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About jakkojakko

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    Retired airforce/airline
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    I guess HAL
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  1. Sanatize door handles, faucets, remote and such with antibacterial wipes on embarkation day. After that just keep the room tidy so the steward can do his job. We're on vacation so I am not in the least bothered by a smudge or some dust.
  2. Currently on Rotterdam and Lido is open from 10:30pm to 11:30pm for limited choices . Always bread, slices of pizza and several hot meal items. Room service, free, 24hrs per day.
  3. Booked a verandah guarantee on ms Rotterdam and got a spa verandah. Absolutely the same as any other verandah plus a yogamat we didn't use and energy drinks we didn't use. So do the math.
  4. Only ever had indonesian room stewards on HAL. And all were very friendly.
  5. I think that's more the editor who wants to have more than just text and uses stock footage to dress up the article. Looking at other newsreports, including bbc, it happened but there is no photo/video evidence (yet). I am in aviation and those reports have invariably the wrong picture of aircraft.
  6. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-clown-violent-brawl-cruise-18785703 Somehow I don't think this will ever occur on a Holland America ship.
  7. Last year we did a circumnavigation of the island in middle june with no problem. This year there seems to be more ice even a month later, see the ice chart. Anyone on a current cruise that is supposed to go around Svalbard that can report what is possible or not on the cruise?
  8. They are still around and won't react to this. They just wait for another excuse to start again.
  9. I am speculating now, but it is quite possible that they can still be used in an emergency, just not in a tender role as maybe the hoist system is not working properly.
  10. I think you are all missing the point. It was not weather or sea that caused the no tender situation, rather a technical problem with tendering. Now, two reviewers reported this as is shown by following copy/paste. " Soon after we boarded the ship on May 25th we were informed via a piece of paper stuffed in the “welcome package” that our itinerary had changed. We were no longer going to Flam or Geiranger due to tenders not working. " and " There were two key port downgrades due to tender maintenance issues...completely within HA control, and either an example of poor maintenance or an inadequate PM (Preventative Maintenance) Program."
  11. Thank you. Given what I know and experienced on HAL I have no doubt that they altered course.
  12. Someone is really busy controlling anything about this. HAL's facebook video complaint and official response has now been removed allready.
  13. Actually that lawyer is just reporting it. Someone else made the complaint.
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