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I found this before I put my deposit down on the Carnival website :

 

Check-In

Only booked guests are permitted to enter the terminal and boarding area. Visitors are not permitted in these locations at any time. All guests must complete their online check-in and select an arrival appointment time no later than midnight (Eastern time) prior to their sailing date. Guests must arrive within their selected time to facilitate physical distancing during the check-in and boarding process. Guests arriving earlier than their scheduled time will not be allowed to enter the terminal until the time of their arrival appointment. This also applies to VIFP Diamond/Platinum and Casino guests.

Testing

As part of our efforts to keep our guests safe and healthy, every guest 2 years of age or older, joining a ship, regardless of method of travel to the ship, is required to take a SARS-CoV-2 test between 5 days to 24 hours prior to the date of embarkation and must receive a negative result. Guests must provide the original document confirming a negative test result that is legible, identifies the approved and licensed testing entity, sample collection date and type of test, and identity of the tested individual. Carnival reserves the right to reject any test result that does not meet these requirements. Per our privacy notice, test results will be shared only with Carnival personnel and/or contractually engaged third parties to facilitate our screening and mitigation protocols, or as required by health authorities. Carnival may perform additional testing at the terminal or on board the vessel. Any guest who fails to provide the required documentation or testing at the terminal or on board will be denied boarding or disembarked, and no refund or credit will be issued.

If at any time within 14 days prior to embarkation, or at any time during the cruise, a guest tests positive for COVID-19, exhibits signs or symptoms of COVID-19, has had close contact with a person confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, or Carnival otherwise determines in its sole discretion that guest is unfit to board due to risk of any communicable illness, guest shall be subject to denial of boarding, denial of re-boarding, quarantine, isolation and/or disembarkation.

Health Screening

Carnival has the right to screen any guest to facilitate compliance with its health and safety protocols. All guests will be required to complete a health questionnaire beginning 72 hours before the date of embarkation to identify any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (or other infectious diseases) and any contact with individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 prior to the cruise. The questionnaire will be based upon the latest CDC guidance for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and guests will be required to reconfirm their responses at time of check-in. All guests will have their temperature taken as part of the boarding process.

Screening on Board

Guests may be required to undergo at least daily temperature checks and must submit to any requested medical screening during the cruise. Temperature checks may also be conducted prior to disembarking at a port of call and before participating in certain onboard activities.

Reporting COVID-19 Symptoms

Every guest has an important duty to immediately report any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to the ship’s medical personnel. Failure to do so jeopardizes individual health and that of all those on board and others ashore.

Face Masks

In our continuing effort to keep our guests safe and healthy, all guests over the age of two will be required to wear a mask when indoors except when inside their own stateroom, while eating and drinking seated at a table and when using the cardio equipment at the gym and physical distancing is maintained. Guests are required to wear a mask outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Masks should have two or more layers and be worn over the nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not allowed, and face shields are permitted when used with a mask. These requirements apply during all aspects of the cruise, including embarkation, shore excursions and disembarkation. A limited supply of masks will be available in staterooms after boarding.

Physical Distancing

In our effort to maintain physical distancing on our ships, access to public spaces will be limited and venues/activities will operate at reduced capacity. We may use a reservation system for our public areas, such as pools, gyms, casinos, restaurants, bars, and entertainment. 🙄

Our physical distancing protocols will be in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations, which is defined at staying at least six (6) feet (2 meters) apart from other people who are not the guest’s cruise companions (family or immediate travel group).

Guests can expect appropriately distanced seating in theaters, dining facilities and other common venues, modified entertainment showings and meal services to control capacity as well as other measures to promote a healthy and safe environment. These measures will apply during all aspects of the cruise, including embarkation, shore excursions and disembarkation. Buffet service is modified to eliminate or severely restrict self-service items.

Contact Tracing

All guests may be required to provide identifying information and information about certain activities engaged in during the cruise so Carnival can perform contact tracing in the event any person on board is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. Various location tracking technologies may be used to assist in the collection of contact tracing information such as wearables, video surveillance, transaction data, and photographs taken during the cruise. Please refer to Carnival's Privacy Notice for more details.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

To help limit potential exposure and/or transmission to communities at destinations, during the initial return to sailing, guests will only be allowed to participate in excursions or activities executed and escorted by vetted tour operators who maintain Carnival’s level of COVID-19 controls. Shore side visits may be also limited to port areas that have no public access. Self-exploration or non-Carnival sponsored excursions will not be permitted. This policy applies to all sailings scheduled during the declared Public Health Emergency involving COVID-19.

Carnival may, in its sole discretion, avoid a pre-planned destination should a concern arise regarding the level of COVID-19 community spread in that destination or impose certain restrictions on shore excursions relating to capacity, participation, locations, times, eligible venues and persons with whom the guest may come into contact. Carnival may offer indoor excursions only if physical distancing, use of masks, and other recommended protective measures can be implemented.

We will have pre-arranged transportation from the ship to the venue and back again. Guests will be able to pre-purchase shore excursions through Carnival.com, the Carnival HUB app or on board, subject to availability and capacity restrictions. All guests will have to comply with our physical distancing, mask wearing and all other COVID-19 related requirements. Throughout the duration of the shore excursion, guests will be asked to remain with their cruise companions. There may be additional restrictions during shore excursions depending on local conditions.

Any noncompliance by guest or members of guest’s travelling party with Carnival COVID-19 Policies and Procedures shall be grounds for refusal to re-board after going ashore, or other steps deemed necessary in Carnival’s sole discretion to protect the health and safety of others. If a guest is denied boarding or disembarked due to failure to comply with Carnival COVID-19 Policies and Procedures, they will not be entitled to a refund, credit, or compensation of any kind. Guests will be responsible for all costs and fines, including without limitation travel expenses.

