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Forum: Holland America July 28th, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Norcal
You may be able to get current information if you...

You may be able to get current information if you call Ship Services. Check the HAL website for that phone number. You never know when times can be changed and the last trip may not match your...
Forum: Holland America July 24th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By Norcal
I didn't really realise her impact on me until...

I didn't really realise her impact on me until she was gone. I took for granted her useful advice and vast experience and willingness to share it with anyone who needed help. I was one of those she...
Forum: Holland America July 28th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,006
Posted By Norcal
I expect "nickle and diming" on services that are...

I expect "nickle and diming" on services that are person-specific. The cruise lines are first and formost a business and with the addition of services that customers require comes the task of paying...
Forum: Holland America July 19th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,563
Posted By Norcal
Re: Would You Do an Extended Cruise?

I think for us it would be best to mix a land/sea experience for that amount of time. I can take up to 10-15 days or so on a ship, but beyond that would possibly be overkill for us. I went on a fly...
Forum: Holland America July 14th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,614
Posted By Norcal
Fantastic information. That is the way to go. I...

Fantastic information. That is the way to go. I just read on a St. Lucia site that from Castries they have a ferry that takes about 15 minutes to get to Margot Bay as well so depending on how often...
Forum: Holland America July 12th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,614
Posted By Norcal
Not sure how long that took other than maybe an...

Not sure how long that took other than maybe an hour???? but if you are standing at the fort or beach near town and look across to the land mass that looks close...that is the area. Tiime wasn't an...
Forum: Holland America July 12th, 2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,614
Posted By Norcal
I did love Martinique in spite of the contempt...

I did love Martinique in spite of the contempt from the French no matter where you go. Put a frown on your face, look cranky and for goodness sakes don't say "Good Morning". lol

You'd have to...
Forum: Holland America July 3rd, 2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By Norcal
Re: What to do in Alaska

My SIL did that dog sled ride as well and she thought it was the highlight of her trip. When we go I plan on including that one.
Forum: Holland America June 30th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,682
Posted By Norcal
OK so it is $30 per day, but is that per person...

OK so it is $30 per day, but is that per person or a flat cost? I would think that is per person if other services are indeed included. In any case I also think I read somewhere that there are...
Forum: Holland America June 26th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,682
Posted By Norcal
Trip we booked the green cabana for our Noordam...

Trip we booked the green cabana for our Noordam cruise stop at HMC. On the ship that has the cabana's (Eurodam?) I suspect I'd rent it for one day just to dedicate at least one day for the pool as...
Forum: Holland America June 23rd, 2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,975
Posted By Norcal
While a balcony is not that important to some,...

While a balcony is not that important to some, for us it is. On other cruises with other lines, once we experienced a balcony we couldn't even imagine going back for the trips that are warm weather....
Forum: Holland America June 18th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By Norcal
I couldn't find the bar setup. What I found was...

I couldn't find the bar setup. What I found was the page with the list of different individual liquors (Rum, vodka, whiskey etc.) I found that page under the gift section when I got to the page...
Forum: Holland America June 17th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By Norcal
Dee Dee I didn't know you could order the bottles...

Dee Dee I didn't know you could order the bottles for your room as it didn't show up anywhere. After reading your post I went back to the HAL website and checked it better and sure enough I found...
Forum: Holland America June 16th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,369
Posted By Norcal
Sail7seas that is a great idea as I hadn't...

Sail7seas that is a great idea as I hadn't thought of that. I usually tip the dining room and the cabin stewards and for the drinks as they appear so doing so at the end with the drink tickets (even...
Forum: Holland America June 15th, 2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,369
Posted By Norcal
ignore this one. I double posted.

ignore this one. I double posted.
Forum: Holland America June 15th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,369
Posted By Norcal
Jac I'm new to HAL so someone may have a better...

Jac I'm new to HAL so someone may have a better explanation but this is what I found:

When we booked the trip we found a "Gift Order List" on the HAL website and printed it off. You may want to...
Forum: Holland America June 14th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,369
Posted By Norcal
Thank you so much for clearing it up for me. I...

Thank you so much for clearing it up for me. I think I'll get the card and try a few of these and explore a few surprise drinks. The drink I mentioned that started with an "M" is the Vodka Mojito...
Forum: Holland America June 13th, 2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,369
Posted By Norcal
Drink Ticket Puzzle

We are considering ordering the mixed drink tickets but the question I have is what types of drinks do they serve? Are some types of mixed drinks utilizing the house alcohol limited? Bloody Mary's...
Forum: Holland America June 6th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By Norcal
I'm so jealous! Have a wonderful trip.

I'm so jealous! Have a wonderful trip.
Forum: Holland America May 30th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,977
Posted By Norcal
Rac we scheduled our first cruise on Holland...

Rac we scheduled our first cruise on Holland America as well. What drove my decision was the high ratings for food and that particular ship in general, but more so the itinerary. I'm looking...
Forum: Holland America May 29th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Norcal
Nice site. I did stop by and enjoyed a...

Nice site. I did stop by and enjoyed a conversation with another person. I'll stop by now and then. Thank you for that link.
Forum: Holland America May 25th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Norcal
Thanks for that information Mountain Dog. We...

Thanks for that information Mountain Dog. We actually selected this one for the itinerary (perfect match for us) St. Lucia is one of my favorite places to stay so stopping there for a day was an...
Forum: Holland America May 25th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Norcal
Thank you Trip. I also like the idea of a...

Thank you Trip. I also like the idea of a sparkly straight jacket. I think I'm going to need one. I'll check and see if they sell them on the Noordam website. lol Do you meet on this board or is...
Forum: Holland America May 24th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Norcal
February Cruise

We are taking our first HAL cruise in February on the Noordam for our anniversary. We initially thought we'd go with one of my favorite lines NCL but everything I read about HAL just won out. So...
Forum: Holland America May 9th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By Norcal
Absolutely Priceless! Made my day. Very funny.

Absolutely Priceless! Made my day. Very funny.
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