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MISTER 67

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About MISTER 67

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    Sebring Florida
  • Interests
    Golf, reading and Cruising on the high seas
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Holland America, MSC
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe

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  1. Thanks for the info. We had thought that the Meddallion program was discontinued and only found out when our dinner mates on our last cruise 2 weeks ago told on in was still intact.
  2. We are 3 Star Mariners and also Bronze Medallion holders yet we haven't been invited to a Medallion event or recieved Tiles in years, why is this?
  3. No on the pool or fitness center, I'm a golfer and play 5 times a week, 49 weeks a year, 3 or sometimes 4 weeks for cruises so I'm on the ship for simple relaxation and reading plus some Blackjack and of course fine dining a good entertainment. I usually read 3-4 books on a one week cruise. If we get off the ship we try to walk a good bit but I'm bone on bone in my right knee so they aren't power walks. We don't drink much, we love a Manhattan in the Ocean Bar before dinner but no wine so I can't help you out with that. I had 3 hot Mochas during the cruise which were reasonably priced and very good in the Explorations Cafe, they open at 6:30 AM. The ship was sold out but there were no long lines for anything, couldn't believe how short the wait was for elevators and only one time was there a crowd in an elevator as it was after a show in the Mainstage. We've been on mega ships with long waits for elevators and they were always packed. Have a great cruise next year!
  4. Cabin 4149 on upper promenade deck.
  5. We are veterans of 58 cruises with 20 on HAL. Thought I'd give a little review of our Nov 24-Dec 1 cruise on the Oosterdam, we have now sailed on all the Vista class ships and the Oosterdam just became our favorite ship. The ship to us is just a little prettier than the other Vista ships, the decor was outstanding. The ship was spotless, probably the cleanest ship we have sailed on. I believe the ship is now 13 years old and is in great shape. Service everywhere on board was outstanding from the MDR to the cabin steward to the Ocean bar to guest relations to the Lido buffet. Embarkation and dis-embarkation were both a breeze. Kudos to Alvaro who was the main server in the Lido buffet line, very friendly with always a smile on his face. The food in the MDR and the Lido were to us the best food we have eaten on a ship. Can't comment on any of the specialty restaurants as we passed on them. Entertaiment was very good in the Mainstage with a very funny comedian/magician and another comedian. Production shows were very good. We have now seen BBC Planet Earth twice now and HAL needs to give us more entertainment and skip stuff we can see on on TV at home on the National Geographic channel. We love the 3 other entertainment venues as they always have great performers in BB Kings, Billboard On board and Lincoln Center. I'm not going to review the ports as the only place we left the ship was in St. Thomas as I have a thing about watches and always buy one in St. Thomas to add to my collection, St. Thomas is the greatest place on earth to bargain with the salespeople. San Juan is also a favorite of ours but we were just there in September so decided to stay on board. Could care less about Turk and Caicos. Our only problem on the cruise was an issue with hot water in our cabin, it was tepid until I complained on Sunday and we had hot water for 2 days with back to tepid most of the remaining time. Passengers in other staterooms on our deck had the same problem but everybody else we talked to had no problem. Any questions, feel free to ask.
  6. We were able to choose our cabin in what was left in the VA category.
  7. The first thing we checked was to see if it beat the price on the website and it did by 39 dollars plus we got a good deal to begin when we booked on board the Eurodam back in March, bottom line is we took the offer. We had an upsell offer last year on another line and the price was MORE than the website price, what a joke.
  8. Received an upgrade offer for our Nov. 24 seven day cruise on the Oosterdam, 69 dollars for each of us from an obstucted view to a Veranda. What do you think? Sounds pretty good but we liked it better when there was no charges for upgrades. We did get a nice no charge upgrade on the MSC Seaside back in Sept. from an inside cabin to a Veranda.
  9. The daily hotel service charge covers the waitstaff in the specialty restaurants along with your regular dining room waiter and cabin steward plus a few more you never come in contact with. There is no reason to give these people extra gratuities but yet we just about always do to our MDR waiter and his assistant along with our cabin steward as along as we feel they have exceeded expectations. We have only dined in one specialty restaurant (57 cruises) and it was back in 2007 on a European Cruise and it was a comp and I can't remember if we left a tip or not.
  10. Up and running now, same with Princess.
  11. I've tried HAL, RCCL and MSC and they all have the same problem, can't get through on the phone either. There might be a massive hack going on the major cruise lines or a meltdown of their server.
  12. I'm having trouble also. Just for the hell of it I tried logging in to the Princess website, MSC and also RCCL, same problem as with HAL. Can't get through on the phone either. This seems to me like a massive hack or meltdown.
  13. Exactly, doesn't sound like a simple mistake to me. This contractor most likely was involved in Identity Theft. At this point, we aren't sure what to do or who to contact besides a Credit Bureau. The letter did state that there was a police investigation and the findings said that it was a mistake but I wouldn't bet my house on it.
  14. MSC shouldn't charge for the movies on demand channel, on Princess and Holland America, they are free. That and Fox News should be added.
  15. I didn't see your thread as I just posted a thread, we received the same letter today and as I stated, it has us un-nerved. Did you also happen to be on the 9/1/18 cruise on the Seaside? I wonder how many others have received these letters. All I know is this stinks and MSC better do something about this occurring again or some lawsuits could be on the horizon.
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