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    Holland America
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  1. 6 ft in my grocery store means one way arrows on aisle floors so shoppers won't have to go head on . Maybe Carnival ships will have those in the corridors and in the Lido 6 FT means way fewer chaise loungers around the pools. Chair Hogs will multiply 6 ft at muster drills will have passengers spread all around the ship. What was said I can't hear!! The Crows nest and gym will be converted to isolation wards...just saying Happy hour is only available after midnight on the Lido aft deck when all the old geezers are in bed. Whoops I guess I will miss that one!! Canadian government put $700 million into developing a vaccine(that's $425 millionus) I continue to muse Bob
  2. I muse over the vaccine less pax lined up to use the elevators?? Sorry only 2 per ride or one scooter Maybe you will be assigned a time to go up elevator 2 portside for dinner. Failure to make your time means going to bed hungry!! Failure to keep six ft behind on the promenade deck means you have to do laps on your own balcony ...or not Lining up in the Lido like when Seinfeld went to the soup Nazi will be the norm I will wait for the vaccine before boarding a floating petri dish Bob
  3. During our last two cruises on the Nieuw Statendam the daily Canadian and Times newspapers were only available on line. This was relayed to me via the front desk. As I walked back to my cabin I passed a crewmember who was putting flyers from the shore excursion desk and the spa in everyone's mail slot!!? Why not put those solicitations on the website also? (mentioned on our last survey) Come on vaccine Bob
  4. Some more tidbits You can only take bottled water ashore, nothing else to eat or drink Bottom of Suite breakfast menu reads...sig/nep/pin/club 0(2/19) No paper news at all, must go through HAL's app, lots of paper ads from spa and signature store though!! Predicted weather not on front of paper "When and Where" delivered each eve. It is on tv 2 min. call to Toronto from room phone was $15.90us Miss the waves already Bob
  5. Got off natty Nieuw Statendam in FLL on March 8 Stayed in a sumptuous suite deck 7 port side No extra precautions on the ship or at the airport due latest problem Happy hour 4-6pm at all the bars!! BB King's earliest performance was 9:45pm Younger crowing crowd , hardly any speeding scooters Only 2 blatant bathrobes observed in local Lido all week Our shower floor was so slippery my BH put her polident on the soles of her slim feminine feet!! Had to visit the modern Medical Center on deck A forward. Visit was $99 charged to your room acct!! Main stage comedian, fellow Canadian comic John Wing, had us in hysterics with his monologue on his colonoscopy Book /magazine exchange was very active Keep smiling Bob
  6. We too will try but... in light what's happening across the globe I believe HAL will be more serious about the embarkation. Decks going aboard were mentioned specifically this time starting at 1pm I just hope you are right and my email from HAL is erroneous Bob PS... my TA mentioned the health forms will be back for filling in prior to entry into the hall
  7. Was advised via email through our TA today that special embarkation times are in place for our 7 day toot on the Nieuw Statendam First boarding time is 1pm for 4 and 5 star paunchy patrons and those in nifty Neptune and Pinnacle suites Others by deck follow every 30 minutes I surmise a more detailed health screening will be applied prior to boarding!!?? curious Bob
  8. I'm gob smacked!! Faxed.....6080 Saturday at 9am, got email confirmation at 1pm I am titillated curious Bob
  9. Sent fax Wed. Jan. 29 using …..2620, still no confirmation. Will try …...6080 thanks everyone really curious Bob
  10. Is 206-501-2620 the current fax number to request OBC? thanks curious Bob
  11. Magazines are reread frequently and are dropped off in the same cramped self space Trust me they won't be on the shelves long. Bookish Bob
  12. Our CD years ago told us that HAL was spending too much money repairing and replacing books and were replacing the libraries with seldom used techno tables. Thankfully on our last half dozen Pinnacle class cruises the book exchange is flourishing Please drop off finished magazines and books, they won't be on the remaining cramped shelves for long Bob
  13. Bathrobe...read my lips Is there a bath in the Lido? Change the name to Roamrobe if you think you are in fashion when you leave your room. Bob
  14. Thanks for the info not too curious now...Bob
  15. Does Celebrity offer a hot in room breakfast menu? Does that room have double sinks in washroom? We are only familiar to the signature suites on HAL? Thanks curious Bob
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