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  1. Dunno...maybe it has something to do with where I am searching from.
  2. Certainly some inconsistent things being seen... We have B2B booked on the FOS out of San Juan Feb 21 and Feb 28 (2021). Both 7 nights each. Both show on our Upcoming Cruises listing. However, in using the 'Find a Cruise' tool on the RCL website, the Feb 21 sailing is listed as available to book, but the Feb 28 sailing is not listed at all. All other sailings before and after are there. Maybe it's full, who knows.
  3. You came to the right place. You're going to need a bigger inbox...
  4. Learned some things from our bio-tech lab chemists today... The Pfizer vaccine has shipping and storage requirements due to stability challenges. Apparently, shipping and storage requirements are...-80 deg C. The vaccine deteriorates rapidly if not stored at or below that temperature. Not the end of the world obviously, but will certainly present some logistical hurdles.
  5. Which leads to a thought... While I am no expert on bankruptcy laws in various countries, I do understand that a consumer's deposit on an unfulfilled service/product can turn the consumer into a creditor in the event of bankruptcy proceedings and possibly result in the deposit(s) becoming discharged debt. Restricted sailings, reduced capacity, unsuccessful trial cruises, and etc. and etc. can only go on for so long. I have to wonder...where is the line where RCL (or any cruise line) is better off from their business point of view to declare some sort of level of bankruptcy?
  6. They're working on deploying the rapid test at CDN airports for arrivals to avoid the 14 day quarantine if they test negative. I believe the first deployment is Calgary...haven't seen a schedule after that.
  7. Many are stuck, yes. Some choosing not to go and those who would usually drive (with vehicle, belongings, etc.) can't cross. There are stories of people who have a summer place/cottage here that are not winterized. They are having challenges finding alternative accommodations for the winter.
  8. It's the specification of land crossing. We don't get it either, but it has been looked at and the questions asked. Here's a couple of news articles: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-u-s-border-closure-fly-travel-covid-19-1.5754763 https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/why-can-canadians-still-fly-to-the-u-s-it-s-not-up-to-canada-1.5107317
  9. Not widely known, only land crossings are restricted to essential travel. Canadians can still fly to the US (and vise versa). Link below, second paragraph under Content. https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1596?language=en_US#:~:text=On March 21%2C 2020%2C the,EDT on November 21%2C 2020. There is no restriction to leave Canada. Canadian citizens and landed immigrants can certainly return to Canada, upon which they must quarantine for 14 days, etc. Our government choses to be 'less specific' aboot it.
  10. Thanks for sharing! Maybe you could go back and sign up as crew??
  11. Took a minute to click on that one...LOL!!
  12. Ummmm...did you edit out the 'twangster' watermark from that picture?
  13. Ding! Ding! We don't have any interest to get on a cruise ship as transportation to a land resort. Not our personal interest when it comes to cruising. Other's mileage may vary. I think in general...reduced capacity (for the foreseeable future) will result in reduced numbers @ CocoCay in comparison to their original plan...unless they start pushing more ships and/or capacity there.
  14. I'm not seeing it as less cruising out of SJU as much as RCL trying to jam as many people as possible to CocoCay.
  15. Our Freedom cruises booked for end of February and beginning of March in 2021...same cruises in 2022 are +60% in cost.
  16. And Arlington Stadium is chock-loaded with fans in the stands for the NLCS. No probe.
  17. Norway will be a Radiance class ship. Certainly fewer things for teens to do in comparison to larger ships. And you're getting into 'Arctic Circle' zone. You might also be too close to the bow thrusters...no CK. Teens in July...I would go with the Greek Isles. No teens...Norway.
  18. Depends if you just want the option to go outside from your stateroom or you want a balcony for the purposes of having a spectacular view. It's not possible to say a specific stateroom will have a spectacular view as it's subjective. One day you could have a spectacular view of the Pitons in St. Lucia and the next you're looking at shipping containers or a fuel depot. We've never had a bad experience with a GTY balcony.
  19. There will no doubt be nuances and details to be worked out. This is also a proposal document, not a firm implementation plan yet. I have a hard time thinking they will discontinue consecutive cruises. After all, they know where you've been. Personally, I would sit tight and let them tell you different from what you have booked if that ends up being the case. You will in all likelihood get something out of it if that happens. Full disclosure, we're B2B in Feb/Mar out of San Juan. No intention of changing or cancelling anything by us.
  20. Not clear on what you mean. Assume by Back 2 Back you mean two separate cruises such as one seven night itinerary followed by a different seven night itinerary, but on the same ship? Or one itinerary on one ship followed by a second itinerary on a second ship embarking/disembarking at the same port (same or different cruise line)?
  21. Hmmmm...125% FCC might not go as far as originally thought?
  22. Correct, that's RBC Bank. The RBC Gold USD Visa is offered by RBC Royal Bank (Canada) and is not connected to RBC Bank (USA).
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