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  1. Everyone has been addressing the issue of shore excursions. What about the quality of the ship board experience? “Entertainment programs and restaurants will be designed to enhance physical distancing.” Does this mean that the entertainment venues will be limited to just a few guests? For instance, B.B. King’s Blues Club is always packed to capacity. How will this work? And the pool area? On some cruises it is impossible to find a chair. It seems that not only going ashore will be impacted in a negative way, but also ship board life.
  2. Are prices on "My Bookings" page for wine packages based on Mariner Status or are those the regular prices and then I take off my 50% discount?
  3. Thanks for the info. We go through a lot of wine while onboard. Trying to figure out if it's worth paying the extra money for the Black Friday sale with the drink package & internet included.
  4. I know the answer is somewhere on this forum, but I cannot fine it! How much are the wine packages and how much are the internet packages on HAL ships? Thanks!!
  5. We took a small rolling bag and a backpack - both airplane carry-on size. There were a lot of people on our tour with a LOT of luggage.
  6. Don't get the meal plan - way overpriced. There are a lot of choices in restaurants in all of the stops on the Alaska / Yukon land tours. There are also lots of breakfast places - Tim Hortons, little coffee / pastry shops, etc. We took prepackaged oatmeal for breakfast and power bars. Every hotel room had a coffee maker. On some days, lunch was included in the tour.
  7. I noticed there were no cruises for the Veendam April 24, 2021 thru May 8, 2021. Is there a charter for this time period or a dry dock? Thanks!
  8. Has Galveston, TX been mentioned as a possible disembarkation port? Houston hospitals are just up the freeway and Lackland AFB (for quarantine) is three and a half hours away by bus.
  9. What happens to those passengers on the World Cruise that cannot or do not fly?
  10. Call Costco as soon as they open - 5 AM PST. Only had a 12 minute wait the other day.
  11. Just off the Amsterdam. I have attached a photo of the "coupon book". It was pretty worthless. And, it was not in the cabin when we embarked. I had to go to guest services and they had to print this out.
  12. Thank you for all of your responses. If there is anything of interest in the booklet, I will report back after our cruise.
  13. Our travel agent says that there will be a Coupon Savings Booklet in our state room when we arrive. She really couldn't tell me what coupons were in the booklet. We have never received, nor heard, of this booklet. Does anyone have any information on what savings and coupons are included in this booklet? Our travel agent is that big, huge wholesale warehouse! Thanks!
  14. The BB King band on the Nieuw Amsterdam was phenomenal. Lots of people skipped the show in the main showroom to hear the band in the BB King venue. Wish the R Class ships would get this and the Billboard Onboard. Both were standing room only every night of our cruise.
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