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Forum: Holland America Line January 19th, 2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By dot73
I just came back from a 14-day NA cruise which...

I just came back from a 14-day NA cruise which had two stops at HMC: on the first one, we were the only ship and on the other, the Maasdam was also there. I was waitlisted for a clamshell. To my...
Forum: Holland America Line January 8th, 2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,701
Posted By dot73
It is Thursday night in Cozumel on the NA. Code...

It is Thursday night in Cozumel on the NA. Code red is still in effect. Everyone seems to be in a good mood. The poor crew is constantly cleaning around the ship. They really are terrific people....
Forum: Holland America Line January 8th, 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,069
Posted By dot73
I am currently on the NA. I boarded on Sunday...

I am currently on the NA. I boarded on Sunday and was surprised to see passengers serving themselves. On Tuesday at noon, the captain gets on the PA and announces that we have Noro among pax and...
Forum: Holland America Line December 31st, 2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,723
Posted By dot73
... and most of us would rather give up a spa...

... and most of us would rather give up a spa treatment or the casino in order to have the HSC fit into our budgets rather than stiffing the hard-working crew.:D Having waited tables and cleaned...
Forum: Holland America Line December 28th, 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,293
Posted By dot73
My drugs are ready also. That drug case is...

My drugs are ready also. That drug case is getting larger and larger as I'm getting older. I always take a bunch of otc drugs (Imodium, Gravol, Cold meds, etc.) but I have never used them except to...
Forum: Holland America Line December 28th, 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,293
Posted By dot73
I got home just in enough time to watch the ...

I got home just in enough time to watch the beautiful NA sail away. Next week at this time, I will on board for 2 weeks of rest, relaxation, and being spoiled. The suitcase is out and the shoes...
Forum: Holland America Line December 23rd, 2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,298
Posted By dot73
I'm not surprised at what happened. I have total...

I'm not surprised at what happened. I have total trust in the HAL stewards. I usually bring a bowl of some real good candy and chocolates on board. I have to convince them that they can take as...
Forum: Holland America Line December 21st, 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,062
Posted By dot73
Because I'm at work, I missed the video but...

Because I'm at work, I missed the video but following this thread has kept me up to date of what was happening. Only 14 more sleeps, yiipppeeee!

Thanks everyone and have a wonderful Christmas.
Forum: Holland America Line December 21st, 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,062
Posted By dot73
Cruise snobs! They probably think only certain...

Cruise snobs! They probably think only certain type of people should be allowed to cruise. :rolleyes: A little bit of fun never hurt anyone, as long as they don't toot at 5:00 a.m. and disturb the...
Forum: Holland America Line December 21st, 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,062
Posted By dot73
I am so jealous of all the people spending the...

I am so jealous of all the people spending the holidays at sea. I have been trying to convince my brother to take my mom on a Christmas cruise. We would buy no presents, except for the nephew of...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 4,302
Posted By dot73
There are 3 things that I just don't understand: ...

There are 3 things that I just don't understand:
1. People who will not fly in a day before a cruise (especially those from the snowy north);
2. People who don't buy medical insurance for their...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 4,302
Posted By dot73
Checking in for the horns. I will miss the NA...

Checking in for the horns. I will miss the NA sailaway tomorrow as I have to work and can't access the live video because of some evil person who put on a filter on these. It's not like I was...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,758
Posted By dot73
When you are ready, Sail, you will know it and...

When you are ready, Sail, you will know it and you will do it. You have made many friends on this board. Why don't you join some of them on your first solo cruise and get your sea legs back with...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 58,144
Posted By dot73
I have always dreamed of doing these long cruises...

I have always dreamed of doing these long cruises after I retire; however, after reading about the rude passengers, I might have to reconsider unless I mellow out in the next few years. I can take...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,758
Posted By dot73
I have always appreciated the advice. Compared...

I have always appreciated the advice. Compared to Sail, I am just a cruising newbie.

"solo cruising can be addictive... eat, learn, play, or sleep as you wish, without regard to anyone else's...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,758
Posted By dot73
Thanks, Roy. I will try again. If not...

Thanks, Roy. I will try again. If not successful, I will see about the prices when I'm on the NA in January.
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,758
Posted By dot73
I think it is courageous for someone like you,...

I think it is courageous for someone like you, who has always cruised with a soulmate, to have to try again by yourself. I don't think your DH would want you to stop doing something that both of...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,758
Posted By dot73
If HAL doesn't want to give double points to all...

If HAL doesn't want to give double points to all solo travellers, why not give them partial points for what they paid for the cruise. I cannot afford to pay for a verandah + as a solo. If I pay...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 58,144
Posted By dot73
I fear that HAL has set a very bad precedent in...

I fear that HAL has set a very bad precedent in allowing this woman and her "service" dog to stay on board after it became obvious that this poor animal was not "trained" to be a service or "comfort"...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 59,776
Posted By dot73
Why not? I've been known to order 3 escargot...

Why not? I've been known to order 3 escargot portions and a salad and that's my entrée.:) I have to say that I have never been refused a request in the MDR. On one cruise, on the second part of a...
Forum: Holland America Line December 20th, 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,758
Posted By dot73
As a solo cruiser, I was enjoying the thread. ...

As a solo cruiser, I was enjoying the thread. You will find that on this board, and on some other ones also, there are a few long-time posters that like to take little snipes at each other. If one...
Forum: Holland America Line December 18th, 2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By dot73
Sorry Maxie, but I will be the lucky one on this...

Sorry Maxie, but I will be the lucky one on this cruise. No doubt I will be upgraded from my H obstructed to the Penthouse.:D
Forum: Holland America Line December 14th, 2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 24,302
Posted By dot73
Thank you, Sail.

Thank you, Sail.
Forum: Holland America Line December 14th, 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 59,776
Posted By dot73
On the ship, I tend to eat foods that I am...

On the ship, I tend to eat foods that I am usually too lazy to make at home. I eat a lot of meat, pastries, etc. When I get home, I refuse to get on a scale for about a month. After a month of...
Forum: Holland America Line December 14th, 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,890
Posted By dot73
I always to the gym on the first day to scout it...

I always to the gym on the first day to scout it out. When I get home and someone asks whether I went to the gym, I can honestly say "yes".:D
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