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  1. Glad to hear you are in FLL! We are coming to pick you up in a couple days! We need to get all the residents in "Ganville" back together again at breakfast, lol! We've missed you two. Linda
  2. The Amsterdam is! They are still working to get the train running though in the atrium. Linda R.
  3. There you are! We’re here already, having gotten on board in Seattle last month. We’ll be seeing you at breakfast with Gan in a few days! Sorry about the situation at home; hope things will be ok while you’re gone. Will you be posting to your blog too? Linda R. https://lindavesadventures.com/
  4. Great...so I like a verandah on deck 6 on the Amsterdam but would have to pay more for it when I’m already 5 star and thisclose to Presidents Club and already have most of those CO benefits? I think not. (BTW, I’ve no interest in a separate area of the dining room which would be about the only “perk” for me.). I just don’t see how this will work other than on the new ships. Those are set up for it; keep it there and leave the others alone for heavens sake. There is so much grumbling about this BS idea that I hope it doesn’t last. But, it’s a great way to chase away a lot of their most loyal cruisers and therefore not have to dole out all our perks for “free” anymore. IMNSHO, HAL gave out too much, too soon and are now stuck. HAL needs to revamp their rewards program big time. Now, I’m not saying to take things away from people that have it but they could “grandfather” those people in. Naturally, there would be some that wouldn’t be happy but something really does need to be done about this. I may not sound nice saying this but if someone comes along and gets priority tendering while I’m stuck on the ship, I’m not going to be happy. And please don’t tell me that they’ve paid for it so should get it. BS! I’ve paid for it over and over many times more than ANY amount they will ever pay. Also, just because other lines do it, why does HAL? Don’t be “lemmings”, HAL! Be unique like you used to be; that’s what drew me to you in the first place and that was back in my 40’s. Yes, you read that right...40’s! Ok, rant over...hope I don’t get flamed but I am entitled to my opinion. Linda R.
  5. Unfortunately, the Amsterdam had to cancel Guyaquil due to the unrest in Ecuador. In fact, we didn't get to Manta either, but we'd rather be safe than not. We're at sea today. Itinerary has changed in that each port day was moved up one day and we will have an overnight in Puerta Vallarta and then be back on schedule. Linda R.
  6. No door decorations due to “fire hazard”. Yep...that’s what they said on the Amsterdam. Didn’t even think to ask about the “door mail” that we get daily. My paper/decorations will burst into flames but their paper won’t? Hmmm... My opinion? I really think it’s because some people were snitching other people’s decorations. There was a lot of that on the last world cruise that allowed it that we were on. Linda R.
  7. I did neglect to say that no, you aren’t cut off but it does slow down considerably. Plus, it was sounding like the powers that be weren’t exactly enforcing this either. At any rate, it does (in uncertain terms) that it is “limited”. Linda R.
  8. The internet is NOT unlimited. There is a limit to how many MB you can use per day and it differs from plan to plan. I got the Surf package on the world this year and I want to say it was somewhere around 250MB/day. I think the Premium was around 500MB. I looked up info in the Q&A section on HALs website and found this: "Each package comes with a daily volume of data for a superior experience. Volumes vary by package and subject to change. For a current listing of the daily volume soft caps, see the Internet Plan Selection page." This is the link and you go down to "Internet Access". https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/faq.shipboard-life.can-i-use-the-internet-mobile-phones-or-webcams-on-board.html Linda R.
  9. You actually got to dock in Cobh? On the WC earlier this year we docked across the harbor at Ringaskiddy. While we could see Cobh, we couldn't get there (unless you took a taxi but the trip would be a looooong way around to actually get there. We ended up going into Cork. So close, yet so far.... Linda R.
  10. Oooh, this may tone it down a bit!! Linda R.
  11. I've heard of these one day cruises. Also heard the above but for what leerathje wants to do it sounds like it would be perfect. Or for anyone that wants to check out a ship they haven't been on. We're getting on in Seattle for the Incan cruise...will be interesting to see how this plays out! Linda R.
  12. Found this online. Definitely looks like you will be "in it" for a bit. At least it's going west while you are going east! Time on this is for 1AM London time. Hang on! Linda R.
  13. I actually got that photo across the water as we drove along; we didn't stop. I was lucky! Linda R.
  14. I'll chime in here too with a picture of us in Akureyri last year. Rotterdam is on the right; I forget what other Dam ship was in with us. We did have some clouds here and there thru the day but for the most part, it was not what I've usually experience here. Linda R.
  15. Regarding swimming; I've seen people swim laps in the pool on the A'Dam. Mid pool, not the stern one. I've also seen people using that contraption where you are in a harness that you tie off and you can swim "in place". Google it and you'll find plenty of info. I don't remember what the costs were for the classes in the gym were. Linda R.
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