Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "P - Z" > Princess Cruises
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Princess Cruises
Read thousands of Princess Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best Princess Cruise Deals

NEW! Find Your PRINCESS Roll Call

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old March 4th, 2010, 08:12 PM
FredS FredS is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: CA
Posts: 1,352
Default

If Princess requires shot documentation it does no good to send it to them, they want to see it at boarding. when we left FL for a cruise on the Amazon to the Med we had to show it at a table set up before we could even check in. I would not send an original in to Princess HQ if they did not require it, with service what it is they probably would "misplace" it. Also, often the "left hand" does not know what the "right hand" is doing.
Reply With Quote

  #22  
Old March 4th, 2010, 10:56 PM
Pam in CA's Avatar
Pam in CA Pam in CA is offline
30,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA
Posts: 37,591
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bconley351 View Post
Are we going to need shots? We're doing a FT PC Cruise (FLL-LA). We get to Costa Rica after Colombia, and according to the chart it looks like we do. Any advise from someone who has done this itinerary? We're planning on walking around Cartegena.
Nope. You absolutely, positively do not need a Yellow Fever shot/certificate for Cartagena. I was there in January on the reverse of your itinerary.
__________________
-- Pam Email (to be my friend on Facebook, email me. ) PLEASE identify yourself with your Cruise Critic name.



Boston. Strong.

* Me ziplining across Victoria Falls: https://plus.google.com/photos/10147...83463276981969
* Safari photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/1014740...eat=directlink

Upcoming:
Crown Princess -- 10/18/14 BVE
Grand Princess -- LA > HI > LA 2/17/15
OAT African Safari -- 10/5/15
Pacific Princess 50th Anniversary cruise -- 12/3/15
Reply With Quote

  #23  
Old March 5th, 2010, 02:04 PM
lolalita lolalita is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 13
Default

Where are you going that you require the yellow fever vaccine?
__________________
Caribbean Princess - April 2008 1st cruise
Emerald Princess - January 2009 Wedding Cruise
Independance of the Seas - January 2010 Anniversary
Reply With Quote

  #24  
Old March 5th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Rick03Ultra Rick03Ultra is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 147
Default Costa Rica requirements

I'll preface this by saying that according to these boards, a yellow fever vacination is not required or asked for if going to Costa Rica. But according to the CDC website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbo...CostaRica.aspx
if you first stop in Columbia, then the yellow fever vacination is required.
My DW and I decided to get our vacinations even if it was not required on these boards, because it then gives us an excuse to go to Brazil sometime in the future (it's good for 10 years).
__________________




Crown Princess Eastern Caribbean 2/01/09
Island Princess Panama Canal 3/30/10
Emerald Princess Southern Caribbean 11/28/10
Crown Princess Western Caribbean 4/02/11
Noordam Southern Caribbean 3/26/2012
Noordam Southern Caribbean Pt2 11/26/2012
Reply With Quote

  #25  
Old March 5th, 2010, 07:11 PM
chrysalis's Avatar
chrysalis chrysalis is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 13,237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick03Ultra View Post
I'll preface this by saying that according to these boards, a yellow fever vacination is not required or asked for if going to Costa Rica. But according to the CDC website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbo...CostaRica.aspx
if you first stop in Columbia, then the yellow fever vacination is required.
My DW and I decided to get our vacinations even if it was not required on these boards, because it then gives us an excuse to go to Brazil sometime in the future (it's good for 10 years).
Well....the Coral Princess full transit westboard itinerary goes to Columbia, then Panama, then Costa Rica. There was no requirement to have yellow fever shots or documentation of those shots.
Reply With Quote

  #26  
Old March 5th, 2010, 08:42 PM
BosoxI BosoxI is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,651
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gooch47 View Post
Yes, the shots were required for this trip (Amazon River and Devil's Island).

