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Old November 16th, 2007, 09:37 PM
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Default Christmas/New Years Cruise

I'm about to go on an HAL cruise during Christmas and New Years with DW. Can an experienced cruiser fill me in on what the atmosphere will likely be on a cruise during this time of year? Should I assume that there will be more families than usual or holiday-oriented activities etc? Or anything else to look out for (either positive or negative?)

Thanks so much for your input, and may the seas smile upon you!
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Old November 16th, 2007, 10:49 PM
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It will be a very festive atmosphere with the ship all decorated for the holiday season with wreaths, Christmas trees, flowers, ornaments, etc. We've been on about 5 Christmas cruises and will be on again this year, but have never been on a NY's cruise, so can't help you there.

Yes, there will be a lot of families on board but the kids are kept busy with Club HAL and are asked to only use the pool under the dome, so that the adults can enjoy some peace and quiet at the aft pool.

There will be a Carol sing Christmas Eve with a number of the Officers and crew particpating and Santa arrives Christmas morning for the children - each get a present.

It's a happy time for everyone and I hope you will enjoy yourselves.

What ship are you going on?
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:00 PM
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Dee Dee,
We have inadvertantly booked a festive time.
Nothing but lucky.
We leave San Diego on the 23rd on Ryndam.
Peace through superior firepower.
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