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Qextor

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  1. Things are very busy over at Princess right now. You may need to wait 60-90 days before seeing any kind of refund. They simply have so many to do right now, it will take some time.
  2. I totally get where you are coming from; it is nice to know. It's called a guarantee for a reason, though - you are guaranteed a stateroom. Beyond that, why does it matter which room? Even if you don't get informed until you get to the dock, there will be someone there to tell you what stateroom number to put on your bags so the porter can take them. Give it another few days.
  3. I doubt any crew still working their contract will be going home. I just think HAL hasn't figured out how to replace the Asia cruises yet. It takes time to figure out where to go, get permission from each port to be able to dock there, *and* find passengers ready to pay. It is very short notice to get people aboard. I wouldn't be surprised if nothing happens until at least April. Heck, it is possible the ship will arrive in Alaska without passengers.
  4. Interesting... The HAL website doesn't show any cruises for the Westerdam until she begins the Alaska run in May. Wonder what she'll do to fill in the time until then?
  5. It is primarily on Oasis Class, and some Quantum class. For ships that don't have an SL, there's a consierge lounge that has the same function. And yes, for GS and above.
  6. It does seem strange to be going to Alaska this time of year, doesn't it. Perhaps he misheard - Anchorage/at anchorage. Time will tell.
  7. It does indeed. However, MarineTraffic.com lists the ship's destination as GR KGS which is Kos, Greece. So either the destination is wrong, (computer glitch, or not transmitting the right information) or it is just quite a coincidence that the name of the port it's headed to is the same as the code for the port it left. As I said, until we get more info, wait and see.
  8. When I click on the 'route forecast' button, the path shown does lead to Greece. Wait and see, I guess.
  9. D+ have been allowed in the CL for a long time now. The issue is the shrinking number of ships that have a CL. Oasis class don't have one, instead having a Suites lounge, open only to Suites and Pinnacles.
  10. Yes - theme park rails. Certainly not rails with a long drop on the other side.
  11. Never ships' railings, no. And yes, their parents were close by, as well. As I said before, I kept a very firm grip on my niece, with both hands. It was never a common thing to do; maybe a few times, not often. They are all too big now for something like that.
  12. If you have two young but walking kids, by yourself, and one goes <-- that way and the other goes this way --> Well, which one are you going to go after first? At the same time, I have done the whole 'sit my toddler nieces/nephew on the railing so they can see better' bit. But you better be sure I had them in a proper bear hug, so I would never lose grip on them. When I take my nieces/nephew out by myself, I am always constantly making sure I have them in my view.
  13. Yes - my parents and I had a layover in Beijing, before our onwards flight to Singapore on Feb 1st. We weren't allowed to board the Sapphire when it left on Feb 2, so hung out in Singapore a few days before going home. Two weeks on, now, still symptom free.
  14. Indeed - US Border guards can tell my Mom is a dual national, just by scanning her passport. It is also why my Mom broke down and got a Canadian passport - US customs gave her too much static about using a British passport to enter the US (which at the time was less expensive to maintain than a Canadian one) but living in Canada.
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