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  1. thanks for all the useful info! I don't have many choices for veranda cabin for 4 people at the intended cruise, either deck 4 toward the aft (VC) above the dinning room, or deck 10 VB, unless we go for the Neptune suite (no Signature suite available). As long as there is no noise issue and we can have a good night sleep, I think we can live with the tiny "Juliet balcony" and the tiny 174 sf VB cabin at deck 10.
  2. Thanks for the quick reply and the photo showing the balcony! I think I can live with that balcony size, as long as there is no other issues.
  3. I noticed the VB cabins at deck 10 Observation deck are not fully booked up as the rest of the veranda cabins (VA and VB are all gone in deck 4 and 5). Are these cabins less desirable? Only thing I noticed is that they are sandwiched between Explorations cafe and Sliding Dome Cover. Thanks in advance!
  4. I am new to HAL, was looking into June 2020 Europe 12-day cruise on Zuiderdam (Rome to Copenhagen), and was surprised to see that most of cabins were almost booked a year in advance! A few questions for you HAL experts here: 1) is this a glitch, or most people really do book a year in advance in HAL? HAL website actually had Nothing across the board for 3 or 4 passenger cabin, but Costco website still has a few cabins, I am surprised and confused. 2) would teenagers feel out of place in HAL? 3) can you eat at the Lido buffet most of the time without a reservation? We cruised with Norwegian in Europe last 3 years and enjoyed their freestyle cruising, now looking into HAL because of the really interesting itineraries. We don't enjoy sit down restaurants and formalities. 4) How would you place HAL compared to other cruise lines? I noticed the price was on par with Norwegian and Carnival and RCI, and much cheaper compared with Celebrity. Thanks in advance!
  5. Thanks for the replies! Yes I use Uber app and I don't "call" Uber 🙂 I'd love to use local proper taxis service, but people reported been ripped off by the taxis waiting at the pier, because some of them would paint their cars to look like the recommended ones.
  6. Our cruise ship Norwegian Gateway will call in Tallin. What's the best way to get Uber from the cruise terminal to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral? I'd imagine the pier would be very congested with tourists and taxis. Should I walk to a close by landmark and then call Uber? I'd read the forum about the taxis warning, and I am not sure if I'll be able to find the recommended Tallink Takso and Tulika Takso from the other taxis at the pier, and I've never used Taxify. We cannot walk up the hills and steps to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, reason for the ride to the cathedral, then walk back to the ship. Other suggestions for the ride to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (or top of the hill in Old Town) are welcome. Thanks!
  7. Thanks for the photos and info! Was there a bus ticket dispenser inside the cruise terminal?
  8. Celebrity and Royal started to charge non-refundable deposits even for advanced reservations, and Norwegian offers free cancellation up to the final payment date.
  9. I was following the news of Norwegian cutting short 2 days on Getaway 04/27 sailing, and I hope there will be a satisfactory solution for all fellow cruisers. I should also report that I received a email from TA today that Norwegian changed our upcoming summer Getaway Baltic cruise schedule to dock in Stockholm instead of Nyshahamn, to "enhance the guest experience" as the email stated. My understanding was Norwegian stopped calling in Stockholm last year, and I am glad that Norwegian decided to call in Stockholm again. Now I just have to figure where in Stockholm the ship docks 🙂
  10. thanks for the replies! Is there an option to "add fare" to the City Pass Small to go to Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerød? I plan to buy the 96 hour City Pass Small (cheaper for more days), but plan to visit Frederiksborg Palace in one of the days. Thanks.
  11. thanks for your reply, also your blog was very helpful with nice photos!
  12. Hi, does anyone know where is the drop off place in Stockholm? We'll be sailing in Getaway and are interested in taking the excursion "Stockholm on your own" from Nynashamn, but the Norwegian website only stated drop off in a central location... Thanks!
  13. Hi, I read up the wonderful info in this Copenhagen thread, and looked up the City Pass website, and would like to confirm with the local experts here: City Pass Small is good enough for trips between CPH airport (or downtown Indre By) and OceanKaj cruise port, but I should get the City Pass Large if I plan to go to Frederiksborg Castle. I plan to buy the City Pass on arrival at CPH airport (I read that you can buy online and they send you SMS to your cellphone, but I am not sure if I'll have data reception in Copenhagen, also not sure if I could stack 4 passes in one cell phone for the family). Thanks in advance!
  14. Thanks so much for the replies! Just wanted to confirm that I should call Norwegian excursion instead of booking the excursion online using my Norwegian website account.
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