What was "supposed to happen" 11/1??? what WILL happen 1/15? testing? masks? whats "voluntary" mean? yeah I know, wait and see...but did anyone realize there even was some kind of expiration date for 11/1? Lots of folks are cruising again....think they might like to know???? I used to ask "who's driving this bus?" new answer...NOBODY!!! BAH!!!

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I was wondering the same thing yesterday. I hope they extend it so I can get on my cruise! I will be the first vacation I've taken in 2 years!

Are you really surprised by this? I think not. I haven't followed all cruise lines as closely as I have Carnival, because that's where I have booked sailings. Anyway, the last announcement from Carnival was that the current protocols were in place through the end of February 2022. I wish the CDC would stop extending the "guidelines" but I have no hope that they will relinquish the power. But I don't think that is going to happen.Crying

P.S. I knew about the November 1st date, it's been in place since the last extention. Besides it was two days after I set sail and had to abide by it. My next sail date is: February 26th, two days before Carnival's end of the current set of protoclos.

Not really...but you know that CCL can relax their own guidelines ASA the CDC would let them. I suppose there's a point to be made about keeping them as strict as they are way beyond whatever the CDC allows...Haven't heard of any covid cases on cruises lately. Either the news is suppressed somehow (which I doubt) or there haven't been any. And that's a good thing....btw, my next is on CCL as you know, 11/27...the one after THAT is CCL, same ship, same cabin, 2/26...Great minds again eh??? I think it was cruise withdrawal that caused it. BUT...if the one 11/27 truly sux, after all we went thru to comply, well...

AND CQ, Lord knows YOU deserve about a month off I figure....but why do you want these regs extended so YOU can cruise? what am I missing?

I knew about the November deadline - and was hoping it would be over - but as long as they don't throw more restrictions in place I am good with it. Looking forward to my 11/16 Emerald Princess cruise.

I do note that the CDC "guidelines" are NOT mandatory and are really only recommendations. The good news in this one is that they dropped the 7 day cruise length limit.

Yes..and I'm thinking that even tho the cruise lines might "lighten up" in order to attract more passengers, its just possible some of them won't. Think of the damage if theres an "outbreak" on a ship that could've been prevented. Kind of puts the cruise lines in a strange position doesn't it?

Agreed that the cruise lines are cautious and rightly so. This is literally a make or break / do or die situation for them. I think that some cruise lines are doing more and being more cautious than others and this seems to show. I also noticed yesterday that the stock analysts are taking note of some of these things and it is being reflected in their recent stock recommendations for the cruise industry.

They did drop the 7-day cruise length limit and the requirement to cancel a cruise if someone ends up with covid on the cruise. I don't believe it will go away in Jan either. I think they'll just create a set of rules that begins on 15 Jan 22. Regulations are rarely scaled back.

Maybe with good reason, at least at this time.


There are no words..Its absolutely amazing nothing appears in the press............but...we just got our boosters and a lifetime supply of masks it seems....and enough hand cleaner to drown in....we're going....


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