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NJ woman worried about cruise due to swine flu

Swine flu fears have made a Bayville woman reconsider her upcoming plans for a vacation.Dina Kocsa says she is scheduled to depart May 16 on a cruise to Mexico. Due to the swine flu outbreak, she says

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2009, 7:53 PM

Updated 5,549 days ago

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Swine flu fears have made a Bayville woman reconsider her upcoming plans for a vacation.Dina Kocsa says she is scheduled to depart May 16 on a cruise to Mexico. Due to the swine flu outbreak, she says she is worried about going to Mexico and tried to switch to a cruise that didn't go to Mexico.Kocsa says the cruise company, Carnival, wants to charge her a 50-percent cancellation fee for the switch. She says she has asthma and a weakened respiratory system and her doctor told her to not go anywhere near Mexico.Due to the swine flu outbreak, Kocsa says she feels the company should be more flexible. She says she spent $1,500 already, but would rather lose the money than risk going to Mexico.News 12 New Jersey tried to reach Carnival, but has not heard back from the company.There are five confirmed cases of swine flu in New Jersey and more than 130 in the United States.


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