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  1. If and a big IF - this follows the path of the Spanish flu, there will be resurgence in the fall.
  2. Kindergirl- you are a good daughter. I wish your parents an easy journey. Keep us posted.
  3. I am with you. Beyond a certain age- 70? There needs to be a mental status test as well.
  4. We are on back to back and have to leave the ship tomorrow from 10-2 for deep cleaning.
  5. Do you sail on the 22nd of January? That’s our date.
  6. We will be on the Konigsdam. What specialty restaurants are open for lunch? Also , if we bring a glass of wine into dinner- will we be charged a corkage fee? This is what we did every night on our last carnival cruise and never an issue.
  7. Another very satisfied T mobile customer. We have used in China. Sicily, Mexico and worked great. I used to not have international coverage (had Consumer Cellular) until we had out flights cancelled in Israel and had no working phone!
  8. Please post a link If there is one)- these never show up for my American Express Hilton- but I have been able to use a link.
  9. We had planned to tour Volcanoes National Park with an audio guide- but due to the Shutdown - most of the Park was closed. We saw what we could. We drove to Rainbow Falls and Pe’epe’falls and stopped at the Mauna Loa Macademia nut plant- the processing lines were closed because it was Sunday but the store with lots of samples was open and their small botanical gardens. Ice cream was delicious. We drove down Banyan drive and stopped at a small beach- we could see the ship from the beach. A really delightful day at very low cost. Then back to the ship.
  10. Next stop Hilo on the Big Island. This was Sunday so a lot of things were closed. I think there was a free Walmart shuttle- not sure. The rental car shuttle ( Dollar) picked us up and we went to the airport at Hilo to get the car.
  11. Turns out we didn’t need to worry about getting back to the ship - because we received word that we would be unable to tender to Kona and would be staying another day in Honolulu. We moved to another pier - closer to Aloha Tower. Because of the government shutdown we decided not to try Pearl Harbor. From the later pier- it was an easy walk into downtown Honolulu. We had a guidebook with us and did a self guided tour - the Anglican cathedral, State House , Palace (we did not go inside) , then walked back to the ship and spent some time at Aloha Tower. After lunch on the ship- we took a cab to Waikiki beach, walked around, had some shaved ice and explored some of the hotels , then Ubered back to the ship.
  12. On to Honolulu- our next port. I don’t remember which pier we were at but it was away from Aloha Tower - so a bit of a walk if you wanted to go there. We took the free shuttle to Hilo Hattie’s at a downtown shopping mall- from there you could take the city bus to a variety of destinations- we rode up the North Shore but it was not a particularly scenic but we did get a chance to more of the island- we could have ridden further but wanted get back for the Luau we had later that night. We had booked Ka Moana Luau on Groupon which included transportation from the cruise port- we really enjoyed it- the Luau was outside at a Marine Park - so we got to see a few exhibits before dark. Food pretty decent - enjoyed the crafts beforehand- got to make leis and do some palm weaving. I was a little nervous about getting back to the ship on time but no worries,. Our driver was great and pointed out sights and talked about Hawaiian culture.
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