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About jbecker6469

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    Lawrenceville, GA
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    Fishing, Camping, Cruising
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    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Caribbean

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  1. Note in the conditions: You cannot use the Shareholder Benefit of OBC with this Casino Offer. The rates are awesome, and they are for a guarantee stateroom. You can use a FCD to book and get the OBC that goes with it. Very tempting. This is the first time I have received a Casino offer that included 250.00 free play and free drinks while playing.
  2. Minuoshka, I have received the letter from the casino host on every cruise, usually the last day, that offers free play on a cruise booked by / sailed by dates. All of the cruises I had planned were after the due dates. I emailed Ocean Player Club, though their website, asking politely if there was any opportunity for an extension or anything else that could be extended to my future cruise. Included the booking number, dates, ship, etc. in the email. I would receive an email response from OPC that would say that while they could not extend the dates or terms of the offer, they would offer some free play as a courtesy. The amount varied from 50.00 to 150.00, and I would be "added to the guest list so the Casino Hosts would know I was coming". TAKE THE EMAIL WITH YOU !!!! The Casino Manager will handle it and get your free play authorized. No guarantees, but they have always take care of me. You just have to ask. Hope this helps.
  3. Sounds good to me! I'm just guessing, but you might be booked on the Zuiderdam for a partial Panama Canal. The Signature Suites on the Vista Class ships are 50% larger than the verandas and good location. You will spend a good bit of time on your veranda sightseeing. Hope you can still get it as they sell out fast.
  4. We had B8099 Vista Suite on a K'dam cruise last year. Both 8099 and 8082 are under storage rooms on the Lido, and we experienced noise from wheeled metal carts pretty much every night and early morning. This is apparently the storage area for the Lido kitchens. The two other end / corner rooms are under the carpeted dining area, so you should be fine there. We prefer to book on decks 7 or 6 if possible, but are OK with some 8th deck rooms. Just have to look at the deck plans. Still, there is no "bad" stateroom on a cruise.
  5. Denise, the wings are served at the NY Pizza. They have a few items they only serve as "movie" snacks from 9:00 to 12:00PM. Jim
  6. Very good review and pics. We were on the same cruise and agree with everything you said. Hope you were able to try the Grand Dutch Café and the NY Pizza. We love them. Great hot wings from 9 - 12 PM.
  7. On K'dam 11-13 to 11-24 and HH was from 3:00 - 5:00 everyday, all bars, buy one get 2nd for $2, same drink. Also had a few "sail a way" parties with a specific drink discounted a little.
  8. The remotes do not have a way to change the input port on the tv. I would think there would be other HDMI ports, but the tv is attached to the wall and there is no access to the back of the tv. No input ports on the sides that I could find. I have seen it suggested that you could bring a "universal" remote and it could be programmed to work with the tv. Good luck. Maybe call Ship Services at HAL for assistance.
  9. What she said. That is our plan as well. We board the K next Weds, so we'll see what they have for us. Not a big deal, just have to adjust a little.
  10. Just talked with HAL Ship Services. HAL is switching from plastic bottles to something else, maybe aluminum, and will contain a "European" version of Evian. Don't know what that means, and neither did the rep. The 6 and 12 bottle packs that have been for sale on the website are gone, and the new offering will be up soon. She said you can still purchase on board until stock runs out, then the new product will take over. Also, no more plastic straws!. If you ask for a straw, it will be a paper straw. Good for them. See 4ocean.com Ships water is as good as bottle water, IMHO, but to each his own. Sail on
  11. Thanks for keeping this up. It is very helpful when planning future cruises
  12. Printed out ours yesterday. Worked perfectly, quickly and was very easy to select. Nice to see an upgrade that A: worked! and B: was easy to navigate.
  13. Ann, thanks for the update. We will be boarding on the 13th and will enjoy the new Happy Hour rules. Appreciate any info you have time to share. Hope you have a fun and peaceful TA. Jim
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