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Forum: Holland America Line Today, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I have found this to be true. On one cruise, only...

I have found this to be true. On one cruise, only those receiving medals were invited to the reception which was held in the Explorer's Lounge. It was explained to us that there was not enough room...
Forum: Holland America Line Today, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We were in code orange for the first 48 hours two...

We were in code orange for the first 48 hours two weeks ago on the Amsterdam. Although I did notice that the coffee/tea/beverage area was self service beginning with breakfast on the first full day -...
Forum: Holland America Line Today, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Similar situation on the last few cruises, we...

Similar situation on the last few cruises, we have taken. People do not pay attention, laugh and talk through out the whole muster. On our recent cruise, the Captain came on and told people to stop...
Forum: Holland America Line Today, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
On shorter cruises, we do expedited...

On shorter cruises, we do expedited disembarkation - first group off with our luggage. I am always amazed at how much luggage some people attempt to carry off unaided. On this past cruise, there was...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
That's great news. On the Amsterdam two weeks ago...

That's great news. On the Amsterdam two weeks ago it was still the shouting out of names, but I am glad to hear HAL is moving to the scanning of cards.
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Per another thread entitled Amsterdam, Copper...

Per another thread entitled Amsterdam, Copper 10-8 reported she will be in dry dock at Grand Bahama Shipyard, Freeport, the Bahamas( between April 30 and May 10 as reported by others.)
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Yes, Cruise Director was Gene Young.

Yes, Cruise Director was Gene Young.
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
On the card we got recently with our five star...

On the card we got recently with our five star pins is written "On your next Holland America Line Cruise, you can look forward to a host of new benefits."
Forum: Holland America Line September 18th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,069
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I believe choosing the wine package is based on...

I believe choosing the wine package is based on which package has the wines you prefer. We drink red wines only and the previous Navigator package had several red wines we liked so we always bought...
Forum: Holland America Line September 18th, 2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 789
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I think I remember that this port was cancelled...

I think I remember that this port was cancelled last year because of security issues with the Copper Canyon trip. Usually about half the ship does this tour, and if it is not offered, there is not...
Forum: Holland America Line September 18th, 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
That is good news. I liked him too.

That is good news. I liked him too.
Forum: Holland America Line September 18th, 2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Captain van Maurik

Is Captain Peter J van Maurik still with HAL? If so, what ship is he assigned?
Thank you.
Forum: Holland America Line September 17th, 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,069
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Alphen, See my post #19. I am the OP and...

Alphen,

See my post #19. I am the OP and these packages were the ones available on the September 7-14, 2014 Alaska sailing on the Amsterdam. I was told they replace the previous packages.

It...
Forum: Holland America Line September 16th, 2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,069
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I got this information on the sailing of the...

I got this information on the sailing of the Amsterdam last week. I was told it was effective September 7 th and replaces the old packages which were 7 years old and contain the wines that you list....
Forum: Holland America Line September 16th, 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
The Ariane bouquet is beautiful!

The Ariane bouquet is beautiful!
Forum: Holland America Line September 16th, 2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,008
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
If this has been mentioned before, I apologize as...

If this has been mentioned before, I apologize as I have not read this entire thread. I don't recall seeing this before in the Casino on HAL ships. A sign said it was a non-smoking area. However,...
Forum: Holland America Line September 16th, 2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,069
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I did not ask but I assume it is fleet wide or...

I did not ask but I assume it is fleet wide or soon will be. I think that the HAL site might be behind. I would like to hear from others on cruises after September 15th if they had the new packages....
Forum: Holland America Line September 15th, 2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,069
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
New Navigator and Admiral Wine Packages

Here are the wines available in the new Wine Packages. I don't recall the old prices so don't know if these are higher. The regular wine menu has some new choices as does the Pinnacle Grill. The...
Forum: Holland America Line September 15th, 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree. We sailed on her immediately after the...

I agree. We sailed on her immediately after the December 2013 dry dock and no problems except with the new Internet system. This new dry dock is less than 18 months after the last one. I had thought...
Forum: Holland America Line September 15th, 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We have done one post dry dock cruise on the...

We have done one post dry dock cruise on the Amsterdam last December . It was fine. Only problem was the new Internet service that was installed. I guess that has been straightened out as we had only...
Forum: Holland America Line September 15th, 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I never log out.

I never log out.
Forum: Holland America Line September 15th, 2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Alaska on the Amsterdam September 7-14, 2014

As many others have written wonderful reviews about Alaska on the Amsterdam this summer, I will make just a few comments about the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Surprise.

The Good: ...
Forum: Holland America Line September 5th, 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree. We did a 4 night this past May on the...

I agree. We did a 4 night this past May on the Amsterdam, mainly to avoid flying one way as we were picking up a 7-day Alaska out of Vancouver. We embarked in San Diego, had two days at sea, a stop...
Forum: Holland America Line September 4th, 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 24,132
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I booked a Princess cruise on their site this AM...

I booked a Princess cruise on their site this AM and it was so easy. For those wondering about 3rd and 4th passenger pricing, the Princess site has it right up front at the beginning. And Princess...
Forum: Holland America Line September 4th, 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,342
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Same here as no pre-existing conditions to worry...

Same here as no pre-existing conditions to worry about.
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