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  1. I got a good laugh out of this photo, and it reminded me of the Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour movie, Road to Bali. Cherie
  2. Airfare should have already been refunded to HAL and they should have refunded you. American Express will take care of that for you now. Airlines have been really good about refunds so it is unfortunate that HAL has not refunded this to you. Cherie
  3. PShelley, I am surprised at HAL refunding in incremental amounts. It seems like it would be better to make 50% of their customers totally happy than to piss off 100% of their passengers. I understand the immediate refund of excursions and delaying refunds of actual deposits and/or final payments but doing it incrementally is a bit shocking. And, it seems that it increases the cost of employees making the refunds. I'm really surprised by this approach. Thanks for this info. Cherie
  4. Thank you The-Inside-Cabin and Copper 10-8 for your replies. I remember hearing such nice things about Ashford when he was onboard and just didn't remember if the others also made an appearance. It sounds like Mrs. Hazel Donald was really a delight to have on board and she enjoyed it as much as the other passengers. Thank you again, Cherie
  5. Copper 10-8 - Great photo of WWII Navy task force. Probably a more accurate image of Manila Bay. Thank goodness, though, that the current ships in Manila Bay are not packed with young U.S. sailors at war. Cherie
  6. I was also thinking that Ashford may have a significant sum in is contract if he is asked to leave. Under the circumstances it would be even more tragic for HAL if Ashford receives a severance while others wait for their refunds. To The-Inside-Cabin, did Ashford always make the special appearance on World Cruises or did Kruse also show up? Really miss your daily reports from the WC!! Cherie
  7. Copper 10-8, The thought of all these ships in Manila Bay reminds me of flying into Panama City and seeing all the ships waiting for their turn to go through the Canal. I just love the view, day or night. Different circumstances indeed, but a large gathering of vessels. Thanks for all the good info. Cherie
  8. I understand that, but HAL would have been refunded for the flights so it seems like a no brainer that they would have refunded you. I'd be unhappy. Cherie
  9. I'm surprised that you have not been refunded your airline fees because these have been pretty easily received for cancelled flights. I was especially appreciative of strickerj's post #70 on this thread. If the flights were cancelled they are required to refund. Cherie
  10. I understand and accept your concerns whether airline cancellations should be discussed on this thread. When one concern is expressed there are often more concerns connected. I am really happy about the reference to U.S. regs regarding refunding for international flights that I have learned on this thread. Often a thread can be informmative on several fronts. I would be crazy if I was expecting a refund under the conditions of the OP and HAL has disappointed me in their response to their passengers' requests. What a mess. Cherie
  11. But the information provided re the airlines is also really helpful since many people taking a cruise need to fly to the port city. I apprecite the airline info. Cherie
  12. Really a sad statement for HAL. Who would book a cruise with them. I know they are not the only cruise line who does not put payments for future cruises into a trust account so refunds are easy, but confirming a cruise to insure final payment? Shameful. JMO Cherie
  13. I can't wait to read Captain Jonathan's blog and see the photos of his Indonesian crew disembarking. I'm sure they love him to death but will be so happy to be home. I wonder if their families will be able to be at the port or the families are also somewhat self-quarantined at the moment. What an adventure!!! Cherie
  14. Ha, ha. I should have proofed my post. But, maybe he does have a "helo." Sorry for the mistake. Cherie
  15. It is amazingly sunny at the beach today and possibly it is a reflection from Copper10-8's helo. It is well deserved!! Cherie
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