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  1. Does not matter what sort you are here. We have to wear masks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Given the current fluctuations the status now won’t tell you a about March 2021. Openings and closings will likely be moving targets. Until cruises actually restart there is no reason to have hope or not have hope. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Yes, she could do the Hamilton/St.Georges Bermuda itinerary and I prefer her over Empress which they were planning to use on that itinerary this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. They are a small island isolated in the Atlantic so they really do need to contain any infections. Infected tourists could overwhelm their health care capability. A stringent testing regime is what they need there. That part may not be relaxing but I would feel much more relaxed there than in some US states. Flying from JFK direct sounds great for those who live in the New York/ New Jersey area but from the DC area it is complicated. Did it once, Amtrak/Long Island RR/Airtrain for an overseas flight but I will pass on that in this Covid situation. I have flown out of Philadelphia and could manage that more easily, Amtrak/Septa but I probably will pass on that too. If I had the great hotel deal you got and had easier access to flights I would probably go. But these are not normal times so I would not blame you for not going. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. We based ourselves in Reykjavik for a week and did different day trip minibus tours every day. Did research and we used different tour operators for different tours. We didn’t use the same company twice. Lot of reviews on TripAdvisor. The tour operators pick up at all the hotels. Stayed at Fosshótel Reykjavík which I recommend. They have a buffet breakfast which was included and there is a crafty type beer garden in the basement. We used the concierge to get us dinner reservations. Food is expensive there so if you are going to spend a lot for dinner anyway might as well spend a little more and get great food. Iceland is a fishing nation so all the fish served are caught the same day. They also raise sheep for wool so the other food to eat is lamb. If I was staying two weeks I would do the second week in the north and stay at a Fosshotel there. Some people rent cars and driving would be easy I think but without guides we would have missed out a lot of local knowledge. All the guides we had from the different tour companies were brilliant. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Yes. When there is a vaccine I definitely can see some countries requiring a vaccine. Countries are requiring Covid 19 tests before entering so requiring proof of vaccination when one becomes available is a logical step. Even if only one country on a cruise itinerary requires it passengers will have to been vaccinated. The cruise line won’t be able to allow passengers to board without proof. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. They have been able to contain the virus in Bermuda. They had testing and tracking. They had a quarantine phase and have been able to move on to reopening phases. They were also able to take advantage of being an island. The airport was closed to all except bringing back Bermudians who were abroad and those returning had to isolate for 14 days. They report they have reached zero infections. Probably one of the safest places to be right now. The airport just reopened a couple of days ago. They are implementing strict regulations for arriving tourists. The latest is in the tourism authority link. As far as medical care there luckily I have never had to partake of it there but from what I have read they have a high level of care there. https://www.gotobermuda.com/bta/press-release/bermuda-tourism-authority-update Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Be careful what you wish for. Unfortunately spinning off Celebrity could very well mean spinning it off to oblivion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I got the flu vaccine provided free for 30 years at work as we were considered essential. Free certainly was an encouragement. I expect that many employers will pay for a Covid vaccine for their workers when one becomes available. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Yes, I think there will be enough people who will take a vaccine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. The biggest problem will be getting people to take a vaccine. The most effective ones may cause some unpleasant reactions in some people for a day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. There will be multiple vaccines It will be hard figure out which one to take. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. The taxi drivers will probably add a 3% surcharge to cover credit card processing fees. Travelers from the US should make sure to have cards that don’t have foreign transaction fees. The minibuses from the Dockyard to Horseshoe are a good bargain but I personally hate that they were filling them with 30 people. When they started most did not have 30 seats. That came later. I don’t think the lowered capacity makes much difference to them this year. I can’t see much if any cruises arriving. I have been thinking of flying to Bermuda this year but right now all the flights from here have connections thru Atlanta. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. I doubt that Texas and Florida would want infected passengers on shore who would potentially have to be accommodated in hospitals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. RKA seems to think that changing the PVSA will help the cruise industry. But I think RKA is thinking long term, strategically, and that the pandemic opens the opportunity. I think Daniel is only interested in getting on a cruise ASAP and is grasping for straws and loopholes. The fate of the current cruise industry now is tied the course of the pandemic. Making changes to the PVSA is not going to help with that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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