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About Gigi1977

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Fort Worth Texas
  • Interests
    Cookie Decorating
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Cruise of Vikings, Panama Canal, Alaska

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  1. What a great attitude and positive person! We are retired also and have 5 cruises booked and have had two cancelled. . . I need to adopt your mantra- “I am not deprived.” Have a blessed day. Page
  2. I have mint growing in my back yard and a Texan - We can do anything. Mojito - no problem! Maybe it will cure this mess . . .
  3. On that size ship, I know that the aft Neptune’s are smaller but the balconies are much larger. I think there are a couple on deck 7 that are larger than the others because of the ‘jut out’. I’m guessing that the aft are the 500 and the jut out is the 712. All the others should be very similar in size.
  4. Same for us. The final payment date was bumped a month back but cancellation charge dates remain the same. I will add platinum plan before the original payment date but not make final payment until the new due date.
  5. We were in this situation. It took time but about 3 weeks ago our FCC was credited and I called our PCC and in about two weeks, it showed up on our booking along with the OBC associated with it. Our PCC had to elevate it to get it applied once the FCC was available.
  6. There are no balcony cabins on the promenade deck. Not certain but don’t think there are regular ‘balcony’ options onboard Rotterdam- only Vista Suites. Deck plans are available on HAL facts page so you can check there. Vista Suites come with double cruise days toward Mariner status and beside from a couple of other small things they are really no different from a balcony cabin. Special dining on HAL is limited to Neptune and Pinnacle Suites which have the Neptune Lounge and dine in the Pinnacle Grill (Club Orange on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam breakfast and dinner ) for breakfast. No special dining venue for balcony, Vista or Signature.
  7. The size is very similar. Not worth the cost difference.(IMO) In the Vista Suite, the bed is next to the balcony and the sofa closer to the door. . . Some people prefer one configuration over the other. I have had both and consider it equal. What IS worth the difference is double days toward your Mariner status in the Vista Suite if you are close to a certain star level. (Think 4 star - free laundry) All subject to personal opinion, of course! Have a blessed day! Page
  8. Tamarind only has dinner service. No lunch.
  9. Curious. What company do you use for annual?
  10. I have been burned by Allianz twice. Never again. I know some people think that HAL Platinum is ‘not enough’ but I’ve never been burned by them AND they have refunded my premium paid when they didn’t sail. 1. Cuba 2. Japan 3. Alaska. Will continue to use HAL Platinum. Just my two cents worth. Have a great day! Ready to sail again!
  11. I’m sure that some of the ships will be slightly delayed. . . But so glad they are able to reopen!
  12. We are booked for the crossing as well as Jewels of the Baltic preceding the crossing. (28 days total) Hopefully, she will be ready on time!
  13. We have a booked cruise November of this year to Hawaii. If HAL cruises, we plan to be on board.
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