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    Holland America and Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Carribean, Alaska, Costa Maya , Panama Canal, Hawaii
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  1. I went there last year. We had a wonderful private tour that I booked. I found Enrique with Huatulco Tours . He has a facebook page. I posted in our roll call and got about 6 other couples to join us. We did the city tour. Everyone said the excursion was great. I'm so glad I had found him and booked with him. He loves his country and his home. He's a wonderful person and very passionate about his home. We can't wait to go back and tour with him again. look him up on TripAdvisor. We did the city tour. We were not in port long enough to do the waterfall tour. What ever you choose you can not go wrong with Enrique. Very sweet and family oriented man.
  2. Thank you everyone for getting back to me. This is a 17 day with 4 Gala nights. Wonder how that's going to work. We always like to cruise during Halloween. Unfortunately due to health issues we were unable to take our cruise (which was to Hawaii. 17 day cruise out of San Diego). I had trip insurance but Holland was kind enough to work with me hence taking this cruise. I personally did not feel up to filing a claim. (My problem, I know). So they would only give me 60 day out to book and it had to be within this year. This was the best choice and 3 ports we have not been too. That's why I wanted to know what they did or if they did anything during Christmas. Does anyone know if you can give a gift to Santa to give to your child? My daughter would freak. I'd love to see her face. She is already asking me how he is going to find her. Thanks, Lulu
  3. Hello, Are there any of my fellow CC members who have traveled at Christmas? I am interested in what Holland does Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? What's it going to be like on the ship? What Christmas traditions are followed? We are in the Caribbean and both days are port days when we will be getting off the ship. Christmas Eve we will be in Falmouth, Jamaica 8:00-5:00. Christmas day we will be in George town, Cayman Islands 8:00-4:00. I don't even know if things will be open either day in either port. What are other's experience with this. Any information would be great. Another question. What's the norm on giving gifts to the crew? Thanks!!
  4. I am curious as to what you used when bidding to get that hotel. I am trying also to stay at the Hyatt Place 17th street for two night pre cruise. I am looking for Dec 9th and Check out on Dec 11th 2019. Thanks in advance, Lulu
  5. Just remember to not pay ahead. You pay the driver once they take you back to the port. Just a warning. Also be forewarned. We have had a cab driver smoke gonja aka pot while we were in the cab. He offered us some, we were not interested.
  6. John, We all agreed it was the best vacation we have ever had. In December we are going to do a partial Panama Canal. We are looking forward to it as well.
  7. Hello waiting to retire. It all went as planned. They did try to steer us toward other taxi's but we were adamant of what we wanted and made sure on the agreed upon price. Now he shows you where he parks so when you get ready to leave, he will be over there waiting for you if you choose to ride back with who took you there. You will be bombarded by people who will actually kling to you to give you a tour. We agreed to a price with one gentleman but, we will never do that again. He just would not listen to what I was telling him and we finally just told him here is your money have a nice day. He was persistant but I was prepared for that. And just told him we enjoyed the tour, thank you and have wonderful day. Here is your money. We departed ways and went and finished looking around like we wanted to. Have a wonderful time. Enjoy!
  8. You are welcome. Glad it can help people. We enjoyed every bit of it. I actually want to catch a cruise there again.
  9. Thank you for the replies. Are these restaurants in walking distance? When I looked at the google sight, it looks like it would be quite a hike into town. Are there cabs? Or some type of safe transportation we could take? TIA
  10. No, I didn't transfer it. I book directly with Holland. There are rooms available when I look in all categories. thank you for getting back to me. Maybe I should call and ask?
  11. I have never been offered an up sale. I wonder why. I usually book a balcony. Very rare have I booked just a window. I book with Holland when on board could that have something to do with it? I am 4 days away from a 3 star. I will be doing a 17 day in October. Thank you in advance.
  12. Are you not in port long enough that you can claim it from customs and then ship it home? I really do not know how that works as I have never done that. So, it would be interesting to find out how you do this. Loved all the pictures and following you on your trip. I myself have never done that. Loved the read. Thank you for sharing.
  13. Hello Scottca075, Yes, about the hours. We thought the same thing. I am from Georgia. Because it is a Hawaiian cruise I think they throw that port in so they stay legal of going out of the United States. We love Mexican food. I was looking on trip advisor and a gentleman was raving about a Mexican street truck. I also saw someone else was talking about it on another thread. I just wasn't sure how far it was to walk there or what was around the port area. Or if it was even worth getting off the ship. I wish we were there for the day. But, were not. Thanks for answering back.
  14. We did the fountain soda card on the Koningdam. It was great. It was not flat. We are doing in again on the Oosterdam for our next cruise. It worked out perfect for us. We like Soda with dinner. And the cost works out better then by the can. Hope this helps. Enjoy your cruise.
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