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  1. We can only hope that they will hear us. No one wants them to succeed more than their cruise clients.
  2. Noticed in last Rotterdam review video shown yesterday that showed space for a library. The shelves were empty and it was hard to see how much space has been afforded to it but so happy that HAL heard our request for libraries. Seemed different from what the book area is on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam and Seth referred to it as the library returning. Hope we won't be disappointed with what it actually is.
  3. Father, I would guess that that is just a partial listing for breakfast foods.
  4. Yes, Jacqui, it was bound to happen. Venice and its fragile infra-structure cannot support large numbers of huge ships and that number of visitors ongoing. These mostly very large ships put huge strain on the buildings, infrastructure, pilings and the narrow Giudecca canal. We will gladly fly into Venice to visit and then go to the port nearby to pick up the ship. I would like our children and future generations to be able to visit this beautiful and magical place and to see it without accerlerated degredation.
  5. Packages and perks for TA's are available. We are booked on Rotterdam as you cited above and have "Have it All" (although that may not have been the name of the package when we booked).
  6. Can you tell us the sites that show the changing cabin pricing? (or is this not allowed by CC)
  7. With every new pic, the excitement mounts. Can't wait to get to Amsterdam and see her in person.
  8. Just reiterating my earlier response of support for keeping this thread going. Used to read dailies and filled with so much stuff that I gave it up. Laura, please keep this going at least until cruising has fully started as "Been There, Planning That" suggests.
  9. Manager, Laura: PLEASE!!--don't stop the posting here. It is so easy to find in one place. Goodness knows we could all probably use some smiles and laughter.
  10. We are booked on Rotterdam in October and now I am wondering what the odds are of that cruise happening.
  11. Looking forward to sailing on Rotterdam in October. So hope coming back on line for all the ships will be a smooth transition.
  12. I've always wondered about this area. How large are the windows? Is the bed in the way of easily looking out? Love the motion especially at night.
  13. I wonder if cruise lines will ask for the Jones Act to be suspended for a year to enable cruise ships to start up when they are ready allowing Alaska cruises. It may be a moot point since the season ends mostly in September and ships may just be gearing up then. We are supposed to be on the Rotterdam in October and I am so hoping. Crossing my fingers...
  14. Nice to see things moving along. I'm sure we are all yearning to return to cruising and following the progress will help keep the mood.
  15. This link seems to be the one that Himself might be looking at. https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/
  16. Here is the link I use to watch the port. (Just went back to the link and it says that it will be offline for up to two months while they work on it.) https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/
  17. So many fond memories of all our trips on the Veendam. May she always be safe.
  18. So hopeful that this will be the beginning of getting this pandemic under control and that our health and lives will return to some semblance of pre-Covid days. In the meantime, we have to use other means to keep the spike from rising at a rate of more than 100,000+ per day.
  19. We received it Saturday and like S & B, just enjoy looking at it and remembering all the places we've been and where we want to go once it is safe to do so. Something nice to think about as we just got an early 5" snow storm--hope it's not a forecast of a long severe winter.
  20. This is only one of the first steps of many, many to go back to sailing. But, it is nice to know that it is in place and companies can continue to work to getting us back on board once it is safe to do so.
  21. Suspending it, even for a short time until the cruise industry gets back on its feet, doesn't have a down side that I can see. To survive, businesses and the government will have to continue to make adjustments and cooperate with each other, IMHO.
  22. Suspending the Jones Act temporarily may well help not only the Alaskan cruises but other cruises that could take place in other areas of our country.
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