Jump to content

Carnival COVID-19 Notices on website before booking now...


Recommended Posts

10 hours 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🤔

Sounds like we will probably be allowed in the Port area, but leaving that area will require a carnival excursion. 

 

Before Trump banned Cuba travel again, Carnival excursions were the only way off due to American travel to the country being limited. 

 

At least my may cruise if it happens is going to Half Moon Cay, so no harm there, and Nassau which I've been a couple times, though I did want to go to the Casino there. 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, joeyancho said:

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

Yup, these type rules are exactly why we will not be cruising in the near future no matter how much we enjoy cruising. Canceled two booked cruises already. Some folks have said they are ok with these restrictions and that's fine, I hope they enjoy themselves, but this is not for us.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Where this notice on the carnival website. I have not been able to find it. I done searches on the carnival site and cannot find this notice. I must be blind.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for sharing.  I'll react to some points I found most interesting.

  • Testing - have we learned nothing from the SeaDream follies?  Testing five days before traveling is NOT. GOOD. ENOUGH. (imho).  There are too many carriers in the US and too many ways to catch it to accept a 5-day-old result.  My strong preference is to test at the terminal or get screened by that cute little doggie over there.
  • Contact tracing - "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."  Groan, ugh.🤮
  • Shore excursions - The quote "Shore side visits may be also limited to port areas that have no public access" seems to leave room for access on foot to the dock, the terminal (and its shops), and most areas of the private islands.  I think it would be better than the expected binary choice between ship excursions and staying onboard.

I noticed two people mentioned shipwide capacity limits.  I assume all cruise ships are going to be capacity limited for quite a while.

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, joeyancho said:

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

Unfortunately if they require the vaccine it will be in addition to all this other crap.  I am not keen on the vaccine and really do not want it.  I’ve already had Covid.  No big deal.  I take the flu vaccine btw so I am not anti vac.

Edited by Cafedumonde
Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m just excited to see that they have posted some protocols. Restricted excursions is the item that saddens me, as a moderately experienced cruiser I usually take local port excursions now. In my early days of cruising I enjoyed the Carnival excursions but now I much prefer small or family groups. 

 

There are many of us that will abide by whatever protocols are set in place so we can cruise again. Others that are on the fence or know they won’t cruise with these protocols should still hang on to your reservations if you can until final payment and keep fingers crossed, things could change. This will be an evolving situation and cruising is still a great vacation value for our $$$.  I’ll be back on board as soon as I can, and whether or not I had travel plans I am relieved to have received my first vaccine with appt. for the second one already. 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

It says thru the date cdc has their protocols, they next oct. Cdc protocols are up to nov 1st for testing, and cover what carnival has to do if a positive etc.

 

How can people know the cdc protocols are until nov 1, 2021 and be surprised carnival is saying it will comply. It's been all over these boards the expectation cruiseline approved excursions off the ship, stay in a bubble expected as we see that's what msc etc did to cruise. What surprises me is anyone is surprised carnival says they will do the same. ..and yes I'm booked carnival this sept and knew about the 3 tests to cruise and dont like it but will comply to cruise.

 

Let's hope by nov 1 2021 the cdc doesnt extend their order. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, HaveWeMetYet said:

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.

 

THAT sounds like fun doesn't it?

 

Why am I not booking - LOL!

 

ship-happens.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Cafedumonde said:

At least they didn’t say anything about vaccines

They should.  But even with a vaccine, you may still have COVID.  What's not clear with vaccines is if the COVID is transmittable or how long a vaccine can protect you.  Some are saying up to a year, but vaccines haven't been available that long.

Also, temperature checks are worthless.  If you have a fever over 101 degrees, or 104 degrees which is typical of severe COVID patients, you ain't gonna do anything, much less schlep yourself down to a ship.  for the rest of us, you can lower your forehead temperature with a cold cloth.

 

But thankfully they aren't requiring the silly double masking stuff.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, NCbmwmom said:

Haha I’m totally fine with this. Looks like cruises won’t be full of non compliant people and that’s totally ok with me. 

I am totally fine with all the rules. Mask or no mask, I will still have a great time. Why? Because I am on a cruise!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with DebOinKC.  a cruise is a cruise.  I want to feel the breeze on my face. see the sunrise from the Lido deck, eat a ton of food (blue iguana breakfast burritos) and many many more. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

We are at the point in our cruising careers that we don't really take any kind of shore excursions anymore.  The "rules" in place at this point in time will change, I am sure - some for better, some possibly for worse.

