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  1. I would say the reverse to you.I have a paddle tennis racquet that I bought in Barcelona(older one from Acapulco)and my bf is a former Davis cup captain, Wimbledon semi finalist etc and am a life long tennis fan, so I am not going to change LOL The pickleball court is smaller than a paddle tennis court and a ridiculous kids like holey ball is used NO thanks QQ
  2. ypaddle ball is a lot more fun than pickleball for those of us who actually like to take more than one step on the court and get some exercise LOL :P~ At least with paddle tennis you play somewhat like regular tennis- with a slightly deflated ball and you serve underhand..just no lines for doubles. Sorry but no no interest in pickleball or badmitton or any other net sport where you pretty much stay in place... I am used to playign paddleball on ships and have my own racquet. No courts on HAL aor most mainstream lines have courts dedicated to any racquet sport.I understand Cunard and Seabourne have them as ell as my (formerly) beloved Crystal,where I started to play back in like 2011.
  3. Thanks you Essiesmom for mentioning your stateroom on the Westerdam. I am about to go on my 2nd(1 day) and 3rd(Trans-Pacific) HAL cruises and the TP will be on the Westerdam. I have a J category large inside cabin on the main deck and I am so glad to hear the large inside worked out well. I noted the size of the stateroom before booking and I am relieved to hear that is quite spacious(obviously more than the standard inside) I usually travel on ships without inside cabins and so am used to an ocean view from my stateroom. The website does not give specific dimensions and I had to go to another website to see what the large inside looks like.I have no idea why they do not have a picture of it in the inside category on the list of stateroom types. I was able to zoom out the picture on my reservation, but I should not have to do that. Again thanks for the information
  4. I have just booked a 1 night cruise on the Eurodam from Sep 28=-29,before the start of the Trans-Pacific cruise to Japan on Westerdam. I can get a balcony for the same or less than a average priced non-oceanfront room in Vancouver as the rooms in both Seattle and Vancouver are crazy high! So I am going to fly to Seattle from Los Angeles and sail from Seattle to Vancouver, then walk a few feet and board the Westerdam 🙂 .I can't wait!
  5. I just booked the Trans Pacific cruise coming up at the end of September on Westerdam, and was pleased with the fare via HAL.$107 from LAX to Vancouver(plus the frickin cost of seats-Apparently my luggage can go free on Air Canada but not me! GRR :P~~
  6. oh spare me I just bought one of those tickets from Just Fly or whatever its called and I am very aware of the restrictions. Don't assume ignorance on my part. Again I say "doh Homer" re tickets restrictions etc. I don't need any more sarcastic replies such as "After all ,its all about low prices right?" That was totally unnecessary .I am not going to waste any more time here
  7. I repeat, no need for sarcasm!!! "Doh Homer!" re ticket rules!! I am well aware of the fact that they can vary! I do not appreciate being spoken to as if I had never booked tickets before. And why do you need to be so snippy when I am just looking for some help? If you don't want to be helpful then why not move on to another post. And you wonder why many people lurk and do not post? It is because of posters like some of you who seem to enjoy putting other people down or act like know it alls.
  9. I already know about Matrix,Skyscanner,Fare Compare and Google flights Any help would be appreciated. I only fly economy so the airline only matters for FFM
  10. Is the near future, re the guest entertainers and lecturers page going to be done according to Crystal's calendar or Crystal society members'! LOL :P~~
  11. Keith, please keep us informed about the world cruise games, and for me, especially paddle tennis(not just during the games but throughout the cruise ) as I live vicariously through your stories about the wc games and paddle tennis LOL. I t will be interesting to see on which segment Crystal chooses to hold them. I had been considering doing the 6 day NO to Curacao cruise on Symphony, but have instead decided to go to Japan for a month like last year, only in January. As one who is going for the destination when on land(ie not the ship as is th ecase with Crystal),since I am willing to stay in inexpensive ryokans, guesthouses and upscale capsule hotels(First tCabin),I found I can go to Japan for a month, and including airfare is STILL less than the cost of a 6 day getaway cruise on Crystal which would add to my number of cruises for CS benefits! Bon voyage in advance for WC 2019(I know you are already on board but its the rt Hawaii cruise, which sounds amazing!
  12. I may have a cruise or 2 under the tree for next year but more likely a land trip to India (my bf is from Chennai) and once again back to "my" beloved Japan for Sakura season late March-lare April.meanwhile I just got my India visa and have applied for the E-Brazilian visa(just in case) Safe travels to you Roy on your upcoming circle SA cruise!
  13. I agree with Keith here-it isn't so much for making a booking but to save my TA the headache(read:time) of looking for fares, available staterooms etc...things I am perfectly capable of finding myself.
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