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  1. With the rule changes adopted this past weekend you no longer have to upload your COVID test results, you merely have to bring them to the pier to be examined at check in. See #4 below. https://www.gov.bm/cruise-travel-authorisation Cruise Passenger Travel Authorisation Effective 21 May 2022: 1. All passengers MUST have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorisation (TA) before arriving at the terminal. 2. Failing to apply for and receive an approved TA at least 2 weeks prior to travel will result in delayed boarding for you and your party. 3. All you need to do is fill in the application, upload your vaccination card and pay $40 by credit card. You will receive your approved document by email. 4. You must show your approved Travel Authorisation at embarkation, along with your negative COVID-19 test result.
  2. How much control can NCL exert over a contractor that they didn't hire? The port operator contracted for the service, not NCL.
  3. As I've said on other threads, NCL isn't in control of the people who do the screening and check in at the port. They are employees of a shoreside services contractor...last I checked it was Intercruises... that is hired by the port. About all that NCL can do is what they said they were doing...passing your comments along to the port agency .
  4. You'll probably get something about 4 days before your embarkation date. They process the applications in embarkation date order.
  5. Am I correct that you're on the Celebrity Summit ? If so, you'll be docked at the Royal Naval Dockyard and Oleander Cycles has an office right there. https://www.oleandercycles.bm/ (I'm assuming you want to rent a motor scooter)
  6. Henry: In case you didn't know, the FDA maintains a web page with the extended expiration dates for the the at-home antigen tests so it's easy to check the tests you have . Paul https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/home-otc-covid-19-diagnostic-tests#list
  7. Bermuda just eliminated the need for an additional test simply for calling on other ports before arriving in Bermuda, but as @1025cruisesaid because you will arrive in Bermuda more than 4 days after embarkation you will have to undergo a test on board prior to arriving in Bermuda .
  8. The Comfort Inn Midtown West , 548 West 48th St. is literally a stone's throw from the cruise terminal...a 5 minute walk to Pier 88. It's basic hotel with free breakfast. My son and DIL stayed there for one night a couple of years ago and found it satisfactory .
  9. Walgreens only does drive-thru testing...and not just in San Juan, but everywhere per their website. So unless the OP has a car or can find an Uber or taxi willing to take them for a test Walgreens isn't a reasonable option.
  10. Thanks to a post on another board I found out about a telehealth testing service, OnPoint, that allows you to "bring your own test"...you can use any approved OTC test . They say that test appointments are available 24/7: https://onpoint-testing.com/product/certified-teleservice-covid-testing/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2Lffh7Tz9wIV7PzjBx3LpQyrEAAYASAAEgKRRvD_BwE&currency=USD
  11. I can't guarantee that the pop up tents will provide the type of documentation needed for a cruise, which is why I recommend an established medical practice such as CityMD . Some pharmacies may also offer testing.
  12. The US no longer permits you to add pages to an existing passport. If you need more visa pages you have to get a new passport book regardless of how long your current passport will be valid. When you apply for the new passport you have the option of ordering the standard 32 page book or the 52 page book, with no additional charge for the 52 page passport .
  13. I assume you're staying in Manhattan . I'd suggest trying CityMD, which is a chain of urgent care walk-in clinics with many locations. They should offer COVID testing at most if not all offices.
  14. That rule was eliminated today. It's no longer necessary to take the additional test because of a port call prior to arriving in Bermuda. Now the additional test is only required if the ship arrives in Bermuda more than 4 days after embarkation. Obviously what Royal Caribbean said was correct at the time the email was sent but no longer is.
  15. You only need to be retested if your cruise arrives more than 4 days after embarkation. Your cruise arrives 4 days after embarkation so no retest is needed.
  16. Since your cruise is almost two weeks away you fall under the revised rules just announced and no longer have to upload your test results. Just bring them to the pier: If you are making an application or have made an application for travel after May 24, 2022: 1. All passengers MUST have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorisation (TA) before arriving at the terminal. 2. Failing to apply for and receive an approved TA at least 2 weeks prior to travel will result in delayed boarding for you and your party. 3. All you need to do is fill in the application, upload your vaccination card and pay $40 by credit card. You will receive your approved document by email. 4. You must show your approved Travel Authorisation at embarkation, along with your negative COVID-19 test result, even if you have already uploaded it.
  17. They don't have to test anyone. Passengers have to be tested before embarkation and bring their test results to the pier. This is no different than any other cruise in the current environment
  18. I overlooked your second post. My apologies.
  19. To further complicate the issue Bermuda has now added the following wording to the web page: Cruise Passenger Travel Authorisation Effective for applications made on or before May 21, 22 & 23, 2022 for travel on those dates: All Passengers must apply for and have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorisation (TA) before arriving at the terminal. Fill in your application, upload your vaccine and your negative Covid-19 pre-travel test, pay $40 by Visa/Mastercard. You will receive notification via email that your application has been received and is in for review. When your application is approved you will receive the approved form in your email – bring this with you to the terminal. If further information is required on your application – you will receive an email with instructions on what is required. Bring your Vaccine Card, Travel Authorisation & your negative Covid 19 pre-travel test with you to the terminal. If you are making an application or have made an application for travel after May 24, 2022: 1. All passengers MUST have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorisation (TA) before arriving at the terminal. 2. Failing to apply for and receive an approved TA at least 2 weeks prior to travel will result in delayed boarding for you and your party. 3. All you need to do is fill in the application, upload your vaccination card and pay $40 by credit card. You will receive your approved document by email. 4. You must show your approved Travel Authorisation at embarkation, along with your negative COVID-19 test result, even if you have already uploaded it.
  20. Perhaps it would be helpful to precisely define what you're looking for. From your first post I think most would assume you were looking for either accommodation of special dietary needs or some type of exotic preparation. From your second post, particularly where you say "some good old homestyle food" it sounds like you're talking about beef stew or meatballs and spaghetti. To boot you're now sure that Oceania won't accommodate special requests when you haven't actually provided enough information for anyone to accurately answer your question.
  21. This isn't like your run of the mill Caribbean or European cruise. The world cruise will typically visit a substantial number of countries that require you to obtain a visa in advance of your cruise and Oceania obtains those visas for you through a visa service . The cost of the visa package is included in your fare. Even when cruising to countries that didn't require you to obtain a visa in advance or while on the ship we've had our passports inspected and stamped by local officials fairly often when cruising to more "exotic" locales. We're booked on the 2024 world cruise and our passports are expiring this November so a couple of weeks ago we sent them off for renewal. We decided to request the optional 52 page passports just to make sure we have enough pages for the world cruise and for any other travels over the next 10 years.
  22. Error alert. I meant to write in the last sentence "more than 4 days after embarkation ."
  23. It looks to me as though the requirement for a second test if you make a port call before Bermuda has been eliminated . The only reference to a second test that I see is if the ship arrives in Bermuda more than 4 days prior to embarkation.
  24. Bermuda has also eliminated the need for a second test if you make a port call prior to arriving in Bermuda. Now a second test is required only if the ship arrives in Bermuda more than 4 days after embarkation.
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