How the Corona virus affects the cruise industry
SeaFun does not focus on reporting on either cruise accidents or viruses of various kinds, but right now it seems inevitable to ask the question: How do you feel about cruising given the ongoing corona virus?
That I ask is because I myself have had to ask myself the question, even though I have not been to China or even Asia. Just pretending to travel at all feels like a risk, at the same time as the risk of just putting one foot outside the door every day ...
I don't like to limit myself or to live after a fear - especially not one I know very little about, including the actual risks. Stupid, yes maybe, but at the same time as we may feel intimidated by media reports, the Public Health Authority writes about the corona virus that most people only become mildly ill with symptoms similar to the flu that still affects many people in Sweden every year.
Quarantine ships, ported passengers
The World Dream was quarantined in Hong Kong for four days, but no one on board was infected with coronavirus. On board Diamond Princess, which has crossed Japan, 130 cases of corona virus have been found on board so far. The vessel has been in quarantine since 31 January.
In Europe, passengers sat on Costa Smeralda fixed for XNUMX hours in the harbor of Civitavecchia, before they were given the sign that they were allowed to leave the ship. The suspected case had proved negative. On board Anthem of the Seas A coronavirus family was tested when the vessel arrived in New Jersey last Friday, but no test showed positive.
Holland America's vessels Westerdam, was rejected by four countries from adding during their Asia cruise, despite no case of coronavirus being on board.
Being stuck on a ship with known cases of Coronavirus on board must involve a great deal of mental stress. At the same time, now that the preparedness is high, I guess the security procedures are rigorous. Guess it is safer to go on a cruise now than two months ago. As a passenger, you are probably at risk of being portrayed by the slightest harkling.
On Expressen's website you can read that Royal Caribbean and Norweigan Cruise Line now all travelers with passports from China, Hong Kong or Macau are prohibited from boarding, as a precaution. Here in the Nordic countries, the shipping companies also notice a corona effect; tourism from China has slowed down, reports Travel News. For the period February-March 2000 Chinese have canceled their cruises Viking Line, and 11 with Tallink Group.
Further development remains to be seen, but we will soon be crossing - after all. We will return with more information both about the newly booked cruise soon, and in case we come to notice some new health routines. I would guess that the answer is a resounding yes.https://www.seafun.se/blogg/hur-coronaviruset-paverkar-kryssningsbranschen/https://www.seafun.se/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mask_protection_sars_mouth_guard_sure_security_virus_protection_respiratory_protection-1201943.jpg?v=1581323752https://www.seafun.se/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mask_protection_sars_mouth_guard_sure_security_virus_protection_respiratory_protection-1201943-150x150.jpg?v=1581323752Anthem of the SeasBlogCosta SmeraldaDiamond PrincessWesterdamcoronavirus, epidemic, ship, cruise, cruise ships, safety, infectionSeaFun does not focus on reporting on either cruise accidents or viruses of various kinds, but right now it seems inevitable to ask the question: How do you feel about cruising given the ongoing corona virus? That I ask is because I myself had to ask myself ...Heidi RovenHeidi Rovenheidi@cobertura.seAdministratorSeaFun