Covid in 2021

Okay, so here is my query. Right now cruise lines are requiring a COVID test no less than 72 hrs from sailing. Assuming this goes into next year, what happens if you are on a ship for 2 weeks, then taking a second ship home ?

We are booked on Celebrity next August for a TA out of NJ. It ends up, after 14 days in Southampton England. Later that day we are scheduled to board the QM2 to sail back to NY. Any ideas how this might be handled? Thanks

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Well...those last just serve to illustrate my point about who is really driving the CDC bus. Our next pres, whoever that may be?...the cruise lines lobbyists?? whichever port squawks loudest?? scientists and infectious disease specialists at the CDC? take your pick...

Well, the 14 day on Celebrity is a TA. Coming home is a 7 day. Technically, the QM2 is an ocean liner not a cruise ship(loophole?).
Thanks for the other answers.
I guess if the TA must be 7 days, then if I have to kill time in England, sucks to be me. Big Smile

I just heard on the news today that there's a possibility of 5 vaccines, and provided that they get FDA approval, they could start administering the vaccine as early as mid-December.

If that is the case, you may see a lot of the restrictions on cruising start to lift, but only time will tell.

Rereading this thread (its short enough) especially in light of the election, cruise cancellations and vaccine developments is kind of interesting...CQ, I hope you'll be in the "first" group to get it...actual distribution of this vaccine is going to be ...interesting....Americans being what they are.....lets just hope it works...

I have an 11 day March '21 Celebrity cruise that I know will be canned (and confirmed by my TA). My TA told me the "sample" cruises will start in April. Hoping my June Med cruises go.

I'm a healthcare worker working with the elderly, so I will be in the first group.

For those on extended cruises on Celebrity, they would have a test 2-days prior to debarkation to support travel back to origin. Question is will it still be good enough for a different line.

contact the cruise line,

for us : 1 (844) 418-6824

Or you can google it!


Cruise cancelled.
and Replaced.

Sorry you had to do that. Unfortunately that seems to be a part of the new norm


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