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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 24th, 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Travelbuggs
I don't think it will ever happen. And it would...

I don't think it will ever happen. And it would only catch someone who had a temp on Embarkation day. The thing with Ebola exposure is, you are not sick until you are. There is no definitive rule...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 24th, 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By Travelbuggs
I don't know why the POA's food would differ from...

I don't know why the POA's food would differ from the rest of the fleet, unless it is because of supply expense issues that ships departing from the east or west coasts of the US would not have, or...
Forum: Alaska October 22nd, 2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Travelbuggs
1. Layering is more beneficial. It could be wet,...

1. Layering is more beneficial. It could be wet, dry, warm, cold, or any combination of these all on the same day. Have a small sport sack or backpack to hold what you don't need. We went in May...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 22nd, 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Travelbuggs
There was a contention that the handling of the...

There was a contention that the handling of the lab samples initially did not meet the CDC guidelines, just like the protective clothing the nurses were wearing did not. Initially, they had no shoe...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 21st, 2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Travelbuggs
Hypotheticals, yes. But it is food for thought. ...

Hypotheticals, yes. But it is food for thought. You can get Ebola from a blood or stool sample just as easily as you can from stool or vomit in the patient's room. She did handle the samples. And...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 21st, 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By Travelbuggs
I'd say if someone did not like NCL, and there...

I'd say if someone did not like NCL, and there was another option for touring the islands that was comparable to this itinerary, then go for it! But the fact is, NO other cruise line has a...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 20th, 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By Travelbuggs
You can find someone who has had a disastrous...

You can find someone who has had a disastrous experience with every cruise line, every ship, every hotel, every airline, every restaurant, etc., etc, etc.

Without details, your statement is...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 20th, 2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By Travelbuggs
You did not say what the cruise line or itinerary...

You did not say what the cruise line or itinerary is. Does it even sail anywhere in the vicinity of Liberia? Does it have any Liberian passengers? Is it staffed by any Liberian nationals who may...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 20th, 2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Travelbuggs
I agree it was very poor personal judgement by...

I agree it was very poor personal judgement by someone who should know better, but there is always the "it won't happen to me mentality" and other factors like the nurse who needed to fly in...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 20th, 2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Travelbuggs
For sailaway from NYC, I don't think it really...

For sailaway from NYC, I don't think it really matters which side your cabin is on because the best place to be is up on a high open deck where you can easily see the views from both sides. If you...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 19th, 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Travelbuggs
I personally think Carnival dodged a big bullet,...

I personally think Carnival dodged a big bullet, thanks to the CDC who really dropped the ball on this travel ban, IMO.

If the passenger in question had been the nurse who was OK'd to fly out of...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 19th, 2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Travelbuggs
Not really knowledgable about SARS, but I know it...

Not really knowledgable about SARS, but I know it is a respiratory illness and could presumably be spread by coughs, sneezes and casual contact. I can see why a lock down could be necessary to...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 17th, 2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Travelbuggs
21 days from date of last contact with the...

21 days from date of last contact with the patient while he was contagious plus the length of time they were doing direct patient care, maybe a week or two equals 35 days of lockdown at a hospital...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 17th, 2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Travelbuggs
She may not have come into contact with an Ebola...

She may not have come into contact with an Ebola patient, but working in the lab, she could have come into contact with his specimens. While there should be safe methods for handling these...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 15th, 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By Travelbuggs
M Interesting info, Pete, about there...

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Interesting info, Pete, about there being Cruise Specialists who are Special Needs Certified. Never having any concerns in that area, I was totally unaware.

But, I wonder how many of...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 14th, 2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Travelbuggs
You posted this same comment under the Worst...

You posted this same comment under the Worst Cruise Ever thread and I responded to your comments there this morning, so I won't repeat everything here, but I would like to know if you did or did not...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 14th, 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By Travelbuggs
I am really sorry you encountered the problems...

I am really sorry you encountered the problems you had on this vacation. But I hope that your comments went to the proper people in the Corporate Office as well so that they can research the issues...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 11th, 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Travelbuggs
Are you related to Cliff Claven?:rolleyes:

Are you related to Cliff Claven?:rolleyes:
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 6th, 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By Travelbuggs
We have not been on the Breakaway, but did cruise...

We have not been on the Breakaway, but did cruise on the sister ship the Getaway. It is not difficult to get tickets, but it will probably require a little planning and research on your part. You...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 2nd, 2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Travelbuggs
You really have to be careful these days. I read...

You really have to be careful these days. I read recently about a guy who had a disagreement with someone at the counter before boarding. As the plane sat at the gate, he posted on social media (...
Forum: Alaska September 2nd, 2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Travelbuggs
God you made it safely back! They don't call it...

God you made it safely back! They don't call it "Misty" Fijords for nothing!! We did the trip there by tour boat instead of plane when we went in May 2013 and it pretty much rained the entire time....
Forum: Hurricane Watch September 2nd, 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Travelbuggs
The cruise which left the week prior to ours on...

The cruise which left the week prior to ours on 8-16 was the only cruise affected. The ship was on the Kona side of the big island, Hawaii during the hurricane, and if don't think it even rained...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 1st, 2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Travelbuggs
I took a look at the ADA regulations pertaining...

I took a look at the ADA regulations pertaining to service animals and I noted that it defines these animals as those who have been "individually trained" to perform the service needed. It would...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 31st, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Travelbuggs
I agree that it would not be correct for any...

I agree that it would not be correct for any passenger to question the legitimacy of any "service animal". Presumably they did not smuggle Fluffy on board in their carry on, and the cruise line is...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 31st, 2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Travelbuggs
What is your itinerary?

What is your itinerary?
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