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  1. Like the majority, keep it neat but have never "cleaned" with any product. After all our cruises on either Princess, HAL or others we have never gotten ill. We just practice that wash, wash, and wash again our hands.
  2. When we booked on board in March for 2020 we got the above OBC plus OBC equal to the "Welcome Home" offer we would have gotten had we waited until we did actually return. For us it doubled out total HAL OBC. Since we have been home we have had our TA re-fare out cruise twice for better base fares & perks and at no time have we lost our original OBCs. I have read that some have not had the same situation.
  3. ALWAYS, ALWAYS check more than once if you don't get an answer you like! Our TA called HAL yesterday afternoon to see if we could get the free HSC on our two booking 2/23/20 and 3/4/20 and was told "No, it is for new bookings only." She called HAL again this AM and without any controversy was immediately given the free HSC on our bookings. No loss of OBC or any change to our deposits. YEA, life is good!😀
  4. Yes please Copper tell us what that "strange" stuff on that plate was.
  5. We have gotten to the point where we treat our Caribbean cruises the same as one would an All Inclusive resort. With a couple of exceptions we don't even get off the ship at most ports. We have a couple of times done a "day package" at certain hotels right on a beach but in all honesty those still tend to make a day a bit hectic with all the getting to and back one must do. It can be rather nice to sit by the pool just relaxing onboard while most others are out attempting to spend lots of money at jewelry stores or just site seeing. Now, in all fairness, I will admit we live 5 minutes from the beach here which stops us from hunting ones down on the visited islands.
  6. Certainly agree with what kauz has said. Not worth the extra money.
  7. We really do enjoy some piped in music at the Sea View pool. They used to have a good variety of music and kept the volume at level that did not disturb most people. We also enjoyed the Music Trivia played at least once on a sea day out there. Based on the number of people who gathered to play I'd say it was enjoyed by many other. Heck, we may be old(er) but we aren't dead either! 😏
  8. Or you can call Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576, in advance of your cruise giving them any credit card number you would like. I would though ask them to send email confirmation as it will not appear on your other documents. When you fill out your 1st laundry slip just mark "unlimited" and add a note "prepaid".
  9. Kruzer Zuker I'm not certain what you mean by "Is it still available". We received our reduction based on the current published fares vice the fares we had as a result of booking this last March. The new reduced fares were not the result of any "special", just a reduction in the fares. If you currently have a HAL cruise booked simply do a dummy booking and see if the regular price has gone down. The price reduction we got was for the Koningsdam 2/23/30 and 3/4/20.
  10. Dave, thanks for this heads up. We have two booking for the spring and saved a total of $798.50. Many thanks!!
  11. tgetz you were not just dreaming about the "moving drawers" situation. At some time a couple or few years ago several people on this board reported that happening. Perhaps it pertained only on the smaller ships but I seem to remember it was done that way on the Vista's too but apparently that practice has stopped. 😞
  12. The thread you are speaking of was earlier this week. There is a posting on it by AtlantaCruiser72 that says - "HAL has recently allowed pre-payment of tips, but have not made it widely known - I only discovered it by accident one day!!! Travel agents can go into the POLAR booking system and add under gifts and services, but payment via CC MUST be applied at the time they are added. I would assume HAL agents can do the same" Hope this helps.
  13. While I'm not going to lecture about what HAL does or does not allow I am confused about this "adjoining" issue. In your original posting that caused all sorts of discussion about non-Neptune passengers using Neptune benefits you specifically said, and I quote (bolding mine), "So she came back the next day with an offer on an SB and the L right across the hall but not adjoining. The SB is an Aft wrap-around balcony on Deck 6." Something here just isn't right. 🤔 Having a duplicate set of room key cards made so that you or your brother can access the inside L stateroom does not make them connecting. Additionally lets get real, the only thing that connects an SB to an L are two doors with an open passenger hallway between. If your experienced learned TA really told your that she must have been smoking something real strange that day.
  14. I'll have to start using the "leave a message page" from now on. My current way of saying Thank You to both the great folks that do the laundry but also those that deal with the Breakfast Room Service cards is to write a very brief note on those forms thanking them, wishing them a wonderful day and including a 😊.
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