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  1. Just saw this Princess Cruises can confirm that the first phase of health assessment of all guests and crew aboard Diamond Princess, conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Health, has been completed. We were notified that among the samples that completed the tests, 10 people tested positive for Coronavirus. This includes two Australian guests, three Japanese guests, three Hong Kong guests and one U.S. guest, plus one member of the Filipino crew. These 10 people, who have been notified, will be brought ashore by the Japanese Coast Guard vessel and transported to local hospitals to be served by Japanese medical professionals on the coast. It has been confirmed that the ship will remain quarantined in Yokohama. The duration of the quarantine shall be at least 14 days as required by the Ministry of Health. The ship plans to go out to sea for normal marine operations including, but not limited to, freshwater production and ballast operations before continuing alongside Yokohama, where food, supplies and other supplies will be carried on board. Guests will continue to receive internet and complimentary phone to use in order to stay in touch with their relatives and loved ones, and the ship's crew is working to keep all guests comfortable. Princess Cruises will continue to cooperate fully and on instructions from global medical authorities and the Japanese government. We will also cancel the next two Diamond Princess cruises departing from Yokohama (Feb 4 and Feb 1 2) and begin notifying guests today. Princess Cruises confirms that there are 2,666 guests and 1,045 crew currently on board covering a range of nationalities. About half of the passengers on board are from Japan.
  2. One problem you will have if HAL pays for your flight.....no perks from your cc. Like priority boarding, free checked bag, etc. We found that out the hard way the first time we used flightease. It has been said on here that you can request HAL to use your card to book. Just an FYI....
  3. I am not sure I understand your question....if you get money from your card at the tables there is a fee. If you use your card to add money at a slot machine there is no charge.
  4. We did the 13 day tour. I concur with other posters. We did not take the meal plan and were glad we didn’t. Many times we only wanted a bowl of soup or a light snack. The people we talked to that had the plan all said it was too much food and too much money. Our guide always gave us direction to several nearby restaurants. Have fun!
  5. We do it all the time. Hotspot on our phone and I use my iPad and laptop. Don’t know about how much data you will have, tho.
  6. I use 4 -5 beans for a liter of alcohol. You can look on Pinterest for their proportions. I also make other extracts...lemon, orange, cinnamon, etc.
  7. If you are buying it, I agree...Los Cinco Soles. Why not just make your own? That is what I do. Get the vanilla beans while you are traveling or order them. Split them and put them in a bottle of vodka. I let mine set for about 6 months or longer....it is awesome!
  8. We always check both ways...using 2 numbers and using one. Sometimes there can be an advantage one way or another. We have never gotten the higher amount using 2 numbers.
  9. We are retired also. But, if we lived 5 minutes from one we could easily spend that much on gas. We would never have that much in OBC. We sail in inside cabins so $400-$500 from them even on our long cruises is about tops. I get the Canadian’s reasoning. Totally enjoyed the savings when we took our trip up there last year...sorry!
  10. I am confused about this. If you have a membership you obviously spend money at their store or with them online. The amount of “money/OBC” you are given is the same whether you spend it on the ship or at/through the store. I just don’t get the big deal....oh, and I live 5 hours from the nearest one but, I order online so I am looking for other reasons why it is such a problem.
  11. It depends on the airline. Some allow it, some don’t.
  12. We are in the Caribbean and have had major wind for over a week. Port closed to boats less than 40’. No diving or fishing. Supposed to last a while longer. Glad I am not on a ship.
  13. We have flight ease coming home from Amsterdam in May at $425pp. I would say the $800 credit could come close to covering your cost.
  14. TAD2005....our flight is from Amsterdam-home. We already had seats. We wanted to upgrade. Couldn’t do it until the flight was paid for.
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