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About Jolokia

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Illinois, USA
  • Interests
    Gardening, fishing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America & Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    New Zealand is fantastic, & Caribbean

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  1. We were on the Maasdam January 2018 and took the Taieri Gorge Railway Tour by an independent vendor that provided bus transportation to and from the train station, with a trip through Dunedin on the way back. The supplier was Canterbury Leisure Tours through Viator. A very nice excursion.
  2. I never have heard any noise from the MDR in either 4180 or 4185.
  3. 1st of all, you never go wrong booking a cruise and never booking a NS, and a wrap around aft, is my favorite cabin always my first choice. I am in 4180 on the Zuiderdam in 2 weeks. Enjoy your cruise, John
  4. We were on the Maasdam last January 2018 from Auckland to Sydney. It was an excellent cruise and the Maasdam is a great ship, one of my favorite. It is a smaller ship with fewer of the suite type cabins. The smaller ships appeal to my wife and myself. We selected the Maasdam over the Noordam because it was smaller and we were happy with that choice. With New Zealand being so far, it is a trip that most people only make one time in their life, spend the extra for your parents. Stewart Island is a nice relaxing little port, only a few excursions and at the peak of summer it was cool. I am already trying to talk my wife into the long airline flights to go back there.
  5. We were on the Maasdam last year cruising around New Zealand & Australia, there were no straw at all. My wife asked every bar on the ship... she was not a happy sailor. She has already prepared a ziplock bag with straws for our next cruise this year.
  6. We are traveling with friends with adjoining cabins and would like to have the balcony opened between the two cabins during the cruise. Can the balcony dividers be opened between the two cabins? If so, how do we make that happen?
  7. John, yes, they are similar to the reusable bags you get at the grocery store. They are in your room when you arrive.
  8. Steve: We are booked in a room just a couple of blocks from the cruise port, in the Holiday Inn Express Cruise Airport. It looks like walking distant to the port, but I do not know if the Port Authority will allow walk ins through the security gates. They had a good rate compare to other hotels in the general area. There is a shuttle from the airport to the hotel and arrangements can be made to have transportation to the port. Enjoy your cruise, John, from Kansas as well.
  9. POA1, Thank you for all of the wonderful pictures of the food, they are so much better than pictures of the menu. Enjoy Aruba and have a blessed Christmas.
  10. Susan, A week or so before your initial cruise you may either talk to your travel agent or a HAL agent to see if that next cruise has open cabins. If so, then your husbands option may be a possibility. However, if there are no cabins, then it may not be a possibility... unless someone cancels or doesn't show for that cruise.
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