Well, my TA got the call. All they wanted was to have her tell us we needed the ORIGINAL folder, and not the copy. Well, duh ...
When will that be?
Reply With Quote

  #27  
Old August 22nd, 2010, 04:07 PM
AlwaysPlanning AlwaysPlanning is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 185
Default Full Transit West to East and the Yellow Fever Vaccine

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pam in CA View Post
Nope. You absolutely, positively do not need a Yellow Fever shot/certificate for Cartagena. I was there in January on the reverse of your itinerary.
Hi Pam in CA (or anyone else who wants to respond),

If I am reading you correctly, you traveled a similar itinerary in January that we are booked on this Fall. We are cruising full transit through the Canal and will be in Costa Rica first, then Colombia and on to Aruba. I read somewhere that Aruba will not allow anyone to come ashore without proof of the vaccine if they were previously at a country on the Yellow Fever list. Have you heard this? Were you on a similar itinerary with Princess?

Always Planning
Reply With Quote

  #28  
Old August 22nd, 2010, 04:34 PM
Essiesmom Essiesmom is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Coastal GA USA
Posts: 14,867
Default

I think the hooker is Devil's Island, who requires the immunization if you have previously visited a country where Yellow Fever is prevalent, such as Brazil/Amazon. We did the Amazon cruise in 1999 on Royal Princess, and did not need YF vaccine. I did Panama Canal transit in 2009, with stop after canal in Cartagena, and did not need YF. EM
__________________
MSC Divina 11/20-23/2013 Bahamas 3 nights Inside
Coral Princess 17 July 2013 Alaska 14 nights Inside
Celebrity Silhouette 22 May 2013 Adriatic & Italy 12 nights Balcony
Queen Elizabeth 15 May 2013 4 nights Inside
Celebrity Infinity 16 April 2013 B2B San Diego to Harwich 27 nights OV/Concierge
Nieuw Amsterdam Mediterranean 4/30 - 5/24/2012 24 nights Inside
Millennium B2B2B 2/6-20/2012 Caribbean 14 nights Concierge/Inside/Inside
Caribbean Princess 10/29/2011 Caribbean Islander NY to FLL 10 nights Mini-suite
Celebrity Solstice 5/1/2011 FLL to Barcelona 13 nights Concierge
Carnival Fascination 2/28/11 Bahamas 5 nights OV
Queen Mary 2 12/8/2010 Caribbean Delights 11 nights Balcony
Celebrity Summit 10/24/10 B2B NY to San Juan 13 nights OV/Balcony
Emerald Princess 8/29/10 Western Caribbean 7 nights Inside
Diamond Princess 5/29/10 B2B Alaska Inside
Westerdam 2/7/10 Eastern & Southern Caribbean 14 nights Inside
Carnival Dream 10/27/09 Transatlantic 16 nights Cove balcony
Carnival Sensation 6/18/09 Bahamas 3 nights inside
Carnival Splendor 5/17/09 B2B Mexi-not to Canada 14 nights 4J inside
Oosterdam 2/28/09 San Diego to Rome 32 nights OV
Carnival Fascination 12/13/08 Bahamas 5 nights Inside
Queen Elizabeth 2 7/31/08 Lands of Fire and Ice 12 nights OV
Celebration 3/27/08 Bahamas 4 nights Porthole
Celebration 1/26/08 Bahamas 5 nights Inside
Norwegian Spirit 10/20/07 CTN 1 night Inside
Elation 4/23/07 B2B Bahamas 10 nights Inside
Zenith 8/2006 Bermuda 7 nights OV
Calypso 7/2005 Greek Isles 4 nights Inside
Star Princess Inaugural 2/2002 Pacific Rim Singapore to LA 26 nights Balcony
Millennium 8/2000 Baltic 14 nights Balcony
Fantasy 6/1999 Bahamas 4 nights Porthole
Royal Princess 1/1999 Buenos Aires to Manaus 14 nights OV
Home Lines Oceanic x 2 1973 NYC to Nassau 7 nights
Homes Lines Homeric x2 Eastern Caribbean 1972 10 nights
Reply With Quote

