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Old 02-26-2013, 03:26 PM   #16
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Wow seriously? Who comes and checks? The room steward? I'm glad that they do this but how awkward for him...

I hope she gets better!

I was wondering this too.


OP, hope she is feeling better and was able to enjoy Castaway Cay.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:36 PM   #17
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Get RX before you go, wait till they get bill for Dr. Visit. That may end cruising.
Had patches and several medications that require RX with me.

They ask if you have been sick when you check in, do not answer yes. You will not go. Do not says you have a little cold, rehearse with your children. They have to go to counter to have picture taken. If you leave ship and come back your picture is checked in computer coming and going.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:40 PM   #18
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I was wondering this too.


OP, hope she is feeling better and was able to enjoy Castaway Cay.
I'm anxious to hear from her to see how the rest of the cruise is! I'll talk to her on Thursday and find out for sure.

About the checking; she told my brother there was a note on their door yesterday saying that someone would be calling occasionally to check if she was in the room.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:43 PM   #19
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Get RX before you go, wait till they get bill for Dr. Visit. That may end cruising.
Had patches and several medications that require RX with me.

They ask if you have been sick when you check in, do not answer yes. You will not go. Do not says you have a little cold, rehearse with your children. They have to go to counter to have picture taken. If you leave ship and come back your picture is checked in computer coming and going.
Really? I hope I never cruise with you.

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Old 02-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #20
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OMG - Same thing happened to us on our Honeymoon cruise (quarantined 2 nights!), and an INSIDE CABIN!! I've learned ALWAYS bring your own Imodium!! It's not an uncommon thing with me, so I didn't even think twice before heading to the doctor on board (tried shops first, all directed me to there). I was ok, not sick, but it was not fun having to stay in our cabin! I understand WHY they did it, but learned my lesson the hard way.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:13 PM   #21
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In a small defense of the "lie about illness" poster - when boarding a cruise ship you really have to distinguish between sick and ill. I mean, my kids will get the sniffles and say "I'm sick" but they aren't .. Not really. If I'd send them to school I'd certainly take them on a cruise. I'd hate for them to say the word "sick" while checking in and lose the cruise for something that *might* turn into a sinus infection but likely will resolve in a few days with 1/2 a box of tissues. KWIM?
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Always pack Imodium A-D and wash your hands!
Last January, they used the prior cruise pic of myself and DD13. I hope they do that again..I was much skinnier then. Now that I think about it, they did ask each of us if we had been sick..right there at the counter. I wouldn't even think about coaching my daughter. She's got one heck of mouth on her own.
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Wow seriously? Who comes and checks? The room steward? I'm glad that they do this but how awkward for him...
They do send someone to check on you, along with calling the room periodically to make sure you are still in your room.

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They ask if you have been sick when you check in, do not answer yes. You will not go. Do not says you have a little cold, rehearse with your children. They have to go to counter to have picture taken. If you leave ship and come back your picture is checked in computer coming and going.
Agree that I hope you are not on a cruise with us. You would be responsible for spreading whatever illness you have to many people and ruining their vacation for selfish reasons. Lollipop mom's trip wasn't that long ago and her DD was so ill that she ended up spending the week basically in a resort and going to the doctor for IV fluid. I couldn't believe the people who told her to just go to the port anyway. Thankfully she did the right thing -- both for others on the cruise as well as her DD.

If the person has travel insurance, she will get reimbursed for the number of days she was quarantined. Make sure she has clear documentation of this from the ship's doctor to turn into the company for a claim.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:23 PM   #24
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To the OP, so sorry your mom got quarantined! That must be such a disappointment. I hope she's on the mend and out and about very soon.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #25
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Wow. Seriously?

First off, the doctor visits are a set fee. It's not that expensive. I believe it's something like $150 for the visit plus medication costs.
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My DD was in the medical center for one hour and was given IV fluids. It cost us $1012. I don't consider that not expensive. Nothing on the bill was $150.
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Get RX before you go, wait till they get bill for Dr. Visit. That may end cruising.
Had patches and several medications that require RX with me.

