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Forum: Holland America Line November 18th, 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I guess I have been lucky as have never had a bad...

I guess I have been lucky as have never had a bad experience with a HAL rep.
Forum: Holland America Line November 18th, 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,141
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Not HAL, but Princess has several West Coast...

Not HAL, but Princess has several West Coast Coastal cruises out of LA and SF.
Forum: Holland America Line November 17th, 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
On our recent Noordam cruise, we had Open Seating...

On our recent Noordam cruise, we had Open Seating and were always asked either when we made reservations or when we walked in, if we would share a table. We did not wish to so easily got a table for...
Forum: Holland America Line November 15th, 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We were on the Noordam just after her...

We were on the Noordam just after her trans-Atlantic cruise on November 3rd, and we were delayed in boarding , although not notified. The ships was subject to the Immigration procedures for crew...
Forum: Holland America Line November 14th, 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
[QUOTE=travelinjones;44629181]Samana is a tender...

[QUOTE=travelinjones;44629181]Samana is a tender port (we were there last November on Seabourn).

The tenders take you to a little dock where you can walk or bus into town.



We were just...
Forum: Holland America Line November 14th, 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,613
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
On the Noordam cruise Nov 3-13, we went out of...

On the Noordam cruise Nov 3-13, we went out of Pier 26 (I believe) but yesterday we docked at Pier 19. The Liberty of the Seas was at the Pier we had gone out of on the 3rd. There were only two ships...
Forum: Holland America Line November 14th, 2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,690
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Just got off the Noordam yesterday and this AM...

Just got off the Noordam yesterday and this AM was at the grocery store, was pulling down my shirt and felt the the laundry tag. Love when that happens.
Forum: Holland America Line November 1st, 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Not in Arizona and Hawaii.

Not in Arizona and Hawaii.
Forum: Holland America Line November 1st, 2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I cover the paper tags with thick tape and take a...

I cover the paper tags with thick tape and take a small stapler with me. I then attach the tags at the hotel the night before boarding.
Forum: Holland America Line October 29th, 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Re: California Coastal Cruises . HAL does not...

Re: California Coastal Cruises . HAL does not offer 7 day cruises up the Coast like Princess does which I think is unfortunate. I suspect HAL thinks that Princess has that market and HAL could not...
Forum: Holland America Line October 29th, 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,540
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We've done the POA twice and it is a great way to...

We've done the POA twice and it is a great way to visit the islands. No complaints about the ship, crew, or food.
Forum: Holland America Line October 28th, 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,266
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
If you have HAL platinum CPP, you can cancel for...

If you have HAL platinum CPP, you can cancel for any reason prior to your scheduled travel (sea, land/and or air) arrangements made by HAL and receive reimbursement equal to 90% of the eligible...
Forum: Holland America Line October 28th, 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We had petit fours on our Amsterdam Alaska cruise...

We had petit fours on our Amsterdam Alaska cruise Mariner's Luncheon in September this year. That is the first time I remember seeing them at the Mariner's Luncheon.
Forum: Holland America Line October 26th, 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,128
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I don't carry a purse on the ship. I carry my key...

I don't carry a purse on the ship. I carry my key card and Kleenex in my pockets. Off ship, I carry a small wallet in my pocket and one of the older HAL canvas bags with water and other essentials.
Forum: Holland America Line October 25th, 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,184
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
As far as I know, all mini suites have a balcony...

As far as I know, all mini suites have a balcony and thus an ocean view, I have never heard of one that did not. Check the deck plans. Some of them are not covered - Dolphin deck.
Forum: Holland America Line October 25th, 2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,184
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
[I have not been on Princess for a year but I...

[I have not been on Princess for a year but I believe the showers are not like HAL. Not the hand held type that HAL has but the shower head attached to the wall.
Forum: Holland America Line October 24th, 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,552
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Have booked a couple of cruises, as well as shore...

Have booked a couple of cruises, as well as shore excursions, indulgences, and restaurant reservations on the new website with no problems. Always sign into the website and do not have to enter any...
Forum: Holland America Line October 24th, 2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,546
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Never had a problem with lipstick or chap stick.

Never had a problem with lipstick or chap stick.
Forum: Holland America Line October 20th, 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,855
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Yes. Look at HAL excursions for ships that stop...

Yes. Look at HAL excursions for ships that stop at Half Moon Cay
Forum: Holland America Line October 19th, 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We had BQ 101 on the Maasdam several years ago....

We had BQ 101 on the Maasdam several years ago. We liked the cabin - it is the same as the rest of the Veranda cabins on that deck. It was near the elevator which is convenient on the S class ships...
Forum: Holland America Line October 16th, 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,538
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Since recently I have booked late, we get the...

Since recently I have booked late, we get the Open Seating. It works out well for us as we eat early at a table for two. We have found after the first couple of nights, the stewards we have ask us to...
Forum: Holland America Line October 16th, 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I too prefer Southern Caribbean, especially the...

I too prefer Southern Caribbean, especially the ABC islands, followed by Western Carib, with Eastern being the last choice.
Forum: Holland America Line October 15th, 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,918
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Our first cruise was HAL's first Prinsendam to...

Our first cruise was HAL's first Prinsendam to Alaska in 1978. We loved everything about that voyage. But for the next 20 or so years, we did land based vacations only to Hawaii, Europe, and...
Forum: Holland America Line October 14th, 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,997
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
There's a retractable laundry line in the shower.

There's a retractable laundry line in the shower.
Forum: Holland America Line October 14th, 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Definitely true. I had forgotten that I had one...

Definitely true. I had forgotten that I had one of the old $100. each FCDs and when I booked with HAL recently , the agent told me she would use the $200. for the deposit. Nice surprise.
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