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  1. It is a 1300 meters walk. A taxi will (in my opinion) drive you to the other side of the Centraal Station for between € 7,50 and € 12,50. See the website of Passenger Terminal Amsterdam: How to access PTA? - Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (ptamsterdam.com) You will see (in the reverse direction!) that public transport is another possibility.
  2. We could not have dinner or lunch together..... 😉 Lenny
  3. As far as I understand, HAL still intends to start cruising from Amsterdam as from July 1st/2nd. And out government still hopes most inhabitants will be vaccinated by that date (keep fingers crossed).
  4. Waiting for our rebooked May 2021 sailing, 13 months to go and I trust HAL will give us the previous incentives.
  5. You are right and I didnot forget this. Our booking for 2022 (original booking for 2020) is with children and 2 grandchildren who will be almost 15 and 12 1/2 years in 2022. In my opinion I cannot do otherwise than "wait and see".
  6. Absolutely what I realised too (but do not wish to take that into account....yet). Boosters before embarkation seems simpler.
  7. Yes, but please notice that (in my opinion)you better be carefull not to listen to taxi "runners" at Schiphol airport, but go to the taxi stand (or the hotel shuttle....).
  8. Of course you can: see Ine´s post. And quite a few taxi´s available at the cruise terminal upon arrival.
  9. In August 22 it could be a little bit different: Website of the hotel: "You will find the Connexxion Shuttle Service desk in arrival hall number 4, Schiphol Plaza. Please hand them the address of the hotel. The ticket will cost you € 17 for a one way ticket and € 27 for a round trip ticket. TYhe shuttle makes several stops at other hotels. The ride will take 35-45 minutes. You can find the information on the website of Connexxion Shuttle Service." This is the info: Tickets & reservations Once you land at the airport, you can purchase tickets at the Connexxion desk (next to Arrivals 4) or at the Holland Tourist Information desk (by Arrivals 2). You can also proceed directly to the shuttle bus stop A7 by following the “Hotel Shuttles” signs and purchase a ticket from one of the drivers. You never have to wait longer than 30 minutes for the next shuttle to depart. Discounts are available for groups of 3 to 8 travellers and children. The return trip from Amsterdam back to the airport must be confirmed at your hotel’s reception desk at least two hours before departure. Enjoy your stay and cruise.
  10. Just found this thread and DH and I had many good laughs. And you all must know we need that as much as everybody those days 😉
  11. I am always curious what the fun can be of trolling. Competitors? People who do not have anything else to do in life than upsetting others? People who want attention they cannot get otherwise?
  12. I am with DH, daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren..... and keep fingers crossed.
  13. So the ways of "selling the Eiffeltower" continue?
  14. That's correct! October 24th, 2015 on m.s. Rotterdam VI Hellenic & Anatolia Explorer...
  15. Fully agree as Ajaccio market is or are concerned 😋! And....as we could not visit France and my Marseille soap is almost finished too, I asked a friend who lives in France in the summer months to buy me 10 pieces.... Perfect for our skins. (And we visited Naples twice in the meantime; "seeing Naples first, dying afterwards" 🙂 I do not know the perfect expression in English, if it exists..... ).
  16. Same over here. Staying at home is the best thing to do (and just going out for necessary foodbank tasks). Wish you all good health.
  17. Almost as ugly as Carnival's Mardi Gras..... But thanks for mentioning that it gives hope.
  18. Trondheim, Norway? Maybe view from Nidaros/Archbishops Palace?
  19. October 19th, 2013, Naples with a perfect (privately guided) visit of Pompeii. Our 1st visit of Naples, but in the meantime we know it was not our last.
  20. October 18th, 2013 ms Rotterdam Messina. Missed the train and bus from Messina, but we visited Taormina (together with 3 other passengers with the same problem) in a more comfortable way by taxi.
  21. October 17th, 2013 arrival Malta. We still wish to continue our visit, but....other cruises followed. Interesting little country.
  22. Will you please be so kind to publish the picture of the deluxe Wax part too?
  23. Travelled the Hogwarts Express?
  24. Received as from May about 20 e-mails with the name HAL@HOME. Towne, countries, Hal music, Lincoln center etc. See for part of the links in the emails: HollandAmericaFan on You Tube. For example: Meet Kenneth White, a Wood Carver at the Saxman Native Village. Maybe the video's start your dreams too?
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