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    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Interests
    Reading, Gardening, Crossword Puzzles, Travel, Walt Disney World
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Norwegian, Disney
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    European Ports

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  1. I wouldn't even consider it. At the moment I wouldn't even travel to the USA to board a fully vaccinated cruise. A month ago I was hopeful that we could perhaps do a short cruise in the Fall. Now, with the Variant raging there and so many against the vaccine, we're resigned to wait until next year.
  2. Lord, now I'm more confused than ever.
  3. We didn't get an e-mail in MB. We were given instructions to wait 2 weeks after our second shot, the go online and apply for a card. We were also able to put it on our phones. So I have both - a laminated card from the Province, and as well as it on my phone. I really don't care what they call it - but I would like all the provinces to have the same official Canadian document.
  4. I saw that in the Daily Mail. Unbelievable. She kept screaming about her "freedoms". Ironically, she was on the Freedom of the Seas.
  5. We did a Panama Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Vancouver - but it was Holland-America - so, not really a party boat. Our favourite line is Celebrity. A mature adult crowd - but not so old you have to go to bed at 8 p.m. We're not party animals, but we've always enjoyed our X cruises and always seem to meet nice people and have fun. I'd agree that RCCL would probably fit into your wants and needs the best. We did an Oasis cruise when it first sailed. I read many negative reviews about it - but we absolutely loved it! So much to do, and because of it's size, people spread out and it never seemed crowded. The only thing I didn't like was having to be tendered into so many ports, because of it's size. Saying all this, aside from one Carnival Cruise, I never see very many children at all. Maybe because we do our cruising during school months.
  6. We have a laminated wallet size card and the QR code on our phones. It's hard to know what will be accepted because every province is issuing something different. It would be nice to have them all agree on one specific documentation.
  7. Guess I'm a little late to the party. Great to see a forum for Canadians! (and anyone else). We're in Winnipeg. I don't usually come to CC unless we have a cruise planned, but given the craziness of the past year and a half, it's nice just to begin thinking of one again. We are fully vaccinated and ready to go!
  8. We are just beginning to think about cruising again, but I am just totally confused about the regulations. Every day I seem to read something different. We are fully vaccinated and understand that we will not have to endure quarantine when we return to Canada - but there seems to be a lot of tests to go through. Testing before we leave the country. Testing in the country we are flying to (depending on the country), testing when we get back. Are some countries (I'm thinking the UK) still closed to Canadians? In Manitoba we are issued a card confirming total vaccination and I have it on my phone, as well. Do we need more documentation than that? I'm totally confused. Any advice would be appreciated.
  9. Our first cruise was in 1996 with our two daughters who were in their lovely, sulky teenage years. It was on the Norwegian Lines Norway and our travel agent - a friend with two lovely, sulky teenage girls of her own, picked it. My husband was not keen on trying a cruise, and the girls wanted to go to DisneyWorld, like we always did. I wanted to try something new. Long story short - we loved it! And we've all been cruising ever since.
  10. I don't think I would want to leave Canada, even if borders are open. I think we'd fly to Quebec, rent a car and head to New Brunswick. Specifically the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. I'd just sit on a lawn chair and watch the ocean. Then, maybe, a week in Prince Edward Island.
  11. In our Province (Manitoba), we haven't had any new cases for a week. In total we had about 325 cases. 7 deaths. As of now, there are about 7 active cases, but all are in their own homes. There are no active cases in the hospitals. So, we are in a good place. Even so, most still wear masks outside. Although restaurants are opening, most chose to either eat on patios or order in. Actually, no one really is quite sure just exactly what we should do or how far we should go. Mostly, I just go to Safeway for groceries and we go for walks or drives to get out.
  12. They'd probably fall asleep from boredom. I don't have a problem with it. Especially if it could get things back to normal sooner.
  13. One of my favourite cruises was on the Oasis. We heard a lot of negative comments before we sailed but I just wanted to try it. I loved it. It never felt crowded because it was so huge - people spread out. I loved the "New York Neighbourhoods" theme. Several times I sat in "Central Park" and all I could hear were the birds chirping in the trees. Loved the choice of restaurants and entertainment - and they had the fastest elevators! When I'm washing dishes at the sink and I start to cruise-dream - I always dream about another cruise on the Oasis.
  14. We've had cruises and vacations with family and friends in the past, and while none of them could be considered a disaster, we have over the years decided that we prefer to cruise alone. We go on cruises to relax, and I am the type of person who is constantly worrying if the others are having a good time, or if Friend A seems unhappy with Friend B and how can I fix it. That's not fun or relaxing. We always meet many interesting and friendly people on our cruises - and have kept in touch with some after the cruise is done - and that is enough for us. I won't say that I haven't looked with envy on wonderful (or so it seems) family reunions and sometimes wish we could be part of something like that - but we don't have a large family for one thing; and secondly, looks can be deceiving.
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