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Rene Desmarais

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  1. on my brother's recent Freedom sailing, he asked for a booze card and was told, they no longer offer it.
  2. my wife doesn't drink alcohol period(cost savings). so my option would be to get 1 to 2 boozy drinks per day. it's too bad they don't offer the card (like the coffee card) anymore.
  3. you can try https://www.travelguard.ca/travel-insurance/all-inclusive
  4. my brother was telling me he was speaking with a resident island Crew member. He mentions the plan was to have 4 islands. Coco Cay, Labadee converted and an Australia location. He forgot the 4th location. As well they plan on adding a Lazy river in CoCo Cay. Also he claims RCG purchased a resort in Nassau..
  5. My Brother received is 3rd dose "Booster" in Mid-Dec. Based on that he was cleared to travel if he needed to go back. The agent advised us the required time to Quarantine for his wife. the 6 months time frame is in the CDC guidelines. the agent sent him the CDC explanation as justification. How does Symphony, Rhapsody and Freedom fit into this? this was an observation. he said as Freedom was leaving (4:30PM??) CoCo Cay for Miami, he noticed Symphony & Rhapsody pulling in to dock. Now I'm trying to figure out why those 2 ships were docking? Maybe supplies? Change of crew? no clue
  6. My brother and his family rencently went on a cruise. my sister-in-law tested positive for covid at the airport. My brother and his 2 daughters tested negative. They received a call from dept of Health Florida and requested vaccine proof for all familly members. His wife has to quarantine for 11 days. 10yr old only received her 1st shot so she counts as not vaxed. They said she has to stay in the U.S to quarantine for 5 days. 16yr old had her 2nd shot in July 2021. She is also to quarantine in the U.S for 5 days as it has been more than 6 months since her 2nd shot. The agent emailed my brother the cdc guidance concerning the 6 month thing. My brother was the only one that was allowed to returned. If he would have known about the 6 month thing, they would have never left for a cruise vacation. Good thing we have familly in Lake Placid FL He also mentioned both Symphony and Rhapsody of the seas were getting ready to dock at CoCo Cay when Freedom was leaving to sail back to Miami
  7. Cancelled Sailings Last updated January 7th, 2022 As a result of the ongoing COVID-related circumstances around the world, and in an abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International is pausing operations for the following ships: • Vision of the Seas’ return to cruising is postponed until March 7, 2022 • Serenade of the Seas sailings from January 8 – March 5, returning after dry dock on April 26, 2022 • Jewel of the Seas sailings from January 9 – February 12, returning on February 20, 2022 • Symphony of the Seas sailings from January 8 – January 22, returning on January 29, 2022 We regret having to cancel our guests’ long-awaited vacations and appreciate their loyalty and understanding. Our top priority is always the well-being of our guests, our crew and the communities we visit. Despite stringent health and safety measures, including vaccination and testing requirements for guests and crew, and extensive contingency planning, we have had to move forward with this decision. Guests booked on these cancelled sailings are receiving assistance and compensation options, including a full refund. Guests have been notified by email of their compensation options. Our teams will continue to consider every option and resource to keep cruising safe and enjoyable as the world and the cruise industry continue to adapt.
  8. Cancelled Sailings Last updated January 7th, 2022 As a result of the ongoing COVID-related circumstances around the world, and in an abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International is pausing operations for the following ships: • Vision of the Seas’ return to cruising is postponed until March 7, 2022 • Serenade of the Seas sailings from January 8 – March 5, returning after dry dock on April 26, 2022 • Jewel of the Seas sailings from January 9 – February 12, returning on February 20, 2022 • Symphony of the Seas sailings from January 8 – January 22, returning on January 29, 2022 We regret having to cancel our guests’ long-awaited vacations and appreciate their loyalty and understanding. Our top priority is always the well-being of our guests, our crew and the communities we visit. Despite stringent health and safety measures, including vaccination and testing requirements for guests and crew, and extensive contingency planning, we have had to move forward with this decision. Guests booked on these cancelled sailings are receiving assistance and compensation options, including a full refund. Guests have been notified by email of their compensation options. Our teams will continue to consider every option and resource to keep cruising safe and enjoyable as the world and the cruise industry continue to adapt.
