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Forum: Holland America March 16th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,665
Posted By hammybee
Should cruise lines lock paying guests in their...

Should cruise lines lock paying guests in their cabins because you do not appreicate:

Their choice of attire ?
The things they discuss, over dinner ?
Their ethnicity, race, religion, sexual...
Forum: Holland America August 15th, 2007, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,573
Posted By hammybee
Too funny. I posted a link to this on a different...

Too funny. I posted a link to this on a different board. The results are surprising. Who knew?
Forum: Holland America August 9th, 2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By hammybee
Carnival for me, then onto Orient and found HAL...

Carnival for me, then onto Orient and found HAL because we wanted a large ship experience. Imagine that. Little did I know then, that large was going to be redefined.
Forum: Holland America August 8th, 2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,187
Posted By hammybee
Right now, passengers can have their cake and eat...

Right now, passengers can have their cake and eat it too. We were on the Noordam , in May and a part of the AYW dining area was reserved for Traditional Dining. As the cruise progressed, it was...
Forum: Holland America August 8th, 2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,009
Posted By hammybee
My daughter, then 15, met a wonderful fellow and...

My daughter, then 15, met a wonderful fellow and his large family on a cruise, 4 years ago. Both families became good friends and we have sailed together, many times.

I flew out with her to...
Forum: Holland America August 8th, 2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By hammybee
Consistentcy.

Consistentcy.
Forum: Holland America August 8th, 2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,920
Posted By hammybee
We ejoyed lunch in the PG and paid for it,...

We ejoyed lunch in the PG and paid for it, something of a novelty accourding to our waiter. I had one of the top 5 hamburgers ever. I was however, dissappointed that the fries were ordinary frozen...
Forum: Holland America August 8th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By hammybee
John Scott, the captain on the Noordam, earlier...

John Scott, the captain on the Noordam, earlier this year, told us that they are not going to get into the mega ship business. 2000 passengers+/- was where the company wanted to be.
Forum: Holland America August 8th, 2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,617
Posted By hammybee
What if HAL treated their passengers like adults...

What if HAL treated their passengers like adults and eliminated the dress code, no different then 99% of restaurants, resorts and entertainment venues? If the only thing standing between a tux and a...
Forum: Holland America August 8th, 2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By hammybee
The terms and conditions of every cruise...

The terms and conditions of every cruise contract, every cruise line, gives the cruise line the ability to cancel a cruise and refund passenger monies. When this happens on HAL, they usually seem to...
Forum: Holland America August 8th, 2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,108
Posted By hammybee
I don't care too much one way or another.

I don't care too much one way or another.
Forum: Holland America August 8th, 2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,573
Posted By hammybee
I hate being the bearer of bad news. Jeans have...

I hate being the bearer of bad news. Jeans have been allowed in HAL's dining rooms, on causal evenings, for more than a year now.
Forum: Holland America April 8th, 2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By hammybee
I am thinking that the VD cabin has a better...

I am thinking that the VD cabin has a better balcony with an unobstucted view while the other has a partially obstructed balcony, meaning one needs to be standing to have it all.
Forum: Holland America April 8th, 2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By hammybee
18 cruises and we have never been visited by the...

18 cruises and we have never been visited by the Upgrade Fairy. 3/4 of these cruises has been for the three of us, including DD which automatically takes us out of the Upgrade Pool.

We also...
Forum: Holland America April 8th, 2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,598
Posted By hammybee
From my sole experience, I saw there was always a...

From my sole experience, I saw there was always a wait for attention in the NL. Of course, there are better diversions to make the wait pleasant.

For me, it's just as easy to pop my shore...
Forum: Holland America April 8th, 2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By hammybee
We never have and never will. I am on vacation...

We never have and never will. I am on vacation and being granted the opportunity to dine with the Captain is not my idea of fun. It's his job to do so and is a walking/talking ad for the cruise line....
Forum: Holland America April 8th, 2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By hammybee
I am obivious to the crew when planning a cruise....

I am obivious to the crew when planning a cruise. I could not tell you who the captain is, while onboard or afterwards. In 18 cruises, only 2 CDs stand out. One was wonderful and the other beyond...
Forum: Holland America April 8th, 2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By hammybee
Once is enough for me. I'll do it twice but 3 or...

Once is enough for me. I'll do it twice but 3 or more nights of formal and I am in the LIDO. I find the whole thing pretentious and passing judgement on people based upon their attire, superficial.
...
Forum: Holland America March 26th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,598
Posted By hammybee
We usually sail in the cheap seats and only once...

We usually sail in the cheap seats and only once in a Delux Suite. We could not determine a single reason to visit the Neptune Lounge and so we did not. Anything and everything one could want can be...
Forum: Holland America March 26th, 2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By hammybee
You can get the real stuff at any COSTCO,...

You can get the real stuff at any COSTCO, including the ones in Mexico.
Forum: Holland America March 16th, 2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By hammybee
I am not concerned and will not hesitate to sail....

I am not concerned and will not hesitate to sail. It's a fact of life whereever we are.
Forum: Holland America March 16th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,452
Posted By hammybee
I came to HAL after Orient because I wanted a...

I came to HAL after Orient because I wanted a bigger ship experience.

As a novelty, I would like to sail on one of the giant ships but for pure enjoyment, give me the Amsterdam anyday.
Forum: Holland America March 12th, 2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,584
Posted By hammybee
The hotel and dining crew receive a wage, room ,...

The hotel and dining crew receive a wage, room , board and medical care. The primary source of their income is derived from pax tips. The majority of cruise lines went to automatic tipping as a...
Forum: Holland America March 7th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By hammybee
[quote="kryos"]I only wish I could, Sail ... only...

[quote="kryos"]I only wish I could, Sail ... only wish I could. The flight to get to embarkation would kill me, though. :(

Blue skies ...

--rita[/quote
Rita, you could take a morning flight...
Forum: Holland America March 7th, 2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By hammybee
Back when I lived on the east coast It was often...

Back when I lived on the east coast It was often cheaper to book air via thr cruiseline with the Euro departure port was different than the arrival port. Given you can get just about anywhere on a...
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