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2 minutes ago, drewdawg199 said:

Is anyone from the MerMaiden voyage staying on for today’s departure?  Or any previous experiences from UK with back to back sailings? Curious how it went, did you have to disembark etc.

 

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I saw one guy this morning who was doing a back to back. I believe that he had to debark briefly, and then get back on. I'm not sure if he had to go through the Corona virus testing again or not.

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Just got off a B2B on Virgin Voyages.  They had us pack our bags and leave them in our rooms.  We had a paper that said where to meet at 10:30.  We were to meet at On the Rocks.  They give you a bracelet to show that you are doing back to backs.  No testing is required. You need your band and passport to get off and go through customs.   You check back in.  Then they let you back on.  The whole process took about an hour.

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11 hours ago, Chamoretta said:

Just got off a B2B on Virgin Voyages.  They had us pack our bags and leave them in our rooms.  We had a paper that said where to meet at 10:30.  We were to meet at On the Rocks.  They give you a bracelet to show that you are doing back to backs.  No testing is required. You need your band and passport to get off and go through customs.   You check back in.  Then they let you back on.  The whole process took about an hour.

 

We are on a B2B in Jan/Feb and have same cabin. Did you have to pack your bags because you were assigned to a different cabin?  I assume you were the first passengers back on the ship and did not have to wait on line? Thx

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On 10/27/2021 at 10:01 AM, pa-annie said:

 

We are on a B2B in Jan/Feb and have same cabin. Did you have to pack your bags because you were assigned to a different cabin?  I assume you were the first passengers back on the ship and did not have to wait on line? Thx

We did move rooms.  I assume if you weren’t then you would not need to pack up.  We were the first set of people back on and were basically alone for 2.5 hours.

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On 10/29/2021 at 1:15 AM, Chamoretta said:

We did move rooms.  I assume if you weren’t then you would not need to pack up.  We were the first set of people back on and were basically alone for 2.5 hours.

Thanks - were bars/restaurants open for you while you waited for general boarding?

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I just booked a B2B in the same cabin and the agent said we will not have to pack up, but that we will have to get off the ship. We will then be able to get back on immediately, hang out in the terminal (because it will be nice and they're encouraging people to enjoy the space), or leave to explore Miami for the day.

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14 hours ago, ackt said:

I just booked a B2B in the same cabin and the agent said we will not have to pack up, but that we will have to get off the ship. We will then be able to get back on immediately, hang out in the terminal (because it will be nice and they're encouraging people to enjoy the space), or leave to explore Miami for the day.

I have just read in a Facebook group that if you leave the terminal you are required to have another covid test to board, if you do not leave the terminal & reboard it takes about 20 mins (according to someone who had done it) and no covid test. They are issuing new wristbands for the 2nd cruise even if same cabin.

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On 11/8/2021 at 3:12 PM, ackt said:

I just booked a B2B in the same cabin and the agent said we will not have to pack up, but that we will have to get off the ship. We will then be able to get back on immediately, hang out in the terminal (because it will be nice and they're encouraging people to enjoy the space), or leave to explore Miami for the day.

Actual experience: we were told to gather in a lounge at 10:30, where we were COVID tested. They gave us wristbands, so we presumed we were COVID negative, and escorted us to customs. We showed our passports at customs and were escorted back to the terminal lounge. We were checked into our next cruise and waited about half an hour in the terminal lounge before we were let back on the ship. If we had wanted to leave to tour Miami, we would have had to get a COVID test again before reboarding. I'm attaching the letter we received in our cabin the night before (minus the first paragraph with personal and irrelevant information).

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Thanks @ackt for sharing your experience and that document!  Am keeping an eye on this thread to see if anyone does a B2B where they do leave the port to explore the city.  I am also curious if there are any excursions you can do that day that are arranged by Virgin.  We are booked on a B2B where our transition port is Lisbon so we for sure plan to get off the ship for the day.  

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