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  1. Answered my own question. Here is the registration page Registration for the Covid Summit
  2. Thanks for the heads up. I will try to attend. If anyone sees a link to a sign up please let us know.
  3. There has been a lot of research done on dynamic pricing and it is not clear how much is actually targeted at the individual level or is simply a reaction to website activity levels. I fall in the camp of it is not targeted to the individual as why would a business risk irritating a good customer. The activity/traffic level argument makes more sense since it is an attempt to target the supply/demand criteria.
  4. If you think the dynamic pricing is targeting you then you need to hide more than your browser, use incognito or private browser windows. That will block or even reroute your IP address
  5. I have taken two over 30 day cruises with HAL and have never concerned myself or even noticed there was an “in crowd”. I guess my social radar is on ignore. 😊
  6. I was remarking on the OP’s predicament. I assume with COVID there may be automatic triggers once occupancy reaches a level. I have never known HAL to fidget with prices on the weekend
  7. Thanks for the update. I understand that the CDC current guidelines expire July 24 however the EU has issued guidelines
  8. Was this a cruise for the near future, in the next 6-9 months. If it went up on a weekend night I would think that is more about limiting passengers in the current COVID environment. Price increases have been discussed as the preferred method once the cruise approaches optimal capacity.
  9. Cliques, really? I truly am in a different world. 🤷‍♀️
  10. The smaller ship potentially can charge a higher fare. Also the clientele tends to not need the modern amusement park amenities. I read an interview with a CEO of one of the lines where his remarks were to the efficiency issues. I wish I could find the article it was an eye opener. Basically it discussed the huge leaps in fuel efficiency in the past decade. It also discussed new fuel sources used by very recent ships. If I find the article I will be sure to post.
  11. Their worst attribute is their fuel efficiency. They simply cost too much to operate. I love the small ships but I think CCL in better times should consider ordering some new energy-efficient smaller ships.
  12. I rarely call them but when I have ridiculous time getting in touch with a company I go to their social media and leave a polite, yet firm message. Try Facebook and Twitter.
  13. As fans of HAL we might keep score but most consumers easily forget.
  14. They could rename it. As a business woman that is what I would do. I like the zaandam.
  15. My experience on the Rotterdam led me to believe it should be scrapped
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