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Forum: Holland America Line April 28th, 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By KirkNC
Our experience has been mixed. Sometimes not...

Our experience has been mixed. Sometimes not enough sign up. On some ships the classes are held in public venues, for example the Prinsendam was in the Ocean Bar, not ideal. We have found it best...
Forum: Hurtigruten April 22nd, 2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,680
Posted By KirkNC
We are doing the same trip including rail in Sept...

We are doing the same trip including rail in Sept of 16 so am interested in responses to your questions.
Forum: Holland America Line April 22nd, 2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By KirkNC
One area we enjoyed was Pedro's Corner at the...

One area we enjoyed was Pedro's Corner at the center side of the Lido (one side only, port I think). It would have different ethnic foods every day for lunch. They really had some great stuff there...
Forum: Holland America Line April 2nd, 2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By KirkNC
I dare say most people view Belgium quite...

I dare say most people view Belgium quite differently than Tunisia. I have visited several times including the museum and it is sad and tragic what has happened but I would be somewhat reluctant to...
Forum: Holland America Line February 23rd, 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
Sea days and more sea days...... So we were...

Sea days and more sea days......

So we were scheduled to have two sea days followed by the port of Fortaleza but Mother Nature had other ideas. We had the two sea days but strong ground swells...
Forum: Holland America Line February 22nd, 2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
No unlimited, you can pay by the minute or buy...

No unlimited, you can pay by the minute or buy packages of minutes like 250, 500 or 1,000.
Forum: Holland America Line February 22nd, 2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
Yes, I see he is giving drum lessons today, I may...

Yes, I see he is giving drum lessons today, I may have to check that out.
Forum: Holland America Line February 21st, 2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
Hi Roy, Not sure about Junior, we have not...

Hi Roy,

Not sure about Junior, we have not seen any steel drum playing but I will keep my eyes open and report back.
Forum: Holland America Line February 21st, 2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
Salvador da Bahia or "Holy Savior of All Saints...

Salvador da Bahia or "Holy Savior of All Saints Bay" is one of the oldest cities in Brazil as well as the third most populous. The vast majority of the population is African as the city housed a...
Forum: Holland America Line February 20th, 2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
Sea day, great time to relax but we seemed to be...

Sea day, great time to relax but we seemed to be doing something all day. After breakfast we had our Cruise Critic meet and greet. Linda did a great job and we had a lot of people including the...
Forum: Holland America Line February 19th, 2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
No luck on changing rooms and our plans to sleep...

No luck on changing rooms and our plans to sleep in were interrupted at 6:00 by, you guessed it, the thrusters as the ship maneuvered off the sleepy town of Armacao dos Buzios. It took a while to...
Forum: Holland America Line February 19th, 2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
Day 2 in Rio proved to be a good one despite...

Day 2 in Rio proved to be a good one despite limited sleep by our group, as many had gone to Carnaval the night before. We went to Sugar Loaf first off and the weather was better than the day...
Forum: Holland America Line February 18th, 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
It is deck 7 which is the lower level.

It is deck 7 which is the lower level.
Forum: Holland America Line February 18th, 2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
The Internet is soooooooo slow we will have to...

The Internet is soooooooo slow we will have to wait until,we get back for pictures.
Forum: Holland America Line February 17th, 2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
Carnaval, something everyone has heard of with...

Carnaval, something everyone has heard of with wild anticipation of costumes, dancing, music and partying. After last night we can say it is that and more. What a show! Our tickets and transfer to...
Forum: Holland America Line February 16th, 2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
Today was somewhat cloudy but cool, at least for...

Today was somewhat cloudy but cool, at least for Rio. Our CC group met in the Ocean Bar at 6:45 and we were hooked up with the guide by a little after 7:00. We had to wait for our bus but we...
Forum: Holland America Line February 16th, 2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By KirkNC
Maasdam - Rio, Carnaval, the Amazon and more

Rio, Carnaval and the Amazon - or if the natives don't kill me my wife probably will.......


Well here we are. Getting here was relatively painless though our flight out of DFW was two hours...
Forum: Holland America Line February 13th, 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By KirkNC
Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
Forum: Holland America Line February 13th, 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By KirkNC
Thanks for the video!

Thanks for the video!
Forum: Holland America Line February 12th, 2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By KirkNC
Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
Forum: Holland America Line February 12th, 2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,300
Posted By KirkNC
We have cruised and enjoyed X and when we are...

We have cruised and enjoyed X and when we are looking at a cruise we consider both. I think both lines have strengths and weakness. X's wine offerings are signficantly better than HAL's but we like...
Forum: South America February 11th, 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By KirkNC
We would ahggle at the restaurants and we usually...

We would ahggle at the restaurants and we usually got 12 pesos/dollar versus the stated rate of 8. You can save some serious money this way. We did use our CC a few times and also our ATM card.
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Forum: Holland America Line February 11th, 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By KirkNC
Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
Forum: Holland America Line February 11th, 2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,457
Posted By KirkNC
O' yea, dress code is right there with smoking...

O' yea, dress code is right there with smoking and the wine policy.
Forum: Holland America Line February 11th, 2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By KirkNC
Not that I have ever seen.

Not that I have ever seen.
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