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    New Brunswick
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    gardening, SPCA, dogs
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    Holland America Line
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe, exotic

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  1. Thanks for the fleet update, Rich 🙂 And thanks for adding some spice to the thread with the suggested recipes 😄 I love Alcatra de Terceira although I substitute beef instead of pork. And, I do have some beef out thawing so it sounds like a good plan for tonight and have some FUN making it and in the garden 😄
  2. Thanks John for the heads up. A shame that it is so late at night. I’ll just have to admire her on the webcam today.
  3. I already liked your post and all of was wonderful but this just sums it up so well 🙂 I am so glad you are home safe and I don’t envy any of you the abrupt ending and worries to that bucket list cruise.
  4. I think the OP did say they contacted their TA but for some reason the TA threw this back at HAL IIRC. Reading back, the OP said this (In italics): I have called, emailed, done everything imaginable. I booked through Costco, and finally got through to cancel. But they told me all refunds come through HAL. thinking about this, lots of our roll call members had HAL’s insurance and our TA’s took care of it and instructed HAL to process it. I think the OP’s problem may lie with their TA and not HAL. Their frustration may be misdirected IMO.
  5. Thanks for letting us know where the dam ships are today, Rich 🙂 Too cold and too soon for dandelions, here too. I think a lot of us have already gone broke with our trip cancellations 😉
  6. Sounds like a lovely itinerary and a great way to celebrate your anniversary 🙂 Happy to add it for you 😄
  7. I can’t speak for the rest, but Canada chartered it’s own flight for the passengers. As we have done before when we needed to repatriate people. And, they are all in quarantine, of course. I think you need to realize that this virus is all around. I would bet dollars to donuts that if there was real testing you would find many have / had it already. Remember a lot of people are asymptomatic. Rather than lash out at the cruise ship passengers, I suggest you focus on those not social distancing and educate them or those travelling for the sake of doing so and going from place to place which could infect far more people. JMO
  8. HUH??? You expect the same price next year as this? I guess it does take all types. 😳🙄 Prices are what they are. You decide to pay it or not or hope it goes down. You know a lot of people have much more money than you waiting for refunds 😉 sad but true. You are not alone and there is no need to grouse about it on line over and over. We are all in the same boat. If we chose to cancel early, we got what we got. Those were the conditions when we signed on. I’m not being a cheerleader here, I am just stating facts. This is a phenomenal crisis that has thrown everyone for a loop. And, for the record, these FCC’s and Future airline credits are going to muck up my cancellation insurance. I’m not happy either but I recognize that this is not something we have seen for over 100 years. I’m grateful that we are alive and not on one of the ships that has been trying to find harbour 😉
  9. Thanks Jane 😄 The list shrunk a lot with the cancellations but I’m hoping it will grow again. Nice on your cruises 🙂 and I am delighted to add them for you 😄
  10. Oops 🙁😩 🥵 Sorry about that Denise. Must be losing my focus in these covid 19 times 😢 I will get that fixed. Thanks for catching it 👍
  11. Thanks for the today’s fleet report, Rich 🙂 Herb Roasted chicken sounds good 🙂
  12. Wow! I have no words. Beautiful and yes, ms suck has tears in her eyes.
  13. Thanks kindly, Denise. Sorry I missed it when you posted. I thought it was Riviera but I wasn’t 100% sure. I hope you have a much more wonderful cruise on her than we did 😄
  14. We cancelled our sailing in September - October for Japan - just too worried that the virus may reappear (if it even goes away) and after seeing how the Diamond Princess and Westerdam were treated, we weren’t anxious to be in the same boat, so to speak. It seems strange not to have a cruise booked right now, but I’m holding off for a bit. I’d like to receive the FCC offer from HAL (I don’t know if that will happen or not) and have an idea of how this virus is going to go. I do have my sights on a cruise but who knows if it will be going or if the itinerary will be changed?
  15. Thanks for letting us know where the dam ships are today, Rich 🙂 So nice to see the Rotterdam and Zaandam in FLL ❤️. No walking to work for many people right now!
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