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  1. Where does your son live? Ontario I'm guessing. They are still very much under the thumb of good ol' Dougie Ford. What a disaster he is. We live in BC and things are OPEN OPEN OPEN and continue to be opening fully. But then again, we've always been way more open than many other parts of Canada. So glad I live in BC. Anyway, I digress. No Canada will not open their ports earlier than Spring 2022 and yes the border WILL open earlier than January 2022. Most of us expect it open by September or earlier. After all, our second doses are finally ramping up and we have 10% more with one dose than the
  2. Headed to Gibraltar apparently! Found this on vessel finder: The current position of ODYSSEY OF THE SEAS is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 36.07239 N / 5.24277 W) reported 0 min ago by AIS. The vessel is en route to GIBRALTAR OPL, sailing at a speed of 1.1 knots and expected to arrive there on May 26, 11:00.
  3. It's cute you think cruises will be sailing anywhere within North America this summer but I'll play along. You can blame YOUR gov't for the PVSA or you could just admit we are in a pandemic and blame Covid. But blaming Canada is laughable. Sorry NOT SORRY.
  4. As a Canadian, I have no idea why others in this country think that we should be getting our vaccines from the US or that somehow the US 'owes' us vaccines. Huh? We have contracts with EU countries for our vaccines so what does that have to do with the US? The fact that we currently don't have anything in place to manufacture our own vaccines goes back DECADES. This is nothing new. As for the PVSA, well that's an American law, nothing to do with Canada. So you can whine to the US gov't about that.
  5. "WAIVERS OF THE NAVIGATION LAWS The navigation laws, including the PVSA, can only be waived by the Secretary of Homeland Security if certain requirements are met: • The transportation requested must be “necessary in the interest of national defense,” and • If the waiver is requested under Section 501(b), the Maritime Administration at the Department of Transportation has confirmed that there are no coastwise-qualified vessels available to conduct the transportation. 43 A request to waive the PVSA should be submitted prior to the proposed transportation, i.e., embarkation of passengers. CBP str
  6. As usual our gov't is not giving out a ton of details. I can't imagine hopping over the border for a Trader Joes and Target run if I have to shove a swab up my nose before coming home.
  7. Wishful thinking. For now those tests will pertain to essential workers crossing the border. Won't mean a thing for restarting cruises out of Vancouver (or anywhere in Canada) unfortunately for this year. Our provincial health officer has already said that we might be able to travel outside of BC by the end of June and if you are having a wedding this summer, keep is small and don't expect any international guests to be allowed to your wedding. Our border is staying well and truly closed to non essential for many more months. The Transport Canada ban is set to expire Feb 28th so we will hear f
  8. Doubtful. I don't see the land border reopening until September at the absolute earliest. Wouldn't surprise me if it was closed through all of 2021. Alaska cruises won't happen this year.
  9. Yep. And I don't think it's even going to be about having to have my kids vaccinated that will make us cancel, more like the high school schedule. My oldest starts high school in September and if they continue with the 'quadmester' system we'll be cancelling for that reason (missing 3 days of school during this new quadmester system is akin to missing 3 weeks). Hoping to find out sooner rather than later but we have til early August to cancel. C'est la vie.
  10. Poor Alaska, you're probably right. Ironically that has been my favourite cruise to date! 🙂
  11. J&J has been with Health Canada for approval since November 30th. Could be approved within the next 1-2 weeks and although we have 38mlillion doses on order, we don't know when the deliveries could start. This article is from Jan 14th but there is nothing new to add since then: https://ipolitics.ca/2021/01/14/canada-has-no-delivery-schedule-for-johnson-johnson-vaccine/ Novovax just went to Health Canada so approval will be a while. Astra Zeneca will probably be approved before Novavax.
  12. Haha wow, I thought it was more than that? Hmmmm...I need to go back to school 😉 LOL We definitely need more people up here though, lots of room to spread out!
  13. Oh my goodness, Canada is WAY bigger than the US (size, not population). Here's some weird things for ya: The state of California has a bigger population than Canada. However, geographically speaking, the states of Washington, Oregon and California could all 'fit' into the province of British Columbia, and there would still be land left over. Canada will not 'begin' vaccinating the general public in September, by the end of September anyone who wants one should have already been vaccinated. My husband and I are far down on the list (in our province) and we are still looking at July a
  14. Ugh, that's not great. We'll be travelling with two kids (but not like they are young so they can wait for a meal like the rest of us haha). We don't usually wait very long for meals in the MDR's on Disney, but of course there are exceptions, sometimes the kitchens just get backed up. I do appreciate the two dining times on Disney (we always choose the second one) so having to show up and cross our fingers would be a pain. Ah, first world problems, right?!
  15. We love indian cuisine so this makes me happy for sure 🙂 Do you get these dishes from the main dining room or one of the specialty restaurants?
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