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About mom4mom

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    Cruising, reading, spending time with family, singing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Palma de Mallorca

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  1. Hi Carol, We've sailed together a few times and hope to see you again some time. I'd like to pick your brain about a specific cabin you had on one of our sailings. Can you please email me at doulamom4mom at yahoo dot com. Thanks Joan
  2. I am hesitant to re-book our Alaska cruise for next year until the money from our cancelled cruise hits my credit card. We cancelled 3 weeks ago and still no sign of it. I'm reading that it may take 60-90 days. I had organized a group and had 18 cabins booked for this year. Most of them want to re-book so I had my TA set up a group but am advising everyone to wait. Hopefully we can pull this off.
  3. Thanks for posting this information. I've been watching for them to move it to include flights through the end of May. Yesterday it was still through end of April. Now I can notify my group that they can safely cancel without losing any money. What a relief!
  4. I used Miguel Corral twice for tours in Palma. The first time he arranged a tour of the city two 2 busloads in 2011. When we returned again in 2017, I hired him again but this time to not only see parts of the city especially the cathedral but he also took us up to the north coast where we went to Michael Douglas' Costa Nord for a typical Mallorcan lunch and then visited a winery. I learned from my first trip to limit it to just one busload! I let people chose to attend the lunch with us or go off on their own. Those who chose to go off on their own were disappointed that they didn't go with us. Some also chose to go to the Chopin piano concert in Valedmossa. I learned from this trip not only to limit to one busload but to set the entire itinerary and not give additional choices to everyone. You can contact Migue through mallorcatourguides dot com or send him an email directly to corralmiguel at hotmail dot com. Tell him Joan Sabino sent you and I said HI
  5. We are renting a car after our departure at pier 19. We’ve been told there will be a kiosk set up for Alamo, National and Enterprise that will take us by shuttle to their downtown location so I would imagine you could drop off at any of the three’s downtown location and take the shuttle to the ship. Call to verify.
  6. Wow! I didn't realize I would get such good response from my question. This is our first sailing on HAL with most of our experience on RCCL. On Royal, they only tend to have a priest on board on transatlantics. One time, I had mistakenly assumed that they would provide one on another 14 day cruise and was extremely disappointed when they didn't. But I did attend the non-denominational service on Sunday and was surprised to see less people in attendance than what is usually at a daily Mass. I've arranged a group of 20 cabins from my Catholic Church and we are grateful that HAL provides this service even on short voyages.
  7. We are boarding the Oosterdam on Sun, 5/17. I know HAL has a priest on every sailing. Will he say Mass after departure at 4pm? If so will it be before or after dinner?
  8. Thanks to all. This is exactly the information I need.
  9. Which companies rent cars nearest this port? We will disembark on Sun 5/24 so the office needs to be open on a Sunday morning. We will need a mini van. After spending a few days with relatives in Port Angeles we want to return the van to SeaTac airport.
  10. does anyone know if the app is available for onboard communication of the Oosterdam?
  11. Have you thought about rentin a house through AirBnB, VRBO, it Home Away? We got a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house that sleeps up to 14. We haven’t been there yet but pictures look amazing with lots of great reviews. We’ll be looking at either Uber or local public transportation while there.
  12. We are sailing on the Oosterdam next May with a stop in Victoria. Is there a shuttle from the ship to downtown or nearby transportation?
  13. mom4mom

    Alaska excursions

    Can you tell me the names of the private excursion companies you used? We will be going on RT Seattle next May. TIA.
  14. I recently had a friend tell me that the cruise line contacted her sister to cancel the cruise shortly before sailing for just such a reason. Not sure which cruise line it was but you’d want to find out sooner than later. Hopefully you insured the trip too and will be able to get your money back if you cannot go.
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