In answer to your questions -- an inside or a window is fine with me (i've done both in the past, and the window is nice, but I seem to only use it to check the weather in the morning). I usually go to bed around 10 to 11 pm. I've always done the early seating for dinner on other cruises, but I could probably do either the early or the late seating. I don't spend much time in the stateroom -- usually I spend time in the library, gym, and walking deck. I particularly like to walk around and explore the ports, and sometimes take day trips from the ports to places nearby. (I speak French and Spanish, and am currently working on Italian -- I like to travel in countries where those languages are spoken -- so the itinerary on this cruise particularly interests me.)
Maybe we could talk on the phone? My home phone is 805 927 4055 and my cell is 805 4586943. I'm on California time.
I replied today on your thread about the Nieuw Amsterdam Transatlantic, but also wanted to send you a PM with contact information.
I also would like to take the Nieuw Amsterdam transatlantic from Rome on Oct 26 (I posted on cruisemates about it a few days ago).
I will be hiking in the Dolomites in September, then visiting Vienna and Croatia with a couple of friends in early October. My friends are flying back to California, where we all live, but I'd like to take a transatlantic back to the US. I like the itinerary on the Nieuw Amsterdam, and it fits my timing well.
I'm a former winemaker, live in California, and like to travel.
Not sure...a bit expensive for me...I'm recently separated and need a holiday but a la cheap!! Not Carnival cheap...just affordable luxury during the off season. December is very possible for me...you? Email me and let's chat. firstname.lastname@example.org