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  1. We use a large internet agency. On our last MSC booking, although the price was the same, they through in prepaid gratuities & $450.00 onboard credit.
  2. Just came from a doctor visit & asked about the booster. I am 73 & have had 2 Pfizer. He said No....I do not need it at this time. Wait until it has been a year since your last shot. Just one doctors opinion....BUT, he said to be sure & get a flu shot !
  3. The rapid one better be good. We are getting it at the Miami airport on Thursday bight,.
  4. No, I figured their free one was enough. It would cover a hotel if we got stuck in Miami for a while, i was concerned about that.
  5. We leave in 2 weeks. This is no where to be seen on my booking, either online or my boarding pass. This must be the insurance you purchased not the Reassurance or Protection Plan.
  6. Well now that makes 3. I have copies of the Reassurance Plan, one with the October date & one without. And now a copy of the Assistance Plan. To bad none of them are dated. I will assume that which ever plan is in effect that it is yours upon final cruise payment. My big concern was that we would become stuck in Miami if we had a positive test with no symptoms. I am sure last minute hotel prices would be high. They all state ...hotel, meals & trip delays for covid quarantine is up to $4,000 per person. A positive test would probably do for that. I would hope that the 'trip delay' part would cover airfare.
  7. Look 3 posts above yours at the top of the middle column. I have an original copy of that.
  8. Just spoke to MSC & was given the following options. If I just call today to cancel....I would incur a big penalty for being so close to sailing. If I decided to just move the cruise to another date, anytime before Sept. 2022, I would not incur any penalties. Unfortunately me for me, I have lots of OBC & prepaid gratuitis for agent that I would lose. If I wait and go & test positive Thursday night & cannot reach them until sometime Friday, they will honor my what we paid IF I give them another date to move the cruise to. Do wish I had this in writing but the girl did click off for a few minutes so she could verify that. Unfortunately, she was NOT familiar with the MSC Covid Reasurrance policy ! It was free for all fully vaccinated traveling before 10/31/21. Nice to have the printout 'ad' for it but it is not in y cruise docs :O(
  9. thanks muchly for the helpful answer......
  10. That was when THEY tested at the pier. We would be getting the test on Thursday evening at the airport. Really bummed about this situation. I know it is not MSC's fault for the change but do not see where they are helping with a solution.
  11. We are fully vaccinated. If we have no symptoms but test positive....DO WE LOSE EVERYTHING. Under their 72hr test time we would still have time to cancel. Now with their new 2 day policy we won't. Does anyone know if they had made exceptions for this ?
  12. Looking at my cruise which is in 2 weeks, you can all go to the private island. HOWEVER, for the other islands, it says you can all go ONLY on an MSC excursion. You cannot get off the boat by yourself or leave your MSC excursion. Unbelievably, it says if you do so, you will NOT be let back on the boat !. Here is the catch....when I look at the MSC excursions for the other islands, some of them will not let ANYONE not vaccinated on them. So, your choice will be limited.
  13. Thanks I thought I read somewhere that the casino would be open. Need other things to do besides eat !
  14. My husband is not a beachy kind of guy. We will be docked 2 different days on the private island. Checking for thing for him to do. Is the casino open ? Anything else you can think of ? thanks
  15. we are on 9/25 Meraviglia....hopefully...if all the stars are aligned !
  16. No, rapid Antigen is $79. That is still cheaper than if I was able to get tested at home.
  17. I just spoke to a lady at the clinic in Miami airport. There are 2 clinics. One is for departures & one for arrivals. The one we need is for arrivals. They are actually located in the baggage claim area so you can just get your luggage & head over there. They do NOT take appointments & are open 24 hrs. She said she was confident that even without an appointment, we could probably be out of there WITH OUR RESULTS in about 1 hour. They offer several tests. The one I asked about was the rapid Antigen. $79.00
  18. You cannot really blame MSC for this. It was the CDC that changed the regulations so all cruiselines have to follow. If they do not, they cannot sail from a U.S. port. I was literally having a breakdown until someone posted about the clinics at the Miami airport. We get in Thursday evening and have decided to schlep all are luggage to the clinic as soon as we get in to get it over with. That way we HOPE to have a relaxing day in Miami on Friday.
  19. BLESS YOU>>>> I can now sleep tonight. I did check on them. One is 24 hrs the other 7am to 9 pm both offer rapid tests
  20. Spoke to MSC & they said they do not test at the port anymore. If they did....I never would have started this thread. It would have solved all my problems.
  21. Just tried to order & it said I do NOT qualify for a test ????? Do I fudge & answer yes to one of the questions ?
  22. CVS told me no rapid tests in Miami
  23. We are fully vaccinated & actually have some of these home tests. Is there anyway we can use them ? Maybe in a doctor office as a witness ??? I know I am grasping at straws...
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