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  1. highland cruiser

    Hoping for upsell to Neptune suite, but hopes dashed

    We are on the Prinsendam this November. We had a SY GTY and were upgraded to an SS. Then there was an upsell offered to the Neptune..Cost was almost more than what we originally paid. Not a good deal for us so we turned it down. We really are happy with our SS. There is always a chance an offer will come for a Neptune. We have taken some for a price we were happy with....never been upgraded...just taken an decent upsell. And everyone's price point for an upsell is different. Just saying!
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    Live from the Prinsendam September 2 - 30, 2018

    Great review. We join you on the European river part on Sept. 16. Canโ€™t wait to be on that Prinsendam again. Looking forward to your posts before we leave. See you at the meet and greet on Sept. 17! Mary
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    Anyone ever heard of Go Ahead Tours for Latin America?

    We have used Go Ahead tours in Ireland and Spain. Friends used them in Australia. They are awesome. If we ever decide to go to Machu Picchu we will use them. Our tour in Spain was a walking tour with about 16 people. Hotels were great and we stayed in most places 2 nights. All breakfasts are included and several dinners as well. For both tours the tour guide went out of his way to make sure we had all the information we needed for any free time activities, restaurants, shopping, etc. I can highly recommend them. (It is way different from a cruise where you can unpack once and have all your meals taken care of...but the tours were awesome and we felt we really got to know the country we were in very well)
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    Your Fleet Locations For Tuesday, June 19, 2018!

    This takes time and work. Really appreciate it. Thank you.
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    Piano Bar entertainers - who is your favorite?

    Who is on the Prinsendam this September? Thanks
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    European Cruise Questions

    Add crepes to that list of street food in France and Belgium. Can't wait as we are on the Prinsendam in September. :cool:
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    Questions about Canaletto for two people

    We really enjoy the Canaletto. Have found it is a lot of food for just the two of us. We always try to go with friends and then we can order a variety of items to share. Even when it is just the two of us, there was no limit as to how or what we could order. Just save room for dessert!!
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    Magnetic hooks on Zaandam

    Yes, friends of ours used them on the Zaandam this past February. Worked very well on the walls and ceiling. I thought it was a great idea!!
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    The new HAL In-Depth Explorer cruises on the Maasdam

    We also enjoyed the EXC program headed by Dr. Carey while on the Zaandam in January. Programs were varied, entertaining yet educational. Especially the penguin presentation! We are excited about the Maasdam and have booked 2 cruises for 2019. ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Packing for cruise

    Using packing cubes for,the first time next week. With all the different weather changes on our cruise, thought I could be more organized with them. Appreciated reading all the posts.
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    Christmas on HAL???

    Ditto to all of the above comments. We were on a Mexican Christmas cruise several years back. Santa arrived and gave gifts to every child between newborn and 18 years of age. It was so cute to see how the older (young) people responded. They even had pictures taken with Santa. What impressed me the most was how dressed up everyone was for the Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinner. Especially the children. The dining room was beautifully decorated and both were very festive occasions. We enjoyed being on a cruise with all the children. Most were well behaved and seemed to enjoy the cruising life!! Would definitely go again on a Christmas cruise. :halo:
  12. We got our room assingment today on the April 10th sailing on the Zaandam, room 6151 and my parents-in-law got room 6149. Their room is right across from the laundry. Does anyone know what the laundry hours are and if it will be noisy? Fortunately they are not light sleepers and neither are we. Also, we are not complaining as we both booked a BC guarantee and got a AA room. We know there is always a chance with a guarantee. Just curious is all and in reality we are just glad to be able to cruise. Thanks for any advice you can give if needed!!
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    Copper Canyon anyone??

    We are considering this tour on HAL in April but all we can find are comments on how looong the train ride is and if we do not sit on the right side of the train it is not worth it! So should we book this tour and just enjoy whatever we can see or plan to do something else at that stop. We enjoy adventures but do want to get a good value for our money although the price for this tour is not an issue! Just need more advise. Thanks so much in advance.
  14. We are thinking of sailing on the Vision of the Seas In September to Egypt and Israel. We usually sail on Holland America but this year they do not offer this itinerary. So we were wondering if anyone can give us any pros/cons of this ship or cruise line. We usually sail for the ports of call and are pretty easy to please as long as the bed is comfortable and the bathroom is clean!! We are looking at a balcony stateroom but an outside would be ok also. So any info/advice/suggestions anyone wants to share would be appreciated. Many thanks and happy cruising Mary
  15. We are looking at a September sailing on the Vision of the Seas to the Middle East...Love the itinerary But we have never sailed with Royal Caribbean. Usually sail Holland America but they do not have this itinerary. We are interested in a balcony but an oceanview would do also. Any pros/cons of the ship or Royal Caribbean in general anyone would care to share would be great. We have cruised often and are pretty easy going about our stateroom. A good bed and clean bathroom and we are happy!! We cruise for the ports of call and just the enjoyment of being on a ship!! Thank in advance for sharing with us. Mary and Brad