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About Batchy65

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    Essex, England
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    P & O, Viking Cruises
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  1. Thank you to everybody for the valuable advice which is greatly received
  2. Mary, thank you so much this is extremely interesting and will no doubt help us during our cruise. We are still interested in any thoughts on packages, however, so If anybody else would like to comment these will be greatly appreciated.
  3. In May my wife and I and two of our dear friends are sailing on HAL for the first time, Nieuw Amsterdam, on an Alaskan cruise. We are all very excited. We are wondering about the wine packages and which one, if any to choose. We all like a glass or two of wine with dinner and wondered whether any regular HAL guests had any recommendations on the various packages. Whilst we are not wine snobs we all subscribe to the mantra that "life is too short to drink sh&& wine" and whilst we have tried to look at packages we cannot decide as we do not recognise all the wines, maybe this is because we are Brits and are not that familiar with US wine, who knows. Any recommendations are greatly received, we will not hold anybody to it!! Thank you.
  4. Hello. Next May, four of us will sail on HAL for the first time, we will be sailing in Alaska, also for the first time, via Vancouver. We were considering the signature drinks package which on the face of it looks expensive, considering the website says that all parties in the stateroom have to purchase one. However, we do like a drink, we're Brits after all, but I wondered what was your experience for those who have been on HAL previously. Further to the above could anybody please advise what the average price of a beer, glass of wine or G&T would be if we didn't buy the package. Are there any must do speciality restaurants we should eat in, we are travelling on the Nieuw Amsterdam. Any information about the ship would be welcome. Thanks to you all.
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