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  1. I wish I knew the answer to that question! And I am also going to have to Google what Pickleball is! 😂😂 I wasn't looking out for it. So sorry!
  2. I think we paid for everything in cash or credit, not ship cards. I might be mistaken, but I think that the port isn't closely affiliated with the cruise ship the same way that the private island/resorts are (ie. Princess Cays). Have fun kayaking! 🙂
  3. Fantastic! I'd love to sail on Koningsdam, too. Hope you have a wonderful cruise! The pool at the back of the ship is a really nice spot, too!
  4. I didn't know you could do a 1 day cruise! There are a couple of perks but it would be a huge tease for me and I would be sad to leave so soon. At the same time, could make for a fun couple of days! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Incredible! It's always fun to check out a new cruise line to compare. It was my first on HAL as well and we loved it! Have a fun cruise!
  6. Ah, afternoon tea! I saw it was offered on the Nieuw Statendam when I was cruising but I always forgot to go. I'll have to go on my next cruise!
  7. YAY! You are gonna love it! The ship is really beautifully designed and the food is also delicious!
  8. I love the Dutch cafe, too! Although I do enjoy going to the coffee shop at the Crow's Nest because they can do the iced coffee up there 🙂
  9. Hi Denise! I suppose that since this was my first cruise on HAL that I don't have anything to compare it to, so I didn't know the balconies were smaller! Ah well! It would be nice to have a bigger balcony of course. I also enjoy promenades that wrap all the way around, too - we've been on some cruises with Princess where the ship is designed that way, and we do really like being able to walk all the way around the ship! Have a blast on Koningsdam - Hawaii is a dream cruise for me someday!
  10. WOW! A Neptune suite. That's amazing! You are going to have such a wonderful time. Have a blast!
  11. The Nieuw Statendam is such a beautiful, new cruise ship, and I took a ton of photos when I was on board. If you're planning to sail on this ship in the future and want a sneak peak, I've got a photo tour featuring my verandah cabin and all the public spaces on the ship! If you're missing the ship or counting down the days until your next cruise (aren't we all!), maybe this will help fuel your wanderlust for cruising and bring back some great memories! You can see my entire cruise ship photo tour here >> https://justinpluslauren.com/nieuw-statendam-cruise-ship-photo-tour/ Here are a few photos from the Nieuw Statendam! And feel free to ask me any questions!
  12. Oh no, that's too bad! I haven't ever been to Skjolden, I hope you have a great time there!
  13. You can definitely take a taxi from Amber Cove to a beach in Puerto Plata!
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