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Requesting a solo dining experience the first night on HAL cruise
Hi everyone - I will be traveling solo on the Zuiderdam this summer. I would like my first night dinner in the dining room to be a solo experience. I have two very long flights and think I will be...
I did a Christmas Markets of Europe cruise with...
I did a Christmas Markets of Europe cruise with Uniworld several years ago. It was lovely in that they totally waved the single supplement. I met lot of wonderful people from all over the world -...
Were the tours you liked Holland America...
Were the tours you liked Holland America sponsored or privately booked? Thanks :)
Thanks for the good advice. I am excited about...
Thanks for the good advice. I am excited about this trip. I have been to Denmark and Scotland before so not quite as concerned about seeing them extensively with a smaller group. More focused on...
Booking HAL EXC tours vs winging it until you book at your port
Hi everyone - I am sailing on the Zuiderdam northern isles cruise July 31 round trip from Copenhagen. I would like to see the Faroe Isl and the Shetland Isl. in particular on a smaller group tour....
Are HAL EXC tours refundable if you change your mind?
How far ahead do you have to give notice if you can get a refund? Thanks :confused:
Cabin 1030. Seems like a good location but you...
Cabin 1030. Seems like a good location but you never know if you will have noisy neighbors. Never a guarantee regardless of your booking. My TA did give me a slight discount so that helped just a...
Not booking prenight hotel at HAL price but would like to purchase the transfers
Hi everyone - I am able to use my free night from hotels.com to stay at the Grand Hotel in Copenhagen for one night precruise. I know I can get a cab from the airport and also a cab to the port...
Thanks Roz - I actually just booked - went all...
Thanks Roz - I actually just booked - went all out and did an ocean view - Ha! I will have to work another few years to pay this trip off. No retirement for me. I am excited though. I decided...
No reservation needed if you know you want to...
No reservation needed if you know you want to dine alone on a particular evening? Just come any time? (am I right with this?) That would work for me. Dining solo some nights and with others some...
If you were solo on the Zuiderdam - or any of the "sister ships"...
What accommodation did you book? Were you pleased with your decision; especially since we have to pay that darn single supplement? I am at the moment of decision for my summer cruise. Booking...
Thanks everyone: With Free Dining on HAL...
Thanks everyone: With Free Dining on HAL :confused: do you still need to make a reservation well ahead of time?
If I decide to dine by by myself some evening and...
If I decide to dine by by myself some evening and am on the Freestyle Dining plan is it best to make a reservation for a table for myself (table for two?.) I would imagine they fill up quickly. I...
Solo Dining on HAL
Hi Everyone - If you have traveled solo on HAL -do they have a specific way they handle solo diners in the main dining room? I would like to dine solo for part of my 14 day trip but wouldn't mind...
My trip would be the Zuiderdam July 31 -...
My trip would be the Zuiderdam July 31 - Copenhagen-two Scottish ports - Iceland - Faeroe Isl. and Shetland Isl - Copenhagen. Still debating as a solo traveler but should probably decide soon!!...
I have been to Norway before. The cruise I am...
I have been to Norway before. The cruise I am still looking at does not include it. I would not have minded going back there but the only time I have off for vacation is the end of July or early...
Thanks so much. Good to know. I might see if I...
Thanks so much. Good to know. I might see if I can avoid booking that area.
Would there be good sound proofing or, if you...
Would there be good sound proofing or, if you could, would you avoid rooms directly across from this area? Thanks
Deck plan - Main deck Zuiderdam
Good morning: I am looking at the deck plan for the Main Deck of the Zuiderdam and was wondering what the grey area shown from the Atrium toward the back on the deck would be? The ocean view cabins...
What would be the advantage of having the cruise line select your cabin for you?
There doesn't seem to be a price difference to me. It is based on the hope that you might get lucky and be upgraded? I haven't cruised much so I am still in the learning phase of all the ins and...
My cruise is Holland America July 31st sailing on...
My cruise is Holland America July 31st sailing on the Zuiderdam. Haven't booked anything yet so not sure about payment schedule. I just found out I can have some time off. This would also involve...
Cruise lines updating cabin availability
Good morning: I am thinking about booking a cruise for this summer. I was wondering how often cruise lines update their deck plans with certain cabin availability? I am hoping for a better cabin...
Thanks l This is a cruise on the Holland America...
Thanks l This is a cruise on the Holland America Zuiderdam - It may be listed as a longer cruise but I am just interested in the Copenhagen-Scotland-Iceland-Shetland Isl./ Faeroe Isl - Copenhagen...
I did Uniworld for a Christmas Market river...
I did Uniworld for a Christmas Market river tour in 2010. Lovely trip. Mostly singles of all ages since they waived the single supplement. Obviously, this is a few years ago, so I don't know...