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Forum: Holland America Line December 19th, 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 1,724
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Lucky folks heading off for a Christmas cruise. I...

Lucky folks heading off for a Christmas cruise. I wish I were there!!!
Forum: Holland America Line December 19th, 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I think the Noordam is replacing the Zuiderdam...

I think the Noordam is replacing the Zuiderdam for Alaska in 2015. We were on the Noordam in November for the first time and she is a lovely ship. I highly recommend her.
Forum: Holland America Line December 12th, 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
One time on the Maasdam when we had dinner in our...

One time on the Maasdam when we had dinner in our suite, Room Service wheeled in a table which is where we ate. I don't know if that is possible on all ships but one could ask. If you are really...
Forum: Holland America Line December 11th, 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
KK and kazu have answered your questions very...

KK and kazu have answered your questions very well. We have sailed on the Amsterdam 8 times and it is our favorite ship. She is the flagship and one of the older ships and I would describe her as...
Forum: Holland America Line December 9th, 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,708
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I suspect many of the managerial crew have the...

I suspect many of the managerial crew have the four weeks off until the World Cruise begins in January. We have been on this December Panama Canal transit several times and at least twice the Cruise...
Forum: Holland America Line December 7th, 2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I think they will be. We talked to a member in...

I think they will be. We talked to a member in the elevator when we were on the Noordam November 3-13 and she said she was on the ship until February.
Forum: Holland America Line December 6th, 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,412
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I think there are too many ships. Especially the...

I think there are too many ships. Especially the extremely large and newer ones on other lines, may impact HAL's situation
Forum: Holland America Line December 4th, 2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,374
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We've done several of these cruises and it can be...

We've done several of these cruises and it can be rough San Francisco northwards but sometimes it isn't. You never know. We've never experienced bouncing off the walls on this route - just movement....
Forum: Holland America Line December 2nd, 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,220
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
This begs the question as to why HAL is booking...

This begs the question as to why HAL is booking so far out, that final plans are probably not even complete. HAL could wait to book six months out and still fill the ship.
Forum: Holland America Line December 2nd, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We were on the Zuiderdam last May but it was...

We were on the Zuiderdam last May but it was Alaska and there were no heat issues obviously.

When you first get to your cabin, make sure the air thermostat is turned as low as it can be.

On our...
Forum: Holland America Line December 2nd, 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We like the cabins next to the center elevators -...

We like the cabins next to the center elevators - either the Neptune or Signature Suites are just fine and very little motion that you might get a the aft.
Forum: Holland America Line December 2nd, 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We have been on the Maasdam several times and...

We have been on the Maasdam several times and have never had a problem. Any of the Verandah or Neptune suites are just fine. WE like the size of this ship - smaller.
Forum: Holland America Line December 2nd, 2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I thought you had to purchase a published fare...

I thought you had to purchase a published fare for a suite to get double points - not an upsell or upgrade from a non-suite category. Am I wrong?
Forum: Holland America Line December 1st, 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 48,155
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Wow, the Amsterdam has had its share of issues...

Wow, the Amsterdam has had its share of issues this year - first the "crazy
robed person" on the World Cruise and now the dog on the Grand Asia cruise.
Forum: Holland America Line November 30th, 2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,340
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
KK, Do you know if the Noordam started the...

KK,

Do you know if the Noordam started the new wine packages on the second leg of your cruise, since they had not on the first leg? Thanks.
Forum: Florida Departures November 29th, 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I agree take a taxi. You will still have a lot of...

I agree take a taxi. You will still have a lot of time waiting at the airport.
Forum: Holland America Line November 25th, 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I was on the November 3-13 Caribbean part of this...

I was on the November 3-13 Caribbean part of this cruise and agree with everything you said about the ship and services.

Did not notice the cough you mentioned; passengers seem to travel in...
Forum: Holland America Line November 25th, 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,859
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
The one time we did this, we walked off with the...

The one time we did this, we walked off with the expedited luggage people about 7:30 AM and spent a lovely morning in FLL, came back on about noon and walked right onto the ship and straight to the...
Forum: Holland America Line November 25th, 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Before HAL redid their cabin categories within...

Before HAL redid their cabin categories within the past year or so, those BB cabins on the Navigation Deck of the Ryndam were A. We booked them a couple of times and loved being aft and near the...
Forum: Holland America Line November 25th, 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Definitely smaller dinner portions on the Noordam...

Definitely smaller dinner portions on the Noordam earlier this month. That's fine with me.
Forum: Holland America Line November 18th, 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
I guess I have been lucky as have never had a bad...

I guess I have been lucky as have never had a bad experience with a HAL rep.
Forum: Holland America Line November 18th, 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
Not HAL, but Princess has several West Coast...

Not HAL, but Princess has several West Coast Coastal cruises out of LA and SF.
Forum: Holland America Line November 17th, 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,126
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
On our recent Noordam cruise, we had Open Seating...

On our recent Noordam cruise, we had Open Seating and were always asked either when we made reservations or when we walked in, if we would share a table. We did not wish to so easily got a table for...
Forum: Holland America Line November 15th, 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
We were on the Noordam just after her...

We were on the Noordam just after her trans-Atlantic cruise on November 3rd, and we were delayed in boarding , although not notified. The ships was subject to the Immigration procedures for crew...
Forum: Holland America Line November 14th, 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By SJSULIBRARIAN
[QUOTE=travelinjones;44629181]Samana is a tender...

[QUOTE=travelinjones;44629181]Samana is a tender port (we were there last November on Seabourn).

The tenders take you to a little dock where you can walk or bus into town.



We were just...
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