  #29  
Old August 22nd, 2010, 05:14 PM
onthelake onthelake is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 785
Default

We did Cartegena to Rio in about 1998. DS was 5 or 6. The Yellow Fever shot was not required but there was a sudden outbreak and we arrived at the port to meet several doctors and nurses ready to give us a shot (and the yellow card) before we were allowed to check in and board the ship. DS was not happy after rising before dawn to catch the flight in Miami to fly down to Cartegena. Luckily, no one had a reaction to the shot.
Reply With Quote

  #30  
Old August 22nd, 2010, 05:22 PM
Colo Cruiser's Avatar
Colo Cruiser Colo Cruiser is offline
40,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: COLORADO
Posts: 40,852
Default

No shot required in Aruba.
We have traveled in both directions from/to those ports.
__________________
Princess Elite Member
53 Princess Cruises



USNS HARKNESS T-AGS 32

Last edited by Colo Cruiser; August 22nd, 2010 at 05:22 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #31  
Old August 22nd, 2010, 06:00 PM
hobo1937 hobo1937 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,867
Default

We did a full transit back to back in March of this year with the same itinerary..no shots needed in either direction.
__________________
Cruise History:
Coral Princess Alaska Cruisetour 5/03, Jewel of the Seas Baltic 5/04, Voyager of the Seas Canada 9/04, Vision of the Seas Mexico 12/04, Monarch of the Seas Mexico 2/05, Vision of the Seas Pacific Coastal5/05, Vision of the Seas Alaska 9/05, Brillance of the Seas Mediterranean 10/05, Monarch of the Seas Mexico 12/05, Vision of the Seas Pacific Coastal 5/06, Jewel of the Seas Transatlantic 9/06, Vision of the Seas Mexico 12/06 Monarch of the Seas Mexico 12/06, Millennium Western Europe 4/07, Serenade of the Seas Alaska 9/07, Serenade of the Seas Alaska 5/08,Diamond Princess Asia 9/08, Mariner of the Seas South America 1/09, Mariner of the Seas Pacific Coastal 5/09 Star Princess b2b SF-Sydney-LA 9/09 Coral Princess b2b Panama Canal 3/10 Sea Princess Alaska 9/10 Golden Princess Hawaii 11/10 Crown Princes Transatlantic/British Isles 5/11 Crown Princess Ireland Iceland Scotland 6/11 Golden Princess Hawaii 11/11 Oosterdam Mexican Riviera 2/12
Emerald Princess Canada Cruisetour 10/12, Celebrity Infinity Panama Canal 11/12 Golden Princess Hawaii 4/13 Holland Maasdam Transatlantic/Med 10/13 Ruby Princess Med/Transatlantic 11/13 Sapphire Princess Coastal 1/14

Upcoming:Holland Westerdam Mexico 10/14 Crown Princess Coastal 10/14 Grand Princess Hawaii 12/14
Reply With Quote

  #32  
Old August 23rd, 2010, 01:29 AM
caribill caribill is offline
20,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: League City, TX
Posts: 28,767
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Essiesmom View Post
I think the hooker is Devil's Island, who requires the immunization if you have previously visited a country where Yellow Fever is prevalent, such as Brazil/Amazon.
Actually, it is the opposite.

