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POLL: Will you sail on a cruise before there is a COVID-19 vaccine?

Will you sail on a cruise before there is a COVID-19 vaccine?  

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  1. 1. Will you sail on a cruise before there is a COVID-19 vaccine?

    • Yes
      232
    • No
      26
    • Unsure
      48


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Let's assume cruises begin before there is a vaccine available (which I think is a pretty reasonable expectation), and ports re-open to some extent and Royal Caribbean has new safety and health measures in place, will you go on a cruise?

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If we end up having antibodies to it, and they determine that antibodies actually prevent a person from being reinfected with Covid19 for a reasonable amount of time, then yes, we likely will prior to a vaccine.  We're still hoping we caught it on Symphony last Feb and just were asymptomatic (hey, it could happen!!!!).  But since we both have chronic conditions that they say make us higher risk, it's puts all of  our sailings in jeopardy (dangit).  If it was just me, I'd do it.  But my husband has several high-risk conditions and is a HUGE germophobe (y'all can't begin to imagine what I've been going through over the last 8 weeks).  He also hasn't seen any media for 8 weeks, so he doesn't really know what's going on out there except that he's one of the people they suggest not risk exposure.  

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I'm similar to @SpeedNoodles, in that I think both my younger daughter and I got it back in late January, when it first started showing up in the New York / NJ area. If that's correct and I can get an antibody test that proves it, you'll have to beat me off with a baseball bat to stop me setting foot on the gangway.

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Absolutely!

If Royal sent me an email today (should have received a apology one for the refund debacle) saying I was picked to be a test passenger to experience how new procedures on board would be,  I would have my bags packed in 30 minutes and at the port in 25 minutes. 

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There are so many variables at this point I have to say I'm not sure.  We have a cruise booked for next January and I honestly think its a 50/50 or less chance things will be in a position that I would take that cruise without the vaccine.  Cases were low in my area when we went to the stay-at-home order so I'm very confident it's not something we've been exposed to.  Certainly the number of infections at that time and the cruise lines response on how they are handling the situation will weigh heavily on the final decision.  Let's all root for that vaccine!  :)

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My family and I absolutely will be cruising at first chance. As serious as all this has been, I don't want the fear of "what if" to overrule the possibility of adventure for me. Just as with any disease or pandemic, it very well could hit me or my family at any moment, but the opportunity for memories and living life to its fullest outweighs that fear of there not being a vaccine yet. #StillGoing 

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In the process of booking a cruise for February for Hubby, daughter (35) and son (30).  This is replacing (sort of) a cruise we were supposed to take 10 years ago that was cancelled due to to family issues.  We are all finally in a place where we can take that family vacation together again.  I hope we can go, not sure I want to wait another 10 years!!!

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100% 

For me it's not the cruises that's the issue it's the flights 😞 not the new regulations that airlines are introducing but the simple fact god knows when International flights will start again so i can get to cruise 

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8 minutes ago, CruzOnBye said:

My family and I absolutely will be cruising at first chance. As serious as all this has been, I don't want the fear of "what if" to overrule the possibility of adventure for me. Just as with any disease or pandemic, it very well could hit me or my family at any moment, but the opportunity for memories and living life to its fullest outweighs that fear of there not being a vaccine yet. #StillGoing 

Said so Well!   

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Here’s how I look at it, it is a virus somewhat like the flu and we all know there isn’t a complete cure for that.  So there will be a vaccine developed and it won’t cure all, because it will be for a current strain that hasn’t mutated and will still require some form of treatment. With that being said, I say...let the cruising begin!

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6 minutes ago, monctonguy said:

Just need the border to open up and I am there...that's the real issue here in Canada!!..we are banned from even driving to a neighboring province so not sure when i'll be able to get away again.

This is exactly where my thinking is at.  I'm fine with going, we need to be cautious but cannot live our lives in fear.  And it just make spending more time in my cabin the cool thing to do.  We normally hang out in there a lot anyway.  We cruise for relaxation, we don't need to do much.  I need the borders to open though.

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Sorry that y’all Canadian won’t be allowed to cruise, much less travel this year based on how your current leadership is looking at it. This isn’t me trying not to be obnoxious or anything, just your government is more restricted in what you can do based on current laws. 

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