Jump to content
Royal Caribbean Blog

Time frame for Covid Testing


Recommended Posts

The CVS stores in my area are advertising that you can get your test results back in 2-3 days. I figure if I go and get tested exactly 5 days out I should be able to get the results back before I have to travel to the port. This does not leave me much wiggle room since I am sailing out on November 5 and 5 days prior to that date is a Friday. If the labs are not operating over the weekend then I would most likely not get my results back until the day we are scheduled to leave

I will definitely be looking for a rapid test site and following along as to how Royal plans to handle the testing situation.

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Matt said:

You can tell them you are feeling sick and might have been exposed.  There's no polygraph test that comes with the COVID test.

Just saying.

Soooo, you think sneaking booze on a ship is unethical, but lying to get expedited test results during a pandemic is ok? Maybe cruisers shouldn't be at the top of list for expedited results. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, crisgold52 said:

Up here in Canada, when I tried to bring my elderly relatives on a cruise, the Doctor said that he still does not recommend elderly people take cruises till pandemic is over, but someone under 40 should have lesser risk.

So in the doc's opinion, anyone over 40 is elderly?????????

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, teddy said:

I don't feel elderly.....

Me either.  We get calls on 911 all of the time that go something like this:

911:  "And the female that you saw, can you describe her, please?"

Caller: "Yes, she was a white female, brunette, blue jacket, elderly"

911:  "And can you give me an idea of what you mean by elderly, sir?"

Caller: "Oh, you know, about 35."

911:  ...... bangs head on desk .....

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, SpeedNoodles said:

911:  "And the female that you saw, can you describe her, please?"

Caller: "Yes, she was a white female, brunette, blue jacket, elderly"

911:  "And can you give me an idea of what you mean by elderly, sir?"

Caller: "Oh, you know, about 35."

911: "Sir, what is your own age?"

Caller: "I'm 19."

911: "Please go home and tell your mother what you did. And that I've instructed you that you're grounded until she feels like you've learned the lesson."

 

 

911: "Sir, what is your own age?"

Caller: "Oh, I'm 59."

911: "That sound you hear is my jaw hitting the floor and my tongue rolling out. Followed by my head exploding from the hypocrisy."

 

😁 Sorry, long day of coding and first break all day. I'm feeling kind of spicy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Testing has always been one of the the best ways to control spread of the virus (along with social distancing and masks).  Unfortunately there are individuals that control these things who do not want more tests to be made available.  Even though this may not help those who want to cruise in the near future (if it becomes available), if there is a change in Washington, testing may become way more obtainable.  I was also reading that RC had ordered a bunch of rapid tests (can't find the article).  It would make sense to not only have testing done prior to departure, but also a rapid test before allowing anyone to board.  This and other safety mitigations may make cruising the safest way to vacation!

Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing I would caution is that testing in the future may look different than testing today. 

The protocols announced are not for cruising In September 2020 but potentially for many months into the future.  Testing in March for example will likely look a lot different than today.   Testing in June will be different than testing in March.  Testing one year from today will be very different compared to what it is today.  As business travel restarts the need for non-symptomatic rapid testing will change.  Personal travel will benefit from those changes.

Families too will need to consider the impact of testing on their little angels.  Some children may not like testing requirements.  Is a complete meltdown from a swab up the nose worth it?  

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Cruisegirl1976 said:

I think it depends where you live, there is a walk in clinic down the street from my work that does the tests with results in 10-15 minutes, you make an appt , pull up in your car, they come out, give you the test.. then you wait in your car and the walk out minutes later with the results.

I am in South(west) Florida and that's how we in my family got tested. No exposure or symptoms required. I don't think it was the PRC test or whatever is accepted for traveling but it worked for our peace of mind and daughter going back to college. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...