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  1. Ok..so it should work for both then...if I get the rapid NAAT....rapid molecular test...Abbott ID....as Royal will take a antigen test 2 days before boarding and Bermuda will take it as its a an NAAT test... Looks like no charge at the Bangor airport for that as well when I try to do a mock booking online..
  2. I did see the airport in Bangor offers the Abbot ID NO test..which is a NAAT test....results in 1-2 hrs..so that would be prefect for the cruise.....just questioning for Bermuda if hats 100% acceptable... this it what it says on the Bermuda site : "Fully vaccinated passengers may take either a COVID-19 NAAT (PCR, LAMP or TMA) test no more than 4 days before embarkation, or a supervised antigen test no more than 2 days before embarkation." But that wont work for Royal..as they require ONLY a PCR test, correct?
  3. Ok, so they still want a PCR test...up to 4 days before embarkation...and Royal requires it up to 2 days before....but it can take up to 72 hrs to get those PCR results most sites say.....so, how the heck is it all supposed to work out.. So confused and frustrated...I know it cant be that hard..thousands of people have already booked this cruise and have to do the same thing....but I just cant seem to figure it all out. Doesn't help that I would be driving from Canada to Maine, then flying to EWR the day before the cruise so a bit of a tight schedule and limited testing options..
  4. Not memorial day..but looking at booking a Bermuda cruise for June 4th out of Bayonne. Looks like tests are only drive -thru at Walgreens...we wont have a car so are there walk in options anywhere? As well, is the NAAT test adequate for Bermuda? It says on their site COVID-19 NAAT test but then in brackets it lists(PC, LAMP or TMA) ? help anyone?..I have the cruise on hold for 24 hrs while I try to figure this all out to se if its possible. Didn't think cruising was still so complicated!! frustrating!
  5. Thanks for all the welcome backs!...ha I would have thought the same, but it says on the Royal site that the tests have to be American though, unless I am really missing something. I would be flying from the US....(way cheaper) and we don need a test to drive across the border so not really sure what to do. i guess I need to do some more reading of the small print!...ha
  6. It stipulates on Royals site that to board a ship out of the US or San Juan, it has to be a test done in the USA.....international tests are not accepted..... Am i missing somethin here?
  7. Sorry to hijack this thread..but are they still giving double points to C&A members??!...have been out of the cruise loop for about 2 years now.... Just booked a cruise for October of this year and hoping to book one for this spring IF testing requirements drop.
  8. I am really hoping it goes away...for Canadians loooking to ceruise with Royal too its a pain......looking at a great deal on a cruise out of San Jaun...but Royal wont accept our tests in Canada and I am not flying all the way to San Juan to get a positive test and miss the cruise.... Testing needs to drop to make it enjoyable and less stressful at this point.
  9. Let me know when no masks required, will that change once the CDC drops this order???!...thats the only thing that matters to us to cruise. 2 years since our last cruise and looks like 2022 isnt shaping up to be much better based on all this. Really disappointing!
  10. US announced that they will NOT be re-opening the border to international travel anytime soon due to Delta...just announced this on Friday...so at this point it would be now be at least Sept or October at the earliest.....not booking any trips or cruises for the rest of 2021.. Now, lets see if 2022 is a write off....I wouldn't count on anything at this point the way things are going in the USA.. ?
  11. I cant imagine its worse than Air Canada....I'll take my chances as I could book 3 flights for the price of one with Air Canada....hopefully one of the 3 flights will make it for me....lol From Eastern Canada its insane to fly..so we always have to drive to Maine and then get a deal with a low cost carrier there...I am willing to give Flair a chance to see just how bad or good they are..I have looked at their add-ons...seems reasonable compared to the rest of the industry out here so to save almost $1000 per trip for us I will take a chance!
  12. Check out Flair airlines @Lovetocruise2002....we have direct flights to Florida starting in October for $99 each way.....if this stays like this, could be a game changer for us once we can fly and vacation with no masks!
  13. No sailing till 2022 now for me..its just turning into one delay and frustration after another....... It's all absurd..if they were "following the science", Canadians should be allowed into the US but not the other way around.....but even if they did, I am not vactionign with a mask on so no bueno! And with Cayman Islands not opening till at least 2022 to cruise ships, we have decided to cancel our November cruise on Brilliance......so it will be 2.5 years before we hope to cruise since the last one...holding out hope for our cruise booked in April 2022 out of San Juan.
  14. Wondering if anyone else out there has booked or looking at this cruise. Its a jam packed 7 night cruise and was quite a good deal when I booked. Airfare maybe an issue for us cost wise, but this is a dream cruise of destinations for us.....fingers crossed by April 2022 we will be ok to travel with no restrictions!
  15. I didn't think EOS had been upgraded to the app, but maybe they all had been before Covid 19 hit?. It feels like so long ago I cant remember to be honest. I have EOS booked for April 2022.....so I am sure by then its going to be there.....as it seems like everything is going this way?!
  16. I would think by next May or June you should be safe....anything before that is a gamble. I am looking at booking a cruise for April of 2022 and I am wary and not ready to commit yet. But to be honest..unless we end up with Covid waves 6 through 10 around North American, it should be fine by next spring/summer..I wouldn't plan anything for winter of 2022 in or out of Canada stil at this point. we have 70.3% of our population vaccinated here in NB..and we still cant visit dying family or travel or attend a sport event or music or not wear masks everywhere....we are WAY behind the USA when it comes to relaxing those restrictions!!!
  17. Airfare is atrocious as usual.... costs me about $600 to fly to Toronto from here(1.5-2hr hr flight)...its going to terrible for a long while here I think.
  18. 100% BANG ON....so I hope that they actually do exclude Canada for at least a few years to teach then a lesson..sometimes tough love is needed. Lets be honest..its never been about health and safety or following the science.....lol...it's just Canada being Canada..run by the closest thing to a dictatorship/socialist country when its come to Covid and all the implications and fall out!
  19. I am sure this is the feeling of many Canadians...along with keeping the borders closed, masks on, no social interaction and full government control and loss of liberties. As I said, don't count on anything changing in Canada by even next year from where it is now!
  20. Everything is better when you don't have to deal with Canada!....I have known this for along time......lol
  21. Better hope that they extend that work around if you want to cruise in 2022 to Alaska...I highly doubt it will be business as usual here by then. 75% of population doubled dosed to remove restrictions here is the current political garbage they are feeding us. I would bet AGAINST ever reaching those #'s in Canada.... I predict that masks will be here for ever based on current government speak and mandates. We are currently locked down and not even able to visit dying family in our own country......we are at 50% one dose and 3% second dose and vaccines have been out for almost 6 months.,... Just saying...
  22. Nope....wont be cruising with those rules. I am ok with the vaccine requirement, but not the mask on top of it...end of story. Pretty simple really.
  23. I have to be honest..I have stopped watching and reading and looking. Doesn't matter to me now when it re-starts as wearing masks is a no-go for me. I would say my Nov cruise will be a lost cause for sure. If we need 95% of cruises vaccinated with TWO doses and we still have to wear a mask....that's just insane.
  24. Can someone let me know when cruising resume with NO masks required. Nothing cruise wise matters for me till then. Hopefully by then(if and when it ever happens) I will be allowed to leave my country and not be sent to a Covid camp upon return and fined thousands. But seriously, I cant keep track of all the changes and rules. So when things are back to normal for the Royal and the cruise industry..there should be something pinned to the top of this site to let everyone know and to cut back and prevent on going questions and what ifs!
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