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Everything posted by akeka

  1. HAL is my favorite mainstream cruise line but I really like NCL for solo cruises outside North America. They have interesting itineraries to Europe and Asia and lots of solo cabins.
  2. I would book now so you can get the same cabin in location you like. As long as it’s not with a non-refundable deposit, you can reprice if it drops.
  3. Hi, I'll be traveling on the Getaway next month with a large group and we'll be taking some of the NCL excursions. Do we need to check in together for bus-specific stickers or are you assigned to specific bus when loading?
  4. Lerwick in the Shetland Isles and Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.
  5. I’m also on this sailing. These ports are replaced with two stops in Scotland. The tendering in Reykjavik is because too many ships are here those days and HAL got the short straw.
  6. There are so many cruise ships in Reykjavik next month our ship, Zuiderdam, drew the short straw and will spend our two days there anchored in the harbor. Does anyone know where the tenders will drop passengers? Holland America didn't provide the information which makes it hard to arrange private tour pickups. Thanks!
  7. I've been buying replacement parts on Amazon without prescription the past couple of years after insurance change made it much pricier than what I'd pay online.
  8. I hope bystanders continue to give aid when coming upon people needing it. That's the reason good samaritan laws exist.
  9. Having lived in San Diego for decades, the fall is the best time to cruise from there (September/October).
  10. We lived on the West coast for 40 plus years and I would say the Fall is best (September-November). We cruised roundtrip to Hawaii from Long Beach in October before and it was wonderful weather and pretty calm seas (for the Pacific).
  11. There's a music cruise going on now; maybe the crane was to set up a stage at the pool?
  12. Anyone know of any blogs or live threads for the 2023 World Cruise starting this week?
  13. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a blessing to have those memories of that last vacation with Jan. Take care!
  14. Thank you for the wonderful live review. P.S. Those MDR eggs are better to me but it's all personal preference.
  15. Hi, What company did you use for this transfer? Sorry if I missed it in another post.
  16. Yes, I was able to check in right after 9 pm west coast time (midnight East coast) for my June Allure of the Seas sailing.
  17. Thanks for the review. I appreciated you pointing out where Royal Caribbean excelled and where improvements are needed.
  18. I hope it does go smoothly but I wonder if they have enough staff to handle 3 ships. When I got off the Koningsdam in March we were the only ship and it was slower than I'd experienced in busier Florida ports recently. They didn't use facial recognition and each and every person had to personally have their passports checked.
  19. To make it really fun with the time changes, daylight savings time starts the morning we disembark.
  20. We'll be on KDam with you next week. Do you know approximately how many passengers they're expecting?
  21. For those that have sailed the Koningsdam Mexican Riviera itinerary lately, does the ship time change to match the port times? Thanks.
  22. Hi, We've been waitlisted for early dining on the March 6th Koningsdam sailing since booking it in Mid-November. Have people had good luck clearing the wait list lately? I assume we won't know if we did until boarding day since it's getting so close. Thanks!
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