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Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,536
Posted By Hlitner
We think the Emirates deserve some credit for...

We think the Emirates deserve some credit for their more progressive attitude towards women. But I would like to hear you comment about how women are treated in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the other...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Hlitner
We would hold our comment until somebody actually...

We would hold our comment until somebody actually gets real information from this office.

Hank
Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By Hlitner
Am a New Yorker (by birth) so extra happy to help...

Am a New Yorker (by birth) so extra happy to help anyone from Queens. Just beware that some continue to have problems getting the SNCF site to accept their credit card and you do not know for sure...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Hlitner
We would add additional emphasis to Euro...

We would add additional emphasis to Euro Cruiser's comment about security concerns regarding luggage left on (or next to) the racks at the end of train cars. Italy has more then its share of...
Forum: Cruise/Travel Insurance April 15th, 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Hlitner
Filing a lost luggage claim can be a real...

Filing a lost luggage claim can be a real "treat." Insurance companies will often ask you for a list of everything in the lost bag along with purchase receipts for each item. And if you happen to...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 15th, 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Hlitner
Just keep in mind that you have to drive on the...

Just keep in mind that you have to drive on the left (not a problem if you are used to drinking and driving in TX). We have done a lot of driving in the UK and one must really stay alert to keep to...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 15th, 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Hlitner
Ahhh. Well you did leave out this fact in your...

Ahhh. Well you did leave out this fact in your OP :).
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By Hlitner
Many lines have requested that passengers no...

Many lines have requested that passengers no longer take their lifejackets to the muster drills. The reason is quite interesting. There were apparently numerous passenger injuries due to folks...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 15th, 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By Hlitner
As others have mentioned, the two most common...

As others have mentioned, the two most common drip off points are at the Place de la Concorde or near the Eiffel Tower. Although these two places are not very close together (they are even on...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 15th, 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Hlitner
Well, not exactly unspoiled. We had the same...

Well, not exactly unspoiled. We had the same questions when we returned last year (maybe it was 2 years ago). There is actually some infrastructure at those sites and even admission fees! One of...
Forum: Spain Ports April 15th, 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By Hlitner
I am just trying to picture a couple "partying"...

I am just trying to picture a couple "partying" and going to the late night clubs on Ibiza with a 1 year old! Somehow the picture is very hazy (at best). When one has an infant it is often...
Forum: Italy Ports April 15th, 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By Hlitner
If you are not into ruins then do not waste your...

If you are not into ruins then do not waste your time going to Paestum. It is a pretty rural area with not much to offer other then the ruins. For eating, shopping and people watching you could...
Forum: Italy Ports April 15th, 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By Hlitner
In response to the question, "Is there a port...

In response to the question, "Is there a port where you would want to take the ship excursion?" our short answer is simply NOPE :)

Hank
Forum: France Ports April 15th, 2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By Hlitner
We will disagree about going to Giverny in the...

We will disagree about going to Giverny in the rain. The gardens around the pond (this is across the road from the house) are pretty expansive and one would get quite wet in the rain. To really...
Forum: Holland America Line April 15th, 2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By Hlitner
We follow a couple of simple rules. Always book...

We follow a couple of simple rules. Always book cruises through major cruise agencies that will give you significant amenities beyond what you can get from HAL. We have saved thousands of dollars...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 15th, 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Hlitner
Well first, for the benefit of others who have...

Well first, for the benefit of others who have never been to Kusadasi, folks should not think of this part of Turkey as a 3rd world country. The infrastructure, highways, services, etc. in this part...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Hlitner
MIA is certainly closer and more convenient, but...

MIA is certainly closer and more convenient, but many do fly into FLL because of better flight options or cost of their airline ticket. There are many shuttle services that you can book to take you...
Forum: Holland America Line April 14th, 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,998
Posted By Hlitner
We would assume you have done a lot of longer...

We would assume you have done a lot of longer cruises on HAL :). As an example, 2 years ago we took a 62 day Grand Cruise on the Prinsendam where we had about 580 passengers. Of that number, over...
Forum: Holland America Line April 14th, 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Hlitner
The general rule for embarkation (in any USA...

The general rule for embarkation (in any USA port) is that you should be at the port AT LEAST 90 minutes before the scheduled departure. Personally, we prefer to be at the port by noon since we can...
Forum: Italy Ports April 14th, 2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By Hlitner
I want to add some fuel to Euro Cruiser's fire...

I want to add some fuel to Euro Cruiser's fire :). For those that just have to go on tours everywhere, there are many options (cruise line and private) in most European ports. But for those who are...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By Hlitner
14! This happened about 3 or 4 years ago when we...

14! This happened about 3 or 4 years ago when we were taking a transatlantic repositioning cruise out of Barcelona. The number of cruise ships far exceeded the number of cruise ship berths and the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By Hlitner
Yep, we do it quite often and have a friend who...

Yep, we do it quite often and have a friend who does it several times a year. The particular cruise is the Celebrity Eclipse's 14 day Caribbean cruise. Although we seldom take cruises less then 25...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,534
Posted By Hlitner
We think you are being a bit presumptuous when it...

We think you are being a bit presumptuous when it comes to analyzing your fellow passengers. We have literally spent years cruising and traveling in the Med region and have seldom to ever taken any...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 14th, 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Hlitner
Sorry, but trying to keep from laughing long...

Sorry, but trying to keep from laughing long enough to type this post. I read the thread to DW whose immediate reaction was "please promise not to take me there!" I should mention that her comment...
Forum: France Ports April 14th, 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Hlitner
We have often recommended the Nice Flower Market...

We have often recommended the Nice Flower Market in our posts. If you plan on going to the market (it is located in the old town area on the Cours Selaya) we suggest you go to Nice as early in the...
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