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  1. Carseats are treated just like luggage when you transfer to the port and when you arrive they can be checked (again)just like luggage. Where they are stored in the cabin can be a concern in a regular cabin as those tend to be tight on storage space
  2. Also, when you look at your luggage tags, you may see the quadrant reflecting the area of the guarantee cabin.
  3. I think guarantee cabins are usually the "leftover" cabins after others have booked before final payment. HDC cabins are rarely ever leftover from early bookings. Sometimes an accessible cabin is canceled after final and may become available. Would be great if they at least kept a waiting list for them.
  4. MSC Divina nor MSC Seaside have auto doors on hdc cabins. Will be on Meraviglia this week and will post later whether they do or do not.
  5. Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas has auto doors on accessible cabins.
  6. OP was well past chargeback time when he finally contacted Chase. Rules require that he contact within 60 days of the disputed item posting to his account. He should have contacted the bank at least before September.
  7. We've had panoramic ov on both Freedom and Adventure.
  8. Chief, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I am sure many of us with scooters would panic at the thought we were in danger of high CO levels just charging our batteries.
  9. Aways have your charger with you. Many stores will let you top off if you ask kindly.
  10. We were hooked by the entertainment. So different from the other cruise lines sailing from US ports. Love the Operatic offerings.
  11. We are way over 50-sailed HA many years ago and enjoyed it but would not plan another cruise with them. One of the reasons Nieuw Amsterdam did not appeal to us was the extremely loud bands playing in the central portion of the ship which you cannot avoid. I think they are trying hard to appeal to a much younger crowd. Princess appeals to all adult ages.
  12. I apologize, CruiserBruce, for the misspelling; however, my statement stands regarding the Nieuw Amsterdam rates. They are lower on most of their cruises compared to other HA cruises and most of the other mass market cruise lines on a per day basis. Just looking at cruises in November and December of 2019, they are offering inside cabins at $56, $60, $62, etc., per day. I find no fault with other HA ships. It's just the Nieuw Amsterdam (did I spell that correctly?) that I found to be lacking in so many ways.
  13. Absolutely recommend the Crown Princess over Nieuwsterdam. We sailed the Crown for 20 nites in December 2017 Christmas and New Years inside cabin and loved the ship; we sailed 14 nites in Jan/Feb 2019 on Regal Princess--great cruise. Immediately after, sailed Nieuw Amsterdam. Could not wait to get back to Princess. Nieuw Amsterdam is not the old Holland America that we enjoyed before. There is a reason why this ship has lower pricing.
  14. What an unbelievable suggestion that you would have someone not medically qualified in any way determine if someone is disabled. And having a cabin steward spy on and report the personal activities of a customer is unimaginable!
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