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  1. I loved the atmosphere on our first Windstar cruise (and we are dying to go again - maybe in the later half of 2019). We were on one of the sailing vessels (Wind Surf) and loved it but I can understand why the sailing vessels might not be for you if room size is very important. I agree about Windstar food - absolutely the best we have ever had on a cruise and the service was definitely fantastic. Our fellow passengers were interesting and pleasant. It's too bad that you did not have a good time on Orkney (we were there on another cruise (not Windstar) and it was one of our favorite ports - so much to see (I guess it helps of Neolithic ruins are your thing and if the weather is decent). Reading your review, made me want to book another cruise TODAY! Oops I nearly forgot - I wanted to thank you for the comparisons to other cruiselines - VERY helpful.
  2. Zeno

    Just off the Koningsdam...Wow!!!

    Very helpful review - Thanks!
  3. Zeno

    Where will my money go?

    Don't drink.
  4. Personally I think it's a ridiculous decision on NCL's part - particularly skipping Kona which is nowhere near the eruption. But then I find cruise lines are often absurdly over-cautious about perceived "danger".
  5. Zeno

    Tender ports??????

    That about sums it up - the new website sucks
  6. Zeno

    What to do with room service tray?

    Don't leave the tray in the hall! Why? 1. It's disgusting. 2. More important - it's dangerous - people can trip over it. 3. It "narrows" the hallways space making it more difficult for people with mobility problems to move around. What's wrong with calling Room service and asking them to pick up the tray IN YOUR ROOM or asking your cabin steward to pick it up from your room.
  7. Zeno

    Library on Koningsdam?

    For us that sucks - we enjoy libraries on ships. The books and the quiet. I guess I will just have to load up more e-books for our upcoming cruise.
  8. Considering all the complaints - has a library been added to the Koningsdam?
  9. Got the email and booked a 10 day southern caribbean on the Koningsdam
  10. That happened to us once - the port charges went down and we got a small refund.
  11. I don't recall saying that it wasn't. On every cruise I have taken there as been a service charge and of course it's to keep the base fare looking low. And I still wish that it was part of the cruise fare regardless of which cruiseline. BTW I don't object to the DSC, I would just prefer to have it rolled into the cruise fare.
  12. Of course! Personally I just wish that they would include the SC in the price.
  13. My opinion: Cozumel or Costa Maya
  14. A lot of people don't seem to get that simple truth.
  15. A GTY cabin does not mean you will be assigned a cabin that you view as an "upgrade" - as others have explained. It is by their category definitions not by your personal preference for location or otherwise. So if you are picky about location or cabin type, it is probably better NOT to get a GTY cabin.. The first time we booked a GTY, we were not thrilled with the location but since we understood that a GTY is their choice NOT ours, we would have accepted it without complaint. Lucky for us, we were able to "upsell" (pay more) and get a cabin more to our liking. The 2nd time we booked a GTY, we were very lucky and pleased with the cabin assigned. Mostly we don't book GTYs because of the risk of ending up with a cabin whose location we don't like.