Episode: Ebola Virus Scare On Cruise 2014 + Cruise News

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/CR_OCT_24_14_AU.mp3″ title=”Ebola Cruise Policies + Cruise News ” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]For years, the cruise industry has asked boarding passengers to fill out a health questionnaire, primarily to help stop the spread of norovirus. In light of the Ebola concerns, cruise lines today began asking more pointed questions about whether they’ve had contact with a person with Ebola or someone who helped care for such a patient, according to the CLIA. Theresa Norton Masek is the editor-in-chief of Vacation Agent Magazine and cruise beat writer for TravelPulse.com, she joins us and talks about the ebola virus scare last week on a cruise.

Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy stops by with Cruise News on: 

  • After we recorded last week, the Carnival Magic wasn’t allowed into Cozumel because of the hospital worker on board who handled ebola – what was the status on this cruise?
  • Is the cruise industry adopting stricter ebola screenings?
  • 102 year old Miami Bar to be featured on upcoming Norwegian Escape
  • Bermuda got hammered by a hurricane last weekend, what’s the status and are cruise ships finding new temporary ports?
  • Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas getting closer – anything new during her second round of sea trials?
  • Royal Caribbean earnings call this week

Listener Question

I want to ask a question and I can’t seem to get a straight answer from different sites on the internet, when sailing from New Orleans to Mo Bay Jamaica….Is it possible to see Cuba? The reason I ask is back in ’08 we were on the conquest from Galveston to Mo Bay and overheard some people saying that they saw the lights of Cuba as we passed at night. Was that true?

Resources Mentioned

Cruise industry adopts stricter ebola screening

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