So the CDC has upped its warning...its like they intend to NEVER actually permit cruising out of the USA. BTW, clicking the link in it re their conditions (which has been beaten up in here) reveals everything anyone ever wanted to know about their rules. The idea that not much has been decided upon isn't true...EVERY aspect of cruising has been dissected by the md's and bureaucrats...Specifically, those so-called test cruises....want to bet not one person in a thousand has actually READ how they have to be conducted? Or who has to be tested, and when? and what happens when COVID is detected onboard...If you click the link, and scan down to pages 26-32 (more or less) you'll wind up shaking your head just like I did...Just love it when 100k people volunteer for "something"....

To me, GET the VACCINE...thats the only way we're going to get back to doing the thing we all love to do...WHICH vaccine? How long before the CDC blesses it all and removes these restrictions? Pick a year.....

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Well said. Totally agree. Everything is clear as mud. Until a proven vaccine is globally accepted travel will iffy at best.

Have to agree with you Yankee. Vaccine is the way to go with this.

What boggles my mind is that they are saying how bad cruising is and what measures you MUST take when disembarking from a cruise. These rules come about when there is NO cruising. Now I could see it if there was actually a cruise ship sailing in December, but why now?! Anyway, I think you are probably correct that cruising will not be back until a vaccine is readily available.

I second the motion, this is totally agree. Let us hope and pray for the best!

Ultimately, I believe most people will elect to get the vaccination. Right now, everyone is experiencing what I call "COVID Fatigue" and just want things to get back to normal. I am a healthcare worker and have wanted nothing else but to get back to normal all year. Unlike others, I can't get "COVID Fatigue" if I plan to protect my residents.

Ultimately, the only way that this pandemic will end will be if we get a vaccine that works or achieve Herd Immunity. Luckily, we are closer to a vaccine than most people realize (we have 3 that have been proven highly effective...2 have already applied for FDA approval, and I believe I heard that the third company is applying for FDA approval this week).

From your lips to Gods ears CQ.....................btw, I just heard that "herd immunity" term for the first time on TV...had to look it up...this is good stuff.....unfortunately, every disease seems to have a different "threshold" to achieve it, and obviously nobody knows what that number is...

AND, before I forget......THANKYOU...I've played tag with peeps wearing a different color uniform...but I don't think I'd have the cojones to do what you do DAILY....

Totally agree!! I've seen a lot of people say if they are required to get the vaccine they will no longer travel. Now what kind of sense does that make? You have received and lived with vaccines your whole life.

Difference being, those vaccines have been voluntary.

I am not sure how I really feel about a vaccine being required to cruise, but I know that there are several countries that require them. I remember getting several before we went overseas for my husband's first assignment. So I became curious and with the internet at my fingertips, I found a list:

Note: we probably will get the vaccine but not because it may be required, but because we are in the high risk category.

I am also high risk and have been working from home since March 16. I'm losing my freaking mind. I was reading an article that stated that people that have the vaccine could become a carrier and infect others that have not been vaccinated. 🤦🏽‍♀️


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