Cruising • Rough Seas Ahead

An estimated 15 million people annually take cruises from 23 ocean cruise lines that have experienced business growth year over year. Analysts saw no reason why this trend wouldn’t continue and the primary marketing emphasis has been on luring new customers to cruising rather than taking away market share from other companies. In the firstContinue reading “Cruising • Rough Seas Ahead”

Coronavirus (COVID-19) An Index

Information on the coronavirus, cruising and staying safe and healthy. For a couple of weeks we’ve been doing research and posting information regarding this pandemic. This is an index to our current information. Keep up to date with our articles, join today. General information about the history and spread and response to the coronavirus. TravelingContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19) An Index”

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cruising Update March 28th

Introduction Diamond Princess CDC Report The Zaandam Celebrity Eclipse The MV Artania The cruising industry has always been the focus of sensational reporting way back before the Titanic sank. Not sure why this is? The first in a series of disaster movies was the fictional story of the ocean liner Poseidon and the Titanic livesContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cruising Update March 28th”

COVID-19, Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV FYI

We, like you, have been following this pandemic and have had a number of questions. What follows is bits and pieces we’ve been able to find regarding just what on Earth is happening to us. What does COVID-19 stand for? In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, thisContinue reading “COVID-19, Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV FYI”

Final Report On The Diamond Princess

Everybody catches the flu. It’s just one of those facts of life and mostly it is an inconvenience. Maybe you lose a few days of work or school and you recover, unless you are part of a vulnerable group – underlying illness, immune compromised or elderly. Society works hard at reducing the spread of influenzaContinue reading “Final Report On The Diamond Princess”

COVID-19 Got You Stuck At Home? Want To Travel?

23 March 2020 Let’s Travel The World And See Amazing Things On The Magic Carpet Of The Internet We’re self-quarantined along with an amazing number of people worldwide. The internet is an incredible window to a world of information but it is also a virtual gateway to the world. Exploring yesterday I was amazed atContinue reading “COVID-19 Got You Stuck At Home? Want To Travel?”

Cruise And Travel Insurance In Light Of COVID-19

A Number Of New Articles Are Now Recommending “Cancel for Any Reason” Insurance The fact is most travel insurance policies only reimburse you for canceling your cruise under specifically identified conditions. Most of those involve medical issues with you or immediate family. Some policies also provide for work related emergencies. Based on our experience withContinue reading “Cruise And Travel Insurance In Light Of COVID-19”

Coronavirus (COVID-19) In Case You Get Sick

COVID-19? What to do if you become ill? Coronavirus struck near home today here in Florida which prompted me to explore who to contact and what to do. Someone close to us informed us that they may have COVID-19 and asked what they should do. They do not have a regular physician to contact andContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19) In Case You Get Sick”

Corona Virus Update 30

February 2020, The cruise industry is being seriously impacted by the coronavirus. Keep up to date on the latest news from cruise ports around the world. COVID-19 March 17th Keep up to date with The Intentional Traveler’s notices – Subscribe today. As of this morning in America, I cannot count the number of young peopleContinue reading “Corona Virus Update 30”