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booking Grand Asia 2017
Some friends have booked Grand Asia 2017 with their travel agents. Mostly to get the rooms that they want. HAL is only requiring a $100 pp deposit. HAL has not released pricing or open the cruise...
it did Mexican Riviera and Panama Canal ending in...
it did Mexican Riviera and Panama Canal ending in Ft. Lauderdale. Then in Caribbean for Xmas and New Year's cruises, then off to the World Cruise.
my absolutely favorite Grand Cruise
We put down a deposit on this non-existent cruise while we were on the 2015 World.

We have been anxiously waiting a decision by HAL whether they will be bringing it back.

Thank you Orlando. ...
crap tables
From experience, I can tell you there are NO crap tables on the Prinsendam or the Amsterdam.
Do you bring a magnifying glass with you? It is...
Do you bring a magnifying glass with you? It is NOT prominently displayed anywhere.

It is NOT on the felt. It is on the 'electronic' screen in the corner of the table telling you how much to...
The casino's "cut". See wikipedia definition: ...
The casino's "cut". See wikipedia definition:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigorish
Casino Blackjack- WARNING
I just got off the Sept 13th 7 day Alaska cruise on the Amsterdam.

In any casino I have ever been all over the world, when you get blackjack, you are paid 3/2. That means that for every $5 you...
Cuba Ferries
http://cruisebusiness.com/index.php/More-News/attica-group-receives-license-from-the-usa-to-serve-cuba.html
Neurovirus
The Maasdam just had a neurovirus attack. See attached link:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/tourism/fl-hal-maasdam-sick-cruise-20150501-story.html

On our world cruise on the Amsterdam,...
Rotterdam circum navigation of Africa
Has anyone heard any "news" from passengers on this cruise re ports cancelled because of Ebola virus??

We have been to Walvis Bay, Luteris, Senegal, and The Gambia and loved the ports, it would be...
Is the Triumph jinxed?
Strong winds caused the Carnival Triumph (yes, the same one which went adrift around Valentine's Day), broke it's mooring (in Mobile Alabama) while being repaired, and floated across the river and...
size of ship dictates type of passenger
When you go on a cruise there are 2 types of passengers:
1). Go on a cruise ship for the "resort" experience, big shows, loads of "play" space, and the ports are secondary to the "resort"...
How much longer will the Prinsendam stay in HAL service?
I have sailed the Prinsendam with Captn Albert (and follow his blog on the Statendam). He is fantastic! The captains on a "smaller ship with longer segments", gets to personally interact with the...
Prinsendam
Any thoughts as to what HAL will do now that Captain Halle Gundersen is retiring.

The Prinsendam was Captn Gundersen's ship. He designed it, watched over it's building, and then has Captained it...
even the Atlanta newpaper is reporting incident
http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/transportation/5-dead-3-injured-in-cruise-ship-accident-in-spain/nWLDY/
Great Book to Read
If you want to read about the birth of the cruise industry and the history of the Mardis Gras, how Carnival became the "fun ships" and up thru when Carnival purchased Princess, you MUST read: Devils...
Captn Carl Smith
Captain Carl Smith is also THE BEST :D and I think, the youngest Captain. It looks like the ACC takes pride in their choices of Captain and the passengers certainly appreciate their professionalism,...
HAL bucks
HAL bucks have been eliminated.
Grand Cruises
I have noticed (and experienced) that CD Bruce Scudder is the CD on the Amsterdam for the Grand Asia/Australia cruise every September.

Thom Faulkner was the CD on our Prinsendam Grand Med/Black...
message to Swissmyst
I saw your post on the HAL blog website where you post your upcoming HAL cruise.

You commented on our upcoming HAL Prinsendam 62 day Grand Africa/Med cruise and wanted to know if there is a blog....
SlotL - Prinsendam 62 Day Grand Africa/Med March...
SlotL - Prinsendam 62 Day Grand Africa/Med March 12, 2011
our upcoming cruise
We are scheduled to be in Alexandria and Port Said on April 19/20 on the HAL Grand Africa/Med cruise on the Prinsendam beginning March 12 from Ft. Lauderdale.

I went to Captn Albert's blog site:...
do your own research for the ports
We have cruised the Med MANY times and will be on the HAL Grand Africa/Med cruise in March re-visiting many of the ports.

First, I would do my research on the internet about the cities you will...
Osteo
Ostia is right on the train line. We took public transportation to Ostia and the sites were directly across the street from the train stop.

My vote is Ostia!!!