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  1. Yes, and we were all masked!
  2. We enjoyed the bridge on Serenity a few weeks ago. Steve Smolen gave the lectures and they were great. We only had 3 duplicate tables but it was OK, not the usual but still good.
  3. When we were on the ship a few weeks ago, they were very serious about trackers. Saw several,people,sent back to get them when entering a bar or Waterside
  4. Canadians can also get insurance thru TUGO. I purchased additional for my spouse on a cruise in August as he had a med change
  5. Have tried Crystal, Silversea and Seabourne. All are very good but Crystal has been the best in terms of food, service and enrichment. You can’t go wrong with any of them.
  6. Enjoyed your review Gary. We took friends along on this cruise and they enjoyed it thoroughly. We explained that it was not “typical” in terms of entertainment. We have both booked the cruise from Quebec to Miami next fall. I enjoyed meeting you at the pool…..
  7. I feel very safe on Crystal…..not so in the ridiculous immigration check in Miami. We have been all over the world and seldom had to go ashore to clear. There are only 250 of us and it took hours and then everyone jammed up to renter ship….no social distancing. Very strange but now back on board and having a lovely snack in the Bistro
  8. Absolutely no problem at all. Also, even tho we escaped having to get a Covid test to enter, we did so anyway. They checked my husband’s nut not mine. I must look angelic😊
  9. Just received a call from the concierge offering to arrange a PCR test for us, knowing we are Canadian.Very proactive of Crystal. If we had known when we booked would have gone home earlier but not upset about more time here. Vey appreciative of the care and concern shown by the staff.
  10. On board and masks not required but many are wearing them if a bit crowded.
  11. We are staying for a few days after the cruise so getting it at our resort. I did hear you can arrange it onboard.
  12. On board now. No passengers toasted positive from last cruise. Am impressed by the handling of the situation. Will be a new normal for quite a while. It is wonderful to be here. People respectfully masking when at all crowded, eg muster drill.
  13. We just arrived Nassau for the cruise. All is well.my visa expired in Sept and my husbands in Aug 24. At immigration they told me it was irrelevant as it is only used to enter the country. Still trying to find out if we need Day 5 antigen test even tho vaccinated as we are Canadian and need PCR to go home
  14. Having sailed both lines, I would agree with your assessment. I probably would be more strong about the differences in the food. Crystal is so far superior in that area.
  15. Well said Keith. We don’t like the change but are staying with our Aug 21st cruise. We might have changed to Miami but couldn’t get any flights from Canada that worked with the cruise dates so will stay with our plans and stay as safe as possible. I’m sure there are many reasons for the changes as Crystal would have to be crazy to make a change that they had to know would enrage their loyal customers if there was another option
  16. We definitely do not love this change but can understand why they have done it. We will not cancel our Aug 21st cruise but we will worry more.
  17. Doesn’t anyone know which hotel SS uses in Tokyo?
  18. We upgraded to business both ways into Sydney and out of Tokyo for 2023. It was an additional $5000 Canadian which was significantly cheaper than I would be able to purchase on my own.
  19. Test has to be done within 72 hours of flight. Exhumation stop is not within that time frame
  20. Thanks Keith.our airline cancelled our flight so we have to stay for 4 nights at a resort and will get test there. Annoying as we could fly the day after but not enough time to get the test.oh well, a few more days in paradise will be fine….
  21. I called Crystal to see if we could get a PCR test on Serenity to go back to Canada. No one could answer me.
  22. We are also in this boat. Phoned Crystal this am but wasn’t able to get an answer. Rep said others have enquired and will try to get an answer.
  23. Keith we are Canadian and need the PCR test which we will get at our hotel post cruise. Do we also need the antigen test?
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