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  1. Like I said ship is still in Port Everglades. I'm not sure why you made 22.22 departure comment I wasn't asking that. Michael
  2. I see the Niew Amsterdam is still in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) so that's not a good sign. Hope everything gets fixed quick.
  3. The last time we were in an SS we did receive the the suite breakfast cards to hang on the door. This offered an enhanced selection to choose from as well as mimosas and some pretty awesome steak and eggs.
  4. Today Carnival announced that they are switching from Coke products to Pepsi. The change will include some Starbucks items as well. Will HAL switch as well?
  5. I'm sorry if I offended you. That wasn't my intention.
  6. I'd try a different browser. Maybe Chrome or Firefox. Also I would update my IOS since there was a recent update. After that I'd say it must be something HAL has implemented. Good luck, Michael
  7. If you have any questions or doubts ask your steward. They are there for you and will be happy to help you out. Don't feel intimidated in any way. If you have questions about what dinnerware, silverware or glassware to use just ask. All of the staff on HAL is pretty wonderful. Don't worry you'll have a wonderful time, Michael
  8. On the Koningsdam you had the same breakfast card (you hang on the door at night) as the Neptune suites. This is a very nice perk as far as I'm concerned. The SS cabins on the Koningsdam were different than any I've had in the past. Not bad but just really different. I'm certain you'll really enjoy the the upgrade and I hope you write a review when you return. Have fun! Michael
  9. I proposed to my wife in the crows nest of the Nieuw Amsterdam 35 years ago. I'm happy to report our marriage is in much better shape. It's very sad to see, but time marches on. It's hard to believe that there were no balcony cabins, no specialty restaurants but they did have "Ocean Liner Service". I'll never forget the best and most life changing day of my life when Wendy said "Yes, I will marry you" onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam. Michael
  10. This will probably hurt the people that book a guarantee room rate. Now the pecking order will be 1st upselling cabins for most added revenue. Next up the club orange added revenue folks will get the next best cabins. Last will be those that took a guarantee hoping for the upgrade fairy. All I can say is good luck with that.
  11. Thank you very much for the help. It's much appreciated. Michael
  12. Hello, Could anyone please let me know which of the SB Neptune aft wrap cabins on the Koningsdam is your favorite, and why. I would really appreciate any insights and information you might have. Thanks, Michael
  13. My sympathy goes out to Walt's family and friends. He was an icon of the cruise critic boards. Michael
  14. Hello, This was an excellent review and mirrors my feelings very closely. Your photos were great, and I loved the Indian love call between the two ships at the end. I want to say thank you for all of the time and effort you put into this. I really appreciate everything. Michael
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