Cruise News: Cruise Lines Lack of Communication For Positive Cases?

It should not be shocking to anyone that there are people testing positive for the virus on cruise ships. There’re cases on cruise ships. I don’t think that’s a surprise. And currently in 92 cruise ships operating in U.S. waters, 76 of those cruise ships have reported cases on board and 53 of those cruise ships are going through the investigation process set up by the CDC.

Now, what is concerning and surprising, and a little bit shocking, are the stories coming out from cruisers who are testing positive, who are put in isolation, put in quarantine and then in that scenario, possibly even more isolated and lack of communication.

Let’s get right to this topic that I want to talk about.

The associated press has released an article talking about a Carnival Cruise Ship that made its way to Seattle with the positive cases on board. And the suggestion of this article is that possibly more than 100 people tested positive and the further suggestion of this article is that the cruise ship was overwhelmed by it.

They have quotes from one passenger on board talking about the experience that he had and he basically said that the cruise ship was overwhelmed and the one key thing that really rings out to me in this conversation is, he basically said that after he was isolated, there was little or no communication. And this is the challenge for me – testing positive, I get it, isolation, I get but no communication, I do not get it.

Now, look I’m hesitant to even talk about these stories that are released by these major news outlets that are picked up by other news outlets.

We see it like in my mind, I’m like, “Okay, is this guy, just one off complaining? Did a hundred people test positive and they had a fine experience taken well care of by the cruise line and there’s just one person crying foul out there?”

That’s the way I normally treat it, but I’m having trouble treating some of these stories like this, because I’m hearing more and more of these stories. So, let me tell you about this. There is a person on the Island Princess that I’m cruising with right now. Her sister was on another Princess cruise. She tested positive for the virus. She was isolated and she tells a similar story that once she was isolated, she was somewhat forgotten about. There were struggles to get food in a timely fashion, struggles to get any information at all about what was going on and a lot of sitting on the phone with nobody answering.

So, that was two instances I’ve heard of sitting on the phone with not a lot of people answering and then even on top of that, on my email today, a friend that is on Royal Caribbean’s, Wonder of the Seas Transatlantic Cruise and sadly, our friend there has tested positive and he’s having a similar experience.

Now, there’s enough going on on the Wonder of the Seas that they did not move him from his cabin. He’s just isolating in his own cabin. Normally, they move you to an isolation area and he said that even during this process, the captain came on board and said that there was like three percent cases on board. Again, possibly over a hundred percent.

This is all based off of what the guy said in his email. We need to verify it, but he does talk about his experience since he tested positive and now, he’s trying to figure out when he’s supposed to get off the cruise ship. Where he’s supposed to go. It’s silence, radio silence, phone calls unanswered.

I’m waiting for his next email to see what’s going on but we’re talking about eight – nine hours since this guy is trying to figure out what to do. The cruise ships already stopped there in Barcelona and he doesn’t have information.

So that leads me to this conversation. There’re a few reasons that I’ve raised. The topic first is to raise awareness and to ask you guys out there: Have you tested positive on the cruise ship and what was your experience like? Are these really outliers? Is communication good? Were you treated well or is this common based on your experience?

And again, I know it’s hard to verify a lot of this. I know a lot of the conversation will just be circumstantial and that kind of thing, but more and more of these stories are surfacing. So, I’m curious.

And then the other reason I want to bring it up, is I want to make an appeal to those people, people that can run this up the chain. This is a challenging time for the cruise restart. You folks know it better than anyone else. Cruise industry folks know it better than anyone else. And look, none of us are shocked that there are positive cases on board.

We know that this is the reality for cruising right now and I think most cruisers are accepting that risk. We also know that people that are testing positive on cruise ships are not normally getting severely ill right.

That’s why we take the risk because, for the majority of the people that are now getting infected, it’s not resulting in serious illness or terminal illness. And so, I think that, again, that’s why we take the risk.

But we also put our faith and our trust and our loyalty really into the cruise line, into the cruise industry, to keep us well informed. There’s nothing scarier than being isolated somewhere without any information.

Possibly, the system is being overwhelmed. Possibly, we’re taking on too much right now and it’s a challenge and I get all that.

All I’m asking is – is if you’re out there, if you’re in the industry, if you’re somebody that can make these decisions, please make communication a priority.

If all of a sudden, you have customers that lose faith because of these kinds of scenarios, it’s going to hurt the crew’s restart, and the last thing that we want to see is the cruise restart hurt because we love cruising and like I’ll cheerlead all day long.

But you got to do us a solid. You got to take care of our fellow cruisers. You got to take care of us in these moments of crisis. And sometimes, just basic communication is the easiest. I know we’re all doing our best but this one’s really hitting the radar hard.

