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Forum: Holland America Line October 21st, 2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By dot73
I did the HMC parasailing a couple of years and...

I did the HMC parasailing a couple of years and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to do it again on my January cruise but it is not listed on the online excursions. The parasailing was very well...
Forum: Holland America Line October 12th, 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By dot73
Unfortunately for you, it will be all American...

Unfortunately for you, it will be all American football on board, College and the NFL, especially if your ship has the large screen by outdoor pool area. It's a lot of fun to watch these games,...
Forum: Holland America Line October 12th, 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,215
Posted By dot73
Please keep the posts coming. I love the...

Please keep the posts coming. I love the pictures. It's almost like being there. I cannot wait until I retire so that I can take advantage of these trans-Atlantic cruises. I love Europe (did a...
Forum: Holland America Line October 12th, 2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,108
Posted By dot73
Also, don't forget that most countries demand...

Also, don't forget that most countries demand that your passport doesn't expire in six months following entry to the country. I am glad that here in Canada we finally can get a passport for 10 years...
Forum: Holland America Line September 14th, 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By dot73
If I had to describe the best of HAL in one word,...

If I had to describe the best of HAL in one word, it would be the crew. Right now, I work in a stressful job, live in a stressful city, and have a stressful commute twice a day. From the moment my...
Forum: Holland America Line September 9th, 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By dot73
Thank you. Those sailaways are addictive,...

Thank you. Those sailaways are addictive, especially when you have cruise booked.
Forum: Holland America Line September 8th, 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By dot73
The DAM ships are in some wonderful places. Do...

The DAM ships are in some wonderful places. Do you know when the HAL ships are coming back to Fort Lauderdale. I really miss the weekend sailaways and the tooting of the horns.
Forum: Holland America Line September 6th, 2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,838
Posted By dot73
I have sailed on the Noordam 3 times; the last...

I have sailed on the Noordam 3 times; the last time was 3 years ago. I loved the ship and the crew and find it hard to believe that a ship could have gone downhill so fast. If you love the...
Forum: Holland America Line August 6th, 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,627
Posted By dot73
Windsailer - I love HAL but I'm starting to get...

Windsailer - I love HAL but I'm starting to get annoyed with all these groups they allow on non-charter cruises. I had to cancel a cruise a couple of years ago because of a large on board. What is...
Forum: Holland America Line August 6th, 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,627
Posted By dot73
If I ever get an urge to go back to a church, the...

If I ever get an urge to go back to a church, the Canadian Anglican church is where I would go. I think they are the most tolerant and non-judgmental church there is. They are open to female...
Forum: Holland America Line August 6th, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,627
Posted By dot73
Thank you everyone for your posts. As...

Thank you everyone for your posts.

As for people posting on roll calls wrt to cruises they are not on, it's not a problem unless someone is giving the wrong information or trying to start an...
Forum: Holland America Line August 5th, 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,627
Posted By dot73
iancal, exactly my thoughts also. I tried to...

iancal, exactly my thoughts also. I tried to reassure my roll call about this but this poster (who btw is not on this cruise) has posted this information more than once on our roll call.
Forum: Holland America Line August 5th, 2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,627
Posted By dot73
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=19...

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1971801&page=5

This is not a full charter. Thanks.
Forum: Holland America Line August 5th, 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,627
Posted By dot73
Bars, casinos and Christian groups

I am booked on a Nieuw Amsterdam cruise in January that will have a Christian group on it. There is someone who has budded into our roll and keeps insisting that the bars and casino will be closed...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 16th, 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,068
Posted By dot73
LOL. No, there were other disappointments such...

LOL. No, there were other disappointments such as horrible food in the Windjammer, men and women being allowed into dining room on formal nights wearing shorts and flip-flops, $8 for a bottle of...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 16th, 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,068
Posted By dot73
Just got off the Splendour in Venice on Saturday....

Just got off the Splendour in Venice on Saturday. This was my first RCL (and probably last) cruise. As a HAL/Princess cruiser, I was shocked that there was no shampoo, conditioner, lotion or robe...
Forum: Holland America Line June 15th, 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,660
Posted By dot73
I love both HAL and Princess. I usually choose...

I love both HAL and Princess. I usually choose between one or the other based on itinerary and/or price. I just came back from an RCI cruise, the Splendour, which I chose because of the itinerary. ...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports June 15th, 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By dot73
I just got back from a cruise which included...

I just got back from a cruise which included Dubrovnik. I walked the wall at about 3:00 p.m. It was a very hot day and at the end of a walking tour but I managed the walk in about 1.5 hours. At...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 15th, 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By dot73
I just came back from a btb cruise on the...

I just came back from a btb cruise on the Splendour. Despite her age (18), she is a beautiful ship and very well maintained. The only negative thing I can say is that the food was not as good as...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 2nd, 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By dot73
New to RCI

I am a seasoned cruiser but will be taking my very first 14-day RCI cruise on the Splendour later this month. I chose these two 7-day btb cruises because of a fantastic itinerary and great reviews. I...
Forum: Holland America Line April 4th, 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,650
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: 73
Views: 4,650
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: 2,222
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: 2,092
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: 681
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...
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