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Vict0riann

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  • Location
    British Columbia
  • Interests
    philately, travelling
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    HAL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean

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  1. I’m wondering if we could have our fridge emptied and re-stocked with non-alcoholic beer and if we would still get the half price?
  2. We use "World Travel Sim" which means we get a "main" UK phone number, and a US number, which we can use when we are in the States. You have to have an unlocked phone, and buy a sim card for about $25 and then you pay by the minute and you can also text. Data plan is available but you pay extra for it. I'm sure there must be information about it on line. I think it has to be activated regularly or you lose the phone no. There may be better plans for Americans, but it is good for us Canadians!
  3. We attended a fun Orange Party on Nieuw Statendam, and I will be packing my orange stole and Pat his orange tie for our next cruise!
  4. As above, but add in Nami Sushi, where you can sit at the counter and watch your food being prepared.
  5. And if you do a bit of on-board spending, you may reach 4 stars before you realize it!
  6. On the HAL website, you just need to go to the "Know Before You Go" pdf - I took a screenshot of this:
  7. Happy 4th of July to our American neighbours! 🇺🇸
  8. Same here. And on Nieuw Statendam there was a podium, I think it was across from the Pinnacle and Sel de Mer, where there was sometimes someone taking reservations - especially the first day, who might know when the discounts would be.
  9. We have sailed on the NS and enjoyed all the specialty restaurants. Nami Sushi (sushi bar in the Tamarind Restaurant, a la carte like the Sel de Mer, was especially fun. The Grand Dutch Cafe is not to be missed - food has no charge, just the drinks, specialty coffees etc., are charged. I think the venue you mention with the piano is the Ocean Bar across from Sel de Mer, if I remember correctly.
  10. If you would prefer the fixed late dining, you might go to the dining room, perhaps at lunch time on the day you board and see if it is possible to switch. We usually do open seating, as we never know when we will actually want to eat, so we just walk up, and usually say we are happy to share a table, preferably for 6 (with 8 it is difficult for DH to hear the conversation), we have never had to wait very long.
  11. Our very first time on Prinsendam, in 2011 - looking at my photos brings back all the memories. Pylos, Greece Alexandria, Egypt Haifa, Israel Katakolon, Greece
  12. Thanks, Copper - and it is a great advantage of having an overnight in port!
  13. In 2016, Prinsendam in Thessaloniki, Greece, Sarande, Albania, and Valletta, Malta
  14. The Officers at the Black and Gold Ball, and Captain Schuchmann getting teary-eyed at the Farewell.
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