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That's what I was afraid of (I found the...
That's what I was afraid of (I found the "contracts" for HAL & others). THANK YOU for your info!

Since this will be their only cruise, I would have liked to put my folks on Celebrity Solstice,...
Thank you!
Lois - thanks for the response! :)
Alaska 2016?
I know it will be awhile before Celebrity releases Alaska 2016 (believe only Crystal Cruises had released 2016 dates so far).

However, does anyone know what ships Celebrity will have in Alaska...
I agree with MsB - we were really impressed with...
I agree with MsB - we were really impressed with the food quality and would even give HAL a slight edge over Celebrity in our food experience.

While food itself was great, the service was not...
We just finished that cruise yesterday - I'd be...
We just finished that cruise yesterday - I'd be happy to fill you in on my opinions on the cruise and HAL.

I can tell you to start that the intinerary/stops were FABULOUS but at 40 and 48 we...
interesting, thanks CaliforniaAC!
interesting, thanks CaliforniaAC!
First delay on embarkation was a new time of...
First delay on embarkation was a new time of 1:30; yesterday got a HAL email that embarkation is now not until 4pm = pretty sure we will be later than scheduled leaving.
Bummer!
JMA - Thanks for letting us know since I hadn't gotten notification yet and now we'll delay our pier arrival (I'm going to see about late check-out at hotel, too).

Now I'll be on extra high...
I think she means VA vs. just A; in which case...
I think she means VA vs. just A; in which case the cabins on deck 5 are fully covered vs. other decks have partial cover over the balcony if I'm not mistaken.

Marcia - we did our Panama Canal in...
You'll be the "happy" people on March 5th where...
You'll be the "happy" people on March 5th where as we will be the "unhappy" people (we'll be getting OFF Noordam, vs. on that day!). :D
Anyone get their news today?? (She says with her...
Anyone get their news today?? (She says with her toes crossed :D)
Rose - I feel your pain of the anticipation of...
Rose - I feel your pain of the anticipation of waiting to find out!.

I've got my toes crossed your cabin info comes in tomorrow! :D
We are also on the Noordam Feb 24th sailing and...
We are also on the Noordam Feb 24th sailing and got our cabin assignment Feb 1st.

I checked my reservation that morning on HAL site and found it (surprised it came so early even though I had...
Imho
I confess - I hate the muster drill; I'm so excited about finally being on the ship/my first day of vacation, that the last thing I want to do is put on a smelly vest (back when we had to), fight the...
Inside Cabin layout question (Solstice class/specifically Silhouette)
Forgive me if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find an answer in my thread search . . .

I've heard the inside cabin layout can vary depending on the location of the door to the cabin...
missing you, NM!
Here's to my home state (and city of ABQ), a hello to my sister/her family in Santa Fe and a small prayer that one day I can get back home!!
It's even harder for me to wait these days (after...
It's even harder for me to wait these days (after 20+ years in Albuquerque, these Minnesota winters are KILLING me!) :eek: Can you humor me with a blue sky and sun story every now and then, Joanie? ...
51 more days
until it's ME waving from the Noordam - <sigh> seems SO FAR AWAY! :D
Noordam is on the move now, me thinks . . .
Noordam is on the move now, me thinks . . .
I have to second this - "canyoning" in Dominica...
I have to second this - "canyoning" in Dominica was the BEST excursion we have ever done (spent our day with Richard in March 2011). Keep in mind, what goes down, must come back up (meaning, the hike...
We tip $5 for 2 bags and when we have the 2...
We tip $5 for 2 bags and when we have the 2 kids/2 more bags we give another $5. Once, our 20 year-old son got some negative comments from a porter when he put his bag over separately and the porter...
We've been in a C1 twice and never received...
We've been in a C1 twice and never received priority tender status - did we miss out? (I also don't see it listed as a "perk" - only priority embarkation/debarkation)
:D LOL (if only you had reminded me in Barbados ....
:D LOL (if only you had reminded me in Barbados . . .)