If you visit Devil's Island on the way to Brazil, Brazil will require the immunization.
Reply With Quote

  #33  
Old August 23rd, 2010, 01:30 AM
caribill caribill is offline
20,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: League City, TX
Posts: 28,767
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by onthelake View Post
We did Cartegena to Rio in about 1998. DS was 5 or 6. The Yellow Fever shot was not required but there was a sudden outbreak and we arrived at the port to meet several doctors and nurses ready to give us a shot (and the yellow card) before we were allowed to check in and board the ship.
Since it takes 10 days for the immunization to be effective, it was probably not fully protective by the time you reached Brazil.
Reply With Quote

  #34  
Old August 23rd, 2010, 07:16 AM
jimpod's Avatar
jimpod jimpod is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 393
Default

Hi Moiragirl - we are doing the FT of the Panama Canal in 4 weeks time (yippee)!!!! We were advised by the Practice Nurse at the doctor's and the Travel Clininc to get the yellow fever shot. We had given them a note of the excursions we have booked and were told that there is definitely yellow fever in one of the locations we are going to. I think it's the trip in Panama that was causing the concern as we will be going to the Soberania National Park. We also got Typhoid, Swine Flu and a Tetanus boosters. This site is very helpful - http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/home.aspx. Enjoy your cruise when it comes.
Reply With Quote

  #35  
Old April 24th, 2012, 01:27 AM
Gazelle2's Avatar
Gazelle2 Gazelle2 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Niceville, Florida
Posts: 234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pam in CA View Post
Nope. You absolutely, positively do not need a Yellow Fever shot/certificate for Cartagena. I was there in January on the reverse of your itinerary.
Pam...I need some advice concerning required/recommended immunizations for our Far East cruise next April. I searched the archives before starting a new thread and found this one.

I know that you are travelling on the second half of our trip. We are just doing the Bangkok-Beijing portion with some extra days in both Bangkok and Beijing. As you know, our cruise makes stops in Singapore, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea before terminating in Beijing.

I have been through the CDC site and it looks like every country we are scheduled to visit has no requirement for yellow fever shots unless you are coming from a country on the WHO Yellow Fever list. None of these countries are on the list. Our yellow fever shots expire a couple of months before our cruise so we are particularly interested in the requirements for that immunization.

The other possible shot that we might need to get back up to date on are Hepatitis. The CDC site is not much help here.

I have seen several questions in this thread concerning whether PRINCESS itself requires proof of immunization for our particular cruise before boarding. This is where I though you might be of particular assistance.

Getting the shots is not a problem for us but, at our age, I prefer not to take any immunizations that are not absolutely required.

Thanks in advance, Pam.

Gazelle2
__________________


Viking Odin - Prague to Paris - July 2014
Diamond Princess - April 2013
Carnival Freedom - January 2013
Carnival Conquest - October 2012
Carnival Legend - March 2012
Emerald Princess - November 2011
NCL - Pride of America - May 2011
Carnival Elation - February 2011
Carnival Elation - November 2010
Carnival Dream - October 2010
RCL Oasis of the Seas - May/June 2010
Carnival Fantasy - April 2010
HAL Ryndam - September 2009
Carnival Holiday - May 2009
Carnival Celebration - April 5, 2008
Carnival Liberty - May 2007
Carnival Miracle - April 2006
Windjammer Fantome - 1987
Reply With Quote

  #36  
Old April 24th, 2012, 02:17 AM
Pam in CA's Avatar
Pam in CA Pam in CA is offline
30,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA
Posts: 37,591
Default

No yellow fever shot needed but you should have Hep A and B, and make sure your tetanus is up to date. Bring an all-purpose antibiotic as well. This is what I got/had for my trip to China several years ago. I'll double-check the Immunizations on my vaccination card but I think that's it. A travel clinic will have the latest information of what's required. FYI, Hep A and B are a series of three shots over several weeks so you need to make sure you start them early.

Just checked and I also got a typhoid vaccination. Not sure if it's required but if it's not, it's a good idea. Depending on your age, I recommend getting the pneumonia and shingles vaccinations for your general health as they are good preventative vaccines.
__________________
-- Pam Email (to be my friend on Facebook, email me. ) PLEASE identify yourself with your Cruise Critic name.



Boston. Strong.

