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Wife started with sniffles Tuesday night and tested positive today after departing SOS on Saturday 14th. Facebook group page has numerous people reporting positive tests. We heard nothing while on board nor did we inquire about cases. Vaccinated and double boosted. 
Just be careful folks but we had a great cruise.

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Hope she feels better soon and you can avoid testing positive as well. My family all tested positive after disembarking Mariner on Sunday. Hubby tested positive Tuesday and my boys and I yesterday. Unfortunately, my kids and I are on a SBS on Independence and have been in the red zone since testing positive yesterday. 

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Sorry your DW tested positive. We were on Symphony for both the 4/30 & 5/7 sailings. We both tested NEGATIVE after returning back home on 5/15. And it is true, we didn’t hear anything during the cruise about positive cases, but we naturally assumed there were at least some.

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I feel so badly for you.

Our party of 4 got off Serenade last Sunday (May 15) in Vancouver after a beautiful Alaska cruise- drove back to the US and all 4 of us tested positive on Monday.

We are on Paxlovid and will be ok, but my main worry are the good people in the towns of Southeast Alaska we visited who just have small health clinics..I hope we didn't get them sick.

Royal needs to step up and be responsible, perhaps provide test kits for everyone to use before getting off in the port stops?

This isn't looking good.

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One of these days people are going to start to realize that when you are vaccinated and boosted it is from a variant we already know of. When new variants come around it's all bets are off and you are not protected no matter how many shots you've had.

At some point we have got to treat the Coronavirus like just another virus that humans get from time-to-time. The good thing is that with every new variant it is getting weaker and we are buiding better immunity against it. 

One day it will change but not any time soon with our current attitudes treating this as if it is the plague.

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Unfortunately things seem to be going backwards in Pa. Two school districts outside of Phila just reinstated mask policies. Our county now has high transmission rates according to CDC. We were at low three weeks ago. 
Wife is on Plaxovid so hopefully that helps. Thanks for everyone asking about her. 

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9 hours ago, TonyYOW said:

We're currently in quarantine room on Oasis. It's very demoralizing. Well, I assume this is what happens when there are 45 kids in adventure Ocean with no masks, and buffet is now self serve. 

And now we have to figure out how to get back to Canada... 

Did they move you to a new room or are you in your room in quarantine?

 

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Vaccines were never developed to prevent infection (though that was seen early on after they came out with the alpha variant that was predominant at that time-not since delta variant though) , they were developed to prevent severe disease and death. its a virus, very difficult if not impossible to eliminate transmission. 

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45 minutes ago, GatorCruiser said:

Vaccines were never developed to prevent infection (though that was seen early on after they came out with the alpha variant that was predominant at that time-not since delta variant though) , they were developed to prevent severe disease and death. its a virus, very difficult if not impossible to eliminate transmission. 

Smallpox is a virus (also with what are now referred to as 'variants') that has essentially been eliminated, because it was never politicized - it was stopped and people no longer dread getting it.

We have people on the cruises acting as though there isn't a care in the world because we have allowed commerce to overwhelm medicine, and are now paying the price.

Please folks - mask up on the boats - you can still be cool!

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1 hour ago, GatorCruiser said:

Vaccines were never developed to prevent infection (though that was seen early on after they came out with the alpha variant that was predominant at that time-not since delta variant though) , they were developed to prevent severe disease and death. its a virus, very difficult if not impossible to eliminate transmission. 

100% true. I hope that everyone is only experiencing minor symptoms.  It is very hard to  have a 0% transmission rate. What any place where you have a gathering of individuals there is a chance to get covid. All you can do is try and minimize the risks as much as possible. I went on the Anthem of the seas with non vaccinated kids last year during covid came back fine. Went to Disney/universal in April came back with covid.  My family and I lucked out because all of our symptoms were mild. I will be on the Oasis in a few weeks. If I were advising the RCL executive leadership I would tell them not to ramp up to full capacity not really for covid prevention, but more for the fact that there are staffing and supply issues. 

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10 hours ago, Carotthat said:

Does RCL do mandatory tests during the cruise or only mandatory for kids embarking?

The other testing done is for unvaxxed kids the last day before disembarking.  I cannot figure out why they do this.
Additional testing is for those who display symptoms-they must report themselves.

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9 minutes ago, Pattycruise said:

Additional testing is for those who display symptoms-they must report themselves.

Just for the sake of clarity, they ARE SUPPOSED TO report themselves. There's no way to force someone who has the sniffles or a scratchy throat to do so.

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Perhaps the sentence is out of order....OP was asking about additional mandatory testing:  as I meant it to be  you must report yourself in order to receive additional testing.....
Although I do recall reading that on one ship they stopped testing people who self reported---speculation was they ran out of test kits to they did not have time because the staff was overwhelmed with cases, so it could be argued that self reporting does not lead to mandatory testing.

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4 hours ago, TonyYOW said:

We had a very nice room with huge panoramic window. No matter how I asked, they moved us to level 3, ocean view. 

That was us last week. Great room service, non-existent medical follow-up in my experience. Very poor communication about what to expect. 

I'm sorry you are going through this. On my Oasis sailing it was clear they didn't want to test and really tried to minimize everything. How they are not listed as a RED ship on the CDC color scale I do not know. 

 

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I also don't understand how it's in Orange. I can see other cabins around us also have people quarantining. 

And honestly, if not my own test kits I brought from home with me, nobody would ever realize one of us is positive. In theory we could've enjoyed the rest of our cruise. Which, I'm sure, is currently happening to many families on the ship who are asymptomatic and keep enjoying their time. 

I just decided to do the right thing and let them know. 

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