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spcl4cs_gal
June 14th, 2004, 06:07 PM
How long should a passenger wait until they start bugging their TA because their docs haven't arrived yet? http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Alison
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joepeka
June 14th, 2004, 06:16 PM
My TA tells me that the standard for delivery of docs was ~ 30 days prior to sailing and that has been our past experience. However, she now tells me that now 2-3 weeks ahead is not uncommon. For our Zuiderdam cruise just completed, we received our docs exactly 3 weeks prior to departure. If you are under 3 weeks, I would ask your TA to do some expeditious checking with HAL if he/she has not already.

Holiday 7/96
Fantasy 6/98
Elation 7/02
Zuiderdam 6/04

spcl4cs_gal
June 14th, 2004, 06:47 PM
Thanks for your advice. On my last Z cruise the docs were in my hands long before now. Was starting to get a bit nervous.

Alison
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jhannah
June 14th, 2004, 07:08 PM
I agree. Three weeks would be the deadline for me. I'd then start making noise. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

'Vegas Jim

spcl4cs_gal
June 14th, 2004, 07:21 PM
Four more days to go I guess. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Alison
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kruise54aol.com
June 15th, 2004, 05:17 AM
hang in there, they will be there, isn't it exciting another cruise,enjoy your cruise and may you have many more cruises to come.

Krazy Kruizers
June 15th, 2004, 06:11 AM
http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Documents

You didn't mention if HAL is arranging your air, or if you made your own air plans, or if you live near the pier.

If HAL is making the air arrangements, sometimes they don't get the e-tickets from the airline until about 30 days from date of flying.

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tonyrobin
June 15th, 2004, 06:56 AM
I received my docs at least 6 weeks before our July 17th cruise. Good luck.

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spcl4cs_gal
June 15th, 2004, 05:00 PM
KK - I booked my own air for this trip.

tonyrobin - Wow must have been a slow day at the HAL Seattle office. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

kruise54aol.com - trying to remain calm but with 24 days to go, I just can't wait to get onboard that ship again! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Alison
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kruise54aol.com
June 15th, 2004, 05:01 PM
i also booked my own airfare and will be doing what your doing now my final payment is in and now i have the countdown to di but its okay it makes me feel like the cruise is close each day happy cruising to you

VOLEYMOM
June 15th, 2004, 07:02 PM
I would give your TA a call. We are sailing on the Zuiderdam on 7/24 and I have already received my docs. We did book our own airfare also and I had to pay up front for my cruise as I booked a special rate in May.

spcl4cs_gal
June 15th, 2004, 07:02 PM
When is your next cruise kruise54aol.com?

I'm planning on paying my TA a visit on Friday if I don't hear from her beforehand.

Alison
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kruise54aol.com
June 16th, 2004, 05:04 AM
my next cruise is sept 19 sttendam from vancouver to vancouver can hardly wait i have been to alaska numerous times so this time i am relaxing and enjoying the ship, i can't wait and counting the days till then.

spcl4cs_gal
June 16th, 2004, 05:19 AM
Sounds like it will be a great cruise. Enjoy! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Alison
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the2ofus
June 16th, 2004, 09:27 AM
Have always received our cruise docs at least a month before the cruise, whether or not we booked HAL air. I would definitely get in touch with the TA and ask where your tix are.

*--Re-living our last cruise makes the wait for the next one bearable--*

spcl4cs_gal
June 16th, 2004, 04:46 PM
I was in there after work today and still nothing. The TA I do business with on a regular basis had left for the day so I will try again on Friday. This is making me worry a bit. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Alison
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jstducky
June 16th, 2004, 04:58 PM
alison:

i am actually on your sailing of the "z"

i got my cruise docs in the mail about 1 month ago. but then again i booked directly through HAL's special accounts dept because i "won" this as a free cruise, so that could by why i got them so quickly.

i have a friend on the same sailing as well, but she has yet to receive her documents either. her TA told her that they get the docs 3 weeks before sailing and they mail them out when they get them so that she should expect them to arrive about 2 weeks before sailing.

hope that helps!

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cruzlover56
June 16th, 2004, 04:59 PM
Alison

I know its not as much fun but,if it comes to it can't you pick them up at the Pier?

Julie

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Maasdam 08/02

spcl4cs_gal
June 16th, 2004, 05:11 PM
ducky - I am trying to stay calm.....really I am.....REALLY!!!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Julie - call me paranoid but I would probably fly all the way down there and HAL would tell me that they have never heard of me before. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Alison
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spcl4cs_gal
June 16th, 2004, 05:13 PM
ducky - I'm trying to be calm, really I am.....REALLY!!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Julie - I am beginning to get a bit paranoid about the whole thing...I'd probably get down to Ft Lauderdale and HAL would tell me that they have no knowledge of my booking. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Alison
MS Zuiderdam
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cruzlover56
June 16th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Alison

That would be vacation hell! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I don't have mine yet for either week 0710 or 0717. I at least know they had arrived at my TA's cruise agent, but because I did a last minute upgrade they had to be redone.
I must have been haunting my TA a bit too much http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gifcause she said she would call Me when they came in. Probably next week.

Julie

Zuiderdam 07/04
Maasdam 08/02

spcl4cs_gal
June 16th, 2004, 05:48 PM
Maybe that's my reason for a delay too...I upgraded to a BB from an inside. But how much time does it take to type in a new cabin number???

Alison
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cruzlover56
June 16th, 2004, 06:13 PM
Alison

I think because HAL is still in the paper world they have to resend the whole thing.

Julie

Zuiderdam 07/04
Maasdam 08/02

spcl4cs_gal
June 16th, 2004, 06:27 PM
Yeah that's kind of the impression my TA has too. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Alison
MS Zuiderdam
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spcl4cs_gal
June 18th, 2004, 05:31 PM
No need to worry any longer....my docs arrived today!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Alison
MS Zuiderdam
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03/05 Eastern Caribbean

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kruise54aol.com
June 20th, 2004, 07:24 PM
spcl-good news enjoy the cruise and happy sailing

spcl4cs_gal
June 20th, 2004, 08:11 PM
Thanks! Same to you on your upcoming cruise. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Alison
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03/05 Eastern Caribbean

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