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  1. I ordered the 6 pack from emed on Thursday evening Sept 3rd, and received them on Tuesday the 7th as Monday was a holiday. Someone else on our roll call ordered hers from Optum and received them in 3 days. Hoping yours will arrive soon!
  2. Go to the FedEX tracking site ( google search for it, don’t use the link they sent) insert the number and you will find it. My experience was the same as yours so I did not use their link to track. At FedEx I found my package and also signed up for delivery alerts. They were right on the money!
  3. Thanks Sue! Will use the first ones in October for Banff and then for our cruise. Now, I’m starting to think of possible other trips for the other 2 tests. I found some interesting info on that you xxxx place (not sure I can say it?) that explains some reasons for false positive tests. One being not going up far enough in your nostrils. There was also other videos showing the procedure (test taking)..I am gonna watch again before I do the test. 😅
  4. Sue, just got my 6 pack today…they came from KY and the expiration was also Oct 5. Guess they have an over abundance of tests that expire at the same time. Mine also had a Feb date of some sort on the same label…does yours have this? Wish they had a little longer expiration date, but alas, I will just have to plan an extra trip to use the extra 2 😂
  5. Thanks for posting your experience using the tests, those two words “fast and easy” is exactly what we are looking for! In the link you posted, I noticed this update above the article…this note and other reviews from users regarding wait times is encouraging! I have followed the above group for a few years now, and I can always depend on to date and accurate information on multiple subjects. Travel related and they have it covered! They are always my “go to” for latest information regardless of location. We will try to allow plenty of time just in case…. Update 8/11/21: Wait times seem to be improving since we wrote this article. TPG’s Zach Honig took two tests in the past couple of days and found a 9-minute hold (both times!) for a provider.
  6. Thank you for sharing, this was great! We will be using these for our Nov cruise.
  7. When you purchase the tests you can add the names of the ones that will be using the tests.
  8. You can order directly from emed site, no prescription needed. 6 tests are $150 from them.
  9. Same boat we are…we are on 11/28 Equinox sailing. So happy to see these test are now being accepted. Waiting on her response as to if this was just for the 9/4 sailing, etc . We were already gonna use these tests to fly back into the US as they are approved for flying.
  10. So great to hear this news! I have been following these tests for flying, and just this morning I told my husband I could not understand why these would not be approved for cruising! It is a supervised test… Do you know if this was approved for all Celebrity sailings? Did Celebrity send out an email or did you get the ok via phone, etc? We are booked on 11/28 out of FLL and within our 72 hour window is the Thanksgiving holiday which limits testing options. Thanks so much for posting! Hubby and I also hop in last minute sometimes…is it great to have the flexibility to do it? Have a fabulous time on your cruise! Cheers, EJ
  11. Just received notification from Celebrity that our 12-27 cruise out of FFL has been cancelled. My notification said all sailings from the US cancelled through 12-31. So disappointing, it expected.
  12. No, I haven’t booked airfare yet. Although my hubby is a pilot and we fly non-revenue space available for free, when we cruise, I always buy tickets just to make we get there😅. I’m waiting for the next round of cancellations before buying tickets. We are hoping this one gets to sail, but cautiously optimistic!
  13. Just saw this...we are booked on a late September out of San Juan....not sure it will sail, but if it does, I know what to expect upon arrival. https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/puerto-rico-to-demand-covid-19-test-results-from-arriving-passengers?fbclid=IwAR2kIaCCg-1o6aG1dR7otq1c9ewKV2BGCNLI_IVxAZUbKnZsWFt692M8qEI
  14. A bit of positive news... We cancelled our June cruise on March 13, before final pay date. Our refund for deposits to 2 cabins was on my CC today. Also, our prepaid internet package was refunded within a couple of days of cancelling our cruise. Thank you RCCL for doing what you said you would do and when you set sail again, we will be waiting to board!
  15. Check clubroyaleoffers.com as both hubby’s and mine was there when I checked today. No email, just on link above. I bet yours will be there or coming soon!
  16. Agreed! I love seas days and would do a “cruise to nowhere” in a heartbeat!
  17. This 7 night Sept sailing to Barbados from SJU has NO sea days. I am hoping it will change, but if not, we will simply stay onboard as for the other ports we have been to multiple times.
  18. Wow! That was an awesome deal....congrats! We are also very happy to have a “replacement” cruise booked for September...we had to cancel our early summer cruise from Barcelona with our granddaughters but will rebook it for next summer. Our September cruise is something we are really looking forward to, and somewhat replaces the disappointment of our cancelled summer cruise. We love to cruise and appreciate the comp offers RCCL extends to us. Comps give us an opportunity to fill the gaps in our regular cruising plans, and more to spend onboard and in the casino. Our main land based casino brand is grouped with NCL ☹️ and as many offers as we have received from them because we are VIP with Caesars group, we have never sailed with NCL. We are staunch “loyal to royal” and hope they will re-emerge stronger than ever...know it will take awhile, but we have hope! Keep the offers coming RCCL, we will help to keep you “afloat”. 😊 Also, an offer that includes European ports would be awesome!
  19. We actually have 3 offers currently, but not one that is for ANY destination...maybe it will still come. What is interesting is we are “loyal to royal” (D+) but have sailed with Carnival twice in the past 20 years. The last being 3 years ago with an invite from our son and his family. We received an offer today from Carnival, for a free balcony, free drinks package, several hundred dollars free play, with a 3rd and 4th guest sailing for $10 each! It’s just the two us, but it was a very nice offer...actually better than most of the offers we get from RCL! To be honest, after the first Carnival cruise 20 years ago, I said I would NEVER sail with them again. However, the one 3 years ago was on the “Magic” and it was absolutely awesome in every way! Wake up Royal, there is serious competition for “sailors” right now. Up your ante! 😅
  20. We just booked a late September Caribbean this week. We cancelled our Med/ Greek Isles that was to sail in June. I am sure it would have been cancelled anyway as it was sailing from Barcelona. Just hoping before September that ships will be sailing again and our country and our people recovering from this epidemic.
  21. After thinking about this and wondering why we haven’t received this offer.... Perhaps it is because we are already booked on another cruise, so they know we are coming back? Just a thought... but, I keep hoping for this offer too 😉
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