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  1. But then on Exclusion #26 it reads "Any act of terrorism or any medical condition you suffer or contract when an official travel advisory issued by the Government of Canada states, "Avoid all travel" regarding the country, region or city of your destination, before your effective date. To view the travel advisories, visit the Government of Canada Travel site. This exclusion does not apply to claims for any medical condition unrelated to the travel advisory." My interpretation is medical emergencies are covered including COVID-19 (if fully vaccinated) while on cruises if the travel advisory is "Avoid all non-essential travel" or lower. Currently, Government of Canada has "Avoid All Travel" advisory for cruises. Best to give Manulife a call to confirm before departing.
  2. Have you considered taking a helicopter from Windsor to Detroit? And then a taxi service from DTW back to Windsor when you return? https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/some-windsor-travellers-use-helicopter-to-get-across-border-to-detroit-1.5467057
  3. IMO, the US government is concerned with their southern neighbour's lower % of vaccination. If they were to open up their land borders, it would have to be both or none at all.
  4. Will Royal follow CDC's interpretation of fully vaccinated or Canada's interpretation which includes mixed vaccines regardless of type?
  5. With talks about possibly boosters, hopefully matching 2nd and 3rd dose shots will resolve this issue.
  6. You may make reservations while onboard. Usually on embarkation day, there will be staff somewhere in the Royal Promenade to book your specialty dining reservations. If you miss them in the Royal Promenade, they will most likely be making their rounds in the Windjammer Buffet on embarkation day.
  7. if you delete the app and re-install it after approx 90 days, they will give you a "welcome back" reward. I have received between 100k-500k Loyalty Points each time. I cycle through their other mobile apps such as Konami, Blackjack and Pop Slots. It is the easiest way to collect enough Loyalty Points for the $100 OBC voucher.
  8. If you are driving a Tesla, there is a 250kW Supercharger in Elizabeth, NJ approx 11 miles away. There is also a 75kW Supercharger in a parking garage approximately 8 miles away. I would choose the 250kW charger for the faster charging speeds. If you are planning to park in long-term lot, I would recommend charging the vehicle to 70%-80% prior. Turn off Sentry Mode so that it will not eat up battery while you are away. This should minimize "phantom drain".
  9. Ontario Superior Court ordered the Ontario government to reinstate it as it violates Canada Health Act. back in Sept 2020.
  10. OHIP Out-of-Country coverage is very limited. Out-of-Country inpatient services up to $400 per day and outpatient services up to $50 per day.
  11. Will Royal accept mixing of vaccines (AZ+Pfizer, Pfizer+Moderna) as being fully vaccinated?
  12. My shots were administered by our local health unit. They provided a print out (similar to receipt paper) for proof of vaccination and also an electronic copy was sent to my e-mail. Keeping those in our safe at home. Hope that is sufficient proof when we are cruising in Feb 2022.
  13. Victoria, BC do not want cruise ships. This is win-win!
  14. Wonderful news! I understand it is a loan condition Canada has to return the same number of doses later in the future. But what do the Americans want in return as interest?
  15. Will most likely do the snowbird thing. Our pension travel medical insurance covers us for 90 days each trip. Head south after Canadian Thanksgiving. Come back for Christmas and then head out again after New Years.
  16. Read on a news article some Canadians are receiving their vaccinations in FL. Just as long as they are 65 or older.
  17. Go formal on Formal Night. The past few cruises we decided to just hit up the buffet or a specialty restaurant.
  18. Another hurdle for Canadians considering international travel. Travelers will have to obtain a negative PCR test before arriving back to Canada. Will Royal offer PCR tests and their own lab onboard on their ships? https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/garneau-negative-test-airline-1.5858379
  19. It is perfectly normal to have questions and concerns regarding the vaccine. This is new to all of us. I directed my questions to my pharmacist. He was able to answer most of my concerns. Hopefully I will have all my questions answered by the time my name is called to get the vaccine.
  20. 95% effectiveness is based on trial numbers of becoming "sick" or symptomatic. This means you could still become infected and spread it. That is why masks will still be required in the early releases of the vaccine. Once the population has been vaccinated or we see a huge drop in COVID hospitalization, is when masks may not be mandatory. So in theory, if the majority of the population gets vaccinated, it will eventually work towards herd immunity.
  21. The Singapore Quantum of the Seas initial sailings shows there is consumer interest even with those restrictions.
  22. #1 hurdle we will have to jump over is the 14-day quarantine when we return back to Canada. Hopefully the pilot program for the fast-tracked quarantine rules is successful and is available throughout Canada. #2 is we will have to wait for the travel advisory by the Canadian Government against cruise travel to lift. Namely to have coverage from our travel medical insurance provider to cover any medical emergency. My wife and I are still on the fence whether we will cruise if masks are mandatory. We will have to explore other vacation options at the point in time. From what we have witnessed thus far, the cruise industry will most likely be the last ones to be allowed to lift their mandatory mask rule. Are masks required when laying on a lounge chair at Coco Cay?
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