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Would You Go On A Cruise This Summer?

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So a couple of my best buddies (non hunting) and their wives along with my wife of course are talking about an Alaskan cruise late this summer.  Nobody knows for sure what the status of the corona virus will be next month or in 6 months, would you consider it or not?

I'm not asking your opinions on cruises themselves, just whether you feel it'd be a safe environment or not?

My buddies two wives aren't concerned at all about the corona virus and are even talking about going possibly the end of this coming May.

Thanks for your thoughts......

 


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Too early to tell. Just put down a minimal non-refundable deposit. Deposit requirements may vary booking direct with cruise line vs. through a travel agent ( tip: Costco Travel is usually competitive.) Also, if price goes down, cruise lines will usually price match if you book direct.

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Frankly you wouldn't get me on one of those 5000 person germ factories if you gave it to me and paid me....but thats me.

Flights are bad enough.

I sent my parents to Alaska on a cruise for their 50th about 8 years ago and booked them on a small boat cruise. Service was impeccable but its not cheap like the big people barges. 

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2 minutes ago, Biz-R-OWorld said:

If in return for the cruise, you and I are headed out west for a hunt.......then YES, do it


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How about a Cape Buffalo in Tanzania for unreal price I haven't seen in 20 years with a top operator. AND he even owns a Sako 375 lefty that's perfect for the trip.:rofl:

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Give it a name, apply human sentiment, and its no longer a wild animal its a Disney character.

 

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How about a Cape Buffalo in Tanzania for unreal price I haven't seen in 20 years with a top operator. AND he even owns a Sako 375 lefty that's perfect for the trip.:rofl:


I’ve never had an interest in Africa, but sounds like a great deal


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So at the gym I wipe down the equipment before and after I use it , If that’s a clue .

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I would keep watching for updates from Fox News about the spread of Corona. Hopefully the US gets spared. I personally think the Chinese are lying and many more Thousands are Dead. Much of their workforce is on Lockdown. Travel in the US should be ok though.

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7 hours ago, Nomad said:

So at the gym I wipe down the equipment before and after I use it , If that’s a clue .

Its amazing the amount of people that do not wipe  the equipment down at all . Back on topic, really hard to say one will have to play it by ear. You guys may get a smoking deal though.

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No way would I get trapped on one of those floating petri dishes of death .  I had to go to the store yesterday.  Walked through the door and there is an Asian family all wearing rubber gloves and masks. I turned around and walked out.  Have to wonder what the hell that was about .

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I wouldn't go on a cruise even if i never heard of the coronavirus  . Those ships are loaded with germs and other peoples bad habits. 

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4 minutes ago, Nytracker said:

No way would I get trapped on one of those floating petri dishes of death .  I had to go to the store yesterday.  Walked through the door and there is an Asian family all wearing rubber gloves and masks. I turned around and walked out.  Have to wonder what the hell that was about .

I would have done the same.  I've noticed the Chinese takeout places near me are hurting. Never a car in the lot.  New Asian restaurant opened few months ago.  Place was always packed.  Not any more. 

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I'm in the no category. Not because of Corona but because I can't get off it. I would never go somewhere that I can't just leave whenever I want to.  I would feel trapped the whole damn time. If I can't walk away or drive away it's a hard no.  But I would live to see Alaska but on my own terms. 

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8 hours ago, Dinsdale said:

How about a Cape Buffalo in Tanzania for unreal price I haven't seen in 20 years with a top operator. AND he even owns a Sako 375 lefty that's perfect for the trip.:rofl:

When one has a wife and kids it's not all about yourself and your own interests.  

Like others have said, cruise ships are famous for spreading virus' amongst passengers, so right now may not be a good time to go.

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I get trapped in public bathrooms that dont have paper towels available for me to open the door on my way out!


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16 minutes ago, steve863 said:

When one has a wife and kids it's not all about yourself and your own interests.  

Like others have said, cruise ships are famous for spreading virus' amongst passengers, so right now may not be a good time to go.

You're exactly right ,Larry's wife should be going on the hunt with him ! 

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48 minutes ago, mowin said:

I would have done the same.  I've noticed the Chinese takeout places near me are hurting. Never a car in the lot.  New Asian restaurant opened few months ago.  Place was always packed.  Not any more. 

My late Girlfriend Patti ordered Chinese Food at a Takeout in Greenwood Lake about 4 Summers ago and saw a worker Sweating Bullets over those Huge Stainless Woks! No air conditioning and his Sweat was dripping in the Fried Rice! She walked out..

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32 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

My late Girlfriend Patti ordered Chinese Food at a Takeout in Greenwood Lake about 4 Summers ago and saw a worker Sweating Bullets over those Huge Stainless Woks! No air conditioning and his Sweat was dripping in the Fried Rice! She walked out..

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Larry, I have been on one of the big ship cruises, and last year we did a 1200 mile 2 week drive around in Alaska.  You can’t go wrong with either one!   I would not be overly concerned with the CoronaVirus on the cruise ship.  Just use your usual precautions while traveling. 

The cruise ships, small and large are the best way to see the Inner Passage.  They usually include about half the time on land, Anchorage and up to Denali, then back down to the shore to get on the ship for the Inner passage tour.

Last year, we did a land tour with another couple that started in Anchorage and went to Homer, Seward, Valdez, and then all the way up to Denali.  We had reservations at each location, as well as pre-planned activities, but had lots of time on our own to do other things too.  Contact me if you are interested in this trip, we had a great Alaskan based travel agent that planned out the whole trip. She was wonderful to work with!  I’ll even mail you our travel books and itinerary, because I would do this trip AGAIN tomorrow if I could!!!! 

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1 hour ago, Jeremy K said:

You're exactly right ,Larry's wife should be going on the hunt with him ! 

OK, maybe he can get you to convince her.

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54 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

My late Girlfriend Patti ordered Chinese Food at a Takeout in Greenwood Lake about 4 Summers ago and saw a worker Sweating Bullets over those Huge Stainless Woks! No air conditioning and his Sweat was dripping in the Fried Rice! She walked out..

 

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56 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

My late Girlfriend Patti ordered Chinese Food at a Takeout in Greenwood Lake about 4 Summers ago and saw a worker Sweating Bullets over those Huge Stainless Woks! No air conditioning and his Sweat was dripping in the Fried Rice! She walked out..

 

If you think there aren't nasty things going on in a good percentage of restaurants of any ethnic persuasion I've got some news for you.

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I wouldn't let the Corona virus dictate you going on an Alaskan trip.  The news is all over this Corona virus when thousands more have passed away from the flu this year.

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