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Forum: Celebrity Cruises Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Hlitner
It is a tough call for the cruise lines. Odds...

It is a tough call for the cruise lines. Odds are that the Ukrainian situation will be resolved well before next spring but they just cannot be sure. In the past, the cruise lines have been burned...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Hlitner
It is an old problem (probably as old as sailing...

It is an old problem (probably as old as sailing vessels) and does bother lots of folks. Some have good results by taking Bonine (Meclizine Hcl) for a few days (one tablet per day). This is sold...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hlitner
Aussie Aussie Aussie! We have a very good...

Aussie Aussie Aussie!

We have a very good Aussie friend who cruises over 150 days a year, mostly on HAL. With that particular cruise line, he is not permitted to use North American...
Forum: Holland America Line Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,443
Posted By Hlitner
For starters, the crew, the passengers, breakfast...

For starters, the crew, the passengers, breakfast in the Lido, and the itinerary multiplied by 20 times :). Have also had some very good Piano Bar entertainers on HAL although that is really hit or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hlitner
Guess I mis understood your meaning. We do agree...

Guess I mis understood your meaning. We do agree with what you say about "fare boasting." In fact, we never talk about what we pay for cruises (when on a cruise) unless somebody specifically...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,443
Posted By Hlitner
The problem we see too often on the HAL board...

The problem we see too often on the HAL board (and less frequently elsewhere) are when posters attack other posters for what they have said, rather then dealing with the facts of the post. If a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hlitner
Oh my! You are in denial. We have previously...

Oh my! You are in denial. We have previously posted some real examples, but no longer think that is generally the way to go here. Folks can choose to believe and do as they please, and as long as...
Forum: Curacao Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Hlitner
There are two different docking locations in...

There are two different docking locations in Curacao so that does impact on where one should rent. But if you are in a larger ship it is likely you would dock at the Mega Pier and there are several...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hlitner
You need to think about the whole package rather...

You need to think about the whole package rather then just the price of the cruise. Most of the major cruise lines now enforce a strict pricing policy that forces all agencies to only advertise the...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,614
Posted By Hlitner
Well, you West Coasters should lobby your...

Well, you West Coasters should lobby your Congress folks and Senators to support the repeal or major modifications to the PVSA. A change in the law would open up the West Coast (and East Coast) to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,020
Posted By Hlitner
We think the answer to the question "does the...

We think the answer to the question "does the Captain matter" could be answered by the dead passengers from the Costa Concordia...if they could talk from their watery graves.

Hank
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hlitner
Why don't folks talk about pricing? On CC (and...

Why don't folks talk about pricing? On CC (and on cruises) you will have a large group of folks who book direct with the cruise line, or with a small local TA who has been their friend for years,...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 18,141
Posted By Hlitner
This thread came to mind a few minutes ago when...

This thread came to mind a few minutes ago when we were checking the Roll Call Board for an HAL Cruise. The attitude of those folks is a bit different from some HAL cruisers who want to severely...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,614
Posted By Hlitner
Where would you propose those 7 day cruises go? ...

Where would you propose those 7 day cruises go? Other then the short cruises down to Mexico (from the LA/San Diego area) and the short one-way cruises to and from Alaska there are just no options. ...
Forum: Mexican Riviera Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Hlitner
We have sometimes posted on the TA Puerto...

We have sometimes posted on the TA Puerto Vallarta forum, but generally leave that blog for the real experts. There are some very knowledgeable expats on that board who are in PV all year long.
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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,428
Posted By Hlitner
It happened early in the morning of an August day...

It happened early in the morning of an August day in 1991. We had cruised out of NY Harbor on a beautiful Sunday with the knowledge that Hurricane Bob was moving up the coast, but our Captain has...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Hlitner
If you have a lot of luggage that you really...

If you have a lot of luggage that you really cannot handle well, you might want to get off at the Mestre Station (this is the station right before you head over the causeway into Venice) from where...
Forum: Mexican Riviera Yesterday, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Hlitner
You sound knowledgeable! Not sure we would...

You sound knowledgeable! Not sure we would agree, but we have only spent a little more then a year living in the PV area. Always looking to learn new things :) So with your extensive expertise,...
Forum: Mexican Riviera Yesterday, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Hlitner
If you have a long port day you can get to...

If you have a long port day you can get to Sayulita very cheaply by using the regional bus. This bus leaves from the bus area located across the street from the port (along the main road in front of...
Forum: Cruise/Travel Insurance Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By Hlitner
Maybe yes, and maybe no! You have the concept...

Maybe yes, and maybe no! You have the concept correct but there are a few monkey wrenches. The Travel Medical policy may have its own deductible...so you have to read the policy. And then there is...
Forum: Holland America Line August 30th, 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,224
Posted By Hlitner
Am wondering what HAL's "strong point" is these...

Am wondering what HAL's "strong point" is these days?

Hank
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 30th, 2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,544
Posted By Hlitner
Ok, add us to the crowd that has issues with the...

Ok, add us to the crowd that has issues with the X web site. In our case, our reservation does show when we log onto on Celebrity Account. But any attempt to retrieve this reservation, access the...
Forum: Mexican Riviera August 30th, 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Hlitner
We hesitate to recommend "secluded beaches" since...

We hesitate to recommend "secluded beaches" since the reality is that none of the PV area beaches are as nice to what folks might be used to in the Caribbean or even South Pacific. But there are...
Forum: Mexican Riviera August 30th, 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Hlitner
Guess we can help. Las Caletas is private piece...

Guess we can help. Las Caletas is private piece of land/beach that used to be the home of John Huston..which he leased from a local indian tribe. It is now leased by Vallarta Adventures, which is...
Forum: Holland America Line August 30th, 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,033
Posted By Hlitner
Our record for HAL is having to do 3 drills in...

Our record for HAL is having to do 3 drills in less then 10 days! Recently we were on Princess for 25 days (2 main segments) and were surprised that we were excused from the 2nd drill. So not every...
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