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Wasasalad

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    Enjoying life to the fullest! Must be near the beach! WOW, been a member since 2004!
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    Bermuda

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  1. Thanks! I probably looked that up long ago and that’s why I have never done it!
  2. I’ve always taxied back to Pen Station. Sometimes I take a bus from NYC home to MA. Never thought of Newark Airport!
  3. Thank you for posting! I’m following! I’m sad that I canceled! But just can not leave my dog for 35 days!
  4. Following! I usually stay in NYC for a day or two prior to the cruise. If you book hotel well in advance you get a great rate! I usually taxi or car service to the port in NJ Open to suggestions! I come to NYC by bus or train.
  5. The ferry to Provincetown is great! Just make sure that you have guaranteed round trip! A bus trip for the day? Good luck! I live in Brewster, which is rather close to Provincetown It is a good 90 minute ride on a good day! Cape Cod doesn’t even have a three lane highway! You have to go over one of two bridges to get here! June to October traffic is incredible! I know a tour from Boston last August prior to Veendam Canada cruise did a Cape Cod tour! it never made it past Hyannis! They told me people just got off the bus in Hyannis and either took the public bus, taxi or Uber back to Boston! This happened in August on a hot humid cloudy day! It was four hours Boston to Hyannis! It is beautiful here but in season incredible traffic! Off season just beautiful and you could see a lot in a day!
  6. I cruise solo since loosing my husband. I pay double An inside cabin on Voyage of the Vikings is $16,000. A balcony starts at $22,000. Zuiderdam . I am in an inside cabin! I contacted HALand YES a second entree will be $10! Final payment due very soon. This may push me to cancel! Enough is enough!
  7. Yes! I just found about Oceania and the pricing structure! I’m booking 2020 a 42 night round trip NYC Europe! I’m so excited! It WILL cost less than my cruise on HAL in July! I’m not sure what to do this year! I haven’t paid final payment yet but have purchased private excursions! I have met many on CruiseCritic so I’ll probably just go! This may be my last HAL cruise!
  8. Well this is one busy topic! So, I book solo and pay double! On Port days I’m off the ship all day, no lunch and no breakfast, just yogurt! So I get to pay an extra$10 if I have a second entree! I’m on VOV Zuiderdam as a solo in the cheapest inside cabin! My cost? $495 per day not including excursions booked with HAL, most over $200/pp per day! Internet and gratuity additional $1,300 for the cruise! Also extra for alcohol! This may just be enough for me to cancel and do a very similar cruise on Oceana! Actually a better one!
  9. I was on Royal Carribean recently, first time in 30 years! We choose our entree then picked the sides individually! If more than one or everyone had the same sides they came family style! Everything was on an individual plate! We just put it onto our entree plate! This worked out very well! A lot of small plates but all delivered at the same time! Queen Mary also did this when we were on a few years ago.
  10. This policy started March 1st! Yes often with a group we did order a couple extra entree for all of us to share! Often a waiter surprised us with something to try! In land based restaurants we often as a group order extra entree to share! Often a better choice than odd appetizers!
  11. In 2018 salads have jumped over to be an entree! I’m on 6-7 cruises a year so I notice! i order a salad! No way to get chicken or shrimp with it so I order the “second entree “ to get shrimp for my salad!
  12. Also, I often do the Food and Wine tour from the ship! I’m on Voyage of the Vikings this year! Least expensive cabin is $15,000 for a solo! If I order a salad, they were listed as entree in 2018, and a real entree and they charge me $10 extra, they will never see me again on a HAL cruise! Furthermore, on port days, I never have breakfast or lunch on the ship! I do often order two protein because I do not eat a high carb diet! Someone posted this on another page March 1, 2019 (9:50 a.m. EST) -- In an effort to crack down on food waste, Holland America Line is testing a menu upcharge in the main dining room of four ships. Passengers sailing on Nieuw Amsterdam, Eurodam, Zuiderdam and Oosterdam will notice the option to order a second entree for $10. First courses as well as starters, desserts and other menu items will continue to be offered on a complimentary basis, in traditional main dining room fashion; there will be no additional fee to order a second starter or dessert. "Over the years we have upgraded the menu, and we have experienced that guests occasionally order additional main courses they si mply can't finish," a spokesperson for Holland America told Cruise Critic. "Holland America Line has made great efforts to reduce food waste and with this we can better determine if guests who order a second entree will truly enjoy it." One test involves charging $10 for a second entree only on Gala Nights, while a second trial charges $10 every night. Holland America plans to evaluate the results in late March 2019 and make a decision based on its findings. The problem is many of the salads are an entree! Rotterdam and Veendam in 2018 had the salads listed as entree
  13. Also, I often do the Food and Wine tour from the ship! I’m on Voyage of the Vikings this year! Least expensive cabin is $15,000 for a solo! If I order a salad, they were listed as entree in 2018, and a real entree and they charge me $10 extra, they will never see me again on a HAL cruise! Furthermore, on port days, I never have breakfast or lunch on the ship! I do often order two protein because I do not eat a high carb diet! Someone posted this on another page March 1, 2019 (9:50 a.m. EST) -- In an effort to crack down on food waste, Holland America Line is testing a menu upcharge in the main dining room of four ships. Passengers sailing on Nieuw Amsterdam, Eurodam, Zuiderdam and Oosterdam will notice the option to order a second entree for $10. First courses as well as starters, desserts and other menu items will continue to be offered on a complimentary basis, in traditional main dining room fashion; there will be no additional fee to order a second starter or dessert. "Over the years we have upgraded the menu, and we have experienced that guests occasionally order additional main courses they si mply can't finish," a spokesperson for Holland America told Cruise Critic. "Holland America Line has made great efforts to reduce food waste and with this we can better determine if guests who order a second entree will truly enjoy it." One test involves charging $10 for a second entree only on Gala Nights, while a second trial charges $10 every night. Holland America plans to evaluate the results in late March 2019 and make a decision based on its findings. The problem is many of the salads are an entree! Rotterdam and Veendam in 2018 had the salads listed as entree
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