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That’s how it worked for me last year. Booked...
That’s how it worked for me last year. Booked the September cruise in February, bought the stock in May, and faxed the June brokerage statement in July. Got confirmation email within a couple of...
Good question! I've never had a problem with...
Good question! I've never had a problem with seasickness -- I live in northern WA state, so ferries are a way of life up here. No problems there. I've done whale-watching trips when I lived in...
I actually got an upsell offer on my first ever...
I actually got an upsell offer on my first ever cruise -- HAL's 14-day Alaska r/trip from Seattle last September. I travel solo and had examined my budget, weighed the options, and booked a Neptune...
I've had the same experience w/Lyft vs Uber. ...
I've had the same experience w/Lyft vs Uber. Both are (surprisingly) available in my small-ish town, but the Lyft app is so much easier to use. Most drivers here work with both Uber and Lyft, so no...
I didn't go to the MDR so I don't know for sure,...
I didn't go to the MDR so I don't know for sure, but I've read that it usually is open unless it's reserved for something. Lido is definitely open.

You should wait in your cabin until the alarm...
I was in Neptune Suite 7040 on the Amsterdam for...
I was in Neptune Suite 7040 on the Amsterdam for a 2-week Alaska trip last September. It's directly across the all from the aft elevator lobby on the port side. The only time I heard any noise at...
I still consider myself a "novice" at this, but I...
I still consider myself a "novice" at this, but I was on the final Amsterdam Alaska cruise last September before a "wetdock" (I think that's what it's called) to do some fairly extensive cosmetic...
I couldn't agree more -- this is spot on. The...
I couldn't agree more -- this is spot on. The Voyage of the Vikings 2018 roll call is very active and has been for a long time. That's partly due to seeritR who put together the series of linked...
Embarkation date: September 12, 2018 Ship: ...
Embarkation date: September 12, 2018
Ship: Regent Seven Seas Mariner
Name of Cruise: Serene Sunsets
Number of days: 29
(My first cruise with Regent Seven Seas, but my heart belongs to HAL ......
According to HAL's FAQ on dress codes, "Gala...
According to HAL's FAQ on dress codes, "Gala Nights evoke the grand traditions of cruising as guests dress to impress for special events on board, including our five-course gourmet dinner in the...
This is one of the reasons I won't do "fixed...
This is one of the reasons I won't do "fixed seating" dining. I tend to do longer cruises and the thought of having to share a table with a blowhard or two just doesn't fit with my idea of a...
I think the length of the cruise may make a...
I think the length of the cruise may make a difference, too. I've noticed that for the shorter cruises (< 14 days), there isn't much roll call activity. My first cruise last fall to Alaska -- 14...
Kazu has answered most of your questions, but I...
Kazu has answered most of your questions, but I thought I'd weigh in on Canaletto, the Italian specialty restaurant. I took my first cruise ever last September to Alaska (roundtrip from Seattle, 14...
HAL recommends two different luggage services for...
HAL recommends two different luggage services for different purposes: Luggage Forward (door-to-door luggage shipping) and Luggage Direct (ship-to-airport service). From the FAQ on the HAL website:
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LOL!! Me, too! I've been trying out various...
LOL!! Me, too! I've been trying out various packing strategies -- picture the computer game "Tetris" -- to see how to get things to fit most efficiently. I need to decide which luggage pieces I...
I hear you, Lois. I retired in 2003 after 32...
I hear you, Lois. I retired in 2003 after 32 years in high tech, and spent the next 7 years in school, finishing my undergrad and graduate music degrees. I always had in the back of my mind that I...
The 38-day trip this summer is a r/trip on...
The 38-day trip this summer is a r/trip on Holland America from Boston across the North Atlantic (including Newfoundland/Labrador, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Scotland)....
I took my first (ever) cruise last September solo...
I took my first (ever) cruise last September solo and I had similar anxiety but everything worked out great. I opted for "anytime dining" - no preset time. I just showed up at the main dining room...
I'm not sure how you can travel solo and yet...
I'm not sure how you can travel solo and yet still have those you care for physically present to share your experience. Are you thinking of booking separate cabins or something similar? Not clear...
I was on the Amsterdam last September for 2 weeks...
I was on the Amsterdam last September for 2 weeks while my homeowners association was going through some tricky repairs/negotiations (I'm the treasurer), so I needed to be able to check in at least a...
Something similar happened on the Amsterdam last...
Something similar happened on the Amsterdam last September on the 14-day Alaska cruise. There was a small fire in one of the engine rooms. First and second alarms sounded -- but they got it under...
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You fax it to 206-270-6080 per the above. Include your legal name, reservation #, ship, and sailing date (I just included a...
Another endorsement for TripInsuranceStore --...
Another endorsement for TripInsuranceStore -- Very easy to work with, they've seen/heard everything and know how to deal with it, and will steer you in the right direction with options that fit your...
I'm booked on a 33-day B2B on the QM2 in Sep/Oct...
I'm booked on a 33-day B2B on the QM2 in Sep/Oct of 2019: 1) 19 days r/trip NYC --> Hamburg with stops in Southampton and Le Havre, followed immediately by 2) 14 days r/trip NYC --> Quebec. I travel...
I thought it might have been you. I'm the one in...
I thought it might have been you. I'm the one in the front who mentioned doing the Voyage of the Vikings this summer on the Rotterdam. I've only been on one cruise so far, and that was a HAL 14-day...