They ask if you have been sick when you check in, do not answer yes. You will not go. Do not says you have a little cold, rehearse with your children. They have to go to counter to have picture taken. If you leave ship and come back your picture is checked in computer coming and going.
People like you are the reason we probably won't cruise DCL anymore. Sailed twice, sick twice. Other lines, never sick. Don't coach up your sick kids to lie and infect everyone else on the ship! Plus, what the heck kind of doctor do you go to that gives you a bunch of RX drugs before a vacation on the off chance you might need them? There's way too much wrong with this story!
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People like you are the reason we probably won't cruise DCL anymore. Sailed twice, sick twice. Other lines, never sick. Don't coach up your sick kids to lie and infect everyone else on the ship! Plus, what the heck kind of doctor do you go to that gives you a bunch of RX drugs before a vacation on the off chance you might need them? There's way too much wrong with this story!
I am not defending the poster who suggested lying and hiding illness. At all.
However, we have Rx drugs, including antibiotics, with instructions as to when they are to be given. This includes diarrhea, although our instructions say we need to see blood or a few other specific indications. This was from a travel medicine clinic for a trip that included some areas where we were at risk of catching diseases that have symptoms including diarrhea. Honestly, I bring the meds and instructions wherever we go on vacation now, just in case.
DS2 threw up in a cruise ship pool a couple of years ago because he ate, swam and swallowed a bunch of water. He wasn't contagious, he had a quiet afternoon in the cabin and a few snacks before we had him back in contact with the general cruise population. I don't consider that irresponsible to other passengers, rather one of the things that happens when you travel with small children.
In the OP's situation, I too would try a few home remedies before going to the ship doctor, but I also wouldn't hesitate to divulge to the ship's medical authorities that we may have a communicable disease.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #28
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They are incredibly nice to you if you get quarantined. DS had a headache after we went ATVing in Canada before our Alaska cruise. His big head required him to wear a helmet that must have been to heavy for him. He was like a bobble head doll too b/c he was looking all around.

At the lifeboat drill, when you're smashed together I realized he was burning up. Off to the doc whose not supposed to see patients until they leave port. Fever + headache + neck ache = possible meningitis.

They examined him thoroughly listened to us carefully. Next they brought in a the other doc to do a separate exam. First doc said, I won't tell him anything b/c I want an untainted 2nd opinion. Luckily 2nd doc agreed it was probably not meningitis but said he would have to confined to the room until the fever was gone. He also said he was in contact w/ the captain. If he got worse we would have to leave at the 1st port or possibly go by chopper. It was our choice to stay. Since he had been quite the bobble head on the ATV, we were confident it was just a virus.

I stayed w/ him while DH went to dinner w/ older DS. At dinner, the table was speculating on why the ship left 30 min late. DH said, "uh....that was our fault." We later found out they asked the captain to hold the ship, while they were deciding whether to ask us to leave the ship.

Our head server brought up one of everything from the menu!!! What a welcome. DS ate like crazy-- another indication that my gut was right & he wasn't too sick. Guest Services called to see if my son needed anything & if he was getting bored. They said to call if he was fetting too bored & they'd send some stuff from the OL to entertain him. We had a balcony, so he didn't mind. Doc called in the evening & the morning, but never once did I feel like they were watching us.
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I am not defending the poster who suggested lying and hiding illness. At all.
However, we have Rx drugs, including antibiotics, with instructions as to when they are to be given. This includes diarrhea, although our instructions say we need to see blood or a few other specific indications. This was from a travel medicine clinic for a trip that included some areas where we were at risk of catching diseases that have symptoms including diarrhea. Honestly, I bring the meds and instructions wherever we go on vacation now, just in case.
DS2 threw up in a cruise ship pool a couple of years ago because he ate, swam and swallowed a bunch of water. He wasn't contagious, he had a quiet afternoon in the cabin and a few snacks before we had him back in contact with the general cruise population. I don't consider that irresponsible to other passengers, rather one of the things that happens when you travel with small children.
In the OP's situation, I too would try a few home remedies before going to the ship doctor, but I also wouldn't hesitate to divulge to the ship's medical authorities that we may have a communicable disease.
I agree with you. You can be careful without doctors orders.
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My DS went into a patch of poison ivy right before our trip. He looked horrible and since it was close to time to leave we let the doctor drug it out of him. He still looked bad so our doctor wrote a note to inform the ships doctor that he was NOT contagious and safe to travel. The drugs had kicked in before we made it to port so he looked well enough we were never questioned. Since he has done this to our last couple of vacations we are leaving as soon as school is out and he is stuck inside playing on video games or he can play in the poison ivy free street! ( cul de sac )
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