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  1. I did a L&S from Sep 20 to Sep 21. Haven't been asked for any more money.
  2. I cruised on Solstice from Seattle for my Alaska trip 4 years ago... I'd have no problem doing the same if it were safe to cruise now.
  3. Our best estimate of the number of seafarers on cruise ships still awaiting repatriation is approximately 5,000, based on a survey of our major cruise line members," Bari Golin-Blaugrund, senior director of strategic communications for CLIA, told USA TODAY Thursday. It's sad so many crew are still stuck due to all the various country regulations, closings, etc. Thanks for sharing the link.
  4. Although rapid testing is only a snapshot of that moment... negative passengers could still be infected/incubating and test positive the very next day, especially if they traveled to get to the port. Hopefully they're also get rapid testing that is a lot more accurate than now.
  5. Anyone can get it. It's real. People are dying or having long term health consquences. More people will die with folk not believing, not wearing masks, not social distancing. Sometimes it takes being affected personally for folk to be convinced. I don't wish that on anyone.
  6. It only shows they aren't positive for Covid that day... they could still be incubating and become positive the VERY NEXT DAY. Especially if they traveled to get to the port. The only fool proof is to put passengers in quarantine close to the dock so they don't have to travel to get on the ship... and then test at the end of quarantine. I don't see that happening.
  7. He's happy. Although no place to go. 🙂
  8. My husband finally got his passport today!
  9. I don't think the FCC are a good deal. With full refund you can use that money for any vacation you want in the future. Not limited to this cruise line or even a cruise.
  10. From LAX. Yikes! One of the worst areas in this country. She might have contracted traveling but she also might have had it and not tested positive yet when she took the test in the US. Eventually folk will realize that just because you have a negative test that doesn't mean you definitely don't have it... you can test positive the next day.
  11. And even that's not enough... any of those passengers (or crew) could have it and test positive the very next day. And with folk traveling to get to the departure port even even those that were negative before traveling could get en route to the ship and be contagious a few days after.
  12. I hadn't seen before the Forbes article mentioned page 4 of this thread that a passenger has tested positive. Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam said he is “very sorry” after 35 crew and one passenger tested positive for COVID-19 on some of the first international cruises to operate since the global pandemic put a stop to virtually all cruise traffic around the world. --- reading more, yikes! --- One passenger from a similar voyage the previous week had also tested positive.
  13. “There was no reason to suspect COVID-19 when the ship docked in Tromsø based on the symptoms the four of the crew had,” said Hurtigruten communications manager Rune Thomas Ege in a prepared statement the company issued. One wonders what symptoms they had... and what they consider required to suspect Covid. The CDC list has gotten quite long... perhaps as they were still breathing ok couldn't be Covid? They had quarantined the crew and they got hospital treatment soon after docking. Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or body aches Headache New loss of taste or smell Sore throat Congestion or runny nose Nausea or vomiting Diarrhea
  14. TheMastodon: Anyone who dies from Covid19 in their 30s and 40s who is "healthy" is a complete statistical outlier - do some research before you say outlandish things. I think you misread... they didn't say "generally, healthy people" are dying... they said "generally healthy people". It's true that previously healthy young people are dying. They didn't claim it was the norm for that age group.
  15. Very nice giving you chance to opt for refund if they cancel by Monday.
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