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Jinty684

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About Jinty684

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  • Location
    Hillsburgh, ON
  • Interests
    Dog agility, three day eventing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. Booked with our FCD, final payment not due until November. After final payment, it's really hit and miss as to what you might get. For our cruise this year, we got a cheap upgrade to a signature suite and two $100 beverage cards. Other years we've been given OBC or room upgrades.
  2. I'm booked on a January 14 day cruise on the Zuiderdam. Two weeks ago I noticed a significant price drop so my TA called Holland and although we had to give up pre-paid gratuities, our cruise went down almost $400 pp and we got an additional $150 OBC each. It was an easy decision to switch. This morning, my TA called about the 3 day sale, and they added an additional $150 OBC to each of us. Now we have $450 OBC each and a reduced fare...I'm very happy!
  3. I was on her in January for the 11 day cruise...loved the ship and the crew. Have booked two cruises on her in 2020 🙂
  4. I didn't see him in his uniform, but did see him around the ship......one of the other officers had his daughter with him too.
  5. We were on the Jan 16th sailing and Captain Vaartjes quite enjoyed blowing the horns. We were at Half Moon Cay with the Volendam and it was that Captain's last day before retirining. Captain Vaartjes announced that we were going to give him a proper send off - when we left there was quite the toot off between ships!
  6. We were on the Jan 16th sailing and it was probably my favourite cruise yet.....you will love it! I'm pretty jealous watching this sailaway.... :)
  7. I’m on the Zuidy now. We were late leaving as the shipment of bacon was late - all passengers were on board- glad we waited because life isn’t worth living if there’s no bacon!:) Last night we diverted to Freeport due to a medical emergency. A passenger was taken off by boat. So we’re an hour late to Half Moon Cay.
  8. Thanks POA1 for your marvelous review/info on your cruise. I'm boarding the Zuiderdam in one week for an 11 day cruise and you've provided so much valuable info. This will be my first cruise on this ship so all your photos are very much appreciated. I'm hoping that the current lead singers with BB Kings will still be on board given your reviews 🙂 My cousin and I generally end each evening at the BB King Club. Janette ps I would love to cruise with you and your lovely wife one day - you two seem to be a hoot!!
  9. I have really enjoyed reading your thread! We are on the Zuiderdam three weeks from today and the excitement is building here! I'm very happy to hear that the BB Kings are great as we are big fans. We'll likely finish each day listening to them. I hope the same lead singers are still on board.
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