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1964IceCreamLady

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About 1964IceCreamLady

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  • Location
    Austin, TX
  • Interests
    Reading, watching my boys play baseball, fishing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    any place with fishing

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  1. Just back from our trip to the Mexican Riviera. I "bought" ~$200 in pesos which is ~$4000. Worked out perfectly. I found if you are bargaining, or even buying a drink at, say, Fat Tuesday in Cabo, things are a smidge cheaper if you pay in pesos. For example, a drink at Fat Tuesday was $10, but it was 180 pesos. I gave her 200 pesos and she gave me a $1 bill back. We tipped everyone in pesos.
  2. Just off the NA. Was VERY disappointed and frustrated that we had NONE of these recent movies. In fact, the movie selection was a sticking point for me. When we boarded Sunday, we had 4 “recent” movies available: Mary Poppins Returns, the Upside, Creed 2, and Aquaman. Monday morning they were missing. These are the movies they show on board. So they are removed on embarkation day so you will go to the Mainstage to watch them. So for example, Mary Poppins Returns was shown on Monday afternoon, so it was returned to the movie menu Monday night. No other movie available was released after March 2018. So no movies to watch that we couldn’t watch at home on Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix. I look forward to vacations to catch up on movies. Our Southwest flight had more movies for free than HAL. Such a bummer.
  3. We loved our RoV. I don’t think you could do a location change. They had an area of the Tamarind marked off and decorated. It was lovely. One other couple. They were actually on our hall/passage so we saw them frequently afterwards. We spontaneously added words to the vows. See photo. The prompt was “ In the name of all we have created together,” and I added our children’s names. After the ceremony, the Captain said that in his 20 years of service, no one had ever said their children’s names and he was very touched and would not soon forget us.
  4. I hope it runs a little late! I must be offline between 3:30-4 pm, CDT.
  5. We did two upgrades this month. We originally booked a guaranteed Inside. We took an offer for a Verandah. YES. Given a particular cabin. Asked if we wanted that cabin. So always have a deck plan when you call! 2 weeks later took an upsell offer for a Signature Suite. Again- asked if Cabin # was ok. Took it!
  6. I will be watching! My parents on board. So happy my dad will be able to go through the Canal.
  7. Well, poo. I upgraded to a Signature really only FOR the double Mariner points!!!!! I hadn't even CONSIDERED I wouldn't get them. 😞 I should have read the fine print. (self-owning font needed here) Just sent my hubs the email: good news/bad news. Good news!!! We have a FABULOUS cabin!!! Bad news: not double points. my bad.
  8. UG. The WORST. I can't even go to our local mall anymore because of the kiosk people.
  9. Yes! We are winging it! Did you decide not to fish Cabo, either? The timing is just wrong (10 am arrival, 6 pm departure). My husband is sad because everyone keeps asking him "why he isn't fishing in Cabo?!?" I think "we'll" have to do a separate trip of golf/fishing with my dad and my boys. "We'll" because I probably won't be invited. 🤣
  10. Just decided to forego a planned excursion and we are winging it. My husband's boss recommended The Office (coincidentally) so we will probably walk there, taxi back. We have never rented Jet Skis (as adults, together) because we have always had 3 small kids/medium kids/large kids and the numbers didn't work. This is our first solo trip in YEARS. Looking forward to whooping it up!
  11. What a well-written review! Thanks for the time you put into this! (I especially love your "British-isms." My mother is British and you wrote like she spoke).
  12. Yeah- I had read that the snorkeling isn't good, but we thought maybe the SCUBA people would have some "in" place that was clear. So I guess we'll just spend the day walking around town and holding hands. 😍 Thanks for ALL the responses! Very much appreciated.
  13. My husband and I bought HAL's "Beginner SCUBA" excursion for Cabo. We've only snorkeled. We thought about a snorkeling trip, but the water is cold in April, and wet suits are recommended. I figured if I need to squeeze myself into a wet suit, I should at least give SCUBA a try. But now a few friends have sung the praises of hanging out at The Office all day. We dock at 10. The SCUBA starts at 1, and takes 3.5 hours. We leave port at 6. So we can't do both. Has anyone done this particular excursion? Done "The Office?" We are throwing this coin into the air. You call it!
  14. I hadn't thought of rings! My husband wears his but I don't. Funny, huh? It's because when I was in high school I was wearing my class ring and it got caught on a piece of gym machinery and I almost lost my finger (if you Google "ring avulsion" be forewarned: they are NASTY!!!). I don't wear rings, though I own a bunch. I guess I'll bring mine just for the ceremony! Add to packing list!
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