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  1. We cruised on the Oosterdam back in May. We'd booked an inside guarantee. About a month before the sailing date, we received an upgrade offer. We snagged a balcony for a very reasonable price. Thus far, all we have received is the Club Orange offer, which costs more than what we paid for the Oosterdam upgrade and would probably only give us an oceanveiw. It doesn't seem worth it. Hopefully, the upgrade fairy will surprise us soon.
  2. Thanks for the tips. We love to dance, so we're usually not back in the cabin until after 11pm. Earplugs are already on the packing list. On a previous cruise, we saw a dancing couple with earplugs in, which I think is a genius idea. Bands can get too loud sometimes.
  3. My husband and I booked an inside guaranteed stateroom cabin on the Koningsdam, and we recently received our stateroom assignment. We are in cabin 1108. We noticed the Queen's Lounge is above us. I've read multiple Koningsdam reviews lamenting the noise from this venue, but all of those cabins were located on deck 4. Does anyone know about the noise issues on deck 1? I'm still crossing my fingers for an upgrade offer. The only thing we have received thus far concerns Club Orange, and we thought it was overpriced.
  4. My husband and I are taking a Holland America cruise next month. We'll be docked in St. Thomas on a Thursday from 8am to 5pm. We're considering a visit to Water Island. Does anyone have experience with this? Is the ferry within walking distance of the cruise ship terminal? What is offered on the island? I've read Honeymoon Beach is walkable from the Water Island ferry pier. Any other recommendations and/or advice? Thanks!
  5. My husband and I will be stopping in Grand Turk next month. I have read the cruise terminal is 3 miles from Cockburn Town. Getting a taxi at the terminal should be easy, but I want to know about taxi availability in Cockburn Town. Is it easy to get a taxi back to the cruise terminal? Also, about how much should a taxi cost us? Thanks!
  6. I have an upcoming cruise with HAL that departs out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. I have never used this port and have a few questions about embarkation. I plan to take Uber to the cruise terminal, and my Airbnb is about 5 miles from the port. How long should the drive take on a Sunday morning? Is there a security check when you enter the port area? Is there a place to directly drop off my luggage at the terminal? Thanks for the help!
  7. Thanks for the info!! I hope you had a great cruise!
  8. Is HAL still doing Happy Hour specials? Previously, there were drink specials during embarkation and each evening. A particularly good one was "Buy one, get one for $2."
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