Zika virus and cruise lines' offer for pregnant cruisers

Just picked this news up.

"Three major cruise lines announced it will allow some passengers to change or cancel their cruises to countries where the Zika virus is active. Norwegian, Carnival and Royal Caribbean are among the cruise lines that will offer pregnant women rescheduling of their voyage for a future date or to change their cruise to a region that isn’t affected by the Zika virus." 

How many people do you think will reschedule their vacations?

I think the cruise lines are handling this appropriately.



2 Answers

The effects of this virus on a developing fetus are tragic and avoidable. I can't imagine that anyone would risk the chance of microencephaly and profound mental retardation simply to go on vacation. What is especially worrisome is the fact that there are some who may not realize they are pregnant when they go on vacation.

I heard that this might be happening. This is a case of the cruiselines just doing the right thing.


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