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Forum: Holland America March 1st, 2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,332
Posted By waiting2retire
I always pick up a coffee mug from the ship and...

I always pick up a coffee mug from the ship and at least one port, and allow myself one piece of nice duty-free jewellery from each cruise. Aside from that, I pick up one memento from the other...
Forum: Holland America March 1st, 2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By waiting2retire
Hi Ashley, I am by no means an experienced...

Hi Ashley,

I am by no means an experienced cruiser, but I have done the Western Caribbean, and to add to Jim's comment re Cozumel, they also have great shopping!

Bonnie
Forum: Holland America March 1st, 2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By waiting2retire
Thanks very much for the response puppylips! I'm...

Thanks very much for the response puppylips! I'm really looking forward to the river tubing excursion.

Innlady1, I do hope you decide to book the Noordam for the November 10 cruise. It would be...
Forum: Holland America February 27th, 2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,603
Posted By waiting2retire
I love to watch some of the creative luggage...

I love to watch some of the creative luggage markings as they come down baggage carrousels.

I bought sturdy flourescent lime green luggage tags and have so far had no problem identifying my...
Forum: Holland America February 27th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By waiting2retire
Funny you should ask... My very first cruise was...

Funny you should ask... My very first cruise was two years ago. My sister decided that's what she wanted to do for her 50th birthday, and I didn't want to miss that. That's when I fell in love...
Forum: Holland America February 27th, 2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,506
Posted By waiting2retire
Unfortunately, I almost always have to fly to...

Unfortunately, I almost always have to fly to cruise living in Toronto. Last month was only my second cruise (15 days) and I did a horrible job of packing :-? . I thought I could get away with...
Forum: Holland America February 26th, 2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By waiting2retire
Puppylips, I am looking at booking the river...

Puppylips, I am looking at booking the river tubing on my Noordam cruise in November. It looks like a lot of fun. Anything you would care to share about your experience would be much appreciated!
...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 22nd, 2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By waiting2retire
My vote goes to HAL. I have only been on two...

My vote goes to HAL. I have only been on two cruises; one with HAL and one with Princess. In my opinion (and I'm not a gourmet by any stretch of the imagination) the lines were comparable in the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 21st, 2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,226
Posted By waiting2retire
First choice -- Killer LOL Second choice...

First choice -- Killer LOL

Second choice -- Mimi
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 21st, 2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,175
Posted By waiting2retire
Thanks for starting this Melody! screen name...

Thanks for starting this Melody!

screen name - waiting2retire
real name - Bonnie
age - for another week, same as Melody

I'm a single mom, waiting to be an empty-nester :D My son is 21 and...
Forum: Shopping! February 21st, 2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By waiting2retire
Bonmoyer, I'm so sorry you had that experience...

Bonmoyer, I'm so sorry you had that experience with DI. I would be sick too!

I was fortunate to have had a good experience with Tanzanite International (same company as DI) two years ago. With...
Forum: Holland America February 21st, 2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By waiting2retire
I know that the Noordam goes there, because it's...

I know that the Noordam goes there, because it's on our itinerary for November 07.

Bonnie
Forum: Holland America February 21st, 2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By waiting2retire
I am not familiar with the Vista ships (yet), and...

I am not familiar with the Vista ships (yet), and I'm interested to know whether it is open deck that I can see in front of the window is 6001. It also appears that there may be a door to that area...
Forum: Holland America February 21st, 2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,718
Posted By waiting2retire
I have noticed that the Canada/New England...

I have noticed that the Canada/New England cruises seem to be much more expensive than Caribbean, and in many cases, more expensive than Alaska as well. What do you think accounts for this??
...
Forum: Holland America February 20th, 2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By waiting2retire
Fabulous beds and bedding; Gorgeous flowers...

Fabulous beds and bedding;
Gorgeous flowers everywhere;
Excellent quality and variety of food;
Smiling, efficient service;
Interesting, friendly fellow passengers;
A bathroom you can move around...
Forum: Holland America February 20th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,901
Posted By waiting2retire
Instead of selling units, what about running them...

Instead of selling units, what about running them like a land-based apartment rental? Each cabin has a one-year lease, cost based on size of the cabin, and the price would include everything a...
Forum: Holland America February 19th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,719
Posted By waiting2retire
I've got to go with Underwatergal here. I love...

I've got to go with Underwatergal here. I love to cruise, and have not yet been seasick (all of two cruises behind me :oops: ), but if I went through "the perfect storm" and was truly afraid of...
Forum: Holland America February 19th, 2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,256
Posted By waiting2retire
Almost unanimous -- onboard cruise consultant :D...

Almost unanimous -- onboard cruise consultant :D

They get decent cabins, decent pay, often host tables in the DR on formal nights and have time off in ports 8)

And if any of you are truly...
Forum: Holland America February 16th, 2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,679
Posted By waiting2retire
Another defector.... Okay, not really a...

Another defector....

Okay, not really a defector, but I'm happy to have found another place where I can discuss and learn about cruising in general and HAL in particular. I just joined the other...
Forum: Holland America February 16th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By waiting2retire
I threw caution to the wind and indulged in an...

I threw caution to the wind and indulged in an onboard massage on the Zaandam last month. I thought it was fabulous, one of the best I have had. I had never had a hot stone massage; now I'm afraid...
Forum: Holland America February 16th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By waiting2retire
Mark, I think you should go ahead with your Music...

Mark, I think you should go ahead with your Music in Animation lecture. With so many animated full-length features in the last few years, "cartoons" aren't just for kids anymore! These movies...
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