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  • When Life Returns Will You Cruise?

    My daughter has long requested a Cruise for her Senior Trip. Well, because those things book so far in advance we already have ours booked for June, 2021. My sort of straw-poll question is:

    After this thing how willing...and how soon (if ever) will you cruise again? I'm of two minds:

    - There will not be a better time to cruise than right after this because of the high level of "alert" ships will be on. Ships will probably be the most hygienic they've been in cruising history.

    - The industry might be in a "hair-trigger" mode where at the first sign of infection things get cancelled or you're stuck on the ship for weeks on end in quarantine, which I have to imagine is a special kind of short term hell.

    No better time?
    Risk of hell?
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

  • #2
    Nein. Nyet. Nope.

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    • #3
      I have never been on a cruise and have no desire to ever go on one even before this virus hit. so my answer is QO'.

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      • #4
        Well, since Oceana is sitting on about 10 grand of my money, for the Mediterranean cruise we are supposed to leave on in 6 days, rest assured I'll be out there in either 2021 or 2022 !

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gm View Post
          Nein. Nyet. Nope.
          Second the motion!

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          • #6
            We could do another river cruise on a boat with under 100 cabins. There would be a greater chance catching something on the flight there, or visiting the breweries and wineries along the river, than on board.

            We took an Alaskan cruise years ago on a reasonable size vessel. Not bad, but the next trip will be in a Land Rover on the Alaskan Marine Highway, then driving north, possibly to the Arctic Ocean. We can find our own restaurants, and pour our own plonk, and stay as long as we want at stops on the way.
            Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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            • #7
              We've done a few cruises, enjoyed them, and were looking around for more later this year or next year at times not conflicting with track meets or social obligations. There are several attractive cruise destinations that we haven't been to and would certainly have considered on the right ship (not a big one) at the right time of year. All that, of course, has changed. We're not making new travel plans, near or far, until we know more about the risks. Right now, there's no way I'd get on a cruise (or a plane, for that matter).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                We've done a few cruises, enjoyed them, and were looking around for more later this year or next year at times not conflicting with track meets or social obligations. There are several attractive cruise destinations that we haven't been to and would certainly have considered on the right ship (not a big one) at the right time of year. All that, of course, has changed. We're not making new travel plans, near or far, until we know more about the risks. Right now, there's no way I'd get on a cruise (or a plane, for that matter).
                My thoughts exactly. I've been on two cruises and enjoyed them both. We were looking forward to a river cruise or two in Europe next year. At this point the idea of traveling is off the table until things blow over. Could be a while . . .

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                • #9
                  Been on 3 cruises. Thoroughly enjoyed them, except the putting on 5 kgs each time. Non stop access to "free" food does that.

                  When cruises stRt again they are likely to be pretty cheap. We intend doing a Mediterranean cruise and a Danube cruise.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                    We've done a few cruises, enjoyed them, and were looking around for more later this year or next year at times not conflicting with track meets or social obligations. There are several attractive cruise destinations that we haven't been to and would certainly have considered on the right ship (not a big one) at the right time of year. All that, of course, has changed. We're not making new travel plans, near or far, until we know more about the risks. Right now, there's no way I'd get on a cruise (or a plane, for that matter).
                    I should have added that the rules, and the rules of common sense, may be different for some people than for others. Being in what the CDC defines as a vulnerable category because of my age, I may have to remain at home or at least not go in crowded places like theaters or stadia, or go on airplanes or take cruises, until I am vaccinated or can otherwise be satisfied that I am not so vulnerable. One thing is absolutely certain--I cannot possibly get any younger.

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                    • #11
                      I haven't been on one since I was a kid. I'd love to, just seems expensive and I'd rather not be around that many people for so long. I'm more of an introvert. If you could spend more time on islands I'd go. But the virus situation wouldn't make me reconsider if an opportunity arose after we're back to normal.

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                      • #12
                        I did a Hawaii cruise as a "staff" member in exchange for giving five one hour lectures on the geology of the West coast fault system, Hawaii, volcanoes. continental drift and fifty years in the oil patch, which actually drew the most interest and post lectures interviews in the lounges and hallways.
                        Fascinating table mates including a retired US Marshall, his retired DEA wife, a priest from Dublin, Ireland and his haberdasher companion, a very attractive young woman US customs agent dead heading from a softball tournament in CA, who donned her uniform and went on duty when we left the ship, the ship Rabbi and ship Protestant minister, a retired psychology professor/author from UCLA who played piano in the lounge and danced with the blue haired ladies, a very talented young married couple between Vegas gigs,who sang in the lounge in the evenings. Caught the red eye out of Austin after Texas Relays Saturday night, boarded ship in San Diego 0600 Sunday morning... -schedule worked perfectly for me to photograph every county court house and government building in the state..loved it , would go again.. just on the chance that customs official would be on duty again.
                        I was invited by the cruise line to do the same gig on cruises to Mediterranean, Balkans, Alaska, Caribbeans ..more active in oil biz in those days, could not fit it in.
                        More recently, did a Alaska cruise as a civilian.. different experience but fun..

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                        • #13
                          Nah... Seems to me like being trapped in a Law Vegas casino.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jc203 View Post
                            Nah... Seems to me like being trapped in a Law Vegas casino.
                            I agree...sort of. On our one cruise that WAS my opinion of the ship. It was kitschy (although there were definite cool things as well) but FOR SURE the ports of call were the highlight. A floating hotel that you only have to move in and out of once.
                            You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                            • #15
                              That's the advantage of cruises. You can get to see a lot of different places without packing and unpacking every day. I look at cruises solely on the basis of where they start, where the end, and where they stop in between. Ideally, all new places I haven't been (or places I've been and want to see more of), and all places where there are interesting things to see or do. That's I've no interest in Caribbean cruises and others that stop at islands that are attractive mainly as beach resorts. If I want to go to a beach resort, I'll find a nice one and stay there for a few days. We've done that several times and enjoyed it.

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