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Too many tourists in the world is getting...
Too many tourists in the world is getting coverage more than before, I remember seeing a story about a small town in NZ near where the "Lord of Rings" was shot and during their high season they get...
CCCL Stock slump
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Although this is not a HAL specific topic I've seen several stories lately in the business/financial press indicating CCCL stock and it's competitors have been sliding and demand for the...
If it's 14 days on the Zandaam it's not that...
If it's 14 days on the Zandaam it's not that ridiculous, but if it's 7 forgetabout it

-Paul
On sea days I usually eat a light breakfast and...
On sea days I usually eat a light breakfast and then workout, I've noticed the gym is very crowded the earlier it is in the morning. If you like eating first like me the place is usually empty by...
I think this tread has outlived it's purpose,...
I think this tread has outlived it's purpose, haters gonna hate. Whether it's complaining about Oprah's politics or comparing HAL to Carnival in terms of market demographics. "Enjoy yourself, it's...
Does this mean if HAL dies, Oprah is responsible...
Does this mean if HAL dies, Oprah is responsible for the Neiuw Stantendam's upbringing until it becomes 18?

People stop taking things so seriously there are more important issues in the world....
Maybe whatever replaces the P-dam on world...
Maybe whatever replaces the P-dam on world cruises will have a Rock Climbing Wall and a Surfing Wave Machine!

-Paul
Thanks Cigar King Yes I assume evening...
Thanks Cigar King

Yes I assume evening weather is fine around Cuba to smoke a cigar in, if it's not raining or too windy or the ships doing 18+ knots.

HAL lets you smoke by the Sea View Bar...
Any place to smoke a cigar on Empress of the Seas
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We will be on the Cuba Immersion cruise in Sept. and I'm wondering if I will be allowed to light up and sample what I buy ashore in Cuba. Is there a designated cigar lounge on the Empress?...
I've got 3 in the hopper, but they are somewhat...
I've got 3 in the hopper, but they are somewhat spaced apart since we are both working

1. Cuba Immersion, Sept 2018
2. South America: Argentina to Chile around the Horn Feb. 2019
3. Western...
Thanks Crew News
Thanks Crew News
Zaandam photos/review post dry dock.
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If anyone has been on the Zaandam after her resent dry dock any photos reviews you have will be greatly appreciated. We will be on her next Feb. in a Vista Suite (for now barring a decent...
Well Mr. TaxMantoo, I've never defaulted on a...
Well Mr. TaxMantoo, I've never defaulted on a loan in my life weather it be school loans, mortgage loans, car loans/leases or credit card bills and I don't think I will default on this future cruise...
Because it's just $1 today, and the final bill is...
Because it's just $1 today, and the final bill is due in the future, it's how the American Consumer Economy was built!
I Got the Email from our TA we used to book our...
I Got the Email from our TA we used to book our first ever HAL cruise back in 2009, I felt a little guilty that I haven't given her any business since so a booked a 7 day on the Niew Standendam in...
Purchase insurance for Cuba Cruise but already booked
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So I turned down the insurance offer when I booked the The Cuba Immersion on the Empress of the Seas sailing 09-15-18. Then after booking I thought "Jebus that's at the height of Hurricane...
Most Upsell offers don't start until 3 weeks...
Most Upsell offers don't start until 3 weeks before sailing and go right up to the day before if not enough people have accepted the offers. Some lucky cruisers have reported "upgrades" at the pier...
HAL EZ Air and Business Class fares
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I know EZ Air is a popular topic and some people report they have scored good discounts compared to shopping for airfare on their own. But I was wondering if anyone has had success at finding...
Leave a $5 HAL casino chip under your pillow...
Leave a $5 HAL casino chip under your pillow tonight, the upsell fairy loves casino chips. It works every time.

If you don't have a casino chip left over from you last cruise you can try an old...
Hi- We are doing the Signature Experience in...
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We are doing the Signature Experience in Buenos Aries before our South America Explorer or Adventurer can't remember what it's called. We are in a Vista suite and was included in the fare. The...
We only have a tiny tub in our condo which we...
We only have a tiny tub in our condo which we never use. So when we travel a tub is imperative to us because we don't have one in our regular lives. Yes I know all about the design trends to kill the...
Hi- After considering options for Cuba with...
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After considering options for Cuba with HAL and Oceania I decided to go with RCI's "Cuba Immersion" Cruise which is 8 days on the Empress of the Seas. The Empress is RCI's smallest and oldest...
I'm a librarian and was sad to see HAL slowly...
I'm a librarian and was sad to see HAL slowly kill off their libraries, but they where stale and really sad looking form a professional's perspective. Plus the added expense of staffing it with a...
Maybe this was the first ever "Hatfield's and...
Maybe this was the first ever "Hatfield's and McCoy's" theme cruise but they forgot to market it as such.
There is a head waiter making a fresh pasta dish...
There is a head waiter making a fresh pasta dish for lunch and dinner at a cooking station in club class dining. One night he did make a peach flambe night for desert. Other than that I couldn't tell...