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Forum: Holland America Line April 4th, 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,682
Posted By dot73
I am looking at the Equinox on January 12. A bit...

I am looking at the Equinox on January 12. A bit steep for a single but I've heard nothing but great things about the ship.
Unfortunately, there are very few "real" 14-day cruises out there. Most...
Forum: Holland America Line April 4th, 2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,682
Posted By dot73
I am now totally annoyed with HAL after booking...

I am now totally annoyed with HAL after booking two cruises in a row and finding out later from CC that large groups were also booked on the same cruise. Of course, the TA or HAL will not tell you...
Forum: Holland America Line April 4th, 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,525
Posted By dot73
HAL was my cruise line of choice for many years. ...

HAL was my cruise line of choice for many years. However, I have had to cancel two HAL cruises in a row and switch to another cruiseline because I found out that large groups were going to be on...
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By dot73
I am booked on this cruise and will probably...

I am booked on this cruise and will probably cancel it. A group of 650 people will basically take over a ship that only holds 2,100 passengers. I love HAL but they are having more and more large...
Forum: Italy Ports January 2nd, 2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By dot73
I just booked a full-day tour to the Dolomites...

I just booked a full-day tour to the Dolomites from Venice for May 2014. You can find the tour at...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions September 12th, 2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 47,421
Posted By dot73
I'm at Dixie and Rathburn, also south of the 401....

I'm at Dixie and Rathburn, also south of the 401. I haven't handled the Panasonic yet but I have the Canon SX20 and I'm now used to this size. I like the Canon but never have been impressed with...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions September 12th, 2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 47,421
Posted By dot73
Thank you for the link. The offer a more...

Thank you for the link. The offer a more simplied comparison for technically-challenged people like me than other comparison sites. I compared the Canon SX50 to the Panasonic FX200 and the...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions September 12th, 2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 47,421
Posted By dot73
There are a lot of fans here of the FX200 and the...

There are a lot of fans here of the FX200 and the pictures do not lie - it is a nice camera. However, I am looking for a longer zoom and I think the FX70 might do the trick. I don't want to carry...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions September 9th, 2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,659
Posted By dot73
Panasonic dmc-fz70 16mp cmos 60x wide angle 3"

Has anyone purchased or looked at this new camera? I would love to hear your opinions. I would use this camera mostly for outdoor shooting. The zoom sounds almost too good to be true. I currently...
Forum: Holland America Line February 12th, 2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,647
Posted By dot73
I'm at home sick so I've been reading the long...

I'm at home sick so I've been reading the long thread on the Triumph problem on the Carnival board. There have been a lot of arguments about why Carnival chose to get towed to Mobile instead of...
Forum: Holland America Line February 10th, 2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 5,419
Posted By dot73
I took my mom to the Toronto airport this morning...

I took my mom to the Toronto airport this morning for her trip to Orlando. It was a total zoo. The US customs area was so full that they had an overflow lounge set up for people waiting to go...
Forum: Holland America Line February 10th, 2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By dot73
Here is another link from a British newspaper. ...

Here is another link from a British newspaper. ...
Forum: Holland America Line January 20th, 2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,988
Posted By dot73
Joanie, what are you going to do when HAL...

Joanie, what are you going to do when HAL eventually bans smoking on balconies and staterooms? You know that HAL will eventually follow Princess' no smoking in staterooms and balconies policy. As...
Forum: Holland America Line January 20th, 2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 5,288
Posted By dot73
I was about to post the same thing. I guess...

I was about to post the same thing. I guess corporate taxes are a lot lower than in Bermuda than in England. $$$ before national pride, I guess.
Forum: Holland America Line January 20th, 2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 5,288
Posted By dot73
The computer doesn't quite catch the loudness and...

The computer doesn't quite catch the loudness and deepness of those toots. The horn kept going even after she cleared the channel.
Forum: Holland America Line January 20th, 2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 5,288
Posted By dot73
Exactly two weeks ago, I was standing at the rail...

Exactly two weeks ago, I was standing at the rail of the Emerald Princess waiting for our sailaway. The Westerdam was sailing out before us and I turned to the people on both sides of me and told...
Forum: Holland America Line January 3rd, 2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,079
Posted By dot73
I saw my doctor yesterday and asked him about the...

I saw my doctor yesterday and asked him about the noro and how to avoid it as on Sunday I am sailing on a ship that has had a noro outbreak on this current sailing. He thinks that one of the reasons...
Forum: Holland America Line December 30th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By dot73
I love to watch the crew interact with little...

I love to watch the crew interact with little ones. They obviously miss their own kids so much. Your son will be treated like a little prince by HAL crew.
Forum: Holland America Line December 30th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,754
Posted By dot73
I am sailing on the Emerald Princess next Sunday...

I am sailing on the Emerald Princess next Sunday and I hope we are in front of right in the back of the Westy so that I can experience those fabulous toots in reality. I am seriously considering...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions December 29th, 2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,792
Posted By dot73
Congratulations to you and your wife. As a...

Congratulations to you and your wife. As a 16-year breast cancer survivor, I know that every day is a gift. "Things" are nice but not as great as good health.
Forum: Holland America Line December 29th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,703
Posted By dot73
I was about to post the same thing. After almost...

I was about to post the same thing. After almost 40 years of driving, I still can't back my car in a space in a straight line.:D I'm still amazed how these ships can turn themselves around. I...
Forum: Holland America Line December 29th, 2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By dot73
Exclamation Groups on Cruises

There have been discussions about HAL having large groups on its cruises. I guess the political, religious, jazz, etc. groups don't sound so bad when you read this article about a British family's...
Forum: Florida Departures December 24th, 2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By dot73
Thank you all for your suggestions. It will be a...

Thank you all for your suggestions. It will be a hard choice to make.
Forum: Holland America Line December 24th, 2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,615
Posted By dot73
I buy the maple syrup and candy at the duty free...

I buy the maple syrup and candy at the duty free store at the airport. This way, I can put it in my carry on luggage without having the weight count against me.
Forum: Holland America Line December 23rd, 2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 2,981
Posted By dot73
I'm sure you are right about that. The day I...

I'm sure you are right about that. The day I leave on my cruise on January 6, there will be 21,000 cruisers sailing away.:eek:
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