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  1. Horizon was my first Celebrity ship in May 1995. It was New York to Bermuda return and the food and service were amazing. We moved from Hamilton to St George's part way through so had two ports easily explored on foot. Sorry to hear she will be gone.
  2. I also remember a woman climbing a rope ladder to get back on the Sky Princess somewhere in the Caribbean in January 1990. She was also fined and was not seen around the ship for the rest of the cruise.
  3. Thanks Denise for all the hours you put in on this board and for your skilled dealing with the diverse views and opinions posted here. Best wishes to you and Nick. Perhaps we'll meet again on Azamara .
  4. Last Princess cruise was in May 2017 Panama Canal - LA to Fort Lauderdale on Pacific Princess. Last cruise was to Alaska July 2019 on another line.
  5. According to the email I got from Azamara Larry Pimental stepped down voluntarily. On the Azamara board Bonnie MacLaird Chief Blogging Officer Azamara said "Our Chief Operating Officer, Carol Cabezas, will lead the brand. And all our other senior executives, VPs and AVPs, remain in place...each dedicated to Azamara and the vision Larry inspired. "
  6. I also closed the survey when the questions about annual income and net worth were required with no option for prefer not to answer.
  7. Just saw this on the Azamara website. Now includes Lombardy and Veneto so will impact t cruises starting/ending there. CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TRAVEL ADVISORY - 24 FEBRUARY We are closely monitoring global developments regarding the coronavirus, and we are fully focused on protecting the health and safety of our guests and crew. To comply with guidance from CDC, WHO and other public health authorities around the world, we are implementing several global measures to protect guests and crew. These measures are intentionally conservative and apply to anyone boarding our ships, guests and crew alike. We apologize for the inconvenience created by these precautionary measures. Until further notice, all ships in the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Family of brands will adopt the following health screening protocols: 1. Regardless of nationality, we will deny boarding to: Any guest who has travelled from, to or through mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, South Korea, and the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto within 15 days of boarding. Any guest who has come in contact with anyone from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, South Korea, and the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto within 15 days of boarding. The CDC characterizes contact with an individual as coming within six feet (2M) of a person. 2. There will be mandatory specialized health screenings performed on: Guests who have traveled through select countries impacted by coronavirus within 15 days of boarding. Guests who are uncertain about contact with individuals who have traveled from, to or through mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau within 15 days of boarding. Guests who report feeling unwell or demonstrate any flu-like symptoms. Guests presenting with fever or low blood oximetry in the specialized health screenings will be denied boarding. All guests who are denied boarding due to these restrictions will receive full refunds. The above measures will remain in effect until further notice and are subject to change at any time as we evaluate the situation and continue to consult with local health authorities as well as the WHO and US CDC. We are assessing developments constantly and will update these measures as needed. If you have specific questions, please contact your travel professional or our contact center at 833-292-2292.
  8. I think that Waterfront to Seattle convention center with Quick Shuttle is a good plan that doesn't require a lot of rushing around to get from one place to the next wondering if you are going to get there on time. Hope you have great Hawaii and Alaska cruises.
  9. Hi plettza, There is a shuttle bus that goes between Vancouver and Seattle but the 2020 cruise season schedule is not up yet. I think the pier to pier service starts a little later in May but you can get from downtown Vancouver to Seattle. www.quickcoach.com:index.htm.webloc
  10. It takes only a few hours to sail between Victoria and Vancouver so as mentioned above the ship will go slowly and stay outside the port until the arrival time. As Jim_Iain said you will clear Canadian Customs and Immigration in Victoria so disembarkation will be easy and you can be on your way quickly. If you are going to the airport there is the Canada LIne nearby. Also Uber and Lyft are now operating in Vancouver. The Port of Vancouver schedule shows Eclipse as the only ship that day with an arrival time of 6:30 so if you want a taxi it should be okay on a Sunday morning.
  11. helby

    No Azamara For Me

    Agree and the same applies in Canada. Have booked onboard, cancelled and changed to another cruise without penalty.
  12. Here's a picture of the Panama buns on the Zuiderdam years ago. Don't know if they are still the same.
  13. helby

    The Den on Journey

    Quest already has the Den and the area was well used on my last cruise.
  14. When I was on Pacific two years ago the knitters met in the bar area outside the dining room which is quiet in the morning especially after breakfast is finished. .
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