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  1. https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/press-release/1564/royal-caribbean-introduces-ultimate-world-tour-the-farthest-reaching-cruise-to-all-seven-continents/
  2. You should have received 18 points. I know I did for 3 nights on Freedom in September. I also got 42 points for a solo JS last week on Oasis.
  3. I've done 5 cruises since June on Adventure, Freedom, and Oasis. In every case MTD started at 6:45pm and shared the deck 3 dining room with early seating, which was at 5:30pm. This is also the "vaccinated only" dining room on every ship I've been on, so that's another reason why MTD starts much later. Non-vaccinated do not have the option of MTD so those parties have to eat on the other dining room decks for early and late seating only. The idea is they can get enough early dining tables turned over by 6:45 so the MTD guests can then enter and eat.
  4. No. The CDC requirement is for airline passengers returning to the U.S., not land or seaport entry.
  5. Yes. The MDR is open for debarkation breakfast on all the ships.
  6. The ID NOW test is specifically mentioned. Any Abbot test performed with a pharmacy tech is accepted. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/if-need-an-rt-pcr-test-before-i-cruise-where-should-i-go
  7. Yes. It affected many cruises. They changed the check in to 45 days out, which possibly was tied to the decision to defer final payment until 30 days out for cruises through December 31. I checked in for the November 12 Indy in August and then it closed. However yesterday they reopened check in for the cruise and my original setsail pass and arrival time reappeared so they actually did save the information.
  8. I'm sailing from Cape Liberty on Sunday. The link in my email went directly to Immediate Care where, right now (more than 24 hours in advance), I can schedule an appointment for 11:02am Sunday, and they show openings every 3 minutes after that up until 2:57pm. Then I guess they close. Royal is not involved. And the cost in Cape Liberty is $150.
  9. DP340 is the code that only works for Diamond Plus members with 340 or more points and Pinnacle members for the reduced single supplement of 150%.
  10. One of the emails eMed sent had a link to the testing website login. I think it was the email saying my order had shipped.
  11. I used an iMac. The test website opens a small video screen in the corner. It's not zoom. I use Firefox normally and when I logged in to begin the test a popup immediately told me I was using an unsupported browser. It listed Safari, Chrome, and Edge as the browser choices. I switched to Safari and then it worked fine. Next time I think I'll use an iPad. You have to be able to adjust the camera so the observer can see both you and the test kit laying on a flat surface. So I was a bit contorted with my iMac pushed down so the camera could see the test kit. But the observer was patient and I got an acceptable view for her to proceed. I think an iPad will be easier.
  12. I did my test this morning as well. This is definitely the way to go for the test. 6am and waited maybe 15 seconds for the test guide to come online. Had the email with lab report and NAVICA app update by 6:25.
  13. They do have it on the website. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/if-need-an-rt-pcr-test-before-i-cruise-where-should-i-go
  14. A mobile testing facility. There was one parked outside the Oasis today. $150 per test, 15 minute results.
  15. I just looked and when I select Florida for my cruise location under the “check out the protocols for your cruise” I see the blurbs for both before September 13 and for September 13 and later, with the appropriate 3 days then 2 days.
  16. Royal Caribbean does not count the day you board the ship as one of the test days. Sailing on October 1 means you can test any time on 9/29 and it will be valid, and of course on 9/30. They don't look at the time of day just the date stamp on the test.
  17. Royal is partnering with Optum and they sell the tests for $70 for 2 or $100 for 3. So I’d say the price will be at least that. They aren’t going to sell them for less than Optum charges.
  18. I've been expecting them to do it with the Friday afternoon email, a RCI tradition. So they are going to sell the online test kits.
  19. MSC is delaying the 2 day testing until November 1 for Florida sailings.
  20. You each need your own NAVICA account. You sign in to do a test using the NAVICA login credentials. https://www.emed.com/app/login?redirect_to=%2Fapp%2Fstart-testing
  21. At least Carnival understands two days is a difficult requirement and is trying to set up a testing option at the port. You have to pay, no insurance accepted, but it's an option.
  22. Yes. JS gets the extra points. I was solo in a JS in July for 7 nights and got 42 points.
  23. https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/environmental-health/cdc-covid-update-reflects-what-cruise-lines-are-already-doing-adds-gray-color
  24. According to one cruise news website they do have an effective date of September 13 for the new testing requirements.
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