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reps23

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About reps23

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    Illinois
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    travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Carribean
  1. reps23

    Laem Chabang to Pattaya

    Hi, We were in Laem Chabang last December and there is a counter at the port but it was extremely crowded with cruisers wanting tours. Hopefully, I will be able to find a picture I took of the costs and I will post it for you. Oriental Escapes a transfer service that picks up at the port wants 2300 baht for transfer to Pattaya. You can check their website. Phyllis
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    Independent tours

    Hi, Just needed some information. Has anyone taken an independent tour on a Holland America ship in Cambodia. We will be on the Westerdam November 27th sailing. We have booked an independent overnight tour to Siem Reap, flying from Shinoukville to Siem Reap and spending one night there and flying to Saigon the next day and spending one night in Ho Chi Minh City and meeting the ship at the port. Just wondered how you handled the visas. I can post this on the Asia site but wanted to know specifically about Holland America. We will need our passport when debarking the ship in Cambodia. I was thinking of getting my letter from myvietnamvisa.com for my visa stamp at the airport. Holland America wants double the price for supplying a visa for Vietnam. Hope someone can send me in the right direction. Thanks. Phyllis
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    Hong Kong Hotels

    Thank you. We will follow both of your directions. Phyllis
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    Hong Kong Hotels

    Thank you for the information. So we take the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central. Then board a bus to Stanley. Google maps has us walking to the Jardine House but that looks to complicated with a bus change. According to your directions we then walk the overhead walkway to Exchange Square and board the bus to Stanley. Is there a bus number or do we just look for sign on bus that says Stanley. Phyllis
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    Hong Kong Hotels

    Hi, We will be docking at the Kai Tak Terminal. We will be in Macau overnight, then Hong Kong the next two days so unfortunately we will not have time to go to Lantau Island. Does the Star Ferry just go to one destination so we know which one to take? Will we be able to find the Bus Terminal easily? I guess I can check on goggle maps for directions. Then we will take the bus that you suggest to Stanley Market. My family will think I really know my way around. (Maybe) After checking in to the Salisbury, we will take the ferry and bus to Stanley. It will probably be late afternoon. Is there anywhere else to go to after Stanley market? Any suggestions for a restaurant for dinner? Thanks. Phyllis
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    Hong Kong Hotels

    Hi, Thank you so much for offering information especially from someone that lives in Hong Kong. We will be arriving in Hong Kong on December 10 from a cruise on the Westerdam. From there we will take the ferry to Macau. On December 11, we will leave Macau and stay in Hong Kong on December 11 and 12 leaving for Thailand December 13 in the morning. I have booked a tour from Hello Hong Kong for 8 hours on December 12. They will pick us up at our hotel of which we have not booked yet.. I have read a lot of good reviews for The Salisbury YMCA and am leaning towards them. What do you suggest? My husband and I were in Stanley last year and would like to take my daughter and brother in law and sister in law there who will be meeting us in Hong Kong. We will take them to Stanley on December 11 after we check in a hotel. What other sites should we visit after Stanley? Whatever we see on that day will not be repeated with hello hong kong. Again, I really appreciate your help. This is why I always am reading cruise critic. Phyllis
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    Hong Kong Hotels

    Hi, We will be disembarking in Hong Kong on December 10 sailing on Holland America Westerdam. My husband and I will be staying at the Four Seasons in Macau on the 10th. but will be looking for hotels for December 11 and 12 in Hong Kong. What area would any of you suggest to stay in for sightseeing. Also, any hotel suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I know that the transportation in Hong Kong is great but I am also thinking of taking a private tour. My daughter, sister in law and brother in law will be meeting me in Hong Kong before we leave for Thailand, last stop for our trip. They are first time visitors to Hong Kong and I thought maybe a private tour would make this easier to put together. Does anyone have any suggestions for private guides. Thanks for all your help. Phyllis
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    Thailand: Ko Sanui or Surat Thani or Phuket

    We stayed at LeMeridien, a beautiful hotel.
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    Thailand: Ko Sanui or Surat Thani or Phuket

    Hi, Last December I stayed on Koh Samui and Koh Phangam. To get to Koh Phangam, you need to take a ferry from Koh Samui but it is a beautiful island with many beautiful resorts. You might want to check that island out. Phyllis
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    Maui

    Would we have enough time to drive halfway to Hana. We would like to see as much of Maui as possible. Thanks for the input. Phyllis
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    Maui

    Thanks for pointing that out but that is the reason I booked for 8:30 is because we anchor (supposedly at 7 a.m.) Thought that was enough time to get to car rental at Alamo.
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    Maui

    Hi, We will be docking in Maui on Friday, April 20 and renting a car from Alamo from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. I always like to follow cruise critic readers on their opinions which I have found to be really helpful. Where should we go and what should we do? We have no problem driving anywhere but there is a lot of conflicting advice about driving halfway to Hana. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your help. Phyllis
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    Debarkation

    Thank you for your response. I will order the shuttle between 9:30 - 10:00. I will also check out the cost from Uber and Lyft for 4 passengers from the dock to the airport.
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    Debarkation

    I would like to book a shuttle from the Grand Princess to San Francisco airport. For those that have been on the Grand, what would be the latest time that we should book the shuttle. We are travelling to Hawaii on April 12, 2018 and returning April 29, 2018. My flight is a 2:30 p.m. I don't know what time passengers must debark from the ship so if someone could advise me that would be great. Thank you.
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    Baltic

    Thank you all for your quick responses. On our last cruise in December to Asia, we met a couple from Israel who will be travelling with us to the Baltics. They would like to go in August and leave from Amsterdam. We were thinking about booking Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas. Anyone been on that ship? I am going to check the itinerary especially Stockholm and see where the ship docks.
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