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    Mar 04, 2020 2:35 AM GMT
    Would you? Take a cruse now?

    Here's a story........
    The wife is going on Carnival Cruise to Belize, Honduras, Cozumel and Grand Camin this weekend for $700.00 for 7 days all inclusive. I begged her not to go or reschedule over the past 2 weeks. She said I can go on the same trip for $143.00 now if I book it now.

    They could give me, my family and dog free tickets and I would STILL NOT NOW OR EVER GO ON A CRUSE!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 04, 2020 12:53 PM GMT
    I agree with you 100%. I don’t see what is so damned special about these cruises.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 04, 2020 2:38 PM GMT
    I've been on 5 cruises that included Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe (the Mediterranean) and I had a ball on every one of them. I love cruises. It's my favorite way to vacation. Hope to do another one soon
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    Mar 04, 2020 6:35 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI've been on 5 cruises that included Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe (the Mediterranean) and I had a ball on every one of them. I love cruises. It's my favorite way to vacation. Hope to do another one soon


    I'm sure they were all great but what about now?
    So many dirty people....
    I'm also not a big crowd fan
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    Mar 04, 2020 6:44 PM GMT
    I've never been on a cruise ship yet, but I'd really like to try it for maybe a week. The gay cruises look like paradise on water, it just depends on where the ship is going.
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    Mar 05, 2020 7:15 PM GMT
    I'm not into big crowds either and regularly hear of people getting sick from gastroenteritis while on a cruise.
    But then cruising for gay, and bi men, in the 80's, could be deadly too.
  • fitartistsf

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    Mar 06, 2020 3:59 PM GMT
    I love to travel. And having been in the US Navy, and love maritime history, etc. you would think I would love being on cruises. I love the history of traveling by ship. And also as an artist, love all of the old travel posters depicting travel by ships. I’ve never taken one, and I don’t think I will, not because of the health issues, but because you never get enough time to spend in any of the ports or locations were ships come into dock. You can’t get a good sense of the culture and the people in an afternoon. I am a fan of the travel guide, Rick Steves, who has always advocated getting out into the countryside, further away from the port if you’re in a big historic city, hitting all the historic spots but missing all the major tourist crowds, and cruise locations. Getting out and soaking up more local flavor/history then you can get at the souvenir markets along the port...
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    Mar 07, 2020 5:34 AM GMT
    I enjoy them very much. Since I tend to get up early in the morning and smelling the fresh sea air is amazing and exercising around the deck (walking or running) or gym gets me going in the morning. Also, the sunrises and sunsets are amazing to take some amazing photos not to mentioned the night sky where you can see the stars and lucky enough if in your sailing and you have a full moon. To me, is what you make of it - whether you partake in the shore excursions or do your own thing at port and get recommendations from the Port Shore Excursion Manager. I have done both. Additionally, when you cruise you pack and unpack once and that is it. I have done the traveling on a land excursion and that is old even with a small bag to unpack and pack the next day if your heading to another city. Also, I have gone with friends as well you do your own thing while you stay in the pool area, drinks, jacquzzi etc. versus going to other activities that are happening on board.
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    Mar 08, 2020 7:36 PM GMT
    Word is out that all cruse ships have stopped selling ticket due to the
    vampire virus.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 08, 2020 8:49 PM GMT
    suckitup saidWord is out that all cruse ships have stopped selling ticket due to the
    vampire virus.
    This Coronavirus is much more deadly than previously thought so obviously they are going to cancel all these cruises until this deadly disease is brought under control. I hate to say this but China has been the source, the ground zero of all these recent deadly diseases and they have done nothing to stop these diseases from spreading and some of their dietary and cultural norms have only caused the spread of these diseases. Probably it is time for an international quarantine of the People’s Republic of China until they get their act together and make some sorely needed changes to both dietary and cultural norms. The rest of the world should not be put at risk due to one country’s gross negligence.
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    Mar 09, 2020 2:40 AM GMT
    State Dept. Tells Americans to Avoid Cruise Ships, Despite Trump’s Misgivings
    The warning was another indication of the Trump


    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/08/us/politics/cruise-ship-warning.html
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    Mar 09, 2020 5:52 PM GMT
    People fighting over ‘rotten’ food on coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess cruise: passenger

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/09/people-fighting-over-rotten-food-on-coronavirus-stricken-grand-princess-cruise-passenger/
  • wild_sky360

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    Mar 09, 2020 7:37 PM GMT
    I don't know. Everyone is going to be exposed to it, eventually, and likely become immune to it for the rest of your life, even if you never got sick.
    Are you still worried about Swine Flu? Ebola? Zika? H1N1? MERS? SARS?

