For those who will be onboard, I am confident that Crystal will continue making wise and prudent decisions to protect everyone's health.
I was booked on this segment and have decided to return home rather than continue my back-to-back voyage after Feb 15. Crystal offered a full 100% future cruise credit for those who cancel, versus a 50% FCC for those who choose to remain onboard, possibly staying at sea the whole time. For me, there were compelling rationales both for retaining and for cancelling this segment at the last minute.
My primary rationale for cancelling is that I will be back on the Symphony, next winter, on several back-to-back voyages including one visiting similar ports in the opposite direction (i.e. Singapore to Hong Kong, on Jan 27, 2021).
Currently, there is no way to predict how long the coronavirus epidemic might last. The less-virulent SARS virus epidemic during 2002/2003 lasted about 8 to 10 months. Unfortunately, the coronavirus hasn't reached its peak yet and might still pose a threat in early 2021.