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  1. If you get the chance, listen to his chat with Jeff Bezos on his experience when he returns. It is so emotional and so articulate. Makes me proud to be a fellow Canadian.
  2. I am not unhappy that spouse and I received AZ and Pfizer mix. I feel that we protected our health and helped others to get needed shots. I stiĺl feel that and although there is frustration that the CDC is not paying attention to others, and that Doug Ford is ignoring many of his electorate, I probably would do the same thing if it helped others get shots. However, if I could travel, especially if I could get on cruise ship in the USA, I would be ecstatic!
  3. We are also hoping. Both are AZ and Pfizer. We were also planning on spending the winter in SC, but will give that up if we can take our planned cruises. This cruise withdrawal is getting harder.
  4. Thanks, I bookmarked the site and will check it out after the holiday
  5. Thanks for the great review. It inspired my spouse and I to finally book a river cruise we have been talking about. Also even more thanks for the work you have been providing during this crisis. I found it heartwarming to hear that you and your spouse were able to use such a great program to partially pay back your sacrifices.
  6. I hear you Evilmuffin. We would welcome the opportunity to get a third shot, a test or whatever the cruise lines want in order to be able to cruise again. We have a TA 2022 cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton UK. It is 23 days, but because it leaves from US, where we would be for only hours of those 23 days, right now, we cannot board, because the country with the worst Covid record for cases and deaths, consisiders our AZ/Pfizer combination unvaccinated.
  7. I think the conflicting information opens our minds to things we may not have thought of before we read it here. It at least allows us to question our perceptions and hopefully get new and updated info. That is exactly what happened here. As long as it is done in a respectful manner, we should all welcome questions.
  8. Our Retired Teachers of Ontario insurance policy underwritten. by Johnson covers us for Covid. No cancellation, but medical is covered. I am sure Blue Cross Ontario covers Covid as well.
  9. I would be elated at this news if Doug Ford would allow a booster shot for travel, to counteract the cruise line interpretations, or for seniors. My sister visited from Alberta last week after receiving her third shot in early August. And we are all aware of the problems in Alberta.
  10. Well said. Those who flaunt rules and protocols which are in place to protect everyone also irk the majority. They have helped to give rise to Delta, have prolonged the pandemic, and caused untold suffering to thousands who have had long awaited surgeries cancelled. If they could only understand how selfish they truly are! If this new miracle pill is approved, the unvaxxed should have to pay to receive it.
  11. I absolutely agree with you Fouremco. Although each one of us gets frustrated with changing rules and protocols, and what sèems to be a slow pace to modify laws, as a country, we are in a far better place than most other countries. If there was just some way to convince the anti-vaxxers to join the club, perhaps we could reach herd Immunity and leave much of this behind. Hopefully while we still have a functioning hospital system.
  12. I also posted this on the Cost of vaccines in Canada thread.. I am aware how quickly things change, but I want to make sure that I understand what is going on now. 1. To get aboard a flight from Canada to USA, I require an antigen test ( $ 40 at SDM, cheaper at Costco) within 3 days of flight. 2. To return to Canada, I need a PCR or NAAT test within 3 days before boarding flight. I must also complete an Arrive Canada ap. These guidelines will likely have changed by October. If /when land border re-opens, then new guidelines will apply overland as well. Is my understanding correct as of now, or is there something not right?
  13. I am aware how quickly things change, but I want to make sure that I understand what is going on now. 1. To get aboard a flight from Canada to USA, I require an antigen test ( $ 40 at SDM, cheaper at Costco) within 3 days of flight. 2. To return to Canada, I need a PCR or NAAT test within 3 days before boarding flight. I must also complete an Arrive Canada ap. These guidelines will likely have changed by October. If /when land border re-opens, then new guidelines will apply overland as well. Is my understanding correct as of now, or is there something not right?
  14. Thanks lots-of-km2. I saw the Air Canada info previously, but it didn't show up yesterday. Trying to plan trips requires so much info and having it in just one place is so convenient.
  15. Both spouse and I have AZ and Pfizer. We are happy to have received them because being healthy and out of an ICU is more important than traveling. However,, the call of the TravelBug is getting louder every week. Come on, Mr. Ford, let's release the boosters.
  16. I am so pleased that I happened on to this review, Ellie. Not only did it bring back great memories of our Hawaii cruise in 2010, and our cruise to Tahiti in 2018, but your writing style and beautiful photos helped to alleviate the stress caused by this horrible pandemic. I am happy to hear about the recoveries made by you, your spouse and your son. Continue to snuggle that beautiful and precious grandson. I look forward to reading more from you.
  17. I have followed since the beginning and enjoyed each post. After so many cancelled trips, it has been so good to read about someone actually enjoying a REAL cruise. Also the pictures brought scenes and food to life. Hopefully our eastbound TA in April will actually sail.
  18. This is my bad. I forgot that there was a roll call for this cruise( that I also am a part of)but specifically started this to ask about being able to cruise because of mixed vaccines. Could a monitor please close this one. Sometimes my mind does not co-operate like it used to.
  19. We have had talks with our pharmacist, but he tells us we need to wait. As this guy is the best pharmacist we have ever dealt with of course we will listen to him. Just keep hoping that Doug Ford will finally let us get a booster. We are in the elderly age group- both are 77. On a brighter note I was able to secure a spot to tour Downton Abbey so it we can cruise on the TA, another bucket list wish will be ticked
  20. We are Canadians with dreaded mixed vaccines. AstraZeneca/Pfizer. As we live in Ontario not yet eligible for 3rd shot. This 23 day cruise leaves from FLL. Will we be able to board. I know rules will likely change in the remaining 7 months, but we do need to make plans.
  21. I am happy you got such great news. Enjoy your cruise. We are hoping to get a third shot so we can take our TA leaving FLL in April. Whò knows what the rules will be then
  22. We are in Ontario and cannot yet get the third dose. Maybe once they get the passport working. Our premier is not able to do something without making an announcement and then saying " in x days." Hopefully it will happen soon. Where did you get your third dose?
  23. I have seen this site before. While is IS concerning, take with a grain of salt as the head guy sues cruise lines regularly. Remember the litigious nature south of the border.
  24. What a fair and well-balanced response nbsjcruiser. When I read the comment above yours,I was upset, but you put it into perspective. Thanks, and have a great day.
  25. A number of people on these threads have received written answers from the CDC that under certain circumstances ( including those which our government used to make us safe this spring ) mixed vaccines are accepted. I am referring to AZ with Pfizer or Moderna. It is the cruise lines who are rejecting the science and CDC guidelines.
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