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  1. I reserved a car through sun transfers. I prepaid via PayPal. There are multiple options for cars that start at around €38. I chose a private car and It was around €42. I think taking a taxi from the taxi stand might be slightly less (€30-€35) but I like having someone meet me (sign with my name) when I arrive. https://www.suntransfers.com/
  2. I am currently at the hotel. Arrived at about 10:30am. Stored luggage in locker at the hotel for €2. Our room was ready at noon. We are on the second floor with a small balcony overlooking la rambla. It is just what I hoped we would have. We can hear some street noise as we expected. I don’t find it bothersome. The room is small, but it has character (exposed stone external wall) and the furnishings are in good condition. It is clean and the bed seems comfy. My husband says the pillows are a little “weak.” 😃 I brought my own pillow from home. The air conditioning works really well. WiFi (currently using) also works well. Love the location.
  3. This has not been my experience. I am taking a cruise from Barcelona to Venice on the Veendam in June. We are flying in a few days early to Barcelona using Flight Ease For our return flights, I am flying out of Rome 10 days after the end of the cruise and my husband is flying out of Venice 1 day after the cruise.
  4. Thank you! I downloaded and printed my documents and it was there on the first page. Unfortunately it says open instead of early, so I guess we will see if it can be changed on the ship.
  5. I am booked on my first Holland America cruise in June on the Veendam. When I booked I was waitlisted for early dining. I tried to find my dining assignment in my booking information on Holland America’s website, but I don’t see it anywhere. I usually sail on Princess, so I am used to their cruise personalizer where this information is available on the booking online. Is it on Holland America’s online system somewhere or do I have to call to find out if I cleared the waitlist? I booked directly through Holland America (not TA) if that makes a difference. Thanks in advance for your help!
  6. I will try to remember to report back. 😃 I have been trying to decide if I want to book a tour with Barcelona Day Tours.
  7. I have this hotel booked for 3 nights pre-cruise in June. It looks like it is in the perfect location. Did you enjoy your stay there? Did you have a room that looks out over La Rambla? If so, was it noisy?
  8. I read that they are removing the self serve laundry rooms. Someone on the cruise right after dry dock is going to report back about it.
  9. Sounds like everyone loves the unlimited laundry service. I’m thinking that’s what I will do. Is there any discount if you purchase online before the cruise vs buying it on the ship?
  10. Hmmm... not too far from my actual experiences calling 😃.
  11. Is it true that the self-serve laundry rooms are going to be removed during Veendam’s upcoming April dry dock? I am going on a 12 day Mediterranean cruise on the Veendam in June and I was going to pack enough clothes for half of the days and do laundry on board. If I understand correctly, my other options would be unlimited laundry ($9/day or $108 for 12 days) or a single bag ($30). Is this correct?
  12. I have the delta gold Amex card. Last time the offer was available I tried using the links people provided and couldn’t get the offer added. I contacted customer support and they told me I couldn’t get the offer unless it showed up in my offers. I saw this thread about the offer today. I checked my offers and it wasn’t there. I clicked the link and it just took me back to my list of offers (offer wasn’t there). I’m using my iPad, so I touched and held my finger on the link until the “open in new tab” option appeared and I selected that. When I looked in the tab, the offer was there! I added it. Then I logged into my card account and sure enough the offer is on my card! Crossing my fingers that it works. Making a payment later today. Thank you to those who posted the links.
  13. I booked a city view room. I hope that means it looks out over La Rambla. Now on on to looking for a hotel in Venice...
  14. Thanks for this recommendation! I checked out this hotel and the location looks perfect. I just booked it for 3 nights before my cruise in June.
  15. Sitting in my balcony cabin on Caribbean Princess as I type this. No USB outlets. I felt around the edge of the tv and didn’t feel one.
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