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  1. We probaby won't see $50 in the near future, but $8 shares bought now would make for a very nice gift or inheritance for the children or grandchildren! (And I'd bet that we see $20 within 2-3 years!)
  2. I have a deposit on a 21 day winter cruise in 2021, maybe then instead of buying 100 shares at $8, I'll make a deposit on another cruise! It'll give us something to look forward to while we wait for the governor of PA to allow liquor sales to resume in our state and might help demonstrate demand too!
  3. oh well, seemed like a possible good idea. I do have stock from the heady days when it sold in the $60 range and I'll buy 100 today and consider it a charitable contribution or longterm investment, depending on my mood And I'll look forward to better days at sea on our 21 day cruise booked for Feb 2021!!
  4. Would it help our lovely HAL survive if we all bought some more shares of CCL? Would that help their bottom line? Are stocks an important way that companies make money and survive bad times? I'd buy some more if it would save our ships! Full disclosure: I've owned shares for years because I really like HAL, but I know nothing about structuring, restructuring, bonds etc - I looked at previous thread about "financials" and couldn't make heads or tails out of it!
  5. I’m not entirely certain that I’ll even get off the ship; I’m already thinking of the Konigsdam as my favorite Caribbean Island!!
  6. That’s an excellent idea! and I’ve heard “no” before, so I’m pretty sure I can deal with it 😊
  7. We won’t be sailing from Ft Lauderdale until the 23 of Feb, so I have some time to iron out the details. The cruise is a B2B but I think our TA booked it as one full cruise - she said the pricing was better that way I think. I had a sneaking suspicion that my one day to 4 star wasn’t worth getting all that excited about (but it was fun while it lasted!) I’ve been studying the deck plans. The K is similar but different enough so I know I’ll end up on the wrong deck once or twice!! It’s hard to tell, but are there any decks that a passenger cannot walk the length of the ship on (besides 12)? Another day closer!!
  8. We've finally given in to the looooong grey winters in northeastern PA! They win; we are running away to the Konigsdam for a 21 day float session in the Caribbean! We 've never been on any ship this big (although I realize in the overall scheme of things, she's not really immense) I have a couple of questions if anyone feels like answering them: We'll have 5 sea days in the 21 total, and we're in an inside cabin on the 11th deck: what's the Retreat like? Is it an extra charge? Do you have to reserve well in advance? Has anyone tried the Sel de Mer? (the seafood restaurant, I think that's the right spelling) All i can find is that "it's expensive", but "expensive" is relative, does anyone have a menu, or a really good memory? I'll become a 4 Star Mariner on this cruise (only needed one more day!) but its been awhile and we're really looking forward to sailing with Holland again and discovering whatever nifty things the Konigsdam is waiting to share!
  9. Thank you all! I just got off the phone with Viking, they'd gone ahead and booked us for Feb 2021, sent an email to me with the optional reservation. I changed the dates to March because I read that the closer you are to the equinox the more activity there is and the better the chance for actually seeing (and hearing) these wonders! We' re going and I'm sooooo excited!
  10. Thanks! Well, that doesn't look terribly promising unless they're going to have new ships ready to sail in 2021. This would've been our first Viking Ocean cruise and it might still be, just have to wait and see
  11. Does anyone know when the dates for the 2021 "In Search of the Northern Lights" cruise dates will be released? I'm on some sort of list and they say they'll call me, but I have limited confidence in that based on previous experiences with Viking phone reps
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