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About taxmantoo

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  • Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Certified Sommelier
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    HAL - Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean - Europe

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  1. I feel a refreshing wave of optimism coming to HAL ... let's hope this will benefit long-time HAL cruisers as well as develop a new following.
  2. Congratulations and best of luck. Nice of HAL to appoint someone with Guest Services experience. I look forward to Mr. Antorcha and Mr. Kruse working together to both bring back some of the HAL traditions beloved by so many and introduce innovations to improve the HAL experience even more.
  3. There is a major difference between living the last day of your life enjoying life to the fullest or living the last day of your life playing Russian Roulette. It is your choice ... good luck!
  4. Just wake me up when it is over and let me know when and where I can board the ship ...
  5. Mario is also one of our favourites. Very personable and very present everywhere on the ship. His interaction with Captain Rens Van Eerten remains unmatched.
  6. They also dressed them up in the ugliest grey suits available that took away all individuality and personality. The bar staff and MDR waiters are better dressed than the CDs 😉 Come to think of it, so are the room stewards and tender drivers!
  7. Right now, HAL will gladly welcome anyone who is willing to part with some money! Doesn't matter what color, age, political stripe, nationality, height or weight ... just bring us your $$$
  8. Why are people acting like 5-year old kids on Christmas Eve regarding the return of cruising? The assumptions, wild guesses and illogical predictions are totally useless. Breathe in, breathe out, buy a few good books, grab your favorite chair and relax. The cruise lines, I am positive, will let us know when they are ready for us 😏
  9. Absolutely. I do not personally know the man and wish him no ill-will, but it was very obvious from the day he was appointed that he did not possess the skills or competencies required for the position he was granted. He was in way over his head, so to speak 😉.
  10. You do have to admit they they sort of look like the same thing 😏 Very confusing for the poor waiters...LOL
  11. They have been saying that just to get rid of people. Hopefully, that is not your case! Hang in there!
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