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About Protseq

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  • Location
    Surprise Arizona
  • Interests
    Photography, music, reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America, Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Anywhere we have not been to yet!

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  1. Yes formal nights still exist and no, other passengers don't dictate to me what to wear. Our first cruise was in 1986 on a Royal Caribbean ship. Back then, waiters wore white gloves at dinner service. Wow, I didn't think that I would have to defend my position concerning formal wear thirty-plus years later. Times do change.
  2. Same here... I took along my tux for two cruises with one being a cruise out of Dover UK, the other a New Year's eve cruise out of Houston. I will take a sports jacket in the future since I think the glory days of dress up formal nights are gone now.
  3. Having cruised 5 times with Holland America, two of those cruises on the Zuiderdam, I would go with RCI. Your children will be bored stiff by the end of the HAL cruise. Our last cruise on the Zuiderdam was in June 2018. With a port intensive 14 days, only 3 sea days, it was very quiet after 10 pm. You made the correct decision and saved yourself money and headaches. Tom
  4. We have done 5 cruises on Princess and my military / veteran on board credit has been applied to most of them. OBC amount depends on the length of the cruise. Tom :)
  5. I saw a sign posted when we boarded a HAL ship in Dover, UK. I literally had to force a tip into the porter's hand at which time he accepted it. I find that at International ports, tips are not expected but will be accepted with a smile. My favorite tipping story is when we boarded a 4 night RCI cruise in Miami. I handed the porter a large bill. He looked at it and said "You don't need to tip me that much!'. I just said to keep it. :)
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