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spiritkat090909

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  • Location
    East Texas/Arkansas border
  • Interests
    Cruises, UTH card game, Reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity..however, CCL better local value
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. Good question. Wouldn't fit in the quart liquid bag sealed...but, I'd think it would qualify under medical exemption stuff. As long as you don't have a new TSA agent, probably fine in carry on bag, but I'd probably put in a gallon ziplock and put in the gray bin visible.
  2. I had already checked in for a Nov cruise for 2 cabins and thought I better double check. My phone, Samsung, was still showing my express pass and time, but there was a new section that needed to be completed. A picture of vax card. So..I added that and went to DHs phone, iPhone...and it showed check in after 9/30. Although it had already been done. I had PRINTED boarding passes when I had completed the first time, for all 4 of us. So.. 11:30am check in is confirmed! Went to the website and I could see the other cabin still showed the info I had previously entered. But, no request for pic of vax card. Ditto for mine. So...the app is being updated to add more stuff and the website isn't from what I can tell.
  3. I would be hesitant, particularly for a Sunday departure, due to the 2 day pretest requirement on a holiday weekend. In fact, I wouldn't bother to look to see if the dates would work and just presume it's too much trouble. Therefore... supply and demand=lower price.
  4. Answer to my own question.... no to reprice. Technically, if booked at casino discount, through their department, you can only upgrade after final payment and the best price guarantee does NOT apply. However, I have heard of many, and was told by a different agent last month, that you could reprice for onboard credit if the price dropped, even after final payment. This new guy was going to 'go to bat for me', however I just chose to UPGRADE to a higher category (S1) and instead of onboard credit, I got a smaller amount refunded outright. Works for me. SO many details and workarounds one has to know about. Sharing.
  5. Anyone have experience through the casino Blue Chip Club getting adjustments? I've noticed that the extra discounts available on the main website are not always showing (lovely IT) when you call to book direct with them. I had already decided that booking myself and then calling to have the last play discounts applied is the way to go. Next time. But... if I upgrade to the next category? I'd rather not keep holding (disconnected after the first 20minute hold)...now on an hour...if the answer is 'get lost'.
  6. On the Edge Aug 14 sailing in Luminae I asked for a glass of the Montaudon and was told the contract had ended and was replaced with the... Brut Cattier.
  7. Since no one has replied...I remember reading fasttestnow 1-833-830-8383
  8. For those who say there is no need to stress... Let them eat cake! Antigen & PCR tests are "apparently" readily available in the BIG cities. If Marie Antoinette is not in the castle and lives in the village, small cities/towns...she "might" have the choice of a faster Antigen test, or her result may be delayed from 12 hours to longer with a PCR. If Princess Antoinette is visiting her parents on the FARM outside the walled villages...she will NOT get a choice. She will only have access to a PCR test! It will have to be hauled to the nearest village...and there is no guarantee how long that horse has to ride to town and back. 😉
  9. Post #458 at the bottom has the pic of the suitcase where I saw the 3 days notation. US Travel Requirements as of August 4, 2021 Travel requirements vary by homeport country. Be sure you’re aware of both homeport country and Celebrity Cruises vaccine and testing requirements as they may differ. We will continually evaluate and update these requirements and protocols as new information becomes available. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements leading up to departure. US Entry Requirements All non-US residents must present a negative NAAT or Antigen test taken with 3 days of travel. Be sure to save a copy on your phone and bring a printed copy. Name on test results must match those on government issued identification.
  10. The Celebrity healthy-at-sea, as of Aug 2 NOW says... 3 days instead of 72 hours. If they will tell the port workers, it is a little bit simpler. Wed test for Saturday cruise, Thrs test for Sunday cruise.
  11. You won't be able to get an elevator easily. Can you carry all bags up a few levels of stairs?
  12. Well...I thought you had something there. I'm in the Texarkana area in the same situation as College Station. So, I see that that link has a place for TXK! SCORE..oh wait, not so fast... under schedule appointment section: "...Please do not sign-up for non-emergent reasons like these: Travel clearance, Day-care clearance, "re-test" to see if you are negative now after testing positive once. If you register for evaluation for these reasons, we may deny you testing at our facility and you will not qualify for a refund of the registration fee... " (no copywrite notice, thank you) So... my "choice" is CVS PCR only (in Atlanta, TX) and I MIGHT get it back in 1-2 days, but as many as 5, with no guarantee. I also have a layover of 1.38 mins in DFW, where they have an antigen test, barring no flight delays or long treks across the terminals. Or Plan C hope that FLL airport will test at the baggage claim, even though I'm not boarding but deplaning. So... in any case, being in the countryside, I have to fly before I get results. Cross fingers & pray that the PCR makes it (day prior flight.) Plan D is hope that Celebrity has antigen available (sailing AFTER the free tests at pier dates), if all else fails. And it may well expire before embarkation if there is a delay there if I haven't guessed the timing right. Yeah. Not EVERYONE can just go get an official test. However...self test at sam's club $20 for 2, no problem. I already had 2 on hand, which I was planning on using at the hotel before the rule changes.
  13. Yes. A couple of cruises in 2022 that HAD the availability for specialty dining, etc...do NOT have them there today.
  14. Re: losing OBC.... AFTER 6/14 I was told that I had until 6/14 to rebook/cancel/move my reservations for summer vaccinated (95%) sailings or I would lose the OBC. (My sailings were for Sept/Oct.) I just happened to call and had not gotten a letter. Lost in the netzone, I suppose. But, I had decided after Christine Duffy's interview that it was time to be proactive with a decision. I knew we would not be in the 5% exception (2 vax, 2 not) and preference would, and should, be given to children first. I am gambling that the CSO will be allowed to expire on 11/1 and things will return to semi-normal. Since I had an agent first thing in the am, calls were backing up on hold, computers were crashing from overload...someone HAD gotten their letters! And I pushed all of mine to later sailings. I had already booked other plan Z's and it was easy enough to transfer funds/obc. If I had tried to do it online, I would have been penalized 200 per booking, so call necessary. I was told hold time up to 4 hours the last time they had to do this type of thing.
  15. A ban for life? Is that all? Support the DEATH penalty?...that is the next step, you know. WTH happened to due process and laws? Or innocent until proven guilty? I don't get it... your vax protects you doesn't it? According to..Fauci! Don't want unvaxed on your precious vacation, then get the laws changed accordingly. But, the mob mentality throw them overboard is ridiculous. The darn thing is supposed to protect YOU! What are you so afraid of?! Dying yourself? We all get there eventually.... where you go after death...is that the real fear?
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