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  1. Within the last few days the my Cruise Critic Android app has stopped working. On both a Samsung tablet and a Pixel smartphone it starts up and then crashes. Sometimes just blinking away, sometimes with an error message "Network error, please try again later. (get_forum | Cruise Critic)". This is even more aggravating than always having to log in twice to get to my subscribed Holland America forum.
  2. Two memories of the same ship. Was the 2nd class pool still there? Sail away was more memorable in 1960. Sent from my SM-T720 using Forums mobile app
  3. P&O SS Arcadia. San Francisco to Manila. July 25 to August 17, 1960. For me it was a cruise, but it was transportation for my parents. Back before air travel was common. There was a cohort of English, on subsidized emigration to Australia. Second class was not luxurious, but we had a lot of promenade space. 24 days for $431 each. Sent from my SM-T720 using Forums mobile app
  4. Last night we were watching "On the Waterfront" and I thought I recognized an old HAL funnel. A later scene showed the signage of Holland America Line in the background. Turns out it was filmed on the Hoboken Waterfront in 1953 or 54. What was the ship? Must have been the Ryndam or Maasdam, sisters. Three clips from the film, and then the full length photo is the Ryndam. (If I can upload them.) Sent from my SM-T720 using Forums mobile app
  5. Hey, those who want to talk about the Alaska cruise season might start a thread on that. This one is about the PVSA.
  6. I came across this blog post about the need to reform the PVSA. This is the regulation that requires cruises from the US to stop at a foreign port. https://www.cato.org/blog/cruise-industry-bailout-washington-should-give-repeal-passenger-vessel-services-act This seems to be part of a larger effort by Cato that is mainly to reform the Jones Act - which does the same for cargo ships. https://www.cato.org/project-jones-act-reform
  7. Vesselfinder shows Amsterdam has two tenders in the water.
  8. Amsterdam seems to be taking the long way around to Jakarta.
  9. According to Captain Albert's blog, the current captain is Werner Timmers
  10. Is the ship being positioned just by the thrusters ? Tug is not doing anything. Where does that line off the bow go ?
  11. Do those speeds include the effect of currents ? i.e. the equivalent of groundspeed versus airspeed.
  12. The ship behind the Z and R is the Insignia, showing destination Tampa. (according to VesselFinder)
  13. VesselFinder.com is another free tracking site. Also CruiseMapper.com
  14. And heading south of San Andres Island. Not a usual track for going around Cuba to Florida.
  15. VesselFinder shows that Rotterdam and Zaandam have slowed. An unlabeled satellite ship, maybe Zaandam, is heading towards an Ecuador port.
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