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    Hamilton, Ontario
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    gardening, cooking, reading, card making, jewellery making
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    Holland America

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  1. Daisyloo

    Rome Food Tours

    We did a food tour in Rome last December and really enjoyed it. Our guide was really good and very knowledgeable. It was called : Rome Food Tour by Sunset around Prati District You can go to TripAdvisor and read about it and other food tours. Read the reviews and compare tours. You can pick the one that appeals the most to you.
  2. Hope you had a great cruise. Can you tell me what were the show times in the World Stage? And what was the entertainment like overall?
  3. The only time we booked a cruiseline transfer to the hotel, we were met in the airport by a HAL rep. with a sign. It was in Vancouver and we flew in the day before the cruise.
  4. We have only been in a Neptune Suite on the Zaandam, and the third person slept on the sofa bed. It was okay, but not the most comfortable bed.
  5. They did have the made to order breakfast, and the buffet. The line up to get the cooked to order breakfast was very long so we opted for the buffet food. And it was not good. After all the recommendations we read here on CC for the hotel, we were very disappointed.
  6. We did it in Fort Lauderdale, but from a Princess ship to a HAL ship. We asked for the latest disembarkation from Princess, and then took a cab over to the HAL ship. We tipped the driver well. Then we checked in to the HAL ship. Easy peasy.
  7. Seriously!?! Maybe you don't send out laundry, but I bet you like having clean towels in your cabin. And clean sheets. And maybe clean napkins in the dining room and Lido. I bet you also like the clean dishes and glasses in all the venues- they don't clean themselves you know. There are so many workers that work hard to make your vacation pleasant, not just the ones you easily see.
  8. That's unfortunate you had a poor experience with Already There. We used them last summer when in Seattle for our Alaskan cruise and they were excellent. But I can understand how you feel about the experience based on what you had to deal with.
  9. We usually stay at the Hampton Inn Airport/North Cruiseport, but our last cruise out of Ft Lauderdale we decided to try the Embassy Suites because so many people on here recommended it. We were disappointed - it seemed dark and dated and not overly clean. We thought the desk staff were not the nicest and the breakfast was not good. Everything on the breakfast buffet seemed to be very poor quality. We much prefer the Hampton, and even the Holiday Inn. The only way we would book the E.S. again would be if we got a very good deal. Maybe.
  10. The actual bottles of wine won't be delivered to your stateroom. If I remember correctly, you will get a card in your room saying that you have purchased the wine package. When you go to dinner at any venue on the ship you will be able to access the wine. Just tell the waiter you have the package and he will give you the wine list to choose from. I don't think you need to show proof of purchase - the purchase will be linked to your cruise card. If you don't finish a bottle at one meal, the staff will keep the bottle for you and you can have it another night, in a different venue if desired. Or take it back to your room to finish. There are no extra fees like corkage or gratuity to be paid - it's all part of the price you pay for the package.
  11. To move your booking to a travel agent it needs to be done within 60 days of making the booking. I personally would not want to book with a non-refundable deposit.
  12. If you can figure out what to do with your bag, I second the idea of the water taxi. You can ride it all day, getting on and off at different stops. Lots to see. We really enjoyed it.
  13. Thanks for your review, and glad you enjoyed your cruise on HAL.
  14. Same for me. Fingers crossed, but so far this morning I haven't got an error message. Maybe the problem is fixed?
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