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Just to clear up any misinformation, you can...
Just to clear up any misinformation, you can definitely book 4 in a cabin online - I've done it over 20 times for our family. Just need to make sure you change the "default" setting of two per cabin...
Yes, but for four stars and above, we've been...
Yes, but for four stars and above, we've been fortunate to have the 3rd and 4th free (just taxes) on many of our cruises. So, it can be compellingly economical to do so!
We've done 20+ cruises in quads. Our daughters...
We've done 20+ cruises in quads. Our daughters started at 5 and 6, and they are now 18 and 19. We have just one rule to preserve the peace: If it's "number one," inside is fine. If it's number...
I especially liked how they introduced the new...
I especially liked how they introduced the new logo and tag line, but at the end of the live stream, they froze the screen on the old logo and tag line.
I'm sure I'd would be ok with it if all I wanted...
I'm sure I'd would be ok with it if all I wanted to was to book a cruise. However, I already have a cruise booked, and I want to be able to watch prices over time, which I cannot do without putting...
The most significant impact of the new site for...
The most significant impact of the new site for me is that I cannot now quickly monitor the price of an existing booking. Could it be that this was done on purpose to minimize the number of requests...
Thumbs up!
Thumbs up!
We have two teen girls, and we have enjoyed many...
We have two teen girls, and we have enjoyed many meals in the Pinnacle and Tamarind that were either free for them (when they were under 13) or discounted by 50% (after they turned 13). And that...
I would not advise doing so unless HAL is not...
I would not advise doing so unless HAL is not able to resolve to your satisfaction. Your CC company will also ask if you've made an effort to resolve with HAL. In each instance that I have been...
15 HAL cruises. Always free; no need to bring...
15 HAL cruises. Always free; no need to bring your own. My wife "eats" them like candy.
Family has been in the American Southwest for...
Family has been in the American Southwest for longer than most of us. See http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/business/article_18a21a60-8993-50db-ab36-2a94c34cd4d7.html

Kudos to them and...
We've been on holiday cruises the past 4 or 5...
We've been on holiday cruises the past 4 or 5 years. In the past two, they've offered additional OBCs, bottle of wine and two free lunches at the Pinnacle if you book on the ship for the next year's...
Same here. We've combined the FCD credits and...
Same here. We've combined the FCD credits and the thanks for sailing with us promotion for no less than 10 cruises.
We disembarked August 17, and I have not seen one...
We disembarked August 17, and I have not seen one yet either. We've received one within a couple of weeks of disembarkation for most of our prior cruises.
Yes. All of these price reductions by HAL were...
Yes. All of these price reductions by HAL were before our final payment. So, I have no issues booking early. It ensures that we get the cabin that we want (as well as our dining choice), and I...
I typically book HAL cruises 18 months out. In...
I typically book HAL cruises 18 months out. In my experience, most (not all) cruises for which we book drop in price up to 1/3 off the original booking price. So, from my expereince, what you are...
It's one of the reasons we love sailing HAL! ...
It's one of the reasons we love sailing HAL!

Since February, the cruise fare for 1st and 2nd passengers on our 2013 Holiday Cruise has gone down from $3,199 to $2,589. Saturday, we saw that...
IMO, dinner at the Tamarind is truly exceptional....
IMO, dinner at the Tamarind is truly exceptional. I have found the lunch, however, to be quite poor.
We did it in 2009. It was ok. The falls are...
We did it in 2009. It was ok. The falls are nice - worth seeing - but most of the trail is an "urban" bike trail running through the city and suburbs. I also remember that they made us walk about...
If you want to leave later, you just go with your...
If you want to leave later, you just go with your color group, but you take your own bags. We've done that many times, and we've been told it is fine so long as you can take your own luggage without...
Google "Walking Tours [Name of City" or...
Google "Walking Tours [Name of City" or "Self-Guided Walking Tours [Name of City" to get some great maps, and tours you can do on your own, with highlights of many of the sights to see. Some also...
Same deal with Tamarind; not sure about...
Same deal with Tamarind; not sure about Canaletto. We have two daughters, 15 and 14, and we've been sailing with them since 2006. We've enjoyed many meals in both the Pinancle and Tamarind that...
Did you know your 13 year old is half-off, plus...
Did you know your 13 year old is half-off, plus any Mariner Discount? One-half off for 13 to 17 year olds.
Once I found myself with the first page of the...
Once I found myself with the first page of the cruise description showing $700 per person less than what we found in the subsequent web pages. We called HAL and they did honor the "mistake" and we...
I think HAL understands that and IMO the real...
I think HAL understands that and IMO the real point of the survey was for HAL to better learn why it is that many of us do all or substantially all of our shore excursions with private companies. ...