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  1. I know that I have have to take the test before I leave the US. But I also have to take the Day 2 test in England. That is the one that I was hoping to take at Heathrow. Any thoughts on when to schedule it, given a flight that is due in at 7:05. The testing is in the arrivals area--I assume its before passport control/customs.
  2. I am arriving at Heathrow on Sept 27th before a Princess Cruise on Sept 30th. I am on Delta Airlines, which is located in Terminal 2. I am fully vaccinated in the USA (Moderna), so I only have to do the day 2 test. I am looking at scheduling the test in the Heathrow Terminal 2 Arrivals area. If my flight is due in at 7:05 AM, what would you suggest as a good time to schedule the test?
  3. If always get the Princess Plus. I booked a deluxe balcony as a solo on the Aug 15 Majestic cruise to Alaska. I priced it myself before calling my travel agent, and it did not let me see a Princess Plus option. My travel agent was able to get the pricing with the Princess Plus. The additional cost with the Princess Plus was $1,000. I asked my agent to double check with Princess and they confirmed. I later took an upgrade offer to a mini-suite, and asked my agent to check again. This time Princess came back with an additional cost of $2,000 (for one person)--no thanks. My prior experience is the price is $40/day/person. Not sure if Princess has changed it's pricing model, or if this was a glitch. We'll see. I'll just bring 3 bottles of my favorite wines on board. That should cover 6 dinners. If they charge corkage, it's fine. I got a great deal on my cabin, so all is good.
  4. Thanks for all the info. I'll just wait and see until final payment is due. Keeping my fingers crossed. At worst, I will have to add this cruise to all the other trips I have had cancelled. I am far more fortunate than the many that have lost their livelihood, their loved ones, or their lives during the last year and a half.
  5. Hopefully there will be a change. I was only planning on spending 3 days before the cruise, and I don't want to spend that time (or longer) in quarantine. I suspect that Princess will do whatever it can to make the cruise doable to Americans. They may have to delay are final payment, to allow changes to occur. Fingers crossed.
  6. What I read seemed to indicate that you do not have to quarantine unless you are from a red country. If you are from a green or amber country, you don't need to quarantine if you have a negative test. Unless the rules change, the other hoops that are required make me reluctant to commit/make my final payment.
  7. I am booked on The Regal Princess on Sept 30, 2021. Round trip from Southampton (to Spain and France). Just looked at requirements for US citizens travelling to England. US is considered an amber country. Kind of a pain in the butt. As of now, we need proof of a negative COVID test taken within 3 days of our flight leaving US. We also need to show proof of pre-scheduled tests (to be done in England) to be taken on days 2 and 8 of the trip. It's very confusing as to how this will actually work, when: I am in England for 3 days pre-cruise, I will be on the cruise on day 8, I will the be reentering England after the cruise, but only to go to Heathrow and catch my flight home. It appears that I have to schedule a test for day 8, even though I won't be in England then. I assume I'd need to get a test (negative) within 3 days of reentering England (I assume that Princess would need to do that). Not sure if I'd need to have tests scheduled for days 2 and 8 after the ship returns to England. If these rules are still in place 88 days from now, the cruise may be British citizens only. Any thoughts?
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