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    Aberdeen, Washington
  • Interests
    People, cruising, and great food
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska

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  1. I needed this with everything that is going on right now across the US. Many years ago on former Nieuw Amsterdam CD David DeHavilland would play this song over the PA speakers on deck at sail away with passengers at the rail singing along. Crowds in the terminal waving and streamers flying. Wonderful memories!
  2. From the woman who literally closed the famous Sky Room! 😁
  3. According to reports I have read she has dona a great job at Princess. Wonder if they would move her to Sesttle to run both?
  4. Just saw Alaska was cancelled. Perhaps they will put together some shorter Coastal sailings when they start back up
  5. Since Oosterdam and Eurodam are still off Baja I'm betting the very abbreviated Alaska season will be just these two ships this year. Looking at a July 4 sailing from SEA on Eurodam and fares are not cheap. $2399 minimum for NS. I have friends booked on the sailing and I don't think it has been cancelled yet. Perhaps Canada will allow a stop in Victoria to satisfy PVSA.
  6. Mt first HAL ship in late 1983 when she was doing 14 night Mexico cruises out of San Francisco. Wonderful ship- loved the "vibrating" beds 🙂
  7. Eurodam is supposed to be heading toward Philippines and Indonesia. Crew person we know was moving to Eurodam to go home
  8. Possibly making fresh water and waiting for instructions on destination
  9. Let's not forget "Winegate" when unlimited wine stopped
  10. Reportedly HAL is negotiating to get a PVSA waiver due to Canada port closures. Will be interesting.- could use San Diego, LA, SFO, or any west coast port.
  11. Westerdam was originally sailing from Honolulu to Juneau to prepare for Alaska season. Was announced that some crew would leave from HNL to fly home. They had no passengers so would not be carrying passengers between US ports and likely not violating PVSA. Westerdam was going to sail from Vancouver to Alaska. Due to the Canada embargo until July and uncertainty I'm guessing HAL decided to send her to PV. PV is probably a lot cheaper for docking than Vancouver or US port.
  12. PE webcam map shows Nieuw Amsterdam heading slowly to Great Bahama Bank. Others in show next port Freeport. Disney ships show Coco Cay and Gorda Cay. Several appear to be staying in Miami. Will be interesting to see if any head toward Vancouver or Seattle. Wondering about Westerdam en-route from HNL
  13. Would be interesting if the Feds suspended the PVSA. Would open up ports like Portland for Alaska cruises. Also 7 night one way cruises from San Francisco and other west coast ports to Alaska and reverse,'' Would be interesting...
  14. From the Northwest a quick stop in Victoria would cover them. From South a stop in Ensenada- passengers wouldn't even need to go ashore. From Florida as someone said a stop in Half Moon Cay would do it
  15. Sea days are indeed busier for crew as everyone is on board. Add to that the constant sanitation (code red times 3) and the stress from the unknown about the virus. This crew deserves something special. From all reports the crew did all of this and never lost their warmth and smiles. The main reason I've been a HAL fan since I was 25 in the early 80's is the people on their ships. Every time I step on board I feel like I am home.
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