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  1. diamondj

    After dry dock - Koningsdam

    Thanks for the info Jennyโ€™s Uncle, Redhead Texan and RMLincoln Not too reassured about the casino smoking, but if they have some no smoking nights that will help a bit. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  2. So, can anyone on board now, tell us about the changes within the ship now itโ€™s back afloat again. Assume a great Rolling Stone Rock Room is now in operation, but have they made the casino Non Smoking, like so many requested? This is the one thing which causes me grief at the tables. I have no problem with people having a cigarette on the ship, but when one is so close at the tables it really does get on your chest and in your clothes, which is not pleasant. Maybe a room within the casino where smokers could pop into for a swift ciggie if they need to, would work? Look forward to any news from the ship before we join her in 2019 Cheers everyone ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  3. My greatest wish would be for a No Smoking casino - pleeeeeze.
  4. diamondj

    Will this cabin be ok?

    Thank you to everyone who replied to put my mind at rest about the cabin 6171. Also, hope anyone who replied to my query about the drinks packages will be able to read my thanks to them here too. I couldnโ€™t see how to say thanks once post had moved up the list. Excited about this cruise now.
  5. diamondj

    Will this cabin be ok?

    We have just cancelled another cruise, as have many others , due to the main port overnight stay being drastically reduced by 9 daylight hours, and consequently have lost our deposit. We saw a good looking deal on Holland America Koningsdam and have luckily been able to book a balcony cabin 6171. Our TA says this is on a bend in the ship, so I am asking any HA seasoned passengers if they know whether this will have any disadvantages for us. Obviously, this cabin may not have been our first choice, but at this stage we're just grateful to be sailing on a lovely ship (judging by comments read). Any other advice for HA newbies please. We know Princess, P&O, Celebrity and NCL, but not this company.:cool:
  6. As new bookers to HAL, please would anyone tell me about how the drinks package works and if possible show a current price list so I can see if itโ€™s good value to purchase. Many thanks folks. :cool:
  7. PLease could anyone tell me if they have recently stayed at either Grand Bahia Principe or Luxury Bahia Principe at Runaway Bay Jamaica. Think it is one large complex, split into Adults only or Families. I keep hearing of bad reviews and poor customer service and am worried about staying here after our cruise. Can anyone give me first hand opinion please.:eek:
  8. diamondj

    NCL Star Greek Isles Itinerary Change

    We brought this up at the Q & A session but the Captain said he only got the e mail notifying him of the change to departure time from Venice three days before sailing Surely someone in the route planning dept has knowledge about such huge historical events and the implications. There were many disappointed people who had looked forward to the sail into Kotor. Bar was not a great alternative and the 'organisation' to get us away from the ship left a lot to be desired. Corfu, Mykonos and Dubrovnik were great.
  9. 13 days to go. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Star here we come
  10. Thanks for your info. Seems we will not be stuck for getting to the ship.
  11. Thank you for the info
  12. Has anyone advice on best water transport from this stop near St Marks square to the NCL cruise terminal. We will be boarding on Regata Storica day, so need to get on board lunchtime to avoid crowds and Grand Canal closure. There will be 4 of us, each with large case and cabin size bag. Any advice welcome and costs if you have them please. So excited now ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜
  13. diamondj

    Venice Norwegian Check In

    Don't forget Sept 3rd is Regata Storica day, so will be very busy around Grand Canal from about 2pm. Water transportation will be limited, but you should be ok on land. This is a major Venice event!