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Forum: Holland America Line September 14th, 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
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: 483
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: 483
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: 2,665
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: 5,340
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: 5,340
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: 5,340
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: 5,340
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: 5,340
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: 5,340
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: 13,526
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: 13,526
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: 3,564
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: 918
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: 1,060
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: 544
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: 4,510
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: 4,510
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: 2,177
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: 2,009
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: 667
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: 293
Views: 65,646
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: 293
Views: 65,646
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: 293
Views: 65,646
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: 7,516
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...
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