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Forum: Holland America Line Today, 07:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,399
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Deepest sympathies sent to Sail and her family.

Deepest sympathies sent to Sail and her family.
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Good news - we'll be on her in a month.

Good news - we'll be on her in a month.
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Bring your own corkscrew/wine opener. When we...

Bring your own corkscrew/wine opener. When we requested one, we got something that would not open any cork; it was like they had no idea what we needed. From now on, back to bringing our own!!
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We got an upsell offer this week for a sailing...

We got an upsell offer this week for a sailing that is one month away. Turned it down as want the cabin we booked.
Forum: Holland America Line April 17th, 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,062
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree with this totally. We have cruised 4 to 5...

I agree with this totally. We have cruised 4 to 5 times a year for the last ten years and although we still enjoy it, cruising does not have the "zing" that it used to. As long as we keep our...
Forum: Holland America Line April 15th, 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Yes, you can go out the aft door a few steps away...

Yes, you can go out the aft door a few steps away and have direct access up the stairs to the Sea View Pool on the Lido deck. We really like that. I assume there is Internet access but can't say for...
Forum: Holland America Line April 14th, 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
The Amsterdam was launched in 2000 so it is one...

The Amsterdam was launched in 2000 so it is one of the older ones. But it is in excellent condition IMO. It was in dry dock in December 2013 and many of the public areas were refurbished as were...
Forum: Holland America Line April 13th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I don't think you will miss anything by not...

I don't think you will miss anything by not boarding early especially if you are planning to do sights around Seattle. We board early because we like to eat lunch on the ship and walk around it but...
Forum: Holland America Line April 12th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 13,470
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Sorry to hear about your PG experience. I find...

Sorry to hear about your PG experience. I find that PGs are very inconsistent across the ships. The best Pinnacle Grill dinner we ever had was on the Maasdam in 2012; the worst dinners have been on...
Forum: Holland America Line April 12th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree with others that a one night cruise will...

I agree with others that a one night cruise will not give you a true picture of HAL. There will be some people on that one nighter who have sailed from Ft. Lauderdale on the trans Panama Canal cruise...
Forum: Holland America Line April 11th, 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,547
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Thanks for this and I do believe you - is this 6...

Thanks for this and I do believe you - is this 6 hour rule in the Medicare Handbook we get every year?
Forum: Holland America Line April 10th, 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,547
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I believe Medicare rejects the claims because...

I believe Medicare rejects the claims because even though the ship is docked in FLL, the ship itself is considered not US. And we all know Medicare will not pay out of the US.

We had a similar...
Forum: Holland America Line April 10th, 2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree. We have done several repo cruises on...

I agree. We have done several repo cruises on Princess and they are very nice.
Forum: Holland America Line April 10th, 2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I too agree!!!

I too agree!!!
Forum: Holland America Line April 9th, 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 13,470
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
You can go to the Mariners' Reception which...

You can go to the Mariners' Reception which usually precedes the luncheon and then not go to the luncheon. We do that now as the luncheon has become meaningless to us.
Forum: Holland America Line April 8th, 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,544
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
For airlines, I use twist ties rather than TSA...

For airlines, I use twist ties rather than TSA locks. Whenever we have used TSA locks, 1 out of 2 times, they are broken or missing when we reclaim our luggage. Thus, for us, they are worthless. We...
Forum: Holland America Line April 8th, 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 117,188
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I don't know why but I would expect people on a...

I don't know why but I would expect people on a World Cruise would not act like this - it is such a privilege for them to be able to do such a cruise. Oh, well. silly me - I guess I expect too much....
Forum: Holland America Line April 6th, 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
If you are talking about the HAL Cancellation...

If you are talking about the HAL Cancellation Protection plans, with which you can cancel for any reason 24 hours ahead for the regular plan and get 80% back or up to time of sale for the platinum...
Forum: Holland America Line April 6th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,260
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We were on the Amsterdam In December right after...

We were on the Amsterdam In December right after the drydock and the installation of the new Internet system which is not working well on the current World Cruise and did not work well in December...
Forum: Holland America Line April 4th, 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,969
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We've had this problem as well and one time HAL...

We've had this problem as well and one time HAL refused to take off the charge that wasn't ours. I let it pass but wasn't happy. Basically, we do not go to the bars when there are a lot of people as...
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We have stayed in A050 on the Maasdam which is on...

We have stayed in A050 on the Maasdam which is on the port side whereas A065 is on the starboard side. They are the last two cabins on the Navigation Deck. I liked not having people on one side of us...
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We have done the Panama Canal transit on the...

We have done the Panama Canal transit on the Amsterdam three times but the reverse of the upcoming voyage. I suggest watching the transit from all vantage points. The bow and access forward from Deck...
Forum: Holland America Line March 31st, 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 13,470
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I love your use of the term "hiccup"!!!

I love your use of the term "hiccup"!!!
Forum: Holland America Line March 27th, 2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
When we had no cruises booked we got lots of...

When we had no cruises booked we got lots of emails and even some snail mail which we had not received in years. Now we have a couple of cruises booked and no more emails. Some have told me that is...
Forum: Holland America Line March 26th, 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,097
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Jacqui, When I heard about the storm in the east,...

Jacqui, When I heard about the storm in the east, I thought of you and hoped you had gotten out OK. Glad to hear that you did. Bon Voyage
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