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FRANKIEDNYC

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About FRANKIEDNYC

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    SHOHOLA, PA.
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    TRAVEL, OLD CARS
  1. You will find exactly what you are looking for in the Explorations Cafe
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    Veendam --- need real assessment

    :(Im a pool person and will never sail on her again unless they put the aft pool back in. we love her sister the Maasdam and sailed over 200 days on her.
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    What are 'pop up' restaurants?

    :)During the Grand World 2017 cruise on the Amsterdam Tamarind dinners were served on several occasions in the PG. Excellent dinner!
  4. :)We have sailed several times on Prinsendam and always take one of those forward cabins with the larger balcony. In over 300 days on her we never experienced any problems in heavy seas. However those cabins are right above the theater and you will hear all the shows and practices in them. This always ends by about 11PM and is a non issue with us as we are out and about later than that. Also every other cabin has either a full bath or just a shower, so you have to make sure you get what you prefer. We are booked on the 2019 80 day Grand South America/Antarctica and are in one the most forward cabins
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    Favorite Itineraries/Segments?

    :)Our favorite is the Grand South America/Antarctica on Prinsendam. We like it so much that we are booked for Jan 2019. This will be our 3rd time
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    Disappointing Dinners

    :) Spaghetti with butter, or buttered noodles. Loved them when I was a kid now over 70 and still love em!
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    best food on Hal

    :)The Indonesian and Oriental dishes on the noon buffet are great. Love the fruit crisps of the day, raisin buns, English breakfast, scones at afternoon tea,. Pea soup, bone in ribeye in the Pinnacle and many others. They say some folks gain a pound a day on a cruise. I see how it can easily happen. We are booked on 2018 world cruise and I hope I don't gain 113 lbs!
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    Rotterdam

    A beautiful ship that was ruined when the aft pool was removed in favor of the retreat.
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    Higher Mariner levels

    :) Ruth, No spa day on Pdam but you get 2 extra Pinnacle dinners to work off
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    Pvsa

    Last spring I booked a b to b cruise N.Y to Montreal then Montreal to Boston. About 2 weeks before the cruise HAL called and said that I couldn't go because I was in violation of the Jones act. This was about 2 months after we booked. There were approx 10 Canadian ports. I'm still scratching my head over this.
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    Pre-Cruise hotel with parking package

    :) try this site they offer many options. I've been using them for years with no problem. http://www.stay123.com
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    Crisp of the Day

    :) strawberry\rhubarb
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    Hotel with cruise and snooze plus parking San Diego

    Try this site: http://www.stay123.com
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    Another HAL and internet post

    They charge by the minute. Why speed it it up. The slower it is the more they make
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    Prinsendam's Swimming Pools

    Recently returned from a 68 day cruise on Pinsendam. I used the pools daily. The aft pool was always filled with salt water, when it was full. Since the new cabins on deck 8 were added there has been a problem with the pool overflowing in rougher waters and flooding the verandas on deck 8. For this reason the pool was closed as much as open also there is a problem with lots of soot from the stack blowing into the pool. This pool is currently about 4 1/2 ft deep end to end. I believe the aft end of the pool was deeper before they added the deck 8 cabins. On our cruise the pool was heated., sometimes as warm as the hot tub. The mid ship pool shaped like a keyhole is about 18" deep where you enter and then a ladder take you into the deeper larger pool which is about 4 1/2 feet deep also This pool is very small about the size of an aboveground pool at home, maybe 25' diameter. This pool is fresh water and also heated when necessary There is no cover over this pool like on all the rest of HALs ships
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