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silvercruiser

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  1. I've loved the Veendam since our first cruise on it, out of Tampa about 15 years ago. It's just the right size and I'm thrilled to see it returning to Tampa this year, as it's only a one hour drive to embark. My favorite cruise on the Veendam was in 2013, Voyage of the Vikings. I splurged on one of those newer cabins facing the rear of the ship. Since we were sailing in areas with so many hours of daylight, the view from the large balcony was spectacular. But most of all, the trip was made so very special because the captain, Peter Bos, now retired, did such a wonderful job of keeping us informed every step of the way.
  2. We are under a statewide lockdown that prohibits Floridians from leaving home except to “obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.” Schools are closed, as are restaurants. The order - which goes into effect on Friday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. and expires on April 30 -
  3. Most of us here in Sarasota are staying home and keeping our distance from one another. This town has changed a whole lot since your parents left on January 4. They'll have to follow the new rules.
  4. Converting onboard credit to cash via the casino has been eliminated on some cruise lines, such as HAL, so read the fine print about OBC, in case it says "cannot be used in the casino."
  5. Even The Netherlands are concerned about so many tourists. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/06/we-must-act-now-netherlands-tries-to-control-tourism-boom
  6. Hope there are no engine problems when we're out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on the April 21 TA!
  7. I remember being so impressed at a local dinner theatre when the waiter, instead of just grabbing the plate, inquired, "Are you still enjoying your salad?"
  8. We went past in January 1997 around 2 in the morning and it was spectacular.
  9. Do the 4* Mariners get a 50% discount at the Dutch Cafe like they do at the Explorations Cafe?
  10. Disabled Couple on Dream Cruise Ship Trek Stranded in Bahamas ... https://www.newsweek.com/dream-cruise-disabled-couple-stranded-bahamas-nassau-c... Dec 18, 2018 - The pair have no passports and do not have the money to leave the ... Disabled Couple on Dream Cruise Ship Trek Stranded in Bahamas ... Doctors have now said that Johnson has an obstructed bowel and will need emergency surgery. ... not cover the cost of medical treatments outside of U.S. territories
  11. I was just going to comment about those two ladies. The last I heard there was no way for them to be able to re-enter the U.S. without a passport. Don't know what finally happened. And I can't remember what cruise line they were on to check and see what's new with that story.
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