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  1. Exactly... Not everyone has an FSA....OPs question was about Health Insurance reimbursement so I'd say "yes" to omit info about FSA.
  2. I'm confused....isn't a Flexible Spending Account different than being reimbursed by medical Insurance? OP's question was about Insurance reimbursement.
  3. Actually RCG - Royal Caribbean Group owns both RCI - Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity. Each line set their protocols within CDC guidelines.
  4. Thanks....and ordering directly from EMed is cheaper.....6 for $150....than ordering through RCI. RCI is charging $69 for 2 and $99 for 3 tests.
  5. Definitely try the Suite experience on Celebrity. Luminae....the Suite restaurant....is heads above Coastal Kitchen and the Retreat area....especially on EDGE class ships is amazing.
  6. Good suggestion. When C&A program was 1st created I don't think RCI realized how successful it would be or that it would morph into the what it is today. It's like they created a monster and are now trying to figure out how to reign it in. I am now Pinnacle but have always been an advocate for those who sail in Suites. They pay for an advertised product and.....especially on the smaller ships....could not get it when there was a CL. What many C&A members are having trouble accepting is that a Loyalty program can change. It's happening in the Airline and Hotel industry and is bound to happy in the Cruise industry as #s grow. Now...with double points...C&A #s will grow even more.
  7. I'm curious if there will be a Panama Canal cruise with passengers?? CDC Conditional Sail order is still in effect. Are they now allowing cruises longer than 7 nights?
  8. My fully vaccinated hubby is recovering from COVID. While otherwise healthy he does have mild COPD and had heart bypass surgery in 2018. I wish he could have at least tried Monoclonal Antibody Therapy when he went to the ER and was diagnosed with Covid but it wasn't offered there or by our Primary Dr. I can't help but wonder if it may have kept him from developing Pneumonia and spending 6 days in the hospital. I will say that the Remdesivir Infusions he rec'd in the hospital made a huge difference and thankfully, he's on the road to recovery. I do agree that I doubt that any cruise line would offer treatment like this.
  9. On the American Jazz 7/25 cruise there were a few tables for 6 but most were for 8. No 2 tops.
  10. My husband has his ups and downs and still requires oxygen 24/7. We know recovery will take time and he's doing what he can to strength his lungs and, hopefully, to reduce his use of oxygen. Thanks for your concern and well wishes.
  11. Thank you for their number. I emailed the CEO on 8/19, in addition to my call and email to Customer Service on Aug 4. No response from anyone. A courtesy acknowledgement of my concerns would have been nice.
  12. As mentioned in my post above it appears that passengers needing to be vaccinated and provide a negative Molecular type Covid test is for certain itineraries and regions. I'm curious to hear what ACL says about crew being vaccinated and if the same guidelines apply to them. As I posted earlier that was not the case on our July 25 American Jazz cruise from Nashville to Memphis. I hope you have a great cruise and experience no Covid related problems. Please post again and let us know how it goes.
  13. Crew were not required to be vaccinated per a couple of online stories. "While most of the ship's crew members are vaccinated, those who are not are set to remain on board in Juneau until they are cleared by health authorities." July 10 USA Today article American Cruise Lines Vaccine required? No Note: American Cruise Lines does not have an across-the-board vaccine requirement for passengers, but passengers on some itineraries in specific regions or over specific time periods may face COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements. The line says it will communicate directly with passengers about them. Cruise Lines Covid Vaccine Policy I know crew and passengers were NOT required to be vaccinated on our July 25 American Jazz cruise.
  14. Does ACL require crew to be vaccinated? If not....they should.
  15. My fully vaccinated DH contracted COVID which progressed to COVID pneumonia. He spent 6 days in the hospital and is on 24/7 oxygen at home. No travel for us for quite awhile. We live in CA but flew to Nashville July 23 for a Nashville to Memphis river cruise. He started not feeling 100% the last 2 days of the cruise. It appears that that area of the country has had an increase in the virus.
  16. Thanks for understanding my concerns and as of today, 8/17, I have had no response to my 2nd phone on 8/6 call or 8/7 email. As I stated before my concern was not only for the other passengers who may have been exposed but was for the crew.....many of whom are Unvaccinated. I do know that other passengers have not been contacted as we are in contact with 3 couples we met onboard. ACL's apparent lack of concern troubles me. I understand your feelings and apprehension. I would feel the same way. I will be contacting ACL Headquarters as @twototravelsuggested. Thankfully my husband is now home after a 6 day stay in the hospital with Covid Pneumonia. He was given Remdesivir, plus IV Vitamins/Minerals & Steroids. He is on home oxygen 24/7 and we're hoping that won't be permanent. This beast called COVID19 is still roaring it's ugly head.
  17. My fully vaccinated husband (Moderna) is currently in the hospital with Covid pneumonia. He tested COVID positive on Aug 4 and was hospitalized Aug 10. Covid tests do not test for the variant but they "assume" it's DELTA as he has not lost his sense of taste/smell....which appears to be a trait of DELTA. He is getting his 5th dose of Remdesivir as I write this and we're hoping he will be home later today. I write this to make others aware that breakthrough cases are happening and we still need to be careful.
  18. Aren't the bathrooms on deck 17 outside of the SL/CK on Allure?
  19. Best thing to do is as @kearneypost. Check the RCI website at this link. RCI phone reps don't always have the current, up to date information. Getting Ready to Cruise
  20. If the protocols for sailing from Cape Liberty are not on the RCI website no phone rep will be able to give you any information........especially any hypotheticals. This is a fluid situation with protocols/requirements changing almost daily. You'll have to sit back....take a deep breath......and wait.
  21. Thank you.....I mentioned my concerns in both the survey and in a separate email. I did not call Corporate Headquarters and may try that. I'm still surprised that I've haven't heard from anyone.
  22. First would be returning a call.....which they didn't. Then letting guests who were on that sailing know they may have been exposed to COVID. I know they haven't done that as we met 3 great couples onboard who haven't heard anything. My concern was for the crew and guests who were exposed. Thanks for the well wishes.
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