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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. Obviously it isn't for you, then. Have you talked with your physician about options? Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  2. As someone who at the age of 60-something still gets motion sickness (planes, trains, automobiles, and cruise ships), I stand by Meclizine. I take one the night before we leave (if I'm going to get sleepy because of it, no worries, I'm in bed), and 1 every night thereafter for the duration of our trip. I regularly have cocktails and wine on cruises and other vacations, without side effects, but that's just me. Your experience may differ. Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  3. How sad; sometimes those who work for and with us become like family. My condolences to all who knew her. Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  4. Initially I liked cruising because DH is a type A personality and was involved in so many things - cruising meant he couldn't be reached by phone, so he could relax and enjoy the time away. Now that we're both retired, we love to see different parts of the world and sample places where we'd like to return. Case in point: Barcelona - we stopped there on one cruise and have been back 3 times. We like to start our cruises in Barcelona by going about a week (or even longer) ahead of time so we can explore, and enjoy all that is Barcelona and areas around. Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  5. Unless you're in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, there aren't clocks in the cabins. We always bring a battery operated travel/alarm clock; if it's been a while between trips, I make sure to put new batteries in before leaving home. Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  6. Not all PCC's are the same - and yes, you got a dud. When we still used a PCC, I would often email from work during my break, and always had a quick response by email. If you want to continue using a PCC, call HAL and ask for a different one, otherwise go with a TA; you'll get OBC and benefits from them that you won't from a PCC. Best wishes on your son's wedding, and hopefully the other will be posted to a place you'd like to visit! Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  7. Bon Voyage! Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  8. I remember that sign at the location where we went for our interviews. Hubby (adorable, but SO naive about some things) said "But how will they know we're here?" I pointed to the 14 cameras in the ceiling and told him "They'll know." LOL Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  9. We've often given our cabin stewards the day off - whether it's on a trans-Atlantic, or a back to back, or whatever. On turn-around day, I put a note on the door (after telling the stewards in advance) saying we don't need cabin service that day. I actually had a supervisor call our room after seeing the note, thanking me for being so kind to the staff. I figure they work hard enough, I can certainly take care of our cabin for a day without help! Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  10. We were on the Maasdam for a S.E. Asia cruise in February and simply filled out the paperwork that was left in our cabin to obtain the visas for Cambodia and Vietnam. We didn't take any ship tours, as all of ours were private, but it didn't matter; the visas were available to us and charged to our onboard account. We didn't need to provide any additional photos for them. Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  11. Wow, that breakfast looks like it would be enough for at least 4 people! I'm really enjoying following along with you and Tom - thanks for bringing us with you! Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  12. What did you do ? ? ? I'm just kidding! Can't you link your iPad to your printer? I can do it with mine. Have you tried Firefox as your browser? Good luck to you. Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
  13. I fully agree; we've done 3 westbound trans-Atlantics and each time, have been blessed with great weather. It gets progressively warmer the closer you get to your destination. We love the extra hour of sleep nearly every night of the crossing, and so do the crew! We're planning another for 2020, and even if the weather isn't great (our luck has to run out some time!), we're on a cruise, it's not a problem! Smooth Sailing! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
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