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  1. Funny we did the same thing except we did a 2 night cruise on Bhaya and 3 nights in Hanoi flying back to the ship in Saigon. It was an identical B2B. As far as the visa if you are going north and HaLong is your last stop then you might be ok. If you are sailing south and it’s your first stop you best get your own visa. You will need your passport for the cruise and it’s best to have a real visa at the first point if you want to get off. But you will have time because they will pick you up around 11am. Great line. We had a rear suite with a wrap around balcony. Fantastic. One night a bit rushed but nothing like a day trip. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. The sea of Cortez cruises look interesting. Never heard of several ports. Very low prices. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. I agree with you about the HAL website. Horrible. I use something called I cruise App. Has every sailing on every ship on every line. Easy to read. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. I am booked on the Massdam July 2019 from Seattle to Tokyo. It is a unique cruise and even though it’s after the official end of the exploration cruise it fits it with program. It will sail from Tokyo to Sydney making baby unique stops. And there is where it ends. The new schedule came out and next is a circle Australia and many almost cookie cutter South Pacific and New Zealand Cruises before returning to Vancouver. I was hoping that it might repeat in 2020 what they are doing in 2019. But not to be. Maybe no interest. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. No. Not more complicated. The CTrip app is wonderful. You buy the tickets from them and you pick up at the station. No need to speak mandarin. Just show the receipt to anyone info center at a station and they will print them out. The main subway stations at airports and train stations have a booth that sells day tickets. Very easy to use. Sorry you didn’t get to see the city. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. I was on the first HAL ship to call in Banjul in2002. The Princendam. Took a tour to Abuka preserve. Nice town. Busy market. Lots of people wearing Bin Laden tee shirts. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. We were twice in the Seychelles. Once a Sunday and then the day after new year. Everything was shut. They really didn’t seem to care if a ship was in port. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. LeCirque is gone from Holland America and from everywhere else. They went under in Dec and sadly are no more. I really liked the meal. The new one was not on the Noordam in January when we were there. Next time. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. I believe the HK gov wants ships to use the new term. They spent a fortune building it and in reality no one wants to use it. They are probably forcing them to. Star cruises gets it as they sell the cruises on the street outside the mall. There are touts with clipboards outside selling cabins to the next cruise on the street. Sight I had not seen. Macau ferry’s run all day but maybe more often in the morning. And when we arrived on the Volendam at the ocean term just a short walk away. BLT brand is great. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. Was that on the last statendam? I saw that was a port stop and it’s very rare. Great little place much closer to the Monkeys and orangutans the Kota Kinabalu. Sorry you missed it. We spent 4 days there. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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