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About pirate_dad

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    Toledo, OH
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    Sailing, Football, Tennis, Golf, Fantasy Sports, Video Games, Embarrassing my Children
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland American
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  1. Quick question for those who have booked air through Holland America. How do you get your tickets? Are they sent in the mail? I have never booked through the cruise line before and was wondering how this works?
  2. Well, I don't know about you guys but I can afford to go on a cruise 1 time a year until I retire. It's going to take me 20 cruises to get to 5 star which translates to about 20 years.. I will have retired by then. I think the # of days to get to 5 star is crazy high. I guess perspective is everything 🙂
  3. I get the quieter and less crowded part but if the menu is the same its coming from the same kitchen so why pay more for it. The main dining room didn't bother me on the Koningsdam and I loved the view out the back window of the ship. If the food is prepared differently/better cuts or comes out of a different kitchen with better chefs then I might buy into it but it seems like an awful lot to pay for ambiance.
  4. https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8935&source=99360
  5. I saw the new article giving a preview of the new ship and had a couple questions regarding something mentioned in the article about 'Club Orange'. The article didn't explain it very well but it seems that it is a separate dining room for Suite guests but access can also be purchased. Then I read that it includes concierge services and priority tendering. It got me thinking that this is a service upgrade to Suite comforts without the Suite.. Am I reading this correctly and what is the upgraded cost? Finally for those who have been Suite passengers could you tell me what the difference was in the quality of the food or menu when you ate in the Pinnacle?
  6. I brought one of these... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q2SK6TE/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B00Q2SK6TE&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=f52e26da-1287-4616-824b-efc564ff75a4&pf_rd_r=3YF4R59WXWN024353Z99&pd_rd_wg=q0zBq&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_w=UHgCJ&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pd_rd_r=eef94846-cb1b-11e8-80f2-5f2216a1cfe5
  7. For those who are interested in seeing what the double sized balconies look like in Room 4154 and the one down from it. Pictures are attached.. (it also includes activity booklets for the 11 day cruise as well) I hosted a party for 15 on our balcony no problem... Everyone just had to file through the room. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #0000ff} https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B195qXGF1HoFQ7
  8. Here ya go.. 11 Day Cruise last January on the Koningsdam... I also included shots of room 4154 which has the double balcony incase anyone wants to see how big it actually is. There are two rooms like this on the ship. Grab the room if its ever available you can have a party out on your balcony. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #0000ff} https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B195qXGF1HoFQ7
  9. my son is 6'2 and he slept on the sofa bed on the Konigsdam on the January cruise no problem for 11 days we were in room 4154 which had the double sized balcony. FYI if you get up to go to the bathroom at night DO not get the vista suite or your gonna have to crawl over him to get to the bathroom. The verandah is the best you just cant get to the balcony while he is sleeping or the bed is out
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