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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Redneck » 07 Feb 2020, 07:37

HBS Guy wrote:When is your cruise Petticoat?


Mid March
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Redneck » 07 Feb 2020, 07:39

johnsmith wrote:
Redneck wrote:I shall have to watch the situation and maybe cancel and take a 50% loss on the cruise. (Not to mention all air fares etc..Damn!!)


your travel insurance should cover it


unless you're stupid enough to travel without it :grn :grn :grn :grn


I do have it but I dont fancy the possibility of catching the virus to start with or being quarantined for two weeks in a cabin.
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Feb 2020, 07:41

Hmmm.

Got travel insurance?
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Redneck » 07 Feb 2020, 07:44

Chuck wrote:The majority of passengers lie about their health status when they fill out their health questionnaire prior to embarking the ship.



I have been on many cruises and never had to fill out any health questionnaire!
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Redneck » 07 Feb 2020, 12:49

HBS Guy wrote:Hmmm.

Got travel insurance?


Yeah but as i said, I dont want to get the virus at my age, so I think shall take the loss, I see the Princess ship that has had the outbreak has jumped by another 41 people infected.

Trouble with cruise ships is

Small lifts with lots of moving between decks

Or stairs with brass railings

Narrow corridors

Lots of people moving between each other at meal times especially in the food hall area.

Also not to mention being quarantined in your cabin for two weeks if an outbreak occurred even if you didnt catch it!
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Feb 2020, 15:26

How long do these things last? Probably more than a month so a good idea to contact your insurers and cancel the trip.
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Redneck » 07 Feb 2020, 16:16

HBS Guy wrote:How long do these things last? Probably more than a month so a good idea to contact your insurers and cancel the trip.


I shall most likely transfer to another cruise out of Oz in early 2021 and only lose on the airfares and singapore hotel costs
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby karlrand » 07 Feb 2020, 16:50

Redneck wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:How long do these things last? Probably more than a month so a good idea to contact your insurers and cancel the trip.


I shall most likely transfer to another cruise out of Oz in early 2021 and only lose on the airfares and singapore hotel costs

Why not take that BMW on a tour of Tassie?
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Redneck » 07 Feb 2020, 17:34

karlrand wrote:
Redneck wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:How long do these things last? Probably more than a month so a good idea to contact your insurers and cancel the trip.


I shall most likely transfer to another cruise out of Oz in early 2021 and only lose on the airfares and singapore hotel costs

Why not take that BMW on a tour of Tassie?


Been there an done that many years ago! :yahoo
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Lols » 07 Feb 2020, 17:35

HBS Guy wrote:How long do these things last? Probably more than a month so a good idea to contact your insurers and cancel the trip.

I saw on the current affair or news, that travel insurance exclude “pandemics”

I’ve been on 8 cruises, and early December nearly booked the Cunard from Melbourne to kangaroo island, only just come back a few days ago that cruise.
For some reason probably because of summer and impending fires, I didn’t book it.
With this wuflu and fires and kangaroo island burnt, my instincts were right about not booking it.
I like going on cruises, but have no intention going on any for quite some time until all this pandemic is over.

All those that have booked cruises in advance which is the norm, must be very nervous

Red, did you book a statesroom with balcony?
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Redneck » 07 Feb 2020, 17:48

Lols wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:How long do these things last? Probably more than a month so a good idea to contact your insurers and cancel the trip.

I saw on the current affair or news, that travel insurance exclude “pandemics”

I’ve been on 8 cruises, and early December nearly booked the Cunard from Melbourne to kangaroo island, only just come back a few days ago that cruise.
For some reason probably because of summer and impending fires, I didn’t book it.
With this wuflu and fires and kangaroo island burnt, my instincts were right about not booking it.
I like going on cruises, but have no intention going on any for quite some time until all this pandemic is over.

All those that have booked cruises in advance which is the norm, must be very nervous

Red, did you book a statesroom with balcony?


Yeah always a balcony she who must be obeyed insists!

:rofl :rofl
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Lols » 07 Feb 2020, 18:04

Redneck wrote:
Lols wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:How long do these things last? Probably more than a month so a good idea to contact your insurers and cancel the trip.

