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darkmagician wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2017 11:42 am
Just wondering, is no one afraid of the Zika virus? I checked and its heavly saturated in the carribean area.
That's why no Caribbean or Mexico, Cuba or even Miami for me.
I booked RC for Mediterranean cruise to Venice, Crotia and Greece.

Last year, we went to Hawaii and Vegas. (not a cruise obviously). We picked the non Zika affected area. Next year, I may go to Bermuda.
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rinse wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2017 12:30 pm
I had to cancel my cruise booked in Feb because of this. We're done having kids but have newborn twins that would be 9 months old at that point - effects of Zika on newborn developing brains still not known so not going to chance it.
Good call, the consequence is huge to take the risk.
I know some family have kid a toddler of 2-3 years old still going to Caribbean Cruise with the little boy. A bit irresponsible if you ask me.
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rinse wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2017 12:30 pm
I had to cancel my cruise booked in Feb because of this. We're done having kids but have newborn twins that would be 9 months old at that point - effects of Zika on newborn developing brains still not known so not going to chance it.

But for those that have kids that are older I don't think there is any cause for concern
We wanted to book with a group of 3 family to the carribean cuz the price for Oasis of the Sea was reasonable, until one mentioned the risk of Zika. That was a instant no go for all of us. *sigh....* next time
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I booked on the last sale they had and the prices now are more expensive. Plus I still have the option to cancel
We are going in January, I do have kids (12, 10, 7) and I wasn't too concerned about Zika Virus. Should I be?
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krazy_leb wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2017 1:02 pm
I booked on the last sale they had and the prices now are more expensive. Plus I still have the option to cancel
We are going in January, I do have kids (12, 10, 7) and I wasn't too concerned about Zika Virus. Should I be?
At those ages I think you are fine.
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Zika is dangerous on newborn and pregnant woman. I don't think it's dangerous on other person then normal mosquitoes...
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We were getting everyone together for a cruise until Zika was brought up here. Totally forgot about that problem. With our boy being only 10 months, we're not comfortable with the risks, even if minor. Sigh, maybe next year.
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Aug 3rd, 2017 6:00 pm
Zika is dangerous on newborn and pregnant woman. I don't think it's dangerous on other person then normal mosquitoes...
Also women and men planning to get have children soon. Its unknown how long the virus will exist in the host. Its just a too big of a risk to take on.
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cayolargo wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2017 8:26 am
Reading few pages seams for a family of 4 with 2 kids between 6 and 3 y.o will come around 1800.
Which one is the cheapest departure place to fly?
And flying is full price for kids too.
Because at this point if you spend other 1500 in flights maybe is cheaper go for all inclusive (most location s have kids free too)
You're in Burlington? We use https://www.southwest.com/ out of Buffalo, park there, liberal baggage allowance.

We fly the day before, rent an SUV using carrentalsavers and usually stay at a hotel geared towards cruisers with full breakfast in the morning. You can drop the vehicle off at port (Hertz, Avis office etc) and shuttle to your ship. The rental generally costs more to pickup from port when going home.
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Aug 3rd, 2017 10:34 am
Yea, we're going on the anthem around february... saw a couple of clips on youtube and it is quite cold at the beginning of the trip. It'll be real different experience when you board a cruise ship to start a vacation in the snow.

What we're planning to do, is some sightseeing in new york couple of days prior to sail date. But what to see in new york in the middle of winter?
Skating at Rockefeller, go to an iconic NY diner/famous NY restaurant, a kid friendly broadway show

http://www.broadway.com/shows/tickets/? ... d-friendly
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Aug 3rd, 2017 8:18 pm
You're in Burlington? We use https://www.southwest.com/ out of Buffalo, park there, liberal baggage allowance.

We fly the day before, rent an SUV using carrentalsavers and usually stay at a hotel geared towards cruisers with full breakfast in the morning. You can drop the vehicle off at port (Hertz, Avis office etc) and shuttle to your ship. The rental generally costs more to pickup from port when going home.
Yup - we've done this for all 8 cruises we've been on. Always fly in a day early - get some shopping done, have a nice dinner and a relaxing evening. Takes the stress out of flying in on the day of the cruise.
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josb0513 wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2017 2:19 pm
Anyone tried cruising in Europe during Nov-December time? We have done number of Caribbean cruises and always wanted to try Mediterranean / Europe via cruise. Not sure what excursions we can try during that season. Thanks in advance.
I did Greek Isles in late October last year , weather was warm but windy. We were travelling with our little one first time, so we opted out of excursions completely as all the ports were pretty walkable. Kotor and Mykonos were our favourites, rest were a bit meh. Hanging out and exploring was great though, no rush and at our own pace.
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rinse wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2017 8:50 pm
Yup - we've done this for all 8 cruises we've been on. Always fly in a day early - get some shopping done, have a nice dinner and a relaxing evening. Takes the stress out of flying in on the day of the cruise.
Excellent advice. So many people try to fly in late the night before or the morning of to save one night hotel but it just makes things stressful. A delay in our flight may result in a missed cruise.
Uber is a great option to get to port too. If you have a car, save yourself some money and stay a few minutes further away is my advice too. In Fort Lauderdale there is such premium for staying close to port. 15-20 minutes away can save you $100. We stayed in Plantation close to Sawgrass Mills Outlet for shopping before cruise. A nice 20 minute drive to port the morning of.
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bhrm wrote:
Aug 4th, 2017 8:22 am
I did Greek Isles in late October last year , weather was warm but windy. We were travelling with our little one first time, so we opted out of excursions completely as all the ports were pretty walkable. Kotor and Mykonos were our favourites, rest were a bit meh. Hanging out and exploring was great though, no rush and at our own pace.
Did you depart from Venice? Did you stay prior or after your cruise at Venice for a bit?
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my youngest will be 5 year old at the time of the cruise. Will zika be a factor?

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