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About jebhoward3

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    Cool Cruiser

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    Grand Junction, CO
  • Interests
    landscaping, sewing, gardening, cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Holland America, American Cruise Line
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Bora Bora

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  1. The July 23, 2020 cruise was also suspended. We are now booked for same cruise June 25, 2021.
  2. Just received notice that our July 23rd Alaskan Explorer cruise has been suspended. Now to work at re booking for in 2021.
  3. We were scheduled for Alaskan Explorer cruise on June 26th that was canceled. We re booked for the same cruise on July 23rd. So far we are a go, but they could still cancel. I think the state of Alaska is still requiring a negative test taken within 72 hrs prior to flight departure. That could be a problem as our tests have to be sent from Western Colorado to Denver across the mountain. That adds another day to the time it takes to get results back. And the test is only done Monday - Friday, we fly from Grand Junction on Tuesday morning. To get the swab done on Friday would be over the 72 hrs. To get it done on Monday might mean we would not get results back before arriving in Juneau, Alaska. We will spend one night in Seattle as we change airlines there. And one night in hotel in Juneau prior to the cruise. Hoping we will get results back while in Seattle.
  4. This morning we received an email from American Cruise Lines that our Alaska cruise is suspended. They are giving us 125% in future cruise credit. We are in the process of booking this same cruise departing on July 23, 2020, in a higher category. I have canceled our 2 hotel nights and flights with 2 different airlines. I am waiting until new cruise is booked to contact INS to get it switched to the new dates.
  5. BaumD Thank you for your link. I printed it up to take with us. Joyce
  6. I phoned our local County Health Dept. and things look much brighter that we will be able to go on our cruise. They are doing the tests Mon. - Fri., 9am - noon. No Dr. order required, doesn't matter if no symptoms, and the test is free. That local hospital said $372 per test. The tests are sent to the State Lab in Denver. Anyway they said test results within 24 - 72 hrs and usually 24 - 48 hrs. We do need to set up an appointment but to just phone them a day or two before we want to take the test. Ya!!! Only possible issue is that they phone the results to you and then we will need to request results via email so as to have printed proof.
  7. We received email from ACL sent on 6/4/2020 at 5:45pm informing us about the required test with a link to click on to https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/ for further info. Went to a form: STATE OF ALASKA Department of Health & Social Services TRAVEL DECLARATION FORM MANDATORY DECLARATION FORM FOR INTERSTATE TRAVELERS
  8. The PVR Covid-19 test must be done within 72 hrs (3 days) of departure. My DH and myself are scheduled to go on the June 26th sailing round-trip Juneau and the cruise is a go. We are excited to go and will pay cash if need be to get the test. My Dr. already sent the order to a local hospital lab for me to have the test done. So I decided to phone the lab today and ask some questions. It seems they send the test out and it takes 3 - 5 business days to get the results - so now we are past getting the results back to meet the 72 hr time frame. We would need to take the test 7 days prior to arrival in Alaska to be sure and get results back. On Monday I will phone our County Health Dept. and a larger local Hospital Lab to see if they say the same thing about the turn around time. I might also phone the State of Alaska to explain the time issue and to see if there is anyway we could take the test 7 days prior to arrival in Alaska. Our county here in Western Colorado has only had 61 positive Covid-19 cases, zero deaths, and no current hospitalizations. We do still wear masks when going shopping and wash our hand. We want to go on our cruise but sadly might have to cancel.
  9. We received a phone call from American Cruise Lines about a week ago that our cruise is to happen. Our Alaskan Explorers cruise which was to start on June 26, 2020 with a hotel stay the night prior will now start with going directly to the American Constellation from the airport. I'm not clear on if we sail on June 25th or wait in Juneau until June 26th for any passengers not arriving a day early. Which ever it is is fine with us. Just happy to be cruising again. We were on the last full HAL Rotterdam cruise just prior to it being canceled 2 days into the cruise after we debarked. My NCL round-trip Rome, Italy cruise with my daughter and granddaughter for June 7th was canceled.
  10. The previous post about ADC and Liveaboard confuses me. Does this have anything to do with American Cruise Line?
  11. We are booked on the American Constellation on June 26th for the Alaskan Explorer Cruise. Have not heard anything from ACL but we are hoping it is a go. Our NCL round-trip cruise from Rome for June 7th was canceled.
  12. Has anyone had a cruise that was booked onboard (with discount and also taxes and fees waived) canceled by American Cruise Lines? Did you rebook a cruise with them and if so did they offer any discounts such as when booking onboard? We have an Alaskan Explorer cruise coming up on June 26th and really hoping it will happen as we do not need to go to any Canadian ports.
  13. We returned home from a Holland America Cruise yesterday and are self-quaranting. No one ill onboard and very little coughing on ship or in airports. We have no symptoms but do not wish to pass it on in case we were exposed. As we are retired and have a stock of everything it will be easy for us to do.
  14. Glad I no longer have "Hot Flashes" as mine were not flashes but red hot skin that would last hours at a time. I walked around with a washcloth with ice cubes trying to cool down. It felt like I could shoot flames from my hands and feet. I had an elevated temperature during these episodes and no I was not ill. I am sure there are other women out there that have similar type "Hot Flashes". Sad that they might be denied boarding when it is a hormonal thing and not illness.
  15. On our last HAL cruise my DH & I used our $30 internet credits to each purchase one 24 hr package. We only need to check email or websites occasionally and since they will not let you use both $30 internet credit towards one package for a discount of $60 this was the best way for us to take advantage of this perk. Kinda wish they still had the per minute packages. Also, since we are 5* we get unlimited laundry - but for several years now we have always gotten a Neptune Suite which comes with unlimited laundry. They really need a substitute perks for those who have double the same perk - or allow it to be given to family or friends who are not 5* nor traveling in a Suite. I like the aprons from the cooking class - give them to family/friends for Christmas.
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