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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. Thank you. Given what I know and experienced on HAL I have no doubt that they altered course.
  2. Someone is really busy controlling anything about this. HAL's facebook video complaint and official response has now been removed allready.
  3. Actually that lawyer is just reporting it. Someone else made the complaint.
  4. Mmmmm, it seems the video has been taken offline. I think HAL is taking measures. I watched it a couple of hours ago and the maker is very upset in the video when it unfolds.
  5. Agree with all. The video is from the bridge of a pilotboat type, taken perendicular to the course of Eurodam and from a distance. So it is difficult to determine the offset of Eurodam and or wether she alters course. I will try to get some stills from the video.
  6. https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2019/06/articles/cruelty-murder-of-animals/hals-eurodam-ignores-calls-to-reduce-speed-while-approaching-whales/ Article with video of eurodam apparently comming very close to a pod of feeding whales, being warned of it in advance and not slowing or steering away. Anyone currently on her that can comment?
  7. Being a part of Carnival and ships registered in Holland, could HAL redeploy Veendam's homebase to for instance Curacao and do the cuba cruises from there, bypassing the states? Would americans then be allowed to fly there and do the cruise?
  8. I Have the feeling HAL doesn't assemble tables on nationality but rather on language. Hence they mix the english speaking guest but with other languages, mine is dutch, they put them together. Now for me I would not choose a table with all dutch, I see and talk to them every day. When on holliday in another country I want to feel it and it is very strange to me to be far away and still be immersed with my countrymen. There is a distinct difference/vibe with cruises out of Holland, compared to the carribean or Asia or South America.
  9. Same here. They even contacted my TA to admonish them that their client contacted HAL! Now my TA is my daughter , so she told me.
  10. As for the midnight sun. Our room had excellent lightblocking curtains. Take along some clips to close cracks andd the room is dark for the night.
  11. There is no ships dancers and singers anymore, just individual performers interspersed with the occasional movie. We did have three singers who did a good job and performed three times, but I am not sure if they were on the ship for a longer time. We cruise for destinations and quiet cruise life and not bars and or late night life. When walking around at 11 pm it was never very crowded or busy so if you are looking for a party atmosphere, you won't find it I think.
  12. Yes, trivia is very much alive and daily. There is a tennis court as well as table tennis, but I never observed any organised activity. It was a very port intensitive itinerary.
  13. For anyone interested in the investigation of the midair collision in Ketchikan, here is the preliminary report: https://go.usa.gov/xmfmQ
  14. Same, Jan 2008 30 to 40 feet waves from the Falklands to Antarctica across the drake. 4 days later calm sea back to Ushuaia. The ship , Rotterdam, took it wel, but the corridors were mighty quiet. Luckely the movement didn't bother us, and it was quite spectacular riding up and down the waves.
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