Cruising Update May 11, 2020

As cruise fans we have received notices of cancellations with concern and continue to make future plans. We have already had several recent bookings cancelled and it appears that there are more to come. Here are updates we’ve located so far in May: Norwegian Cruise Lines We had recently reported about the statement from NCLContinue reading “Cruising Update May 11, 2020”

Is It Safe To Cruise

Safer Than People Think and As For Us, We’re Going Cruising We are travel addicts on the road to recovery. Well, maybe not recovery but we’re on the road to somewhere. Considering what has just happened we are also in the middle of serious withdrawal and our only hope is another fix. Stuck at homeContinue reading “Is It Safe To Cruise”

COVID-19 USA GIGO

American’s make decisions about how much risk they are willing to accept all the time. That’s life. Rock climbing, life vests while boating, automobile seat belts, getting immunizations, buying insurance, hang gliding, vaping. Some of us make bad decisions – that’s also life. The one thing that is really important is understanding how much riskContinue reading “COVID-19 USA GIGO”

COVID-19 Some Additional Observations

Friday, April 10, 2020 the CDC calls for all U.S. based cruise lines to suspend cruises through July 2020. As of today Celebrity is posting the following response. “We are aware of the CDC order and are studying how best to respond to its provisions. Our global sailings are currently suspended through May 11, 2020”.Continue reading “COVID-19 Some Additional Observations”

Save An Industry – Save A Lot Of Money

Save An Industry – Save A Way Of Life – Save A Lot Of Money When this COVID-19 pandemic is over, and it will be over, it will take some time for the travel industry to recover. The impacts of 9-11 and the 2008 recession lasted for a number of months (some data suggests overContinue reading “Save An Industry – Save A Lot Of Money”

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”

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”