I saw on the current affair or news, that travel insurance exclude “pandemics”

I’ve been on 8 cruises, and early December nearly booked the Cunard from Melbourne to kangaroo island, only just come back a few days ago that cruise.
For some reason probably because of summer and impending fires, I didn’t book it.
With this wuflu and fires and kangaroo island burnt, my instincts were right about not booking it.
I like going on cruises, but have no intention going on any for quite some time until all this pandemic is over.

All those that have booked cruises in advance which is the norm, must be very nervous

Red, did you book a statesroom with balcony?


Yeah always a balcony she who must be obeyed insists!

:rofl :rofl

:roll Sounds like my son’s wife!
We went on a cruise from Singapore 6 months ago, I booked them a large balcony at back of ship and hubby and I had an inside cabin, but with the whole wall of windows! The statesroom was huge, with lounge, bedroom etc.
Best ever!
Then I laughed, because my son says when the ships engine goes full, it’s like it had a missing piston! The whole back of ship shudders and they had to put folded papers between cupboard doors because they rattled!

Oh well I said, you got a large balcony though!

I would say, those that have a balcony we’re lucky since the ship is quarantined. People in inside cabins say it’s stuffy, no fresh air etc.

How would the air con on ships filter? If someone has the virus?
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Chuck » 07 Feb 2020, 18:30

karlrand wrote:
Chuck wrote:Hopefully, the cruise that u going on will be predominantly Singaporean's who have a better reputation for being honest and well mannered.

Doesn’t take much to be more honest and better mannered than the Chinese.
They’ve taken over from Americans in being the rudest and most vulgar international travellers.
True!
I was on a 3 river Gorge cruise, a few years ago and agree with ur comments.

As is usually, the captain introduces the staff of the ship and provided sparkling wine and canapés - these were the wealthier Chinese on this cruise.

After the formal procedures, they said help yourself to the drinks and snacks.

As I was picking up a drink and a snack, I felt something’s caressing my nuts, the person was grabbing a handful of canapés.
I turned around and it was a Chinese women squatting behind me and shoving these snacks into her mouth.

On another day they provided pizza’s, all the Westerners lined up into a single file waiting their turn for a slice of pizza.

Not the Chinese, they were like a wolf pack circling this Western lady. When an opportunity arose, the hand darted and snaffled a slice. She had to beat their hands with a spatula, as a discouragement and I assume some Chinese expletives
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Chuck » 07 Feb 2020, 18:54

karlrand wrote:
Chuck wrote:The question that u have to ask yourself, whether u trust the Aussie passengers compared to the overseas passengers doing the right thing by others.

From my experience, when my kids went to primary school, the two income parents would still dump their sick kids at school, ensuring that it was very difficult for the teacher to get in touch with them, for the removal of that child.

That is the type of people u r dealing with these days!

You mean our species was more moral in the past?
Si?

HUNDREDS of children might have been exposed to the coronavirus

Parents are concerned hundreds of children might have been exposed to coronavirus after a year one student returned from a trip to China and attended school. 
The New South Wales state government issued a warning that any students who had traveled to mainland China recently should not attend classes for two weeks. 

Despite the advice, the student reportedly returned to Oran Park Public School in south-west Sydney - prompting teachers to send him home after the became aware of his trip to Asia,
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby johnsmith » 07 Feb 2020, 19:32

Redneck wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
Redneck wrote:I shall have to watch the situation and maybe cancel and take a 50% loss on the cruise. (Not to mention all air fares etc..Damn!!)


your travel insurance should cover it


unless you're stupid enough to travel without it :grn :grn :grn :grn


I do have it but I dont fancy the possibility of catching the virus to start with or being quarantined for two weeks in a cabin.



you shouldn't need to contract the virus to claim the travel insurance. Don't be an idiot all your life, check with your insurer before writing it off
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby pinkeye » 08 Feb 2020, 00:42

Lols wrote:
Redneck wrote:
Lols wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:How long do these things last? Probably more than a month so a good idea to contact your insurers and cancel the trip.

