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freestyling

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    Central Texas
  • Interests
    kayaking, snorkling, traveling
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    HAL right now
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    mediteranean

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  1. Typically the Cellar Master dinner is only offered on cruises longer than 7 days.
  2. The curtain does close off the two rooms and the balcony door does have a lock. Just double check to ensure it works. You can also call ship services to ensure info provided is correct for your specific stateroom number. (800) 541-1576
  3. Timing varies by ship. I would “expect” in a few weeks. We usually book any treatments on embarkation. The spa offers a “tour” or selling day and they usually have some specials. The only time we’ve had any issues was trying to book a sea day with only 24-48 hr inquiry. Have a great cruise.
  4. Surprises me. Johnny’s stand alone in Zwolle was named one of top 50 restaurants in the world by Conde Nast magazine. Even though the ships menu didn’t compare to the restaurant we always enjoyed this dinner. If it is in fact true, I’m sure someone will be replacing him on HAL’s Culinary Council. Probably another top chef winner again!
  5. Congrats. PG- your correct. Make your 2 bookings on board Spa - we just walk up and request our free day. We usually don’t ask for a sea day as we figure the thermal chairs would be hard to secure internet- yep, $30 credit provided for whatever package you use You use to get priority for the cooking classes. guess it’s gone now?
  6. Merry Christmas Thanks for the dam daily reports!
  7. If there is availability after the spa sells the cruise long passes then they will offer day passes...I believe around 35-40 a day. Suggest you go to the spa on the 1st day and inquire about pricing if available. Have a great cruise.
  8. I posted information that was provided to me by the mariners society. My question was how the $18.00 corkage fee was dispersed. I did not post this for any reason other than I have always wondered. The Mariners Dept called me today to explain how the $18.00 corkage fee is dispersed. They use a fleet wide average wine cost that is calculated by the Food & Beverage Dept in Seattle. It is a rolling 4 month average. Currently the avg is 47.38 per bottle. 15% of this or $7.107 is placed in the wine stewards pool by ship. The remainder is shown in the revenue accounting for the Food and Beverage Dept by each ship. I asked if this could perhaps increase the per bottle wine average and was told no. Seattle reviews wine sales by bottle and/packages to determine the average bottle amount. I thanked them for the return call and they said it was easier to call in case I didn’t understand the math.
  9. While discussing HSC here is Some additional info I was provided in regards to the $18.00 corkage fee that I posted a few months ago. The Mariners Dept called me today to explain how the $18.00 corkage fee is dispersed. They use a fleet wide average wine cost that is calculated by the Food & Beverage Dept in Seattle. It is a rolling 4 month average. Currently the avg is 47.38 per bottle. 15% of this or $7.107 is placed in the wine stewards pool by ship. The remainder is shown in the revenue accounting for the Food and Beverage Dept by each ship. I asked if this could perhaps increase the per bottle wine average and was told no. Seattle reviews wine sales by bottle and/packages to determine the average bottle amount. I thanked them for the return call and they said it was easier to call in case I didn’t understand the math.
  10. HAL will cover the HSC. Of course anything additional if warranted will be able to be accepted as well.
  11. No telling with HAL’s website. Could be a loading issue which could delay till Monday.
  12. Yes it will. Have a great cruise
  13. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail shortly after today’s election. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/election-violence-forces-cruise-ships-to-cancel-calls-to-dominica_181477?profile=1373
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