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Forum: Holland America Line September 28th, 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Hlitner
A/C Functioning

We have done two Westerdam cruises in the past 20 months (49 days) and had cabin a/c problems on the longer of our two cruises. One other couple with whom we dined also had a similar problem which...
Forum: Italy Ports September 27th, 2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Hlitner
With the small more inexpensive pieces we sure...

With the small more inexpensive pieces we sure cannot tell the difference. One way to be sure is to go over to Murano and buy right at a factory where you see them making the stuff. On the other...
Forum: Italy Ports September 27th, 2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Hlitner
Our "go to" restaurant in Fiumcino (the...

Our "go to" restaurant in Fiumcino (the city...not at the airport) is called Amelindo Ristorazine which is located right on Lungomare Della Salute (111b) which is the road that runs right along the...
Forum: Mexican Riviera September 27th, 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By Hlitner
The Leg wrestling bar stool thing made me laugh. ...

The Leg wrestling bar stool thing made me laugh. There is too much truth which makes me laugh even more. Our little crowd of friends are all seniors who live in PV at least 2 months a year (some...
Forum: Holland America Line September 27th, 2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,255
Posted By Hlitner
Although we love the Prinsendam (cruised over 140...

Although we love the Prinsendam (cruised over 140 days in 3 years on her) we now avoid the ship because we got sick and tired of the smoke. It is not just from the passengers. If you have a cabin...
Forum: Holland America Line September 27th, 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Hlitner
DW went to Egypt on our own (about 6 years ago)...

DW went to Egypt on our own (about 6 years ago) and spent 2 weeks exploring the country from Alexandria in the north to Abu Simbal in the south. We are adventurous travelers (but also seniors) and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 27th, 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,947
Posted By Hlitner
The last gift exchange we did was in grade school...

The last gift exchange we did was in grade school and it hard to remember that far back :). When we see a Roll Call (for any upcoming cruise) where folks talk about Gift Exchanges, skits, slot...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 27th, 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Hlitner
We have done about 20 (lost count) crossings,...

We have done about 20 (lost count) crossings, quite a few of which were in April/early May. As others have posted, the weather can vary greatly and there is no way to predict. All but two of our...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises September 27th, 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By Hlitner
Guess it could happen (luggage thief) but the...

Guess it could happen (luggage thief) but the luggage room in US cruise terminals (it can be different in other countries) is a secure area under the control of CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) so...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises September 27th, 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,202
Posted By Hlitner
We like this hotel, but the question is how much...

We like this hotel, but the question is how much should one pay for a Hampton Inn? Checking the prices for our date (using your method) the lowest cost room (prepaid with no refunds) is $262 plus...
Forum: Holland America Line September 27th, 2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,972
Posted By Hlitner
We have never understood why you like to make...

We have never understood why you like to make many or your posts personal and attack the poster. Whether you agree or not, no need to flame poster. In fact, that is a clear violation of CC posting...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises September 27th, 2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,969
Posted By Hlitner
If you do not wear a jacket you are simply just...

If you do not wear a jacket you are simply just another passenger pushing the dress code rules (plenty do this). So if you ask "can I not wear a jacket" the answer is perhaps. But you would not be...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises September 27th, 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,271
Posted By Hlitner
Another Blu tale. One evening we were heading to...

Another Blu tale. One evening we were heading to Blu and stopped to chat with the Maitre d of Qsine. We chatted about the various restaurants (we had previously met this Maitre D) and then DW...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises September 27th, 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,271
Posted By Hlitner
We have never seen this on our Celebrity cruises...

We have never seen this on our Celebrity cruises where we have been in AQ a few times. In fact, we have watched folks turned away (twice) when trying to get friends into AQ. Even when they offered...
Forum: Holland America Line September 27th, 2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,972
Posted By Hlitner
Just a different point of view about the...

Just a different point of view about the tub/showers on HAL. Some folks (including DW) have a difficult time trying to climb over the edge of the tub to simply take a shower. So we actually prefer...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 27th, 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,469
Posted By Hlitner
We do think calling my post "harsh" is a...

We do think calling my post "harsh" is a bit....ummmm "harsh" :). Pointing out a reality can sometimes seem mean or harsh, but its merely being informative and somewhat educational. People should...
Forum: Italy Ports September 27th, 2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Hlitner
Agree with Cruisemom. We have driven (in our own...

Agree with Cruisemom. We have driven (in our own rental car) from the FCO Hilton to Ostia Antica and it only took us about 10 min. As to Fiumcinio, this is our "go to" place for dinner when we are...
Forum: France Ports September 27th, 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Hlitner
And cruise lines (and their shore contractors)...

And cruise lines (and their shore contractors) have been known to be less then honest about such situations. So you book an excursion that lists a certain itinerary and the cruise line happily takes...
Forum: Holland America Line September 26th, 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By Hlitner
Might oblige but you do understand all these...

Might oblige but you do understand all these silly airline weight restrictions :)

Hank
Forum: Greece Ports September 26th, 2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Hlitner
We have been to the OPs ports multiple times and...

We have been to the OPs ports multiple times and do all those ports DIY. On Santorini and Corfu, what we do depends on our mood but we often rent a car in those places. But on Santorini if we only...
Forum: France Ports September 26th, 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By Hlitner
We love when ships go into smaller less crowded...

We love when ships go into smaller less crowded ports and Bastia sure qualifies :). If we were in that port DW would probably just want to spend the day exploring the city, having a nice long lunch...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises September 26th, 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,202
Posted By Hlitner
We had to deal with the OPs issue for an upcoming...

We had to deal with the OPs issue for an upcoming cruise (and many previous cruises) and would suggest thinking along the following lines. If you want to minimize costs, and have no interest in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 26th, 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Hlitner
The Reflection has the same internet provider as...

The Reflection has the same internet provider as the other ships in the fleet. Internet is provided by a Satellite data link. The ship reserves sufficient bandwidth for their own use and then...
Forum: Italy Ports September 26th, 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,645
Posted By Hlitner
Folks should also be aware that the new favorite...

Folks should also be aware that the new favorite target of thieves are expensive Smart Phones. They will snatch them out of pockets, purses, or even your hand...so this is another reason to be alert...
Forum: Holland America Line September 26th, 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By Hlitner
To Suite or not to Suite....that is the question!...

To Suite or not to Suite....that is the question! DW and I have been cruising for a very long time and have debated this issue all too much. In the end, we never book suites! And here is why. ...
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