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pink845

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    Princess
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    Baltic

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  1. All I can say is that this Bahamas Cruise will be an interesting experiment. One in which I do not wish to take part. We are awaiting our second doses in April, and vaccines or not, we will not be exposing ourselves until at least 2023.
  2. A ban on cruise ships of more than 100 people coming to Canada will remain in place until February of 2022, a federal government release said Thursday. The temporary measures for cruise ships were scheduled to end in a couple of weeks, on Feb. 28. Today Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra made the announcement of the interim order, and also extended an order prohibiting pleasure craft in Canadian Arctic waters except for those used by residents of the region. "Cruise vessels in Canadian waters pose a risk to our health care systems. The government of Canada will continue to
  3. We have cancelled all our cruises with Princess for 2021 and 2022 (also cancelled the ones we had booked for RCCL for both years). When cruising safely does return, I predict 2023 with an efficient vaccine in play, masks and social distancing (hey, I am so used to this routine in Ontario Canada) that I would feel out of sorts going anywhere without my mask, we will resume cruising. We will only book last minute cruises and be darn sure that our travel insurance covers us and then and only then will we be back on a ship. And, I will really miss cruising but that is life.
  4. I echo everything that Billxinili has noted. All those points would have to be in place plus an Official stamped government certificate proving vaccine has been been given to any potential cruiser as well as a negative COVID test (result) from the previous day. Perhaps by that time, simple saliva tests will be the rage as the COVID test I had administered two days prior to my surgery the other day was a mighty uncomfortable nostril swab!!!! Then, and only then, would we be back to cruising which we absolutely love so it is very hard to deal with the fact that this activity that we took fo
  5. Princess has cancelled ALL CRUISES until Dec 15, 2020. I just got an email from them. I am sure that RCCL and Celebrity will follow soon. In fact, my guess, there will be no cruising until early 2022 unless a vaccine is available and tried and true,.
  6. Princess has just cancelled all cruises up to Dec 15, 2020. We were on the Royal earlier this year out of LA to Mexico and it was fabulous. We were booked on it again for Jan 2021 but cancelled it just the other day as the numbers of COVID were rising like crazy in California and it is my guess that cruising in CA will not be back up until at least 2022 at the earliest.
  7. Just waiting now for Royal Caribbean to do the same. Information on Impacted & Cancelled Cruises Updated July 22, 2020 1:00pm PT Like so many facets of life, travel has been hit hard by recent events. It is with a heavy heart that Princess Cruises has made the extremely difficult decision to temporarily pause our global ship operations. We know you were looking forward to sailing with us, and we apologize and share in your disappointment over these cancellations. You don’t need to take any action to receive the default compensation offe
  8. We are staying up in cold Canada until a vaccine is developed. Travelling within our own province of Ontario. Our Premier will put the brakes on any re-openings should our numbers creep up too high. Today was a bad day with 203 new infections out of a province of 14 million. Blaming the young and their parties. They just do not realize that they may be somewhat invincible but their parents and grandparents are not. Same thing in the US I see. What will it take to get these people to lay low for another few months. Oh.
  9. We cruise a lot, an awful lot, but I am not booking any future cruises until there is a vaccine. Do you really want to give money to RCCL to hold for safekeeping!!!!! Once cruising is once again safe, there will be loads of deals and steals. I mean, we worked hard for our money and am not inclined to lend it to RCCL or any other cruise line right now. No, no, no, no way.!!!! And, I love crusing!!!!!
  10. We were offered a future cruise credit while in Australia after our Radiance of the Seas cruise got cancelled as well. Chose the full refund rather than the 125% future cruise credit. I prefer my money in my pocket as opposed to my money in their pocket. RCCL has so many balls in the air with so many different offers that I am sure their agents can no longer see straight!! (hence reason you got a credit for 100% rather than the 125%. Try sending email to Ms. Rodriguez or Mr. Bayley (your email is then logged into their computer system and they then usually give you a person with whom
  11. My opinion with regards to the Diamond Lounge and the free drinks is that this perk will be eliminated. A cheap bottle of wine will be delivered to each cabin daily and that will be the extent of the free booze. RCCL will say that safety comes first. .... and we are sure that our guests will understand .... until a vaccine is available. ..... then free drinks in Diamond Lounge will commence once again. We would be happy with that. They will provide instead a couple of complimentary specialty dinners or lunches to the Diamond people (including me.) Again, we would be happy with that.
  12. We had two cruises booked for December 2020 one on RCCL and other one Princess (Enchanted) and another one booked for late Jan 2021 out of LA. We cancelled them yesterday. No issue. All were booked with fully refundable deposits. Money to be refunded to credit cards. Albeit, one had a deposit of only $2 bucks on it while other two were the $100 per person NEXT cruise deposits. No issues at all. We are going play a wait and see approach. With the numbers skyrocketing in Florida and California (we are very low here in Canada - our province of 14 million only 135 cases today - because
  13. Yup Canadian Border is closed until July 21. I love going to Buffalo to shop, and on to Rochester and the great malls there. Too bad about JC Penny I really liked those stores. Boo Hoo. I miss my trips. But to keep us all safe. I really think the border should be closed until Sept 21 or Oct 21. Our rates are falling in Ontario. And I want to keep it that way. Call me selfish but that is how I feel.
  14. Did you put your cruise deposit on your credit card. If so, you might want to try to get your deposit back from the credit card. Cruising will not be commencing in August. Even the CEO of RCCL last week in print indicated that he did not know where the rumors of cruising resuming August 1st, 2020 came from.
  15. Here in Ontario Canada, we are testing like crazy. In fact today, we tested almost 25,000 people and our numbers have been dropping for four straight days. I believe today the number of new cases was 174. Plus our hospitalizations are way down as well. It is incorrect to say that increased testing, leads to spikes. That is simply not so for us here in Canada. What does lead to increases in numbers are indoor large gatherings, with people not wearing masks. We have actually just allowed churches to open to 30 percent capacity and are not allowing singing in church to avoid the spray of
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