Jump to content

RC Announced onboard protocols through April 14


Recommended Posts

19 minutes ago, LizzyBee23 said:

You cannot say that "simple measures work". 

...it's beginning to tread beyond foolishness.

1. So sorry that you caught covid and glad that you recovered and that no one else in your family got it.

2. If you can say wearing masks if "beyond foolishness'," it would only be fair to allow others to believe and say that "simple measures work."  I don't think that dismissiveness really gets us anywhere on these boards that are designed to educate cruisers for RCCL.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, CruisingNewb said:

1. So sorry that you caught covid and glad that you recovered and that no one else in your family got it.

2. If you can say wearing masks if "beyond foolishness'," it would only be fair to allow others to believe and say that "simple measures work."  I don't think that dismissiveness really gets us anywhere on these boards that are designed to educate cruisers for RCCL.

... What? That must be some extrapolation of the transitive property of logic and mathematics that I'm just not getting. The point is anecdotes don't make data, and that when the actual data is analyzed "simple measures" can't be tied to any meaningful change in the state of the pandemic, especially not as it pertains to the way a business like RCL operates irrespective of the regulatory quagmire imposed on them by government agencies like the CDC.

Also, I'd conservatively wager at least half of RCL's customers aren't happy about the prospect of what amounts to stricter restrictions for most coming out of the Omicron wave, and also are less than excited about having to vaccinate their kids as part of that stricter experience in the climate of information continuously coming out which seems to undermine that benefit. You can see the tide turning too, in the way that the cruise line's major lobbying arm, CLIA, is also becoming more vocal. I personally think it would be jarring to not see that same representation of voices here, from actual RCL customers, and have to have a small laugh at the fact that heckles only seemed to get raised on page two of a forum after a slew of comments arbitrarily expressing an overly saccharine view of the whole affair.

Oh, and please don't be sorry for me. It was a two day illness made dramatically worse by the 10 day quarantine requirement when I still tested positive by PCR on day 7.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/3/2022 at 12:14 PM, Rene Desmarais said:

 

agreed, but once in your system, symptoms or not, it stays in your body for months

And that begs the question.....what do you do if you have had covid in the last 90 days before a cruise and the antigen test continues to show positive?  How are you supposed to prove that your infection was months ago?

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 minutes ago, cubfan300 said:

And that begs the question.....what do you do if you have had covid in the last 90 days before a cruise and the antigen test continues to show positive?  How are you supposed to prove that your infection was months ago?

 

It's unlikely an antigen will continue to test positive beyond 6-7 days following symptoms. It's the PCR that you can continue to test positive for "weeks". If you were recently positive, you should definitely take an antigen pre cruise. With that being said, it would be nice to see RCI be the next line to change their policy and allow a Certificate of Recovery in lieu of testing as Carnival and Princess already have (along with international air travel). 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My husband and I and my sister and her friend all tested positive for COVID last week (week of Feb. 7).  We are scheduled to leave on a cruise March 7.  We are all fine and according to our doctors not infectious at all.  My doctor has told me we *may* test positive for up to three months afterwards.  If this is true, then the cruise is a no-go, sadly.  Does RC allow for a doctor's certification at all?  We're besides ourselves that this happened.  😞

Link to comment
Share on other sites

27 minutes ago, csrsue said:

My husband and I and my sister and her friend all tested positive for COVID last week (week of Feb. 7).  We are scheduled to leave on a cruise March 7.  We are all fine and according to our doctors not infectious at all.  My doctor has told me we *may* test positive for up to three months afterwards.  If this is true, then the cruise is a no-go, sadly.  Does RC allow for a doctor's certification at all?  We're besides ourselves that this happened.  😞

They do not, but an antigen test will likely not show a positive result.  Don't do PCR.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

35 minutes ago, csrsue said:

My husband and I and my sister and her friend all tested positive for COVID last week (week of Feb. 7).  We are scheduled to leave on a cruise March 7.  We are all fine and according to our doctors not infectious at all.  My doctor has told me we *may* test positive for up to three months afterwards.  If this is true, then the cruise is a no-go, sadly.  Does RC allow for a doctor's certification at all?  We're besides ourselves that this happened.  😞

To be safe, get a quick test at the drug store and check. There basically the same test from Emed 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/14/2022 at 6:05 AM, LizzyBee23 said:

I caught COVID last month as a fully vaccinated adult, and no one in my house (including 2 unvaccinated kids) caught it without doing anything crazy like wearing a mask in my own home or depriving my kids from the full faced love of their mother for 5-10 days. 

You cannot say that "simple measures work". In fact, most evidence suggests it is tantamount to voodoo at this point, yet people commiting the same logical fallacy as the one you just made are setting policy from CDC in place under the belief that "well, it can't hurt". Except it can, and it's beginning to tread beyond foolishness.

Same infection went on to kill an otherwise healthy person on the other side of the family who didn’t take it seriously enough! Don’t need evidence, its just logical that wearing a mask and distancing will reduce the potential for exposure to some degree. So yeah it can’t hurt to at least try and protect some people. We weren’t out to try win a mother of the year award.
 

I’m sorry you find it foolish. But if it doesn’t affect you personally, then the problem doesn’t exist? Am I right? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...