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  1. Halloween pumpkins, my pic says October 2015, on the Celebrity Millenium cruising around Japan! 🥴
  2. Veendam was our first HAL ship in 2005, and recently, our last cruise before the pandemic. We were on the 10 day Caribbean xmas sailing with family, this past December 2019. attached are pictures of Christmas tree lighting/Christmas caroling on the Veendam, and the gingerbread house display. Carol
  3. The only FCC DH and I are holding is the 25% bonus granted on basic cruise fare, as a result of our cancelled Japan Westerdam cruise to have taken place April 11-25, this past year. ALL other monies have been refunded. Personally I am not interested in any of my paid fares or deposits held for future use during this “what if and when” current status. In addition, any of the cruises I cancelled where I had used reserve Future cruise deposits, I requested those be turned in as a credit on my credit card (DH and I had 3 cruises booked other than the April cancelled cruise, which
  4. a CC friend just sent me this link https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2020/08/articles/disease/three-costa-crew-members-test-positive-for-covid-19-raising-number-of-infected-crew-members-in-europe-to-54/ Carol
  5. I am sure you have already visited, but the Borghese Gallery in Rome has wonderful Caravaggio paintings. 🙂
  6. I was just reading Allianz policy and it mentions that if there were a travel advisory, it could also affect trip cancellation/interruption portion of coverage also. So not only medical would be involved. Carol
  7. Here is a link for travel restrictions https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions I had read somewhere that restrictions will be looked at possibly at 2 week intervals, or on a need-be basis, to revise, add or delete entry allowances. Carol
  8. This could present a problem, as the Covid-19 situation is very fluid and dynamic. One day a country/city/town could have “good numbers”, flattening the curve. A week or 2 or more later, they could be experiencing a surge, hospitals overwhelmed, step back in phase - any or all of these could impact on whatever advance plans or arrangements had been negotiated. Carol
  9. Absolutely. In addition, several countries (i.e. Canada being one) have travel advisories for non-essential travel - which nullifies out of country travel insurance should someone require medical attention, both on or off the ship - for Covid 19. And we all know how expensive long hospitals stays can be. This puts a SERIOUS crimp on recreational travel outside one’s country. Carol
  10. and this is what the whole situation boils down to, in a nutshell. When someone is diagnosed positive, will it be 1, 20, 100 or 500 people coming down with the virus? And how many will be critically ill, requiring more urgent care? Carol
  11. We were on 3 HAL cruises, Sept (Canada/NE), November (TA) and December (Xmas family Caribbean). About the 4th day in on our transatlantic cruise, I was feeling “off”.... nothing in particular of note. Once home, still felt “crappy”, but developed conjunctivitis, BOTH eyes - Dr said I had a bad virus, and was given some eye gel to administer to bottom lids of eyes. Probably had a relative of Covid-19 virus - took about 5 weeks total to get back to normal and was fine for our Xmas cruise. Hubby never came down with anything, Was in Thailand when the beginni
  12. We were on the Zaandam in 2013, 14 day Hawaii cruise. Guest services told me that the organ plays daily at noon. The day I went to watch - it was not happening - and one lady was so disappointed. I asked Guest Services and they said the entertainment staff (dance troupe) was responsible for “flicking on the switch”.... and the rep phoned down to that department to find out. Moments later, the organ went into “action”. Most people are probably having lunch at noon, so miss the “performance”. I believe the smaller ships still have some version of singers and dancer
  13. pretty much the same for me... we sailed with them 2007, they were competing with the newly formed Azamara - so there were some decent prices w/bonuses. What drew me to them was going through the Kiel Canal AND 3 days in St Petersburg, Russia, and an overnight in Stockholm (great to visit the ice bar). It was a toss-up between Prinsendam and Oceania. Food was excellent, at that time - but I agree with previous poster A year later, Azamara was having their one year anniversary sale, and we booked 14 day Med cruise. At that time it was not all-inclusive, and not na
  14. you would be surprised the number of locks on the rivers in Europe http://www.rivercruiseinfo.com/content/list-locks-along-rivers We have done 8 river cruises, one being the Grand European from Amsterdam to Budapest (15 days).... we were on the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers..... 34 locks on the Main river alone! Carol
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