I saw on the current affair or news, that travel insurance exclude “pandemics”

I’ve been on 8 cruises, and early December nearly booked the Cunard from Melbourne to kangaroo island, only just come back a few days ago that cruise.
For some reason probably because of summer and impending fires, I didn’t book it.
With this wuflu and fires and kangaroo island burnt, my instincts were right about not booking it.
I like going on cruises, but have no intention going on any for quite some time until all this pandemic is over.

All those that have booked cruises in advance which is the norm, must be very nervous

Red, did you book a statesroom with balcony?


Yeah always a balcony she who must be obeyed insists!

:rofl :rofl

:roll Sounds like my son’s wife!
We went on a cruise from Singapore 6 months ago, I booked them a large balcony at back of ship and hubby and I had an inside cabin, but with the whole wall of windows! The statesroom was huge, with lounge, bedroom etc.
Best ever!
Then I laughed, because my son says when the ships engine goes full, it’s like it had a missing piston! The whole back of ship shudders and they had to put folded papers between cupboard doors because they rattled!

Oh well I said, you got a large balcony though!

I would say, those that have a balcony we’re lucky since the ship is quarantined. People in inside cabins say it’s stuffy, no fresh air etc.

How would the air con on ships filter? If someone has the virus?


Yeah I have to admit I would have major concerns being locked into a small cabin, with recycled air...
EEEK
I'd need a really good BIG book to divert me.
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby karlrand » 08 Feb 2020, 06:19

pinkeye wrote:I'd need a really good BIG book to divert me.

How about this one ?
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586- ... 5-44700717
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Chuck » 08 Feb 2020, 10:41

Redneck wrote:
Chuck wrote:The majority of passengers lie about their health status when they fill out their health questionnaire prior to embarking the ship.



I have been on many cruises and never had to fill out any health questionnaire!
Now that u mentioned it, on the last couple of cruise that was the case.

Most probably simply gave up because of the lying!
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Feb 2020, 12:03

Well, I am going on a cruise some time in the fall. Six hour cruise from Goolwa to the Coorong and back. Be interesting to see the Coorong from a different viewpoint.



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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby Chuck » 08 Feb 2020, 18:16

HBS Guy wrote:Well, I am going on a cruise some time in the fall. Six hour cruise from Goolwa to the Coorong and back. Be interesting to see the Coorong from a different viewpoint.

:bgrin
Sounds like ur a septic tank, using the word , 'fall'!
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby karlrand » 08 Feb 2020, 19:10

Chuck wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Well, I am going on a cruise some time in the fall. Six hour cruise from Goolwa to the Coorong and back. Be interesting to see the Coorong from a different viewpoint.

:bgrin
Sounds like ur a septic tank, using the word , 'fall'!

How did we get here from “ . . . . .a conspiracy theory that the Coronavirus was actually a bio- weapon that went wrong in its testing phase?
Anyhow, Australians started sounding like Yanks a long time ago when garbage bins became trash cans and nature strips became verges. Most Australians under the age of 30 sound like Yanks anyways.
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Feb 2020, 21:46

Chuck wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Well, I am going on a cruise some time in the fall. Six hour cruise from Goolwa to the Coorong and back. Be interesting to see the Coorong from a different viewpoint.

:bgrin
Sounds like ur a septic tank, using the word , 'fall'!


Fall is the old English word for that season. Just like harbour, valour, colour should be spelled harbor, valor, color etc. That is the true English spelling.
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby DonDeeHippy » 08 Feb 2020, 22:04

HBS Guy wrote:
Chuck wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Well, I am going on a cruise some time in the fall. Six hour cruise from Goolwa to the Coorong and back. Be interesting to see the Coorong from a different viewpoint.

:bgrin
Sounds like ur a septic tank, using the word , 'fall'!


Fall is the old English word for that season. Just like harbour, valour, colour should be spelled harbor, valor, color etc. That is the true English spelling.

and don't you folks (ancient English for Blokes)forget it.... :purple
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Feb 2020, 07:40

Frenchified English sucks. I write English English.
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Re: Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon

Postby karlrand » 09 Feb 2020, 07:59

HBS Guy wrote:Frenchified English sucks. I write English English.

The problem though is English is a mongrel mixture that’s been adding words from other languages for centuries.
It’s one reason English spelling is totally insane. Enough ? Fluff ? Grotesque ? Acquaintance ? Colonel ? Rhythm ?
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