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  1. I have a question for those who use the Holland America Line Rewards Visa Card. This morning I called the credit card company to redeem my points for a statement credit. I had 17,131 points including points I earned for recently making a final payment on HAL of over $4001. Therefore, they awarded me with 2.5% point earnings. They would not allow me to redeem all 17,131 points. They only allowed me to redeem 16,000 points for a statement credit of 400.00. Do they only issue the statement credits in certain increments? I was expecting to be able to use all of my points for about a 425.00 credit. I would appreciate your experiences in point redemption. Thanks, Mark
  2. Looks like the Hot Glass Activity is going to stay and I am glad to see this. Found this post on their Instagram page:https://www.instagram.com/p/B7YfeQWjG5j/
  3. Just to clarify, Aqua Class on Celebrity is not a suite class cabin. The Aqua Class cabins are generally the same size as balcony staterooms with a separate restaurant and access to the Persian Gardens. The suite class on Celebrity starts with Sky Suites and goes up. I have never been in a Holland America Signature Suite so I won't dare to compare. You may want to post your question on the Celebrity board (if you haven't yet) as there are Celebrity Cruisers who have also sailed HAL.
  4. Such sad news, my condolences go out to her friends and family. She was so vibrant and enthusiastic in her posts about the Edge. Always a pleasure to read what she wrote.
  5. Hi Don and Ken, Mark & Ken here and we are also booked on this voyage. It’s our first HAL and first transatlantic. We have been trying to do this trip for a few years and are really looking forward to it. I haven’t planed excursions yet for the ports, we pretty much know what we want to do in Amsterdam. We have friends who have already been on this ship a few times and they love it. Do you sail HAL primarily?
  6. Jim, I am so glad to see that Ashlee Amber is on the EDGE. She is a phenomenal powerhouse performer. I noticed on her calendar that she will be on for the beginning of the TA also. BTW, have you run into our friends yet, Daniel & Larry? I sent an email to you with their stateroom #, I didn't want to post it here on the public message board. Mark P.S. Enjoying all of your photos.
  7. Hi Jim & Iain, I'm enjoying your live posts from the EDGE. The photos remind me of the 10 nights we were on her last December. We have friends on board with you now that are also doing the B2B. If you run into Larry and Daniel, please say Hi to them for us Mark & Ken
  8. That's an excellent overview Miaminice of the 4 main dining rooms. We didn't have dinner in Cosmopolitan any night since we were there for breakfast most days and the décor reminded us of the MDR's of the other ships. Enjoyed Tuscan and Cyprus the best. I agree, we didn't miss BLU at all when we were on the EDGE last December due to this new setup.
  9. This could be the reason for higher hotel rates. May 5th will be Liberation day. I am booked on the NS TA arriving on May 3rd and used points for two nights at the Renaissance and a high rate for another night. Here is an article about the holiday. https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/plan-your-holiday/events/liberation-day.htm
  10. You may want to read my post, #20, on the Edge cabin compilation thread. I don’t know if the excessive overnight noise situation was dealt with. Loved the cabin but I wouldn’t book it again for the reason stated in my notes.
  11. Hi Roy, I’ll be following you here for the TA. We were booked for this sailing but decided to wait till next year to do it. Happy Easter, hope you located the church this morning with no problems. Have a terrific voyage, Mark
  12. I am so sorry for your loss That is a lovely photo of the two of you. Hoping you can find some comfort in all of your wonderful memories.
  13. My agent contacted HAL this morning and was able to add the SPB and PG dinner with no change to the cruise fare. Made me happy!!! Before the sailing, I'll have to look into if I can upgrade to the Elite Beverage Package and just pay the difference between the packages.
  14. Thank you to the thread starter for the heads up. I looked at my sailing on the HAL site and saw the Explore4 tag on it. Just sent an email to my travel agent, asking if it can be added and hopefully she will come back with a positive response.
  15. B-Rizzle, don’t let all of the negative responses deter you from enjoying the entire space at Eden. I was on the ship for ten days this month and the environment, activities and entertainment in there really grew on me. From morning to late at night, I enjoyed the variety the space offered. And the breakfast and lunch in the Eden cafe was delicious. If not to windy, you can take those meals to outside tables next to the cafe. Hope you enjoy the venue as much as I did.
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