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This is a different type of review for me. I will try to let people know what to expect if your cruise has the Norovirus. Our second port was canceled. We were told it was too rough to tender. The seas were very calm with no winds. Day five the salt and pepper shakers disappeared (first sign of Norovirus). At the first signs of the virus, they remove all ketchup, mustard, and shakers from the tables. Day six, we were not allowed to touch anything on the buffet. They handed us plates and silverware. We had to be served all the food. This caused everything to take a long time. Day seven, ...we were not allowed to eat without washing our hands before entering the cafe. No more menus. All paper menus with very small print There were crew members washing railings, buttons etc everywhere. They also started a mandatory announcement from the CDC several times a day. The spa pool and hot tubs were closed. Day eight. The crew started washing every wall, elevator, and surface. The walls were dripping with sanitizer water. You could not touch anything. Every surface was dripping. At every meal, chairs and tables were moved to the side for disinfectant. When dry, they waved them back Day nine. The spa closedown On deck five, men with air masks and complete cover ups appeared. They were steam cleaning several cabins. Casino started washing the cards. Day ten. Several crew members were moved onto our floor The rest of the cruise was the same....no touching, no menus, dripping walls, CDC announcements every day. I tried to write this review to give you an idea of what to expect on an outbreak cruise. The crew was overwhelmed. The passengers were also overwhelmed.

Sailing with the Norovirus

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by lah830

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This is a different type of review for me. I will try to let people know what to expect if your cruise has the Norovirus.

Our second port was canceled. We were told it was too rough to tender. The seas were very calm with no winds.

Day five the salt and pepper shakers disappeared (first sign of Norovirus). At the first signs of the virus, they remove all ketchup, mustard, and shakers from the tables.

Day six, we were not allowed to touch anything on the buffet. They handed us plates and silverware. We had to be served all the food. This caused everything to take a long time.

Day seven, ...we were not allowed to eat without washing our hands before entering the cafe. No more menus. All paper menus with very small print

There were crew members washing railings, buttons etc everywhere. They also started a mandatory announcement from the CDC several times a day.

The spa pool and hot tubs were closed.

Day eight. The crew started washing every wall, elevator, and surface. The walls were dripping with sanitizer water. You could not touch anything. Every surface was dripping.

At every meal, chairs and tables were moved to the side for disinfectant. When dry, they waved them back

Day nine. The spa closedown On deck five, men with air masks and complete cover ups appeared. They were steam cleaning several cabins.

Casino started washing the cards.

Day ten. Several crew members were moved onto our floor

The rest of the cruise was the same....no touching, no menus, dripping walls, CDC announcements every day.

I tried to write this review to give you an idea of what to expect on an outbreak cruise. The crew was overwhelmed. The passengers were also overwhelmed.
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