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  1. There is a site called Free Rice. The site challenges your knowledge of many things. One I thought you might like is geography. The categories are world landmarks, identify countries, on the map, world capitals, flags of the world, and geography of Canada. In addition to these, there are any other categories that you might enjoy.
  2. I had a duster made from the HAL bags. I put my pins on it. I need more, but not sure when I will be cruising again.
  3. I rarely respond to a post, but I couldn’t help putting in my two cents. We have been to three different ports in Japan. So much to see no matter where you go. The people are always welcoming and helpful. Of course, we have missed ports that we really wanted to see. The safety of the ship and its passengers comes first.
  4. We received on board credit on our two trips. This was two and three years ago.
  5. Yes, we have done two Malt Shop cruises. The company that charters the cruise is in charge of all entertainment. It it music from about ten in the morning till the last person goes to bed. The company does several theme cruises.
  6. What different replies! It was just nice to look down the hallway to see if I was on the right side of the ship. We will be on the Royal and they have long, long hallways.
  7. On a recent cruise on another line, we had several balloons on our door. It was an easy way to find our room. Some people in the hallway thanked us for the balloons. My question is can I purchase balloons once we board? Thanks in advance.
  8. Our family of five will be traveling with a 11 year old girl. My question is, do we need to buy a medallion for her? Thanks in advance for your response.
  9. Two families are scheduled for a Christmas cruise on the Royal. I like the ideas of the medallion locating members of your party. My question is, do you gave to carry a phone to locate them? Thanks in advance.
  10. Thanks so much for the travel site information. It was very informative. We now know that there is a lot more planning to be done.
  11. We made reservations for a family cruise over New Years on the Royal last November. At that time my hubby was fine, buy recently he has had serious health issues. How does Princess handle wheelchairs? On the paperwork, it says wheelchair access limited. We have been to the Mexican Riviera many times. Really not concerned about getting off ship. By being on cruise ships, I know a battery operated will not fit in a room. We are on the Aloha deck. Is there a designated area to park and recharge the battery? He wanted this to be his last trip with his granddaughter. Thanks for any information in advance.
  12. Price.....the lines always raise their fee for holidays. My family is booked for a holiday in December, so I can’t complain. The decorations are always nice. In January, we boarded on January 3. The ship left up their Gingerbread village for several days. It was quiet spectacular. The smell of ginger was still strong.
  13. In 2001, we were traveling with a group of ten. At that time , HAL was promoting family and friends. We were upgraded to a huge room with two queen size beds and a beautiful bathroom. This was our fourth cruise with HAL. WE were surprised and delighted. We are now 5* and silver medallions and nothing has happened like that since.
  14. One time on an Alaskan cruise, all five of us were in Neptune Suites. The only reason we realized this was that our server had to call us by our names. We have had many table mates from Canada and have stayed in contact. On another cruise, which I refer to as our international table , three of us were from the states, one China, one Germany, and two from Rumania. We had to listen carefully to understand each other. What a fun cruise this was.
  15. The Maasdam will be arriving on May 7 for a three week cruise in Alaska. Maybe you can take a picture and post it.
  16. We were on the Volendam doing a B2b in January. We were sent a invitation with an RSVP. I accepted with nothing better to do. What a waste of time. . She also did the egg and mayo demo. I suggested she buy an egg cooker from Amazon instead of using so many pots. My eggs always come out just fine. She did not take my suggestion very well. There was no samples and no hands on. To me the cooking demonstration have really gone down hill. It used to be so much fun. I am probably the only one because the general shows are always packed,
  17. We have been on three cruises during Easter. The first was the most memorable because the sun was just rising during the sunrise service. One was held in a private room and the other one was on a deck. All three had small candies located in the Lido deck. The last was hollow chocolate eggs located near the ice cream bar. Yum!!!! There was a minimum decorations. Also on the last one there was a rabbi on board. They held services and invited everyone who would like to participate.
  18. In January, we were on a B2B cruise for thirty days. We were in the room many times when they changed the sheets. Each time the sheets were changed the duvet cover was changed as well.
  19. We recently did the banana plantation tour. I would recommend it. I thought it was very informative. The plantation is organic. A lot more goes into growing bananas than I knew about.
  20. Thanks CC for making it easier to find our active roll call. The bell notifies us if there is any new activity.
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