People over 70 will need a Doctors OK to cruise , I heard this is it true ?

I heard NCL wants to do this , I am not sure if this is true

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Maybe, maybe not. I saw all those "articles" a few weeks ago> First, neither if us have gotten ANY notification from NCL about this requirement. Second, the form exists. Going to their website itself and clicking on the section involving the "refunds" and FCCs due to the virus has a clickable link. HOWEVER, reading the explanation, which has been updated as of 3/30, would indicate they will advise further as to what they plan to do after 5/11 when they plan to resume sailing. I'm sure they're know they're killing the goose that lays the golden egg.https://www.ncl.com/sites/default/files/Certificate-of-Medical-Fitness-to-Travel-form.pdf

Agree.

and here again..but not to put too fine a point on it, I believe that when they start to sail again "regularly", they just may ask those questions, but not require the md's note. That note would be required prior to each sailing as I understand it, and its just not going to happen. https://www.live5news.com/2020/03/13/carnival-cruises-adds-new-health-screening-questions-passengers/

That policy was put into place prior to the shutdown when the cruise lines were still trying to operate in the midst of the madness. Whether the policy sticks or not is something we will have to wait and see.

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That policy was put into place prior to the shutdown when the cruise lines were still trying to operate in the midst of the madness. Whether the policy sticks or not is something we will have to wait and see.

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Exactly. That's why I tried to find some "commentary" about it on NCL's website. Its just a few lines in the FAQs off the home page when you click on the virus response "more". And very sparse at that. I also tried to find some demographics about that old saw about how us geezers are the so-called largest group by age onboard. Theres lots of sites, but the overall impression is that we comprise about 20% of the entire sailing universe. While there may be lines or even cruises that give the impression they "cater" to seniors, overall, its clear that NO sane cruise line wants to alienate anybody.

I am sure that is just what your local physician wants to do... fill out this form. Note: this is said in a very sarcastic tone!!!!

Well said AUNTIE...and frankly, there is NO WAY anybody wants to sit in a drs office to get a form filled out so they can go cruising. !!!! We have cancelled a number of "routine" appointments. Less unnecessary exposure!!

Sign it yourself Big Smile

Have you seen the form? It requires more that a scribbled signature...Its unlikely they would check it, unless of course you got sick...then you could explain it all down at city hall....FWIW, i don't think its going to be necessary after the "ban" is lifted...remember, "somebody" says its ok to cruise...and then someone, somewhere gets it on a cruise line somewhere...game over....

Since I am over 70, I will find out soon enough.

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