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  1. I am sincerely sorry and apologize I am completely wrong. I checked back on our 2017 cruise and we were charged 50% for the pop. I cannot explain where I got my train of thought. Please forgive me,
  2. Sorry you are wrong. I have gotten soda pop for free many times from the exploration cafe and not with any card, just being 4-star got us the pop, but only at the exploration cafe. If you ordered it at a bar, you were charged, or from your mini-bar in your cabin.
  3. Is coffee not available in the Exploration Cafe for 50% of cost for 4 star and higher and soda pop free?
  4. I must have missed where it was officially stated that there is not the "Crows Nest" on any or some of the ships. It may have been reduced in size but I think the "Crows Nest" is still on all ships. How can they removed the viewing area at the front of the "Observation Deck"?
  5. We don't have to think about it anymore the CDC in Canada is advising folks our age and who have health problems should not travel on cruises. Also I found out the travel insurance from credit card will not cover any out of country travel. I have not checked with our health insurance provider, but it might the same story. So we plan to listen the advice and do our in the province we live in.
  6. Thank you for this thread and the various on travelling of 80 plus years. We are there and have cruised a number of times and quite often got off the ship with a cough or cold. It is wisely obvious to me now that our days of cruising are no doubt over. This thread has helped make that decision.
  7. We did a transatlantic cruise in 2018 and even had a fairly forward cabin (first ever). We enjoyed the whole ship and our balcony. DW even came out and sat with me on it. No problem with motion. Would really loved to cruise again and especially on the Koningsdam.
  8. Thank you for sharing the pictures with us.
  9. Its overwhelmed now and not able to view the sailing.
  10. You also receive credit for medical expense incurred while on board. I did rather well based on the medical treatment I received on our last and what is probably our final cruise.
  11. Love the quote - it has been said that it fits me to a "T"
  12. I wish you well with the surgery and will be praying for you. I had a tripe by pass surgery in London, On., June 1, 2015 and it went well. God bless.
  13. Unfortunately by the time cruising begins again, our mobility conditions and age will make it improbable that we will ever cruise again. Believe me, we do want to cruise again, BUT. Our last cruise 24 day South Pacific crossing, where I experienced having to be taken off the ship (Noordam) in New Caldonia and hospitalized for 8 days is an experience we do not want to repeat. Everything worked out well finally returning home and insurances covered most of the extra costs, but never again. Hal were great in assisting us and taking care of my DW.
  14. Yes all is well. Keeping a low profile during the covid-19 virus though. thank you.
  15. Is this cruise over? It was for us too in Nov. of 2019. DH was taken off the Noordam and was in the hospital there in Noumea for eight days. He had a lung infection and suggested at first with a kidney failure. Good news was no kidney failure, but we had to make new travel plans and with the help of Hal and the Port Authority agent it all worked out great. Hope that is not the case for you.
  16. We were in cabin 4033 VB - the difference was of course no obstruction and the balcony was much larger, almost double the size. We really enjoyed it.
  17. Are days are pretty well over, we are in our mid eight's, so it much more difficult to get around especially in airports. But if were able we would very like to another ocean cruise on the Koningsdam Rome to Fort Lauderdale. Second choice would be a British Isles cruise, however we would prefer it department from England and return to England, but Hal only has it depart and return to I believe Amsterdam.
  18. Is an FCC actually cash funds or just a credit from Hal towards a future cruise? I thought an FCD involved actual cash, where an FCC is was it suggests - a "credit"?
  19. I am sorry for the statement concerning my comment. We have truly been happy with our PCC. Unfortunately due to health reasons we will not be cruising with HAL or any cruise line. They treated us great during our health situation last Nov. 2019. Thank you everyone involved who helped us. God Bless.
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