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Forum: Holland America Line February 10th, 2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Is LIDO Coffee Fresh Brewed??

Is the coffee in the Lido fresh brewed?

I know that some cruise lines use a concentrate rather than brew coffee for their buffets, preferring to charge extra for brewed coffee.

I hope that is...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe February 9th, 2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks for the information, Ine. By the way, do...

Thanks for the information, Ine. By the way, do taxi's charge extra for suitcases? Some in the US do, particularly if there are more than 2/ person, or the bags are oversized.

What's the custom...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe February 8th, 2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Amsterdam Taxi Questions

I have gotten a lot of information about taxis in Amsterdam. However, being a cautious, detailed planner, I wonder if any of you can reassure me about the reliability of taxis in the city.

My DW...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics February 6th, 2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Have You Shipped Purchases Home?

My DW and I will be on a cruise to Scandinavia and the Balkans, including St. Petersburg, Russia in July.

My DW wants to take the opportunity to buy Christmas presents while there. The issue, of...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe February 4th, 2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
I Amsterdam City Card

My DW and I will be visiting Amsterdam for 3 days prior to our cruise departure. I am considering getting I AMSTERDAM CITY CARDS for the both of us. It seems like they are worth it.
...
Forum: Holland America Line February 2nd, 2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,721
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Sam... I'm glad that you reached out! You...

Sam...

I'm glad that you reached out! You should join us on the Roll Call for the July 20 departure. There are already several of us there.

We live outside of Raleigh, and my wife's cousin...
Forum: Holland America Line February 2nd, 2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,721
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks, "Kirk", my wife and I are looking...

Thanks, "Kirk", my wife and I are looking forward to the 14 day cruise on the Prinsendam!
Forum: Holland America Line January 25th, 2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Euros or US Dollars?

This a question for those of you who have cruised Europe with HAL. Which currency is used on board...Euros or US Dollars?

If you use your credit card on board, do you have to say which currency...
Forum: Holland America Line January 10th, 2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Specialty Dining Reservation Question

Can you make lunch reservations for the Pinnacle Grill before the cruise, or do you have to wait until you are on board?

Is Canaletto available to lunch and dinner? Can I make reservations before...
Forum: Holland America Line December 30th, 2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Can I Tell When The Gala Nights Will Be?

I have looked at my itinerary online under my booking number. I see no indication of which nights will be Gala Nights on my cruise>

Is it possible to find out when the Gala Nights are? I read...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics December 27th, 2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 101,803
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question We will be there in July

My DW and I will be in Alesund in July. Is the pier in a location where we can walk around on our own? Is the town small enough to just spend a relaxing day strolling and appreciating a sight and...
Forum: Holland America Line December 17th, 2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Exclamation Thanks to All of You

Thankyou to those of you who have replied so far! Your advice will be very helpful.

I don't want to discourage others from replying, as well, however. I find that there are many helpful hints...
Forum: Holland America Line December 16th, 2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Can I Plan for Specialty Dining?

My DW and I are going to be on a 14 day cruise. There are 4 sea days where we will not be in port during the evening.

The question is...when we sign up for specialty dining, including LeCerc, how...
Forum: Holland America Line December 12th, 2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks for the replies. I guess I did not see...

Thanks for the replies. I guess I did not see the notice on the website. Getting a "license invalid" message was confusing.

Thanks again!!
Forum: Holland America Line December 12th, 2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Can't sign in to the HAL website

It appears that a virus or some other intruder has invaded the HAL website. I cannot get in to sign up for excursions.

Anyone else having the same problem?
Forum: Holland America Line November 25th, 2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,504
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question The Quality of Food in the Canaletto Restaurant

A friend of mine just got back from a cruise on the Westerdam. She said that she had a meal in the Canaletto Restaurant.

She was disappointed because it seemed as if they simply transferred food...
Forum: Holland America Line November 19th, 2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,293
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question What is the First Thing You Do when You Board the Ship?

Just a quick, and perhaps fun question...

When you first board the ship for your cruise, what is the first thing you do? Do you have any rituals you adhere to?

For me...as soon as I make my...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics November 19th, 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,880
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Wink Sorry i left out the website

Here's the link to the Vondel Hotel website: http://www.hotelvondel.com/en
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics November 19th, 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,880
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Exclamation My DW and I are staying at the Vondel Hotel in...

My DW and I are staying at the Vondel Hotel in Amsterdam pre-cruise next summer. It is near Vondel Park, and within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Also a short walk from...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe November 15th, 2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,839
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Vondel park hotel

You might try the Vondel Park Hotel. Very good reviews on TripAdvisor. Within walking distance of a tram station, the Reijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe November 9th, 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Exclamation I appreciate your reply, Bowie. Our cruise is...

I appreciate your reply, Bowie. Our cruise is not until next July, 2016, leaving from Imjuiden on the Prinsendam. I began planning the day we put our deposit down.

I have spent the last 2 months...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe November 7th, 2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
I have a MasterCard and Visa. Both are chip...

I have a MasterCard and Visa. Both are chip cards.

Thanks for all your replies!
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics November 6th, 2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Which is the Best Credit Card to Carry?

I have been told that credit cards are often better than cash in Northern Europe and Scandinavia.

Which credit card is best to have: MasterCard or Visa?

I have a bank, by the way that will...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe November 6th, 2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Which Credit Cards should I Carry?

I've heard that credit cards are better than cash in Northern Europe.

Which is the better card to carry: Master Card or Visa?
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe November 2nd, 2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Best Restaurants in Amsterdam?

My wife and I have been doing research on restaurants in Amsterdam in anticipation of our spending about 3 days in Amsterdam prior to our cruise next July.

I have read restaurant reviews in the...
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