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https://www.celebritycruises.com/healthy-at-sea/us-travel-requirements

 

Required vaccinations EXCEPT Florida with it's ridiculous "cant ask" rule.

For Florida, if you are unvaccinated or DECLINE to show proof, you will:

1) need to be Covid tested three times per cruise

2) Pay an additional $178 per person to cover test costs

3)  Be restricted to unvaccinated sections in dining rooms, theaters, etc.

4)  Required to wear masks if not eating.

 

Personally, it isn't enough as far as I am concerned.  I am NOT worried about the risk of MY catching Covid from these people.  I AM worried that enough of THEM catch it that the ship becomes considered a hot spot and ports don't let us disembark...

I don't care if unvaccinated folks ruin their own cruise...I worry about them ruining mine...

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I don’t think it’s enough either and totally agree with Bruin Steve. The same people that don’t get vaccinated are the same ones who won’t wear a mask once onboard or fight it when asked to wear one or use hand sanitizers. 

Yes you want to ruin your cruise fine but to ruin others vacation who are vaccinated is unacceptable. Worse thing is putting a ship in lock down with a bunch of positive Covid cases or not being able to get off the ship at certain ports is not fair to the ones abiding by the rules.

Personally all on board should be vaccinated including crew and cruisers or please don’t cruise.

Not sure what the logic is on not getting vaccinated 600,000 people losing their lives to COVID has to say something. It’s common sense.

Off my soap box now..

 

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Awesome. The cost of not protecting yourselves and others by not getting vaccinated essentially means you get treated differently (and appropriately) in my opinion. The rest of us get treated normally. Yea Celebrity!!!

 

I am hoping that the added costs and inconveniences will make those that choose not to get vaccinated reconsider going in the first place. 

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I hope the cruise lines will adopt a zero tolerance for any unvaccinated who refuse to cooperate. We've seen an unprecedented amount of bad behavior on flights... don't need to have that overflow onto the ships.

 

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You basically are adding $1068 to the cost of the cruise for the unvaccinated.  More if they have older kids along.  Plus requiring masks and segregating them.

 

Not sure if this will be enough of a deterrent to the wealthy.

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1 minute ago, basenji56 said:

You basically are adding $1068 to the cost of the cruise for the unvaccinated.  More if they have older kids along.  Plus requiring masks and segregating them.

 

Not sure if this will be enough of a deterrent to the wealthy.

I read that as $178pp total not per test.

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35 minutes ago, Bruin Steve said:

https://www.celebritycruises.com/healthy-at-sea/us-travel-requirements

 

Required vaccinations EXCEPT Florida with it's ridiculous "cant ask" rule.

For Florida, if you are unvaccinated or DECLINE to show proof, you will:

1) need to be Covid tested three times per cruise

2) Pay an additional $178 per person to cover test costs

3)  Be restricted to unvaccinated sections in dining rooms, theaters, etc.

4)  Required to wear masks if not eating.

 

Personally, it isn't enough as far as I am concerned.  I am NOT worried about the risk of MY catching Covid from these people.  I AM worried that enough of THEM catch it that the ship becomes considered a hot spot and ports don't let us disembark...

I don't care if unvaccinated folks ruin their own cruise...I worry about them ruining mine...

Oh please unless they are given passports with vaccine info no one will reinforce.  Shoot hard to get staff enforce chair hogs, and poorly dressed and acting passengers. Not enough brig space. Wait till someone sues  because unvaccinated become a super spreaders. Thanks DeSantis.....

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15 minutes ago, WhiteSoxFan said:

I read that as $178pp total not per test.

You appear to be right:

  • The per person cost for these antigen tests is $178 and will be applied to your onboard folio. 

Not much of a deterrent. 

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14 minutes ago, WhiteSoxFan said:

I read that as $178pp total not per test.

Since $178 is not divisible by 3, it just may be "per test" which would definitely be an eye opener when you got for final cruise bill. Something those that aren't planning on getting vaccinated prior to the cruise would definitely want to verify. 😎

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There will be some unvaccinated on every sailing (95/5)   Some to young to get vaccinated, some who can’t be vaccinated and some who chose not to get vaccinated.  
 

The separate area in the dining venues,  casino, theater are good and will help.

