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Galley Slave

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  1. The North Star Clinic(Lawrence Ave.) in Port Townsend does testing and you do not need to be a patient of their clinic. People we know have used them and had results in 48 hours or less. It sounds like they bill your insurance.
  2. I thought the first cruise to require testing was for 8/14. We are on the 8/7 cruise and have been told only about the mask mandate, not required testing.
  3. For passengers who come into Seattle there are two Walgreen's near Pier 91. 2438 32nd West Phone 206-283-9131 1448 NW Market St. 206-676-4062 I am not sure about the timing and waiting for the test results, just close locations. This could help people coming into Seattle a few days ahead of their cruise.
  4. TA just called back. Testing not required until 8/14, masks recommended starting 8/7 in public areas. Sorry for the wrong information.
  5. Our TA just called to tell us we need a test before Saturday. PCR or Antigen Test.
  6. We are on the August 7th sailing and have not heard anything. We cannot get on the Navigator App to answer the health questionnaire. Maybe things are going to be updated?
  7. The fact that the NA is still in Code Yellow has taken all of the usual excitement of boarding a ship for a cruise. If they are not in Code Green by Saturday, they should not be sailing. I am looking at our departure on Saturday with more of a sense of dreading the whole week. I wonder how all of their disclaimers apply if they sail without a Code Green status.
  8. Will you let us know if people are wearing masks in places where they can't social distance, like the theater or in lines? We are on the 8/7 cruise and are concerned about the Delta variant being so contagious.
  9. We just watched the Nieuw Amsterdam passing Point No Point heading to Port Townsend. Winds from the west as they enter the Straits of Juan de Fuca are 15-25knots. It is a beautiful night to be starting out on a cruise!
  10. I just read the thread on Viking Ocean about the vaccinated positive Covid 19 passenger in Iceland. Someone had a good idea to wear a mask indoors((even if vaccinated) for the 10 days prior to their cruise so that they don't pick up the Delta variant. This is probably a good idea for all of us leaving on cruises, especially from states with more cases of the Delta variant.
  11. Thanks for the info on the Nieuw Amsterdam. I will track it on Vesselfinder.com so we can see it as it comes into Puget Sound. Now I am really sorry we canceled our 8/7 cruise!
  12. We just saw Serenade of the Seas from our porch! Looks like they are starting a test cruise. Haven't seen a cruise ship for months!
  13. We always bring our own luggage onboard due to their size. Will we have to check them so that they can be sanitized? Lots of unknowns for our cruise on 8/7 to Alaska.
  14. We are considering a cruise on the Volendam which would be in Spain and Portugal during August 2022. I read reviews from prior to the shutdown that indicated some issues with A/C and plumbing. I am wondering if these concerns are still apt to be an issue due to the age of the ship. The A/C at that time of the year in these countries could be a problem.
  15. If you have ever seen a doctor at UW you can set up appt. through ECare. If you don't have that account, you can set one up. Just go on UW Medicine for info.
  16. Turks and Caicos have just listed requirements for travel. People need a test five days prior to arrival and travel insurance with Medevac coverage. I wonder if the other islands will have similar requirements. https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/turks-and-caicos-updates-travel-requirements/ar-BB16E749?ocid=msedgntp
  17. This is an interesting article from the Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/the-worlds-cruise-ships-cant-sail-now-what-to-do-with-them/
  18. I was remembering the posting from April 17th when the Times wrote about the Trident Seafoods, Island Enterprise fishing boat. They did quarantine for 14 days with security insuring their quarantine was valid, meals were delivered to their cabins. They couldn't even walk in the hallways of the hotel where the quarantine was taking place.
  19. There is a Seattle Times article that describes having the crew of the fishing trawler American Dynasty quarantine in a hotel, testing the 126 crew during the two weeks and before they left Seattle. They have returned with 85 crew members testing positive for the Corona virus.. It sounds like they were not all wearing masks. We think the crew quarters may be as close as the crew quarters on a cruise ship. It sounds like only a few had symptoms upon their return, but still tested positive. This makes being tested at the port before a cruise departure sound less reliable.
  20. They need to bring back more wait staff in the MDR so people can have dinner in less than two hours and get to the show.
  21. The crews for the Alaska fishing fleets are going to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks, monitored with guards and daily temperature checks by nurses. Two days prior to departure they will have tests for Covid 19 and take tests with the boats. They next step is to keep the processing plants from having an outbreak. This is their attempt to "avoid what happened on cruise ships." This is in today's Seattle Times.
  22. They have corrected this travel restriction. It does not apply to U.S. citizens, only people from Europe. Citizens and family from U. S. Can still fly home.
  23. The Seattle Times reported today that the first cruise ship due on April 1st is the Grand Princess. The CDC and the Coast Guard will determine if it is able to dock here for the day. It sounds like it may skip Seattle and go on to British Columbia. They should keep the crew onboard as Seattle is a hot spot for the virus.
  24. They just talked about the cruising season in Seattle on our local news. It sounds like the Port of Seattle is not sure if there will be as many passengers cruising out of Seattle starting on April 3rd. Patient 0 had taken group transportation from the airport. So pack your Purell to use as you head to the port. Not sure if would go to crowded places like the Pike Place Market, locals are avoiding crowds.
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