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DoggyDaddy

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    Northern New Jersey
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    Travelling, Reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    New Zealand

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  1. We stayed at the DoubleTree in Amsterdam (on points) on our last cruise (Princendam). It was very nice. Took a taxi (15 Euro) to the ship. Would do it again. DD
  2. I would like the same HEPA standards widespread, but that would be fanciful. I did look around but didn’t see much specifically about COVID filtering. Would electrostatic filtering be effective against viruses. Again, haven’t seen anything. DD
  3. We would like to cruise again but will not until we are convinced that the air filtration systems have improved enough to significantly reduce the possibility of getting the COViID! I have heard that the cruise lines are working on it, but have not heard any specifics. For example, will the air flow to the cabins be of a HEPA standard and how often would they be changed? How would the airflow to the rest of the ship be handled? Will the new Rotterdam be any better than the refurbished ships? DD
  4. Kasu, I heartally agree. I also hate word correction! DD
  5. Sorry, my bad. The cruises I was looking at did not have it offered. I think most of them do though. DD
  6. When did HA end the freebies on the cruises (drink package, free gratuity, dining package)? I thought it was until July 1 but I don’t see it anymore. DD
  7. Received our 90% refund from our South America Cruise (March 15th) this week. It was credited to the credit card. The CC company (Chase) will send us a check within 8 to 10 business days as we really don’t want that much credit on the CC. We also got almost $3,000 in Future Cruise Credits. DD
  8. Sorry, I didn’t look deep enough. The Signature Dining Package is one dinner at the Pinnacle Grill and one at the Canneledo. The Distinctive package includes one at the Tamarind. DD
  9. I’m sure it has been discussed before but what is the “Dining Package” and does it depend on the class of ship? DD
  10. We have an Alaska Cruise booked for July 12 with the final payment coming up shortly. Our TA just called us to let us know that the final payment was pushed back to May 13th. There is hope yet, especially since we had purchased non-refundable airline tickets and non-refundable hotel for 3 nights prior in Seattle. We were on the 44 day KDam Around South America but cancelled the Wednesday before. DD
  11. Our Platinum Insurance for the two of us was around $1,600. We used this (lost it) when we cancelled the 44 day cruise on Wednesday night, in order to get the 10%. If we had waited until HAL had cancelled, I don’t know if we would have lost (used) it. DD
  12. All right, what is a URT? An upper respiratory??? DD
  13. We are taking the 44 day Voyage of the Americas, going around South America. We are 32 days short of being 4 star. We will be taking the Holland America Excursion to Igauzu falls which is $6000. This should qualify us for the 4 Star Mariner if this $6ooo is included (which Holland America has had for a few months). What chances do you think we have of getting our 4 Stars in Buenos Aires, rather than Lima? We would really like the laundry benefit, especially after being in Iguazu falls for a few days! DD
  14. On our upcoming 44 day cruise on the Koningsdam around South America we were offered “Club Orange” for $15 per person per day and we accepted it. For us, and our circumstances it makes sense. DD
  15. OK, question answered! I’m sorry that they are not allowed, but if the “rules” state they are not, I won’t bring it. I just hope my sciatica calms down before the cruise. Thanks for the info, even though it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. DD
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