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Why I’m not sure a ‘coronavirus-safe’ cruise sounds like a fun time
the Points Guy ^ | Feb. 8, 2021 | Gene Sloan

Posted on 02/09/2021 12:46:02 PM PST by Capt. Tom

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This article says what a lot of Freepers have been saying about cruising with the covid-19 safety protocols in place onboard the cruise ships.

The last paragraph in the article says;"It is likely that as soon as a large percentage of the population is vaccinated for COVID-19 and case counts have come down that many of these rules and restrictions will begin to fade away."

Tom here-Unfortunately the CDC seems to be ignoring the vaccine hope that the Cruise Lines are relying on. Time will tell. -Tom

1 posted on 02/09/2021 12:46:02 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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“Covid safe” anything blows. Hotels are no longer any fun and I used to love going to hotels. Bars, restaurants and lobby are usually off limits. Everybody masked. We do VRBO now.


2 posted on 02/09/2021 12:53:28 PM PST by albie
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Since 2014, Mrs. pdunkin and I have traveled on The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise in January and October. It is her favorite two weeks out of the year. If the new protocols being proposed are put in place, the cruise we took last January will be our last. It really saddens me to say that but I just can’t see how anything resembling fun could happen under those rules.


3 posted on 02/09/2021 12:55:33 PM PST by pdunkin
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I’ve never been on a cruise and haven’t ever thought about it. However, with all the lockdown idiocy, there ain’t no way.


4 posted on 02/09/2021 12:58:18 PM PST by cyclotic (The most dangerous people are the ones that feel the most helpless)
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Like going to the prom wearing a chastity belt.


5 posted on 02/09/2021 12:59:13 PM PST by Walrus (I do not consent)
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“It is likely that as soon as a large percentage of the population is vaccinated for COVID-19 and case counts have come down that many of these rules and restrictions will begin to fade away.”

Not very likely. CDC objective is to minimize infections, illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths. The CDC objectives do not include having a good time. Doubt that and listen to what Fauci, et al, have to say about watching the superbowl, Christmas, etc.

The amazing thing is the number of posters I encountered on Cruise Critic that are perfectly fine with these restrictions as long as they get to cruise. Even the management there is cracking down on those who dissent from these restrictions.


6 posted on 02/09/2021 12:59:58 PM PST by DugwayDuke (Most prefer experts who only say things they agree with.)
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The vaccines are not working, people still get COVID. The ONLY thing that will solve this is getting politics out of medicine. There is nothing to be so fearful of, but the polidiots are using this as a means of control.


7 posted on 02/09/2021 1:01:30 PM PST by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Have!)
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“It really saddens me to say that but I just can’t see how anything resembling fun could happen under those rules.”

I suspect that’s the whole point.... absolutely, positively no fun for the peons just because TPTB decree such. After all, the rules are for thee and not for me.


8 posted on 02/09/2021 1:02:10 PM PST by LastDayz (A blunt and brazen Texan. I will not be assimilated.)
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The cruise only excursions requirement is just another way for the cruise line to make more money.
When I went on cruises, we usually hired our own guide or toured on our own. After you’ve travelled a while, you want the flexibility of your own guide or doing you’re own thing.

But I don’t see things going to back to where they used to be anyways.


9 posted on 02/09/2021 1:03:35 PM PST by grumpygresh (Civil disobedience by jury nullification. )
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Just in general, travel and vacationing will be more restrictive.

Just about anything you can imagine on a vacation, will be more restrictive and less fun, frankly.

Imagine a beach vacation where you are expected to social distance, mask up, perhaps wait in line for your turn to get down there. The same can happen at theme parks, museums, restaurants, just any public place you might go when traveling.

Personally I want to stay home until all this blows over. Assuming it does blow over.


10 posted on 02/09/2021 1:06:36 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: pdunkin; gibsonguy; NormsRevenge; Chgogal; Ann Archy; dennisw; entropy12; Captain Walker; ...
Since 2014, Mrs. pdunkin and I have traveled on The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise in January and October. It is her favorite two weeks out of the year. If the new protocols being proposed are put in place, the cruise we took last January will be our last. It really saddens me to say that but I just can’t see how anything resembling fun could happen under those rules.

