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  1. We are wondering this as well. We have hotels and a car booked for seven weeks around NZ starting in February with flights booked over with miles. We're supposed to then sail back from Sydney to Seattle in April, and that's the part I'm pretty sure won't happen. I'm starting to think the cruise lines won't even send their ships over. New Zealand seems like they could open by the end of the year 2021 if they get all their folks vaccinated.
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    Alaska 2021?

    For what it's worth, someone on the Holland America board has posted a list of ships that fall under this bill, and the only Viking ship listed is Orion. Was that the ship originally scheduled for Alaska 2021? If Viking smells a viable Alaska season, they may move her and substitute Bermuda with Star? Or they could just decide to move her after Bermuda and pick up a late Alaska season. That sounds like it may be easiest.
  3. This is what I'm waiting to hear about. I think the answer now is no, but if it changes to vaccinated arrivals from 'safe' spots don't have to test before flying back to the US, well that will change a lot for me. We're flying back from Bermuda in July and Iceland in August, and I don't relish the thought of an asymptomatic case or even a false positive sidelining us outside the country for a couple of weeks. Of course Bermuda and Iceland would have to become safe spots as well.
  4. Agreed on all counts. I'm grateful to this forum where we can all hash this out. I know it probably seems that we're over-thinking it sometimes, but it's a good thing that we can talk about it and make sure we get it right. I think I mentioned upthread that I checked the Royal Caribbean roll calls, and they're not talking about the testing at all. It's all about sharing cabs to the ship, taking a ferry and the public bus, or buying the transfer. And we all have our trip-wire for cancelling. For some it will be the testing, for my sister and me it will be that Berm
  5. We're prepared to hit the eject button at 14 days if we don't have clarification and happily apply our money to another Viking itinerary we've had our eye on for a while. We'll cancel without regret if we can't get a straight answer about what Bermuda will do with us if we have a positive case on board.
  6. This is the one thing in 👋all this👋 that has us concerned. My sister, whom I'm traveling with, is still employed, and she's very very nervous about getting stuck somewhere. She will not be able to get away with being gone from work for a potential 21 days.
  7. When I was peeking into the Royal Caribbean roll calls, I saw a link to RCI's guarantee. Is there anything like this with Viking? I know we're entitled to a refund if anyone in our party tests positive before embarking, but not sure about the rest.
  8. That Azova test is the Costco one, right? This is in the fine print from the Costco site, so I would steer clear of that one. Good thing we have other choices. It says it's not applicable for travel Thursday through Monday, which is us: Note: This test is approved as part of the Hawaii trusted testing partner program and for travel to Bermuda Note: Once purchased, test kit are not eligible for return Note: Only applicable for travel Thursday through Monday*. Due to inclement weather, UPS deliveries may be delayed as test kits are shipped to a lab on the East Coast Ou
  9. The friend we're traveling with has same day PCR testing right at her PCP's office. How convenient is that? If the first cruise is June 15, I suspect a lot more information will be forthcoming in time for them to pull their 14 day ripcord, and that's fast approaching. I'm sure Viking is working behind the scenes like crazy for clarification. The obvious best case for us would be if they waive the pre-arrival testing for vaccinated people, have us test at the airport on arrival, and wait out our results on board in our little Viking bubble since the ship doesn't depa
  10. I was struggling with that. I read the part about the day before you arrive not the time, so if we arrive on Tuesday is that 00:01 Monday? Which is really Sunday night before the window for applications closes at 8 or 9 (can't remember)??? I think that's how it is. It's so fuzzy that I attempted a trial run earlier this morning, and it was going to allow me to apply for entry tomorrow (Wednesday) Thursday, or Friday. It didn't go out farther than that. So my best guess is that we: 1) Find a PCR testing place that will do us Saturday with results on Saturday or Sun
  11. I just found one near me too (a Doc-in-a-box) that does 'rapid PCR testing' and is open on Saturdays, so I feel pretty good about that. I guess the rapid test explains why there's always what looks like an hours-long line snaking around the plaza it's in while the free drive-through regular Covid testing site across the street rarely has any cars anymore. I suspect it's mostly travelers or others who need a test NOW. Crisis averted 🤣😩
  12. Right? They're saying take a test and obtain the results, but we all know that's not likely to happen at the same time. So which is it? Take it three days before or get the results three days before? I think it's take the test: Effective May 9, 2021: All travellers aged 10 and up must take a PCR COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result no more than three days before arrival in Bermuda. The day of testing is day 0. Test results must be entered as part of the online travel authorization process and be presented upon arrival in Bermuda. Visitors without a pre-departure test will
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