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  1. We will be in Richards Bay from 8-11 pm in November 2020. I have found two tour companies for a full day safari, Extreme Nature Tours and East Coast Safari. Has anyone recently used either of these for a full day safari. We are not interested in taking a flight and re-boarding the ship in Cape Town. I did use the search engine but curiously it brought up tours in Alaska. Thanks for any help.
  2. Ruth, we are also wanting to do the Ft. Lauderdale to Cape Town segment if it becomes available. I hope we will learn more about the segments in the next couple of weeks. What do you think? I am thinking that they will not need to have segments as the ship will fill quickly as it is. The cabin that we had on the Grand Asia is taken as are everything in that block that we liked on Deck 3.
  3. On Post 143, Scottish Maid pointed you to the correct roll call. Not hard to find. Join the roll call and all the fun we are having.
  4. I called and Steve answered my question right away. Thanks for responding. Have a great day!!
  5. We want the medical coverage but do not want all of the trip cancellation covered. Is that possible? Do we just put down less than what our trip actually costs? Just wondering if this is possible and are there any travel insurance companies that allow this.
  6. I have answered my own questions and I know what we are doing after spending another hour. As I understand it we can pick any category and receive that guarantee or above. I actually learn more from my internet big box TA than I do from the HAL website. Thanks.
  7. So, after spending an hour on line I think there are no more cat "f" cabins left, correct? Actually, there are only 12 to begin with so if we want the extra paid hotel fee we will need to go to the next higher category? The guarantee ocean view is at the front of the ship which my DH said to me one time, don't ever do this again!! I believe it is HH or H. Sorry to ask such questions. If I don't hurry up and get this done we may be sitting at home wishing we were there!!
  8. When I bring up the cruise I have nothing listed for Dec. 5 & 6. Is that the same on yours or am I doing something wrong. It was going to be Dec. 5, Ghana and Dec. 6, Ivory Coast. It seems we are some place for two days. Is there enough to do at the Ivory Coast for two days? They also took out Tunisia which does not surprise me, however, I was excited to be going there. Kazu, did you say that you had booked a segment and if so which one? If we cruise Ft. Lauderdale to Cape Town then we miss Namibia.
  9. Does anyone know what the segments will be? I am presuming one will be at Cape Town but we would like to join the ship before that. Thanks for all the information we are receiving.
  10. This is not the roll call for this cruise. As of yet HAL has not released the official cruise. We are a bunch of cruisers who are trying to learn as much about the itinerary as we can from each other. When HAL releases the cruise I am sure someone will start a roll call on the HAL roll call board. In the mean time keep posting what you are learning from your PCC or your TA. Very exciting!! Can hardly wait until the end of May. Happy Sailing!!
  11. The Grand Africa will definitely be on Ms Amsterdam. We spent 56 days on her during the 2018 Grand Asia cruise. A very lovely ship. There were two water color classes , 9 am and 1 pm, an arts and craft class at 2:30 and several other games. Many times you had to pick and choose your activities. We had very good lectures and port guide lectures. As of last year they still had washers and dryers for anyone wishing to do their own laundry. Many of us are just trying to wait patiently for the complete itinerary. I have done some research and have found good tour guides in a few of the ports. Happy Sailing!! (Visiting the grandchildren and have to read a book to the 3 year old)
  12. WOW!! This is getting more exciting as we learn little bits along the way. Cruznragtop, thanks for sharing that with us. I am going to print it out and carry it with me. I am hoping we have some of our 2018 Grand Asia friends with us on this sailing. I am sure the CC Africa Port of Call board will light up as we learn more about where we are going. I have been doing some research on Cape Town as our thing will be to see the penguins. Happy sailing to all that are cruising this summer.
  13. The number that I have is: 1-661-753-2680. Follow the instructions because it is different for a passenger than a crew member. I also needed my reservation number for that particular cruise. It takes about 6 weeks and they can either send an email copy or a hard copy in the mail. I am still waiting for ours and it was about 5 weeks ago. Hope you had a wonderful cruise.
  14. Tampa Girl, Correct me if I am wrong but I believe that HAL printed copies of our passports for us in Asia when we needed it and delivered them to our cabin. We did not have to make our own copies, although we always bring copies but ours were not as large as the ones they made for us.
  15. Ms Amsterdam will be cruising New England in September 2020. I have been going to the HAL website and previously her last cruise was Sept. 19 ending in Boston but now I see they have added two more cruises and she is ending Boston on Oct. 3. I would presume that the Grand Africa will begin on Oct. 3 out of Boston and maybe cruising down to Ft. Lauderdale and then over to Africa. Who knows but it is fun to keep track and we are all anxiously waiting!! That is just my guess. Another thought: she has go get back to Ft. Lauderdale for the 2021 World Cruise which begins the first week of January. There are some people that were on the 2018 Grand Asia cruise and stayed on for the 2019 World Cruise. Fun to dream!!
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