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IndyDenise

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  1. IndyDenise

    HAL went above and beyond

    Thanks everyone for the kind words! My mom is finally taking charge of her health and said this cruise was the best thing that happened to her in the past 10 years. It served as a huge wake up call ( about smoking, treatment of issues promptly, healthy eating) It may be her salvation but that cruise was my nightmare.. so many unknowns and scary scenes. She wants me to book the cruise again for the Fall. Um.. no way, Jose! I instead talked her into two weeks in Paris. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    HAL went above and beyond

    On our Oosterdam cruise ( Barcelona to Venice ) my mother encountered a medical emergency and we were “kicked” off ship to get additional medical treatment. ( note: HAL was perfectly reasonable to do so , and I am not complaining at all ) My mother was cleared to go back onboard after s day of crossing Sicily and spending time in the ER. We did incur taxi and hotel expenses but we have trip insurance so no biggie. Once back onboard she continued her care with the medical staff . ( Fantastic bunch there!!! ) .. again incurring quite a large bill but trip insurance will cover that . We never received a final bill from HAL upon disembarking ( but we did get daily medical bills ) . Quite large but hey what medical care is cheap? I found out today that other than the medical bills HAL wiped out everything.. they never charged us ! No hotel charges, no meal charges, no drinks that my daughter had ( mom and I had the drink package for free) no gift store stuff... no bill got anything! Wow! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this !! This is totally unexpected !! I love HAL Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. Just off the Oosterdam April 30th. Fine ship and outstanding crew! We had a medical evacuation in Sicily and re-embarking ( Now THAT is s story on its own ) and I can’t say enough good about this ship. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. IndyDenise

    You Might Be a Cruiseaholic if....

    ALL of the piano players onboard play “Freebird” when you walk past. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. In taxis I’ve never been asked at the port to show my boarding pass...however in Lyft or Uber ( my new go to ride in FLL ) I always have been asked ( but not had to show ID ) Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Nieuw Statendam

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  7. IndyDenise

    Nieuw Statendam

    I took some, just like yours mine was on the train so they aren’t great . Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Oosterdam Apr 12, 18 from Funchal TA

    Me too ! Leaving for Barcelona on Friday ( tomorrow) to see that beautiful city.. then boarding on Wednesday! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. IndyDenise

    It wasn’t what I hoped or dreaded it was

    I broke down and bought two orange shirts. As much as I wanted to rock the life jacket it just makes my butt look even bigger . Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Waiting and hoping for the Upsell Fairy

    I must be the only person in the world who hates being aft .. and that includes the aft wrap Suites. Yuck !!!! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. IndyDenise

    Oosterdam Neptune Suite worth full price?

    My first Mediterranean cruise ( and first HAL cruise) we received a free upgrade to a NS aft wrap . Loved the room, and the huge balcony but hated being aft. It did hook us into Suites .. but we are three females and bicker A LOT! We need the space so I can’t reach out and slap my sister or slyly trip her . When my husband and I cruise we are happy in a normal balcony room. I like being close to him. I do know that on the Med. cruise we were exhausted at night and spent more time in the room than we normally would. But for 5000 buckaroonies I would stay put .. that said I am leaving in one week for another HAL Mediterranean cruise in a NS...but we got it at a great Casino rate with Explore 4 and the 2 night Barcelona hotel stay . Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. IndyDenise

    It wasn’t what I hoped or dreaded it was

    I don’t think it’s honoring another foreign leader but showing respect and partaking in some festive fun. Heck , if I met QE2 or any of her family I would curtsey. Not because I want to be her subject but I respect her title and dedication to her country. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    It wasn’t what I hoped or dreaded it was

    Um.. I wish you had never said this because I’m the type to wear the life jacket proudly. I wonder if that’s a no no in the main dining room. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. IndyDenise

    It wasn’t what I hoped or dreaded it was

    This is a great idea !! Orange is not my color ( I’m a pink or green gal ) . We will be in Dubrovnik that day and I will rock the orange ribbon ( also used for gun violence awareness) . Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    It wasn’t what I hoped or dreaded it was

    Since I have Explore 4 I may explore the special drink 15 times ! Teehee!!! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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