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  1. Wonderful Cruise! We did the 17 Night two years ago with the overnight in Honolulu. This year we went back again on a 16 Night and had one day there. Two days there you'll have an opportunity to go to Pearl Harbor and also do a Circle Oahu tour, etc. As Copper said there are lots to see and do! 😃
  2. We actually like Deck 8 and frequently book it. We’ve been in rooms from the Aft Elevators area to a few rooms Forward of mid-Ship elevators. We haven’t had any issues with noise especially inside the room itself and now and then have only heard some chair movement while sitting on the balcony. One Cruise on Koningsdam we were under Dive-In and heard a chair or a rolling cart now and then.
  3. We also use the Big Box. If you don't see a Cabin listed, there is a "search a specific room" and type in the Room #. If available, it will show it. HAL has the same feature.
  4. We're not fans of "Anytime" and prefer Late (Main) Fixed. We enjoy having the same Waitstaff, the same Table and being able to walk right in and have our Table waiting for us.
  5. We also normally go with the #2 Wine Package although last Cruise we went with #3 which had some nice Wines on it. They have the 4, 6, and 8 bottle packages and if you start out with a lesser bottle one, you can always increase it. If you go with #2, you have the option to also choose from the #1 Package if there’s a Wine your familiar with and like.
  6. The glasses at Lido and Seaview Bar are different style glasses (plastic and different shape) than Ocean Bar and MDR. HAL’s Pour is 5 oz. No overpour at these two bars. If you see the glasses side by side, you can see the difference. We’ve also never had waterered down drinks on HAL.
  7. Don't miss Kilmainham Gaol (Jail). They give a tour and so much history! You can do it on your own if you decide to see Dublin without a Tour. We had it added to our Tour as a stop years ago and so glad we did!
  8. Why are you stating that HAL knew on or before March 12th when the OP herself said there was nothing in HAL's system showing until April 3rd? You posted you received Notification from HAL on the 3rd to the change of Port as well as a notice of cancellation of your Ship Tour for cancelled Port stating they would reimburse your Credit Card. So again, really curious as to how exactly you know that "HAL did know about cancelling the Port before March 12 and chose not to make a big deal about it and didn't notify us" especially when OP said it wasn't showing in HAL's System until April 3rd!
  9. We got off the Eurodam on the 9th. We had the PG booked twice as well as Sel de Mer Pop Up. Our PG experience was not good. Our Server, Jim, was horrible and the food was barely warm. We do 8 pm and they were not busy. We cancelled our 2nd PG Dinner(our 5 Star perk) after we did SDM Pop Up. We asked not to have Jim and they obliged and our Service was good. However, again barely warm food. This was our friends first SDM experience and they were not impressed. We’ve done SDM Pop Ups on other Ships as well as in SDM on Kdam and NS and have always thought it excellent. Something was definitely off on this Ship in the PG! So Seamist you didn’t miss a thing and Crusing Along it sounds like your friends had the same experience as we did! Totally agree with the Gift Shop and also miss the Tee Shirts specific to Ports!
  10. I also agree with Copper, RDC1 and others who feel HAL gave notice in a timely manner. There's a lot that goes into the logistics of it all which has been pointed out in other Posts but is also common sense such as notifying Tour Companies, getting the Website updated, etc. IMO, they did a great job notifying the Passengers and their TA's five (5) days after cancelling the Port and understand HAL not wanting to do so until they had everything in place.
  11. Very much enjoyed following along and seeing all your wonderful pics! 😃 We enjoy the Pinnacle Class Ships and the addition of Rolling Stone Rock Room was a great plus to the Music Venues. Looking forward to our NS TA in the Fall. Love the pic with your Pup! I have two rescue GSD's of my own. 😍
  12. Enjoyed your review very much and all your pics! We're doing Santiago to BA on a future cruise and your Tour info has been very helpful! Thank you! We are thinking of doing a Tango Show on our own the night we pull into BA and wondering if you can go off the Ship in the Evening on own, etc. We have overnighted in Ports before and we were able to go off in the Evening and return but not sure if possible for BA. Thank you!
  13. Very much enjoyed following along and seeing your wonderful pics!😀 Congrats on your Medal! 😀
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