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Everything posted by monctonguy

  1. Guess I was getting excited for nothing...if those are the "new normal" cruise prices, I wont ever be able to cruise again. it wont be Covid-19 that will stop me from cruising, it will be the $$$. Those are insane prices!
  2. I am looking at a cruise on Jewel of the Seas for April 2022...but it lists stops in key West AND Cayman Islands...both of which are iffy at this point. Surprised Royal would still be offering these knowing its highly unlikely they could port at either??! Am I missing something or has something changed recently? Its a great deal and a ship i have never been on with a couple great stops..not sure if its worth the risk to book..I certainly wouldn't do that or pay that if it turns into 2 seas days instead??!
  3. Wash, rinse, repeat.... There will always be something to keep it going I
  4. Its at like 94% now....those stats are like a month old Meanwhile...Canada went from 2.69 to 3.8%....its painful
  5. There will not be any cruises in May with Royal so it doesn't matter either way really.
  6. Astra-Zeneca just approved for use here in Canada...so that's our 3 approved vaccine....good news. On the flip side....we have vaccinated only 1.7 million ppl since Dec15ish......so a very very slow process here......
  7. The government will never allow that...even though no tourists would come ashore..ppl here would be in an outrage at the thoughts of that... Ppl here are so brainwashed about Covid, that the vandalize cars of fellow Canadians if the license plate is from not around here......that should tell you all you need to know. Why doesn't the US change their own stupid law and solve the problem...like really?......
  8. I have a hard time thinking any cruise line is going to have its full fleet operational in 9 mths.....its going to be 2-3 mths after the CDC gives the go ahead for test cruises right?....so right now that would be June to start....add in the logistics of all crew being vaccinated(if they are from Canada they wouldn't be till the fall) plus with all the travel restrictions still out there...not happening! I am cautiously optimistic that shorter cruises out of Florida will be ago by the fall(maybe cause I have one booked..lol)....but if cases of Covid were to start to pop up on any cruise line, I have no doubts the CDC would shut it all down again very quickly.
  9. Could be something to do with the CDC expected to come out with something soon(any day now) according to Richard Fain......and it sounds like it may ne an actual step by step or concrete plan towards opening up cruising. I would also think that the success of the vaccine roll-out in the US is making things look much much better towards things starting to open up for travel related isues. Shares of Royal are up over 25% in the past week or so as well. All positive things for sure.
  10. Nightmare waiting to happen..... How would you ever prove that? Good luck if any official from the airport to the port to the cruise company to any of the destinations you want to travel with have any concerns about hand written vaccination record!
  11. So then to bring it back to the topic of this post.......who cares if the crew is vaccinated??!...they can still get Covid, the can still give Covid, spread Covid, get sick from Covid,...and we will still need to wear masks, quarantine and social distance.? Boy, makes a great case for this vaccine.......and doesn't give me much hope for anything opening or returning to normal anytime soon...I may have to rethink my predictions now to 2023 based on all these facts i have been presented here..lol
  12. You state..."yes, you can still get it"........well hello....if you can still get it after being vaccinated, that's the whole problem...no??!...what the hell am I missing ppl. I am not a doctor..but the top doctor in Canada who controls us tells this....(your equivalent of Dr. Facui) I am quoting her word for word,,,,,,I can post links here if noone believes me.....I don't get it.... masks, social distancing and you can still give it and get it after being vaccinated...all facts according to Canada..... So I base all my comments and thoughts around Covid and the impact based on what the top Doctor in Canada tells us everyday on the news.....we are not going to be able to travel or leave the country without quarantining even once vaccinated we have been told....at least for the near future. Why do you think Canada is blocking cruise ships till at least Feb 2022...everyone in Canada is supposed to be vaccinated by Sept of 2021??...hmmmm Everything I have posted above is FACT......anyone can PM me for direct links and quotes but please don't accuse me of not knowing what I am talking about or I am wrong....
  13. Only if you have been vaccinated in the past 3 months.....so there's that about it......?
  14. It doesn't in Canada....you can still get it and give it even when vacinnated......
  15. Thats INSANE..I have never heard that in over 2 decades of flying..cant imagine that's the norm..or perhaps it was a strange season......although out of Toronto flights are much cheaper than here on the east coast..it costs more for me just to fly to toronto than the whole cost of most of my cruises...and I can't cruise form Toronto so.... The US dollar also being worth 30-40% more helps as well for you guys....
  16. Hence the reason why a internationally accepted program will have to be brought into play.. Just like passports to travel...wasn't long ago when I could walk into a Caribbean country or the US for that matter with a drivers license....not any more.
  17. oh..I will be all over the early check in if at all possible...still disappointing to lose 3 plus hrs of the drink package on the first day but.....?
  18. I thought that boarding would START at 2pm(i will never be star class or have a Genie) and assumed it would be staggered.....so everyone just gets on at 2pm now? That seems counter-productive for what they are aiming to do. I was always on at 11am ...pretty sure there were times even when it started prior to that....I am sure that with Cvoid protocols between deep cleaning before turnaround and keeping everyone 6 feet apart in the terminal and while boarding(I cant imagine what a zoo it will be) that sail times will be delayed to allow for all of this. I am guessing many will not board till 5pm or later.....so in that case, half the first day is lost. That will be the new norm with sailing ....I am pretty confident in this. Time will tell.
  19. I am sure this will happen but disappointing. ....I will lose half a day of cruising as a result of this and takes away from that first day excitement for sure.
  20. You are trying the wrong bank....its nothing but guaranteed at my bank!
  21. Interesting to see cruises to Canada already posted. ? Canada has banned cruise ships till February 2022..I would NOT take a chance on booking a cruise for 3 mths later......not with Canadas tack record with Covid so far. Just a word of wisdom to all those anxious to book a cruise to or through Canadian waters....wait till 2023 to be safe at this point!
  22. Not surprised...although the vaccines doesn't prevent you from getting it or giving it to someone so I am not sure what the point is really. Vaccine cards/passport will be the norm in the next couple years...for flying, cruising, hotels stays concert events etc... That's my next prediction of what will come next from this pandemic......you can take this prediction to the bank too!!
  23. Give it a month and it will be cancelled. They cancelled up to April back in Dec or early Jan?..... it will be cancelled...just a question of when.
  24. Too cold here for that right now..lol......-30 with windchill and out west -50 or colder.......think they were doing that in NY state and maybe a few others?!
  25. There is no tourism travel allowed across land borders..only air....so this rule doesn't affect most of us here. Could it effect essential workers...i hope not as its getting worse and worse with all the rules and regulations for them. Air Canada just cancelled many more routes and laid off hundreds more. We hardly have no air service left, no cruising allowed till 2022 and now land crossings are even harder for those who are "Allowed" to cross it...so we can eat and not starve to death. We are going backwards....way backwards with this. If anyone thinks we are closer to travel again....think again!!! AND they aren't coming up with all these rules and tests and regulations and forced quarantine camps for a cpl days or weeks....we are still talking in terms or months if not years.
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