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  1. To the op that wondered about using food handler's gloves the the HC, we always do that. Have gotten some really weird looks from other pax, but never noro. 250 + days on princess, so not a newbie
  2. My 2 cents. We ALWAYS use plastic gloves when we are serving ourselves in the buffet. Gotten some really weird looks from fellow pax, but never noro.
  3. Does it have anytime dining or it is it traditional, early and or late?
  4. That's just not true. Once ordered through room service, you are allowed to take your beverage anywhere you want. You have also paid the 15 percent service charge so no problem at all.
  5. I have taken pre purchased alcohol everywhere on board the ship. I bought it from HAL so it's really none of their business where I drink it. If you are concerned about the different glasses, I'm not, just stop by any bar and ask for a couple of glasses. 4* and have never been questioned about where my drink came from.
  6. Thank you for taking us along. Please say hello to Arlin, mgr in the PG from Doug and Jill (she is from England). We were onboard the Amsterdam for 28 days in Alaska during June and July. We found her to be an exceptional manager and well respected by her staff. Have fun! Thanks. Doug
  7. On our recent b2b on Amsterdam this summer in Alaska, 14 days each, the menus basically repeated, which I didn't mind. I made notes of what dishes we had on the first 14 days so we could be sure and have them again if we really liked them. Also, made notes of dishes that we weren't crazy about so we could try something different. Made it a lot easier to plan PG/ Canaletto, buffet night dinners around the menus that didn't excited us. And by the way, the food was delicious ( subjective I know).
  8. Great example of PC out of control!
  9. The biggest problem with this promotion is so many people book with a very low intention of ever actually going, thus wildly reducing the available cabins for those of us who are serious. It also takes many of the most desirable cabins out of inventory. Personally, I am not a fan of a cheap, refundable deposit, $ 1, really?
  10. For us, plastic gloves are essential when eating in the lido. Have you noticed how many people taste their food while on line? Then maybe to get water or ice? One lady looked at meet crazily staring at my gloved hand. As she was staring, she licked her fingers before touching a tong to serve herself something. I just smiled and said , that is the reason I have this glove on. It does not give me a false sense of security and of course, nothing wrong in keeping my hands clean. I wish more people would wear them, not less.
  11. Currently on Amsterdam, georgeous morning, light clouds on the mountains, fog has lifted.
  12. Seems arbitrary to me. If I paid the upgraded amount for a cabin above the free inside, I am paying just as much as if I had booked regular fare for inside/ Oceanview. HAL is still getting the same amount of money from me, Neptune or inside. With no casino offer, say I would have paid $1000 and with the casino offer and upgrade I am still paying $1000. Why no stockholder benefit?
  13. Why all the animosity? Jeez, and on a subject that has no bearing as it is no longer an issue. This horse is dead, kindly dismount.
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