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Everything posted by monctonguy

  1. 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.. ?
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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?!
  7. 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!!!
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. Everything is better when you don't have to deal with Canada!....I have known this for along time......lol
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. Sometimes it pays to say things bluntly and honestly and not tip toe around the issue! While I have no desire to cruise Carnival, I have huge respect that they were willing to call the CDC's bluff on this. About time someone did.....
  17. Right?...so what is the issue.....makes ZERO sense
  18. hmm..no...really?! Here in Canada I think we know that..there has been no relaxation or rule changes for vaccinated people at all.(One vaccine I wont name isn't acceptable for Nurses here in Canada, hmm) Still wear a mask, social distance..and you can still get it and give it even when vaccinatted....so why would cruises or anything start based on that. Case #'s going up and down is a natural progression or a virus..happened last summer with NO vaccines so..... I feel its a long wait yet for cruising.....date wise...? Well it depends, are we talking back to normal cruising or full fleet or relaxed protocols when cruising again or?
  19. This why I am not even considering doing a cruise at this point...the amount of rules and regulations....not to mention so much can change in a day never mind a couple of months. WAY too much risk and stress to try and plan it all out. Oh..and the $1500 inside cabin rate kinda hurts too...... Its all a big no-no for me....
  20. 2021 is looking like a disaster as well...with the CDC now saying that US cruising wont restart till late 2021...I would say even cruising in or out of Canada in 2022 would be up in the air at this point.....i wouldnt count anything for sure till 2023 to be safe.!!
  21. Wow....that's insane....I mean, I may have pretty much thought and said it...but I was even holding out hope I was wrong..... My streak seems to be intact.......:( Makes me a little worried for our Nov cruise...its alot of planning and $ to tie up in hopes that 7 days after the CDC lifts we are good to go.....
  22. By March of 2022??!...if they aren't, we have WAY bigger problems in Canada than cruising.
  23. Sounds about right. I haven't heard much about the test cruises etc but initially it was going to be 30-60 days I think after the CDC allowed cruising to start to do the test cruises. So even if that happens in the next few weeks, it would be highly unlikely cruises in June would take place. I think by July or shortly thereafter we will see some movement, at least for US citizens as vaccinations will be all done for a cpl mths at that point.
  24. I am not surprised at all. We are sooo slow that its going to be Sept before I get a vaccine here in Canada. So while Americans may be all done and partying by July 4th(or already in Florida) it aint happening like that here. We are "HOPING" by summer we can travel to our neighboring province to visit family without have to quarantine for a month(2weeks there and 2 weeks back). it's insane, but its the law here in Canada or at least for provinces on this side of the country. I am hoping my cruise in Nov will be ago...and I would be probably even willing to quarantine to make it happen when I get back. But I cant see why by end of Sept we wouldn't be able to travel back and forth assuming we are vaccinated! That being said, I am not looking at any other cruises till 2022 at this point.
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