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  1. We will be on the Koningsdam in a few weeks. Is there any advantage to pre purchase before boarding the thermal suite and therapy pool?
  2. Regular beverage cards-thanks.
  3. We will be on the Koningsdam next month and will have a few beverage cards to use. I know that they can be used for both non and alcoholic drinks but can I use them to purchase a wine package after boarding?
  4. We will be stopping at Amber Cove next month and are looking at doing the waterfall trek with Amber Cove Adventures since I am not sure I could do the other more strenuous waterfall hike, jump and slide. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
  5. We will be on the Koningsdam next month `and one of our port stops is Amber Cove. I am looking at the Dominican Coffee:A Local Experience excursion. Any thoughts or reviews or suggestions? Thanks!
  6. Thanks for the info! I have called Southwest, Holland America and the company that actually provides the service but no one can explain why Southwest is not included for flights after 6pm- makes no sense. The only non stop flight available for us is 7:30pm.
  7. Sadly we are flying Southwest and I don’t think they allow flights after 6pm
  8. We are cruising on the Koningsdam in February. We have always used a luggage direct program so we did not have to deal with our luggage after disembarkation. Unfortunately we have a late flight out of FLL-7:30pm. Will we still be able to use this program with this late flight?
  9. Thanks so much for the link to your photos and review!!! Did you reserve your guide privately before your cruise? Any recommendations on private excursions?
  10. We will be on the Koningsdam in February and one of our port stops is Amber Cove. I am interested in the HAL excursion Damajagua Adventure: Waterfalls, Canyon and Cavern Swimming. We are a couple in our late 60’s and enjoy hiking but am concerned about the difficulty of this excursion. Advice, thoughts, suggestions? Thanks!
  11. Thanks so much for all the input!
  12. We will be stopping at Bonaire in February while on the Koningsdam. There is a ship excursion with a 2 stop snorkel trip. I am wondering how this compares with some private excursions. Any thoughts?
  13. We will be stopping in Bonaire in February - our cruise ships offers a snorkeling excursion using Sea Cow. But I have read so many great reviews about Woodwind. Any thoughts or comparisons about these two excursions? Thanks for your help!
  14. That is very disappointing especially since there are cabins both above and below. We were on deck 7 last year and had no noise problems.What kind of noises.We are booked in cabin 6118 this time and now I am concerned.
  15. Is it possible to use Carnival Corp gift cards to pay for a portion of our upcoming HAL cruise? We would like to use some of our credit card reward points which allow us to buy these gift cards. We would of had to book directly with the credit card travel department to initially use the points but prefer booking with our personal TA.
  16. Thanks for your help! Sorry-I forgot to mention it is Port Everglades.
  17. We will be on the Koningsdam in February 2020. Does this ship still offer a luggage direct option at the end of the cruise so we don’t have to deal with our luggage?
  18. I am about to book a cruise on the Koningsdam - what are the differences between a veranda cabin and vista suite? The descriptions on the website seem so similar.
  19. We sailed on the Koningsdam last winter for our first HAL experience and really enjoyed it. My one major disappointment was the cleanliness of the retreat cabanas especially the curtain dividers. Any recent experiences and opinions?
  20. We were in a Neptune on the K’dam last month and ate breakfast and dinner in the new Orange Club dining room instead of the Pinnacle.
  21. Have a great time! We just returned to Ohio from a wonderful 11 days on the Koningsdam! I am looking forward to reading about your experiences on the Nieuw Statendam.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Thank you all for so many great suggestions! We can’t wait to board!!
  25. 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!
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