Vaccine cruise?

I do not understand why cruise lines simply do not announce right now that they will allow anyone who has had the vaccine to cruise as soon as the cruise lines have a sufficient number of people booked to leave port. This seems like a no-brainer at this point. In three months most of the usa and Europe will have had the opportunity to get the vaccine. Announce and prepare now!

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Well lets see. We don't know if the vaccine will make you a non spreader of the virus. We don't know if the vaccine will stop the virus from affecting you. The word on the street is that it will make it to where you aren't as sick. We don't know how long the vaccine lasts.

There are two types of vaccines that will be distributed. One has the dead virus and one doesn't. Add same thoughts from first paragraph for both types of vaccines.

We also have been informed in the last few days of a major variant to the virus cropping up in the UK.

Short story long is we don't know what we don't know yet. To me it isn't a no-brainer yet.

I know. People hate it when others don't 100 percent agree. I understand. I wouldn't be surprised if you were wrong on all assumptions about me. Nice try though. I simply explained to you potentially why Cruise lines haven't done what you've proposed.

Time to go back to my bomb shelter. You know... The one with the word paranoid all over it. Happy

That would take the control of cruises out of the hands of the CDC. They would never give up and that. Sorry for the Grinch like attitude, but I am frustrated with the whole CDC rules and lack of support for the cruise industry.Angry

I am a bit skeptical that most people will have had the opportunity to be vaccinated in the next 3 months. I am thinking this time frame will be more like 9 months.

Its all just so simple isn't it??? Your theory has more holes in it than I could possibly refute without my fingers starting to hurt.

Time- it all takes time.

And while we're at it, what're the cruise lines supposed to do about the millions of people who REFUSE to get the vaccine...ever....????

According to the local news, we won't have access to the vaccine for six months here. As for those that refuse the vaccine for whatever reason, the lines could (do not read as should) deny boarding.

I remember as an AF brat in the sixties, I had to get a whole slew of vaccines before I was allowed to leave the country - it could be the same with this one.

Before we can think of the ship crew. The cruise line would have to get enough vaccine for all crew, then give vaccine, injection 1 and in a month injection #2, then the 2 weeks for it to build up in the body to be in full force.

IMHO I'd rather see the vaccine first go to medical staff, police, fire, elder care staff, front lines workers in retail and delivery, teachers, the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Then to the general population.

Cool that you have a bomb shelter in your house, a few of the homes in my neighborhood still have them.

I am skeptical on that idea, but that would be a good way to protect the travellers.

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