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    Port Angeles, Washington
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    Celebrity, Holland America, Viking River and Ocean, Seabourn

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  1. Thanks for posting the explanation for those with covid-19 who use a CPAP machine.
  2. It is not safe for others to be in close contact with ANYONE with the virus, not just someone who has the virus with a CPAP machine. No one has ever suggested that CPAP machines prevent the spread of the virus. As I mentioned, a normal CPAP machine is not a closed system. Perhaps the revised design being developed is different.
  3. I don't understand the purpose of or the emphasis by the poster. I have used a CPAP machine for 30 years. It is used by many with sleep apnea to create a positive airflow to keep our airway open for normal breathing when we sleep. We breathe out normally. It is not a closed system. Anyone who has the virus could contaminate the surrounding air, not just CPAP users. We do not have compromised immune systems or other physical ailments and are no more likely to contract the virus than any other healthy human. So why the post?
  4. Thanks colbe for the Facebook notification. It helps to dispel some rumors. Facts are so important - as the two ships progress, I'm sure more updates will follow.
  5. Celebrity has just canceled all Alaska cruises through July 1. HAL shouldn't be far behind. Do wait for them to cancel to get better refund and FCC options from HAL.
  6. The cruise lines and airlines really need to be on the same page. If we reschedule our cruise to a similar one next May, it is a few weeks past the one year voucher being offered by the airline. Why don't they all offer vouchers through the end of 2021?
  7. Since they are on the ship away from any land or contact with people for 30 days and the virus has a 14 day exposure period, my math tells me there isn't any concern. I hope you didn't mean to but using the word sanitize twice in reference to the crew use of the cabins sounds like the crew is somehow less acceptable than any other guest using the cabin. They're welcome in my cabin anytime!
  8. Raising the outside of the white edge 3 feet, raising the water level to allow the loungers to be in the water like on Celebrity Edge (sorry, don't have an Edge picture for an easy visual) and thus making the dark blue area swimable, would help minimize the tiny pool problem without a major redesign.
  9. Sorry the Oct. Dates only apply to the Med. You are right.
  10. Ths website lists cruises through Oct. 2021.
  11. If I were Virgin, I'd really want to fill the Scarlet Lady's current schedule, especially with the second ship coming online next spring. Rebooking from the cancelled cruises these next few months will help. Unless they sell out of cabin options on multiple sail dates, I wouldn't count on future schedules at least until the first paying sailors in July and August.
  12. But realize Seattle has already closed the port to the first ships this season. I doubt they will welcome any in the next month or two until the risk is lowered. I really think July is more realistic. It would be great if the government got rid of that antiquated law altogether.
  13. Even if the Seattle port opens, an Alaska cruise violates American law without at least stopping in Victoria (a Canadian port). So Alaska is a no go until at least July.
  14. If you are talking about an Alaska cruise in June, and all Canadian ports are closed until July, there is no choice except for the cruiseline to cancel your cruise. If you have insurance, why would you lose money on the flight or hotel? Insurance kicks in when the cruise is canceled by the cruiseline.
  15. We transfered hours before Viking upped their offer. We made our decision based on the situation at that moment and will be receiving 100% toward next year's cruise. If anyone outside the current offer parameters expects exceptions to their offer, at what point sho in ld Viking stop? A day, a week, maybe even a month... We all need to be reasonable in our expectations - Viking lead the industry and I appreciate their vision, respecting their guests but at the same time balancing that with a long term profitable vision for the company. If we demand the moon, Viking goes out of business. We fully expected to have to deal with penalties from other vendors. However, every airline and hotel has offered to cancel or rebook without penalty. So the 100% covers us. And the two year leeway is much better than other lines.
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