Got cruise questions???

With cruising gearing up to restart, we want to hear from the Cruiseline community what kinds of questions you have about getting back onboard?

Got questions about boarding, getting to port, what to expect onboard? We want to hear them all!

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I think the question on a lot of people's mind is if we have to book an excursion through the cruise line to see the ports!

If cruises start back up in July, what ports will be closed to the U.S. besides Canada? I'm guessing Grand Cayman.

The most pressing question(s) for me; what protocols will be in place?

Regarding protocols. Will the cruise lines have any contingencies in place for dealing with people who may temporarily forget we are in the "new normal"?

Example: Let's say I leave my cabin to go to dinner, and I get all the way to the entrance of the MDR, only to realize I forgot my mask. Will they give me a paper mask and allow me to enter, or will I be instructed to return to my cabin to retrieve it? This is actually a good example, for even after all these months I still occasionally leave my car to enter a store or restaurant without a mask. It happens.

Good question ableman. It also made me think .. masks in the MDR .. have to remove those to eat ... and how does that work with traditional MDR where 8 people (possibly 4 couples from 4 cabins) share a table together where they have to remove masks to eat?

We booked a cruise Auckland to Bali 1/5/22, we don’t know what to do, cancel and book another cruise , wait and see, I read that Australia and New Zealand were not going to reopen until 7/22.
Any advice ?

I hope you will be able to sail. Your cruise sounds awesome and I have no real advice. Maybe someone with greater insight will be able to help. Great question!

Yes...if AUS AND NZ really aren't "reopening" until 7/22....exactly what is it you're in doubt about? seems like the issue has already been decided for you...you really want to send them more money to "hold" for you until....when???

Whole load of "what-ifs" re those masks eh AB?? OGW? so...the chances of YOU folks forgetting your masks is absolutely NIL...and I have to believe they'll provide for that onboard...and as for eating, we've been out and about for a few months now.dinners, movies, stores...the usual....less and less places are even bothering to monitor much less enforce those shrinking mask mandates...and once we're seated, off comes the masks, and we've been out enough to notice..we're taking off for a few days to a well known town that recently dropped their mask mandates in their entirety...and we're not in the least bit worried...if we were, we wouldn't go....and MOST IMPORTANTLY, lets not forget those "limited occupancy" rules for cruising......I've been asking what exactly that means...no clue...you know most MDRs have tables close enough to each other you might as well be in a party of 8 whether you know them or not...even the two-tops aren't exactly "isolated".....

I would think that the decision to cancel is going to depend entirely on how you feel. Most of the cruise lines offer a decent cancellation policy at this time so if in doubt you can take advantage of that. However if you feel confident you can make final payment when it is due and if the cruise line cancels then they will either refund the money entirely or if they decide to hold it as a future cruise credit they will usually add an additional 10 - 25 % to it as compensation. The down side of this being that they hold your money while you wait for cruising to resume. If you have flights involved then it gets a bit more complicated. Long and short ... weigh the options and how you feel and then decide.

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