Zaandam - May 2, 2020

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  • luvpuglia
    luvpuglia March 28, 2020 9:50 pm

    Dazybo, thanks so much for this update. Hopefullly, hoping, that they will "share by Monday, March 30."

    thanks again

  • Dazybo
    Dazybo March 28, 2020 8:19 pm

    HAL posted this on twitter yesterday and the link for cancelled cruises is here.


    Even though we purchased the insurance, I'm holding out for the full refund when THEY cancel. I seriously don't understand their delay in cancelling, especially since Canadian ports are closed. I'm disappointed at the lack of communication from HAL through all of this. I'm waiting to see what the announcement is on Monday and then decide. It's a mad world out there.....praying for us all!


  • kruzkween
    kruzkween March 28, 2020 7:34 pm

    We haven't heard anything from HAL either. Tried to contact our TA (online agency) and no response. Not a question of whether we are sailing or not, that's a done deal.  Question is whether or not to take enhanced FCC or just get refund.  Hmmm, don't really know.   Guess it depends how lucrative the FCC offer is. Have you seen the offer yet???  Seems that HAL is being very non-communicative about sailings.  Don't really know why because it seems blatantly obvious, this ship is NOT sailing on May 2, so why don't they just deal with it and present us our options.  I'm afraid this pandemic situation is still going to get worse before it gets better.  Prayers for ALL touched by this tragedy!!!

  • Gramma225
    Gramma225 March 28, 2020 4:02 pm

    well I haven't had a chance to look at the news this a.m., but last night they said the Zaadam was off the coast of Panama trying to get the sick people (and two dead) onto another boat, so the Zaadam could go through the Panama canal to it's destination in Florida.  The Zaadam next trip was from Florida to Montreat, and then it would be our cruise.   It doesn't look good, does it?

  • luvpuglia
    luvpuglia March 28, 2020 2:16 pm

    Good Mornig, I truly hope that all of you are doing well. Fine here, so far. I do realize that the world as we know it has changed and will remain changed. Asking questions about a cruise is quite awkward at this time and seems so trivial compared to our world situation......but here it goes....


    Have any of you received any info from HAL? We have not. We are still on the fence about getting a refund or an enhanced FCC. Some of my thoughts are:

          should we take the refund and have that money "in the bank"

           take a FCC and hope that the cruise industry makes it through this.

    I truly don't know and I think that we have to decide by March 31.

    I would really appreciate any comments.

    Thank you. 


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