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  1. A vast majority of Seabourn clients (like me & my wife ) are in the high risk group given their age and health conditions. The vaccines are wonderful but there is still a 5-6% chance of getting Covid, if you do its hopefully less serious. Its certainly not 100%. Given the close proximity that people live on a cruise ship I think if someone on board contracts Covid the repercussions are going to be much more serious than than just that person isolated and some testing. In my opinion at a minimum everyone would have to stay in their room until everyone was tested and the ship cleaned
  2. Just from a business prospective I can't see how cruise lines can make any other decision than everyone vaccinated. I mentioned in another thread away from your own personal health risk (which is fairly minimal given the vaccine) if just one or two people get the Covid on board the cruise is quarantined probably for two weeks and a disaster on many levels.
  3. If it makes you feel any better I'm not going to listen to Rand Paul (also a Doctor) about Covid or NYC safety either.
  4. Personally I don't want to go on a cruise that the entire ship isn't vaccinated. We are fully vaccinated and I also don't want to go on a cruise and wear masks. I think we start considering cruising when the smoke clears maybe late 2022/2023. One of the last people I am going to listen to about Covid or NYC safety is Howard Dean.
  5. I think most of the vaccine decisions flow from the parent company and I'm quite sure Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival are now all requiring vaccinations. Thepointsguy is usually pretty reliable and he has a list of cruise vaccination policies.. I haven't checked for accuracy. https://thepointsguy.com/guide/cruise-line-covid-vaccine-policy/
  6. The risk of being on a non vaccinated cruise go far beyond your own health. If just a couple people get COVID the entire ship will be quarantined for probably two weeks. I would imagine people wouldn't be able leave their room. The publicity to the cruise line could also be devastating. Personally I think its some ones right not to get vaccinated, I just don't want to be on a cruise with them.
  7. Yes not very likely. Much better chance than an individual with a fake CDC vaccine card going to a state penitentiary for 10 years tho.
  8. "other than that how was the play Mrs Lincoln" 🙂 I think its also monsoon season in Singapore in January. I think its going to the bottom of the list. thanks
  9. I'm fully vaccinated. If someone doesn't want to get vaccinated that's their business. In my opinion for multiple reasons the cruise lines will require vaccination and proof of it. There is always the exception but I can't imagine a large number of people who are taking Silversea and aren't vaccinated would forge documents to board. Maybe our illustrious politicians in DC could come with up with an official proof of vaccination and high penalties for forgeries.
  10. I appreciate everyone taking the time to write such thoughtful and knowledgeable responses. "Fletcher" you hit on a very important decision to us which is cruising vs actual visiting (staying in a hotel). Generally we prefer cruising to more geographically dispersed areas or where there are high language/cultural barriers(for us). We are getting older and aren't as adventurous as we once where. Cruising biggest shortcoming is lack of emersion into the cultures/food/vibe. With the prices Seabourn charges one an stay in the best hotels and eat in top Michelin restaurants
  11. Thank you for the responses. "Ka Honu" I'm interested in why you didn't like the Philippines. Given "CruiserfaeFife"s feedback it may make more sense to just do a 14 day Thailand Vietnam ... cruise with a stay over in Singapore. Probably not interested in a Hong Kong stay over at this point.
  12. We are considering the Seabourn 28 Day Grand Southeast Asia Cruise in January 2023. https://www.seabourn.com/en_US/find-a-cruise/O3I28A/7311A.html If anyone has taken this cruise or parts we would be interested in your impressions. Its on the Encore. ty
  13. I'm going to the Caribbean in December. The hotel (currently) provides Covid tests the day before you leave because the US requires a Covid test before re-entering. I'm sure Seabourn will have the same, but maybe a question to ask. Enjoy!!
  14. Geez Ride I was just trying to give people good news Its been a long haul
  15. Yes I do "The Dry Martini" 🍸🍸 100ml Hendrick Gin 20ml Dry Vermouth 3 Whole Green Olives Ice Put Gin, Vermouth & Ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously Strain and pour drink into Perfect Martini glass Place Olives in the glass Drink Repeat 🤪
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