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  1. Me too! On NS last month, returning to the ship for a late lunch, I told my friend that I just wanted a curry wurst and salad. It worked perfectly. While they prepared the wurst, I went through the buffet and collected a nice salad (I think my friend had the chicken - also good). I think I did that at least twice during the cruise.
  2. Thanks - that's what I'm leaning towards. I just found Avis on Seaport Lane, right at the terminal. Is that it? Thank you! That didn't show up in my earlier search.
  3. I'd like to know if I can park my car at the Boston cruise terminal before flying out of Logan for a one-way cruise back to Boston. Then when I get off the ship, I can just jump in my car and go. I've checked the parking website and it doesn't mention one-way cruises. It seems the garage is open, but I would pay full price (not a "cruise" price). But I'm not sure I got that right. Does anybody know how this works, and has anybody here actually done this? I will probably call anyway, but I like to hear first hand experiences. My other option is a one-way car rental home, which is surprisingly affordable, just more hassle.
  4. Thank you all for the reassuring and encouraging replies. I usually only travel for 7-10 days at a time, so two weeks seems long. I figure I'll either be anxious to get home, or after a week or so I'll get into a rhythm and really enjoy it.
  5. Hi kazu (New Brunswick is on my list of places to visit). It's a trans-Atlantic. I've always wanted to try a TA. As far as interests, they're diverse. I enjoy lectures, trivia, exercise (in the gym or just walking the promenade), reading, and although I'm not much of a wine drinker, I like learning about it. Maybe I'm wondering what kind of unexpected things there might be.
  6. I've been considering a cruise on the Veendam which includes more sea days than I'm used to and I'm concerned about going a little stir crazy. I know the Veendam is a smaller ship with fewer bells and whistles, and that's actually fine. I'm usually pretty good about keeping myself busy or occupied, but I can only spend so much time reading or hanging out in the gym. Can you give me some ideas of what to expect, then I can hopefully decide if it will be right for me? I really love the itinerary and I'd like to make it work.
  7. Thank you for the replies. On the first day I may not have time to explore, so it's nice to know where I'm going. What deck is the bow access? Again, it's hard to tell from diagrams.
  8. We just booked a last minute trip on NS for this weekend. (My first on HAL!) Despite having a balcony (another first!) I'd like to be on deck for sailaway and watch the Dutch countryside slip away before we head out to sea, and then enjoy the fjords later in the week. I can't tell from looking at the deck plans. Are there any front-facing decks? Do they open the bow? There's always the gym, I suppose. Share your secrets.
  9. I thought the lots are only open when there is a ship in port. They are gated, so you can't just come and go. Do they make special concessions for TA's, maybe depending on which direction you're sailing?
  10. When is your cruise? Not specifically, just what month or time of year? The lighting can be dramatically different depending on the sunset times. It's all good!
  11. I tried to include this with my previous post. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world for many years:
  12. And the Verrazzano Bridge: (My first time posting pictures. I hope they're sized correctly!)
  13. Aw, I'm sorry - this sounds so sad. It seems as if it's been a learning experience for you and maybe people reading this thread, as well. I hope it all works out.
  14. Thank you very much for the replies. I'm still swinging back and forth and I like to hear details that I wouldn't anticipate. The disadvantages and potential "problems" don't seem as if they would bother me too much. I do think I would like the easy access to the outside (if the slider is working) and my own deck chair.
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