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Forum: Holland America Line August 19th, 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,353
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I am not exactly sure what the definition of...

I am not exactly sure what the definition of premium is either. As I have said before, all cruise lines have their strengths and weaknesses. Many of us have favorite ships - I like the Amsterdam,...
Forum: Holland America Line August 19th, 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Thanks for your review of Alaska on the...

Thanks for your review of Alaska on the Amsterdam. We will be on her in a few weeks.
Forum: Holland America Line August 17th, 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 20,049
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We cruise several of the lines (HAL, Princess,...

We cruise several of the lines (HAL, Princess, Celebrity, NCL, and RCCL). They all have their own strengths and weaknesses.
Forum: Holland America Line August 17th, 2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Based on KK's recommendation, we have used...

Based on KK's recommendation, we have used Already There for the last five years. They are great and always reliable. Granted the Web Page is not that easy. However, you can also email them with your...
Forum: Holland America Line August 14th, 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Have not seen this coupon book on our last two...

Have not seen this coupon book on our last two HAL cruises in May. There is really nothing in them anyway IMO.
Forum: Holland America Line August 13th, 2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Check future bookings for price reductions

I did so today and found the price was $ 200 less per person and there was also a decrease in port taxes so called HAL and asked if I could have the lower fare. Was told yes and that it is a new...
Forum: Holland America Line August 13th, 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Me too. The one we went on went down the Coast of...

Me too. The one we went on went down the Coast of Mexico, Central America, in and out of the Canal, and then Equador and then back up the coast doing different ports in Central America and Mexico. IT...
Forum: Hawaii August 12th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Don't know how much money you will save but you...

Don't know how much money you will save but you could hire local transport to get you there. It is about 1/2 hour away and well worth the visit. We first went about 20 years ago and there have been...
Forum: Holland America Line August 11th, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Very impressed with HAL CCL Shareholder service

I faxed my request for OBC as CCL Shareholder for upcoming cruise in September and had an email confirmation back within 10 minutes. That's the fastest it has ever happened. Thank you HAL!!
Forum: Holland America Line August 10th, 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Thanks for the great photos of my favorite ship!!

Thanks for the great photos of my favorite ship!!
Forum: Holland America Line August 9th, 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,637
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I say definitely go with your friends on NCL but...

I say definitely go with your friends on NCL but book a higher class category cabin. The regular balcony cabins are way too small.
Forum: Holland America Line August 8th, 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Check www.halfacts.com for the wine list of the...

Check www.halfacts.com for the wine list of the Nieuw Amsterdam 2014.
You will have to increase the size to read it but it should tell you what is available.
Forum: Holland America Line August 8th, 2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,060
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I kind of agree with you. Definitely would like...

I kind of agree with you. Definitely would like to see the total price before you have to put in all the data. It is a lot like the Princess site. Guess all the Carnival brands are going to look...
Forum: Holland America Line August 8th, 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
The very first cruise to Alaska for us was in...

The very first cruise to Alaska for us was in September 1978 and the weather was sunny and warm. We have cruised in September several times and the weather has not been as good as the first time. No...
Forum: Holland America Line August 8th, 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,060
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
When did it change?

When did it change?
Forum: Holland America Line August 7th, 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
As I recall the Amsterdam was switched over to...

As I recall the Amsterdam was switched over to Harris during its dry dock last December. We were on the first cruise afterwards and response time was terrible. The bad service continued throughout...
Forum: Holland America Line August 6th, 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Welcome back and enjoy the anticipation of your...

Welcome back and enjoy the anticipation of your upcoming Eurodam cruise.
Forum: Holland America Line August 6th, 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I would take the ship's tour and also wander the...

I would take the ship's tour and also wander the public decks with map in hand to see where things are before the sail away.
Forum: Holland America Line August 5th, 2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,544
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
No interest for us either.

No interest for us either.
Forum: Holland America Line August 4th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,229
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We too like these cabins - they are quiet and I...

We too like these cabins - they are quiet and I love only having neighbors on one side.
Forum: Holland America Line July 24th, 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,103
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We already cruise on other lines although HAL is...

We already cruise on other lines although HAL is generally our first choice. We are non-smokers but so far have not had problems with others on balconies smoking except once when a cigar smoker lived...
Forum: Holland America Line July 23rd, 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We have done a few HAL Hotel pre-cruise packages...

We have done a few HAL Hotel pre-cruise packages in various cities and the pick-up is usually after 11AM. And sometimes it takes a long time for the luggage to be loaded on the bus. I think most...
Forum: Holland America Line July 22nd, 2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
If you are talking about the Amsterdam cabins on...

If you are talking about the Amsterdam cabins on deck 7 aft - those in the area of 7050 to 7054, they are quiet. However, in re- reading your post, you are doing a Transatlantic and the Amsterdam...
Forum: Holland America Line July 22nd, 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Thank you for your comprehensive and fair review.

Thank you for your comprehensive and fair review.
Forum: Holland America Line July 22nd, 2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,187
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Once I give my credit card to pay for the cruise,...

Once I give my credit card to pay for the cruise, I forget the cost and don't even think about what I paid nor do I care what others paid. Go onthe cruise and enjoy yourself. Such an idea defeats...
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