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  1. Would an upgrade offer ever go out to a 1st timer Holland Pax? Just wondering if I should even think I may relieve an offer?
  2. I have a less than helpful (not only about this but other things) TA. I was wondering if there was a way I could talk to Holland & try to get a room. Wasn’t sure if they ever tried to get more rooms once their allotment was gone.
  3. We have always sailed from Florida, once from Galveston but did not pre cruise, so have relied on the cruise line transfers. I know the hotels & transfers are more but we’ve never ventured doing our own. I like the “I’m on vacation, I don’t want to think, hold my hand” aspect of doing it all with the cruise line. Guess it is time to broaden my horizons & try new things. Thanks for the info
  4. @Crew News are you on deck 7 by chance? Why did you choose the deck you did? We will be sailing in an aft deck 7 cabin & I wonder about the balcony. Would there be room to invite friends over for coffee & glacier watching? I’ve been on Princess and on some you can look over your baloney & into the one below - is this the case on NA? Are there issues with smoke, noise or anything? Sorry if these sound silly but I’ve read these are “issues” on some ships.
  5. @Crew News & @BaileyMJ Thank You so much for taking a part of your vacation to post. I will be sailing on my first “dam” ship in August to Alaska. Your insight, photos, & reviews have been a great help
  6. Do you happen to know what tables are designed for Club Orange?
  7. Thank you - I posted before I finished reading the whole post. Thank you for the info - may have to look into Morimoto also
  8. Thanks for the input. I looked at Fairmount on my own & there are rooms so I was hoping Holland could find a room for us.
  9. I can book the Fairmount on my own but at a higher cost & then have no transfers. We’re not huge travelers so wanted our everything done through Holland.
  10. I am having issues with my travel agent & my Fairmount Hotel reservation. She cancelled the Fairmount to book the Pan Pacific, however it was sold out so had to reinstate the Fairmount but that sold out in the time she was doing it, now we have nothing. I did an on line chat to no avail. I was hoping I could call customer service for some help, luckily the other people were traveling with did not get their room canceled. Does anyone have a customer service number that gets to someone higher than an entry level call center employee? Not that they are bad, I just feel this may require a supervisor. Thank you
  11. I also have Tamarind reservations in August, guess I better check my itinerary. I want a speciality dinning experience, not an upgrade to the dining room menus experience.
  12. How awesome is this I’ll have to wear a distinct outfit in August incase I’m on camera
  13. Thank you @SeaMatesNYC I thought I had read that information carefully, guess not. I realize we will receive packets of information, but I’m the curious type & want to know what to expect.
  14. We are traveling via train from Whittier to Anchorage, with an overnight, then on to Denali on a cruisetour. Are the trains open seating or are we assigned seats? The is very little information on how things flow on the tour portion thank you
  15. Or cruise north to Whittier, train to Anchorage, train to Denali, motorcoach to Fairbanks. Is it a busy 4 days yes, but is it worth it, Absolutely
  16. You did not say what month you are thinking of. September in Fairbanks could mean seeing The Northern Lights. Don’t discard Fairbanks so quickly. Holland tour D5c The downside to DYI is someone has to drive on unfamiliar roads, will that person really enjoy the scenery if they are focused on the roads?
  17. 4 friends are starting the process of booking a 7 night Canada New England cruise in October 2025. We are 71-58, 1 non drinker, & 3 casual. We are active but not stay up all night @ the dance club girls. We like being active but also love hanging out playing games & cards. Our previous weekends included Flight 93 Memorial, Ohio Amish Country, Laurel Caverns, craft shows & wineries. Due to some still working 7 night, round trip is required. Any thoughts on which line does it right, on a good ship? We have all sailed but no one is tied to a certain ship/line Insight from those who have been would be appreciated.
  18. @df5250 who did you book your Denali ATV tour with? We are looking to do one but want longer than 2.5 hour tour - only gives you 1.5 hors on the ATV
  19. What is a Pinnacle ship? Please use ship names - not all of us know ship classes
  20. We want to stay at the Fairmount and our Travel agent says it is on a waitlist. Today when I was looking at flights I also looked at pre hotels and I could book the Fairmount. I called my TA & she insists it is still waitlisted. Does anyone know the difference, if there is one, of me booking 2 nights on line - looks like it is a “package” so I have to pay now, and adding to my booking with my TA? Looks to be the same hotel she has us waitlisted for & the same rate. Am I missing something? thanks
  21. @BeachTunes by the sound of it, you are not doing the tour with Celebrity? How are you booking? We will be in Juneau the end of August with Holland & would appreciate your input. This seems like an exceptional excursion
  22. Looking at things now, I wish we had booked a tour with 3 nights. We arrive at 5pm, after an 8 hour train trip. I’m not sure we’ll want to do too much touring that evening. The next day is the 6 hour Tundra Wilderness Tour until 2’ish I’m guessing, then the remainder of the day free. We depart at 10am on the 3rd day. Not a lot of time to explore on our own, only time seems to be after the bus tour.
  23. My travel agent gave us a detailed itinerary when we paid our deposit. You could ask for one from whomever you booked with. My itinerary shows it takes 2.5 hours on the train from Whittier to Anchorage, and 8 hours from Anchorage to Denali on the McKinley Explorer. Our tour is one night in Anchorage, then the next day to Denali.
  24. In the US I have issues using the website on my iPad. personally I think Holland needs to do better - I an not impressed with them so far
  25. THANK YOU gentlemen - I will take your advice & look at a few options first. Party of 4, 60 - 67. Walking around town is an option but biking & hiking are out. We would not be opposed to renting a car to see the “outskirts”. I’ll be back with questions I’m sure
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