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  1. My wife and I were actually talking about just that the other day. I can see a scenario where they say, in order to cruise, you must either show proof of vaccination or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours or something like that.
  2. Australia's COVID restrictions were much harsher than anything the CDC or states ever put in place. They're currently averaging less than 30 new cases per day. Adjusted for population, that would be the equivalent of 394 new cases per day in the United States, as compared with the 60,000 new cases the US actually had yesterday. So using the Australia photo to critique CDC policies is apples-to-oranges. That said, @mattymay's point is very valid for Australia--it seems really bizarre why they would allow an event like in that photo but not allowing cruising.
  3. This is correct. It's extremely complicated, but the short version is that foreign-flagged cruise ships fall under federal jurisdiction. So the state regulations wouldn't apply. Privately, I'm sure the cruise lines are hoping the federal government will be the "bad cop" and require vaccines instead of doing through cruise line policies. That said, the lines are keenly aware of what is at stake of any negative publicity from someone catching COVID on a cruise. (Think about every time you hear a story about a norovirus outbreak on a ship and then multiply that times a million.) So they're go
  4. @KristiZ Perfect. Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks!
  5. I am currently scheduled on a 10-night cruise over Christmas and New Year's (fingers crossed it actually happens). There is currently a pretty good price on the UDP, but in the fine print it says "Holiday Celebration Dinners are not included with this package." But I can't find any information about what that actually entails. Is it a certain menu or certain restaurants on holidays that would be ineligible? Or does that mean you can't use the UDP at all on those holidays?
  6. Just booked a Labadee cabana for a Christmas cruise. It's not much, but it's nice --for the first time in a long time--to have a glimmer of hope that cruise might actually happen.
  7. I never knew this was something I needed until this exact moment. That would be a lot of fun.
  8. Only one right now (Christmas 2021), but just trying to pin down dates and itineraries for spring break and summer 2022.
  9. The joys of headline writers trying to come up with clickbait. They misspelled "99.999% of fully vaccinated Floridians were not infected and there were zero cases of serious disease or deaths."
  10. I think there will be cruises by December. The wild card for us is will they allow cruises longer than 7 nights.
  11. Not holding out high hopes it will actually happen, but next one booked is 12/24/21 -- 10 night on Vision of the Seas out of FLL.
  12. Not optimistic it'll actually happen, but keeping fingers crossed for my Christmas cruise (junior suite for 10 nights) will happen for just that reason. Well, for lots of reasons. But that's a big one.
  13. Thanks everyone. I hadn't cruised out of FLL in a while, so can't say I'd really been keeping up with it. This is helpful information.
  14. Tentatively planning a group continuing education cruise for work in July 2022. When we've done this in the past, we've gone out of Ft. Lauderdale, so that was the first place I looked. But when I search available cruises out of FLL, it shows up with no cruises from May through October, 2022. Just curious if this is a website glitch or if there is actually something going on that RC is taking a break from Lauderdale? Just found it curious.
  15. OK, now I feel really dumb for never thinking about double-booking. Guess I just assumed the system wouldn't let you have overlapping reservations. We have a 10-day cruise booked over Christmas 2021 and am a little nervous about CDC's whole "no cruises longer than 7 days" thing. May look into covering our bases and research refundable fares on one or two shorter cruises.
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