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  1. Cancelled our June 7 Alaska cruise on April 14. Still waiting. Just used chat function on HAL and confirmed the refund is not being processed yet and there is no timetable. I think the chance for me to choose cruising in the future is greatly reduced. With the increased sanitation and distancing requirement I think they will have to raise price somehow, and cruising in general will lose its pricing competing advantage. Some restaurants start to charge COVID-19 surcharge now. I chose to dine out to support local business, and if I need to pay surcharge to do so, then no thank you. I am perfectly fine cooking myself.
  2. It's now posted on their website: https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/news/coronavirus-travel-advisory.html Looks like it's not posted on social media yet.
  3. HAL has announced on their website for cancellation until 6/30. https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/news/coronavirus-travel-advisory.html
  4. In page 3, it says "Celebrity Coral Princess", is it a typo?
  5. Even without the restriction enforced by the line, I think you should consider for yourself too. According to CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/groups-at-higher-risk.html Not sure about blood pressure / cholesterol, but diabetes is definitely a concern. If god forbid you did get infected onboard, you have a much higher risk to become serious ill. There is just so many space in medical center onboard. Again, I think this is mainly to manage the risk from cruise line's perspective.
  6. I think many people mix the statistical fact with their feelings. Anybody screaming age discrimination should look at their local DMV and see if the seniors have different requirement of renewing driver license. This is not discrimination, it's simply a risk management for the lines.
  7. Really disappointed that they conveniently avoid Alaska cruise before July 1st. Such a snail reaction considered Canada has announce port close for two weeks.
  8. You are correct. However, compared with HAL's response to Canada's announcement, the only communication is the "we are aware of this situation, and we are evaluating options." Really, what options do you have in this case?
  9. Just saw RCCL's Facebook post indicating that they are suspending Alaska, Canada, and New England cruise until 7/1. Although I believe is is something that will happen eventually, RCCL is still one of the first to publicly announced it. What amazed me is their refund policy. On top of the regular FCC 125%, Refund 100% that's floating around, they also extend the deadline of requesting refund until 12/31/2021! I think this is so clever: 1. People will not rush to get the cash refund and damage line's cashflow. 2. Passenger will have more time to make the decision and more chance to enjoy FCC. HAL please catch up!
  10. With the beach crowd, not surprised Florida experiencing rapid growth of confirmed cases. https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/coronavirus/spring-breakers-flood-florida-beaches-undeterred-by-coronavirus/2246764/?fbclid=IwAR1uXUrxRQtDCpR6ChA2NK_4eoEelvgzkDgtJwLtsKurmwMcU1qNCmC2SJA
  11. Mine is June 7. The deadline to cancel my VRBO is 4/6 without penalty. So I want to know if we will have the final answer from HAL before then.
  12. Is it possible that Canadian government will reopen its ports? I am on the fence to cancel all the bookings, including air fare, hotels, excursions, and etc. However I haven't heard HAL's official announcement so I am not sure if I should start the cancellation process now.
  13. Now I will start to considering buying their stock..
  14. Quote from that article: "The Cruise Industry’s COVID-19 Silver Lining: Only 13% Of Customers Are Over 70 Years Old". Wonder what's the percentage for HAL?
  15. Word of advice, if your cruise ship becomes news media attention, please do not be naked on your balcony... I was watching the CBS news, and the helicopter circles around the ship every few minutes, and I had too see that naked man just as frequent... I can't believe it's that warm in Oakland. It's 64 degree.
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