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Old 02-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #16
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I would definitely try and get on the boat. I would rather be stuck in a stateroom on the boat then go home. She most likely is at the end of the sickness. How many days are you on the boat?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #17
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Fingers crossed for you. I hope you are able to go-even if you end up quarantined in your room it is better than not going.

I'm going to say actually no to that advice.

I'm so sorry for your troubles and things are bleak when you are stressing by yourself. Is she so well that if she were at home and had school today you'd send her off to school on her own with a kiss on the cheek? Then go try. If not, go down to guest services and talk about moving to another resort. They can help facilitate that. I'm sure someone will help with advice about their experience. DCL isn't going to reimburse or find an entire other vacation but generally they seem to want to get people back out on the boat. You will get there.

Hope your daughter gets well soon and you stay feeling well and you both can rest today.

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:25 AM   #18
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Sending positive thoughts your way

I hope it all works out for you and your daughter feels better soon!!

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:26 AM   #19
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I don't think DCL screwed you over. I went through them and knew flights, hotels, and such were not covered. It's not exactly hidden info. The pre-existing thing I'm not sure about. You are already on your vacation. I would consider pre-existing issues to be medical problems you already had, not catching a flu type virus. I will be very curious to see what they have to say about that. Your first step should be to call them. Have you done that yet? They can give you far betters than we can. Let us know what they say.

Worse case scenario, they will credit 100% of your cruise. That is why I went with them over a cheaper insurance and plan to get secondary insurance for hotels and such. So you will have to decide whether to try and go now or just wait for a future vacation.

Lastly, I'm sorry this happened to you all. What a horrible let down! We've been saving for our upcoming cruise for years and I would be devastated. You know things can happen but I think you never expect it to happen to you. I would definitely be losing my mind. I hope it's a short virus. Stomach bugs often are. Maybe you will still get to go. (((hugs)))

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:53 AM   #20
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I'm so sorry your going through this.

My thoughts, go to the ship. Try to board. Kids are resilient!!

Mom, take a deep breath. OK.

God Bless you both.

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:00 AM   #21
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As the mother of a child who has had many stomach viruses, I would head towards port and see what happens. The limo is already paid for, and I would give it as much time as possible. As PP said, most stomach viruses don't last long, and she probably is at the end of it. Though they feel weak initially, they usually snap back pretty quickly once they start eating again. If she is no longer vomiting, she probably isn't contagious any more. If she is vomiting, then you have your answer. Praying for you all, let us know what happens!!

Never mind...I see now that you are contagious for a few days to weeks afterward, so canceling is best. Was hoping for the best for you!!!

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:00 AM   #22
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong (I also have the Disney insurance for our upcoming cruise), but I believe the pre-existing condition clause is for anything that occurs before your paid in full date. Any condition that occurs between your PIF date and the cruise shouldn't count. Won't help with the flights though....

We actually had this happen with our Disney World trip last year, but no insurance. We took a short cruise on Carnival and my son started vomiting the day we disembarked. We drove to our resort at Disney, but ended up going home early--no Disney for us.

Hope everyone gets better soon!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:04 AM   #23
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I posted a similar thread on here about two weeks ago, except it was the flu for us. Luckily, my DS got tamiflu (as did the rest of the family), and was symptom free more than 72 hours before the cruise. I did call DCL when he first came down with the flu, and they told me that as long as he didn't have fever on boarding day, he would be allowed to board. I also did some googling, and found out that cruise lines very rarely deny boarding to sick passengers. They will most likely confine you to your room for the first 24 or 48 hours. It sounds like your little one is on the up-swing. I bet she'll be good to go by tomorrow or the next day. 24 hours of watching Disney movies and eating mickey bars in the room might do her some good. Then you can enjoy the rest of your cruise. --Katie
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:15 AM   #24
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I guess I am the only one who thinks going to the port with a child with an active virus is extremely irresponsible??? What about the 1000's of other passengers that don't need to be exposed to a virus on day 1 of their dream vacation?

I would call DCL and explain everything. As others have stated, the pre-existing clause is for issues that exist prior to booking the cruise. Worst case is you are reimbursed for the cost of the cruise, which is not that bad. Yes, half of your vacation cost (the land portion and airfare) is lost but that is a chance all of us take on these vacations.

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:16 AM   #25
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When our kids were sick we would give Pedialite(spelling?) and I think we could see them perk up as they drank it, if you find some at your resort.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #26
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We started out a couple of vacations like this. It would pass quickly and we spent the rest of the vacation happy and healthy. I would get on the ship.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:27 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by GraceLuvsWDW
I guess I am the only one who thinks going to the port with a child with an active virus is extremely irresponsible??? What about the 1000's of other passengers that don't need to be exposed to a virus on day 1 of their dream vacation?!
No, I said if she is no longer vomiting. When I said, "if she is, you have your answer," I meant that you don't go and expose an entire ship. Sorry if that was not clear.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:40 AM   #28
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We are not going to port. I can't risk giving this to others. Now she is vomiting and diarrhea as well. I'm stuck at the hotel. Front desk is working on it. I have barely slept in 72 hours. She can't keep Imodium down or anything. I don't even know how we are going to transfer her ANYWHERE right now. Not even to a hospital. It's that bad . I'm beside myself upset. I'm overtired and crying and feel really alone
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:41 AM   #29
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I would also head to the ship. I agree with previous posters that being quarantined in the room would be better than giving up on the trip. Sending positive thoughts your way.

In reply about whether it's irresponsible or endangering others, I don't think it is, as long as you take reasonable precautions. Be sure both of you have clean hands, don't hug and kids strangers, wipe off things you touch with a disinfecting wash, and go straight to the cabin. It's not like you're going to have her go around salivating on everything, and passing through the terminal does not take that long, especially if you board later in the day.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #30
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DCL says we are covered, but my prob is we are stuck. I can't leave here with her.
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