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Everything posted by monctonguy

  1. Now if only the US would remove vaccine requiements for Canadians flying into the US!! But its MIUCH cheaper to drive to the US and then fly anyway's, which is what I always do now out of Bangor. 4 hr drive saves me thousands every year on flights! But I wouldn't get too exited....the app hasn't gone away..it can and will probably be implemented again in the very near future. I wouldn't count if out for long!
  2. I had to cancel my sailing on Serenade of the Seas in October, but was able to get the same class ship...same itinerary .....and even the same class of balcony room....so it worked out pretty well so far and the cruise was priced the same! Anyone else on this one to get away from the cold in the middle of winter??!!
  3. Had to cancel this cruise unfortunately ... disappointed not to make it on to Sernade...I had to move my cruise to January on Brilliance.
  4. Still looking and watching for some good deals on the drink and specialty restaurant packages...perhaps Labor Day weekend or?
  5. I am sooooo happy!!..what a relief for Canadians who need a day or two to travel prior to the cruise and have to figure out getting a test and results and then hoping that can still get on the cruise!! I have a 5 day in October and it doesn't go to Bahamas...yeah!...I will be avoiding any cruises that visit there if they keep their vaccine requirements and testing when all/most others places don't. 70 days till Serenade!!
  6. Sorry...I am anxious to get booking!!!!... I was surprised that NCL already had it updated on the documents when I booked this am, was hoping Royal had as well.....thats all.
  7. So now the CDC doesn't require a negative test to cruise out of the USA, but Royal hasn't changed? I just booked a great deal on a NCL cruise out of San Juan to NYC for next April....only requirement is to be vaxxed(of course that could change a million times but) its nice to see it starting o change. Hopefully Royal will do the same before my October cruise....I am looking at a January one with Royal as well, but wont officially book till the testing requirement is gone!
  8. Yeah no, that wont work either. I wouldn't fly through Toronto right now if you offered me a free cruise..lol.
  9. Not what i wanted to hear...its a logistical nightmare between flying, cruising, testing etc to try and make a vacation work. After 3 years of not cruising, I was really hoping to make it work in 2022, but its looking less and less likely at this point. At least with Royal. May have to start looking at other cruise lines that don't require it unfortunately if this remains much longer in place.
  10. I hope Royal follow soon..its a huge stress and risk for anyone who has to travel to cruise. Never mind the huge financial implications! I would think Royal will have to follow soon??!
  11. Looks like there are a few ppl doing that. Panama canal cruise is on the bucket list for me one day! Been watching the beverage package pricing....if anyone sees it on for a great deal, love to know!
  12. I see the debate is still alive and well..Covid didn't kill that..lol No idea why ppl cant get along and be ok with differences. I am sorry you need to walk on the other side of the pool deck to get to the buffet or you might need to gamble at a different time when its not so busy with "smokers"......but no, just ban it all and kick them off so you can do what you want when you want. I thought everyone was becoming more woke and inclusive in the USA these past couple of years... Typical mindset now of so many ppl out there.
  13. Anyone else booked or looking at this date? Got a great on a balcony cabin(first time ever booking a balcony), and had some FCC to use so really hoping this cruise works out!!!!
  14. According to the government website you can be denied boarding...fined..or jailed in covid camps. A least for us lucky Canadian citizens that's what it states. I wouldn't take a chance arriving without it....if you forget or cant get it done..be safer to STAY on the boat...till all this nonsense is over. Oh, and keep in mind that they are able to and do track you using the app. So if you do download it, delete as soon as you leave Canada. Big Brother is always watching....
  15. I hope its removed soon...its prevented me from booking multiple cruises so far, as I cant financially afford the risk of getting to the port and failing a covid test.
  16. 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..
  17. 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?
  18. 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..
  19. 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!
  20. 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
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.. ?
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