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drkitkat123

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  1. virtually no chance of cruise ending in Auckland I would think
  2. I have not been on this forum for ages so perhaps someone can summarise. Are there actually and realistically any Oceania cruises going in the next 3-6 months?
  3. I said I do not know why it bugs me 😀 Why do you think that O will make more money out of collecting corkage fees on excess bottles brought on board versus selling more bottles of wine at huge mark-ups?
  4. I totally agree. It always seems to bug me (don't know why - my issue) when posters say you can ignore the rule about how many bottles you can bring on board but you must follow the rule about bringing drinks out of your cabin.....
  5. this is brilliant - there should be special sections on board all planes and ships for those that do not want to wear masks and/or get vaccinated: https://www.traveller.com.au/masks-on-planes-aeroflot-to-create-special-section-to-seat-antimask-passengers-h1sy4j Maybe a few sections Section 1: M+, V+ (best seats and cabins) Section 2: M+, V- Section 3: M-, V+ Section 4 (the cheapest section): M-, V-
  6. i think an issue is that there is very little chance the vaccines are going to be effective in 95% of cases when used outside a trial environment and there are probably going to be many vaccines approved in many countries (will proof that you had some Sputnik vaccine be OK?) with varying efficacy rates and that the vaccine may not stop you transmitting the virus. So masks will necessary for a very long time
  7. the issue with all these tests even if they are 99% accurate (sensitive and specific). if you testing a fairly low prevalence population (eg <1:100 have the disease), the vast majority of the positive results will actually be false positives which will lead to enormous wild goose chases for people wanting to board the ships and more people who are really negatives will be denied boarding than those who really have the disease. Imagine the court cases....
  8. that may be Ok if you travel directly without delay but if you spend a few days before the cruise, I suspect you will need a new test
  9. I do not understand the question. Who else is going to pay for this? Either you will pay directly or it will be hidden in your cruise fare but you will pay either way!
  10. There will be businesses established to do testing for passengers at the ports (I know of a few people thinking about this). Also ships will buy their own pcr machines and set up their own labs. Again I know of a 200 people ships doing this...
  11. Can one do two 7 day cruises in a row?
  12. it's of course course your decision to take or not just as it's my decision not to travel on cruises that do not require compulsory vaccination
  13. so what happens if some of those that refuse the vaccine get Covid on board and the ship is not allowed into port?
  14. it's up to the doctor surely - what is your point?
  15. as an MD, this is an interesting comment. May I respectively ask how can you say this if there is no idea about which vaccines will be successful?
  16. I think this is naive. Yes, there should be freedom to cruise but then there will also be freedom for ports to accept or not ships with infected passengers or not as happened in March and April (remember the chaos then) and then how are the passengers going to disembark?
  17. although in (?parts of) Victoria currently where they are locked down severely at the moment, I believe that there is no golf... I think you are allowed out for 1 hour to exercise a day
  18. yep, golf is absolutely the best sport in these times. perfect social distancing outdoors. In fact here in Australia, golf is booming with record numbers of rounds (people not travelling overseas, working from home etc). At the height of the pandemic here, clubhouses were closed but most golf continued except for maybe 2 weeks of panic.
  19. I am sure this was a genuine mistake but it really goes to show how easily fake news starts
  20. i found this on google for spain for 3 august (but maybe for 2nd august) - anyway I cant believe it can go from 968 to 0 in one day Monday, August 3, 2020 Spain reports 968 new cases, total exceeds 288,000 Spain has reported 968 new coronavirus infections in the past day, showing a slower pace of contagion than last week when the country reported more than 1,000 new cases for three days in a row.
  21. I have to admit I was totally wrong in my post on July 8 in the other thread "when will things start up again" regarding cruising starting in French Polynesia: There is NO chance cruisers will be allowed into French Polynesia. I seriously cant believe anyone is even considering travelling overseas at the moment or in the foreseeable future, especially from the USA which is now the epicenter of the infection in the world! They did allow cruisers into French Polynesia from the USA!
  22. i don't think your figures are correct (please reference them) OTOH maybe it's because of the advanced testing regime in the USA compared to other countries!!!!
  23. Sorry, Susie, as much as I hope you will be going in my heart, my head says very little chance.
  24. There is NO chance cruisers will be allowed into French Polynesia. I seriously cant believe anyone is even considering travelling overseas at the moment or in the foreseeable future, especially from the USA which is now the epicenter of the infection in the world!
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