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Pickalily, Wilts

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About Pickalily, Wilts

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  • Location
    Wiltshire, England
  • Interests
    gardening, DIY, travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Regent, Azamara
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  1. As a relative newcomer to cruising with HAL (6 cruises and counting), I'd genuinely like to know why you all are so delighted about this name change?
  2. According to Marine Traffic, Nieuw Statendam is on her way from Port Everglades due to arrive in The Netherlands 12 May. That's a long way to go if HAL knows the cruises in Europe won't be happening. We are booked on a cruise out of Amsterdam to Norway departing 5 July and do not want to be on board when/if she sails. So, like others, we are waiting (and hoping) for the 'no cruise ban' to be extended. Bad enough for those who have cancelled and then have to wait several months for a refund, but if necessary we'll take the hit of loss of all money rather than be cooped up with th
  3. Hope you and DH make a full recovery - soon. Some people seem to think it could never happen to them and don't realise that their carelessness could spread the disease to others. Our government has been ramming home the message, but still folk don't listen. Since I posted on Thursday, deaths have doubled in the UK with little sign of letting up. Until a vaccine is developed our only defence is to isolate and not take chances. The virus will run out of steam eventually. Until then we must be vigilant and listen to the medical experts. Best wishes to all.
  4. Here in the UK the number of fatalities rose yesterday to 2,353. (Our population is approx 70 million.) Unsurprisingly, the majority of cases are in London, but it is affecting the whole country. Most deaths have been among the older population, usually with existing health problems, but also there have been a couple of teenagers, who were believed not to have underlying health issues, who have sadly died. We have been told that everyone should stay at home and only venture out if absolutely essential and then for the shortest possible time. Over 70s not to go out at all if poss
  5. We also had many niggling problems on our one and only foray into the 'luxury' world of Regent. It was very disappointing and we won't be going back. Also tried Azamara and found they were no better than HAL, but would consider another cruise if the itinerary was appealing. We've tried nine different cruise lines, but keep coming back to HAL; a good fit for us.
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