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Forum: Hotels February 29th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By VonPrinc
Dear Artikfl, Our first B & B 2001 in Vancouver...

Dear Artikfl,
Our first B & B 2001 in Vancouver was east of Chinatown on Union St. We chose it for being on a bike trail so thought it would be safe for walking & experiencing Canada. There we...
Forum: Hotels February 28th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By VonPrinc
We will be cruising May 21 on the Ryndam and also...

We will be cruising May 21 on the Ryndam and also a group of 4 adults.
This will be our 4th north to Alaska cruise from Vancouver. There are no downtown hotels under $150 for 4 adults. We have...
Forum: Holland America January 16th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By VonPrinc
Congratulations to both of you. You picked a...

Congratulations to both of you. You picked a wonderful trip for your honeymoon. Our 1st cruise was our belated honeymoon on MS Zaandam Inside Passage to Alaska in 2001. We thought it would be our...
Forum: Holland America June 27th, 2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By VonPrinc
We have always flown to Sea-Tac to cruise out of...

We have always flown to Sea-Tac to cruise out of Vancouver. We've taken Quick Shuttle Express to Vancouver but always booked bus transportation back to Seattle through Holland America. We were off...
Forum: Alaska November 28th, 2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By VonPrinc
I agree with Anton. We have always flown into...

I agree with Anton. We have always flown into Seattle for our 4 Alaska cruises. Quick Shuttle picks you up at the airport & delivers you to your hotel in Vancouver. Customs didn't take very long. ...
Forum: Hotels November 8th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By VonPrinc
We've stayed at the Seattle Pioneer Square Best...

We've stayed at the Seattle Pioneer Square Best Western. It's great for a small historic hotel. You can watch the ferries dock if you have one of the balcony rooms. We even watched the 4th of July...
Forum: Holland America October 20th, 2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,375
Posted By VonPrinc
My husband and I only get 10 vacation days a year...

My husband and I only get 10 vacation days a year & working for a small company schedules are tight. We plan very carefully how to spend them. Cruising Holland America is the most relaxing 7 days...
Forum: Holland America October 15th, 2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,513
Posted By VonPrinc
I have read the "uphappy" cruiser letter on too...

I have read the "uphappy" cruiser letter on too many posts. My DH & I have cruised Holland America to Alaska twice in May & twice in July. If you watch the weather channel you can usually get a...
Forum: Holland America October 15th, 2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,129
Posted By VonPrinc
Your guaranteed rate should get you a Verandah...

Your guaranteed rate should get you a Verandah cabin. We have had two cruises @ guaranteed rate. One even got us an upgrade on an mid-May Alaskan cruise. I've never heard of someone getting a...
Forum: Alaska July 31st, 2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By VonPrinc
We have used Sea-Tac airport for all our...

We have used Sea-Tac airport for all our Vancouver - Alaska cruises but have used Quick Shuttle Express to get us to Vancouver. It take about 4 hours with a customs stop. It's best to have a...
Forum: Alaska July 10th, 2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By VonPrinc
We have taken 3 Holland American cruises from...

We have taken 3 Holland American cruises from Vancouver. We've always taken an extra day before our cruise so our luggage will be with us. Since we enjoy meeting other travelers our first choice of...
Forum: Alaska July 10th, 2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By VonPrinc
You are going to have so much fun being in charge...

You are going to have so much fun being in charge of the planning! My husband & I have taken four 7-day Inside Passage cruises with Holland America. 3 were from Vancouver, BC (which we love) and 1...
Forum: Alaska July 4th, 2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By VonPrinc
It's been a month since we returned from our 4th...

It's been a month since we returned from our 4th Holland America Inside Passage cruise. We took 3 friends with us for their 1st cruise. They loved it! Our cruises have all be inside passage...
Forum: Alaska June 15th, 2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By VonPrinc
Dear SSLETSCRUISE, We took a limo from the West...

Dear SSLETSCRUISE, We took a limo from the West End Guest House close to the Listel Hotel on Robson St. to Canada Place on May 24. The cost was $85.00 Canadian which we paid with a credit card. ...
Forum: Alaska June 11th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By VonPrinc
Dear Gmann, We had a wonderful morning in...

Dear Gmann,
We had a wonderful morning in Tracy Arms on May 26, 2006 We saw the North Sawyer Glacier and our wonderful Captain van der Zee of Holland America Volendam got us within view of the...
Forum: Holland America June 11th, 2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By VonPrinc
Dear MAK, We've just returned from our 4th...

Dear MAK, We've just returned from our 4th Holland America Alaska cruise. The SB suite should be fine for your wonderful cruise. I think only the inside staterooms on the Verandah & Navigation...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 4th, 2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By VonPrinc
We will be in Vancouver later this month. Most...

We will be in Vancouver later this month. Most of our purchases will be with a credit card but we will take $1's & $5's with us. (You should get a better exchange rate using a credit card). We do...
Forum: Holland America April 8th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By VonPrinc
Dear Priscilla, I have 2 pictures of the...

Dear Priscilla,
I have 2 pictures of the Zaandam. Please contact me & I will email them to you. Hopefully they will work for your project. What a wonderful gift!
Vicky
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 3rd, 2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By VonPrinc
Dear Grandma KR, We're cruising also in May...

Dear Grandma KR, We're cruising also in May 2006. This will be our 4th HAL cruise. In our 3 previous cruises, we've only been on tenders once and that was in Sitka. Juneau, Skagway, & Ketchikan...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing April 2nd, 2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,974
Posted By VonPrinc
If your cocktail dress comes midcalf you should...

If your cocktail dress comes midcalf you should feel fine. This formal thing is something my husband & I like to do just because we don't really have a formal 5 star restaurant nearby. The Captain'...
Forum: Alaska April 2nd, 2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By VonPrinc
We will be cruising Alaska for the 4th time in...

We will be cruising Alaska for the 4th time in May. You won't freeze but you might be cool when outside the ship. Bring a windbreaker that sheds water & can wear layers under. Check the what to...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing March 27th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,144
Posted By VonPrinc
There are some cruisers on Holland America that...

There are some cruisers on Holland America that never eat at the Lido buffet because they want to be served their breakfast & lunch & dress for dinner. Since in Alaska you rarely need to wear shorts...
Forum: Holland America March 26th, 2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,804
Posted By VonPrinc
We will be cruising Alaska on the Volendam May...

We will be cruising Alaska on the Volendam May 24, 2006. The last cruise was May 14, 2004. We still have not had major weather other than cloudy & sunny on any of our May or July cruises to Alaska....
Forum: Alaska March 12th, 2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By VonPrinc
Try Steamers across the street from the docks. ...

Try Steamers across the street from the docks. We've been there 3 times but only for their $10.00 Alaska Microbeer Tour. The food looks great (especially the crablegs) but we have never been hungry...
Forum: Holland America February 23rd, 2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,601
Posted By VonPrinc
You are going to love Alaska! We will be going...

You are going to love Alaska! We will be going on our 4th cruise to Alaska also in May 2006. Are you leaving from Seattle or Vancouver? Either way, security will be going through your luggage. ...
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