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    Sedro-Woolley, Washington
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    Reading, needlework
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    Holland America
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  1. We were on the Oosterdam in June in an accessible signature suite (upgraded from balcony). We had a couch and plenty of room. We've also done accessible on the Eurodam and had a sofa as well in a balcony (6001). You can also google "Hal facts" and a site with photos from people who have been in those cabins. I've put up pictures for 6001 on the Eurodam and 6108 on the Oosterdam, among others. Karen
  2. Having done all three options on the train, and with all you want to see in Skagway, I'd do the basic Summit tour. If you do an afternoon one it is said you have less chance of fog but we've done the morning one and not had issues. It's just how Mother Nature sees things that day! When you are on the train the viewing areas at the back of each car are open for taking pictures and enjoying the outdoors. They will come through and offer you a deal for a hat, DVD, and book for $15.00 (I think). Karen
  3. We plug in a scooter and oxygen as well as DH's nebulizer. We're on HAL and I ask for a power strip from them so that I know it meets their requirements. This year there was a $25.00 deposit which was refunded when I returned the cord. The steward put a piece of carpet over the cord so we wouldn't trip on it but still had access to all the outlets. It worked well for our items. We did rent the Oxygen concentrator and the scooter so they were waiting on the ship. We also had his portable concentrator and we had lots of space to charge everything. Karen
  4. Another vote for Seattle Cruise Park. They are so accommodating and helpful. They are easy to work with and the car is secure. If you are coming from the north you can avoid the whole "downtown Seattle/Mercer Mess" by getting off the freeway at Northgate, turn right, and stay on the road! Karen
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    In Ketchikan there is a mailbox right outside the Visitor's Center. In Juneau there is a post office in town just before you start climbing the hill. There is also one not too far from the whale statue. Karen
  6. We were on the Amsterdam Aug 12 -26 and had Captain Bolton. He was wonderful! His updates were so easy to understand and full of information. He had his family onboard as well. He was very personable. I did the Meet and Greet and invited a few officers on the off-chance they'd come. Bruce Scudder (Cruise Director) and Norbert Korvacs (Hotel Director - but he got off in Seattle to head home to Hungary) both stopped in briefly and that was so nice. Karen
  7. The Alaska State Museum - plan at least an hour. There's lots to see The Capital Building - great self-guided tour if you are interested in old architecture Juneau-Douglas Museum - next door to the Capital Building. Takes less than an hour but quite interesting Whale Statue and seawalk - nice to see. Karen
  8. We're on this itinerary right now and having a great time. In Ketchikan port side was to the dock. In Juneau starboard is. We're on the port side - last cabin on deck 6 (it's a handicapped one). We have a rather large balcony and have enough space in the cabin for the scooter, concentrator and all our "stuff". Karen
  9. Yes, all charges are billed from Holland America. At the end of the cruise the final amount is what is billed - it's not billed daily. Karen
  10. Hi Copper, We're on the Amsterdam on Monday. I remember you mentioning earlier that our captain is Captain Bolton but what can you tell me about the other officers? Thank you! Karen
  11. Still useless. I can't even log in. It's very frustrating as we're getting close to sailing.
  12. Thank you Kazu! We're really looking forward to getting away from doctor's appointments, etc. and enjoying the msAmsterdam!! Karen
  13. I think you could park in the lot and take the shuttle over to the pier and just hang out. You'd have to see when the last shuttle back is.
  14. Yes - she is doing the two week itinerary. It includes Ketchikan, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Anchorage, Homer, Kodiak, Hubbard Glacier, Sitka and Victoria (we get to be there from 1:00 - 11:00 - yay!). We love this itinerary and are on the next sailing!
  15. We now have a zoom! We're on her the next sailing - can't wait!
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