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  1. However there were signs at each side of the stage stating that 'masks are required on dance floor'.
  2. 👍 Hope both you and Martha enjoy the rest of your cruise. Great to meet you!
  3. Eurodam, October 6th 2021. This sign was in the check in area.
  4. The Captain now, may or may not be the Captain in January. They used to do 3 month rotas, but we do not know when the current Captain's rota started. We really need Capt Albert to update his site.
  5. Hope to know within the next few days! We have just ended a cruise with HIA. Interestingly, the price of drinks has not posted to the folio, whereas on previous cruises with free drinks, the value did post to the folio and then a credit to remove it. It should be easy enough to calculate how they are calculating the credits when the cruise posts to our mariners account.
  6. I know it is a different ship, sailing from a different continent, and HAL are notoriously inconsistent, but this was the notice that greeted us as we boarded Eurodam in Italy.
  7. Sorry to hear that Roy, but not being an emergency must be taken as a positive. 🤞
  8. We have also returned home after our 12 days on Eurodam. Agree with @Cruising-along that the MDR was poor. We only ate there once as most of the repetitive menu was available in the Lido, but it was easier to mix and match the foods in Lido to make a more interesting meal. Pinnacle Grill was good and Tamarind was very good. The winner however on a 'value basis' would be Canaletto, which was great. We also stayed for one night in Venice after the cruise. Venice was more crowded than I expected. We much prefer Grand Turk over HMC. The fact that the ship can dock at Grand Turk is a big plus and there is more to do in GT. We wouldn't bother going ashore in HMC anymore. We have missed a lot of the Daily postings for the last two weeks so we may have missed some sad or some happy news. We will try to catch up on the back reading. In the meantime, can we give a generic 'well done' to those on the shout out and hugs and sympathy to those on the care list. Take care all!
  9. Perhaps if you are going to the Middle East or Far East. Otherwise I think it is highly unlikely to fly in their metal, but it is possible that a code share using EY or EK flights, but flown on another airlines metal.
  10. I now remember noticing colour/coloring classes on Eurodam last week. Didn't go and can't remember where they were listed to be held. But they were on the When & Where and Navigator App.
  11. Not sure what you are saying here, but 4 star gets unlimited laundry, not just one bag. Perhaps you were commenting on the fact that you need to be 4 star before you can get free laundry?
  12. I wrote in major requests! English bacon, baked beans, hash browns, grilled tomato. They got most of it right.
  13. I really have to agree with you. I believe that HAL decided to use Porto Marghera without totally examining the safety elements of the ship arriving and departing Marghera. The first embarkation at Marghera on September 12th was the one and only. That departure featured a lot of manoeuvering to access the lagoon. The departure on 6th October was not notified to pax until at the Venice Cruise terminal to check in. This departure was rearranged to Trieste on the basis of bad weather due in Venice, but the weather in Trieste was just as bad if not worse, than what had been expected in Venice, leading to a greatly delayed departure and a cancelled port of call (Katakolon). The current departure (October 18th) was moved from the previously planned Marghera to Trieste much earlier and the reason given was quite pathetic. HAL should man up and say that they screwed up and apologise to their customers. A few free drinks is not the answer.
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