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    SeaDream Yacht Club

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  1. No room service. Picked up food to take back to room. Stayed 2 meters away from others.
  2. Correction - we arrive Madeira Saturday morning.
  3. The rule is that you must self-isolate for 14 days or until leaving the country if earlier. It is on page 3 here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk#:~:text=If you're travelling to,on the travel corridors list.
  4. I can confirm that it is allowed. I flew into LHR from ATL arriving yesterday morning. Hired a car and driver to get to Portsmouth where I spent the day and overnight in my room at the Marriott except for going to the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. This morning, I took an UBER to the Port where I was welcomed by SeaDream personnel who accepted my paperwork and gave me a COVID test. After about 20 minutes, I learned that I had passed and was escorted to a bus that took me to the ship. We have now departed Portsmouth and are sailing toward Madeira where we are scheduled to arrive Friday morning.
  5. Got my info from SD management, from SD reservations and confirmed with my own internet research. Jim is absolutely correct that things can change at a moment’s notice. That’s the big risk as I see it once the pre-departure negative COVID PCR test hurdle has been cleared.
  6. As I understand it, no problem currently for US citizens to enter UK. COVID test not required to enter UK. Need to go straight to Portsmouth port via private transport and board ship if arriving day of departure. If arriving earlier need to self-isolate in hotel or elsewhere until leaving for port. Agree that risk is they change rules between now and Monday. Not sure how other ports work as I’ve focused solely on Portsmouth embarkation. Stay tuned!
  7. You can embark in Oslo on the 15th, Rotterdam on the 17th, Portsmouth on the 19th or Funchal on the 24th.
  8. Is anybody around here planning to go or considering doing so? Asking for a friend.....
  9. Andreas, what you all are doing is fantastic and a huge improvement over past practice. Please do keep communicating and being transparent. I for one (and I expect just about everybody else) appreciate it greatly. Yes, by all means, more live sessions as circumstances dictate will be most welcome. On another note, I have unfortunately received 2 refunds lately and I would like to give credit where due. The credits were posted much more quickly than promised and expected and in fact much quicker than in pre-COVID days. That also is much appreciated.
  10. Andreas, thank you for the updates you are providing both here on Cruise Critic as well as with the blog on the SD website. The lack of information and transparency in the past has been very frustrating. This is a major improvement which we appreciate greatly.
  11. SDI is sailing in Norway with passengers. SDII has its first cruise Saturday. That would be good news, right?
  12. I can confirm that the voyage is cancelled. I heard from a friend about the cancellation. He forwarded the email from SD notifying him of the cancellation. I also called SD and they did in fact confirm the cancellation. They mentioned that the SDI crossing is still on, leaving a week earlier but interestingly that voyage has been removed from the website. We are now 2 for 2 in crossings cancelled in 2020. Here's hoping that 2021 will be kinder to us and to SeaDream.
  13. The SD website now showing first scheduled cruises to be May 22 on SDI and May 25 on SDII.
  14. Jim, looks to me as if SD I has moved over to St. Vincent. Is that what you are seeing?
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