Hopefully other states won’t follow FL and TX and other ports can have 100% vaccinated passengers.

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The best part is that these folks will be readily identifiable.  And will most likely be treated as unwelcome by the other passengers.  Not a pleasant vacation experience IMO.  

If I were unvaccinated I'd definitely think twice about booking a cruise.  

Especially if masking is required even on the Lido deck.

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9 minutes ago, bigbenboys said:

We are just waiting for the dust to settle. Not cruising until Next June. What I found most interesting is that unV must dine in a certain area.

So on the one hand, I was thinking this is crazy because it almost guarantees superspreader events will happen amongst the unvaxxed if they're all crammed together-- but then I realized it's probably so that if there *is* an outbreak they can just easily contract trace/quarantine only the ones who weren't willing to be vaccinated in the first place and it's less likely us vaxxed passengers will have to spend 12-36 hours in our cabin and miss ports b/c we happened to be sitting next to a positive case. 

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I just wonder how unvaccinated folks will be “marked” so that the restrictions can be enforced. Wristbands? Different colored sea pass? A scarlet letter? A sash emblazoning “unclean” across their chest??
 

I would much prefer cruising with a fully vaccinated population and see enforcement as potentially problematic.

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1 minute ago, iamaqt2 said:

The best part is that these folks will be readily identifiable.  And will most likely be treated as unwelcome by the other passengers.  Not a pleasant vacation experience IMO.  

If I were unvaccinated I'd definitely think twice about booking a cruise.  

Especially if masking is required even on the Lido deck.

Easily identifiable because they are wearing mask?

 

First unless the vaxxed are given a bracelet or something you won't know if the non mask wearing person that just passed you in the hall is vaxxed or not.  Second perhaps those mask wearers are just taking extra precautions.  Honestly, after going a year and a half with out a cold or the flu I may never fly or stand in an indoor crowd without a mask.  🙂

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5 minutes ago, iamaqt2 said:

The best part is that these folks will be readily identifiable.  And will most likely be treated as unwelcome by the other passengers.  Not a pleasant vacation experience IMO.  

If I were unvaccinated I'd definitely think twice about booking a cruise.  

Especially if masking is required even on the Lido deck.

How will they be identifiable if they DON'T wear the mask?  

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3 minutes ago, MBN33025 said:

I just wonder how unvaccinated folks will be “marked” so that the restrictions can be enforced. Wristbands? Different colored sea pass? A scarlet letter? A sash emblazoning “unclean” across their chest??
 

I would much prefer cruising with a fully vaccinated population and see enforcement as potentially problematic.

Easier to identify the vaxxed than the unaxxed.  Maybe a wristband. If you have the band you don't need the mask.

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19 minutes ago, Ken the cruiser said:

Since $178 is not divisible by 3, it just may be "per test" which would definitely be an eye opener when you got for final cruise bill. Something those that aren't planning on getting vaccinated prior to the cruise would definitely want to verify. 😎

It doesn’t have to be divisible by 3, a simple 1 time charge to the on board account.

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For their Freedom OTS sailings, Royal Caribbean is providing wristbands to vaccinated passengers and punching a hole in the SeaPass card of unvaccinated passengers. It's a bit different because they're not sailing under the 95% vaccinated protocols, but I expect Celebrity will do something similar.

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2 minutes ago, WhiteSoxFan said:

Easily identifiable because they are wearing mask?

 

First unless the vaxxed are given a bracelet or something you won't know if the non mask wearing person that just passed you in the hall is vaxxed or not.  Second perhaps those mask wearers are just taking extra precautions.  Honestly, after going a year and a half with out a cold or the flu I may never fly or stand in an indoor crowd without a mask.  🙂

Also, people who didn't get the vaccine might have had Covid in the past.  The current science indicates that natural immunity from exposure is real.  And, yes, a lot of people who have been vaccinated are still wearing masks for their own reasons.  So, no reason to shun them. 

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They should do this for chair hogs, rude people and anyone we on cruise critic don’t like. 

I hope everyone realizes this is where society will never return to normal. Separating and identifying people who are “less desirable” make us worse not better - no matter what the circumstance is. It starts innocent and then people will get hurt. 

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