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  1. It is very confusing. I looked last night at the Alaska's government web site and it still says you need a COVID test either before you get there or at the airport. I really hope this gets clear before May.
  2. I have been on the QM2, Grandeur, and Oceania Insignia. Never on NCL. I like the Grandeur, I tend to like smaller ships. Of the 3 I have listed I prefer the food on Insignia best. Grandeur the least. I like the drinks, ambiance, and on-board activities best on the QM2. My second choice would be Insignia. Personal taste of course. Personally, overall I would put Grandeur at the bottom of those 3, however, with the right itinerary and price I definitely would sail on her again.
  3. I have been on the QM2, Princess, and Oceania along with Royal. Personally, I would put Royal at the bottom of those four and Oceania and QM2 at the top. For cruises with maximum sea days (eg, TA) I would probably give the slight edge to QM2 as there is more to do then Oceania.
  4. Currently $48 for deluxe drink package + internet (not including gratuity) for Dec. Enchantment sailing. Since we already purchased the standalone package can't see what that is due to RCLs website redesign.
  5. Thankyou, I just looked at the CDC website and saw it there. I also saw that the CDC requires that the cruise ship test each and every crewmember and passenger at embarkation and disembarkation. That is a lot of testing for a large ship.
  6. Also, Iceland may not allow the cruise. I think that at the moment they do not allow visitors from the US. I might be wrong. I believe that at the moment Iceland requires visitors to have either proof of the vaccine or proof of prior infection (I think proof of prior infection only works for EU/EFTA countries) before they will let you travel around the country. So, even if the US allows a cruise ship to dock here Iceland may not let it dock there. I assume that the cruise ship could divert to the Caribbean to complete a cruise.
  7. "If a certain threshold level of COVID-19 is detected onboard the ship during your voyage, the voyage will end immediately, the ship will return to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed." Just noticed this. I guess I should not be surprised. Anyone know what the threshold level is? Would be nice if they gave actual numbers/percentages instead of just some vague wording.
  8. Unfortunately they can't do cruise to nowhere under US law. Solves a lot of COVID problems if they could.
  9. Once vaccines are widely available I assume things will change. For example, at some point they may require all adult visitors prove they have been vaccinated. However, this year, why would they do away with the requirement that every visitor have a negative COVID test? This protects their country and their economy. It also protects their tourist industry, the part that uses the expensive hotels and restaurants. I have not found anything that shows the contribution to GDP of cruise ship tourists vs those arriving by air or yacht. Als
  10. Why would you assume they would be any different for cruise ships then ("Super") yacht or airline passengers?
  11. Bermuda is currently not accepting passengers from cruise ships. There is no way for a cruise passenger to apply for a Visitor Travel Authorization. THIS IS NOT A CDC ISSUE. I assume once sailing starts every person on the ship (passengers and crew, not sure if this includes children and infants) would have to individually take a Covid-19 PCR test "no more than 5 days before arrival in Bermuda." Then everyone uploads the negative test to the Bermuda Government, pay the $75 fee ($30 for 9 and younger). Once you get the Travel Authorization you would have to
  12. In general I have seen things lower then what I purchased them originally for. But it depends on the item and of course if I originally purchased something at a very good price. Royal tends to vary prices a lot while, from what I have seen Princess does not. Just by way of comparison.
  13. Will RCL let us bring our own HEPA filter to our cabin?
  14. I can't see the current drink package price that we purchased on a Dec. 2021 Enchantment sailing. I wonder if everyone calls RCL daily they may change back.
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