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    Luggage direct

    We are on the Koningsdam right now and are somewhat confused by the luggage direct program that we have used on previous cruise lines. We are flying Southwest and the program states it only accepts Southwest for Saturday flights? Am I reading this right? Just seems odd that it only works on Saturday disembarks.
  2. We were just in Ft Lauderdale last week staying at the Embassy Suites. Kelly’s is an easy walk but we were very disappointed with the food and service. The next night we went to the Boathouse just a little further and had a wonderful dinner. Check out their happy hour for drinks and great appetizers.
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    First timers on HAL need suggestions

    Thank you all for so many great suggestions! We can’t wait to board!!
  4. We are cruising on HAL for the first time on the Koningsdam staying in a Neptune suite. What are the first things we should explore after boarding? We would like to also check on reservations for the main dining room -is the Maitre D available during boarding and where? Where can we buy WiFi? Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  5. We will be arriving around 6 pm tonight and are looking for a good restaurant for dinner in walking distance of the Embassy Suites 17th Street . Thanks!
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    Shore excursions

    We are first timers with HAL and will be on the Koningsdam next month-. Do they ever offer new and additional shore excursions on board?
  7. We will be on the Koningsdam in February stopping in St. Lucia and wondering if anyone has done the Segway Sightseeing and Beach excursion - we have never been on a Segway .
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    La Plage Beach Break

    A few years ago we enjoyed this beach break excursion-the beach and food were awesome! We will again be in St Martin in February and wondering if anyone has recently been here. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Roll call participation

    Thanks for all of these replies! I typically join roll calls to get hints and suggestions about the ship, ports, excursions...especially since this will be our first HAL experience. We have joined some private excursions on past cruises that have been awesome! And we have met some great people via the roll calls. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. We have booked our first HAL cruise on the Koningsdam for February 2019. I did sign up in the roll call but noticed that participation is sparse -is this typical ? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. We are booked on our first HAL cruise on the Koningsdam in February 2019. When are reservations typically available to make for specialty dining? I called HAL customer service but the agent was unable to specify. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Pre Reserving Restaurants

    I am new to Holland America-when are reservations for the speciality restaurants available online to book? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    First time on Celebrity

    We have never cruised on Celebrity but numerous times on Princess. Our TA booked us on the Silhouette in an AQ cabin 1502-I am concerned because it looks like it is directly under the fitness center and all the way forward. I would appreciate any feedback . Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Last minute port stop

    I am currently on the Oceania Riviera-our port stop tomorrow has been changed from Punta Cana to San Juan PR due to expected high seas. Any last minute suggestions for excursions especially snorkeling? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. We are planning on taking a taxi - there were several parked outside the hotel or Hampton Inn offered to call one for us. Sent from my iPhone using Forums