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    cruises, travel, old movies
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    DCL, HAL, Princess, Vantage
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    wherever the ship goes

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  1. Shmoo here

    Sri Lanka visa

    Yes, US citizens need a visa to visit Sri Lanka. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SriLanka.html Scroll down to "Entry, Exit, and Visa Requirments" section. There's a link there to apply for the visa.
  2. Shmoo here

    Sri Lanka visa

    Yes. No. Maybe. What's your citizenship? That's important to know.
  3. Currently, I'd pick neither. We, also, are both over 65, and just don't think traveling at this time in any form that puts us in contact with a lot of people (flying, buses, ships) is not a good idea. We have taken a couple of short trips in our RV, but we just stay at our campsite, and do not go out while there. At least we're sitting around someplace other than home.
  4. We just have the tourist visa (L type). That link says that all visas are " temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0 a.m., 28 march 2020." Sound like, if this situation resolves anytime before the original expiration date of my visa it would still be good. It also says, any visas issued since Mar 26 are good, covering anyone who still needs to travel to China.
  5. Totally? As in the one I have in my passport is not good any longer, even though I have 7 more years on it? Or just suspended until further notice?
  6. No way for us to know. You'd have to look at it. It's possible it's still good (if it's one of the 10 year ones). If it is, you'll need to carry both your new and old passports, since you can't move it from one to the other.
  7. I know. Maybe, if the cruise happens, I'll be more forthcoming closer to the cruise.
  8. Sorry, I can't be more specific, I'm not comfortable announcing to the world specifically when I'm not going to be home. Not that it matters, because I'm not the only one living here. But there are people who frequent this forum that don't like me.
  9. As of 28 July: It’s with a heavy heart that we’ve made the difficult decision to extend the postponement of all journeys through December 31, 2020. Last March, when this all started, Vantage was allowing cancellations, and we were told we could apply the cost of our April Tulip cruise to any other trip in 2020. So we had to select a trip this year. We opted to book a land trip in Ireland for October. As the final payment date approached for that trip, Vantage had been allowing trips to be moved to either 2020 or 2021 trips. So we called and asked to have the reservation moved to next years tulip cruise. Hopefully, not that I think it will, this trip will happen.
  10. I did some looking around. I don't find a "shorter" or "cheaper" one than what's been issued in the past years. For a tourist there's only one (L). More information here: https://visarite.com/visatype.htm
  11. We canceled our FCD on Mar 30. Got the refund Jun 8. At that time the delay was 60 days. Don't know what it is now.
  12. I believe they meant they'd take back the money, if they don't get it from Vantage.
  13. Actually, Princess's levels are based on either days cruise OR cruises. Whichever gets you to the next level quicker. GOLD After your 1st completed cruise RUBY From your 4th-5th cruise credit,or 31-50 cruise days PLATINUM From your 6th-15th cruise credit,or 51-150 cruise days ELITE From your 16th cruise credit on,or 151+ cruise days Also You will earn an additional cruise credit for sailing as single occupancy or for booking and sailing in a full suite (excludes mini-suites, Club Class suites and paid upgrades to a full suite).
  14. Most of our DCL cruises were guarantee rooms. Haven't had a bad one, yet. GTY assignments typically are done about 45-60 days out from the cruise. That said, a guarantee assignment can show up at any time between when the reservation was made all the way up to, and including, embarkation day.
  15. Not really. Cruises to nowhere out of a US port are not illegal. The reason they were stopped was due to a court ruling that such cruises would require the crew to have a different type of visa. And that involves more cost/paperwork for the cruise lines, many of which chose not to do it.
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