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  1. I'm jealous! Wish I was back onboard. Enjoy it double for me!
  2. Yay, have a wonderful cruise!!!
  3. I just returned from the Pride of America and have compiled my top 35 tips for booking, maximizing your time onboard, dining, and booking shore excursions here. Please feel free to add any tips, tricks, advice you think I missed. Hopefully this thread can help others booked on the Pride of America. It was a fabulous, beautiful cruise!
  4. I collected all the bar menus on my recent cruise on the Bliss, if you want to check them out in advance. I posted them here: https://profcruise.com/ncl-menus/
  5. Here's my review of the drink package promo, if you might find it helpful. https://profcruise.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-ncls-ultimate-beverage-package/
  6. I live in Seattle and cruise to Alaska often. I have a ton of reviews posted on my blog here: https://profcruise.com/category/alaska/ Happy to also try to answer any specific questions you might have. So exciting!
  7. We took the free shuttle to the zoo. There is also a trolley tour that departs from that same spot. You can read my review here: https://profcruise.com/cruise-alaska-two-easy-and-inexpensive-options-for-your-day-in-anchorage/
  8. This is incredibly disappointing to hear. I love HAL and would choose it above most other lines for comparable price/itinerary. But I do have a 6 year-old who often travels with me and enjoys the structured kid's programming. This would be a deal breaker for us. I guess if HAL doesn't want to provide supervised children's programming, they don't have to. But better just to go "kid free" than go with this half measure. It seems dangerous and unfair to both families and those who sail HAL to mostly avoid unruly children running around (seems this will just lead to a bunch of unruly childre
  9. I'm of your same demographic and have cruised extensively on every non-luxury line and I absolutely love HAL. If I were forced to choose, I'd probably point to it as my favorite line. I jotted down some of the things I love about it on my blog, if you're interested: https://profcruise.com/20-things-i-love-about-holland-america/ Enjoy your cruise!
  10. If you're looking for a half-day (or less) excursion in Vancouver for before or after your cruise, I highly recommend the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. There is a free shuttle from the cruise pier (or the downtown area hotels). It's beautiful (if slightly terrifying)! Here's my full review with pics and detailed info: https://profcruise.com/capilano-suspension-bridge/ Happy to try to answer any questions too.
  11. Here are my best packing tips after cruising extensively with my son since he was 6 months old: https://profcruise.com/what-to-pack-and-not-pack-when-cruising-with-a-baby-or-toddler/ And some more general tips: https://profcruise.com/cruising-with-a-baby-or-toddler/ Enjoy your cruise and time together as a family! We've always had a great experience on HAL.
  12. Will do! You'll love the Eurodam. I liked it so much, I booked it again for April!
  13. I'd consider Princess if you've already tried HAL. I'd book a ship with the International Cafe (similar to Al Baccio).
  14. I sailed on my first Celebrity cruise (I've cruised Princess, HAL, Carnival, RCCL, and NCL previously) recently (a 14 day b2b) and jotted down some of my initial impressions here, if you might find that helpful. https://profcruise.com/prof-cruises-first-impressions-of-celebrity/ You can also find all the menus I compiled from restaurants and bars here: https://profcruise.com/celebrity-menus/ I loved Celebrity and will definitely be booking another sailing soon! Hope you love it!
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