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  1. Don't think I've admitted that out loud to myself yet, but I'm pretty sure I know it's true.
  2. Not sure I see how the CDC can both 'mean well' and be 'out of control' at the same time -- especially when cruise lines and passengers (80% in a survey done by this hosting site) want the restrictions. Further, the lines say they'll continue to follow the 'rules' no matter how the lawsuit ends. A law that prevents an industry from harming its customers is one thing. But, in this case, as clearly stated in NCL's lawsuit, the industry is trying to prevent harm, and (IMO) it seems only its customers can call foul with how they do it. Plus, we have other protective laws (seat belts,
  3. bottom right shows a date of January 2007 http://book.hollandamerica.com/pdfs/media/factsheets/SingleCruisers_FactSheet.pdf I think some bloggers picked up this 'fact sheet' and then added the solo cabin info also a CC discussion on this topic
  4. they were -- the first part of the post (about the Single Partners Program) is from 2007...can find it for you (I think)
  5. Pretty sure a good part of this info is from a program cancelled years ago. It's actually mentioned in another CC discussion as being from 2007.
  6. Agree -- they don't -- and their plans to deal with not being allowed to require vaccination will only serve to harm (money and masks) those who are not vaccinated, still leaving some risk for those who are. Plus, I'm hearing more people who hope to sail on a 95%+ vaccinated cruise than not.
  7. I think they are (sail solo with them pretty often), though not as good as NCL with meet ups and dining (they have an onboard host who coordinates daily singles/solos activities) and maybe not by cabin standards (only two ships, to my knowledge, have studio/single cabins: Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, which is ok with me, because I don't really like them). Still, Holland does make an effort. More so than Royal or Carnival, for sure. I pulled my last two HAL cruise folders (one Alaska; one Caribbean). Both had the hosted luncheon on the first sea day, making it easy to meet and recog
  8. Times have indeed changed. And, yes, now that I've booked the later flight I'm completely happy with it. Have 57 days for them to change it again too ;-}
  9. Exactly! And thanks for sharing that. I discussed it with Southwest & while its basic policy would be to fly me standby on a later flight (had I missed my original one), if it wasn't a non-stop (and there are no others at this time), the next leg might've been sold out, causing a whole other problem. Luckily, I really am pretty good at killing time in an airport...used to do that a lot for work, so doing it when I'm on a pleasure trip is no big deal....I like to read ;-}
  10. Thanks, everyone! I've changed my flight -- now heading home at 12:50, but have to do an hour layover in Dallas. Could have been worse...I'll still be able to check my bags on arrival (if Port Valet isn't an option).
  11. Thanks for sharing your post with me...I'm on my way to my airline's site to go with that later flight now :-}
  12. It is indeed! And I'm not much of a risk taker in the "make my flight" category.
  13. WOW...I know I'd change a flight at 11:11...just don't have the nerves of steel to ride that out. Good luck to you!
  14. Thanks! I'll give those replies a look. My search was basically 'departing flight times' but that question never came up. I've got pre-check and plan to use Port Valet as well. Funny though -- if my flight was noon or even five minutes before or after, I probably wouldn't be asking. Just 15 minutes can make a difference!
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