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Zaandam and Rotterdam Situation (merged topics starting March 22, 2020)

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Posted (edited)

10 critically ill pax going to Broward Health.

4 critically ill pax going to Hialeah. 

 

Ambulances lined up.

Edited by bluesea321

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2 minutes ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

 

 

I have my Vodka!!

 

Cheers to all those passengers and crew.

Hi KK! Yup that is wonderful! Vodka is a good choice my friend!👍

Denise👍

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Was booked on Zaandam on the 2nd so disappointed but glad they are home. Hope to do it next year

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

Whole slew of AMR ambulances waiting inside the drive between terminals 19 and 26, along with their BSO escorts

According to the WSVN Live News, these ambulances were arranged and paid for by Holland America.

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So Channel 7 reported 29 staying on Zaan w symptoms, 14 being taken to local hospitals. 

 

I find the contrast between the ships so sad - Rotterdam with pax on balconies waving - Zaandam barren. I understand fewer pax but still, symbolic. So so sad. LOVE the greeters and airhorns around the Port. 

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Posted (edited)

The Rotterdam had a fair number of pax on balconies. Note the Coastie and the machine gun in the foreground.

 

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Edited by POA1

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2 minutes ago, aztekpm said:

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Thanks for this as I still can't get on PTZ. 

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Always nice to see our prayers answered. Welcome home, safe travels and good health.

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2 minutes ago, barb-ottawa said:

According to the WSVN Live News, these ambulances were arranged and paid for by Holland America.

 

Yes, part of the plan, as is the transport to the two airports

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1 hour ago, DCGuy64 said:

That fiasco was one of the most sickening and disgusting PREVENTABLE tragedies during WWII. However, I don't think it's an apt comparison. The USA was not on lockdown due to a deadly virus then and, since I visited a Holocaust museum in Florida in February during which the tour guide specifically talked about the St Louis episode,  I don't recall him saying that the people aboard were in danger of killing anyone with a pandemic. (sorry, this is a bit off topic)

It was disgusting and so was this but hoping for a Happy Ending!

 

Prayers go out to the people on board@

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i can only imagine the relief on the bridge when they idle all the engines

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