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3 minutes ago, kdr69 said:

Plus if they are US Flagged they can only hire US personnel and must pay US wages.  In the case of the Pride of America that was based in Hawaii it also meant the loss of the Casino

 

its a huge lost indeed but the fact its Hawaii makes up for the difference in some way I hope!

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Just now, cruzin Phillis said:

its a huge lost indeed but the fact its Hawaii makes up for the difference in some way I hope!

Being foreign flagged also helped get around prohibition laws against alcohol on US Ships

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1 minute ago, kdr69 said:

I am just glad to see protocols being acknowledged and posted finally instead of the guessing game.

I doubt that its the end of what they will require. Too much speculation of mandatory vaccines. Hopefully, they will be able to sail with those that want to.

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12 minutes ago, kdr69 said:

followed by a spike in COVID cases acquired from all the folks not wearing masks around you?  There isnt anywhere I can go here without wearing a mask if im around other people.  So short of staying home and vacationing on my balcony I will adapt.

 

Well to each their own but no way I'd like to hog up my vacation time on a masked cruise vacation. 

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2 minutes ago, Keksie said:

Two words - road trip

Exactly right. There are many forms of vacation. Why would someone want to jump through all these hoops just to get on a cruise?

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10 hours ago, Pyrate13 said:

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.

It is also a hard pass for us. This just not sound enjoyable.  No one wants cruising to resume more than we do, but not under these circumstances. 

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31 minutes ago, Castaway Cowgirl said:

It is interesting but POA gets absolutely awful reviews on service.  

Sadly the unhappy customer reports more than than the satisfied one. We met many nice and enjoyable employees on POA. I was hesitant at first base on some of the reviews to book but since my DD and DGD wanted to give it a try, we did. We had the best time! True, it is pricer than non US flagged ships but then food items etc are more to replenish in Hawaii. We did not meet any employee who did not smile or try to find an answer and most of all there was always a good morning etc. Though this has nothing to do with the original title of this post, I did feel I wanted to share my POA experience. And we will sail again on POA in 2022 with masks if it is required.

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45 minutes ago, joeyancho said:

Exactly right. There are many forms of vacation. Why would someone want to jump through all these hoops just to get on a cruise?

Balcony, ocean, waking up to a different view, someone serving me meals, the list goes on.😉

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1 hour ago, joeyancho said:

Exactly right. There are many forms of vacation. Why would someone want to jump through all these hoops just to get on a cruise?

Cruises can still be enjoyable with restrictions. I went on a land based short road trip over the summer and the same precautions applied. Unless you're going to an isolated destination, covid is still going to tag along for the ride. 

 

Outside of grocery shopping, I haven't left my house since August. I'm ready to be anywhere but here. I'll happily stay away from everyone,  reading a book on my cruise ship balcony while soaking up the sun, sipping on a fruity cocktail, and hearing the sounds of the ocean while my work emails are completely ignored for a week. A mask is really no big deal.

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Paying for an excursion to go into town on Cozumel to drink some cheap beers? No thanks! No problem with mask requirement. Land based trips within the US seem the way to go. 

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What I wonder:

When/if cruising resumes...will people be allowed to cancel without penalty if they booked prior to the restrictions being announced.

I can live with masks (not DH!) but the escorted excursions won't be happening for me.

 

Maybe I'm missing something, but wouldn't it just be easier if a vaccination is a requirement to sail?  Imho...testing is nonsense.  Why would risk spending $XXXX on the cruise plus airfare....and then not be able to sail due to a false negative or a nasty surprise?

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21 minutes ago, Doggielover68 said:

Cruises can still be enjoyable with restrictions. I went on a land based short road trip over the summer and the same precautions applied. Unless you're going to an isolated destination, covid is still going to tag along for the ride. 

 

Outside of grocery shopping, I haven't left my house since August. I'm ready to be anywhere but here. I'll happily stay away from everyone,  reading a book on my cruise ship balcony while soaking up the sun, sipping on a fruity cocktail, and hearing the sounds of the ocean while my work emails are completely ignored for a week. A mask is really no big deal.

I could live with the mask.  It's all the other restrictions.   Especially not being able to leave the ship on my own.  Most ports I have been to many times.   I have beaches, restaurants,  shopping places, etc I like to visit that the tours do not visit. Just imagine the cattle call those tours are going to be.  Not for me. 

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11 minutes ago, joeyancho said:

I could live with the mask.  It's all the other restrictions.   Especially not being able to leave the ship on my own.  Most ports I have been to many times.   I have beaches, restaurants,  shopping places, etc I like to visit that the tours do not visit. Just imagine the cattle call those tours are going to be.  Not for me. 

 

Aren't the future ship sponsored tours supposed to limit the number of participants?  I would think they would have to comply with distancing requirements?  

 

The cattle call tours of the past probably won't return until well after herd immunity, mass vax goals, and almost total viral mitigation efforts succeed.

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1 hour ago, Linda the Book Lover said:

Balcony, ocean, waking up to a different view, someone serving me meals, the list goes on.😉

I can see the gulf, walk on a beach, eat in a restaurant and the list goes on 45 minutes from home all without restrictions or wearing a mask. 

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12 minutes ago, Keksie said:

I can see the gulf, walk on a beach, eat in a restaurant and the list goes on 45 minutes from home all without restrictions or wearing a mask. 

Yep, Florida is #3 amongst the States.  But there's another bonus if you're near the Gulf around Ft Myers, Sanibel and Naples and unmasked......red tide toxins. 

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Just now, evandbob said:

Yep, Florida is #3 amongst the States.  But there's another bonus if you're near the Gulf around Ft Myers, Sanibel and Naples and unmasked......red tide toxins. 

Emerald Coast.  No red tide.

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2 hours ago, joeyancho said:

Exactly right. There are many forms of vacation. Why would someone want to jump through all these hoops just to get on a cruise?

Honestly wouldn't be a big adjustment for me. I hope to go in May. 

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21 minutes ago, Keksie said:

I can see the gulf, walk on a beach, eat in a restaurant and the list goes on 45 minutes from home all without restrictions or wearing a mask. 

I get it.  I could go to B'way show and dine in a world class restaurant 20 minutes by subway (if they open).

I had a Canada 10/21 booked...this morning I was going to book something else because of the Canadian ban on cruiseships.  But with these restrictions...what would be the point?

 

I have to face it...my cruising days are over.

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59 minutes ago, MsTabbyKats said:

What I wonder:

When/if cruising resumes...will people be allowed to cancel without penalty if they booked prior to the restrictions being announced.

I can live with masks (not DH!) but the escorted excursions won't be happening for me.

 

Maybe I'm missing something, but wouldn't it just be easier if a vaccination is a requirement to sail?  Imho...testing is nonsense.  Why would risk spending $XXXX on the cruise plus airfare....and then not be able to sail due to a false negative or a nasty surprise?

Even if vaccinated, you can still get Covid so testing would still be required.

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1 minute ago, quickrate said:

Even if vaccinated, you can still get Covid so testing would still be required.

Yes...but if everyone is vaccinated, the chance of someone having covid is reduced by 95%.  

I have nothing against a test...if vaccinations are required.   But, not testing in lieu of vaccination.

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39 minutes ago, MsTabbyKats said:
44 minutes ago, quickrate said:

 

Yes...but if everyone is vaccinated, the chance of someone having covid is reduced by 95%.  

I have nothing against a test...if vaccinations are required.   But, not testing in lieu of vaccination.

AGREE!

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