Would you wear a mask to go on a cruise

When I saw that question, it right away got my attention. And I began to wonder. And I think I would. I enjoy cruising that much.

And where did I see this question ... why RCL asked it


24 Answers

Honestly, it doesn't even bother me anymore. I work in a nursing home and have to wear one for 8 hours a day.

A regular mask keeps others safe from you. To keep yourself safe from others you need a respirator. There are some that look similar to regular masks. We have been wearing them (respirators) when we fly during flu season for several years. Not sure how I feel about wearing one on a cruise for several hours a day. I don't think it can easily be enforced as the cruise lines aren't good at enforcing the no smoking on balconies or "dress codes" in the dining room. If it is determined that cruising is that unsafe, I think I'll stay home.

A cloth mask is not to uncomfortable, I wear them when taking a walk around the neighborhood. I do not like wearing a respirator for long periods. A hour in the market with a N95 on just makes me to warm and uncomfortable.

Nope! You guys know I love cruising so much (enough to build my career around it!) but I don't think I'd have any fun if that were required. I'd take a bunch of other types of trips (more local if necessary) before I'd get on a ship where I have to wear one most of the time.

Mixed feelings...but I guess I would....but that assumes the amenities we like on board are still accessible..and besides, AUNTIE is right...still waiting for those "rules" that the CDC will approve.

Mask? I do not think so. There is still the bigger question of sanitizing. Are you designated a chair near the pool or will it be a major wipe down after each occupant? Dinner arrangements- how many to a table and when do you line up, etc. Too many unknowns!!!!!

I think that is a great question however I'm not sure of my answer.

If I want to cruise, and the stipulation was that a mask needed to be worn I would have no problem complying. I wear a cloth mask for shopping all the time now - it's required in most of our local stores.

I figured out part of my discomfort with a respirator, it goes up high on my nose, that pushes my glasses up and then I'm not looking through the center of the lens and that affects my vision making me a bit dizzy. Kind of like walking around with your reading glasses on because when they are pushed up I'm looking through the bi-focal part of the lens.

Welcome back BonnMike, long time no see.

Unless he's driving, my DH just takes his glasses off. I can't do that. So much for the fair world theory.

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