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Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I did not have an email - I just asked if I could...

I did not have an email - I just asked if I could still get the welcome back promotion and she went off phone and came back and that's when she said six months. I think the HAL agents can see your...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
A HAL agent today, told me it was a six month...

A HAL agent today, told me it was a six month time period.
Forum: Holland America Line August 3rd, 2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,348
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree with this comment and I have noticed less...

I agree with this comment and I have noticed less and less people getting photos taken on formal/gala night. Most of the photographers are standing around looking bored.
Forum: Holland America Line August 1st, 2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,982
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Thanks for this explanation. I have wondered why...

Thanks for this explanation. I have wondered why there is a $1.00 pending charge on my AX when I book a ticket with American Airlines. Now I know what is going on.
Forum: Holland America Line July 31st, 2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,170
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
The only time we have ever been to Haines was on...

The only time we have ever been to Haines was on a Cruise West Yorktown Clipper cruise out of Juneau in 2006. ( They have since gone out of business).I really enjoyed Haines.
Forum: Holland America Line July 31st, 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,072
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I have not read the recent reviews of the Noordam...

I have not read the recent reviews of the Noordam but have to say our 10 days on her in November 2014 were great. First time on the ship and found the service in the MDR absolutely wonderful - we had...
Forum: Holland America Line July 29th, 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We have been on both these ships and the Infinity...

We have been on both these ships and the Infinity is definitely older. I think your decision ought to be made on itinerary. I am not yet familiar with where these ships depart in 2016.- Vancouver or...
Forum: Holland America Line July 29th, 2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree with Kamloops here. On a full transit we...

I agree with Kamloops here. On a full transit we move around the ship but have found the least amount of fellow passengers at the aft end and you get a great panorama view of the various locks. So I...
Forum: Holland America Line July 29th, 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,170
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I am enjoying your review and your comments on...

I am enjoying your review and your comments on the demise of formal night. We are on the Amsterdam in September and I am wondering about how it will be then.
Forum: Holland America Line July 27th, 2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We have done open seating on the Zuiderdam. When...

We have done open seating on the Zuiderdam. When we get on we call for reservations for the first three days, then on the 2nd day, call for the 4th day, then on the 3rd day call for the 5th day etc....
Forum: Holland America Line July 24th, 2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I like control too which is why I book direct...

I like control too which is why I book direct with cruise lines and airlines.
Forum: Holland America Line July 24th, 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I'm not criticizing, but if you feel the way you...

I'm not criticizing, but if you feel the way you do re: commission sales, why not book with a travel agent initially?
Forum: Holland America Line July 24th, 2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Slippers are generally provided in Neptune Suites...

Slippers are generally provided in Neptune Suites although on one cruise, there were none as the ship had not received their shipment.
Forum: Holland America Line July 24th, 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
AAA members can have passport photos taken as a...

AAA members can have passport photos taken as a benefit of membership at least in California and Arizona so I assume throughout the US.
Forum: Holland America Line July 23rd, 2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Maybe because it is a longer cruise - 50 days. I...

Maybe because it is a longer cruise - 50 days. I don't know - just a guess.
Forum: Holland America Line July 23rd, 2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Same question for the Amsterdam this year -...

Same question for the Amsterdam this year - docking or tendering??
Forum: Holland America Line July 21st, 2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,421
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Never had this happen to either of us. Perhaps we...

Never had this happen to either of us. Perhaps we don't cruise often enough.
Forum: Holland America Line July 21st, 2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
It's been awhile since I renewed passports and...

It's been awhile since I renewed passports and ours have different dates so no experience in sending in together. I believe the last time I sent mine return receipt requested and did not track. I...
Forum: Holland America Line July 21st, 2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Pre-booking specialty restaurant reservations is...

Pre-booking specialty restaurant reservations is a great advantage that HAL has over Princess. Waiting on the phone the first day on Princess for a reservation can be very stressful when there is a...
Forum: Holland America Line July 21st, 2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree that any night is a good night. We always...

I agree that any night is a good night. We always went on the last night when HAL had those international dinners which we didn't like. Only problem encountered on a first night PG dinner was that...
Forum: Holland America Line July 21st, 2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,675
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I think I won't look until HAL gets their act...

I think I won't look until HAL gets their act together.
Forum: Holland America Line July 20th, 2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,042
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We were on the Zuiderdam February March...

We were on the Zuiderdam February March (Caribbean) of this year for 11 days and had no problems. Also sailed on her in 2012 and 2014 ( both Alaska) with no problems.
Forum: Holland America Line July 20th, 2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We also celebrated our anniversary on a cruise in...

We also celebrated our anniversary on a cruise in the Pinnacle Grill and had a very nice cake. They wrapped what we didn't eat and we kept it in the refrigerator in the cabin and had it the next day....
Forum: Holland America Line July 20th, 2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,398
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Another experience - checking prices on the July...

Another experience - checking prices on the July 16th for a holiday cruise we have booked and saw a $300 PP drop in our category; called HAL immediately and received the new fare. Checked again...
Forum: Holland America Line July 17th, 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,210
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I too am very disappointed in the Fields &...

I too am very disappointed in the Fields & Selects tea which is all that is available in the Lido - lightly colored water and no taste. It is a sad state of affairs that in order to have a decent...
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