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  1. I hope everyone -- and by everyone I mean all who moaned and groaned and complained about how the U.S. taxpayers would be footing the bill for this humanitarian effort -- pays attention to this clause in the agreement: "Payment of Costs: Carnival shall be responsible for paying all costs incurred by Carnival, any member of the Unified Command, Broward County, BSO, or any other government entity or local health care facility directly arising or resulting from the activities required or permitted under this Agreement or the Carnival Plan, including but not limited to: berthing costs; the cost of transporting for all disembarking passengers; the cost and expenses of the services provided by BSO in connection with the disembarkation and transportation of passengers; the cost of medical care provided to passengers and crew at any facility in Broward County (which are not otherwise covered or paid for by the person’s medical or similar insurance); the cost of medi-evacuation of passengers and/or crew (which are not otherwise covered or paid for by the person’s medical or similar insurance); costs incurred by the Florida Department of Health; and all costs associated with any deceased persons previously on board."
  2. NBC News is reporting that "the deal is done" -- just waiting on "lawyers' signatures". I hope they are right!
  3. 1. Drat. 2. Thanks -- I guess it was the sudden 0 to 60 after their brief stop this morning that made me think there was another reason ...
  4. For Copper 10-8 -- two questions: 1. Do you know why the two ships stopped for a bit this morning just west of Cuba, with an apparent tender between the two? 2. Why do they both now have their pedals to the metal -- moving at warp speed like they're being chased by pirates? Is there only a brief window of opportunity for their arrival in Fort Lauderdale?
  5. (at least 3 of us must have seen this at the same time) Make that four ... 🙂
  6. I don't know what this means, but the Marine Traffic website is showing Zaandam stopped, Rotterdam moving, and a Rotterdam tender between the two. Just west of Cuba:
  7. Oasis is also offshore and there are reports on the Royal Caribbean board that Oasis has multiple crew members sick. Odd though that Symphony was earlier asking about an ambulance ...
  8. Symphony of the Seas is off shore with another Royal Caribbean ship. So it must be one of her tenders.
  9. I earlier heard Symphony of the Seas say she was waiting for an ambulance. Is she one of the ships offshore?
  10. What is going on -- and where did the tender come from? It's very odd ...
  11. Doesn't the Edge have windows that open all the way to the outside, so that, in effect, the whole cabin becomes the balcony? I could of course be wrong!
  12. Rotterdam was headed directly toward the Canal and she's now turned away. I have no idea what that means.
  13. I sailed in a Neptune Suite on the October 31 Koningsdam trans-Atlantic. And I loved Club Orange. It was a more intimate venue than the MDR, the service was superb (none of the wait staff was assigned to a particular table, so all of the wait staff catered to your needs -- and they all knew you by name), the food was excellent, the made-to-order entrees were amazing. I would not hesitate to purchase Club Orange access if I sailed in other than a Neptune / Pinnacle Suite. My only suggestion to HAL was that it consider adding lunch service.
  14. I wish there was a way that other cruise lines would also ban these idiots. What's to stop them from moving to another line? Carnival Corporation certainly has a lot of brands to choose from -- Carnival, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Cunard, etc. It seems to me that other lines would have a vested interest in banning these guys from their ships as well.
  15. I don't -- Hal Facts has a link to both levels on Koningsdam, so they might be similar set-ups. I've not sailed on Nieuw Statendam yet, so I don't know which I'd prefer. I just knew Hal Facts had a schematic of the dining room there -- Hal Facts has a lot of great information!
  16. Yes -- for example, see http://halfacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NSDM-upper-level.pdf for a layout of the upper level dining room.
  17. HalFacts dot com has photos of Koningsdam 4045 and 4046, which are the "sideways" cabins.
  18. The privacy notice on Holland America's website is very clear as to what they can do with our personal information UNLESS we opt out. If we have not opted out, then they can do basically whatever they want to do. The fact that we have not proactively agreed to the privacy policy doesn't matter. The fact that it exists and we do business with Holland America means that we have implicitly agreed to it. The policy is found at https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/legal-privacy/privacy-policy.html#CA. It provides, in part: Disclosing Information to Third Parties We may share your information with our affiliated companies of Carnival Corporation and plc including but not limited to Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, Cunard, Costa, Aida, P&O Cruises UK, and P&O Cruises Australia and third parties as described in this Privacy Policy. We will share Profile Information and other personal information with unaffiliated third parties for purposes including: you request or authorize it; the information is provided to help complete a transaction for you; the information is provided to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our site’s Terms and Conditions, Legal Notices or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others (e.g., to a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection, etc.); the disclosure is done as part of a purchase, transfer or sale of services or assets (e.g., in the event that substantially all of our assets are acquired by another party, customer information may be one of the transferred assets); the information is provided to our agents, outside vendors or service providers to perform functions on our behalf (e.g., analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, processing orders, sending emails about our products or services, etc.) or with whom we may have cooperative or joint marketing arrangements; the information is shared with third parties for their own marketing use, or to others as described in this Privacy Policy or that we may describe to you at the time of collection. There is a provision in the privacy policy providing for opting out.
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