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  1. I wish there was a way to discern what new cruises have been added. But, I go and look periodically just to see what's available. More to drool over than to book unfortunately.....missing cruising sooo much! 😭 Linda R.
  2. Thanks, I had seen those....the Elliot Bay one would be good if their cameras weren't so low and showing so much roof. I'll probably check out another one I found from across the bay to see when they sail by. https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-camera/?cam=SALTY Better than nothing! We are all so spoiled by the FLL and MIA cameras! 😎
  3. Hahaa!! Too funny, Kirk! Hey Marty....more crocheting and less internet! Linda R.
  4. Is there a webcam at the dock where HAL is? I've looked around and can't find one. Would love to watch sailaway later today!
  5. The news story I read said everyone needed to be vaccinated but I looked at other stories and saw no mention of that. For "suspect" stories, I usually hunt around for more than one as these days, the media doesn't always get the facts correct. 🙄 I didn't this time...my bad! It will be very interesting to follow this and see how it goes. I'm more than happy to see how it goes for all the "guinea pigs" that want to sail before I do!
  6. What I don't understand about this is that the CDC had said if everyone is vaccinated, the cruise lines didn't need to do the "test" cruises. Has something changed? What does this mean for HAL? Will they now need to do these test cruises?
  7. I hunted around on the CDC site and I believe this link (updated today, the 5th) takes you to the current requirements for cruising. It doesn't address everything though....such as how will the safety drill be held but it has quite a bit of info in it. https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/covid19-cruiseships.html
  8. Another thing to consider is that the 15% gratuity is included in the package price. Also the difference between getting the Have it All is that if you don't get it, basically what they give you back is half of what everything is worth. For example, I priced out what it all would cost if you bought each thing itself, internet, liquor package, specialty dining, etc. For a cruise (14 day) I'm looking at, it works out to about $1,200pp while if I don't get the Have it all, I will get about a $600 deduction. Linda R.
  9. I've been wondering if her longer than usual porting this time is a sign of her possibly crewing up!
  10. I just found this. Our wonderful governor....ugh.... While he's done some good things, there are other things...not so good. ============================== "DeSantis’ press office on Monday (4/12) asserted that his recent executive order barring businesses from requiring proof of vaccinated customers extends to cruise lines operating in Florida. “The Governor’s Executive Order provides that businesses in Florida are prohibited from requiring patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-transmission recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business,” press secretary Cody McCloud said by email. “Therefore, the Executive Order prohibits cruise lines from requiring vaccine passports for their Florida operations.” ============================== So, we basically have to hope that the CDC requires them. That will nip all this foolishness in the bud. But, they have to get off their butts and finally come up with those guidelines the cruise lines have been waiting for since last year! Linda R.
  11. Can't read this article unfortunately. If they are seriously thinking about not requiring the vaccine, they are crazy. Maybe we need to start a petition or mass emailing HAL about this. I do hope that HAL can choose to do this on their own. Linda R.
  12. I've thought the same thing and I'm sure that will be the case if the cruise lines are requiring these particular vaccines. Hopefully as supply becomes more plentiful, they will be able to do just that. Linda R.
  13. I wonder if HAL had any advanced knowledge of this considering both the Volendam and now the Zaandam are in/heading to Greece. I saw yesterday an announcement from NCL that said, for crew, they are requiring ONLY the vaccines that are currently available in the US (including AstraZenica too). From what I've heard, Indonesia is beginning to vaccinate it's population with the Sinovac vaccine from China. I don't know what the situation is in the Philippines. This is going to throw another monkey wrench into this whole process of resuming cruising that I don't think a lot of us have thought of. Linda R.
  14. @mcrcruiser I started looking at Walgreens and could never find an appt. My niece, who works at one, told me to check constantly! From one minute to the next it can change. Also, find what stores (Walgreens or CVS and call one; they can tell you who is) actually are giving it; they aren't all giving it and use THAT zip code specifically. For example, 2 yesterday I looked 2X in the morning and neither local store had it and the website said no store would have it for the next 5 days within 25 miles of me. I looked again early afternoon and there were appointments! Quickly leaped on one for my DH and he's going today to get his first vaccine. Just keep at it and you'll find something. Good luck! Linda R.
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