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  1. we were thinking of the thermal suite on a Christmas Veendam cruise as we do not have a balcony and wanted to have a space away from the crowds. I know the thermal suite is smaller but would you recommend it. Does it get so busy you cannot find a bed?
  2. Thanks for the suggestion this may be a good option
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. Pretty open to what I do. Do not like large tours with the cruise ship and being hurded off and on coaches. Small or private tours are fine. Not one to just sit in sun all day either need shade or something active with walking or hiking. Love the water though
  4. My husband will be Scuba Diving in Tortola and I am looking for something I could do on my own. I have been to the baths twice so looking for other options.
  5. That sounds pretty good. Found out today my TA has been fighting with HAL which is why I have not yet received my revised pricing. They removed some of my shipboard credit. TA said they would reach out tomorrow with final price and shipboard credit.
  6. Oh that is not good. I have no perks but a lot of shipboard credit, some from cruiseline and some from TA, so we will see how that goes. No sure why my TA cannot send out pricing yet.
  7. I noticed that pricing is now available on HALs website for the 12/18 cruise. So I reached out to my TA who advised that they will be contacting me in 7 to 10 business days with the revised pricing. Do you think they will offer lower pricing than is available on the site or do you think we will just be offered the current rate?
  8. Sounds like a very fair discount. Do you wind me asking which date are you cruising?
  9. it is odd that for the same cruise people are being informed at different times
  10. Yesterday I received notification/a letter from HAL via my TA that my revised pricing and finalized itinerary for the December 18th 2019 cruise would not be sent to me until early July. I find that strange as others already are advising their have pricing.
  11. I am also on the Veendam Christmas Cruise which had 3 days in Cuba and already has HMC as a stop. Just waiting to see what the new itinerary and pricing will be before making a decision. I hope HAL offers similar discounts to the other lines. I know we already have an additional $100pp shipboard credit but would need to see a bit of a price reduction to keep this booking.
  12. Thanks for the input. Yes I know they have portholes. Full window was an increase in price and there were not really any great locations available anyway/
  13. About to book the 10 day holiday Cuba cruise on Veendam. Trying to select an oceanview room. We do not like rooms on the promenade deck so our options are limited to A and Main deck. Considering G515/516 or G702/707 all at the front of the ship. The 515/516 rooms look a little smaller than most but are on a floor sandwiched between rooms and 702/707 look larger but are on a lower deck and obviously closer to engines etc. So really torn here. Also seen some negative reviews on Veendam later so that was other concern, but this itinerary looks perfect for us for Christmas Really would appreciate your thoughts as trying to book today or tomorrow.
  14. Thanks everyone for the answers. Good to know about the wine options. PG tips tea is good. Being originally from the U.K. I too am particular on my tea!
  15. A couple of different questions Firstly wine. I understand the rules for bringing wine onboard at embarkation but what happens if you bring wine onboard at later ports. Do you pay corkage or is is taken and returned at departure? Secondly tea . What type of black tea (English Breakfast) is available onboard ship at the moment. Embarking on my cruise Monday and have a couple of last minute questions. Thanks
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