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Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
If you are talking about the Amsterdam cabins on...

If you are talking about the Amsterdam cabins on deck 7 aft - those in the area of 7050 to 7054, they are quiet. However, in re- reading your post, you are doing a Transatlantic and the Amsterdam...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Thank you for your comprehensive and fair review.

Thank you for your comprehensive and fair review.
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,541
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Once I give my credit card to pay for the cruise,...

Once I give my credit card to pay for the cruise, I forget the cost and don't even think about what I paid nor do I care what others paid. Go onthe cruise and enjoy yourself. Such an idea defeats...
Forum: Holland America Line July 20th, 2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,732
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
On the final cruise of the Royal Princess in May...

On the final cruise of the Royal Princess in May 2005, I saw a woman wearing a hat with Cruise Critic on it and asked her what is was. She then told me about Cruise Critic. Back then (I think) one...
Forum: Holland America Line July 20th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
You go to the HAL website and sign in to your...

You go to the HAL website and sign in to your account - if you don't have one it tells you what to do to create it. Once your account is established go to My Reservations and your cruise should be...
Forum: Holland America Line July 20th, 2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
International Dinner 7-day Alaska Amsterdam

For those who have done the 7-day Alaska on the Amsterdam this year, has there been the International Dinner and if so which night was it - last night in Victoria or something else? Thanks.
Forum: Holland America Line July 19th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,118
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I have never seen an invitation for the Welcome...

I have never seen an invitation for the Welcome Aboard Mariners' Luncheon. One time we were told about it at check-in. Normally, we just go to the dining room, usually the one on the lower level....
Forum: Holland America Line July 16th, 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,121
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
WOW - what a great report. Thanks for telling us....

WOW - what a great report. Thanks for telling us. We too only take HAL excursions and I agree the extra money would be worth it for such an emergency.
Forum: Holland America Line July 14th, 2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,335
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Yes, we sailed with Captain Turner in May and I...

Yes, we sailed with Captain Turner in May and I commented that I was surprised that he was shaking hands and his reply was "I always shake hands."
Forum: Holland America Line July 14th, 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Up and running on the Amsterdam in May and IMO a...

Up and running on the Amsterdam in May and IMO a total disaster. The paging devices did not work so everyone was standing around waiting so total chaos. I personally do not like the large hamburgers...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 13th, 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
POA Guarantee

Anyone have experience with a guarantee on the POA? We are less than 2 weeks out and still no cabin. Will we get assigned soon or are we likely to have to wait until boarding?
Forum: Holland America Line July 13th, 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Big changes in cruising in the last five years so...

Big changes in cruising in the last five years so I imagine even bigger changes in 15 years. I've wanted to do the Grand Asia Pacific Voyage for years but was unable to for various reasons - now...
Forum: Holland America Line July 12th, 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,439
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Same for me. The prices for the cruise I have...

Same for me. The prices for the cruise I have been watching have not been reduced with this sale even though it is one of the ones listed. What goes?
Forum: Holland America Line July 12th, 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,061
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree - we were on this cruise as well and the...

I agree - we were on this cruise as well and the decorations were gorgeous. There was a tree lighting ceremony and the visit from the jolly old elf on Christmas Day was very well done. Club HAL kids...
Forum: Holland America Line July 11th, 2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Actually, I now like CrewNews' new format. At...

Actually, I now like CrewNews' new format. At first I did not, but now I do and just look for "Westerdam in..." authored by CrewNews each morning - this way I can always see his review at the top of...
Forum: Holland America Line July 8th, 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
On our last two cruises on HAL in May (Amsterdam...

On our last two cruises on HAL in May (Amsterdam and Zuiderdam), the crew at our station tried very hard to get everyone checked off the list as they approached them. However, we still had to wait...
Forum: Holland America Line July 5th, 2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree with Ruth about the Lido deck aft. There...

I agree with Ruth about the Lido deck aft. There are not a lot of people there as most want to go to the bow. I find the bow difficult for me because I am short! If you have a lot of equipment, you...
Forum: Hawaii July 5th, 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Tour Operators on Dock

In Hawaii, Pride of America, are there tour operators, taxi drivers, Roberts of Hawaii, etc. at the dock so that if you want to book then rather than in advance, one can?
Forum: Holland America Line July 5th, 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,349
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
As flying as become more difficult and as we are...

As flying as become more difficult and as we are aging, we now tend to cruise out of US or Canadian ports only. Yes, it limits us, but we were lucky to be able to travel to Europe, South America, and...
Forum: Holland America Line July 4th, 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
From my experience, there is no special attire...

From my experience, there is no special attire for teas on board. People show up in whateve rthey are wearing during the day - shorts, pants, skirts, but I have never seen bathing suits which would...
Forum: Holland America Line July 4th, 2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Yes, you can request coffee - my DH does that...

Yes, you can request coffee - my DH does that about half the times we attend teas on board
Forum: Holland America Line July 3rd, 2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We disembarked twice in Vancouver in May of this...

We disembarked twice in Vancouver in May of this year and found the whole process exceedingly easy and fast.
Forum: Hawaii July 2nd, 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Thanks for all suggestions. Unfortunately, we are...

Thanks for all suggestions. Unfortunately, we are not in a suite so doubt embarkation will go quickly for us. We did the POA two years ago and embarkation took over 1 1/2 hours for us.

I feel...
Forum: Holland America Line July 1st, 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We like the Hampton Inn and when we stayed there...

We like the Hampton Inn and when we stayed there this past May, I noticed the trains no longer blow whistles as they pass by so you don't hear them. The Inn also had the best breakfast I have had in...
Forum: Hawaii June 30th, 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
There's really nothing to do in town although...

There's really nothing to do in town although there are a couple of nice restaurants. I second going on the wine tour or staying on the ship.
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