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    Central Texas
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    kayaking, snorkling, traveling
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    HAL right now
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  1. Growing up in Maine and visiting my grand parents in Nova Scotia to celebrate Remembrance Day, I agree that this day is different in both countries. Perhaps due to America’s attitude due to certain conflicts but a day that should never be forgotten as Kazu noted. Teaching this poem to children in classrooms is very commendable.
  2. I want to Thank all veterans for what they sacrificed for us. For me it’s also a day to remember my grand- father who read me the poem of Flanders Field by Canadian John McCrae and then pinned a poppy on me before we joined his friends from the VFW to march in the Veterans Day parade. Thank- You Veterans...world wide.
  3. Usually Black Friday or cyber Monday HAL will have a cruise promotion.
  4. The internet speed really depends on where you are traveling, stateroom location and package purchased. On “average” I would say that just checking emails and sending some reply messages it is ok. I’d rate it a 7 out of 10.
  5. I would contact the Mariners Society about this. You should not be dinged in my opinion. It’s worth a phone call or email to them.
  6. Posted 3 days ago. You can read the comments here https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2707427-sad-news-on-captain-albert-‘s-blog/
  7. We were on her for 42 days early this year and found the bed very comfortable. I too hate a hard bed. It was a pillow-top and we did not need to request a egg topper, which they did tell me they had if I needed.
  8. Yes it is. Out of courtesy inform guest services.
  9. Thanks for the updated dry docks, charters and groups schedule.
  10. Not such a “mess” at the restaurant. Since Johnny Boer is the owner of De Librije and also on the HAL culinary council that’s probably why.
  11. One of our most memorable meals was at the restaurant in Zwolle but not even close on HAL. Understand it’s a much lower price point but other than the signature deconstructed apple pie dessert nothing even looked nor tasted like the meal we had at the restaurant.
  12. If you call HAL to complete the check in process have them email you the docs so you can print out the boarding pass or just open doc via your phone if asked for the boarding doc.
  13. Wow..never have had speeds that high but generally cruise in Europe and Asia. My highest on the NA earlier this year was 58mps and speed download test of 1.35 to 2.15 and we had antenna in our suite by the Neptune lounge. I should note that this was around 7:00am and was the mid level package not the premium. Probably a busy time
  14. If you find Explore 4 of value and book a refundable fare you can always refare if you a new offer appeals to you. Also you should ask what your refundable fare would be without a package to ensure your not overpaying.
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