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  1. To question #1, yes, just as I "roll the dice" every day when I go to work, Target, etc. To #2, no, if I was not feeling sick, boarded the cruise, and then later found out that I was infectious, I would not feel guilty.
  2. I'm legitimately confused/amazed that nearly 30% of people claim that they would voluntarily test themselves for an infection, at cost to themselves and risking their entire vacation, when not required to do so and not experiencing symptoms.
  3. No, that ended as well. They went from most restrictive testing regime to least restrictive overnight.
  4. I saw that Viking dropped all pre-cruise testing yesterday (except where required like US and Canada). If they can do it, RCI and other lines can too (at least overseas). As others have said, pre-cruise testing really sucks a lot of the joy out of the pre-cruise period since you have no idea if you’re going on the trip until two days before.
  5. Every day that goes by makes it less likely. Delta and other airlines made removal of the requirement seem imminent in April. Now it's June.
  6. Celebrity briefly changed its Italy pre-cruise test requirement to two days before for up to date pax. Unfortunately it switched back to one day before today. Very difficult for those traveling from the US, especially if your cruise departs on a Monday. (Not sure if Royal pulled a similar switcheroo, but figured I'd pass it along.)
  7. Needs to happen immediately. What a pointless waste of time and resources at this point.
  8. Similar experience at Port Canaveral two weeks ago (Harmony). No enforcement whatsoever of boarding times. Maybe other ports enforce it, and maybe my cruise was an outlier, but you could have arrived at any time after ~10:30, gotten in line, and boarded the ship. No one was checking.
  9. I have never tipped anything beyond the mandatory gratuities.
  10. This may vary from port to port, but I can tell you that at Port Canaveral few weeks ago, no one was enforcing the check in time in any way. Late, early, no one would ever know, because no one was asking or checking. YMMV.
  11. One day before boarding is what X is doing for Italy too. Pretty challenging for people traveling from the US. Guess they really want to sell you those proctored tests!
  12. In other protocol news, the Windjammer is fully self service on Harmony. I was under the impression crew was still serving guests, but that’s apparently no longer the case.
  13. If this applies to cruise lines, cruising from the UK will simply cease to exist.
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