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Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Why does the Prinsendam depart from Ijmuiden

I've noticed that most cruise ships leaving from Amsterdam depart from the cruise terminal near downtown. Why, then, does the Prinsendam leave from Ijmuiden?

Just curious...

Thanks.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 29th, 2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Taxi Service in Amsterdam

My wife and I will be spending a couple of days in Amsterdam before our cruise next July.

We would like to know whatever those of you with experience can tell us about taxi service in Amsterdam....
Forum: Holland America Line August 29th, 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Room Darkening Shades or Drapes?

For those of you who have been on Northern Europe cruises, how did you deal with the extended hours of daylight? Did the ship have room darkening shades and/or drapes in the staterooms?

My DW and...
Forum: Holland America Line August 27th, 2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question I appreciate all the comments from those of you...

I appreciate all the comments from those of you who have been on other HAL ships, but what has been the experience of those who have been on the Prinsendam recently, or have booked (or expected to...
Forum: Holland America Line August 25th, 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks to you all! This will be very helpful to...

Thanks to you all! This will be very helpful to my DW and myself! We are looking forward to the LeCirque experience!
Forum: Holland America Line August 24th, 2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question "Evening at Le Cirque" Questions

I will be on the Prinsendam for a 14 day cruise next July. My DW and I enjoy eating in the specialty restaurants when we are on a cruise.

I have some questions:

1. On a 14 day cruise, how...
Forum: Holland America Line August 24th, 2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Princess deadline is 90 days out

When I sailed on Princess, the final payment was due 90 days before sailing date.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 21st, 2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Albert Cuyp Market - Amsterdam

My wife and I are going to be spending a couple of days on our own in Amsterdam before our cruise next year.

I found some information about the Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam. It looks like a...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 21st, 2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks, I thought since our cruise in a Northern...

Thanks, I thought since our cruise in a Northern Europe cruise, posting it here would be appropriate. I'll check out western Europe, as well.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 21st, 2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam

My wife and I are going to be spending a couple of days on our own in Amsterdam before our cruise next year.

I found some information about the Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam. It looks like a...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 11th, 2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Wifi in European Hotels

My DW and I are going to be taking a cruise next July (2016) that starts in Amsterdam.

I was wondering...what is the availability of WIFI in European hotels, especially Amsterdam. Is it the...
Forum: Holland America Line August 7th, 2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks for the reply. We are hoping that...

Thanks for the reply.

We are hoping that someone might have some more recent pics of the public areas and the promenade and restaurants.
Forum: Holland America Line August 7th, 2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Pictures of the prinsendam

My DW and I are booked on the Prinsendam for the Baltic cruise next July. We are curious, after reading about all the remodeling and so forth over the last few years, if anyone has some recent...
Forum: Holland America Line August 3rd, 2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Excursion Payment Question

I understand that my DW and I will have to pay for our excursions when we book them for our Baltic cruise on the Prinsedam next year.

I have a question, though...what happens to our payment if we...
Forum: Holland America Line July 29th, 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
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: 1,145
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: 455
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: 888
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!
...
Forum: Holland America Line July 26th, 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 888
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: 692
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: 1,099
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: 1,099
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: 766
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: 715
Views: 112,379
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: 1,851
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...
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