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  1. This is the first time I have looked at CC in a couple of years. Even were it not for COVID we would not be cruising as my husband is quite aged and not up to travelling. However, during our cruising years I found CC to be a wonderful source of information which made our trips run smoothly. We also met a host of wonderful people on this site, some of whom we went on to cruise with many times. I truly miss cruising and I especially miss planning my cruises and all the CC discussions that went along with it.
  2. Saint John, New Brunswick was expecting 200,000 cruise visitors this season, starting in April. I love going uptown on cruise ship days as you can sense there is a ship in port before you see it. The air seems alive with excitement and I never tire of it. Having said that, I was dreading the cruise ship season this year. The thought of so many people from all over the world descending on our small city at this time was quite scary. That seemed to be the general sentiment among people I know as well. We welcomed the PM's announcement that the season would be postponed. The local economy will suffer but these are extreme times we are living in.
  3. I saw our mutual friend's post on fb regarding his power outage.
  4. It’s pretty wild here in Saint John but at least we have power at this point. I don’t mind it too much when it is daylight but in the dark everything will seem worse.
  5. I have always had a Canadian passport but my country of birth is noted on it.
  6. Americans used to be able to travel to Cuba from Canada but I found out that has changed since the last time I was in Cuba. I am a Canadian citizen whose mother didn’t make it home to Canada in time so I was born in the US and ,within a few weeks, brought back to Canada. I am a US citizen as a result but as a Canadian I have stayed at all inclusive resorts in Cuba in the past. A few few months ago I was browsing trips on the website of the Canadian company we have used in the past for trips to Cuba. I got a pop up asking if I had US citizenship and when I answered yes I could not book. I called my TA and she said they are not allowed to book anyone who was born in the States in an all inclusive vacation to Cuba any longer. Even though I have been Canadian all my life, a foreign government can put a virtual ankle bracelet on me and restrict my rights as a Canadian. That seems rather Draconian to me.
  7. Thank you for confirming my suspicions and also for the excellent suggestion re the multi port charger. What a great idea.
  8. Oh my, we will be boarding the Zaandam in a month. From your description I suppose I shouldn’t even ask if the Zaandam has been refitted with the lower sided tubs or USB ports beside the bed. Silly me but I’ll ask anyway. Has it been?😀😀😀😀
  9. You are correct in your guess that locals still refer to “the Falls”. In fact the only time I hear the term “rapids” is from tourism promoters. Even though rapids is a more accurate term, old habits die hard. We do love our “Falls” 😀
  10. I have reported babies in the swimming pool a few times and a staff member has asked the parents to remove them.
  11. I can stream our home TV service with an app on my iPad anywhere we happen to be. Since TV selections on HAL are so abysmal I was hoping to use the app on our upcoming cruise. (Earbuds if in public areas of course). With what I have been reading here I am in a quandary as to whether to purchase the premium or mid package. Any suggestions?
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