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  1. We take both on a cruise and keep the book with us for when we are off the ship, the cards stay in the safe. The cards are valid for closed-loop cruises, land travel to Canada and Mexico, and also serve as RealID for flying.
  2. That's one reason why I get a passport card along with the book. Works as RealID for flying. (I have Global Entry and that card counts as RealID as well)
  3. I wouldn't leave the country without a passport, ever. And when we took our kids on their first cruise, we got passports for us and all of them (5, total), too - it was just another cost of taking the trip. We also got passport cards, because they're convenient as heck. Additional cost, yes, but totally worth it.
  4. My son travels for work, all over the world. He can't have zoom or phone meetings because of the nature of his job (which involves physical inspection of equipment and is highly specialized. He's one of 2 people in his company that have the certifications needed to undertake the work). So you can't generalize and say NOBODY has to travel for work.
  5. You're approaching this backwards. Is there a law that allows cruise lines to require vaccinations? Who knows. Is there a federal law that /prohibits/ cruise lines from requiring vaccinations? Nope. If there's no law prohibiting it, then it would be up to the discretion of the business.
  6. HIPAA does not prevent the release of medical records. It prevents the /unauthorized/ release of medical records. If you are required to provide certified evidence of a vaccine to travel and you authorize the release of your vaccine records from your medical provider to a travel partner, there is no HIPAA violation. You can give your medical records (or authorize their release) to anyone you want, at any time - they're yours. The provider just can't release them without your authorization.
  7. Yep. But I expect there still to be mask requirements and social distancing even with all passengers & crew being vaccinated. (And I'd prefer ALL pax & crew be vaccinated, if they can't be, they don't sail - whether it's for health reasons or due to the vaccine not being offered because of age.) That being said, we got refunded for our outstanding plans and have no cruises booked. My husband and I travel with another couple always, and with groups of friends sometimes - and until everyone is comfortable we're not going on another cruise. I don't expect to be back on a s
  8. Fully vaccinated, indoors, in your homes, in small groups, with other fully vaccinated people. Not the same as in large groups in public.
  9. Yeah, I saw that but it said 'Tapatalk', which I don't use - and it is also 60 days old and says the app will be down 'for a few weeks. So I wasn't sure if it was applicable. 🙂
  10. The Forums App on Android (at least, I don't have any Apple products so I can't speak to that) is totally and completely broken. Every time I try to log in I get an error that says "Network Error, please try again later (get_config)" and the App closes, or else I get the same error but at the end it says (get_forum | Cruise Critic) and it stays on a blue screen within the app. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling and that hasn't fixed it, and it's been like this for a long time now, and I see a lot of complaints on the Play store page for the app of the same thing. Any word
  11. If the CDC could control access to theme parks (or any other venue) the way they can to cruise ships then I think you would not be at Magic Kingdom, either. The CDC controls what they can and they have no say anywhere else. And yes, it's safety.
  12. They absolutely can - they can mandate that only people who have been vaccinated can board a cruise. If you haven't been vaccinated, you can reschedule your cruise to a later date. It's possible that some or many ports of call will require vaccine for visitors as well. It would be the right thing to do, in addition to masks/social distancing/testing for at least the immediate future. Once we have a vast majority of vaccinations and we see where the virus is going, that would be the time to revisit.
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