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About TheEmerson

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    Alameda, CA.
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    Holland America Line

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  1. My wife does hide a few quilted hearts around the ship. Attached is a small quote of something uplifting or as simple as "You are Loved".
  2. While I cannot say if it will be permitted, but if so, expect a request for the cooler to pass into the X-ray screener like any other carry on luggage. Keep those dimensions in mind if you take try to bring it. Maybe what would be best is a foldable hand cart that you can find in luggage stores. Water pallets and soda 12/24 packs will scan easily and all held with bungie cords.
  3. Maasdam was shown on the morning news today in the process of docking at the pier in SF. Was good to see.
  4. Did you get an email from HAL of your Guest Booking Confirmation PDF? If you did the text inside the PDF when getting the standard policy does state about the protection plan.
  5. How often then did you goto the Colombo Club for dinner? Many changes in Alameda now.
  6. It is even worse now. My office is in Oakland, but my work number area code is 628 which on it own is an overlay of 415.
  7. I have booked a BST on every cruise I have taken, it never gets old. When on the Noordam last I asked the Neptune Lounge concierge that I was interested in booking it, she told me a private one will be scheduled for both Pinnacle Suites later on in the week. And sure enough three days later we were invited with the other PS guests on a private tour. It was a nice time.
  8. This most likely because I live in the East Bay, but many I work with and are friends with will call SF "San Fran" or The City. From people that have lived in the EB all their lives or a newbie like me that moved here 25 years ago. But I do agree that "frisco" moniker is 100% tourist. But to each their own.
  9. I did this for my Wife. She did not know until I opened the door to the suite. Since we were on the train from Anchorage the Hotel Manager did not know when we would be on the ship so taking the chance I did not mull around to ruin the surprise. I was really nervous to her reaction but I felt better when the first words from her lips was "Get the Camera" I knew I was home free.
  10. I have done the D5L Tour before and it was quite nice. Having the land portion done first then cruise for the remainder is a solid plan. While on land you are on the move a good deal so it is best to get that done with so then you can have seven days on a ship without having to repack your bags time and again. An added plus you can get the laundry done on the ship from the prior land use.
  11. Smoked? It was canned salmon a few years back. Just incase friends come over for a delicious snack....... I still ask my DW if we have any canned salmon randomly if we have any to her annoyance.
  12. Simple run down of answers.Hotels are Westmark but can be different. Meal is included on shore for the river boat tour. Bathrooms are on the river boat, bus, et al. Even if you come in really late, you will not be the only one flying in for HAL as there is really only one main airline coming from the States to Fairbanks so you will have company and HAL will have transportation to the hotel waiting for you
  13. The closest welcome I received was me holding open the door to the Neptune Lounge for Captain Ane Jan Smit and where I then waited for him to get his espresso so I can pull myself one. I can tell he needed it and myself being an introvert conversation was not had by all.
  14. Thanks Miss G for some of the interior photos of the cabin. It did just hit me that I am booked in the same cabin in June. If you are willing, hide a note or a quarter somewhere in the cabin and lets see if it is there next June.
  15. Is it possible to get more pictures of the cabin? I have booked this cabin type next year and a select fact site has some older photos still. Thanks.
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