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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2020 07:18 pm
With the coronavirus upon us, how many have made plans to travel? How many canceled or waiting for more news? My wife and I made plans to cruise the Puget Sound next month, and as far as we are informed, the cruise is a go with American Cruise Line. The cruise line is sharing information about current cruises now going on, and they report everybody is happy, and enjoying their cruise. They are taking the necessary precautions. What do you think?
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2020 10:26 pm
@cicerone imposter,
It seems like a nice way to enjoy some good sights and fresh air away from home. Might as well go for it.
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2020 09:49 am
@Sturgis,
Agreed - my daughter's trip overseas was just canceled - to me this was dumb. They were traveling where there are no cases - so instead they are going to travel somewhere in the US - where there are many cases.

I really see no issue travel as long as you are not going to an area where there is a large outbreak.

In either case, I am not worried - she is a healthy teen so she will be as good being elsewhere as here around home.

Personally I think many in the local government have been acting as alarmist - and inconsistent - they canceled the St. Patricks Day Parade but will be holding the Boston Marathon - so it is pretty much up to the whim of our government which is worth the "risk."
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2020 03:46 pm
I canceled a trip to visit a museum in Chicago this spring.

The museum will presumably still be there next year.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2020 04:21 pm
@oralloy,
It's as safe in the museum as any other place where people might be.

The useless mayor (DeBozio) advised people not to ride the subways. He also advised that those who do should hunt for less crowded subway cars. During rush hour? Not sure that can happen.

As to the less crowded, the virus carrier might be anywhere, even in the subway car with only himself and 1 or 2 others. Those in the packed car might all be virus-free.
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2020 04:35 pm
@Sturgis,
Sturgis wrote:
any other place where people might be.

I'll be avoiding those places too.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2020 05:03 pm
@oralloy,
Worry helps lower the immune system which increases the risk of developing illness.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2020 05:15 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Yesterday the Canadian government advised against all cruise travel.

Quote:
Avoid all cruise ship travel
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is recommending that Canadians avoid all cruise ship travel due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Cruise passengers include travellers from around the world who may be arriving from areas with known or unknown spread of COVID-19. The virus can spread quickly on board cruises due to the close contact between passengers. Older people and people with a weakened immune system or underlying medical condition are at a higher risk of developing severe disease.

Recent cruise ship outbreaks of COVID-19 indicate that a large number of individuals onboard can become infected. While the majority of affected passengers may experience mild symptoms, there have been a significant number of cases requiring hospitalization and critical care, and some deaths have been reported.


https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html#cruise

on the travel advisory page there really isn't anyplace that I'd recommend as the safest places have the level of infection already found in Canada. The most recent local cases involve travellers coming in from the US, Germany, Switzerland and France. not encouraging


Just watched a clip of the Dutch prime minister apologizing to someone for shaking their hand at a meeting to announce that people are not to shake hands.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2020 10:17 pm
@ehBeth,
My wife was just reviewing the travel insurance she purchased for our trip. It seems to cover most things in the event we need to cancel or cut the trip short. I'm trying to keep up with the cruise line's information for our trip.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2020 12:59 am
@cicerone imposter,
You can only cut the trip short if they let you off the boat.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2020 06:48 am
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

My wife was just reviewing the travel insurance she purchased for our trip. It seems to cover most things in the event we need to cancel or cut the trip short. I'm trying to keep up with the cruise line's information for our trip.


read all of it carefully - travel insurance is very tricky. One time I used it - I started writing out the reason even with the doctors note and then found one item that would have caused the insurance to not apply. I re-worded the reason very carefully and left it more general - it worked and we did get our money back - but had I wrote specific details as I started to - I would not have gotten the money back.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2020 06:52 am
Now where in the US would you travel as a destination that would likely be the most germ invested virus laded place.........

Disney World.

Guess where my daughter's trip was re-scheduled to --- Orlando. Yep probably the only place in the US they could get a last minute deal and still keep the kids happy.

So instead of going to a small village in a country where no one has contracted the coronavirus and they would be helping people because the governor is not allowing schools to travel internationally because he does not want any more virus in our lovely state, they are traveling to area where it is a germ fest and people travel to from all areas of the world.

Makes perfect sense to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Thank you governor Baker!

So instead of helping people, they are going on STEM vacation - does sound pretty good - going to NASA, going to Animal Kingdom and work with animals - will learn the science behind things at Disney and yes some free time at the parks.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2020 07:38 pm
@Linkat,
If you're going to Florida, you shouldn't miss St Augustine
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
DescriptionThe Oldest Wooden School House is a wooden structure located at 14 St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida near the city gate. It is touted as being the oldest wooden school building in the United States. The exact date of construction is unknown, but it first appears on tax records in 1716. Wikipedia Opened: 1702
Also, Kennedy Space Center is fascinating for the whole family. https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2020 08:55 pm
@cicerone imposter,
The odd thing is my girls have just been to St.Augstine as we have family living there at least part time.
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