Proof of Vaccination

Hey everybody, I am so happy to hear that cruising (fingers crossed) will start in mid-July. But does anybody else have an issue with giving private information of a medical nature to a third party to exercise your rights to freedom of movement? I feel that the Gov't is trying to get around a vaccine passport by co-erceing big business to do it for them.

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Not willing to take an experimental inoculation. If I have been on my last cruise so be it. But as much as my wife and I love to cruise the high price of the cruise is the ONLY price I am willing to pay to go.

Not a chance. If you're vaccinated supposedly you can't get Covid from me or give it to me. My decision should not be a concern.

You're completely and totally wrong...other than that, you're completely within your rights to decline to cruise, or even get shots. GL2U!

Sorry but in my most humble and accurate opinion one of us is wrong. Sadly it is not me. GL2U2

Except that you definitely are, according to statements already given by medical experts and reports of people being infected multiple times.

Not willing to take that chance given that the experts seem to include Dr. Fauci. Many others with much more credibility seem to be against it confirming my sentiments. So glad that, at least for now, we can agree to disagree.

Hope you have no reaction to the inoculation. Good luck on your cruise.

It may be a while before you get to go on a cruise then. For the foreseeable future with Carnival, prices are a lot higher than they were pre-COVID, and all the way through 2023 they are just as high.. To cruise with Carnival and not be vaccinated (at this time at least) you have to apply to be one of the 5% that is exempt (I see this being a thing for a little while at least) and it is not guaranteed that you would be chosen. At this time it's a long process, but I am sure they will get it down pat before too long. Also, to cruise unvaccinated (at this time) you will be testing before you leave for your cruise.. and several times during your cruise, and you have to pay for all of the tests except the 1st one when you arrive to the port will be free. You will have to wear your mask constantly, even in the pool. It can only be removed when taking a bite of food or a sip of your drink. It must be replaced in between each bite/sip. With Carnival, they will now have special bubble excursions that the unvaccinated folks can take.. no self-guided shopping etc. and if those bubble excursions sell out, you are not allowed off the ship. I understand everyone's right to not get vaccinated, but all of those regulations just seem like a pain in the rear.. and the reason we rescheduled our July 19th cruise because my 6 year old can not be vaccinated.

I truly hope that all of the restrictions will go away soon and that they can fully approve the vaccine for those who wish to receive it. I know all of us here want to get back to cruising!

I also would prefer to have vaccines mandatory to cruise. I think ports are going to be a problem without proof of vaccinations.

Well, as for "private information of a medical nature to a third party to exercise your rights to freedom of movement": I always assumed that was the case for international travel to certain destinations anyway (like parts of Africa, and I think Southeast Asia).

Likewise, considering the vast amount of private information you give out to use your phone, tablet, social media sites, apps, car & hotel rentals, airlines, long distance bus lines, train stations, travel agencies, etc - as it has already been said: how is this any different than anything you've already done with your private information.

Proof of vaccination for travel to certain parts of planet is just common sense; especially as some parts of world still have polio or typhoid fever outbreaks, and such.

I would love to know your sources. Not because I want to read them, but they're obviously full of misinformation and should be shut out of my life.

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