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  1. Thank you for the reply! Your HAL knowledge is very beneficial to us all!!!
  2. I understand that we qualify for additional stars for onboard spending, including the purchase of shore excursions... If I buy shore excursions online prior to our cruise, do these purchases qualify for additional stars -- or does this only pertain to the purchase of shore excursions when we are onboard? Thanks for any insight!
  3. A VIP casino offer does, in fact, have additional perks -- priority embarkation, a casino concierge, Casino Cash, welcome aboard party, drinks while playing, treats sent to your cabin, and a final goodbye party, along with free entries in the blackjack tournament and slot tournament. We have taken advantage of these offers several times...
  4. This is the latest from the CDC: https://tools.cdc.gov/api/v2/resources/media/412576/content.html
  5. I called HAL to find out when my Future Cruise Credits will appear under my account. She said by the end of December. I asked how the FCC will be applied if I find a cruise before the end of December. She said they will book the cruise with no deposit and will work through the fare and fees once the FCC has been made available.
  6. Our booking is via a casino offer which came with many perks. Unfortunately, we will lose those perks if we voluntarily reschedule. As a result, we will take whatever "compensation" is offered to us and will wait to rebook with the hope of getting these same offered perks at some time in the future.
  7. I just saw this on the Holland America website (I've been checking it every day for months). We are booked on the February 7, 2021 10-day Southern Caribbean -- a cruise I knew would be impacted. Now, we're just sitting tight to see what their plan is... Seattle, Wash., Nov. 10, 2020 — Holland America Line has reviewed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Framework for Conditional Sailing and is seeking additional clarification to fully understand the requirements. While we await further information, we have (temporarily) stopped selling all cruises eight days and longer which call upon a U.S. port and depart January 1 through November 1, 2021. For those who are currently booked on one of these cruises, we ask for your patience to receive further information from Holland America Line on whether your cruise is impacted.
  8. Thank you for your reply! We love the outdoor movies!!
  9. We are slated to cruise on February 7, 2021, on the Nieuw Statendam (fingers crossed) and have some questions about this ship: 1) Does it have Pickleball? 2) I read somewhere that they have outdoor movies -- where do they show these movies? 3) How many gala nights are usually held on a 10 day cruise? I'm sure I'll think of more questions as time goes by. LOL I check the HAL site every day to see if they have changed their target date for resuming cruises...so far, so good for February 7... Thanks!
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