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  1. I would always take Casablanca and the Canary Islands over Lisbon and Katakolon, although I loved visiting the ancient Olympics site. The former ports are a lot more exotic. Besides that, the latter ports are easier to visit on other itineraries.
  2. I have rarely gotten emails from HAL offering any promotions, or even just for cruises with no promotions. This has gone on for decades. The only time I get anything is shortly after I adjust my account back to opting in for email and snail mail, then I get only a couple, and it stops. Again. I have never opted out of mailings from HAL, but it seems to just default to it every time they make a change in programming, or some such timing. It has not one thing to do with ME opting out. I'll go back in, again, and opt in, again, and see if I get any notices about possible cruises. See how long it lasts this time.
  3. Remember, your On Board Credit from use of the FCD can be applied toward your gratuities. Even on a 7-day cruise, that will eat up the $100 OBC.
  4. Thanks for confirming my memory.
  5. Vrhovac. Jim & Ruth Vrhovac. She died while they were still actively cruising. I think I remember that he has since died, too.
  6. Jim and his wife, Ruth. His reports were always so funny. Just the drive to the port was hysterical.
  7. The Hookers on HAL thread from many years back was one of the best ever. Another one that was great, and arguably the best written one I have ever read, was the April Fools 'review', written as if by Thurston Howell (or his brother in character). Fabulous writing.
  8. I've been there, and it is excellent. Nearby is a recreated Viking village, showing what L'anse aux Meadows would have looked like when the Vikings lived there. If the village in Iceland is anything like the two areas in St. Anthony, then it would be worth the visit, IMO.
  9. Thanks. Sounds like although it would work under the PVSA, it wouldn't work well economically. Would people be willing to pay enough to cover the fuel costs is a big question, especially now.
  10. Sounds plausible to me, since St. Pierre & Miquelon are France. I don't know if the time to get there and back would work. I would like to return to those French Islands and see more of them.
  11. Passengers on the full cruise are not allowed to disembark permanently in any of the Hawaii ports. They are doing a round-trip. There have been one-way cruises to/from Hawaii, but the passengers (dis)embarked in Ensenada. I believe I have also seen seasonal cruises to/from Hawaii and Vancouver, but you would never see them to/from or from/to Seattle and Hawaii.
  12. I got the email about this when I got up this morning, and am very interested in booking with that line. If and when Americans are free to sail again, that is. I'll wait until it is allowed, and the lines have a few successful cruises before I go, but the line looks very appealing, and not just because of these two ships, either.
  13. RuthC


    Volendam and Zaandam still had one, last I knew.
  14. I can see your list, Carol. Perhaps you have your setting to have it hidden? Look at the lower right hand of your post, and you will see a little "x" and an arrow pointed down. They are used to hide the signature or reveal it. Try clicking on that and see if it fixes your problem.
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