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  1. I agree, and I am 68 but in excellent shape and love cruising but 2021 doesn’t look good or safe- at least the first half. Most states have their virus rates going up, even here in Virginia where it’s been decent and it’s only mid October! What going to happen the next few months based on the escalation in the last month doesn’t look promising at all. The mid year widely available vaccines will be the only solution. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. The difference in meals between the Edge and NCL is simply light years. You will enjoy. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. I don’t know. We are dining inside here in Virginia 4 nights a week since allowed back in June with no problems nor have I heard of any infections traced back to more than one restaurant in all that time ( plaza Azteca had an employee identified and shut down for 5 days). That’s quite a few nice meals out to lose out on. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. Yeah, I’m out on my 1/30 cruise but fairly confident that by my 2/23/22 10 day cruise we can wander where we want on the port calls and not be chain gang members. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. There is so much uncertainty that I canceled rather than pay my $5500 due 11/1. Had a great price on my Sky Suite on the Summit but in addition to all the cruise protocol stuff, accepting islands agreements , it leaves from San Juan and they require a Covid PCR test no older than 5 days from arrival. No lab here for the PCR is that fast. As I once worked in NYC I saw the Broadway delay and feel by 12/31 everyone will doing these additional delays, Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. My large local fitness center opened early June with classes starting 7/1. I thought everyone like me would be very glad to be finally back. I’ve gone every day since then. But the return has been dismal. Of the 20 or so dedicated regulars I saw and talked a lot only one ever returned, the gym is pretty empty all morning long and some that go late afternoon/ evening say that is no different. I’m surprised but feel this experience will be mirrored by much of the travel business and cruises, people just won’t return to activities that mix people until a vaccine. This not a story that will end well. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. First the CLIA recommendations will be required to signed off by all cruise lines CEO’s and it includes cruise line excursions only. I’ve been on all the island many times and I head off on my own to the best beaches, restaurants and beach bars which are never on the cruise line tours. And I spend what time I want , no preset time. I’m not a child or a novice. This the one protocol that has me not going in 2021 and I told Celebrity that when I canceled that point. They had no response so I know this the way their going. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. Canceled my 1/30 cruise 4 days ago, this ain’t the time to go cruising with thousands. No protocols are really going to work. The experience will be seriously degraded and the possibility of being stuck in quarantine makes this a bad gamble, but I’m sure some high risk gamblers will go. To wait One more year for a vaccine is not a big deal. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. I’ve given up for the winter season 2021 and canceled my cruise. Way back in April I thought cruises would re start in a August and give me plenty of time to see how actual US cruises fare and the protocols in place before my 11/1 final payment date. Now no cruises until 12/1 if then (virus is already spiking again) so no way to see how it all goes. I don’t want to be one of the first on 1/30 to go out and see how it goes with a diverse set of passengers. The cruise line excursions only that are now required was also a deal breaker. I was thinking about Alaska in August but is that too soon also? Maybe. Right now 2/23/22 is my next one. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. The slow reality I’ve come to here in Virginia is: no vaccine, no cruising. No excursion bubble, masks or testing can really assure a safe voyage these days. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. It may have to do with those countries not allowing any foreign tourists in while the Caribbean is. But I doubt cruises even to the Caribbean this winter will take place, at least thru February. The surge in the US has already started in many states. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. Good luck on your cruise. I just cancelled our 1/30 Celebrity cruise on the Summit. Those excursions never go to the best beach or area and don’t stay long enough and not close to the best beach bar/restaurant. When I cancelled I told the agent the excursions issue was a deal breaker, not that traveling on a ship without a vaccine is simply foolish anyway. Onto 2022. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. Like you replied to me, we are both on the Feb 2022 Millennium cruise and I am certain that will go and have minimal restrictions. The vaccine will be widely available by June/ July 2021, plenty of advance time for us. Should be a very good 10 days. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. Just today canceled my 1/30/2021 X cruise out of San Juan. Protocols too limiting for me. Cruise only excursions? Ugh, we go on our own and avoid the crowd. Masks onboard everywhere and keeping 6 ft all the time? Not enjoyable. And if you do get it, quarantine for the cruise duration? No comment needed!! Next cruise booked, 2/23/22 for 10 days on the Millennium. By then hopefully 90% + back to normal. Covid vaccine required? This will be mandatory for the next few years, it’s guaranteed. Of course we will take. Only a fool would not. Already take the flu, pneumonia and shingles. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. Beyond that point , I just cancelled my 1/30 out of San Juan and they asked me why. I said leaving the ship only on the cruise line excursions and masks required everywhere but eating and my state room isn’t my way of cruising the Caribbean. Next cruise is 2/23/2022, 10 days on the Millennium. I may book in later March a Windstar cruise out of SJ. Different protocols. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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