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    Holland America
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  1. I received an E-mail notice earlier today on Captain Mercer’s last blog. What a emotional conclusion to a wonderful maritime career. Thanks for sharing but suggest you post link on new individual post for wider dissemination with Cruise Critic members. It’s a special posting deserving it’s own post. Thanks for all your CC contributions. Bruce
  2. Viking river boat Mississippi will be a new design compared to their fleet of other River long boats. https://www.vikingrivercruises.com/ships/mississippi/viking-mississippi.html
  3. With Viking River cruises entering the US market one wonders how many other River boat lines will follow. Viking starts Mississippi River Cruises in 2022.
  4. Very sad day! They can sell the ships but wonderful adventures and memories last forever!🛳☹️
  5. It’s been a challenging year but we are getting back on track. Hope your both safe and healthy!
  6. Yes! There are many waiting and hoping! IMO a vaccine is needed before cruising restarts as we have experienced. Good luck. It’s been a long time since our Maasdam repo together.
  7. This pretty much describes cruising status for next couple of years!🙁 https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/5405777002
  8. Thanks Carol, Almost lost her. My previous post could be interpreted that she also had Covid. Not the case.Tested three times and was negative. She had an appendix that almost ruptured which led to perforated intestine an was close to being septic. A surprise event for someone who power walked 5 miles per day and was in outstanding shape. Bruce
  9. Regretfully, we have cancelled all three legs of our Maasdam cruises of Jan 4, 2021, Feb 13, 2021, and March 4, 2021. Skeptical whether cruises will actually take place or have significant itinerary changes. Then the issue of health safety led to our final decision. With DW just rehabilitating from major emergency surgery and current Covid 19. Looking forward to next time! Thanks for all you contributions here on Cruise Critic.
  10. I respect and most likely agree with your post. Let me speculate? What if Ashford was released by Holland America because there was no longer going to be a Holland America cruise line? My point was and is; that none of us know really know what’s going on and we’re not sure we want to know. Some maybe know but at they are not liberty to say..
  11. How do you know he was fired? I agree possibility but so far none of us have a clue. Maybe he made a decision to leave a “sinking ship” and has another job offer? I’m speculating many company presidents! CEO’s and executive’s may be looking for other employment as company’s fold and declare bankruptcy.
  12. We were supposed to be celebrating our 28th Wedding Anniversary at our time share on Poipu Beach, Kauai today May 16. As it turns out Mrs. AliasChief had serious emergency surgery a few weeks ago and spent 13 days in the hospital. So in a way it was a Blessing that she had the problem here and not in Hawaii. She is making small gains every day.
  13. With all this speculating, wouldn’t it be funny if we found out that Ashford actually left because he had a better job offer!🤔
  14. What do I want? I just want to be back on a Dam ship safely cruising around the world!🛳
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