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About jebhoward3

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    Grand Junction, CO
  • Interests
    landscaping, sewing, gardening, cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Holland America, Majestic America Line

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  1. As of 2/2018 no stevia. Have been on NCL & Princess since then and no stevia. I always bring my own as I prefer my "green" sweetener. All lines seem to have white, pink, yellow, and blue sweeteners. Most have brown (raw sugar) and packets of honey.
  2. My DH and I have been on the Queen of the Mississippi 2 times. We are booked perhaps on the same cruise as you. America on 8/24/2019. Most food is quite good. You will be given a menu card at breakfast to choose what you wish to eat for lunch and dinner on that day. You will have a choice of 1/2 entre if you wish to eat less (and not feel so guilty for having dessert). If you change your mind later or cannot remember it's not a problem, they are just wanting an estimate of how much of each item to prepare so as not to waste to much food. I try to remember to take my cell to breakfast and take a pic of our menu cards after filling them out. Lunch and dinner both have beer and wine offered and sometimes people request a mixed drink or after dinner liqueur. This is at no additional charge. There is an hour long happy hour just prior to dinner at which is no additional cost. If you want something that they do not have, they will probably have it after the next port. They will have talks about the area you are visiting. There will be entertainment each evening, usually 1 - 4 people. Sometimes games in the afternoon with prizes (no additional charge). There will be at least 1 tour in each port that is included and sometimes 1 or more that has an upcharge.
  3. Are the laundry bags paper or fabric? When I was on NCL Star in 2011 the bags were paper. I always travel with duct tape which I used to reinforce the bags as it would tear easily.
  4. If there is I would also like to know how. I've been opening up the full description, then copy/paste/edit into a word doc, then print it up later. Takes a lot of time even though I only do the ones we might be interested in.
  5. Help! I can no longer find where to edit my signature I need to delete a count down clock and add another one. I see where to make the count down clock but cannot find my signature. Thanks in advance for any information. We are headed out for an overnight camping trip so will check this out when we return. Joyce
  6. We will be boarding her in Pittsburgh on July 18. She is scheduled to leave for St. Louis at 1:30pm. I have heard that if all are on board they sometimes leave a little early. I do not know the answers to your other questions. We are flying to Pittsburgh the day before, what is the best way to get from airport to Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Pittsburgh? Does Uber pick up at the airport?
  7. Our 10 nt cruise plus 1 nt hotel starting July 17, 2017 has prepaid gratuities of $200 per person. Kinda steep but then there is the included hour long happy hour each evening and wine and beer with lunch and dinner, so if you were paying a gratuity on all those drinks guess not so steep after all.
  8. If you have a cooler or plastic tub with lid and set it outside you have a refrigerator or freezer.
  9. My phone number is always included in a note asking them to phone me if any questions. I also always request a confirmation email be sent to me and include my email address. This has always worked and I have received several thousands of dollars in onboard credit over the years. Only once did they need to phone me - I had sent a paper that did not include all the correct info as USAA whom I purchased the stock through had changed the format of their forms. Was easy to then find the correct form and faxed it in. It's never taken HAL more than 2 days to send an email confirming onboard credit. Sometimes only an hour. Great benefit and certainly no scam.
  10. Internet is not free in Neptune Lounge. There is a computer there that you can use, but you sign into your account that you pay for.
  11. We have dined with ship Medical Dr.'s on both Princess and Holland America. Both said that they have regular employment where they live either in Hospital or private practice and that they sign up with an agency that sets them up with 1 or 2 cruises. They are required to have ER experience. It is a vacation for them and their wives with regular office hours and on call hours.
  12. So glad to find this thread now in an easy to find location. We are booked on the Ohio River Cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi July 18, 2017. This will be our 2nd cruise with American Cruise Lines. Unless I missed it no one has mentioned the ability to request 1/2 serving for entre for lunch and dinner. We chose this option several times and kept us from feeling so overstuffed. Does this continue to be an option?
  13. Thank you nealstuber for information about when the Legend's next dry dock is. Now I'm hoping someone has the answer to my question about putting magnets on the walls.
  14. Is there metal in the cabin walls? I like to use magnets to hang various papers on the wall to help stay organized. Also, is there a wall that has a large amount of space to hang deck plans that I print up - usually at least 6 pages taped together? Does anyone know when the Legend is scheduled for her next dry dock? We will be on her May 8, 2017 for Alaska cruise. Thanks for the information.
  15. We got our assignment today. Upgraded from SB to SA. We sail 7/17/16
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