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Really, you would rather go on a cruise then do a...
Really, you would rather go on a cruise then do a routine doctors visit like a mammogram?? Early detection is the reason my wife has a good chance of living a long life. Of course we could have...
We had this occur to us earlier this year and...
We had this occur to us earlier this year and received $6,000 back from our credit card company. Still had a lose but not nearly as bad as it would have been.

To the OP, you have my sympathies. ...
It is normal for non-US customers but I am not...
It is normal for non-US customers but I am not aware of any other lines with this policy for US customers. Not implying the US is special just that the policy is diff. Part of the reason I posted...
Unlike other cruise lines, there was no mention...
Unlike other cruise lines, there was no mention of cancellations on the invoice or confirmation email. The reservation was made by phone and there was no mention of it there either. The confirm...
Geezer Couple, love that name. If we had...
Geezer Couple, love that name.

If we had been aware of the non refundable nature of the deposit we would not have booked. Maybe that’s why they don’t tell you during the booking process. I think...
I am in the process of litigating this through...
I am in the process of litigating this through our credit card company. I did a charge back and have sent documents along with my story. Will have to wait and see how it turns out.
It was shocking to us as well. I guess shame on...
It was shocking to us as well. I guess shame on us for “assuming the policy had not changed” so we did not study the lengthy cruise contract but apparently with Hurtengruten that’s what you need to...
That policy has been in place for the non-US...
That policy has been in place for the non-US market but the US market was just changed in June of 2017. A little notice to us would have been nice.
Beware of Hurtengruten's booking and deposit policy!!!!
We had taken one cruise on Hurtengruten and booked a second when my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. We canceled our booking and received a full refund minus $100/pp cancelation fee. This was...
Can you imagine how crowded some of these...
Can you imagine how crowded some of these rescheduled ports will be? They still have us going to Ponce in PR but I can’t imagine that will hold up.
If I recall correctly, you don't need to buy...
If I recall correctly, you don't need to buy internet time to use the app. I thought it was a good start as well.
There is a roll call for this sailing here: ...
There is a roll call for this sailing here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2482146
I completely agree!
I completely agree!
We just used an ATM. Credit cards are pretty...
We just used an ATM. Credit cards are pretty widely accepted for larger purchases or meals.
I think it is just their recipe, it's been this...
I think it is just their recipe, it's been this way for years in Pinnacle. For some reason our daughter likes it but I have always thought it had a burnt flavor as well.
Maybe it's because we don't cruise the carribean...
Maybe it's because we don't cruise the carribean but we have always found natives of various countries to be amazingly friendly.
I agree though the length of cruise, itinerary...
I agree though the length of cruise, itinerary and time of year can have an impact.
In Lido they have baskets of crackers, always...
In Lido they have baskets of crackers, always more then just saltines. The baskets are usually on top of the glass partitions.
We usually book early, shortly after booking the...
We usually book early, shortly after booking the cruise. We primarily use private excursions and often the best guides book early. You can always cancel later if you need to.
Have great time Sherita! How was the Military...
Have great time Sherita! How was the Military Tattoo?
Its also easy to catch the boat to Kinderdijk.
Its also easy to catch the boat to Kinderdijk.
We missed Rosyth in 2012 onboard the Caribbean...
We missed Rosyth in 2012 onboard the Caribbean Princess. I was surprised as you are up the river a bit. Its a tender port and it was raining cats and dogs as well as windy so not much complaining.
We have never come close to a drink package...
We have never come close to a drink package making sense. Most of the alcoholic drinks we consume are during happy hour, our average (including soft drinks, coffees etc) is around $15/day/pp. The...
Hi Jacqui, Barbara and I have added the July...
Hi Jacqui,

Barbara and I have added the July 15th sailing the P'dam to our other cruises on the EE.

Thanks!