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  1. I will sail with the company that requires vaccines. Period. And I will steer clear of Florida tyvm.
  2. Everything is changing but these were my thoughts last fall...
  3. Celebrity's prices are out of this world. We have a credit but cant figure a way to use it yet.
  4. We looked at Hawaii on Celebrity for 2021 or 2022. Same thing. Crazy prices. Maybe there is big demand for cruises that start and end in the US or Canada. We booked a Vancouver to Vancouver Alaska on HAL priced what we thought was fair. I had expected to book more than one cruise by this point. I told my spouse to look for deals after final payment and not beat our heads against the wall.
  5. Yeah this is not really *the media* its basically clickbait. It goes on forever so it can feed you tons of ads. The OP fell for one of those "sponsored" stories someone paid to place on a mainstream site.
  6. I agree with the others. My favorites for this cruise would be Coral Princess or NA.
  7. There's an online TA currently doing reduced refundable deposits with all the extras plus more. We figured we want the industry to survive. So we booked. If we are out a couple hundred dollars so be it.
  8. Before we booked we found the base cruise on a certain bb travel site. We added taxes and tips which we would ne paying anyway and basically the dinners and drink package were "free." It seems prices and deals are always changing. You can always rebook.
  9. Well we booked 2 vista suites so I'm really hoping we can go. Its about a year away.
  10. Yes we lived in NL for 4 years so...all my favorite foods as well! Ty all.
  11. I know! Shame on me. I told my spouse sometimes you just have to do it. There are some good deals and I want the industry to survive. We are booking tomorrow. As for Dutch Cafe, it is not listed as a dining venue on the ship overview on the HAL website.
  12. We are thinking of booking a Vancouver to Vancouver Alaska cruise for 2021 on Koningsdam. It will give us all something to look forward to. I cant see any mention of the Dutch Cafe. Has it been changed? Hope everyone is safe and healthy! Jammu
  13. Some will need to reduce inefficient capacity. Some may consolidate lines or merge with other firms. I fear for the HAL brand. We are thinking of using our FCC and the cancel for any reason offer and booking for fall. I see things going teo directions: one, smaller, more expensive and exclusive. Two, massive ship to basically nowhere party boats. I hope I am wrong but if it comes to pass I know where I will be.
  14. April 25th has been cancelled. I'm disappointed but I understand.
  15. Just note for ppl wandering by, the entree charge was a test on certain vessels, was never implemented, and has never come up again.
  16. Wow, OP. Did you delete "(restrictions apply)" when you posted to make your claim of injury look better?
  17. Its not just HAL. For example Oceania advertises something like "4 category stateroom upgrade!!!" That certainly does not mean you go from inside to concierge. Be real. $25 a day is not gonna get you all that stuff plus a balcony.
  18. This has been mentioned here before. Upgrade within the category versus upgrade to a higher category. So they gave you your money back. I dont see what the BBB is going to do about any of this.
  19. I believe the daily auto gratuity for Neptune is higher than standard, so already they will get a little more. If you leave the auto gratuity intact, then anything you give to an individual will go to the individual. If you remove auto grats, anything you give must by the employment contract be handed over and go into the pool. So the way we do it is keep the auto grats on, and in the event we receive exemplary service, tip extra. But we dont just run around tipping extra for meeting expectations.
  20. I was on Oosterdam Alaska last season. The pass was cheaper online pre cruise. Never ever heard about couple for the price of single. They offer everyone the tour. Supposedly, if the embarkation day price is less than the pre cruise online price, your account will be credited the difference. This policy would seem to preclude the ability to haggle a different price.
  21. No. There was a 12.31.19 code on 4 of our cards. And the March one only came on one card.
  22. We are close to final payment on our April cruise. We only got it on 1 card this time. But for this cruise we have made 5 $500 payments for a total of $500 off the last couole months. Good timing with the offers!
  23. Great blog. We are thinking about Summit for the fall. Thanks!
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