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    Holland America
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  1. Thanks for the answer. I have done step 1 before for other cruises...#2 is good to have! Thanks again!
  2. So I am not in a position to go on these awesome long cruises yet, but how do most of you deal with getting on the reservation lists for the Grand Voyages before they become available to the public? Contact HAL directly?
  3. Thanks for all of the responses. I enjoyed MSC when I lived in Europe (and spoke fluent German and partial Italian - both days are gone) but I am glad to see that everything is in English. We are looking forward to the KDam next month and a return to Europe.
  4. So this is my third sailing with HAL, but my first Mediterranean Cruise with them. On my previous Med sailings I was on MSC and all of their shows and lectures were multi-lingual (i.e. every announcement was relayed in four or five languages). Does HAL do that on their Med cruises or are they basically the same as their Alaska cruises with shows and lectures in English? Not saying that either is good or bad, just curious as to what the European experience will be like this time on HAL. TIA
  5. FYI - I saw something this morning that Holland America will have $1 deposits again tomorrow, May 7th. Can't find the post anymore to link it, but be on the look out.
  6. It means that they won’t be able to pick their stateroom, but will get a NS.
  7. Kerry and Cheryl (+2 kids) - 14 Day China Explorer - 14 March 2020 - Westerdam Daughter’s graduation cruise
  8. Not sure. My Sis-in law and m.i.l. were both able to about an hour ago and neither have used HAL before.
  9. Bit the bullet and booked a Far East Cruise for Christmas 2020. But, I will probably cancel before I get on the Kdam in June to get the FCC bonus OBC.
  10. We are 63 days from being on the K'dam in a NS corner aft-facing cabin in the Med! Looking forward to it!
  11. That's good to know...if I am reading this correctly it means next time my 17 and 15 y/os come with us they may be able to get their own room.
  12. We were on the Amsterdam last summer, I had to book myself and my 14 y/o son in NS and wife and 16 y/o daughter in inside cabin across the hall. My son and I had access to NL but wife and daughter did not.
  13. I am a power walker, but I tend to walk the length of the sun deck as opposed to the promenade, normally there is less traffic up there and I like the breeze better up there.
  14. Koningsdam 24 Jun - 7 Jul 19 Mediterranean Legend (Party of 2) Noordam 20 Dec 20 - 4 Jan 21 Far East Discovery (Part of 7) Kerry and Cheryl
  15. Bangkok in the summer can be down right miserable...plus you have the rainy season to think about too!
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