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About ScottC4746

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    Redondo Beach, CA USA
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    Classical Music, Genealogy
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Anywhere that has water

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  1. Thank you for twisting my words around. Not at all what I was saying.
  2. We are scheduled to overnight in Honolulu and wanted to do a night time Luau on our own. Is there a curfew that we are required to be back to the ship?
  3. And on Eurodam we were very impressed with Tamirand we went twice.
  4. About a week or two ago, I filled out the online "contact us" from on HAL's website to gush over how they are now our preferred cruise line from RCCL and how much we loved the level of service. I expected a boiler plate response, "Dear Mr. Cruiser, Thank you for taking the time to contact us at Holland America. We appreciate..." you get the jest. I was surprised to open my email to find they had give us a free dinner at Tamarind on our next cruise. Not sure if it is one or two covers but still, that was quite a nice surprise.
  5. That was all I wanted to verify.
  6. On our Eurodam cruise we noticed some very nice chaise loungers up along the window that looked out. We are booked on a 17 night Hawai'i cruise with 10 straight days (five out five back) at sea. How can a couple enjoy these, mark them while they go eat or do an activity, and return without being billed a "chair hog"?
  7. I wouldn't say "lowering standards", but more in line with SOME other luxury cruises. Note the key word some not all. Example Viking Ocean Cruises: During the day, dress is casual including shorts (if the season is warm), slacks or jeans and comfortable shoes for walking tours. Swimsuits, brief shorts, cover-ups and exercise attire should be reserved for the Fitness Center, pool areas and Sports Deck. There are no “formal nights” in the evening; evening dress is “elegant casual” for all dining venues, performances and special events. On these occasions, required attire for ladies includes a dress, skirt or slacks with a sweater or blouse; for gentlemen, trousers and a collared shirt. A tie and jacket are optional; jeans are not permitted. The evening dress excludes World Café where the dress remains casual after 6:00 PM.
  8. We have a 17 night circle tour of Hawai'i booked and two of our ports have no shore excursions: Hilo, and Kona. Is that normal or is it because we are 650 days away? Also, the current list of shore excursions for our ports, will they be updated/added to as we get closer in?
  9. I did not use the app but overheard another passenger say that the Daily Schedule on the app did not match the printed version.
  10. I have heard that when a ship has Retreat Cabanas and Lido Cabanas to opt for the Retreat Cabanas as they get more of a breeze than the Lido.
  11. We are in a standard Ocean View cabin for a 17 night cruise. Our last cruise and first on HAL was in a NS so this is going to be a major change for us. We are on the Koningsdam which has Club Orange. I saw on HAL's website when it was rolled out it was $50 per person per night so that is $1700 for the two of us. Is it worth it? We embark and disembark in San Diego and ports are Hawai'i and Ensenada.
  12. On Eurodam they said it is a safety issue. Lectures on sea days and hands on on port days.
  13. Yes. Unfortunately only on port days.
  14. Has anyone every gotten The Retreat on this ship? We have a 17 night cruise with two sets of 5 straight days at sea and thought it would be nice since we don't have a veranda. I tried to look on the website and couldn't find anything. Can someone help me find a link to it?
  15. I never book hotels through the cruise line because they charge the rate per person, not per room the way a hotel actually charges normal bookings. This may be a time you need to speak with the cruise line or your TA about getting the pre-cruise hotel arrangements. They might still have rooms in their blocks that aren't released yet.
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