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    Travel, Knitting, Needlepoint, Reading
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    Holland America
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  1. Years ago, my sister took a circle Hawaii cruise, and she was grumped because they had to waste two days going to a dip sh*t island. I think now, Pride of America is the only cruise that doesn't need a foreign port, because Pride is US flagged, and has a US crew. I tried to explain the PSVA, and she couldn't understand why they didn't get rid of such an old law. I don't understand why they don't make exceptions, especially when Canada's forbidding the cruises.
  2. I'm a little confused about a technical stop. I read years back, that they used to stop at Ensenada in the middle of the night for 30-45 minutes to fulfill the PSVA. w/o the PSVA the cruise line could use their tenders for boat tours, and the locals would be out all that excursion money.
  3. We had cancelled our cruise to Hawaii back in March 2020, and we didn't get a better offer that came out the day after we cancelled. So, it's better to let them cancel if you want more perks. That said, we have a date marked for deadline to cancel on our Alaska cruise for late summer.
  4. My February 13, 2022 Silhouette cruise was also cancelled. Now we're not sure what we'll do. When we made the decision of cancelling our spring 2020 cruise, our fall 2020 cruise would be o.k. But then we had to cancel that too, then spring 2021 and now we've lost the Antarctica cruise, and I don't know if we'll ever get back to normal. The issue w/ Antarctica is the ice class requirement and we thought the February 13, 2022 was one of our last chances. Anybody have an idea if any of Celebrity's ships have been upgraded for the future ice class requirement?
  5. When I cruise, I fill out a special needs form for my food allergies. I also bring my lists for the waiter, head waiter, cabin steward. That I leave with them on embarkation night. They seem to appreciate it, because they have our preferences in writing. This is for the main dining room, but during port days, the main dining room is closed. But I'd think you could snag a waiter in the Lido too. I haven't bothered, because I grab things that look safe. And I have an epi pen. Once we lost the epipen, and they told me to just eat everything on the ship, so they would have the
  6. They're saying something like 17 x 14 x 4 for land tours. It's the four inch depth that's a problem. My camera bag is much thicker than that. I'd hoped to take a super zoom for Alaska, but the bag won't fit.
  7. What about ordering room service? We're considering putting a card out the night before for breakfast. Do they offer that?
  8. Thanks for the information. Being pre-diabetic, we may have to opt out of the package. Since we're supposed to be watching our carbs.
  9. If we decide on the meal plan, do we get our a partial refund if we purchase a shore excursion with a meal?
  10. We sailed on the Radiance a few years ago, and found the MDR packed. We did a B2B, and on the second leg, we ended up eating Specialty Dining 5 out of 7 nights. Specialty has a fixed menu. We did like the Brazilian Steak House, but they had it in a place where we could only reach it via an outer deck. Though, they allowed us through a crew area via the Windjammer. Now the issue was using the restroom, we had to use one accessible from the outer deck, in the rain. Our waiter did a good job w/ the umbrella and keeping me on my feet. We like Giovannes, Chops, Johnny Rockets, and
  11. Does Explorer of of the seas have a freestyle coke machine? Does Royal Caribbean still load drinks onto our seapass card for happy hour?
  12. Hamburgers and hot dogs? DH is very picky with his BBQ. Must be brisket and must have bbq sauce.
  13. Can we eat at the Coco Beach Club w/ the unlimited specialty dining package?
  14. We have an unlimited dining package. Can we use it at Coco Beach Club?
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