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  1. If you have a chip passport you can use the automated border control gates. You scan your passport, get your photo taken, and you’re done. Make sure you fill out your PLF stating you’re in transit.
  2. I’ve have no problems with the medallion app and has used it on several cruises prior to the shut down. I am booked on the Nov 3 cruise from the UK and have completed everything except for the final health check form.
  3. There was a death of a 77 y/o woman on the Carnival Vista out of Galveston. She was vaccinated and by the time the shipped docked in Belize they had to take her off the ship to a hospital in Belize. Was airlifted back to OK where she was from and died a few days later. And btw she did not have insurance.
  4. I doubt if they will cancel Regal TA but Regal has some 3 & 4 day cruises on return to Ft Lauderdale that could be canceled. Remember that the CDC CSO is actually voluntary for cruise lines in Fl as the governor won in court.
  5. Hopefully will extend to the entire cruise industry in Fl without having to go back to court.
  6. I had to chuckle when the Politico article mentioned the state hinted that it would take it to the SCOTUS. Sounds familiar?
  7. In what Walgreens, CVS, or any other testing site is a physician present???
  8. As far as I know right now Princess is doing fully vaccinated cruises only. You have to show proof of vaccination. They won’t be leaving from Port Everglades until mid November. What will happen for the Caribbean cruise season is anybody’s guess. Certainly Princess can not afford any negative publicity. NCL has filed suit against the state for not allowing all pax to show proof of vaccination. Unfortunately the state was successful in their suit regarding the CSO. I will not get on a cruise ship of any brand that doesn’t require proof of vaccination and most Princess customers feel the same way.
  9. There is no law that I am aware of that states a cruise line must allow children on their ships. In fact Virgin Cruises are adults only cruise line. People with kids have many other options besides PCL.
  10. It is very confusing for everyone. I am also on the Nov 3 Regal cruise and fully vaccinated. Final payment is Jul 25. As of today, the US and UK do not have any agreements in place regard the return of normal travel between the two countries. I am hoping they make changes for fully vaccinated US citizens and UK citizens coming here, especially in light of the 99% of new cases in the US are among the unvaccinated.
  11. With 77 cruises and usually cruise solo paying double, that is a significant loss for me. I don’t really care about the internet or free laundry but taking actual cash sucks big time.
  12. Pete, I am on the fence. Booked on the Regal TA but thinking of just staying within US and doing Grand or Ruby to Hawaii. I was booked on the Island northern lights that just got cancelled. Worried Regal will get cancelled although the ship is already in Southampton. Maybe easier to just stay local.
  13. Also problems in Fl with the new law where cruise companies are not allowed to ask for vaccine status of pax. So if this isn’t resolved I don’t see the Regal going back to FLL but another state or somewhere in the Caribbean for the next cruise. I am booked on this TA but live in Fl so I am not flying anywhere to get home. Situations are crazy and likely to put many cruise lines into bankruptcy
  14. I am not concerned about testing but would like Princess to be more transparent about what there cruising plans really are. I have a cruise booked for 10/5 out of Southampton with final payment due 7/7. UK still has US citizens red listed.
  15. Our vaccines in the US are progressing very well. The average is 2.5 million shots given/day. I truly believe that Princess acted hastily in making these cruises for UK residents only.
  16. I am also on the Island cruise October 5th. I had to cancel 5 cruises last year so I am hoping this one goes. I am fully vaccinated and don’t understand the restrictions allowing only UK residents. Also booked on Regal TA on November 3rd. Fingers crossed 🤞
  17. Yes I was given a card produced by CDC with my name, dates, vaccine type & batch #. When they fill in the info for my 2nd dose, I’ll laminate it and put it with my passport
  18. I got my 1st vaccine shot yesterday. The 2nd is scheduled for 2/20. I do hope that initially Princess require px and crew to be vaccinated. If someone does get Covid, everyone’s cruise is essentially ruined. Why have all that negative publicity when you can just make sure that everyone is vaccinated? I have 2 cruises booked for Oct ‘ ‘21 both leaving from Southampton. If they don’t go I will be disappointed but there is little I can do about it.
  19. Thanks Bob. I think we may be looking at mid 2021 if we’re lucky for cruising to resume.
  20. Reports from MSC pax have stated elevators and stairways are nightmares. Only 4 people per elevator with waits up to 1 hr. Stairways are just as bad as only 1 person allowed at a time with crew monitors on each landing. These cruises were reported as reduced capacity. Also MDR dinner; you had to order before you even entered, service was extremely rushed. No self serve at buffet only 2 pax per table who were traveling together. This pax reported waiting over 90 mins to get a table for breakfast at buffet.
  21. Doesn’t look like Princess or Carnival cruising will start anytime soon due to judge’s order for 60 day halt from US ports for continued environmental violations.
  22. Since no one else looks after our climate challenges or environmental challenges it’s left up to judges. Corporate knew about this for years and has continued to pollute the oceans. Without clean oceans the Florida economy will tank. I live in Florida very near the beach and know how dire the situation of our seas is.
  23. I agree. Covid cases will increase during winter months making it impossible to put people together in confined spaces especially a cruise ship.
  24. CDC extended no sail order for 30 days. Dr Redfield requested the ban remain in place until February but was overruled by Trump administration and Florida officials. So much for the safety of passengers and crew.
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