 

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This will evolve over time.. I remember early last year I would wipe down every package , food stuff , everthing brought into home with 72% alcohol .. 

while this doesn’t sound like fun to me, I’m sure in the beginning it will work for people who won’t mind . It will evolve 

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If you think this is horrible guess what happens if someone on a cruise test positive for covid? Everyone on the ship could be placed on the No Fly List. When someone tests positive the CDC will be notified then the Department of Homeland Security will be notified and they will have a list of every passenger on the ship.

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When I re-booked our cancelled cruise, I told the PVP I would not want to go on a cruise if we are required to sign up and pay for a shore excursion in order to get off the ship.  She said "oh that will not happen!"  Am I reading this right though?   We will not be able to walk around a port on our own?  We never go on ship excursions as we like to do our own thing.  At our age we aren't interested in swimming with the dolphins, ATV rides, or ziplining!  I wonder what capacity the ships will have with having to limit how many people can go to a show, eat, or even use the pool?  Having to possibly make a reservation to even go to a bar?  So we'd be spending a whole lot of our vacation trying to get reservations to enjoy the things we've already prepaid for.  I expected a lot of these things to happen, but some are really making me rethink how badly I want to cruise🤔

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26 minutes ago, pamesacruisin said:

When I re-booked our cancelled cruise, I told the PVP I would not want to go on a cruise if we are required to sign up and pay for a shore excursion in order to get off the ship.  She said "oh that will not happen!"  Am I reading this right though?   We will not be able to walk around a port on our own?  We never go on ship excursions as we like to do our own thing.  At our age we aren't interested in swimming with the dolphins, ATV rides, or ziplining!  I wonder what capacity the ships will have with having to limit how many people can go to a show, eat, or even use the pool?  Having to possibly make a reservation to even go to a bar?  So we'd be spending a whole lot of our vacation trying to get reservations to enjoy the things we've already prepaid for.  I expected a lot of these things to happen, but some are really making me rethink how badly I want to cruise🤔

Yes. You read that correctly! We always go to Mr. Sanchos in Cozumel so I will hold off for 2021

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59 minutes ago, joeyancho said:

Sounds like a horrible vacation to me.  I'm going to see how it evolves before I cancel.  I have until final payment.  

They did say this is for cruises up to October 2021 so perhaps better days for cruising in 2022

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1 hour ago, joeyancho said:

Sounds like a horrible vacation to me.  I'm going to see how it evolves before I cancel.  I have until final payment.  

What threw me is possible reservations for the pool and casino along with other public spaces?? I hope they are considering limiting the amount of guests that board the ship.

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I have two cruises booked for 2022. I will take the vaccine as soon as I can get it but it’s not 100% and we have no idea how long it will last. I don’t know if things will be back to normal by then or really ever. If I have to wear a mask and reserve all activities on the ship and do only ship excursions I think I will wait. I have a 14 day Hawaii cruise October 2022. Since that’s almost 2 years away I have hope!

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I wonder if they consider the port areas to be an extension of the ship or are you going to have to buy and excursion to use the pool at Amber Cove or the beach at Grand Turk. Do you have to buy an excursion to go to Jack’s Sack?

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5 minutes ago, Saint Greg said:

I wonder if they consider the port areas to be an extension of the ship or are you going to have to buy and excursion to use the pool at Amber Cove or the beach at Grand Turk. Do you have to buy an excursion to go to Jack’s Sack?

I would think the Belize tourism village to be an extension of the ship. Jack's Shack not so much - I'll pass on his sack.

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11 minutes ago, BlerkOne said:

I would think the Belize tourism village to be an extension of the ship. Jack's Shack not so much - I'll pass on his sack.

 

Good catch Blerk!  No picking on Jack. 🤣

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29 minutes ago, Saint Greg said:

I wonder if they consider the port areas to be an extension of the ship or are you going to have to buy and excursion to use the pool at Amber Cove or the beach at Grand Turk. Do you have to buy an excursion to go to Jack’s Sack?

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2 hours ago, Cafedumonde said:

At least they didn’t say anything about vaccines

I would prefer the vaccine compared to these draconian measures.  I get the second dose on Saturday.  

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28 minutes ago, MikeandLinda2010 said:

I am ready to cancel our cruise in January now.  This sounds like a miserable vacation.  My husband wants to wait until we have to before our final payment.  

My cruise is in August.   Final payment due in May.   I will wait and see.   I will not cruise under these conditions.  Especially when it comes to leaving the ship.  No way am I taking ship excursions.   

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This does not sound fun at all.  I was considering rebooking our cancelled cruise from this past December but think I'll just get the refund now.

 

I can see issues in trying to get reservations and even additional fees if you want to have first choice (think faster to the fun).  Grabbing something to eat ad-hoc might also be an issue if they are trying to limit people in areas.  

 

Anybody know if they are considering limiting the number of passengers to make this more effective?

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11 hours ago, bitemyfly said:

This will evolve over time.. I remember early last year I would wipe down every package , food stuff , everthing brought into home with 72% alcohol .. 

while this doesn’t sound like fun to me, I’m sure in the beginning it will work for people who won’t mind . It will evolve 

I agree.  That they've put these protocols online is promising in that maybe the start date is coming sooner rather than later.  Yeah, many people won't want to follow these and it's great that cruising is completely voluntary so they opt to not cruise.  We don't tend to hang in congregate type places often anyway, so these restrictions/policies don't bother me all that much, TBH. 

 

I do hope they add more excursions if we have to book through them, especially basic ones.  We usually just want a nice beach that is not wall to wall people.  No equipment, no all inclusive stuff an preferably somewhere where vendors aren't pushy.  

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