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About qsuzi

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    Washington State
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    Cruising, volunteering, auto racing,
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess and Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Rome, Greek Isles, Paris, Florence, Edinburgh etc

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  1. qsuzi


    When is the next sale?
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    Specialty Restaurants

    Is the gratuity included in the price of specialty dining?
  3. Is the dining room open on embarkation day? Please post a Princess Patters (cannot find via search). Thanks.
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    Escalator now operational in San Diego

    David/all: Can you take luggage on the escalator during walk-off's and what size luggage is permitted, e.g. can you take large suitcases? We disembarked Celebrity on September 9, 2018 and only saw the carry-on size luggage. Walk-off's were greatly discouraged because of "Port Size and walk-off's were not safe because of escalator width". Those doing walk-off's were to see the Excursion Desk. We saw walk-off's with "carry-on" luggage on the escalator.
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    Vancouver BC

    Lots of great additional information. Thanks so much
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    Vancouver BC

    Thanks so much for the information everyone. The link to the step-by-step guide was especially helpful. Are you still required to complete the Customs Declaration Card?
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    Vancouver BC

    This will be our first time flying into Vancouver BC. Please tell us what to expect (customs, immigration, etc.). Thanks
  8. Thank you Hlitner and Ruth. I'm going to take Ruth's advice - great suggestion.
  9. I've searched Cruise Critic, online generally and at various cruise lines individually for a summary or overview that would feature the basic pros and cons. Most of what I found is too generic. I would appreciate links or any ideas to help in my search. Our neighbors have never cruised and and want this type of information. A summary I can put together would include Princess, Celebrity, HAL, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival from my viewpoint only (lines we have sailed).
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    Just off Eurodam - first time on HAL

    Agree with you on per cabin capacity. This cruise had more children than what we normally see on a HAL Alaska itinerary. During our last 3 HAL cruises we have also noticed a wider age range and overall younger cruisers. It would be interesting to see any HAL data on this.
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    Just off Eurodam - first time on HAL

    We were on the Eurodam May 12-19, our sixth cruise on HAL. The Eurodam passenger capacity is about 200-300 more than the Westerdam with a space ratio of 34 vs 35 for the Westerdam. We noticed the overcrowding throughout the ship but especially in the Lido Market area. Updated Crow's Nest - You still see puzzles out and various nook locations of books but related to destination and travel. Overall we still enjoy this area. Pinnacle Grill service was not up to our usual experience and one dinner complained about waiting at least 15 minutes before a waiter arrived. While service in the Lido has improved since our first HAL cruise, it still is not up to the level we consistently find at the Horizon Court on Princess. Food quality overall we find better on HAL but more dining venues and choices on Princess. Most new cruisers we spoke to, except one who was very disappointed in entertainment choices and quantity, were very happy overall and eager to sail with HAL again.
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    Confirming classic package

    We both have the Classic Alcohol Package. One of us wants to upgrade to the Premium Alcohol Package while the other does not. Is that possible?
  13. So true about TSA long lines that back up.
  14. I would choose the earlier flight and not wait 5-6 hours for the next one. Speaking from multiple experiences flying out of Seattle you WILL make it if you line up for Self Assist early and are among the first off (assumes you are off the ship between 7:30-8:00 am). Yes Seattle is a busy airport but the 10:50 am flight is only 10 minutes earlier then the recommended "no flights earlier than 11:00 am". Check to see how many ships are in port, time arriving at port, and any other factors like TSA, etc. It can be stressful.