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How I'll Cruise Differently After Covid-19

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Just now, FManke said:

Everybody is hyper focused on the here and now with Covid-19.

But, how will you cruise differently after Covid-19?

Will you do anything differently?

Happy future cruising!

Nope. I work in healthcare as an ICU RN. Wash your hands and dont cough or sneeze on people. Viruses come and go.

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I'll be the honest, realist, voice and say I'll probably do nothing different. Soon things will settle down and it'll no longer be covered by media. People will forget all about the extra precautions they once took.

On a cruise I wash my hands often but don't put much thought into getting sick. I'll do the same on my upcoming sailing in September.

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Great topic for people to respond to.

When do you all think the cruise lines will be back up and running, "business as usual"?  Once the suspension ends, it will probably take some time for the itineraries to be rescheduled and the destinations to clean up from this mess before they welcome tourist back into their countries. 

I suspect this is going to hurt the industry for at least 3-6 months. 

I'm doing my best to get "real" people's opinions and not pay any attention to the circus my husband is watching on tv.  LOL!  

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I will be sure to take airborne twice a day. This has been my normal routine when traveling for years. I just got off a 7 day cruise on the Explorer last week. They were doing such a great job sanitizing the ship I got lax in taking my airborne (I still practiced religious hand washing). I now have bronchitis and an ear infection. 

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I won't do anything differently on a cruise -- I already exercise the best hygiene practices I can given the large crowds and the fact the ship's my home for several days.

This has driven home the importance of travel agents for me, though, and I will certainly never book a trip on my own. Also, I now understand the value of keeping an eye on prices even after you book and even pass final payment -- the upgrades that can be found are sometimes fantastic!

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I hope something the cruise lines have done for years carries over to land and that is Purell everywhere! No touch Purell stations in every store and restaurant and mall and everything else. I love it when we are on a cruise. I use it every single time I see one, multiple times. I hope that land based stores adopt that policy. 

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1 hour ago, Quilter620 said:

I will be sure to take airborne twice a day. This has been my normal routine when traveling for years. I just got off a 7 day cruise on the Explorer last week. They were doing such a great job sanitizing the ship I got lax in taking my airborne (I still practiced religious hand washing). I now have bronchitis and an ear infection. 

Gee I am sorry to hear that!  I am a believer in zink so I take ZiCam when on cruises.  I can't resist the Solarium pools and hot-tubs, so for some reason it always seems like I come home with the sniffles.  It usually goes away pretty quick though.

We disembarked the Anthem this morning and I can't say we did anything much different than usual, except this time we carried our own hand sanitizer with us.

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5 minutes ago, YOLO said:

Gee I am sorry to hear that!  I am a believer in zink so I take ZiCam when on cruises.  

My cabin mate took the ZiCam gummies and she stayed healthy. I may switch to those for my cruise next year. 

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1 hour ago, Quilter620 said:

I will be sure to take airborne twice a day. This has been my normal routine when traveling for years. I just got off a 7 day cruise on the Explorer last week. They were doing such a great job sanitizing the ship I got lax in taking my airborne (I still practiced religious hand washing). I now have bronchitis and an ear infection. 

I would get a coronavirus test.

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1 minute ago, Mljstr said:

Yes, my change is I will never book an inside cabin no matter how cheap it is! Just the thought of a possible quarantine in an inside cabin scares me😱

I didn't think of that angle but boy do I agree. I have only had one inside cabin and that was my first. I did have a Promenade view but at least we had a window and a view of something. You bring up a GREAT point though.

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2 hours ago, CowboyMedic said:

Nope. I work in healthcare as an ICU RN. Wash your hands and dont cough or sneeze on people. Viruses come and go.

Paramedic Firefighter here and I also work part time in the ER as a ED Tech, no change here other than washing my hands and using hand sanitizer as usual.  People are going nuts over this thing and do not realize that yes it is deadly but mainly to those that are old/young in age and have secondary conditions such as diabetes or congestive heart failure.  For the average person that is young or middle aged then it is almost like a case of the flu.  The coronavirus is not as lethal as some media outlets are making it seem, that being said I know that it is spreading rapidly but its just not as lethal as some are fearing that it is. 

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2 minutes ago, Jill said:

Being a stage 4b cancer survivor, I adopted stringent personal protocols when I was in treatment that stay with me today. I avoid the Windjammer as much as I can. I take a lot of supplements for my immune system as well. Don’t touch handrails or elevator buttons. Wash hands a lot. 

Glad to hear you are a survivor. ❤️

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I’m going to make sure to follow the 20 second rule with hand washing because I didn’t realize you had to wash for that long for it to be effective. I’ll also be more religious about taking zinc 2 weeks before and through the trip to help my immune system fight cruise crud. 

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2 minutes ago, RCIfan1912 said:

Glad to hear you are a survivor. ❤️

3 1/2 years NED (no evidence of disease). Our May Symphony is to celebrate as we’ve done the past 3 1/2 years. Hopefully our Italy/Greece cruise on Odyssey in October of 2021 will be celebrated official Remission 

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3 minutes ago, Jill said:

3 1/2 years NED (no evidence of disease). Our May Symphony is to celebrate as we’ve done the past 3 1/2 years. Hopefully our Italy/Greece cruise on Odyssey in October of 2021 will be celebrated official Remission 

That is awesome and I hope no more cruises, your and mine are not called. Again, very happy you are a survivor. My father passed away of cancer going on 12 years now. I know a little bit of what you went through and do NOT want anyone to. Someday hopefully it will be a thing of the past.

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