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Samstress

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  1. I must be blind ....but I still don't see anywhere on NCL where there is a 42 day interval limit. Can you please post a verifiable link?
  2. Armwinder. Where does this information come from? I cannot find anything on NCL site that says anything about the time frame between shots?
  3. It's not until next Spring so hopefully things will have changed by then. I'm not too worried...the world is a big place & I'm sure we'll find somewhere to spend our money:-).
  4. Nowhere does it mention any time span required between the vaccinations. And as you said this could well change by the time you cruise. I'm faced with a 19 day cruise out of England for which I will (so far) have to quarantine for 14 days. Which will cause us to cancel. There's lots of crap going on out there & it's changing on a daily basis. Cheers, Sandy
  5. What vaccines will be accepted? For ships embarking or disembarking at US ports, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized single brand vaccination protocol will be accepted. Including, J&J Janssen, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford. Mixed vaccination protocol will not be accepted (i.e. Pfizer + Moderna or AstraZeneca + Pfizer, etc). All Other Vessels departing from a non US port will accept any U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized single brand vaccination protocol. Or a mixed vaccination protocol of only AstraZeneca-SK Bio, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna combinations. Vaccines received via clinical trials will not be accepted as they do not specify vaccine received. Cruises with embarkation dates through October 31, 2021: All guests sailing aboard cruises with embarkation dates through October 31, 2021, are required to be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, in order to board. Vaccines combined with multi-layered and robust preventative health and safety measures, including universal COVID-19 testing prior to embarkation, will help us provide a uniquely safe and healthy vacation environment that we believe exceeds all other vacation choices on land and at sea. Each guest must present proof they have completed the full cycle of required doses for the vaccine administered at least 2 weeks prior to their sail date. Guests who are not old enough to be vaccinated will not be allowed on these sailings. Cruises with embarkation dates beginning November 1, 2021: Given the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, the accelerating rollout of the vaccine, and the speed of scientific learnings, it is premature to make decisions on our health and safety protocols for cruises with embarkation dates beginning November 1, 2021. We will continue to evaluate our health and safety protocols and rely on science and our expert council as we make decisions and evolve our policies and procedures.
  6. When we were first offered a Covid vaccine in March of 2021 I wouldn't have cared what type it was. At that point we were just so happy to have something that would give us a modicum of protection. And I felt that same way about our second vaccine shot which was administered in June of 2021. If someone had told me there was a possibility that I might not be able to cruise due to mixing of vaccines I would still have chosen the vaccine in a heartbeat. Mine & my family's health and well being are worth more to me that any trip. I don't blame any presently in power party for the situation. Our Government owned Labs, which were meant to produce vaccines in Canada, but were privatized & eventually sold to a foreign Company many years ago. Now...don't talk to me about Canadians having to quarantine if we travel to a Commonwealth country:-)) Happy sailing everyone...even if it's just in our imaginations for now. Sandy
  7. Or it just might have been the best strategy available at the time. For whatever reason it has worked for us as a Country. I doubt that cruising was a consideration in the decisions made as to vaccines available and administered. My city in Canada currently has zero new cases and zero hospitalizations. You can’t argue with that success. We had many land & sea trips cancelled over the last couple of years but thankfully we’re still on the green side of the grass:-). But there is also no excuse for NCLs lack of communication to people who are going to be adversely affected by this new vaccine ruling. As someone said in an earlier post what about all those who won’t see these postings? NCL seems to be sorely lacking in communication skills.
  8. Definitely would cancel:-((
  9. Thanks for the responses! Given that the two cabins are right across from each other we may have an easier time of it! Now I can relax....
  10. We have decided to add another segment to our originally booked cruise from London to Copenhagen. We are going to stay on the ship and do a return trip from Copenhagen thru the Baltics. We were unable to keep the same cabin for both legs of the journey. So what do we do with our luggage in this instance. I realize that we will have to pack everything up & switch cabins but is there a place where they will keep our luggage? Or will we have to deal with it being taken off the ship. This is the first time we've done back to back & I appreciate any and all advice! Happy sailing everyone. Sandy
  11. This is what we should all be expecting & accepting as reality. Thank you for being the 'voice of reason'. BTW. I think you said you were booked on the Star out of Buenos Aires in January, 2021....we are as well. Doesn't look good....
  12. The only other place better than Nova Scotia is Newfoundland. Best people in the world... As an aside. I'm wondering why you asked me for information on Nova Scotia when as you stated you are already familiar with the entire area?
  13. I was born in Nova Scotia (Yarmouth) & I would make sure my trip back included Westport with a whale watching tour on one of the research boats. It takes a couple of ferries to get there from Brier but its well worth it. Don't let the morning fog turn you off if it occurs...just keep going and it will clear up. Biggest thrill of my life was going on that boat into the Bay of Fundy and having a Mom humpback with her baby play right beside our boat. Digby is all about the scallops! I'd actually plan my travel around the Digby Scallop festival! Peggy's Cove is beautiful & a stop at the SwissAir Memorial along the way helps put life into perspectiive. Lunenburg is the home of the original Bluenose & now the Bluenose11. And Halifax waterfront with it's history (Pier 21 was the immigrant point of entry into Canada & it is worth a visit). By now you're probably sorry you asked. Hey I'm a true bluenoser...we tend to ramble. Cheers, Sandy
  14. Nova Scotia isn't even open to most of the rest of Canada:-). Which is where we'd be heading if we could.
  15. Then people need to learn how to wear them effectively...end of problem!
  16. I will be disappointed if we have to cancel this particular cruise that we have booked for January, 2021. It is a 15 day sailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Antartica. But we have already accepted the fact that we will most likely do just that. I'm holding on until September 1st when our final payment is due just in case there is a slim glimmer of hope; but I don't see any way that we can commit unless things change drastically. Ah well, we are still on the green side of the grass....and that makes me happy:-)) Stay safe everyone! Sandy
  17. I think if the threat of the EU closing it's borders to US citizens becomes a reality on Tuesday it will be a big blow for all of the cruise industry.
  18. You and your husband are what the United States of America need more of. Keep it up....there is hopefully light at the end of this tunnel. It's not about the individual, it's about our entire society. And apparently you are aware of that. Stay safe....
  19. Hey Alibubba. I had the pleasure of spending some time in Oregon. Mainly Portland, Eugene and Oakridge. My husband was consulting on a fibre optics installation thru your state in 2001 & I travelled down from Alberta Canada to spend some time with him. Beautiful place...love your big trees. I do remember that Oakridge was in a downturn because of a forestry wildlife concern? Hopefully that little town has recovered....it was very pleasant. Cheers
  20. The only problem with that (at least for me) is that the same trip in 2022 is approximately 25% higher in cost. We got a good deal when we booked, and I'm loathe to lose it.
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