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So far the CDC has proven its blind to evidence, dumb to science and unwilling to see anything beyond its own limited knowledge. I'm not sure they'll even know.

Royal has stated the last antigen test on board will be timed so this can be used for the purpose of flying home.

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For anyone traveling to the Bahamas when Royal sets sail on Adventure in June, if the CDC has not updated their entry requirements for international travelers you will still need to present a negative COVID test at the airport before boarding your flight back to the US.

Some countries have already begun updating their entry requirements, requiring either a negative COVID test and/or requiring passengers to present their original vaccination record that verifies they have been fully vaccinated, with a vaccine approved by that specific country (most western countries have approved Pfizer, Moderna, J&J and AZ).  If the CDC has not updated the entry requirements for entry into the US although Royal will only allow fully vaccinated customers to cruise if you plan on returning home to America you will need to present a negative COVID test prior to boarding your flight back to the U.S.. 

We are already seeing problems with spring breakers who've traveled to Mexico and the Caribbean and they are fully vaccinated but are not allowed to board their flight home because they didn't think they still needed to present a negative COVID test after being fully vaccinated. So please keep that in mind if you travel internationally until the CDC catches up with the times and amends its order all international arriving passengers will need to present a negative test.

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9 minutes ago, JasonOasis said:

For anyone traveling to the Bahamas when Royal sets sail on Adventure in June, if the CDC has not updated their entry requirements for international travelers you will still need to present a negative COVID test at the airport before boarding your flight back to the US.

Some countries have already begun updating their entry requirements, requiring either a negative COVID test and/or requiring passengers to present their original vaccination record that verifies they have been fully vaccinated, with a vaccine approved by that specific country (most western countries have approved Pfizer, Moderna, J&J and AZ).  If the CDC has not updated the entry requirements for entry into the US although Royal will only allow fully vaccinated customers to cruise if you plan on returning home to America you will need to present a negative COVID test prior to boarding your flight back to the U.S.. 

We are already seeing problems with spring breakers who've traveled to Mexico and the Caribbean and they are fully vaccinated but are not allowed to board their flight home because they didn't think they still needed to present a negative COVID test after being fully vaccinated. So please keep that in mind if you travel internationally until the CDC catches up with the times and amends its order all international arriving passengers will need to present a negative test.

Royal has stated the last antigen test on board will be timed so this can be used for the purpose of flying home.

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I think it's interesting that they have been tight lipped about masking on these cruises. With that and in Richard Fain's video that was posted yesterday where he went out of his way to mention that he an unmasked, vaccinated person could be with his unmasked unvaccinated grand daughter. These cruises are 80 days away, look how far we've come the last 80. I think there's a chance!

 

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14 minutes ago, Flopper said:

I think it's interesting that they have been tight lipped about masking on these cruises. With that and in Richard Fain's video that was posted yesterday where he went out of his way to mention that he an unmasked, vaccinated person could be with his unmasked unvaccinated grand daughter. These cruises are 80 days away, look how far we've come the last 80. I think there's a chance!

 

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Not only that but social distance has been shortened to 3 feet! That alone should be enough to waive masks on the pool deck, which has been my personal deal breaker. 

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14 minutes ago, Flopper said:

I think it's interesting that they have been tight lipped about masking on these cruises. With that and in Richard Fain's video that was posted yesterday where he went out of his way to mention that he an unmasked, vaccinated person could be with his unmasked unvaccinated grand daughter. These cruises are 80 days away, look how far we've come the last 80. I think there's a chance!

 

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At this point I would just be happy with the CDC getting out of the way and allowing cruising to resume in July, and no masks on the pool deck.  But it would be nice if we could get rid of the masks policy completely once more people are vaccinated.

There is good news coming out of Israel where they have vaccinated at least 56% of their population.  As one would expect hospitalizations and deaths have decreased but so has the rate of community (person to person) spread.  But don't expect the CDC to admit that anytime soon they will just continue to say there isn't enough data to drop the mask mandate if everyone is vaccinated.

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1 hour ago, JasonOasis said:

At this point I would just be happy with the CDC getting out of the way and allowing cruising to resume in July, and no masks on the pool deck.  But it would be nice if we could get rid of the masks policy completely once more people are vaccinated.

There is good news coming out of Israel where they have vaccinated at least 56% of their population.  As one would expect hospitalizations and deaths have decreased but so has the rate of community (person to person) spread.  But don't expect the CDC to admit that anytime soon they will just continue to say there isn't enough data to drop the mask mandate if everyone is vaccinated.

My favourite tracking graph is below.  A few observations/questions (all cruising related):

1) Why is Australia not cruising?  Their control is world class (even without wide spread vaccine rollout ... using Israel as the gold standard).

2) Given the phenomenal results out of Israel, it is not a random selection to home port Odyssey there.  Israel is still the "canary in the cave" and their results mean Cruising may return sooner than even the most pessimistic among us.

3) UK & US vaccination rates are very encouraging.  Vaccination rates approaching Israel will result in a similar "off the cliff" drop in infection rates.  I can smell the sea air now.

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4 hours ago, Flopper said:

I think it's interesting that they have been tight lipped about masking on these cruises. With that and in Richard Fain's video that was posted yesterday where he went out of his way to mention that he an unmasked, vaccinated person could be with his unmasked unvaccinated grand daughter. These cruises are 80 days away, look how far we've come the last 80. I think there's a chance!

 

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I think we all can safely assume none of want to cruise with a mask requirement but...

Royal has to prove to the CDC that the company is going overboard (pun intended) to protect health and safety.   

The CDC went overboard in the CSO to throw cruise lines under the bus and insinuate that they don't care about health and safety.  

Cruising a handful of ships somewhere else is good and all but the path to Royal once again making anything close to the kind of money from 2019 lies in getting the CDC to green light US cruises.

We won't know what the protocols will be on Adventure until Royal tells us but I'm assuming masks will be a requirement and Royal will absolutely enforce that on board.  They are walking on eggshells with the CDC and can't afford any social media posts that would sink a chance at restarting cruising in the US.

To that end someone being kicked off the ship for not following protocols is perhaps the best publicity that can demonstrate that Royal is a CDC team player and they are taking it seriously.  

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40 minutes ago, twangster said:

To that end someone being kicked off the ship for not following protocols is perhaps the best publicity that can demonstrate that Royal is a CDC team player and they are taking it seriously.

If Royal wants to put me on the ship for free just to kick me off after a couple days because ‘I’m not following protocol’ for publicity sake I’m willing to volunteer.

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