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Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By Hlitner
Yep, and that would be the Plage du Midi which is...

Yep, and that would be the Plage du Midi which is free (unless you pay to rent a chair), sandy, and pretty nice. And its only a short walk to the decent cafe/restaurants that line the Vieux Port not...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 189
Posted By Hlitner
When it comes to comparing Olympia to Ephesus it...

When it comes to comparing Olympia to Ephesus it is like comparing a tiny bug (Olympia) to a giant Elephant. Olympia is not much more then an open field with an excellent small museum. But Ephesus...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 808
Posted By Hlitner
We would just add that many experienced (and some...

We would just add that many experienced (and some novice) cruisers/travelers prefer to do their own thing instead of booking any kind of tour. Some of us routinely contribute to the CC Port boards...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Hlitner
There are times when donating makes sense. Every...

There are times when donating makes sense. Every year a few cruise ships call at the small pacific island of "Fanning Island." This is a very poor place that used to be a frequent port of NCL...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Hlitner
I am just wondering how many posters have ever...

I am just wondering how many posters have ever gone to the Northern Lights Disco after 10:30 (or even earlier). What you normally find is a DJ and perhaps a few passengers (generally less then a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 530
Posted By Hlitner
The cruise would be a big problem if it started...

The cruise would be a big problem if it started or ended in the USA. CBP is well aware of a ship's itinerary and the cruise line would be aiding and abetting the commission of a crime by all the US...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Hlitner
The short cruise market (lets say no more then 10...

The short cruise market (lets say no more then 10 days) likes multiple ports. Most folks taking those kind of cruises prefer more ports and fewer sea days. Bermuda is isolated far from other...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Hlitner
We think the term "free benefits" is too easily...

We think the term "free benefits" is too easily tossed about when it comes to X. Just looked at a 14 day Eclipse cruise for 2016 that is exactly the same cruise we have booked for later this year. ...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Hlitner
Just a little tidbit, but I wonder how many are...

Just a little tidbit, but I wonder how many are aware that Stryker cannot read a single note of music. He is an interesting guy :).

Hank
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 530
Posted By Hlitner
It is still not legal for US Citizens to spend...

It is still not legal for US Citizens to spend money in Cuba unless they are on a special type tour such as a "culteral" visit. However, it does appear that the Obama administration is rapidly...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises May 31st, 2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,410
Posted By Hlitner
I posted info on this same topic several years...

I posted info on this same topic several years ago (and called it the Secret Menu). We have done AQ multiple times over several years and the policy seems to always change. In the early years you...
Forum: Holland America Line May 31st, 2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Hlitner
My first thought is that the OP could do what...

My first thought is that the OP could do what many HAL cruisers do and simply go to bed after dinner :). But there are usually a few bars open until around midnight...and the casino bar is always...
Forum: Holland America Line May 31st, 2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 149,873
Posted By Hlitner
There are just a lot of suppositions here without...

There are just a lot of suppositions here without much fact. Most folks have their own routines and for many of us being on a balcony during sailaways is not where we choose to be at that time. ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 31st, 2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 330
Posted By Hlitner
We have a love/hate relationship with Orient. ...

We have a love/hate relationship with Orient. When we have vacationed on St Maarten (we usually stay near Grand Case) DW and I have managed to get to nearly every beach on the entire island. Orient...
Forum: Holland America Line May 31st, 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 149,873
Posted By Hlitner
Well, I guess we "make no sense" because we...

Well, I guess we "make no sense" because we rarely would be on our veranda during a sail away. If the weather cooperates we will often be outside on the deck (at the bow if possible) chatting with...
Forum: France Ports May 31st, 2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Hlitner
I truly hate Monday's in France and Italy as they...

I truly hate Monday's in France and Italy as they sometimes seem more like a quiet Sunday then Sunday (not sure this makes sense). As I previously posted, the Flower Market in Nice's old town is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 31st, 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 330
Posted By Hlitner
What a fun topic. DW and I have been seeking the...

What a fun topic. DW and I have been seeking the perfect beach for most of our lives and found a few that come close (but none are in the Caribbean). In the USA we think that Kiawah Island, SC has...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 31st, 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By Hlitner
Not sure any of those places is "best." When on...

Not sure any of those places is "best." When on St Thomas you can certainly go over to St Johns and snorkel at Trunk Bay. If you could somehow get a boat to take you to Watermelon Cay (off St...
Forum: France Ports May 30th, 2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By Hlitner
You might have better odds if you take a side...

You might have better odds if you take a side trip to Bellagio (on Lake Como).

Hank
Forum: First Time Cruisers May 30th, 2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Hlitner
Some folks just do not understand how severe a...

Some folks just do not understand how severe a gluten allergy can be. Cross contamination can sicken a person for days (or weeks). When the cruise line tells you that they can only guarantee Gluten...
Forum: Holland America Line May 30th, 2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,469
Posted By Hlitner
Perhaps that is because the specific line...

Perhaps that is because the specific line "cheerleaders" do not try to spin positive posts, but they will seldom accept anything negative about their beloved line. And this is an issue on each...
Forum: Italy Ports May 30th, 2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Hlitner
When we need a direct transfer from the port to...

When we need a direct transfer from the port to FCO we always book with Rome Cabs (romecabs.com). We look for 2 other couples to split the cost and it usually takes no more then a day to find others...
Forum: Italy Ports May 30th, 2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By Hlitner
We have never been big fans of Mestre (especially...

We have never been big fans of Mestre (especially for multi days) since its not in Venice. It is similar to visiting New York City but staying over in New Jersey.

As to convenience in Venice,...
Forum: France Ports May 30th, 2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Hlitner
Is it possible? Yes. Would you be somewhat...

Is it possible? Yes. Would you be somewhat rushed? Perhaps. We have actually driven from Cannes to St Paul de Vence in the morning and then stopped at Antibes in the afternoon before returning to...
Forum: Holland America Line May 30th, 2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,339
Posted By Hlitner
We smile about upsells. We were going on a...

We smile about upsells. We were going on a cruise (where we finally achieved 4 Star status) when we got a surprise e-mail from our TA about an upsell. We had booked one of our favorite forward...
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