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  1. That's exactly what was posted in post #21 by YXU AC*SE, the formal document from Transport Canada.
  2. Truth....guess this covid thing did nothing good for any of us but I think I would like to take my account back so the fake TAD 2005 needs to back off and go do whatever with his new girley friends.
  3. Note to the OP.......what if the person who "couldn't go on the cruise" was dumped by you and her money was paying part of your credit card bills for years????? The credit cards that you use for all cruises. Will the real TAD2005 stand up.........that would be me.......the woman scorned.💀 I just want people to know the truth.......hmmmmm.....truth....look it up on google you fake TAD2005!!
  4. There could still be delays in the finishing of the R-Dam 7. Many components of the ship are supplied from vendors all over Europe and Asia.. They are just assembled in the Fincantieri shipyards. The finishing out of the ship all depends on hundreds of suppliers doing their job and on schedule.
  5. Never underestimate the anger of a women scorned !!
  6. No, final payment isn't until next June, 2021. And I paid the deposit for both passengers. So, I will ask my TA to work on this for me.
  7. I have a booked cruise for September 2021 on a HAL cruise with a travelling partner, not related to me. They have indicated that they will not be able to go. I have someone else that wants to go, but I don't want to cancel and rebook, and lose all the perks. Can my TA work with HAL to swap out the old name with a new one ? I am the primary contact on the booking. Has anyone done this and did you have any problems ?
  8. I figured that this thread would eventually devolve into politics. Congrats Chipmaster, you did it !! NO politics on CC. It's nice to come to at least one website that isn't slanted and biased one way or the other. Let's keep it that way.
  9. Carnival and other lines have built ships specifically for the Chinese market, even designing restaurants for Far East style menus. Will these lines pull those ships back ?
  10. I was told today that our doubled deposit from an October 2020 Rotterdam cruise that was just cancelled, would be applied to our final payment for a Sept 2021 cruise, even though we booked the 2021 cruise before the virus screwed everything up.
  11. I booked a Sept 2021 cruise on the Ryndam just 2 months ago. I also had a Oct 3, 2020 Rotterdam cruise deposited, but final payment has not been paid yet, scheduled for July 4, 2020. I just received the cancellation notice for the Oct 3, 2020 cruise and the bonus FCC. The wording on the bonus FCC says the value of my original deposit on the Oct 2020 cancelled cruise will be doubled and it can be used for a NEW BOOKING as part of the cruise fare. Because I have already booked and deposited the Sept 2021 Ryndam cruise, will I get my cancelled cruise deposit be doubled and applied
  12. I don't think dragging the delivery date out by months or years is possible. These ship yards have schedules, and they can't allow a partially finished hull to sit in a very expensive drydock until the customer feels that he can afford to take delivery. Once the keel is laid, that mass of steel cannot be moved to some holding area until the cruise market is right for delivery. The funds for the delivery are already allocated. It's a done deal. The ship yard has hundreds of millions of Euros invested and they want their final payment. The cruise line cannot pay for an unfinished ship,
  13. Every beer, canned, bottled or draft are included in the regular SBP and the $11 max price. Checkout Rogerjett photography dot com for a complete list. If you are a beer drinker, like me, you will have your choice of anything they offer.
  14. Today's news is that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has invested 8.2% of CCL's total worth. That is a huge chunk of change. CCL owned almost 10% by the Saudis !!
  15. HAL refers to the base fare when they are applying what you paid to a future cruise. If you have paid your full fare and the cruise is cancelled, your taxes and port fees are refunded to your credit card and the base fare is credited to a future cruise. They cannot predict what future cruise you may pick, so they cannot apply the taxes and port fees to an unknown cruise, so you get that part back. The base fare is applied to a future cruise, with any percentage bonuses offered.
