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ger_77

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About ger_77

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  • Location
    Saskatoon, Canada
  • Interests
    Cruising, Dining, Family-ing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Eastern Mediterranean

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  1. Good catch! You'll enjoy the extra real estate with a view! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  2. Welcome back; you've been missed! Hopefully you'll enjoy the Koningsdam and will come back to tell us your impressions. We'll be sailing on the Nieuw Statendam a few days later - it will be our first time on one of the two big sisters. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  3. I used to bring an umbrella, but found it difficult to juggle the umbrella, purse, wallet, etc., when trying to make a purchase from a street vendor. A few cruises back, I bought DH and I packable rain jackets that DH carries in his little backpack. If we need them, they're there, if not, it isn't like he's schlepping an umbrella around (which is also heavier). I like having my hands free, and the jacket fits the bill. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  4. We also received ours today - which is strange; ours usually arrives a couple of weeks after people in the "south". Here on the "frozen tundra", it seems to take longer, not sure why, but I'm happy we got one! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  5. I enjoy following along with your travels - stay safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  6. Print, fold, run over them with clear packing tape, punch hole, done. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  7. I love it, but then red is my favourite colour! I'd certainly bring it, but I'd also bring along the long skirt with several different tops so you could wear it on regular nights and sparkle it up for the gala evenings onboard. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  8. I believe the OP is sailing out of Florida - Meclizine is sold over the counter there; it can be bought under the brand name Bonine, or from the pharmacist as Meclizine. You can usually get the "house brand" sold by the various drug stores as well. I speak from experience, having purchased it there, as I still get sick, whether on planes, trains, cruise ships or automobiles, and it works like a dream for me. It's always best to check with your physician, though, because there may be side effects from other medications being taken. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  9. I had to deal with a port agent when we were medically disembarked in Colon, Panama - the port agent there was as useless as grease on a doorknob. He was off to the side in his car, smoking, and if I hadn't gone to him to ask if he was indeed the port agent, I don't believe he'd have come to me. I was concerned because hubby had to be taken to Panama City, but I had no idea how I, or any of our luggage, was to get there. He simply grunted: "Get in the ambulance." With that, he started his car and drove off, leaving me there. Thankfully, one of the ambulance attendants came over and gave me assistance, otherwise I think I'd have dissolved into tears. I'm glad others have had more positive experiences than mine. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  10. Bon Voyage! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  11. Thanks for taking us along on the Prinsendam's final voyage. And to the Prinsendam, thanks for the memories. Smooth Sailing!
  12. Really? Our TA sent us a new confirmation PDF when we added our flights and it had our cruise fare as well as the flight price listed. Hmmm. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  13. We booked a cruise a couple of months ago - using our TA, and also had to cancel one we booked while on our last cruise. I'm thinking it was just a cold call - although it came from a different person than the last one that arrived unannounced in our mailbox. Maybe there are a few new PCC's who have been trained and are going through old files to add to their client list. I can't fault them for trying! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  14. Out of the blue today, we received an email from a PCC who introduced himself as "your personal cruise consultant". We haven't used a PCC for a number of years, as I found I was doing all the work, but the PCC was getting the credit for it. Since then we have been extremely well taken care of by a TA at a large agency, where all the legwork is done for us. I replied, thanking him for his email and advising him we were currently being cared for by our TA, but would keep his name on file in the event that it was required. Just wondering if anyone else has received an email like this. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
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