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Since we are keeping track of Covid after cruising...........

Who has gotten Covid after the grocery store? The movies? The ball game? Theme park? The mall? The family reunion?

We criticize the CDC and mainstream media for unfair scrutiny of the cruise ship industry and then we give them nice threads like this on a public message board to fuel the fire.

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18 minutes ago, Vancity Cruiser said:

Since we are keeping track of Covid after cruising...........

Who has gotten Covid after the grocery store? The movies? The ball game? Theme park? The mall? The family reunion?

We criticize the CDC and mainstream media for unfair scrutiny of the cruise ship industry and then we give them nice threads like this on a public message board to fuel the fire.

Yes, we are just adding fuel to the fire, aren't we?  

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20 minutes ago, Vancity Cruiser said:

Since we are keeping track of Covid after cruising...........

Who has gotten Covid after the grocery store? The movies? The ball game? Theme park? The mall? The family reunion?

We criticize the CDC and mainstream media for unfair scrutiny of the cruise ship industry and then we give them nice threads like this on a public message board to fuel the fire.

Preach

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21 minutes ago, Vancity Cruiser said:

Since we are keeping track of Covid after cruising...........

 

I sort of get where you are coming from but how I see it is it prepares me for how I will conduct myself on the cruise. I may choose to wear masks in elevators or crowded places as I do now. I see this thread as a warning for people who choose to take it. 

 

I totally get your point about getting in anywhere else and not debating that at all, in fact I've done my best not to debate ANYTHING covid related on here. - I just think I'm coming at it a little differently.

 

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14 minutes ago, smokeybandit said:

Someday soon the stigma of covid on a cruise ship will disappear. But of course not until the CDC relinquishes its grip

YES!!!!!

I don't think we need to treat a cruise ship any differently than we do any other crowded venue.  Today's cruise ships are little cities on water.  But, much more enjoyable, if you let it be.  

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Our cruise on the Harmony is in 19 days.  We plan on taking plenty of small hand sanitizers and use them whenever we touch a elevator button or a door handle and etc (we do this here also).  We will not be eating in the Windjammer due to everyone serving themselves without gloves.  There are 8 in our party so we will fill an elevator pretty well.  We are on the 14th floor so we will use the elevators more often.

We cruise again in 52 days our of Amsterdam so I want to be extra diligent if light of this.  We are Vax and Boosted but I know we can still possibly get it; however, we plan on getting lots of fresh air and sunshine and enjoying everything Harmony has to offer.

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57 minutes ago, Vancity Cruiser said:

Since we are keeping track of Covid after cruising...........

Who has gotten Covid after the grocery store? The movies? The ball game? Theme park? The mall? The family reunion?

We criticize the CDC and mainstream media for unfair scrutiny of the cruise ship industry and then we give them nice threads like this on a public message board to fuel the fire.

Right?!?! My wife got covid from a co-worker. People get Covid in all different types of places, not just cruises!!

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I have cruised 5 times since the restart, including about 15 nights on 3 different ships consecutively during the height of omicron. Haven't tested positive and I attribute that to me personally. Even before covid I was an active handwasher and social distance practicing person, I also took the stairs mostly. I haven't had to change most of my routine with the exception of following mask guidelines when required. You can get sick anywhere, from anything, at any time if you aren't careful. The amount of people I see who would come to the buffet and try to ignore the handwashing station or who don't use sanitizer is astounding. Covid is everywhere, there is no way to be 100% on when you got and who exposed you to it. 

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1 hour ago, Vancity Cruiser said:

Since we are keeping track of Covid after cruising...........

Who has gotten Covid after the grocery store? The movies? The ball game? Theme park? The mall? The family reunion?

We criticize the CDC and mainstream media for unfair scrutiny of the cruise ship industry and then we give them nice threads like this on a public message board to fuel the fire.

PLUS 1 on this comment right here. 

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We got off Anthem on Friday. My wife tested negative on Friday, but positive on Saturday after feeling like she had a cold. I'm still testing negative with no symptoms.

It's almost certainly attributed to the cruise, but we knew the risks before booking and wouldn't change a thing.

This is the first time either of us has caught Covid, and that includes living in a house when my son caught Covid a few months ago. I think you have to try & get on with living your life as normal as possible (but I haven't always have that opinion). I think the effectiveness of the vaccine has allowed us that luxury.

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1 hour ago, whitsmom said:

Our cruise on the Harmony is in 19 days.  We plan on taking plenty of small hand sanitizers and use them whenever we touch a elevator button or a door handle and etc (we do this here also).  We will not be eating in the Windjammer due to everyone serving themselves without gloves.  There are 8 in our party so we will fill an elevator pretty well.  We are on the 14th floor so we will use the elevators more often.

We cruise again in 52 days our of Amsterdam so I want to be extra diligent if light of this.  We are Vax and Boosted but I know we can still possibly get it; however, we plan on getting lots of fresh air and sunshine and enjoying everything Harmony has to offer.

Those are wonderful and personal policies you have put in place; but have absolutely nothing to do with Covid mitigation.  
Sanitation however is always a good thing. 

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I just spent 9 days on a vacay in Cali including 4 days on navigator and 3 days at Disneyland jammed into lines and rides. Ate out multiple times. never wore a mask once. Paid it no mind like the old days. Was certain we’d get something at some point. Didn’t care. Never got the ‘Rona. Lucky sure,  but also vaxxed and living La vida loca. Man I love cruising!! 

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9 minutes ago, GatorCruiser said:

I just spent 9 days on a vacay in Cali including 4 days on navigator and 3 days at Disneyland jammed into lines and rides. Ate out multiple times. never wore a mask once. Paid it no mind like the old days. Was certain we’d get something at some point. Didn’t care. Never got the ‘Rona. Lucky sure,  but also vaxxed and living La vida loca. Man I love cruising!! 

Much like colds and the flu, some people are much more prone to getting airborne viruses than others.
 

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54 minutes ago, TXcruzer said:

Those are wonderful and personal policies you have put in place; but have absolutely nothing to do with Covid mitigation.  
Sanitation however is always a good thing. 

Oh I agree with you 100% but it makes me feel like I am at least trying to lessen my chances.  I don't want to miss our Bucket List British Isles trip....

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I have cruised three times since the restart. No masks, social distancing or other behavioral changes unless directed to do so. 
None in my travel party acquired Covid on any of these amazing cruises. 

I share this experience for those who think that unless they are hyper vigilant with all the alleged Covid reducing behaviors, they will catch Covid. 

Only guaranteed way I know to not get Covid on a cruise is to not go on a cruise.
Same for avoiding shark attacks by not going near the ocean….or aquarium. 
 

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Cruised 4 times since the restart (23 nights) and never caught COVID.  We spent 5 nights in Disneyworld last week and 3 of the 4 of us came home with COVID (the 4th had COVID in January).  We tested because we felt like crap with bad coughs.  

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On 6/27/2022 at 6:22 PM, Vancity Cruiser said:

I'm curious for all those testing positive if you have symptoms or why are you testing? Just because you heard others are testing positive? I've never understood the testing of non symptomatic individuals.

I figure many either have symptoms or need to test to return to work. We both tested positive, but ours was just for clarification when we got sick on the way home. We both had 102-103° fevers that lingered for several days, head congestion, cough, and I lost sense of taste/smell for a week.  We tested as a courtesy to coworkers while this contagious variant is going around, and to let our employers know why we were not immediately returning to work.  

Before this, we only tested to cruise.  And we do plan to cruise again. We know the risks. Flying seems like a much higher risk to us, especially when we are on the plane for hours. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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