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Gears last won the day on August 27 2020

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    Relaxing on a cruise ship deck. Aspiring Diamond Concierge.

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  1. PR has had the requirement for a while. We "were" scheduled on a cruise out of PR and that was on the entry to the country requirement list.
  2. Canada now has the same requirement as of January 7th for anyone 5 years of age or older. Of course...there are countries where flights originate on a 'temporary exception list' where a test result is not required to board the plane...primarily because these countries do not have the capacity to test and provide results within 72 hours. Alas...flights have arrived from these countries where the entire flight - all rows - has been identified as potentially exposed to C19. Even with a negative test a 14 day quarantine on return is required.
  3. Just landed in my inbox today...looks like a go.
  4. Hang on a minute... Your first post says "So we made what we thought was the best decision and canceled our trip." Your second post says: "If things were different and we canceled then I can see them keeping the deposit."
  5. Any and all 'Port Shopping' seminars... One of our first cruises...naively thought this was a good idea. Ended up being "Make sure you visit the Diamonds International and pick yourself up some rare crap-o-lite jewelry!". Curious how there is a Diamonds International at every port of call...
  6. Here's a link to an FDA FAQ page. Not a great deal of certainty on many topics. https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions
  7. @monctonguy Same here. I remember back in the day (March 2020) when the plan was to extend March break by two weeks and everything would open up again by the first week of April. The no need wear a mask, it's 'low risk', no need to close borders, it's 'low risk'. Now it's a province wide shutdown (again!...rinse & repeat expecting a different outcome) and you can get an $800 ticket for having too many people in your house. Meanwhile, increasing lockdown measures over the past 6-8 weeks and the cases/day numbers either still go up or stay the same. I don't think they (or anybody) really
  8. I think the media headlines have led the public in general to believe the vaccine is some sort of 'cure-all bubble shield'. The number of hospitalizations and deaths will certainly plummet considerably overall...the population will be far 'less sick'. Discontinuation...nope.
  9. I think you are going to see vaccinations being a requirement of countries of ports of call factoring into a cruise line requirement as well.
  10. Wife and husband portrait on a formal night. The folder of pictures is like a time machine...
  11. I'm hearing business opportunity...for someone with time. @Lovetocruise2002??
  12. We have requested refunds through this link on the health and travel alerts page. If I try to enter the same booking number again the system tells me there is already a refund request being processed. https://cancellation.royalcaribbean.com/?brand=R&_ga=2.229053980.1074290171.1608209331-1417170877.1594931665 However, on my profile, there is no record or reference of any bookings, refund requests or FCC amounts. In fact, the only notification received was refunds for Cruise Planner purchases using OBC. If I didn't actually know about the bookings and refund requests, I wouldn't kn
  13. Our final payment was November 20 for cruises cancelled on December 2nd. We are submitting a dispute to our credit card company for the charges based on 'cancelled services'. Although we have submitted refund requests to RCI...I can't say I have any confidence that said refunds will be processed in a reasonable time based on people's actual experience.
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