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Forum: Holland America Line Today, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By pris993
Just Returned from Neiuw Amsterdam

Just got back from our TA on the NA, got off in Barcelona on Sunday, to the first significant rain we had seen. Had really great weather all the way.

Really enjoyed the NA in general. We had...
Forum: Holland America Line April 3rd, 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By pris993
Thanks everyone, appreciate the info. Haven't...

Thanks everyone, appreciate the info. Haven't been on HAL in 5 years, leaving on the TA on Sunday, sounds like we will be fine.
Forum: Holland America Line April 3rd, 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,720
Posted By pris993
I'm not a shopper, but my DH is ... regardless,...

I'm not a shopper, but my DH is ... regardless, what I see on most ships is junk for high prices, so we don't shop much.

If we wanted to buy anything, we would like some good value for a...
Forum: Holland America Line April 3rd, 2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By pris993
This itineary may seem strange to you, but I can...

This itineary may seem strange to you, but I can tell you we have 6+ Mediterranean cruises and 4 or 5 TAs. Never had more than a day in Rome. The port of Rome port taxes are a lot higher than in...
Forum: Holland America Line April 3rd, 2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,548
Posted By pris993
I feel for you, I am a former smoker, quit some...

I feel for you, I am a former smoker, quit some 20 years ago. There was a time when smelling cig smoke smelled good - have to admit that is no longer the case. We have not been on HAL in 5 years,...
Forum: Holland America Line April 3rd, 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By pris993
Agree the front desk folks on my lines and ships...

Agree the front desk folks on my lines and ships are great. We have found them most helpful for a variety of situations. We often treat them to some chocolates and write a personal service note...
Forum: Holland America Line April 3rd, 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By pris993
You are correct most meals on board have way too...

You are correct most meals on board have way too much salt, for that reason we special order off menu and don't eat pizza, soup, etc. We don't cook with salt at home so try to avoid it as much as...
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By pris993
That is fine, I was just trying to clarify the...

That is fine, I was just trying to clarify the difference between selzer and club soda.
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By pris993
We are long time Princess cruisers -- 22 cruises;...

We are long time Princess cruisers -- 22 cruises; HAL about 5, going on the N. Amsterdam this coming Sunday on a TA.

We have cruised on the Westerdam twice about 5 years ago. Our favorite HAL...
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By pris993
Thanks I know club soda is not sweet, neither is...

Thanks I know club soda is not sweet, neither is selzer, what I want is carbonated water without sodium, some club soda has sodium while selzer is just carbonated water, that is the difference.
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By pris993
Would like to knew too, our grandson collects...

Would like to knew too, our grandson collects them. We are going on the N. Amsterdam, will look on board.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 2nd, 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By pris993
We often treat them to a drink of their choice...

We often treat them to a drink of their choice when they take a break.
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By pris993
Thanks .. some club soda does have added sodium,...

Thanks .. some club soda does have added sodium, so hope you are right. I do want to avoid the added sodium. Will check it out, we are going on the N Amsterdam, have not been on HAL for 4-5 years.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 2nd, 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,137
Posted By pris993
We usually book early. Because we like to pick...

We usually book early. Because we like to pick our cabin, also we manage our own air, so sometimes we are using ff miles, got to do early.

We cruise Princess, HAL, Cunard, NCL, and Celebrity. ...
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By pris993
Selzer water vs club soda

Any one know whether selzer water is available from room service. I prefer selzer over club soda.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 2nd, 2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 71,233
Posted By pris993
a shower curtain, to use to close off the open...

a shower curtain, to use to close off the open closest area on some ships, which is near the cabin hallway door. This way our personal belongings are not exposed if the cabin steward leaves door...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 1st, 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,933
Posted By pris993
Don't have pets or kids. Even if I did, I am of...

Don't have pets or kids. Even if I did, I am of the generation that thinks both need to adjust. Pets and kids today are way to spoiled.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 1st, 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,352
Posted By pris993
Depends on where you are going, but basically off...

Depends on where you are going, but basically off season.

We typically cruise two times yearly in the spring and fall. Love these seasons for Europe, Mediterranean, Eastern Medierranean,...
Forum: Holland America Line March 31st, 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By pris993
We use to carryon two garment bags, we flew all...

We use to carryon two garment bags, we flew all over the world with them for many years.

Stopped doing so several years ago when airlines cut the number of flights and made it very difficult to...
Forum: Holland America Line March 31st, 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By pris993
I read reviews but really prefer the comments on...

I read reviews but really prefer the comments on the boards because we can ask questions for clairification.

We went on the Grand Princess in Sept, had mixed reviews, I decided to check out for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 30th, 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 792
Posted By pris993
We took a Eastern Mediterranean cruise on the NCL...

We took a Eastern Mediterranean cruise on the NCL Jade last year. We regularly cruise Princess (elite), Holland America, Celebrity and Cunard. Have done NCL years ago before they went to...
Forum: Holland America Line March 29th, 2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,396
Posted By pris993
Had the emergency signal go off at 1am, on the...

Had the emergency signal go off at 1am, on the Queen Victoria on a TA a few years back... I can tell you that alarm will wake the dead... I sat up straight in bed, shortly after wards the Captain...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 26th, 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,379
Posted By pris993
3, we book 2 a year, up to 1.5 yrs in advance. ...

3, we book 2 a year, up to 1.5 yrs in advance.

Leaving on HAl's Neiuw Amsterdam on 4/6 pm a TA; booked X Sihouette out of Rome in October 2014; booked Star Princess Mexican Rivera out of San...
Forum: Spain Ports March 26th, 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,877
Posted By pris993
Agree, We have gotten off ships in Barcelona...

Agree, We have gotten off ships in Barcelona several times, never had any problem getting a taxi, did not wait in any long line either.
Forum: Holland America Line March 24th, 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,353
Posted By pris993
Interesting how cruise lines are trying to hook...

Interesting how cruise lines are trying to hook passengers with these packages. We never buy them, don't feel they are worth it any way. Realizing they tie up price drops, we not regret not doing...
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