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  1. On the NS it has been in the dining room deck 3 every day.
  2. Yes it is. I’ve been on the NS for the last month and it has been offered every day from 3:00-3:45. Sorry I can’t give more details, I haven’t gone to afternoon tea on this cruise.
  3. I know I’m in the minority, but that’s just my opinion. It’s good that there are choices!
  4. The omelette line can get long, even though there are usually 2 cooking (but if you go around to the other side of the Lido, that omelette line may be shorter so check that one too). In any case, there have been times I'm sure I waited more than 5 minutes. But the omelettes on HAL ships are worth it IMO --- much, much better than on Celebrity. It's my favorite breakfast on a cruise. I've just learned to get something else if I'm in a hurry. 🙂
  5. Thank you so much for putting up with my questions! I've emailed them because I see NO option to buy credits even though I see it mentioned on their website. I went through it again, made a postcard, went to send it and it's forcing me to (1) agree to a free 2-week trial, and (2) sign up for membership. Otherwise the card just sits there 😞 Will see what they say. I'd seen in reviews that this is a change for new customers. All I want to do is buy credits, lol.
  6. I learned something, never saw the second drop down!
  7. This is correct. It will be nice to each be able to be online at the same time.
  8. You have to click on "this forum" in the drop down menu. I also click on "all my search term words", it narrows it down some.
  9. Thanks for the info. I'll look again, but don't remember seeing the option to do that -- just a page to start monthly charges to my credit card. When you do it that way, are they charging extra (more than the $1.49 to send a postcard?) Just wondering what it really costs.
  10. This thread talks about it, see Rich's post (108). I don't think he uses the term "Save the Sale" here, but I do remember him using that phrase when I spoke with him not long ago or maybe it was a different thread. Something the PCCs are being pushed to do. oops, edited to say Rich beat me to it, I got interrupted when typing 🙂
  11. It looks that way....this is our first booking we've made without booking with "our" PCC first. Absolutely no complaints against him, but I'm not happy with the recent reports about how HAL is handling this "Save the Sale" promotion. I'm having a hard time believing HAL can match our extra OBC from the Big Box. I guess I'm waiting to see how that all pans out.
  12. We had planned on booking a 7-day Pacific Coastal after we're on board the NS in September but because of this sale, we booked it today. Our Big Box TA had no problem getting the non-refundable deposit, Explore 4 and the free gratuities.
  13. Update Sadly I've deleted this app. I tried using the "free 14-day trial" to test it out, and it tried to force me to subscribe to a membership that would do auto deductions monthly from my credit card whether I use it or not. I checked on negative reviews and some said this was a recent change for new customers.
  14. Happy Anniversary! I have always enjoyed and learned from your posts over the years, thank you! You say it like it is and I love that. Hope to meet you on a future cruise -- keep posting and cruising!
  15. The fill-the-bag is every day, every ship, every cruise. No special needed for that. For Europe it's $30/bag, or unlimited laundry for $9/day for the cruise. Anthonyy7 are you sailing on Sept. 8? If so, we're also on that cruise. 🙂
  16. I have Touch Note on my phone now, very easy to use!
  17. They are definitely Sweet Peas. Loving your flower photos!
  18. Thank you!!! I'll check out both of these. I know the grand kids don't care about pretty foreign stamps at their ages, so this sounds perfect. A good way to stay in touch while we're gone. They get excited about getting post cards in the mail that are just for them.
  19. What is this app called? I'd like to look into this. Just wondering if my 4 and 6-year-old grandsons would like it or prefer a hard copy they can put on the fridge. 🤔
  20. DH and I are late 60's and early 70's and we've never cared for the piano bar. Can't quite see the draw of it. So it isn't for all of us over 60-somethings 😉 Give us BB King and the newer rock room and Billboard.
  21. I still see it, upper right corner --
  22. Just seeing this, Rich (busy day yesterday)....thanks for posting. Makes me really glad we transferred all of ours awhile ago, before the PCCs were told to do this. What a hassle.
  23. Since you have 9 months before your stay, you could do what I do. After checking reviews on Trip Advisor and here, I find the hotel I want, and book at a refundable price. Then I watch prices every few days. I've gotten some excellent deals by doing this, as prices go up and down constantly. If I see a great deal (and they sometimes only last a couple days) I cancel my refundable rate and book the better rate. Of course there are times when the prices only go up, but then I feel good that I booked when I did! Presently we are booked at Movenpick for early next month based on recommendations from friends and others here on CC.
  24. Our second cruise was on the Rotterdam to the Eastern Med. after 13 years and many more cruises it remains at the top of my list of favorites, because I got to go to Egypt a life-long dream. Also loved Istanbul. Other favorites are the Voyage of the Vikings, also on the Rotterdam, and all European cruises. We’re retired now and enjoying longer cruises.
  25. Wonderful, will be following! We will arrive in Amsterdam Sept. 6 for a Sept. 8 cruise on the Nieuw Statendam. We have our tickets for the Anne Frank House and HOHO bus with canal cruise included. I'm eager to hear about the ports and ship. 🙂
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