Would this make you second-guess taking a cruise for your honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Outbreaks of disease arent common but when it happens it sucks enoughthat yes, itd seriously put me off a cruise ship. 

Things like norovirus spread like wildfire due to proximity and its not pretty. And whilst itd suck in a hotel, they dont let the ships dock if they have sickness so supplies can start to run out and conditions can get vile

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That’s a pretty small percentage, all things considered.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wash your hands regularly, use hand sanitizer before and after you eat and keep your hands away from your face and you will be fine.

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

No, it wouldn’t change my mind. We are actually doing a cruise for our honeymoon

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@HeartsandSparkles:  I was this — close to having dh talked into doing a cruise and now this happened 🙁  he’s been a tough sell and this is definitely a campaign setback!!! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

It’s a small percentage but hopefully with the bad press it will help them shape up some

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I took a cruise for my honeymoon. I was REALLY nervous because I get so sea-sick… Can you imagine spending your whole honeymoon puking? If I saw this before going, I probably would have been even more nervous!

I did a lot of research before going and made sure I brought enough sanitizer (they have a lot on board), always washed my hands before eating, and just watched where I put my hands…

The cruise itself was seriously wonderful. Some people don’t like cruises which is fine. Yet, I loved it! DH loved it more than I did! I’m so thankful I didn’t let my nervousness stop us! We had so much fun! 

I mean, we saw comedy shows, musicals, live-band karaoke, played tons of games, swam/ hot-tubbed, sat down for breakfast and dinner every day, stopped off at nassau and freeport.  Where else could we have done SO much?! It was awesome! 

Plus, for every crazy incident, they do that much more to prevent them! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Nope! We’re cruising on our honeymoon. We’re doing it with Princess though which we’ve had really good experiences with. So looking forward to it!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cls9q:  It’s not necessarily  the cruise lines that need to shape up. It’s the people who don’t wash their hands, then touch the railing, the serving spoons etc. All the cleaning in the world can’t catch every bit of virus between the moment it is placed on a hard surface and the moment when the next person comes and touches that surface.

Gastroenteritis spread faster ona cruise ahip because there are so many people in a confined space. But, just like at home, if you keep your hands awy from your face you won’t get sick. You can have all sorts of viruses on your hands, but won’t get ill until they cross the mucosal barrier in your eyes, nose or mouth.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yes it would-but a cruise wouldn’t be my first choice for a vacation, anyways. 

 

If I had a cruise planned and heard about something like this, it would give me quite a bit more anxiety than I started with.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Not at all. We are taking a cruise for our honeymoon. A royal Carribean cruise- in fact.

Sickness is something that happens. I dont believe it is the cruiselines fault.

Now, the carnival ship that got randomly adrift out at sea last year because of an engine fire… that would put me off.

I think I would be more worried if it was the exact same ship. So for example.. I would probably have a problem getting on the same royal carribean ship where the mass sickness occured.. just like I would have a problem getting on the same ship with the engine fire that was a drift and lead to mass sanitation problems.

From our port, the carnival ship is in fact the same ship.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

all it takes is one person getting something gastrointestinal or a noro/norwalk virus and not wash their hands for an outbreak to happen.. that has nothing to do with a cruise ship.. that can happen anywhere anytime! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

We went on a European cruise for our honeymoon and it was amazing!

Post # 16
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Newbee

FYI, if it’s norovirus, hand sanitizer doesn’t do squat. That’s partially why this stuff spreads so quickly, because people think that using sanitizer is enough instead of washing your hands! Unfortunately, once it gets spread to the buffets & stuff like that, you can’t really protect yourself, even if you yourself practice good hand hygiene.

 

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