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Big Dawg CC

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    Orange County, California
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Carribean

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  1. THU 23DEC21 Antarctic Experience 6,7,8 8:00am 6:00pm FRI 24DEC21 Antarctic Experience 6,7,8 8:00am 6:00pm SAT 25DEC21 Antarctic Experience 6,7,8 8:00am 6:00pm SUN 26DEC21 Antarctic Experience 6,7,8 8:00am 6:00pm MON 27DEC21 Sea Day TUE 28DEC21 Drake Passage and Cape Horn 6 WED 29DEC21 Ushuaia, Argentina 9:00am 3:30pm
  2. Looks like Westerdam December 14, 2021 to SA and Antarctica was released this weekend. Is the consensus then that it will be able to do the normal Antarctica schedule as it will be there December 2021, that is, before new regs take effect?
  3. Just got the following email: Dear Valued Guest, I hope this finds you safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. All of us at Holland America Line are looking forward to the future when we will once again have the opportunity to welcome you aboard. We are writing to share the news with you that Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam, and Veendam have been sold and will be leaving our fleet in the coming weeks. It’s always difficult to see ships leave our fleet, especially those with long and storied histories with our company, and we wish them farewell and fair seas. While these ships will depart our fleet soon, Holland America Line has a bright future that includes the introduction of our third Pinnacle-class ship. Our fleet remains diverse and continues to offer exceptional options for cruisers to visit destinations around the world. We also look forward to continuing to build on many of our beloved shipboard offerings as we enter a new chapter in our history. Since you are currently booked on a future sailing aboard one of these ships (Booking #XXXXXX), we regret that we must cancel your upcoming cruise. [Continues with credits, etc.]
  4. At $8.23 . . . Down 35% in a single day!
  5. Celebrity limits the use of gift card redemptions: "When booking, you may use/redeem up to $500 in gift cards per person/per sailing, $1,000 total per stateroom to pay for your cruise." So, we'll need to keep an eye of HAL's terms to make sure there are (or become) no similar restrictions.
  6. My wife and I have been on over 20 cruises on HAL with our two daughters since 2006, when they were 7 and 8. Now, they are 20 and 21. Each time we have been in a quad. It works just fine for us - probably because we started off this way and we just got used to it. We also have some rules to preserve the peace. For example, for "number 2," we use a public rest room. We also split the beds to gain more room. We've had some new challenges as the girls have grown up. One is 5'10" and the other is 5'11". So, it is now my wife who gets the couch! And, yes, my wife and I also eagerly look forward to our cruises by ourselves. On most cruises, the girls have been free - we just pay their taxes and port fees. So, the economics make this fairly compelling. We prefer to spend the extra money on our private excursions. Yes, it may get cramped, but it's one of the few times that we really get to hang out together. We watch movies as a family, and we play Uno and hearts. I have a still busy legal practice, and they are now in college. So, these are truly precious times for us being able to hang out together. Sure, there are sacrifices, and, yes, tempers sometimes flare up. At the same time, we can all recall famous stories about the really stinky fart, or how we had to take four showers in 30 minutes to make dinner. These are the things for which memories are made! So, I wouldn't so easily dismiss the quad. It really just depends on your family, your habits and your expectations.
  7. Amx disabled this work-around in August 2018. See https://www.doctorofcredit.com/the-amex-offers-multi-tab-trick-is-dead/ Even if it appears to add to both cards in the double browser or multiple tabs techniques, it will only add to one card. It is now no longer possible to get the credit on more than one card per user.
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