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  1. Thanks! I had problems with flowers only once, bringing on. Glad for reminder can't take them off, thanks again.
  2. Cherie, I watched this vid about the Hilo farmer's market - and was hooked
  3. Thanks! So much! Roommate says if everyone just spoke Latin, we wouldn't have these problems, LOL. I mean Chrysophyllum cainito which looks like -
  4. I'm hoping to squeeze in a visit to a farmers' market on our cruise, or perhaps a visit to a grocery store or florist to get local flowers. I've bought flowers while on a cruise ship in past, and *DO KNOW* that even if I buy them, it will depend on the ship's officer on duty at the gangway whether |I'm allowed to bring them aboard HAL Eurodam. Either way, I'll still have had the chance to see them, and briefly own them. My roommate is a master gardener, who claims there is "no such thing as boring plant material", which of course includes fruit and vegetables along with flowers. We will visit Oahu on Tuesday, Feb 26, and have a private driver out of Honolulu who knows about my roommate's motto. Our other port stops are Wednesday on Kauai (Nawiliwili), Thursday on Maui (Lahaina) the Friday and Saturday on the Big Island, first Kona then Hilo. I know Saturday, March 2 is a day for the Hilo farmer's market for fruit and vegetables. Is it too early in the season for star apple? What's likely to be in season? And other recommendations? I've also read sometimes the local Foodland is the best place for reasonable local flowers?
  5. Cat Shepard, I know FaerieVert can answer for herself, but I'm going to answer - I hope FaerieVert doesn't mind. When you're a booked passenger, and can log in to the "Already Booked" section of the HAL website with a booking number? You can see the Cellar Master Package, or book it for 1, or for 2 - and the price for 2 will be less than double the price for 1. If you are an infrequent cruiser, and wonder where information on things like price per bottle of liquor come from, or a variety of other things? Which you can't find? It may be due to NOT being currently booked. I'm currently booked, and it's the first time I've been able to see that part of the website for a couple years. Apologies if anyone sees this as a thread hijack, NOT intended FaerieVert, - this is the best "Live from" thread I've read in a long time. It's mainly due to your easy, readable style, but also the great extra media added. Thanks a bunch for sharing your vacation time!
  6. I'd order the larger one and leave it unfinished. But I'm that person who at a table full of medium rare orders? Also orders medium rare yet gets medium well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  7. Hello again FaerieVert! Thanks so much for posting earlier on our Feb 20 roll call. Like JayHawk66 and Augustina, will be following your thread eagerly,. I'll be stopping at that same Rite Aid for Pepsi and Frexeinet. Question for you: are you touring any National Parks? Although the shutdown is over, I'm anxious about whether the parks can get back up to speed for tourism after such a long shutdown, with limited budgets. And, Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island has its own challenges, due to the 2018 eruptions. I feel for you about that "day of" flight. I purchased last minute from a well known discount agency, which includes air. Agency prefers to shepherd all the chicks. But, a "day of" flight from an airport where it snows? NOPE. Deviation fee paid. I started cruising HAL when I was your age, 25 years ago. Demographics were no different then. Now, I've aged in....in what feels like a blink of an eye. So CARPE DIEM!
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    Epic Failure - live onboard now (1.26.2019)

    Thanks for sharing that.
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    Epic Failure - live onboard now (1.26.2019)

    Nope, not me. The cruise line says what their "rules" are. They even publish them, so you know before you book. My tip: don't try "my money, my vacation, my rules" on Cunard. Also, on Holland America Line - mandatory muster drill. On one of my cruises, the couple in the penthouse suite was lucky. The captain agreed not to throw them off the ship if they apologised publicly at the drill for holding everyone up. They thought he was kidding, until he gave them the microphone. A lot of talk here about how SeaTheW0rld isn't following NCL's "rules" - even the ones that aren't published, like pagers. I try to find out what the "rules" are before I book, so I can be polite and follow them. Your Mileage May Vary.
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    Epic Failure - live onboard now (1.26.2019)

    Real question: do regular cruisers on the line refer to it as "NCL", or as "Norwegian"? Both? Neither? Because regular cruisers on Holland America line call it "HAL" = like the name Hal. When someone calls it "Holland" I know they likely haven't cruised those ships more than once. I type RCCL, but say "Royal", as in "Loyal to Royal", even though that's an old slogan.
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    Epic Failure - live onboard now (1.26.2019)

    I agree wait time is irrelevant. I fidget. I hate just standing. Unlike you, I have never worked in a restaurant. And I can't figure out why "no" either!
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    Epic Failure - live onboard now (1.26.2019)

    I generally prefer sea days to beaches. OTOH, there's a blizzard whipping outside my window, as I type.
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    Epic Failure - live onboard now (1.26.2019)

    AOK, got it. Lube on a headboard is unacceptable - final stop. You having to demand a new steward? I can't imagine it happening on Holland America Line, my next cruise. Others here disagree, but for me that would be a "never-get-over".
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    Epic Failure - live onboard now (1.26.2019)

    I've been lucky to only have cleaning issues once. It was obvious from the unmade bed my cabin had been missed/partly missed. Sounds like SeaTheW0rld's cabin got skipped, too. I'm surprised there were unpleasant complications. I've never had an argument with a steward. IME, they agree with you until you don't have anything left to argue about.
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    Lido HAL ice cream

    I just posted on my roll call that my favourite flavour is cinnamon. But, it's been two years since my last Alaska cruise! Has anyone met it aboard recently? Also...is liqueur still offered as a topping, or is that gone in cutbacks? For that matter, is there still bread pudding every lunch?
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