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  1. Our cruise isn't until Sunday, September 26, but we have already ordered the test kit. And we will get the 16 minute rapid test at home on Friday morning I hope. I called the testing center, but they said they won't make a reservation until three days before. I may make an appointment in FT Lauderdale also!! Hopefully they will begiving the tests on a Saturday.
  2. 27 days till a 12 night on the Celebrity Equinox. Got the booster and plenty of masks. Will drive so no scary airport.
  3. I agree. There are cruise companies that are not requiring vaccination. Go for them
  4. Cekebrity is mostly for older folks and since kids will be just starting classses I doubt there will be that many kids. And 13 is a tricky age. Might like the club abd might hate it. And I would never pay $ 5,000 for a four day cruise1!! Go when more kids will be on boaf and book a balcony at the very most. My two cents
  5. I've been carrying the original in my wallet, but I think I'll keep the original with my passport and carry a copy.
  6. can someone clarify: if you must take a ship's excursion does tha mean that passengers are not allowed off the ship?
  7. We are fairly new to Princess. We are planning on booking a Transatlantic on the new Enchanted Princess next April. We plan on an inside or balcony cabin. Is this "medallion enhancement" for all cabins? And what is better about a "Medallion ship"? And I hate all these new special restaurants because it may be that they then skimp on the included/no surcharge dining spots
  8. We were booked on the 24 day Rotterdam transatlantic, leaving Amsterdam on Oct 10. They notified us by email that the cruise was shortened to just 14 days and that the price would be prorated so same price per day. That was silly, because the first 10 days were very short distances, so low fuel usage. We were considering cancelling altogether. I just checked HA website and found that we have been formally rebooked and that the price has been adjusted. Lowered substantially per day and puts this 14 night cruise in line with other TA cruise. So I guess we'll keep it. Now I've added more days to stay in Amsterdam, which will be great.
  9. Sorry, but I am not happy. We were on the Rotterdam, leaving Amsterdam on the TA on October 10. The first part of the itinerary was the best part. Before sailing, we were traveling and I have made five different reservations in Rome, Sorrento, Cinque Terra, Paris and the Amsterdam. Now they have cancelled the first 10 days. I'll be cancelling the TA. Not interested in the 14 night itinerary. What's really aggravating is that we were originally on the Norwegian TA leaving Rome Nov 2 and they cancelled that and I have had to rebook everything one time already!! I think the companies just feel safer doing Caribbean cruises from the US. Maybe Covid will bounce back in Europe and will be too hard to handle safely.
  10. We are on the cruise right after you, a 24 night transatlantic. I think the actual cruise will take place but I do wonder about the itinerary. The ship departs from Amsterdam and then returns for an overnight. That's the port we most want to visit. I also feel a little silly; I have been reading reviews on the Rotterdam and now I find out it's a brand new ship just being launched in early August!
  11. No, I think as time goes by more ships will require vaccinations. And our cruises tend to be muti-national, so even if the cruise line doesn't require it, the ports will. And right now thetheory is that virtually all unvaccinated people will get some variety of Covid in the future, Just get the damn shots!
  12. October 10. Rotterdam is also a 24 night Transatlantic, leaving Amsterdam and docking in Ft Lauderdale
  13. I hesitate to say it, but younger and dumber? vs older and wiser
  14. Hospitals/clinics etc , wherever someone got the vaccine reports the numbers to a higher authority and could provide the names. The federal government could easily get the names of all those vaccinated and therefore if your name isn't on the list it could be assumed you aren't vaccinated. I travel a great deal and it would make it very handy to have that verified. Similar to having to show proof of smallpox vaccinations in the not too distant past.
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