Two weeks before their April 2020 cruise Stephanie Boucher and her daughter Trisha Boucher found out the inevitable – the trip was being canceled.
The cruise was Nursecon at Sea, a nurses conference slated to take place over five days aboard a Royal Caribbean trip to the Bahamas. The cancelation wasn’t totally out of the blue as a No Sail Order had been in effect since the middle of March as COVID-19 was docking boats that were scheduled to leave U.S. ports from coast to coast.
As nurses, Stephanie, from Nottingham, and Trisha, from Manchester, understand the seriousness of the virus and will not rush back to cruising.
“I’ll probably take all of next year off from cruising,” Stephanie Boucher said. “I’ll probably feel comfortable in 2022 after this thing hopefully blows through.”
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