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Forum: Holland America Line July 29th, 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
When my DW and I took cruised the Canal, we found...

When my DW and I took cruised the Canal, we found that the best place to be was on the overlook forward on the ship. We also found that just sitting on our balcony (veranda) offered a wonderful...
Forum: Holland America Line July 28th, 2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Exclamation Does anyone have pictures of menus?

Does anyone of photos of menus from their past HAL cruises?

As one who will be on their first HAL cruise next year, it would be interesting to see menus from the MDR as well as the specialty...
Forum: Holland America Line July 27th, 2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Exclamation A suggestion for finding an itinerary on line

I have found that CruiseCal.com works well.

The web address is http://www.cruisecal.com/portal/Default.aspx

If you go to the pull down tab titled "Itinerary Lookup", you can see all the...
Forum: Holland America Line July 26th, 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 843
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks to all of you!

Thanks to all of you for the information! I guess immigrations practices for tourists and the countries they visit change alot as time goes by!

Thanks again for all the very useful information!
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Forum: Holland America Line July 26th, 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 843
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question How does HAL handle passports on Baltic Cruises?

My DW and I will be on the Prinsedam next July.

Our cruise originates in Amsterdam and goes to Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Aarborg and Talinn and Warnemunde.

Will...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 26th, 2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Passport Question

My DW and I will be on the Prinsedam next July. Our cruise goes to Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, and Talinn and Warnemunde.

Will they take our passports at each port for...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 24th, 2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks! I appreciate the information! I guess...

Thanks! I appreciate the information! I guess between now and next year, I will have to do some careful planning regarding my spending on the trip!
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 24th, 2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
When those of you with experience using credit...

When those of you with experience using credit cards in Northern Europe say "CHIP" cards, do you mean cards with the brass/gold colored chip in the upper left hand portion of the card?

What do you...
Forum: Holland America Line July 23rd, 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Exclamation Thanks for sharing the photo. My DW and I are...

Thanks for sharing the photo. My DW and I are going to be taking her on a Baltic Cruise next July!! Can hardly wait!!
Forum: Holland America Line July 23rd, 2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 99,509
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Do we carry our plates one-by-one?

It's interesting to me (have not ever been on HAL, but will be next year) that they do not provide trays in the Lido!

Once you get to your table, do you go back and forth 2-3 times to get a plate...
Forum: Holland America Line July 22nd, 2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,787
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Why not traveler's checks?

I have read all the comments about different currencies for the Scandinavian countries and Russia, as well as the Euro in Europe.

I have also seen the comments about security of credit cards and...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 22nd, 2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Question about currency

My DW and I are going to taking a Baltic cruise next year that includes Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallin, and Warnemunde (Berlin).

I know that the Dutch...
Forum: Holland America Line July 20th, 2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Specialty restaurant question

I can't find information anywhere about how much the surcharges are for eating in the specialty restaurants on HAL ships.

Do they all charge the same amount? If so, what is the charge?
...
Forum: Holland America Line July 19th, 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Vista Suite perks?

I and my DW booked a Vista Suite (category AA) on the Prinsedam. We are new to HAL.

What, if any, notable perks come wth a Vista Suite?

Thanks.
Forum: Holland America Line July 19th, 2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,657
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
On previous cruises my wife and have tipped the...

On previous cruises my wife and have tipped the steward an additional $5/ day for good service.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 18th, 2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks for your reply. We already decided to...

Thanks for your reply. We already decided to arrange transportation to the port from our hotel on the morning of our departure.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 18th, 2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question BAGGAGE HANDLING AT Ijmuiden (Amsterdam)

Next year's cruise will be my and my wife's first visit to Amsterdam. We will be leaving from Ijmuiden on the Prinsendam.

I have looked at pictures of the Ijmuiden port where ther Prinsendam...
Forum: Holland America Line July 17th, 2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
What does the Signature Package cost?

Forgive me if I missed it, but can you tell me how much the Signature Beverage Package costs?

Thanks.
Forum: Holland America Line July 17th, 2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
We always pick late dining

My wife and I like late dining for two reasons, most of all:

1) If your excursion runs late, you do not miss dinner or have to show up half way through.

2) Unlike the early seating, there is...
Forum: Holland America Line July 17th, 2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Coke cards & coffee cards??

Our cruise next July will be the first for my wife and I on HAL.

We've been on Princess before and always bought the coffee card and coke card. Is there the same or a similar card available on...
Forum: Holland America Line July 16th, 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks to all of you!

Thanks for your replies! I look forward to hearing from others as well!
Forum: Holland America Line July 16th, 2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Just booked on the prinsendam

My wife and I just booked the Baltic cruise on the Prinsendam, out of Amsterdam, for next July.

We have not cruised on the Prinsendam, or with HAL, before.

For those of you who have been on...
Forum: Holland America Line December 25th, 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question HAL Veranda vs. Princess Mini Suite

Looking at booking a Veranda cabin on the Oosterdam.

What, if any, are the differences between the Veranda Cabin and the Princess Mini Suite accommodations?

Looking at the description, I don't...
Forum: Holland America Line December 25th, 2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks for the replies. They were very helpful!

Thanks for the replies. They were very helpful!
Forum: Holland America Line December 25th, 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Cpffee Cards on HAL Ships

My wife and I have cruised on Princess and have bought the coffee card on each cruise.

This allows us to have unlimited freshly brewed coffee rather than the coffee made from concentrate that is...
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