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  1. https://cruisefever.net/fincantieri-begins-to-reopen-their-shipyards-in-italy/?fbclid=IwAR2Va8B3_xJx_rrmixGIHJyVJx82irZZURgaXzShAreCwl3Rw9IecLruESM
  2. ....and the raisin rolls, cookies, pizza on NS, and on and on!
  3. Sorry to say we are cancelling today :(. We are not afraid of contracting the virus, but with a DH who is type 1 diabetic with an insulin pump, we cannot take the risk of a quarantine. Enjoy Hawaii for us!
  4. Dave OKC since you have been able to speak to your PCC, do you have an answer if the FCC offered for cancelled bookings can be applied to already booked cruises? ( we have 3 booked—one August 2020, Jan 2021 and May 2021). We are currently deciding if we want to go on our 3/17 sailing to Hawaii, or cancel. I hate to tie up the phone lines for those that have bookings in the next couple days as we don’t have to decide until the end of next week if we will go. I would hope that the answer is we can apply this FCC to existing bookings. If not, we may be forced to cancel one of these bookings and re-book just to use the FCC. Thanks for any input you can give!
  5. We bought the same tags from Amazon 4 years ago, and we cruise 2x/year. They still look brand new--they are super easy to use as there is a "Ziploc" top to secure tag, a reinforced metal grommet where the cable runs through, and the cable is multi-braid metal with a super secure closure. I think these will last for years.
  6. In order to get the pay $25/worth$50 deal, you must purchase in advance. That can be done through your booking on the website. If you purchase more cards than you end up using, the balance will be credited to you onboard ship account at the end of the voyage. Hope this helps!
  7. Whoops--21 Southern Caribbean on Jan 6th 2021 is on Nieuw Statendam, and the May 15th 2021is on the Ryndam.
  8. I have to play catch up... Please put us on the August 2, 2020 14 Day Northern Isles on the Nieuw Statendam (it looks like we may be the only ones on!), the 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer sailing Jan 6, 2021, and now the 17 Day Premiere Voyage and European Splendor sailing May 15, 2021. So excited about this last one as this will be our first inaugural voyage! Mitch and Cathy
  9. We were fortunate to be on NS this January and early February (just before the dedication cruise with Oprah) and onboard was a gal from the corporate art department who was actually instrumental in locating and purchasing some of the pieces that are installed on the ship. We went on 2 of her tours (each was different as she highlighted different installations) and told a bit about the pieces, where they came from and some of the stories behind the purchases and how some of them were actually installed. It was fascinating and I guess I thought it was going to be a “regular” part of the cruises on NS. No such luck as we were on her again in August in the Baltic and no art tours were offered. We were happy we had the opportunity this winter!!
  10. I'm pretty sure the discounted cards are only sold online before your cruise. We bought several before our sailing recently and they were ready when we checked in. If you end up not using a card, you can also have the amount unused credited off your account at Guest Services. This needs to be done however before the end of your cruise. You can get Soda Cards onboard but they will be at face value, and not at the 50% discount. Hope this helps.
  11. Shower amenities are in dispensers in the shower. The body lotion are in small bottles, and you can request more from your room steward. AFAIK, the pop cups are only on the K'dam and NS with the Coke Freestyle machines, unless they have recently rolled these out fleet wide.
  12. Go to www.halfacts.com You'll find some photos of NS 6214, and also Koningsdam (sister ship) 6233. These will give you a pretty good idea of aft facing V cabins.
  13. Thanks everyone for the input. I think based on this we will try and book when we are on the NS next month when we are sailing the 14 day Baltic itinerary. We always book so we can re-fare should the price drop. I will keep my eye on the May 2020 date :). Balliet, you will like the NS--we were on her in January for 18 days. They "tweaked" a few things from Koningsdam which we like a bit better. It's a lovely ship and the crew was all great. It's odd, I swear when I first looked at this sailing it was on the Zuiderdam, and when I checked again it was the NS. Happy to sail either one, but we do like the new Pinnacle class ships. Grsnovi--we're in the "retired" group now and loving it--hope you can do this in 2020! Cathy
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