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Forum: Holland America Line July 14th, 2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Exclamation My DW and I are leaving on the Prinsendam from...

My DW and I are leaving on the Prinsendam from Imjuiden next Wednesday. Our transfer from Amsterdam to the ship is leaving from the Victoria Hotel. Are there 2 pre-cruise hotels in Amsterdam, or is...
Forum: Holland America Line July 10th, 2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,437
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Can I buy the laundry package on board?

My DW and I are on the Prinsendamfor 14 days. Can I purchase the unlimited laundry package on line?

Can I purchase it by calling HAL? Can I purchase it once we are on board?

Thanks.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 6th, 2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Tallinn Question

Where in Tallinn do cruise ships dock? Is it close to downtown Tallinn? Is it within walking distance?

Thanks.
Forum: Holland America Line June 29th, 2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Taking a Cab to the Hal Transfer in Amsterdam

My DW and I are going to be on the Prinsendam leaving from the Imjuiden Port. We have booked the HAL transfer from the Park Place Victoria Hotel to the ship the morning of departure.

We are...
Forum: Holland America Line June 25th, 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Recent Pictures of the Pinsendam?

Does anyone have pictures of the Prinsendam taken after the recent dry dock that they can share?

Interior and exterior would be interesting to see.

Thanks.
Forum: Holland America Line June 25th, 2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Do I Need Reservations for the Pinnacle Grill Lunch?

Do I need to make reservations for lunch at the Pinnacle Grill? If so, do I make them once I am on board?

If not, is there usually a long wait for a table?

Thanks.
Forum: Holland America Line June 24th, 2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Sail-away Festivities on the Prinsendam

My DW and I will be on the Prinsendam in a few weeks. We will be leaving from Imjuiden at 4PM.

I was wondering, since we have not sailed on the Prinsendam before, what festivities do they have...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe June 22nd, 2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Catching a transfer from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam

I have never been to Schiphol Airport before. My DW and I are flying in from the US, and will arrive in the AM.

We have prearranged a transfer to our hotel in Amsterdam.

Is there a central or...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe June 19th, 2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Amsterdam Cab Question

Can anyone tell me if cab drivers in Amsterdam take credit cards? By that I mean VISA/ MC.

Thanks.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics June 19th, 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,228
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Thanks for the info, Hank. I was warned almost a...

Thanks for the info, Hank. I was warned almost a year ago that on this upcoming trip we would not be able to use credit cards with magnetic strips. In addition, very quickly, almost every retail...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics June 19th, 2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,228
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
You mention that "A USA issued credit card...will...

You mention that "A USA issued credit card...will often work...but sometimes it will be rejected." Are you saying that my credit card, issued by a US bank, might be rejected, and that, as a result,...
Forum: Holland America Line June 19th, 2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Wifi In My Cabin?

My DW and I are going to be on the Prinsendam next month. We both want to be able to check e-mail while on our cruise.

So, therein lies a question. Is there wifi in the cabins on HAL ships? On...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics June 9th, 2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,228
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question How Many Euros & Dollars??

I am going to be visiting Amsterdam, as well as Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Germany on my upcoming cruise.

For those who have had experience with this sort of thing, how...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe June 9th, 2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question How Many Euros and Dollars?

I am going to be visiting Amsterdam, as well as Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Germany on my upcoming cruise.

For those who have had experience with this sort of thing, how...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe June 8th, 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Exclamation Thanks for the lead. However, I went to...

Thanks for the lead.

However, I went to OpenTable and looked up locations that they serve and they do not list the Netherlands (Amsterdam). There are several other European countries listed, but...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe June 7th, 2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
I guess that you have had some experience making...

I guess that you have had some experience making reservations on line at Amsterdam restaurants. If I am here in the States, and make a reservation on line, say, at Moeder's, how reliable is the...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe June 5th, 2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Amsterdam Restaurant Question

Have any of you made restaurant reservations on line at Amsterdam restaurants prior to your pre-cruise visit?

I see that almost all the restaurants that my DW and I are interested in (the better...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 13th, 2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Dutch Pancakes Anyone?

For those who have been to Amsterdam, what is your favorite place to get pancakes in Amsterdam?

The best place to get waffles?
Forum: Holland America Line April 13th, 2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Coffee in the Lido in the Morning

I have a quick question. My DW and I drink coffee on a regular basis, including a couple of cups in the morning. In addition, we like to have coffee as soon as we get up in the morning.

With...
Forum: Holland America Line April 12th, 2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,880
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Exclamation Maybe those who will be on the Prinsendam shortly...

Maybe those who will be on the Prinsendam shortly after the dry dock is complete can take some pictures of the "Lido" area modifications for those of us who will be on her later in the summer!

My...
Forum: Holland America Line April 11th, 2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Question About Tipping for Baggage Handling in Amsterdam

My DW and I are taking a HAL transfer from Amsterdam to Imjuiden for our cruise on the Prinsendam in July.

After all the kind answers to my previous post, I now know more about the process of...
Forum: Holland America Line April 9th, 2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Question About HAL Luggage Tag Holders

My cruise coming up in July will be my first on HAL.

Among all the details I have been trying to keep track of, I have been thinking about luggage tags.

Are the luggage tags for HAL a...
Forum: Holland America Line April 9th, 2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,405
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
My DW and I are, at this point, going to be...

My DW and I are, at this point, going to be staying at a hotel near Vondel Park for 3 days before our cruise. We have made arrangements through our TA to take the HAL transfer to the Prinsendam in...
Forum: Holland America Line April 6th, 2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,405
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Question Preferential treatment?

It sounds, based the comments above, that passengers staying at HAL designated hotels get some kind of preferential treatment.

For those who don't, will they be treated differently somehow?
Forum: Holland America Line April 6th, 2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,405
Posted By Boiler Cruiser
Peter, My transfer reservation appears the...

Peter,

My transfer reservation appears the same way on my itinerary, as well. By the way, I was under the impression that the HAL reps would be in or near the hotel lobby (Victoria Plaza Hotel)...
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