    That said, I'd rather be sick at home. But I can imagine some people who needed an extended vacation, even if it's involuntary. That's assuming they can get their heads around the idea instead of feeling trapped.
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    Mar 10, 2020 3:07 AM GMT
    Cruise ship struck by coronavirus docks at California port
    Authorities had barred the ship, with 3,500 people on board including 21 with the virus, from docking for four days.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/cruise-ship-struck-coronavirus-docks-california-port-200309182418358.html
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    Mar 11, 2020 1:02 AM GMT
    As coronavirus outbreak grows, cruise industry grapples with an unflattering spotlight http://bit.ly/2Q6BVIR #HNN

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    Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green and state Rep. Gene Ward are asking for a 60-day ship stoppage.

    “Essentially what we have are floating germ factories called cruise ships and they’re coming in,” Ward said. “Those who are coming in from the ship are from dozens of countries and we have to make sure that they don’t come in and infect our population."


    https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/03/10/floating-germ-factories-anxiety-within-cruise-ship-industry-puts-spotlight-hawaiis-ports/
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    Mar 11, 2020 4:34 AM GMT
    Everyone is looking at this virus like the glass is half empty. Now is the time for a cruise! Please contact your travel agent. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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    Mar 11, 2020 5:45 AM GMT
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    Mar 12, 2020 10:37 PM GMT
    Carnival's Princess Cruises suspends global operations for 2 months on coronavirus fears

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/carnivals-princess-cruises-suspends-global-operations-for-2-months-on-coronavirus-fears/ar-BB115PNm?ocid=spartandhp
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    Mar 30, 2020 3:17 AM GMT
    I think this industry is going to be doomed!
    Someone told me all the incubation for all
    the nasty stuff starts here.
    ?
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    Mar 30, 2020 3:36 AM GMT
    suckitup saidI think this industry is going to be doomed!
    Someone told me all the incubation for all
    the nasty stuff starts here.
    ?

    Nasty stuff starts at "wet markets". That's fairly clear.
    Cruise lines will recover.

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    Mar 30, 2020 3:46 AM GMT
    Yes, I agree. But when they get on the Cruise liners it seems to really
    multiply.....Seems like I'm always reading about food poisoning, salmonella and
    other shit like e coli? Now this too....lol
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    Mar 30, 2020 4:00 PM GMT
    As cruise ship carrying sick and dead passengers moves toward Florida, governor says state can't take them

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/as-cruise-ship-carrying-sick-and-dead-passengers-moves-toward-florida-governor-says-state-cant-take-them/ar-BB11USCd?li=BBnb7Kz
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    Mar 30, 2020 7:07 PM GMT
    suckitup saidgovernor says state can't take them

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/as-cruise-ship-carrying-sick-and-dead-passengers-moves-toward-florida-governor-says-state-cant-take-them/ar-BB11USCd?li=BBnb7Kz

    “Can’t” or “won’t”? In another thread I noted that Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale is semi-autonomous, with direct oversight authority residing with Broward County. Not with either the city nor with Florida, to my knowledge, despite what Gov. DeSantis may be implying.

    And rarely has the county ever stepped in to override the Port Director. Some of our County Commissioners are saying they will act to block this ship, and any others like it, presumably by ordering the Port Director, but there may not be any precedent or procedure for doing that.

    The US federal government, however, does have customs & immigration tools available, since Port Everglades is an international port. Hence why I believe the Florida governor said he’s consulting with Washington. I’m not sure the governor can do much directly himself, but the feds should be able to block the Zaandam from docking.

    I also like Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis’ suggestion to redirect the ship to a US Navy base for quarantine & passenger processing, also a federal decision. Gets those poor passengers off the ship and getting help, possible that some can be sent from there to their own US or foreign homes. And without overloading our local resources here, that are already being strained.
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    Mar 30, 2020 9:40 PM GMT
    Are homosexual and bisexual men, still cursing in the parks?
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    Apr 02, 2020 2:16 AM GMT
    Nobody

    With any sense

    Getting on another cruise ship

    Ever again