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  1. So,have you ever done a booking like that?And no penalty when the second pax didn't show? Do you just say "it was after final payment and you couldn't find a replacement"?
  2. I am considering a "nearly" comp on a Holland America ship. Where can I find out which ship is most recently refurbished in dry dock? Thinking of Eurodam or Oosterdam out of Seattle to Alaska. Thanks for any info.
  3. We were on Harmony OS in November 2019 and had lobster tail with a smaller langostino served on our last "elegant" night dinner in the main dining room. The waiter spooned butter over it before taking the shell off....and I think the langostino was the more flavorful. There was no extra charge.
  4. Well,I live close to an intersection of a busy 4 lane road....so I am so looking forward to a solo cabin!! Whatever noise there may be, it sounds wonderful!😊 Thanks for posting the photos and the details,my first solo cabin cruise is the 21 day Panama Canal in April .
  5. I celebrated my retirement this past August/September 2019 (also my 66 bday!) with a Princess connoisseur Alaska land tour first (8 days) and then 7 day cruise southbound. It was wonderful!! Highly recommend it!
  6. I suggest you look at the large online agency that offers quite a few escorted single cruises. I can't name it here(begins with V). I went on two of their cruises and found it was a good way to meet other singles and solos. The TA told me the majority of the groups are over 50 yo.
  7. That won't sway me! I believe most of the negatives were from when it first opened and when people are mad they are taking the time to complain. I am only staying there one night pre-cruise in April and only @18 hrs. I want to see it, and I think it may be my only time staying there since I would prefer something in Manhattan if I had more time.
  8. We were on RCCL Harmony OS in November and they served escargot AND lobster tail with a langostino next to it...pouring butter on it if wanted! In the main dining room. I also had salmon that was cooked perfectly in the MDR. Now I am thinking of researching where the best seafood restaurants(in ports) for seafood will be on my Bliss cruise thru the Panama Canal in April,since it doesn't look like I will get enough seafood on the ship! On the Princess ships that I have cruised the last several years(2019,'18,'17,'16)both Alaska and the West Coast trips, we enjoyed The Crabshack as a specialty restaurant. They serve a bucket of King crab legs and shrimp.
  9. Nancy,I think your "I"ll be right back" sign is great! The fact that you do come right back shows that you are considerate of others. So I think it is thoughtful. My friend and I were on a recent Princess cruise and left our books on the table by the window, thinking that would make it obvious that we were in the buffet line and were coming back. We weren't gone long and when I came back, I did a double take...did I forget which table? No, someone else sat down...because the tables around still had dirty dishes! But then they apologized for not noticing our books!
  10. Or you can get a reservation for a day room at the TWA hotel at JFK airport.It is interminal 5. As you know everything takes longer to get to because of traffic and security. They have a pool on the roof and maybe? a hot tub plus there is a Constellation aircraft for a bar! Check out the website, they may have a baggage check without getting a room also...
  11. I went on two of my solo cruises thru the agency that offers escorted singles cruises. The first one I paid for my own balcony cabin because i really couldn't picture sharing a cabin with a stranger(in my 60's). I had a good time but didn't spend as much time in my cabin or balcony as i had when traveling with my family. The second time I decided on the roommate match and also had a good time. The agents somehow did a good job with that. I believe there were around 250 singles in our groups (mostly females and most over 50 yo). Dining tables were reserved for our group (open seating) and private parties and excursions...all optional of course. I am widowed and not looking to get married again but I met a gentleman on my Alaska singles cruise who also is a widower and loves to travel! We have been dating for 5 years now and have been traveling and cruising together! I am going on a solo Panama Canal cruise this April. i think my friend might be "cruised out"....if there is such a thing!
  12. Wow! WYB! I am impressed with how well you figured that out. I will keep your info in hopes to do something like that in my future world of cruising! Are you renting out your house while you are gone for 41 days?
  13. Try calling the NCI reservation phone number. I live in the USA but got this credit card thru the res agent transferring me to that dept when I finished my booking. The new card arrived a week later! Maybe it IS because the cards are thru Bank of America.Ask if they have a Canadian equivalent since they do have cruises in and out of Canada.
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