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    Cruise News: Cruise Lines Lack of Communication For Positive Cases?

    It should not be shocking to anyone that there are people testing positive for the virus on cruise ships. There’re cases on cruise ships. I don’t think that’s a surprise. And currently in 92 cruise ships operating in U.S. waters, 76 of those cruise ships have reported cases on board and 53 of those cruise ships are going through the investigation process set up by the CDC.

    Now, what is concerning and surprising, and a little bit shocking, are the stories coming out from cruisers who are testing positive, who are put in isolation, put in quarantine and then in that scenario, possibly even more isolated and lack of communication.

    Let’s get right to this topic that I want to talk about.

    The associated press has released an article talking about a Carnival Cruise Ship that made its way to Seattle with the positive cases on board. And the suggestion of this article is that possibly more than 100 people tested positive and the further suggestion of this article is that the cruise ship was overwhelmed by it.

    They have quotes from one passenger on board talking about the experience that he had and he basically said that the cruise ship was overwhelmed and the one key thing that really rings out to me in this conversation is, he basically said that after he was isolated, there was little or no communication. And this is the challenge for me – testing positive, I get it, isolation, I get but no communication, I do not get it.

    Now, look I’m hesitant to even talk about these stories that are released by these major news outlets that are picked up by other news outlets.

    We see it like in my mind, I’m like, “Okay, is this guy, just one off complaining? Did a hundred people test positive and they had a fine experience taken well care of by the cruise line and there’s just one person crying foul out there?”

    That’s the way I normally treat it, but I’m having trouble treating some of these stories like this, because I’m hearing more and more of these stories. So, let me tell you about this. There is a person on the Island Princess that I’m cruising with right now. Her sister was on another Princess cruise. She tested positive for the virus. She was isolated and she tells a similar story that once she was isolated, she was somewhat forgotten about. There were struggles to get food in a timely fashion, struggles to get any information at all about what was going on and a lot of sitting on the phone with nobody answering.

    So, that was two instances I’ve heard of sitting on the phone with not a lot of people answering and then even on top of that, on my email today, a friend that is on Royal Caribbean’s, Wonder of the Seas Transatlantic Cruise and sadly, our friend there has tested positive and he’s having a similar experience.

    Now, there’s enough going on on the Wonder of the Seas that they did not move him from his cabin. He’s just isolating in his own cabin. Normally, they move you to an isolation area and he said that even during this process, the captain came on board and said that there was like three percent cases on board. Again, possibly over a hundred percent.

    This is all based off of what the guy said in his email. We need to verify it, but he does talk about his experience since he tested positive and now, he’s trying to figure out when he’s supposed to get off the cruise ship. Where he’s supposed to go. It’s silence, radio silence, phone calls unanswered.

    I’m waiting for his next email to see what’s going on but we’re talking about eight – nine hours since this guy is trying to figure out what to do. The cruise ships already stopped there in Barcelona and he doesn’t have information.

    So that leads me to this conversation. There’re a few reasons that I’ve raised. The topic first is to raise awareness and to ask you guys out there: Have you tested positive on the cruise ship and what was your experience like? Are these really outliers? Is communication good? Were you treated well or is this common based on your experience?

    And again, I know it’s hard to verify a lot of this. I know a lot of the conversation will just be circumstantial and that kind of thing, but more and more of these stories are surfacing. So, I’m curious.

    And then the other reason I want to bring it up, is I want to make an appeal to those people, people that can run this up the chain. This is a challenging time for the cruise restart. You folks know it better than anyone else. Cruise industry folks know it better than anyone else. And look, none of us are shocked that there are positive cases on board.

    We know that this is the reality for cruising right now and I think most cruisers are accepting that risk. We also know that people that are testing positive on cruise ships are not normally getting severely ill right.

    That’s why we take the risk because, for the majority of the people that are now getting infected, it’s not resulting in serious illness or terminal illness. And so, I think that, again, that’s why we take the risk.

    But we also put our faith and our trust and our loyalty really into the cruise line, into the cruise industry, to keep us well informed. There’s nothing scarier than being isolated somewhere without any information.

    Possibly, the system is being overwhelmed. Possibly, we’re taking on too much right now and it’s a challenge and I get all that.

    All I’m asking is – is if you’re out there, if you’re in the industry, if you’re somebody that can make these decisions, please make communication a priority.

    If all of a sudden, you have customers that lose faith because of these kinds of scenarios, it’s going to hurt the crew’s restart, and the last thing that we want to see is the cruise restart hurt because we love cruising and like I’ll cheerlead all day long.

    But you got to do us a solid. You got to take care of our fellow cruisers. You got to take care of us in these moments of crisis. And sometimes, just basic communication is the easiest. I know we’re all doing our best but this one’s really hitting the radar hard.

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