The Cruise Lines won't be able to fill the Cruise ships as long as those onerous requirements are in place. Remember you have to pay to go on a cruise. - Tom

11 posted on 02/09/2021 1:08:46 PM PST by Capt. Tom (It's COVID 2021 - The Events, not us, are still in charge -Tom)
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> with all the lockdown idiocy, there ain’t no way <

Yep. Let’s say everyone on board is vaccinated. So the ship sails. And then there’s a Covid outbreak. That’s not unlikely.

Then what? Then that ship gets quarantined, and I hope you like your stateroom. Because nobody’s getting off that ship until some bureaucrat says so.


12 posted on 02/09/2021 1:14:01 PM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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The cruise only excursions requirement is just another way for the cruise line to make more money. When I went on cruises, we usually hired our own guide or toured on our own. After you’ve travelled a while, you want the flexibility of your own guide or doing you’re own thing.

Absolutely.
Where the cruise lines once again shoot themselves in the foot is with the ship only -no contact with the locals approach.

The reason ports welcome cruise ships is the money spent ashore in bars, restaurants, shops, excursions etc.

When you forbid those ship/shoreside interactions the ports have no problems saying go somewhere else, you are not helping us out financially. This is happening in a lot of ports.

The cruise lines don't seem to know how to handle this. -Tom

13 posted on 02/09/2021 1:29:34 PM PST by Capt. Tom (It's COVID 2021 - The Events, not us, are still in charge -Tom)
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Got my email from Norwegian today. Didn’t read in depth but looks like any $ they’re holding will be able to push into Dec 2022 as opposed to expiring Dec 2021. Looks like they’re giving up on 2021


14 posted on 02/09/2021 1:48:37 PM PST by GQuagmire
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My apartment complex locked down the swimming pool for the better part of the summer last year (from March through July). It has remained unlocked ever since. Still no non-resident guests are permitted although that doesn’t seem to stop the non-residents who sneak in and use it with NO residents present.

I’ve been to a bar since the somewhat lockdown has been slightly lifted. You’d better bring someone there or be prepared to drink alone because you can’t mingle or do anything.

The breweries that are open and have beer gardens can be a bit more open atmosphere.

I find that liberal business owners have conceded a need to be open and get some money to pay rent and retain employees but most still take it out on their customers. Other places are a bit more adult about it.


15 posted on 02/09/2021 1:56:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Call on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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Reminds me of the people who vacationed in Hawaii and had to stay locked in their rooms for 2 weeks.


16 posted on 02/09/2021 1:57:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Call on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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To: CodeToad

Point out that H1N1 still exists and circulates.


17 posted on 02/09/2021 1:58:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Call on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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To: Dilbert San Diego

>>Personally I want to stay home until all this blows over. Assuming it does blow over.

If you are a liberal worth a billion dollars it already has blown over. Just ask John F. Kerry.


18 posted on 02/09/2021 2:00:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Call on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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I really don't care if I get it. I will go on any cruise that does not require the mask and social distancing nonsense.

I've spent the last year 99% mask free. I only wear it in businesses out of respect for those who own them. I don't want to cause any trouble with the state for the business owners - the people who truly make America great. I don't want to cause these people any trouble.

Soon as I leave the place of business, the mask comes right off.

Was one of the 500,000 or so who crowded DC on Jan 6 (come and get me) with no mask worn on Metro or on the Washington Mall. Still healthy as an ox.

Where is the big outbreak from those half million plus maskless and non-social distancing Trump supporters who filled up DC on Jan 6?

I rest my case.

19 posted on 02/09/2021 2:03:40 PM PST by SamAdams76 (By stealing Trump's second term, the Left gets Trump for 8 more years instead of just four.)
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The real question is, is it government safe?

When the ship turns into a prison/petri dish because no one allows you to make port or disembark - that’s actually the bigger threat.


20 posted on 02/09/2021 2:13:32 PM PST by fruser1
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