* Me ziplining across Victoria Falls: https://plus.google.com/photos/10147...83463276981969
* Safari photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/1014740...eat=directlink

Upcoming:
Crown Princess -- 10/18/14 BVE
Grand Princess -- LA > HI > LA 2/17/15
OAT African Safari -- 10/5/15
Pacific Princess 50th Anniversary cruise -- 12/3/15

Last edited by Pam in CA; April 24th, 2012 at 02:36 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #37  
Old April 24th, 2012, 02:22 AM
caribill caribill is offline
20,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: League City, TX
Posts: 28,767
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gazelle2 View Post
Pam...I need some advice concerning required/recommended immunizations for our Far East cruise next April. I searched the archives before starting a new thread and found this one.

I know that you are travelling on the second half of our trip. We are just doing the Bangkok-Beijing portion with some extra days in both Bangkok and Beijing. As you know, our cruise makes stops in Singapore, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea before terminating in Beijing.
I am not Pam, but I have been to all of those countries and have not been required to have any immunizations to enter any of them.
Reply With Quote

  #38  
Old April 24th, 2012, 07:58 AM
gooch47's Avatar
gooch47 gooch47 is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 2,734
Default

This was back in 2010 that we got the shots, right?

My wuss husband STILL complains that the injection site hurts from time to time. I think what really hurt him was the cost.
__________________
________
Linda

65 cruises (616 days) and counting:
Carnival: 8 (57 days)
Celebrity: 2 (14 days)
NCL: 14 (103 days)
Princess: 34 (397 days)
RCCL: 5 (35 days)
Viking: 1 (10 days)

Most Recent:

NCL Jewel b2b - March/April 2014
NCL Jewel b2b - Feb. 2014

NCL Jewel b2b - Jan. 2014
Caribbean Princess -December, 2013

Future:

NCL Sun - November 2014
Island Princess - December 2014
NCL Dawn - January 2015

Last edited by gooch47; April 24th, 2012 at 07:59 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #39  
Old April 24th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Gazelle2's Avatar
Gazelle2 Gazelle2 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Niceville, Florida
Posts: 234
Default

Thanks, Pam and caribill.
__________________


Viking Odin - Prague to Paris - July 2014
Diamond Princess - April 2013
Carnival Freedom - January 2013
Carnival Conquest - October 2012
Carnival Legend - March 2012
Emerald Princess - November 2011
NCL - Pride of America - May 2011
Carnival Elation - February 2011
Carnival Elation - November 2010
Carnival Dream - October 2010
RCL Oasis of the Seas - May/June 2010
Carnival Fantasy - April 2010
HAL Ryndam - September 2009
Carnival Holiday - May 2009
Carnival Celebration - April 5, 2008
Carnival Liberty - May 2007
Carnival Miracle - April 2006
Windjammer Fantome - 1987
Reply With Quote

  #40  
Old April 24th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Treven's Avatar
Treven Treven is online now
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: The Big Tomato
Posts: 6,197
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bconley351 View Post
Are we going to need shots? We're doing a FT PC Cruise (FLL-LA). We get to Costa Rica after Colombia, and according to the chart it looks like we do. Any advise from someone who has done this itinerary? We're planning on walking around Cartegena.
I did a full transit of the canal in 2010, partial itinerary was Cartagena, Panama Canal, Costa Rica. Never was required to have YF shots.
__________________
If at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

Grand Princess - 04.17.16 California Coastal
Golden Princess - 07.21.15 Back to Alaska
Grand Princess - 04.13.14 Hawaii (b2b)
Grand Princess - 04.06.14 Calif Coastal (b2b)
Sea Princess - 06.02.12 Alaska
Sea Princess - 05.07.10 Panama Canal
Emerald Princess - 04.19.09 Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Millennium - 03.02.08 Western Caribbean
Royal Caribbean - Serenade of the Seas - 10.21.06 Eastern Caribbean
NCL Star - 06.04.05 Hawaiian Isls, Fanning Island
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.
Cookie ConsentCookie Policy