“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Coronavirus Advice

I know everyone’s wondering what’s going to happen with the COVID-19 outbreaks. Several cruise ships have been impacted with passengers quarantined and ill.

I recently got an advisory from Princess Cruise Lines. Here are the highlights.

  • Pack 14 days of extra medication and bring a list of names, strengths and dosages of all your medications.
  • Bring emergency contact information for a trusted friend or family member not traveling with you.
  • Enable an international travel plan for your mobile phone, including of voice and data.
  • Purchase travel protection not only to cover losses from unforeseeable circumstances during your trip, but to include health care and evacuation.
  • Practice healthy travel habits, including:
  • Washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
  • Taking advantage of hand sanitizer wherever it’s available.
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing using a tissue or your bent elbow. And always dispose of the used tissue and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with sick people.
  • Keep up with the latest health advisories and new travel restrictions.


Of course, these tips apply to all travel, not just cruises. Keep safe and keep aware, my friends.