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Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I would say that the enthusiasm of Kazu makes her...

I would say that the enthusiasm of Kazu makes her roll calls work well. Although we eventually did not go on the cruise, I was on one of her roll calls and she kept it jumping. Also, IMO the longer...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Travel Guide Barbara on our December Amsterdam...

Travel Guide Barbara on our December Amsterdam cruise down the Coast and through the Canal with the stop in Puerto Caldera told us it is a deep water port making it easier for the ship based on the...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
IMO there is no advantage to making final payment...

IMO there is no advantage to making final payment prior to the due date. As for upsells/upgrades, it seems to be random at best.
Forum: Holland America Line April 21st, 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Used to use a brick and motor agent and did not...

Used to use a brick and motor agent and did not get any great discounts. Now I book online and like control of my entire booking realizing that I am probably not getting the best price but that's OK...
Forum: Holland America Line April 21st, 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,698
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We will be on the Amsterdam in a couple of weeks...

We will be on the Amsterdam in a couple of weeks and will be interested in finding out if this Dive In is an improvement over the previous burger place. Personally, I don't really want anything more...
Forum: Holland America Line April 21st, 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 118,781
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Bill and Mary Ann, Again this year I am...

Bill and Mary Ann,

Again this year I am enjoying your commentary of your voyage. Thanks for taking all of us with you.

I am curious as to how many President's Club folks were introduced at the...
Forum: Holland America Line April 20th, 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,450
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Deepest sympathies sent to Sail and her family.

Deepest sympathies sent to Sail and her family.
Forum: Holland America Line April 19th, 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Good news - we'll be on her in a month.

Good news - we'll be on her in a month.
Forum: Holland America Line April 19th, 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Bring your own corkscrew/wine opener. When we...

Bring your own corkscrew/wine opener. When we requested one, we got something that would not open any cork; it was like they had no idea what we needed. From now on, back to bringing our own!!
Forum: Holland America Line April 19th, 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We got an upsell offer this week for a sailing...

We got an upsell offer this week for a sailing that is one month away. Turned it down as want the cabin we booked.
Forum: Holland America Line April 17th, 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,532
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree with this totally. We have cruised 4 to 5...

I agree with this totally. We have cruised 4 to 5 times a year for the last ten years and although we still enjoy it, cruising does not have the "zing" that it used to. As long as we keep our...
Forum: Holland America Line April 15th, 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Yes, you can go out the aft door a few steps away...

Yes, you can go out the aft door a few steps away and have direct access up the stairs to the Sea View Pool on the Lido deck. We really like that. I assume there is Internet access but can't say for...
Forum: Holland America Line April 14th, 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
The Amsterdam was launched in 2000 so it is one...

The Amsterdam was launched in 2000 so it is one of the older ones. But it is in excellent condition IMO. It was in dry dock in December 2013 and many of the public areas were refurbished as were...
Forum: Holland America Line April 13th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I don't think you will miss anything by not...

I don't think you will miss anything by not boarding early especially if you are planning to do sights around Seattle. We board early because we like to eat lunch on the ship and walk around it but...
Forum: Holland America Line April 12th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,879
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Sorry to hear about your PG experience. I find...

Sorry to hear about your PG experience. I find that PGs are very inconsistent across the ships. The best Pinnacle Grill dinner we ever had was on the Maasdam in 2012; the worst dinners have been on...
Forum: Holland America Line April 12th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree with others that a one night cruise will...

I agree with others that a one night cruise will not give you a true picture of HAL. There will be some people on that one nighter who have sailed from Ft. Lauderdale on the trans Panama Canal cruise...
Forum: Holland America Line April 11th, 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,559
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Thanks for this and I do believe you - is this 6...

Thanks for this and I do believe you - is this 6 hour rule in the Medicare Handbook we get every year?
Forum: Holland America Line April 10th, 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,559
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I believe Medicare rejects the claims because...

I believe Medicare rejects the claims because even though the ship is docked in FLL, the ship itself is considered not US. And we all know Medicare will not pay out of the US.

We had a similar...
Forum: Holland America Line April 10th, 2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,616
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree. We have done several repo cruises on...

I agree. We have done several repo cruises on Princess and they are very nice.
Forum: Holland America Line April 10th, 2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I too agree!!!

I too agree!!!
Forum: Holland America Line April 9th, 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,879
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
You can go to the Mariners' Reception which...

You can go to the Mariners' Reception which usually precedes the luncheon and then not go to the luncheon. We do that now as the luncheon has become meaningless to us.
Forum: Holland America Line April 8th, 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
For airlines, I use twist ties rather than TSA...

For airlines, I use twist ties rather than TSA locks. Whenever we have used TSA locks, 1 out of 2 times, they are broken or missing when we reclaim our luggage. Thus, for us, they are worthless. We...
Forum: Holland America Line April 8th, 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 119,313
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I don't know why but I would expect people on a...

I don't know why but I would expect people on a World Cruise would not act like this - it is such a privilege for them to be able to do such a cruise. Oh, well. silly me - I guess I expect too much....
Forum: Holland America Line April 6th, 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
If you are talking about the HAL Cancellation...

If you are talking about the HAL Cancellation Protection plans, with which you can cancel for any reason 24 hours ahead for the regular plan and get 80% back or up to time of sale for the platinum...
Forum: Holland America Line April 6th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,290
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We were on the Amsterdam In December right after...

We were on the Amsterdam In December right after the drydock and the installation of the new Internet system which is not working well on the current World Cruise and did not work well in December...
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