We use the ship as a floating hotel - our favorite times are when the ship goes into a port and most people get off to explore.  The ship is quiet, and we have all the facilities pretty much to ourselves, with very few people left onboard. Wearing a mask in public places - we do it now.  We always have a balcony, so can relax without a mask on it, without worrying about people walking next to us or passing us without masks outdoors.  Our next cruise is not until January.  A lot can change between then and now.  Still need a vaccine before we will cruise again. (or even eat inside a restaurant!)

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would think PCL and HAL will also follow soon with these restrictions, as they are CCL companies? We have a PCL May 2021, a CCL SEP 2021 and a CCL DEC 2021 cruise currently booked.  I expect the May 2021 to be cancelled by PCL.  We are going to cancel the SEP 2021 cruise for sure.  No way do we want to cruise like this, although none of this is surprising.  It's enough having to wear a mask almost everywhere but having to be tested, making reservations for everything, etc. - not a vacation. Like another poster said, paying for things we won't even get to enjoy.  And there's hell to pay where I work if we travel out of state, let alone take a cruise - God forbid!  I have to go through water boarding just to return to my office! 😡  We'll just go ahead and plan more land based vacations like we did for 2020.  Who knows when/if cruising will ever return to even the slightest hint of normalcy, if it ever does.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours 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.  

I have 3 for 2022 which is May, July, and Christmas. I was going to book a short Nov. this year until I saw the notice before paying a deposit. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, joeyancho said:

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

I agree as well. I would prefer vaccine over having to be limited on the the things you can do and places you can go. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, ledges1 said:

Where this notice on the carnival website. I have not been able to find it. I done searches on the carnival site and cannot find this notice. I must be blind.

It is on the payment screen where you enter your payment info. you have to check both boxes to process payment

1835016571_Capturethis_LI.thumb.jpg.c6ac5e5a205cdbdb54c55484b4d890f3.jpg

Edited by cruzin Phillis
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, NCbmwmom said:

Haha I’m totally fine with this. Looks like cruises won’t be full of non compliant people and that’s totally ok with me. 

Just because people do not want to cruise under these measures do not mean they are not compliant. For me with children, it would be an added stress and not very enjoyable when paying that amount of money.

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Cafedumonde said:

At least they didn’t say anything about vaccines

Yes, thankfully!  We have never minded wearing a mask, but we have no intention of taking the vaccine.  We took a family vacation last year (my wife and I more than one).  We went to an amusement park and shows while wearing masks.  It was not an issue for us.  Since both of our cruises for this year have already been cancelled, we plan on doing the same this year.  However, we are looking forward to cruising again next April!  That is, unless vaccines are required.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like very onerous conditions.  Just one example, if I read this correctly; if you exhibit symptoms, or come in contact with a suspected sick person, while in a distant port, you can be denied re-embarking and then what, left on the dock?  Not for me thank you.

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours 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. 

 

I posed this very question to our PVP a few months ago and got a big "nobody knows."  In our case, I was curious about the beach at Mahogany Bay.

 

Carnival writes: "Shore side visits may be also limited to port areas that have no public access." 

 

Does anyone know if these ports with beaches/pools (Mahogany Bay, GT, Amber Cove) have public access, because that seems right now to be the determining factor?  I'm thinking Mahogany Bay might be closed off from the public, but I'm pretty sure GT is not since we've walked up the beach to Jack's.  Never been to Amber Cove to know the answer to that one.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, sarmat1 said:

 

I posed this very question to our PVP a few months ago and got a big "nobody knows."  In our case, I was curious about the beach at Mahogany Bay.

 

Carnival writes: "Shore side visits may be also limited to port areas that have no public access." 

 

Does anyone know if these ports with beaches/pools (Mahogany Bay, GT, Amber Cove) have public access, because that seems right now to be the determining factor?  I'm thinking Mahogany Bay might be closed off from the public, but I'm pretty sure GT is not since we've walked up the beach to Jack's.  Never been to Amber Cove to know the answer to that one.  

 

Amber Cove and Mahogany Bay are pretty well locked down. You have to meet outside tour guides and non-union taxi drivers off of the property. Grand Turk is a little looser. They have vendors that set up beach chairs in front of the carnival beach chairs and charge for them. I think it could be locked down though.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Thank You for 25 Years - Click for Fun Stuff!
      • Forum Assistance
      • ANNOUNCEMENT: Crystal Cruises - New! Luxury Bahamas Escapes
      • ICYM Our Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Explore the Remote World with Hurtigruten!
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...