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    Celebrity, Holland-America
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  1. Super. Thank you. We will purchase some Aussie wines before we board.
  2. Does anyone know what the corkage charge is on Australian cruises? ( Everything on board will be in AU$.)
  3. We just refared for a 2021 Australia cruise. We had to give up the Sip n Save package (we're not big drinkers), but saved $640. We now have the free Gratuities and $AU400 OBC. (We could have upgraded our cabin, but prefered to keep our original location to the upgrade possibilities.)
  4. On the ship tour that we took at Reykjavik, there were several people on the bus with terrible hacking coughs. They either didn't want to pay for a visit to the ship doctor, or didn't have trip insurance, or most likely, didn't care if they infected other people.
  5. There often are people with horrible coughs on ship excursions. With the recirculating air on buses, everyone else is exposed. If HAL would allow people to cancel an excursion if they are sick, with a refund or credit, this would lessen the exposure for everyone else.
  6. We were not able to apply our beverage cards to a wine package while on the Zuiederdam. We were able to use the cards to buy individual bottles of wine at dinner, and also for drinks during Happy Hour.
  7. We have been to Ketchikan several times - once on a Celebrity ship that had mechanical problems and stayed in Ketchikan for several days!! So the last time we were there, we booked a crab feast. They picked us up on the pier. https://catchcrabs.com/portfolio-item/world-famous-crab-feast-at-george-inlet-lodge/ Another tour that we thoroughly enjoyed was the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour. We booked it direct, rather than through the ship. We saved a few dollars, but more importantly we just walked over to the boat and were able to get front row seats before the ship tour arrived. http://www.alaskacrabtour.com/ We have also taken the local bus to Totem Bight State Park as mentioned previously. Right next door to Totem Bight is Potlatch Park for more totems and a great gift shop. In additional to totems, Potlatch also had an antique car museum.
  8. For some reason, ship water upsets my DH's stomach. So he can only drink bottled water. (He also avoids salads on ships!!!)
  9. Thanks for the information. We will plan to buy water in ports as much as possible, but will most likely need to buy some bottles on board.
  10. Does HAL offer a less expensive brand?
  11. We are only 1 star, so are hoping to buy a package if available.
  12. Does HAL offer a bottled water package? (We don't want a full beverage package or a soda package - just bottled water.)
  13. This offer is not on any of our 3 Amex Cards. In the past, I have been able to click on a link that someone posted, and manually add it to one of our cards. That's the reason that I requested the url for this offer. Thanks.
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