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Is this a good time to take a cruise to the Bahamas?

Discussion in 'Community Hangout' started by Johnboy53, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Johnboy53

    Johnboy53 Looking For Interesting News.

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    With the Coronavirus would you go on this cruise?
     
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    tampasteve Lutheran Messianic Staff Member Supervisor Supporter

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    I don't see why not. Almost all of those leave from the USA and there have been very few cases from here, and none on cruises from the Florida ports that I am aware of. I literally just went on a short cruise to Nassau at the end of January.
     
  3. Unofficial Reverand Alex

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    I don't know if the cost of a cruise would make it worth it, especially as Christians are called to abundant generosity; God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9). But as long as the coronavirus is the main part of what you're asking, I imagine the cruise company would reroute if there were issues with the virus in the area. Such a virus would make a really bad incident for a company, and they likely have steps in place to avoid any sort of infection on people who travel with them.

    May we continue to see God's blessings, and may we all pray for healing from this virus!:crosseo:
     
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    Why not? The virus isn't currently having much affect in the US or Caribbean.
     
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    tampasteve Lutheran Messianic Staff Member Supervisor Supporter

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    Going on a cruise, or any expenditure for one's self, is not mutually exclusive to also giving abundantly. It is not an either-or situation. Judging someone else for how they choose to spend their vacation time and their own money is uncalled for IMO.
     
  6. Unofficial Reverand Alex

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    Where did I judge someone? I called into question a particular use of money in a Christian context. If this came off as if I was casting judgement, I apologize to all; for what it's worth, I want to assure you that I mean nothing against any particular people who go on cruises, or anything of the sort. These sorts of questions, of how much should be spent on myself, are questions that I go through with myself, and questions that I think are worth asking.

    If I was judging someone for how they spend money, that shuts down conversation; if I am being judged, with others assuming that I'm speaking against someone unjustly, that also shuts down conversation. The purpose of mentioning the use of money in my post, whether any of you choose to believe me or not, was to bring up a question that should lead to better living. There's nothing inherently wrong with going on a cruise, or any other show of wealth, but how do you do it? With gratitude & as a chance to reach out to people, or with pride & vanity? Asking a question as I did is intended to start these sorts of thoughts, and might inspire someone to look to do something greater with their time on a cruise, such as looking for people who may need to talk, or intentionally wearing a shirt with a Bible verse on the back.

    May God continue to bless us all!:pray:
     
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    tampasteve Lutheran Messianic Staff Member Supervisor Supporter

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    Agree, thanks for the clarification :)
     
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    I'm not sure that going on a cruise qualifies as either a "show of wealth" or as "pride & vanity." In many cases when you take all the costs of a vacation into account a cruise can be the most economical way to vacation. With the exception of alcohol and spending money, everything is included in the price. That price can be much less than what a week ashore would cost, particularly if you book either very early or very late.
     
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  9. Johnboy53

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    I'm not going on this trip. It's friend's of mine and they are retired.
     
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