  16. Vaccinations are only useful for the current strain of a particular virus. Viruses mutate constantly. The vaccine you got this year is useless or will have little effect for next year's mutation. This strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, originated in Wuhan, China in late November 2019. The medical community is saying that any vaccine that will be tested, approved and widely available will not show up until spring or summer 2021. It takes 18 months, even with an accelerated fast track program to get a viable vaccine ready for market. In the meantime, COVID-19 will mutate and become C
  17. When this strain of coronavirus dies out, and it will, there will be other mutations. And for decades we had the influenza virus every year, with its many variations, SARS, MERS, H1N1. Then there's the less troublesome Noro Virus, and a even few episodes of Ebola, Measles, and Marburg viruses every few years. This is nothing new, viruses have been around for millennia. If we are going to restructure the entire cruise industry after this virus dies out, limiting who can go based on age and pre-existing conditions, then we may as well stick a fork in it now, because it's done. If we start
  18. You are correct. The accuracy of the news you get depends, in a large part, on the news outlet you are listening to. In today's politically charged news environment, it is very tempting for the writer to slant a headline in one direction or the other, because we still have an election coming up in 7 months, and if a headline can sway a few voters, then the writer has done a good thing, in their mind. It is impossible to get straight, unbiased, accurate news these days, especially about the coronavirus because people still have their own agendas.
  19. Social distancing does stop the spread. If fewer people have the virus, then fewer new people will be infected. This is the absolute best way to shorten the life of this pandemic. New York refused to pay attention and their head of the department of health advised people in early February to go to work, ride the subways, go to bars and restaurants and attend the Lunar New Year celebrations. New Orleans did the same for Mardi Gras. People listened to these public officials and look what happened. That faulty advice was given strictly on economic concerns and not public health. Keep y
  20. The order for this new build was done years ago, and huge sums of money have been deposited. Do you expect HAL to tell the shipyard to just pack it in and forget it, and keep the deposit ? Maybe sell the unfinished hull to some other company? No, they must press forward, finish the ship as close to schedule as possible. There's no way they can walk away from such a huge investment now.
  21. In all of my years of booking air with Flight Ease, I have never had a fare increase, even though the fare went up by many hundreds of $$$. I always pay my Flight Ease air at the same time as the cruise, usually 75 to 90 days out. If you pay the air earlier, then you cannot cancel without penalty, even though you booked a refundable fare. (the cheaper one). If you purchase HAL's insurance, then your whole fare and the associated air ticket is refundable. Moral of the story, NEVER pay your Flight Ease air fare until your cruise fare is due. Once you pay your Flight Ease air fare, HA
  22. The original double-blind study was done in France by a very respected organization. They had a control group, a 2nd group that took just Hydrocloraquine, and a 3rd group that took Hydrocloraquine and Z-Pack. The control group that took nothing maintained their level of virus infection for 14 days. The 2nd group was reduced to 55 to 60% by day 7. The third group had ZERO virus infection by day 7. Hydrocloraquine was given to all soldiers who went to Vietnam due to Malaria. It has been around for over 50 years and is cheap and readily available. Same for Z-Pack. France is moving f
  23. Yes to everything. And the SBP includes the Quench package which provides Unlimited sodas (in cans), bottles of water (500 ml) and specialty coffees, including in the MDR. Any specialty coffee that has a shot of liquor in it counts as one of your daily 15. If it's just a specialty coffee or hot chocolate, with no alcohol, then you can have all you want, no limits.
  24. A "bailout" is taxpayer money given to a company or industry that has totally screwed up operating their business, didn't plan properly for the future, but were considered "too big to fail" so they get the bailout. Their poor business practices caused them to fail, but their failure would hurt the economy more than the cost of their bailout, so we all hold our nose and bail them out. This virus is nobody's fault (well maybe if China was a little more open about it, it may not be so widespread), so funds going to impacted businesses who are in danger of failing through no fault of their o
  25. I would bet that if things don't settle down as quickly as hoped, that 30 day cancellation window will be extended.
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