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Jimmcdaniel

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About Jimmcdaniel

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  • Location
    Long Beach, CA
  • Interests
    Travel, Scuba Diving
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Regent Seven Seas, Windstar
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Australia, Southeast Asia, Africa

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  1. The 2020 WC on the Mariner was diverted away from Southeast Asia to southern Australia in an effort to avoid areas with known Covid outbreaks. We went from Sydney to Burnie, Tasmania, Geelong and Phillip Island (near Melbourne), on to Portland, Adelaide, and Kangaroo Island. Our last stop before the plug was pulled was in Port Lincoln. We were disembarked in Fremantle and flown home from Perth.
  2. I think I read that one of the other lines (maybe one of the expedition ones) was also calling for rapid antigen tests (this was before the CDC recommendation). They were proposing to use them more as a screener and if you tested positive they would have access to do a limited number of rapid PCR tests to confirm. They proposed this to address concerns of false positives on the initial antigen test. Something like this might work for Regent. I can’t believe they will rely totally on an antigen test after guests have traveled thousands of miles for a luxury cruise.
  3. Does anyone know if the CDC walked back from their previous requirement for single occupancy cabins for crew? As I recall, @Pcardadsaid that was a nonstarter for Regent.
  4. I hope you are right on this one. We are on the Voyager Abu Dhabi - Cape Town and it looks like our last chance for a Regent cruise this tear. 🤞🤞 In the meantime we are headed to SA in June on a land trip for safaris.
  5. It actually says, “Do not require proof of vaccination as a condition of entry” rather than “condition of travel”. I guess that means it’s OK to require a quarantine as a condition of entry? I’m not really clear on what this statement is supposed to accomplish. Seems like proof of vaccination to avoid quarantine would be a good thing for travel?
  6. If you like hanging out with an older crowd you will probably be fine. Listen to @Pcardad. He is well-respected on this board and (from what I can surmise) probably closer to your age. For a longer trip on the Mariner, I would suggest looking at a Penthouse suite. The regular suites on Mariner are the smallest of all Regent suites—still comfortable but maybe a little confining on a long voyage. If you want more trips to the specialty restaurants, I would highly recommend being open to a shared table—it’s a great way to meet folks and we have always been able to get pretty much as many of those
  7. I just updated my passport info and got the same error. When I went back in there was one field I hadn’t seen before—Preferred Language. I picked English and Saved it. Then I got the Guest Form Complete message.
  8. So, is this proposed July 4 cruise going out of Alaska or is it something totally new?
  9. And for international travelers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html Still have to have a negative test to get back into the country.
  10. Yes, let's get Voyager going! I am counting on Abu Dhabi - Cape Town in late October.
  11. T Thanks for sharing that Washington State health article. I hadn’t seen that. The percentages they report for vaccine breakthrough cases are way less than people who contract flu or Norovirus on a ship. It also appears one would have a much higher chance of dying from a heart attack on a ship than from breakthrough covid. I don’t think there is any reason for havoc breaking out.
  12. Directly from the CDC website: Fully vaccinated people can: Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
  13. If everyone on the cruise is vaccinated (as should be a requirement to board), I don't see why masks would be required while on board the ship.
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