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Are cruises really over-subscribed?

Post by abbby » Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:43 pm

Or is it just some marketing hype... Surprised people are still keen to go on cruises... What if someone has covid on board... The whole ship stays in sea for quarantine.. 😅
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Post by therat » Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:52 pm

need to do the swap test and clear it before onboard

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Re: Are cruises really over-subscribed?

Post by x9200 » Thu, 15 Oct 2020 6:14 am

What if one got exposed only shortly before the swab test? The incubation takes some time.
But it is not far off from schools or hotels so perhaps with right measures in place the risk may be similar.

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Post by bro75 » Thu, 15 Oct 2020 8:55 am

People have been cooped up for so long that any excursion becomes attractive. I was even briefly interested in the offers. But after thinking about it, i do not want to take the risk.

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Post by TropicalExpat » Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:36 am

Too many whatifs at the moment, for me to risk travelling on a cruise ship.

On SQ, they require you to wear a mask all the time, even when sleeping. Only time they can take it off is when eating/drinking.

How will they enforce that when people are sleeping in their cabins?

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Post by PNGMK » Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:54 am

It will be unbearable. Locked up in a cabin unless you wear a mask. No different to the "staycation". We need a new word for these BS offers: "Maskation".
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Post by BigginHill » Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:03 am

PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:54 am
It will be unbearable. Locked up in a cabin unless you wear a mask. No different to the "staycation". We need a new word for these BS offers: "Maskation".
Yeah, about as enticing as sitting all day on a Thailand beach with a mask.

Even in Europe during july-aug w/semi-open borders, tourism was way down (+80% drop) - covid restrictions & fear reduced the allure and appetite for any kind of international recreational travel.

Singaporeans might be slightly more amenable to travel though, giving our tiny (tiny!) domestic space. Count me in for the recently proposed HK "escape" option...

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Post by tt1973 » Sun, 18 Oct 2020 6:22 pm

Cruises in this pandemic reminds me of the Diamond Princess, almost 3 quarter onboard are infected.

Once there is an infected case, few country will allow the ship to dock to let the healthy passengers alight. Cramped into small spaces, the infection will spread like wide fire!

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Re: Are cruises really over-subscribed?

Post by Max Headroom » Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:51 am

Given that new community cases in Singapore have been practically 0 for weeks, it should be pretty safe to go on a local cruise, especially since only Singaporeans (and PR's) are permitted on-board and even the crew is required to be Singapore-based.

The vessel isn't stopping at any other ports, so the odds of transmission are way down.

I'm not a cruise proponent under normal circumstances, but for a quick getaway weekend, the change of scenery would be awesome, particularly in view of the comfort and convenience levels a cruise ship offers. Better still if the ship cruises to places that have pretty panoramas.

It's subject to weather, but AFAIC, it would be like a staycation with a little extra zing.


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Re: Are cruises really over-subscribed?

Post by BigginHill » Mon, 19 Oct 2020 2:08 pm

Max Headroom wrote:
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:51 am
Given that new community cases in Singapore have been practically 0 for weeks, it should be pretty safe to go on a local cruise, especially since only Singaporeans (and PR's) are permitted on-board and even the crew is required to be Singapore-based.
Agreed - some people freak out, but I reckon it's fairly safe as well.

Btw, interesting how work & long term pass holders are discriminated against going.

Anyway, unfortunately these ersatz recreational activities aren't a genuine escape from the pandemic - it'll be waiting for them when they're back. But hopefully it'll provide a bit of relief.

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Re: Are cruises really over-subscribed?

Post by TropicalExpat » Mon, 19 Oct 2020 2:19 pm

Max Headroom wrote:
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:51 am
Given that new community cases in Singapore have been practically 0 for weeks, it should be pretty safe to go on a local cruise, especially since only Singaporeans (and PR's) are permitted on-board and even the crew is required to be Singapore-based.
I didn't realise it was only Singaporeans and PRs, I thought Singapore residents meant anyone living in Singapore. Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Are cruises really over-subscribed?

Post by Max Headroom » Mon, 19 Oct 2020 2:29 pm

Might be worthwhile double-checking that, TE. I read citizens and PRs only, but including the rest makes more sense eh.

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