meet a lot of like minded people and probably have a great time. If you end up at a big table alone, ask to move to one nearby. Bon Voyage! Love

You keep people on board and keep taking their temps, and if theres someone with "only" the flu, or a bad cold, all bets are off. It took two days to figure out how to get all the passengers off that other Princess ship. And, fwiw, I don't think they'll be all that nice about it either. As in "You're not taking MY temperature!"...response.."wanna bet?" Somehow hundreds of students "studying abroad" were magically plucked out of Italy..not one was tested. unless of course, all 340 of em decided to lie just to make things interesting. Either way, its a sad situation. Yes, the "flu" is statistically worse, every year..but at least it has a vaccine. Granted, of dubious effectiveness, and lots of peeps can't be bothered. This is just a little different. We were trying to convince ourselves to go. It might magically disappear. Heard it from the highest office in the land. In a month? Is it worth the risk? And, would we even enjoy ourselves? welllll…..

Until the cruise is cancelled, I'm going. Ive been planning this trip for 4 years. I dont care if the ship just leaves US waters, and I can drink and use the Casino while aimlessly wandering for 7 days.

I hear ya. Now the WHO has declared it a pandemic. Greece and Ukraine has closed schools and universities. German govt has stated that close to 70 percent of their population will be hit by the virus. Even Iceland has several cases. I think it is more than simply washing ones hand (according to a number of posters here and other sites) to contain this virus. Still a lot to learn about this latest virus and things may change but for now.....

One advantage of all the precautions is that it also slows down the spread of the regular flu and other contagious diseases.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been cancelled.. it is a huge Houston tradition, for like 89 years. I believe the Mayor pressured the rodeo people into cancelling it.

Still not going to panic, as I am not a fan of the rodeo and my hands are so clean they are peeling LOL I have faith that in 52 days things will be on the upswing

Lots and lots of things are cancelled...the NY AUTO SHOW...SEATTLE schools for 2 wks, COMICCON!!! TV shows with no audiences, sporting events with no body in the stands, folks "working" (yuk yuk) from home, some Senators have "something", the NY Natl Guard cordoning off a section of Westchester, dare I even mention the OLYMPICS??....couldn't list them all and besides I am NOT your local news. hehehe...however, claiming the media has blown it out of proportion is....well....

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