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  1. Sick of the supposition that most 70+ people are in fragile health. As my sisters say about me, the oldest, I must have gotten all the good genes because DH and I can walk and hike still. Nevertheless to put my physician in the position of stating I am healthy enough to cruise is opening her to liability should something adverse occur while sailing. To answer the OPs ?, all that was required for us to sail the previous Millennium cruise was proof of vaccination and a current negative Covid test.
  2. We last sailed the Millennium in 2014 and were delighted with the refurbishment of her when we sailed on 9/10. In fact, I rate her above the S-class and Edge ships. My only annoyance is that outdoor forward viewing areas are gone thanks to the Retreat takeover. For an Alaska cruise, which is about the scenery, what a shame. The helipad was opened once by invite and to all during Endicott Arm enroute to Juneau which helped. At least there is still the Sky Lounge on the M and S class!
  3. You have enough time to decide what option is best for you. Personally I would DIY the land portion because there are so many unique places that a group tour would not include, e.g. Hatcher Pass, or deep in Denali at Camp Denali/North Face Lodge. A short sail on the Alaska Marine Hwy can take you from Whittier to Valdez. DH and I even played midnight golf in Soldotna!
  4. Not received ours though ordered weeks ago. It happened to us a few cruises ago, but it was no biggie to have the porter at the pier tag them.
  5. Chose ship excursions that have a moderate to strenuous rating. DH & I are doing the Rainbird Trail in Ketchikan from the Catholic church back to the Creek St. area this Sunday. In Juneau we are going to hike some of the trails at the top of the Mt. Roberts tramway and do a city self-guided walking tour. When last in Skagway we rented a car and drove into the Yukon, but IDK what we will do this time around. Do be aware of bears. And if you are not fearful of helicopters one of those excursions for a glacier hike would definitely be unique!
  6. We are in a Cleveland suburb and got an appointment W 8/25 for Tuesday 9/7. I had two options for the type of test and not all locations offer the rapid antigen test, which is what I chose. Your choice might influence availability?
  7. Does this help? It's $2 one way Ward Cove, Alaska 99901 Walk 0.2 mi (5 minutes) 8:17 AMNorth Tongass Highway / Across from Troopers Silver Line towards Silver South Schedule Change to Silver Line Sunday Service for Aug. 1st-Oct. 3rd:Starting August 1st, Transit will be starting Silver Line service earlier on Sundays (6:25 a.m. on Silver North and 6:31 a.m. on Silver South). The buses will now depart Franklin/Roosevelt and Clover Pass Church at 7:01 a.m. and 8:01 a.m. There will no longer be departures from Franklin/Roosevelt and Clover Pass Church at 9:01 a.m. and 10:01 a.m. until the fall. The end time for the route will remain the same at 3:40 pm on Silver North and 3:31 pm on Silver South.The Bus - Ketchikan Gateway Borough 8:29 AMTongass Avenue / US Post Office/Ferry (Ketchikan, Alaska 99901)
  8. Here is a link to the Ketchikan Public Bus timetable, but IDK where it stops closest to Ward Cove. https://www.kgbak.us/DocumentCenter/View/8664/BUS-SCHEDULE-2021 If the excursion from NCL is one way, how do you get back to the pier? Perhaps taxis will be able to take you to and from downtown Ketchikan or is Ward Cove not accessible by land?
  9. St. Pauli Girl, Kaliber, Sharp's, Buckler's to name a few in addition to TravelBluebird's suggestion. DHs favorite was Sagres from Portugal! I had forgotten that brand so when I googled N/A beers I was delighted to see that there are many more to chose from of late including from craft breweries.
  10. There are so many better NA beers than O’Douls! Celebrity should have a selection of several IMHO. Love a Virgin Mary with breakfast, but it takes a good bartender to make a good one. Would rather have Mrs T instead of the plain tomato juice that is supposed to be a virgin.
  11. Second guessing our EDT early morning CVS rapid antigen appointments for Tuesday 9/7 for a noon PDT boarding on 9/10.... Has anyone successfully boarded a Celebrity ship with negative test in hand 3 days out vs. the 72 hours initially required?
  12. Interesting that the warehouse TA who has our booking for the same sailing as you (Come on over & join the roll call! 👋) was able to give an answer that made sense but Celebrity wasn't! We are down the hall from you in 7080, which we chose specifically for the larger, angled veranda. Hope our cabin isn't affected by this new "rule". Can you and your family member move to Deck 6 2C forward cabins? I'd suggest #s 6027 thru to 6035 Portside as those are the Sweet 16s with larger verandas than those you have reserved on Deck 7 above the Sweet 16s which look directly below onto the cabins on Deck 6. The warehouse site shows them available. Here is a pix of the starboard cabins from another thread: Deck 6 - the first 8 balcony cabins on each side of the ship that have the deeper balconies. Here is a photo that has been re-posted on this board many times before.
  13. Reverse situation for us... We need a taxi from Pier 66 to the Amtrak station when we disembark the Millennium @8:30am. Will there be any waiting or should we just get an Uber or Lyft
  14. Yes, it is confusing. We have decided NOT to click on the link. Another confusion is that the email states cruises up to 9/6 require negative covid tests. Ours is 9/10! We are still planning on being tested anyhow.
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