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About haolenate

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    Juneau, Alaska
  • Interests
    Backpack, scuba diving, senseless card games while drunk
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  1. I own a travel agency and we haven't heard a PEEP about any line or ship being given the "clear" to start sailing. This includes CLIA, Virtuoso, Travel Edge, and ASTA.
  2. Its painless and quick. You can also mark "sore throat" on the form to get tested at most CVS & Walgreens. Results in Alaska take 3 to 4 days. The State asks you remain quarantined until you get your results. Someone recently in Ketchikan did NOT do that and got 10+ infected,
  3. We arent. I wish I could say more without violating CC rules (I am an avid cruiser but own a travel agency/tour operator). Alaska *IS* open and ready for you. Lots of excursions available in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway for Southeast. I literally just got in 2 hours ago from an amazing Tracy Arm trip. People are hurting and the AK Cares Grant isnt helping like it should. Without immediate help, many of your smaller & favorite venues won't make it to 2021. taken early June. Should have been 5 ships in port. Earlier today at Trac
  4. Non-essential travel ban extended to May 19th. https://www.ktoo.org/2020/04/21/watch-live-dunleavy-administration-to-announce-mandates-reopening-alaskas-economy/
  5. Its all delivered on embarkation day, mostly. When I was on Escape a few months ago, I had 2 bottles of wine + chocolate covered strawberries- 1 wine for Latitudes, and 1 for my Partners First/Travel agent amenity + the chocos. I don't think we drank them because we all had the beverage plan.
  6. Looked at some cabin configurations on NCL SeaWeb (agent portal). Standard Balcony - BF - cabin is 175 sq feet, balcony 32 "Mini Suite" err Club Balcony - MB - cabin is 207 sq feet, balcony same 32 "Spa Mini Suite" M9 - cabin is same, 207 sq feet, balcony 32. HI - Haven Penthouse - only 255 sq feet on the cabin, balcony is 54. H9 - Haven Spa "suite" is the same size as the Penthouse IC - inside - 135 sq feet
  7. Greetings, Was reviewing an itinerary some friends and I want to book in October, and noticed that the mini-suites are now being sold as "Club Balcony" category. I've checked NCLU and emailed my BDM (Norwegian travel agent manager) and there's nothing on this thing. Probably an early roll out or they forgot to tell us. I'm wondering if we're going to see a few more perks added to the Mx categories?!?!
  8. I wish the CC forums were like some other boards where we can make a sticky/wiki type page that we can update... 😕 figured a spreadsheet is easier. Will be curious to see how quickly some of us get refunds.
  9. Greetings, I figured this might be easier for us to start tracking when we get our refunds. I am building a Google Spreadsheet that you can use to input your information and we can get an idea of what to expect. Right now, NCL is saying "90 days" to process, but I'm hopeful and praying its not that, especially for people, like me, who were to cruise this past week. I'm also hopeful that with enough people's information public, we can get NCL to "speed up" the process if it truely IS 90 days. Here is the document if you wish to participate.
  10. Thank god my community is finally stepping up. Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Girl Scout Troop 4077 would like to raise $2,500 to bring cookies to the crew of the Westerdam. The effort is called Spread Cookie Kindness in Juneau. https://www.kinyradio.com/news/news-of-the-north/girl-scouts-collect-for-westerdam/
  11. Latest: City working through ‘what ifs’ as the Westerdam — and cruise ship season — makes its way toward Juneau When Juneau residents learned that Holland America’s Westerdam would be arriving in Juneau early to wait for the start of the summer season, the reaction was immediate. City leaders say they received hundreds of emails and phone calls from the public. People wanted to know why the ship was coming here, what it would do once it arrived and how the city could be sure there were no cases of COVID-19 on board. https://www.ktoo.org/2020/03/11
  12. You can also rent a car, drive to Lena Point (park by the NOAA research lab), enjoy a nice 1/2 mile hike on the Lena Point trail, sit on the bench and just watch/wait. You *will* always see something (and I mean wildlife, not just the 20+ whale watching boats. Cost: car + gas.
  13. There is a new hand washing video. Freestyle Daily & announcements to always wash your hands, dont touch other people, etc. But no one running around (even at check in) with thermometers. Washy washy squad seems to have multiplied.
  14. Im on the Pearl right now and everything is great.... ship is super clean, no one sick...
  15. Im on the Pearl right now and this ship is cleaner than any US hospital right now....
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