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  1. Hi, Wondering if the drink vouchers for D, D+, and P are valid on embarkation day?
  2. We will be on a southbound cruise from Seward to Vancouver at the end of the week. We are in the process of filling out the ArriveCAN form prior to embarkation. We are fully vaccinated (so no quarantine is required) and will fly back to the US the afternoon of disembarkation. When filling out the ArriveCAN form it asks us to enter the full address in Canada where we will be staying. An address is required where you may be contacted in the next 14 days, or during your stay (if less). We are going from the cruise port to the airport. Do I put in the address of the airport? I can put in our home address, because it won't accept a US address.
  3. Pffsh. 140 days is nothing. 917 days here. We booked our Alaska cruise November 25, 2019, originally leaving on May 31, 2021. That, of course, didn't happen, and we rebooked for May 30, 2022. 917 days from the date of the original booking.
  4. That's a good point, @SpeedNoodles! I never considered testing from the ship the morning of disembarkation.
  5. We will be doing an Alaska cruise in a few weeks, disembarking in Vancouver and then flying back to the US. In order to fly back to the US we need to do a COVID test no more than one day prior to the flight, which would be the last full day of the cruise, which is a sea day. We have the surf internet package. Will that be enough to do a video call without buffering or being really choppy? The other option is to test either at the Vancouver airport or the cruise terminal when we get off the ship. But, of course, that option is more expensive. I don't want to buy and bring test kits only to find out we can't make a video call from the ship, with the "surf" internet. Has anyone been able to do a video call from the ship with just the basic surf internet?
  6. One thing to maybe think about is if there is an emergency at home, do you want to know about it, because are you going to be able to do anything about it? A few years ago we were going on a cruise, and my grandma was scheduled to go into hospice care around the same time. My mom asked me if grandma were to pass while we were on the ship, did I want her to let me know? After thinking about it, I said no, because there would be nothing I could do, and it would put a damper on the rest of the vacation. And knowing about it wouldn't make her less dead. Same goes for our pets. We trust the people who take care of our pets to make whatever decisions they deem necessary should an emergency happen. As to your question, if it is something that doesn't require something from you right that very instant, they can text you or call and leave a message and the next port you are in, you should be able to read and respond to it or listen to your voicemail.
  7. Yes, I just checked the Deluxe Beverage Package price for our Nav cruise out of LA next April, $102/per day! We've never spent more then about $55 Edit: They've already knocked it down
  8. We are sailing on ML in a few weeks from Seward. Prior to joining the ship, we are doing a Celebrity Cruise Tour. I know we need a COVID test no more than two days before the land portion starts, which we will do before we leave home. Then we also need one no more than two days before the cruise starts. On boarding day (Friday) we take a bus from Denali to Seward to join the ship. I've read somewhere that they will stop somewhere in Anchorage where people can get COVID testing done. But, then I've also read that isn't true, that we need to either bring a self-test with us and do the testing (via tele-health monitoring) on our own, or arrange testing on our own. When I called Celebrity they said they will stop in Anchorage for testing, but I don't know if the person understood my question. Would anyone happen to know if they will be stopping somewhere for testing? I am sure it will be more expensive, but it would probably be more convenient. And I've also read that if you do the monitored at home test, that you can't use a cell phone or tablet for that, it has to either be a desktop or laptop computer. Which would be really inconvenient to have to bring a desktop computer!
  9. We have an Alaska cruise coming up in June that disembarks in Vancouver. From what I can tell a negative COVID test is needed to re-enter the U.S. and must be taken no more than one day prior to the flight. The cruise ends, and our flight back to the U.S. is on a Friday. I think at-home tests are permitted if they are monitored via tele-health (just like Royal Caribbean's requirement). The day before the flight is a sea day for us. We have an internet package, but I think we have a surf package, so I don't know we'd be able to make a video call so that the test could be monitored. Would it be easiest to just do the test at the Vancouver airport the morning of the flight? Or does anyone know if they will accept an at-home test that wasn't monitored via tele-health in order to re-enter the U.S.?
  10. Does your toddler get seasick? Dramamine makes most people sleepy. Bonine might be another option.
  11. If you have a prescription for something it shouldn't be banned anywhere. Unless medication was supposed to be in quotes. But not once have I ever been asked about what medications I am bringing. I am curious to know who do you think is going to ask?
  12. The cruise was paid off at the end of February. The flights weren't set for ticketing until April 9. When we originally booked the flights with Celebrity, we booked the only nonstop flight available in Prem. Economy. It's about a 5h 45m flight. (We live in a Delta hub) They could reinstate us on that same flight, but only in coach, since Prem. Econ was sold out. We decided we'd rather have the Prem. Economy even if that meant adding in a connection. Now we have a 3h 30m flight to Seattle, 90 minute connection and a 3h 45m flight to Fairbanks. We've gone from 5h 45m of travel time to 8h 45m
  13. So, a bit of an update on this. On Friday 4/15 a Celebrity Engagement Supervisor called me and explained there are two ways the reservation will get canceled by the airline. 1) Celebrity only holds space with the airline and then will send a whole bunch of reservations to be ticketed at the same time. They said it has happened where the airline has canceled space and resold it before it gets sent for ticketing 2) Sometimes things just get missed. The supervisor wouldn't say it, but this is what happened to ours. I called on FbC on 4/12 and asked when the reservation should have been ticketed, and they said 4/9, but it never got ticketed. Later I would come to learn that it was sent to ticketing on 4/9 and should have been ticketed automatically, but failed because of a schedule change, that no one there ever acknowledged. So ticketing failed. It then got sent to a failed ticketing queue and someone should have researched it to determine why it wasn't ticketed and get it ticketed. But that didn't happen. And as a result because it wasn't ticketed by the ticketing deadline Delta canceled the reservation. While we were talking the supervisor gave me my other flight options, one was an earlier option and the other was a later option. I said, we'd probably do the earlier, she added that to the notes and she said someone would call to re=book us. Later that day I talk to the wife, who said she'd rather do the later flights. No problem I think, when they call to re-book I will just have them book the later flights The next day, Saturday we get a call from the ticketing department. And we get the flights re-booked, and I can see on the Delta website the flights were ticketed. I am thinking good, everything is finally resolved. Monday evening (4/18) get an email from Celebrity flight change notification. I thought it was just the confirmation from the Saturday conversation. Checked the departure times, they re-booked us on the earlier flight, after they had already ticketed us on the later flights we wanted. Checked Delta.com and yep they re-booked us on the earlier flight. Call FbC and asked why they re-booked us again, when we talked to ticketing and got re-booked on the flights we wanted. They were gone for about twenty minutes trying to figure it out, They said what appears to have happened is when we talked to the supervisor on Friday and she put the notes in the reservation that was sent to a department to be worked on. On Monday they worked on it, but never saw, or never read the notes from ticketing from Saturday that we decided to go with the later flights and were booked and ticketed on those. So they canceled those flights and put us on the earlier flights. The person I talked to said they will send for the later flights to be reinstated, and it should take 48-72 hours. Another supervisor called Tuesday and apologized and said if we don't get the new confirmation by Thursday to call back. Nothing came, so called FbC back on Friday. That person said, the person Monday sent it to ticketing, but didn't put in the new flights. So they would need to resend it again, and it would be another 48-72 hours (not counting weekends). This morning I get a flight confirmation email from Celebrity, this time with the correct flights. Check the reservation on Delta.com and it's showing the correct flights. I am going to see if Delta is willing to take over the flight reservations, which should prevent Celebrity from making any more changes to it, since it won't belong to them anymore.
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