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  1. Very good question... Currently the UK Gov' advises against international sea-going cruises and even if they were to relent on that rule, if the cruise was call at France under current ever changing regulations a UK citizen would have to quarantine on return.
  2. Up to July 19 the department of transport website gave limits on domestic cruises of 50% or 1000 whichever the lower... Under step 4 after 19th it was stated that all social distancing rules and capacity limits aboard ship were to be removed. The Gov' site now no longer references these numbers but also does not give any limits either. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-cruise-ship-travel However I think Royals protocols will remain as they are for the time being as they are currently working without problems.
  3. Thanks for the heads which led me to find a very similar problem in UK. We booked and put all of our information, phone numbers, etc exclusively online. We later downloaded the app and simply used it to get phone copies of SetSail pass and check reservations. Just checked account online and all our phone numbers have changed to emergency contact’s phone number. Which was easy to correct but would not have been noticed without your warning. So in my case it seems just logging into and out of the app may have changed phone details.
  4. Thanks for the info. It does look by the available rooms that there will not be 50% on the 25 July cruise, so will assume it to be closed and plan our meals accordingly... P.S. You were correct about the tours email, we have just received ours.
  5. Wondering if the Anthem Windjammer buffet is open in the evenings for dinner? Read that on the first cruises on Adventure it was closed.
  6. Received email to say our e-docs and luggage tags were ready this morning for our July 25th cruise... So for us just the Eurofins hurdle to overcome next Thursday. Wonder if you have a guarantee cabin allocation problem (Maybe a big upgrade)? Otherwise nothing to worry about. The 15 page E-doc contained mostly generic info other than the cruise terminal being 101 and they will have plenty of blank luggage tags at the pier. Have a good time.
  7. Thank you for your prompt answer. With all the upcoming worries of Eurofins, cancellations, etc for some reason this bothered me the most. (Yes I know I can do it at the pier, but that's not the point) Now feeling much happier Thanks again.
  8. Good old fashioned cruise question.. Were any of the recent Anthem cruisers able to print out their luggage tags, and if so how far in advance? Our tags remain annoyingly greyed out "pending" with less than two weeks to go.
  9. Thanks for the, what for us is important information. Hopefully casino will be quiet enough on our 25 July cruise for us to not notice half the machines out. 😊
  10. Glad to hear it all went so well... May I ask if the slots in the casino will take US dollar currency? (Have a good few left over since last cruise.) Thanks.
  11. I have hopes for the 27th Sep' to sail. Royal Caribbean's Anthem is currently having its itinerary changed from the Fjords to Spain and Portugal on the 5th Sep' with their following 12th Sep' itinerary altered to the Canaries. So if they are altering Anthems post UK cruises to Canaries, I believe they are confident that the Southern Europe cruises are a go. I believe Celebrity has made staycations of the first two northern Europe cruises but like Royal left the Canary ones (or in Royal's case actually added to them). As to UK being open to US cruisers,
  12. To complicate matters I think the answer is neither... They seem to be operating on the test being over the previous three days. Eurofins offered us the tests for our 25th July cruise over the two days of 22nd and 23rd July from 8:30 AM. So theoretically I could have followed their instructions and booked outside of 72 hrs of my 12:00 check in..... As it happens we decided to book after mid day on the 22nd just in case. Otherwise so far so good... Contacted yesterday 18 days before sailing, Eurofin registration from PC went smoothly, android TrustOne ap
  13. You read correctly... "Vaccinated Guests must bring the negative result of an rt-PCR test taken within 72 hours of sailing." And unvaccinated children up to 18 take the lateral flow test when boarding. And no it doesn't seem to make much sense other than to create the uncertainty and angst seen in many of the other posts. Really hoping they drop the PCR test requirement (and the masks) after the Gov' 19th July freedom day before our cruise in on the 25th... However until then, we are literally holding our breath to in an attempt to avoid catching anything pre
  14. Although still sort of unofficial, I believe there will definitely be a ramp up to the vaccinated 50% for all cruises next month, (perhaps for the next few weeks only until freedom day) as Celebrity have now found spaces to advertise the 3rd & 9th July UK only sailings which have re appeared on their UK site. Either way I don't think any cruise will be returning to the 1000.
  15. I would deem that to be the perfect hypothesis. The only problem I have is it is all based on an MSC assertion to a small number of imminent cruisers that... "We hereby inform you that the UK Government has today, 28th June 2021, advised an important change to the cruise operators who can now sail at an increased capacity of 50% under the condition that operators ensure that adult guests onboard are fully vaccinated". On the Gov' site... Nothing On the MSC site... Still welcoming the unvaccinated. Perhaps MSC has slipped someone down the crown copyright
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