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  1. Royal Canceled, it was non refundable. I know it was non refundable but since Royal canceled I really though I would get the air refunded. Here is the quote from Royal. "if you booked non-refundable air through Royal Caribbean or booked on your own, please contact the service provider directly for your options with them." Oh well, better than nothing and we will travel again so I'm sure I'll use it. Just worried about the one year from issue date.
  2. Very cool, our Cruise was Ovation of the Seas repo Honolulu to Vancouver it was to be on May 7th. I too will be using it to get video of my grandson, just haven't had the chance yet with Staying at home. Have to settle for video chats for now.
  3. I purchased a dji osmo mobile 3 combo gimbal, was really looking forward to using it on our Hawaii Cruise in May. Oh well, now that I have it, we'll just have to wait until we can vacation again.
  4. Royal did NOT refund my Air2Sea flight cost. I had to go to United Air and cancel myself and could not get a refund. I had to take an Electronic Travel Certificate. From the email that come with the Certificate "The certificate may be used for travel on flights operated by United® as well as United Express® flights, and is valid for one year from the original date of issue, unless otherwise noted."
  5. My takeaway He kind of answered his own questions… Richard says…“Think back a few weeks…” Who understood the true significance Who realized it would impact each of us so dramatically Who fathomed the level of pain and frustration it would cause That’s correct Richard, WHO (World Health Organization) did…
  6. FYI, not sure if you received your refund yet, but I canceled my deluxe drink packages and excursions in my cruise planner on March 12th and got my refund back on my credit card today March 17th.
  7. Yeah just did, glad I saw this thread i didn't realize how good of a deal it was.
  8. Just noticed my May 7-19th Ovation of the Seas cruise is now $48, based on what I've read here I should jump on that price.
  9. Guy's Burgers were my favorite Until we cruised on Nieuw Statendam and now the Dive-In Cannonball burger is my favorite Best of all these are free, not a fan of paying extra for JR.
  10. We had lunch on our Embarkation day and enjoyed all except my entree was Steak Frites, they did not have fries so gave me bread instead. Not happy with my entree but everything else was fantastic
  11. My wife did find it spicy, but everyone's tastes are so different. If you are worried just ask not to put wasabi on or make sure they know your limits as others suggested. Here is a photo of my wife's dish. Edit to add she loved it...
  12. Currently at the airport ready to head home after two great weeks on Nieuw Statendam. Loved the ship the food, the service and the music walk. But was not impressed with the lack of World Stage Entertainment/Shows. Shout out to Andre at Grand Dutch Cafe who made us our Aspen Coffee's we love. Didn't matter what he made for us the attention to detail and service was fantastic. Added photos to see his excellent work. Club Orange staff, Dewa and Bagus were amazing. Tamarind servers, Sukma and Martha, Canaletto server Suvat again these people were amazing. We will be making a special mention of all of them on our post cruise survey. I've also add the menu's from Club Orange for our second week (except I missed one) and the When and Where's from our second week. Also added our Disembarkation Information letter we got on our last night. FYI, we were Pink 2 and scheduled disembark at 8-8:15 AM. We walked off got our luggage very efficiently no issues and made our way to the airport, I don't think the whole disembark process to more than 15 minutes. Looking forward to another HAL cruise in the future will have to try a different class ship to see what they have to offer. Again anyone interested in photo's check out my first post that has links to all of them... Day 8 Dinner Menu.pdf Day 10 Dinner Menu.pdf Day 11 Dinner Menu.pdf Day 12 Dinner Menu.pdf Day 13 Dinner Menu.pdf Day 14 Dinner Menu.pdf day 8 when and where.pdf day 9 when and where.pdf day 10 when and where.pdf day 11 when and where.pdf day 12 when and where.pdf day 13 when and where.pdf day 14 when and where.pdf Disembarkation Information.pdf
  13. Update of this second half of our 14 day cruise. This week we call on Half Moon Cay again, then Falmouth Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We were told there are 500 less guests than last week. Night 1, our day 8 there was a huge line to get into club orange so we didn't want to wait so went to Pinnacle Grill. Food was good, service not so much. We've also been to Canaletto twice now this week and have enjoyed both times. Friday we'll try Tamarind. A few changes to staff in club orange this week, and because of this we've notice a bit of a drop in service. Having said that Dewa and Bagus are still there and they are great. Getting bored at night since the entertainment is mostly the same, BB Kings Band we always seem to catch the same songs. Same comedian on this sailing so we skipped his show this week. Different magician than last week but didn't really enjoy his show much. We caught the one production dance show again but will not see the other again. We will watch another movie on the lido deck tonight. Gala nights for this cruise are day 3 a sea day and tonight day 5 which is NOT a sea day we are in Grand Cayman today. The Orange party was last night day 4, we didn't make the Orange party this week we were watching a movie on the lido deck. We purchased spa passes for this week and have enjoyed going there daily. Love the little things we have seen on HAL that most other lines have done away with. We've also ordered the Steak and Eggs off the expanded room service menu and enjoyed it so much we are waiting for our second try this morning. The main purpose of this cruise was for some R and R so we are fine with spending more time in our room than we usually do. I missed a day or two of club orange menu's this week since we did some specialty dining, I'll post what I have and the When and Where's for this week at the end of our cruise. Now steak and eggs will be here shortly and then I'll spend the rest of the day keeping an eye on my wife's shopping in Georgetown. Love the NS and the Pinnacle class, will have to try an older HAL ship to compare since we've heard so many good things about them.
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