From: Kurt Ullman on 17 Mar 2010 08:27
In article <160320101950257986%fort(a)his.com.remove.invalid>,
Charles <fort(a)his.com.remove.invalid> wrote:
> In article <q-SdnaO_38jPcgLWnZ2dnUVZ_v6dnZ2d(a)earthlink.com>, Kurt
> Ullman <kurtullman(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Being a correlation is not causation kind of a guy, I am wondering if
> > anybody looked into whether this was the same bug not entirely knocked
> > down or new bugs brought in by the next round of passengers.
> I doubt it could be the same bug not knocked down from the outbreaks of
> a few years ago on the ship. What I wonder though if there is something
> in the design of the ship, the plumbing or procedures onboard that that
> facilitate the spread of Noro.
n I may have lost track of the thread. I was thinking that this was
the third or fourth RECENT outbreak. Obviously no way for the virus to
stay active for several years.
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From: Charles on 17 Mar 2010 12:13
Kurt Ullman <kurtullman(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> n I may have lost track of the thread. I was thinking that this
> the third or fourth RECENT outbreak. Obviously no way for the virus to
> stay active for several years.
They had a major outbreak on the ship a couple of years ago when it was
on the west coast. There were major complaints that they used too much
bleach in fighting the Noro.
From: gmbeasley on 17 Mar 2010 15:27
On Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:02:07 -0400, frijoli <cf(a)dud.net> wrote:
>Sue Mullen wrote:
>> frijoli wrote:
>>> Sue Mullen wrote:
>>>> Charles wrote:
>>>>> In article <hnmmmg$co0$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, frijoli
>>>>> <cf(a)dud.gov> wrote:
>>>>>> Probably going to miss one of the ports we really wanted to see.
>>>>> Here is the revised itinerary.
>>>>> Due to the delayed departure, it was necessary to make some adjustments
>>>>> to the planned itinerary. Celebrity Mercury will now departed
>>>>> Charleston on Sunday, March 21, be at sea Monday; visit Key West,
>>>>> Florida, Tuesday; Cozumel, Mexico, Wednesday; Costa Maya, Mexico,
>>>>> Thursday; at sea Friday; Nassau, Bahamas, Saturday; and at sea Sunday.
>>>> Clay, sorry your sailing is affectedm but I amsure you will have a
>>>> good time anyway. It is just as good that they are doing a good
>>>> cleaning job. We were on the Magic very soon after it was out of
>>>> service for the same reason and we were fine.
>>> We're a little depressed about it though. We wanted to do a 10 day
>>> cruise for our anniversary. Were looking forward to some extra sea
>>> days. And, My hotel doesn't have rooms available.
>>> Celebrity made an offer which I think is a joke. I called my agent and
>>> asked him to go to battle for me. We're going in any case because we
>>> both need a vacation.
>>> I'm hoping the bug cycle is broken when we get on, because if we get
>>> sick, we are really going to be pissed!
>> Are you cruising "on" your anniversary or just "for" it? If you are
>> really upset would Celebrity let you switch to a later sailing?
>Basically, our Anniversary was the 9th, and the 19th was the closest to that
>date we could get. So we were celebrating on the 19th instead.
>I asked the bride if she could change dates and her schedule won't allow her to
>reschedule until November.
>Celebrity basically offered us our cost for the 2 days to spend on boards which
>is a joke, because they end up recouping most of it back, plus a 25% discount on
>our next Celebrity cruise.
>This really sucks. Yes I get to cruise, but a lot of planning went into this and
> I feel something is amiss on this ship as far as cleanliness and sanitation.
>Seems like her name comes up a LOT for illness.
FWIW we were on the last cruise before Mercury went down to SC in
January of this year and had no problems.