  9. did they add a Starbucks during the amplification?
  10. I'm helping my brother-in-law getting prepared for his trip. His child is unvaxed and requires a PCR test for pre-cruise requirements. We are trying to find a link via mobile app and royal account to upload the PCR test results? Is there such a thing? or does his bring the paper proof with him at embarkation?
  11. question: Would this avoid the mask policy if someone walks around the ship with a drink in their hands? Just an honest question.. I wouldn't do that, plus my wife doesn't drink.. so lol.
  12. Well that's good news for January cruisers.
  13. Sorry???? I honestly don't understand your comment. I don't know what the reasoning behind RCL's decision to stop offering the PCR testing to return home. But I'm pretty sure it's not our beloved Canadian federal government asking RCL to stop offering free tests for Canadians to return home
  14. true.... USD to CAD conversion 231.00 CAD per I can see alot of international Travel cancelling
  15. At both facilities, there is no age requirement but patients under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Discounts for MIA employees who present an airport ID are available. Test costs range from $79 to $179. The Central Terminal facility, operated by Communitel and Family Rehab, Inc. and located at MIA’s Concourse E ground level median in front of Door 11,provides Antigen and Rapid PCR tests with results within 15 minutes and PCR tests with results within 40 minutes. The facility is open daily 24 hours a day for walk-ins and scheduled appointments. For testing costs or to schedule an appointment, call 305-869-1161. Customers will receive a written test result, or results can be emailed upon request. MIA’s South Terminal testing facility, operated by Nomi Health and located near the Concourse H TSA Checkpoint on the departures level at Door 20,provides Antigen, PCR, and Rapid PCR tests daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for walk-ins and scheduled appointments. PCR test results are provided within 24 hours, Rapid PCR test results within one hour with an oral swab, and Antigen results are available within 15 minutes. Notifications and results are provided to customers via text and/or email. For testing costs or to schedule an appointment, visit the Nomi Health website or call (305) 280-0694; toll free at (833) 685-0700.
  16. you can leave the ship early in the morning, ex: 7:30am get the PCR test at the port, wait for the results then head over to the airport. I think there's enough time. I'm sure others with more experience will chime in
  17. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/when-to-take-a-test-if-traveling-to-us-from-another-country International Re-Entry Testing Options Many international travelers will require a negative COVID-19 test result for re-entry into their country of residence. Please see below for options available to you on your sailing. Be sure to familiarize yourself with your country’s specific requirements prior to scheduling your re-entry test. For Guests Sailing before January 5, 2022 You can schedule a COVID-19 test onboard prior to debarkation day to complete your International Re-Entry Testing requirement. Details on scheduling your test will be provided once onboard. For Guests Sailing on or after January 5, 2022 Optional onboard testing to satisfy your International Re-Entry Testing requirement will no longer be available. However, if your country requires a COVID-19 test, you have various ways to complete this testing requirement nearby upon debarking the ship. Note that Royal Caribbean is not affiliated with these providers in any way. Testing costs vary by location and should be paid directly to the provider. These options will be communicated to you once onboard in greater detail. At the Terminal — For your convenience, you can take a rapid PCR or antigen COVID-19 test right at the terminal upon debarking the ship and depart. Results will be emailed to you shortly after. At the Airport — Guests traveling directly to the airport can schedule their rapid PCR or antigen COVID-19 test to be taken on-site with a test provider at the airport. Local Testing Sites — If you’re staying in the area, there are various locations close to the terminal, the airport and hotels in the area where you can complete PCR or antigen COVID-19 testing. Pricing for these tests varies by test type and location.
  18. upsetting news, concerning the masks Now for international travelers coming back home, Royal no longer offering PCR tests. Wow https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/when-to-take-a-test-if-traveling-to-us-from-another-country
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