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    Toronto, Canada
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    Going on vacation XD
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    Half Moon Cay
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  1. There's no need for covid test or quarantine anymore to fly into Alaska, so if you really want to explore Alaska, consider booking a land trip. I would say this would be the best year to go as there would be less tourist there.
  2. Canadian here. No hard feelings if they suspend PVSA. I think if that is what Alaska wants, then they should push for it. However, I'm not sure if that will happen. If you look at Alaska's (or even British Columbia's) economy, it's not primarily tourism. Their economy is primarily in the Energy sector and government spending. Tourism only takes up about 10-15%, with half of that from cruise lines. Keep in mind you can still visit Alaska with a negative COVID test. I love cruising and I can't wait to get back on a cruise ship, but lets me honest, the cruise line only mak
  3. IMO, if Alaska and the cruise lines REALLY want to sail to Alaska, they will find a way to do it. However, I don't think they're at a point where they are desperate enough to piss off the CDC. At the end of the day if they do need more cash, they can always move their ships to other destinations and sail locally, similar to what MSC and Royal Caribbean is doing.
  4. Makes sense. Don't think our country will be vaccinated till at least Q4 of 2021. No point opening borders. Also, while I love cruising, I have flown into Alaska multiple times and the experience is just as great.
  5. Canada only got so strict because some couple broke the quarantine rules, which partly caused the UK variant to spread in Canada. The worse part is she is a doctor as well, so Dr. Weir should of known better. In regards of cancelled flights, it's just direct flights. You can still get to the "sun" destinations by connecting through the US. The $2000 quarantine hotel is an estimated up to value that the returning traveler should be prepared to paid. Whether or not it will be that much, no one knows until they actually put it into effect. No official date yet. Also, all t
  6. Based on the number of people flying, going to resorts and other vacations, I don't think the cruise ships will have an issue filling their ship (or at least breaking even) when they go back into operations. While I wouldn't mind being on a cruise ship right now even with the revised services, I'm so tired of seeing people treating other people/staff like crap over mask policies, which makes me want to avoid crowds for a while. Also, my observation at resorts is the mask policy becomes "best effort" after a few days. In addition, being a solo traveler on some occasions
  7. Obviously this is for the 1% if they can afford a private jet. "Only" $35K CAD for 6 passengers.
  8. LOL I'm sure she has one. Maybe her co-workers are too scared to bring it up...I mean she knew how to use a ring light to brighten the room. You would think every one would have figured it out by now after a year of conference calls while working from home.
  9. LLP should mic up next time to avoid all the echo. Just wearing airpods like how Neil is wearing makes a big difference.
  10. Everything looks good on my end. On my Windows desktop PC using Microsoft Edge.
  11. So I'm trying to figure out if this is just a marketing thing and there really isn't any changes to how Celebrity charges for their room (sorry if this is already covered). When I look at the program changes, they always talk about "those who choose the Always Included", so I'm assuming you can still get the base rate? If so, how is this difference that the perks that they offered before? https://www.celebritycruises.com/captains-club/program-changes?anchor=&allowMobile=y&ecid=em_23181000&rid=325458086&mes=Celebrity Loyalty Program Changes NOV 2020 EM&am
  12. Whew, I thought I was the only one. I do sometimes click on it, but then have to close it within 15sec. The only "cruise" related channel I watch these days is ParoDeeJay.
  13. I want to add that even if the CDC does not extend the no sail date, Celebrity will still need to coordinate crew to return to the US and quarantine on board, so the minimum would be at least 14 days after Oct 31.
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