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6 Things You Missed About The New Summer Cruises Announced (Royal Caribbean, Celebrity etc)





New Summer cruises to restart cruising have been announced to run between June and September our of the Caribbean (Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, …

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  1. I find it odd that RCI and Celebrity will be assigning ships out of Caribbean ports from June to August during prime hurricane season. As if Covid-19 isn't enough of an issue.

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  2. The UK cruises would be fine but the weather simply cannot be guaranteed and with various restrictions still in place ill wait for a further few months excellent video as always though Gaz

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  3. I'll just say it. Young and healthy people should not get the vaccines. They don't need them and may do more harm than good in that demographic. Things will calm down and change rapidly. Give it a year and don't feel pressured.

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  4. Vaccinated only Cruises….

    Only need proof of vaccination.

    …. That’s it.

    Ships with fully vaccinated guests and crew will enjoy cruising much as it was prior to the pandemic.

    No restrictions.

    Cruise Ships are easily controlled and totally isolated populations that will guarantee herd immunity for a cruise of any duration and destination(s).

    Foreign ports will welcome vaccinated guests with loads of busses headed to all the usual places that will once again gratefully accept American Dollars (And Pounds, Euros, whatever…).

    I personally expect that a stamp or entry in passport to be acceptable as proof of vaccination especially as modern passports allow access to digital records for instant confirmation.

    Other forms of proof of vaccination are now being considered as well for travel purposes.

    Stay well….

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  5. Hi…

    CDC’ and CLIA proposed rules and protocols are based on the state of the Pandemic many months ago.

    While Cruise lines elsewhere in the world have had some degree of success when beginning cruising, the ever changing state of Covid-19 Pandemic has made for some difficulties.

    Difficulties the CDC would rather not have to deal with.

    Now…

    The currently available vaccines have made a major impact in recent weeks, especially in countries where a very large percentage of cruise guests live.

    The CDC may just decide to ‘scrap’ the whole program as proposed and simply declare that cruising can resume as long as 100% of guests and crew on a ship are deemed fully vaccinated prior to departure.

    The CDC can then redirect its efforts to more serious concerns.

    If that happens….

    It will be up to the US government to initiate a way for individual US citizens to be able to show proof that they have been vaccinated for Covid-19.

    Several countries are coming up with ways for that to happen.

    It is my opinion that Covid-19, a declared world wide Pandemic, would make possible a Federal authorization to include some sort of a verifiable digital record of vaccination for Covid-19 as well as a visible stamped/written entry into US Passports carried by US Citizens.

    With the US taking the lead, other countries with large numbers of citizens that cruise or travel internationally (UK and Canada in particular) might well follow suit in quick order.

    It would look good if the US was perceived as the leader in such matters.

    So….

    Passports have been required for cruise guests for many years.

    Cruise companies should be able to confirm Covid-19 vaccination status by submitting a US Passport number and requesting a simple (digital) ‘yes/no’ response from U.S. Secretary of State’s computer records as regards Covid-19 vaccination for an individual.

    Other countries can do the same when US Citizens present their Passports for entry.

    Now…

    Government can also issue a separate ‘proof of vaccination’ card, but I feel that there will be resistance from certain political factions that could cause many weeks/months delay in such an implementation.

    Not to mention that it might take months to put such a plan into effect, once political hurdles crossed.

    So….

    As the number of vaccinated increases, I feel that allowing ‘vaccinated only’ Cruises will save the cruise industry in relatively quick order and be self regulating….

    …. as compared to the industry (and CDC personnel) having to deal with a complex regimen of ‘phases 1 through 4’, test Cruises, rules and regulations concerning masking, cabin assignments, guest capacity, testing, testing and more testing, protocols for evacuating infected guests in domestic and foreign ports, rules limiting guest shore excursions, mandatory isolation and quarantine, more rules governing guest behavior during cruise, limitations of shipboard activities and much more.

    Please, if what I am saying here makes sense, write, or otherwise inform members of Congress and CDC officials in a non-confrontational way of these arguments I have presented here.

    Stay Healthy….

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  6. Hi Gary – we’ve rescheduled a Viking River – Danube River Cruise twice, and is set for June 2021. We are in the USA; both vaccine shots done. What is your thoughts on this Cruise happening? Will we be able to fly to Amsterdam?

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  7. We can hardly wait to get back on a ship. We need to get away and have someone else wait on us.

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  8. As always, Gary, very interesting and informative! Many of us are anxious to start cruising again. We need to be mindful that the cruise industry is jumping through hoops to satisfy various governmental requirements which vary throughout the world and prevent any serious cruise ship outbreaks. Normal cruise protocols will change. If we want to cruise, or for that matter even travel by certain modes of transportation or to international destinations, we need to be flexible.

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  9. You would have to pay me a lot of money to go cruising under these conditions ..Thankfully I’ve done over 90 cruises and until hopefully things get back to normal I wouldn’t consider this type of cruising.

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  10. We are booked on MSC for November, inside cabin and there’s no mention of insurance, COVID Vaccines or health insurance from them ( we are already fully vaccinated) we re schedule this particular trip, since it was canceled in January 2021

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  11. Thanks for the update Gary✔︎

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  12. I'm abroad – if the whole of UK is nearly vaccidoted why can't they stop at any Port – seems illogical. Ferry to nowhere. I don't think they'll sell out.

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  13. I can always count on this channel to curb any excitement I may have for cruises restarting. :/

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  14. Not until masks are optional. If you think you or anyone around you needs a mask do everyone a favor and stay home.

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  15. Good information. I plan to book on RCG as soon as I can!

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  16. Very interesting and a realistic view of what’s ahead.

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  17. If the cruise lines forces passengers to take the experimental gene injections then I will not be taking our 15th cruise I’ll find another way to spend my money

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  18. Have you heard what the capacity limitations will be for the RC and Celebrity cruises in the Caribbean?

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  19. Great detail

    Thx

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  20. thanks gary…this is def helpful..
    the contact tracing is a no can do for me..I dont want to be traced and be forced to be tested during the cruise

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  21. Sure, compromise your immune system so you can go on a Germ Lab and stuff your face 24×7; seems like a rational choice to me since per the CDC 78% of people that were hospitalized, put on ventilators or died of Covid-19 were fat fooks…

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  22. Great update, thanks. 🇨🇦

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