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Forum: Holland America Line Today, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Question for LaffenVegas

I don't think Lisa did a Live From on her recent Volendam cruise but I am curious if she will provide us with any comments on this cruise. Thanks.
Forum: Holland America Line Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,957
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Maybe HAL is giving out too much OBC - can't make...

Maybe HAL is giving out too much OBC - can't make money when so much is given away.
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,957
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
What about 5-Star Mariners that book Neptune...

What about 5-Star Mariners that book Neptune Suites and take HAL excursions but do not buy much stuff onboard other than discounted wine packages? Do they like us or not?
Forum: Holland America Line May 28th, 2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 115,776
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I knew you would do another one!!! Can't wait...

I knew you would do another one!!! Can't wait until 2017 and your reports.
Forum: Holland America Line May 28th, 2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 115,776
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Just finished Of Marriageable Age and I agree...

Just finished Of Marriageable Age and I agree with you.
Forum: Holland America Line May 28th, 2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I believe Captain Mercer is on a well deserved...

I believe Captain Mercer is on a well deserved vacation after the World Cruise and Captain Eversen is on the Amsterdam for the beginning of the Alaska season. We were on the Amsterdam in early...
Forum: Holland America Line May 28th, 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,306
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree 110%. Although for some having the...

I agree 110%. Although for some having the Captain around is nice; I personally do not think the Captain has any obligation to pay attention to passengers - I think that is the Hotel Director's' job.
Forum: Holland America Line May 28th, 2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
If you can do Luggage Direct, do it. We were able...

If you can do Luggage Direct, do it. We were able to do it out of Fort Lauderdale once and it made life so much easier. One time we wanted to do it, and for that particular cruise it was not offered...
Forum: Holland America Line May 27th, 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,306
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Recently HAL has changed their brand of tea and...

Recently HAL has changed their brand of tea and IMO it is really bad - weak - no taste and even with two or three bags in a cup-terrible.
Forum: Holland America Line May 25th, 2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I can't think of any reason to check in early....

I can't think of any reason to check in early. Person should wait until the passport is received and then check in.
Forum: Holland America Line May 25th, 2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We did the HAL tour -Dominican Countryside and...

We did the HAL tour -Dominican Countryside and Culture - about 4 and 1/2 hours in November 2014. The stops are a Cigar House which also included a presentation and a tasting on the various fruits,...
Forum: Holland America Line May 22nd, 2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,512
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I always use a passport as my ID when flying...

I always use a passport as my ID when flying (even if just in the US) and cruising. They are easy to get. last 10 years (US), and well worth the price IMO.
Forum: Holland America Line May 22nd, 2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,733
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Just love the Chain Gang story. Unbelievable...

Just love the Chain Gang story. Unbelievable except to those it happened.
Forum: Holland America Line May 22nd, 2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,330
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We used to but we don't anymore as we are finding...

We used to but we don't anymore as we are finding we are booking cruises late after final payment so the FCD would not be used. Out last FCD we bought 4 years ago and is on a cruise we have booked...
Forum: Holland America Line May 22nd, 2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Watching the Culinary Demonstrations are fun for...

Watching the Culinary Demonstrations are fun for all ages. Sometimes the florist makes a presentation. These are held in the Culinary Arts Center AKA the Wajang Theater. Anything hosted by the...
Forum: Holland America Line May 22nd, 2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We had one of these cabins on the Maasdam once....

We had one of these cabins on the Maasdam once. No difference in size. Amenities as listed above - yoga mats were hidden under the bed, the water feature was broken according to stewards and not in...
Forum: Holland America Line May 21st, 2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,456
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Glad you enjoyed your cruise to Alaska except for...

Glad you enjoyed your cruise to Alaska except for the food. I understand 100%When folks who have not cruised comment to me about how great the food on cruise ships is, I always respond -"If you like...
Forum: Holland America Line May 21st, 2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,543
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Yes, it was. And the ship was "mooned" by the...

Yes, it was. And the ship was "mooned" by the young people of Skagway as we were the last ship out for the season.
Forum: Holland America Line May 20th, 2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,543
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Met Captain DeVries on the Zuiderdam. last...

Met Captain DeVries on the Zuiderdam. last Alaskan cruise of 2012 in very late September. It was the only 7-day cruise I have been on that had an Indonesian Lunch for Neptune Suite folks. The Mariner...
Forum: Holland America Line May 19th, 2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,360
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Congrats to the new 5* Mariners. Have had same...

Congrats to the new 5* Mariners. Have had same issues as Ruth. Have been on two cruises since achieving 5 star status, booked the PG dinners in advance of cruise and had battles getting the credits....
Forum: Holland America Line May 19th, 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We too like to get to the ship about 11AM, go...

We too like to get to the ship about 11AM, go through security and check in. Since you are on the Volendam sailing on a Wednesday, you probably will not have to deal with any other ships at Canada...
Forum: Holland America Line May 17th, 2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 157,684
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I am sure you are glad to be home. Thanks so much...

I am sure you are glad to be home. Thanks so much for informing all of us of your travels. Each day I look forward to reading about your adventures. When will we hear from you again? I believe I saw...
Forum: Holland America Line May 16th, 2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I read somewhere on CC that the Volendam was...

I read somewhere on CC that the Volendam was going to redo their hideous iteration of the Explorer's Lounge to what was done on the Amsterdam so perhaps that is one of the changes done in the...
Forum: Holland America Line May 16th, 2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
WEelove the fact that HAL has DVD players in all...

WEelove the fact that HAL has DVD players in all cabins. We always bring our own favorite DVDs to play.
Forum: Holland America Line May 16th, 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We stayed at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort...

We stayed at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort Hotel several years ago and liked it. It is just a big resort. It is a little out of the way for walking to other areas. For a pre-cruise hotel we prefer...
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