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Forum: Travel Gripes! July 8th, 2005, 08:12 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 17,007
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Taking the kids out of school for a cruise

Family Man,

I agree with your comments 100%.


Without the basic algebra - you will never know if you are being ripped off while "negotiating".
Forum: Holland America November 5th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Tennis courts on Westerdam?

Don't think there are tennis courts on the Westerdam - I looked at the deck plans and they do not show tennis courts.
Forum: Travel Gripes! October 6th, 2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Alright! Enough already!!

Did you feel that way when you got off the ship for shore excursions?
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing October 3rd, 2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Formal dress on HAL

For the formal night, what you mentioned is quite acceptable. About 1/2 the men will be in tuxes and the other 1/2 in dark suits. Women wear either long gowns or cocktail dresses (again about...
Forum: Holland America October 3rd, 2004, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Westerdam 12/12

We are sailing on the same cruise. As far as drawer space - since the ship is pretty new there is very little information, but any info on the Zuiderdam or Oosterdam can be applied to the Westerdam...
Forum: Travel Gripes! June 22nd, 2004, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Who should be allowed to cruise


You can cruise on the cruise line I hope to start - its only for overweight smokers who snore.
Forum: Holland America June 10th, 2004, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Alaska 2005

Our son was 21 when he sailed with us to Alaska last year on a HAL ship. He loved it. Did not feel out of place and had plenty of conversations with older folks. He would go on HAL again.
Forum: Travel Gripes! June 5th, 2004, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Never mind the Booze......

The reason we go on a cruise is so that his company has a harder time reaching him. If we were on a land vacation his cell phone would not stop ringing for stupid questions like "How do you turn on...
Forum: Holland America April 23rd, 2004, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: First ever cruise advice

Check out the Westerdam sailings also. She is the newest ship and the prices are great! We just booked our second cruise Dec 12 sailing on the Westerdam and my DH already has the Cruise catalog...
Forum: Tipping July 28th, 2003, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,084
Posted By WindyCity
Wine Steward Tip?

How much would you tip a wine steward on HAL? 15%???
Forum: Holland America July 2nd, 2003, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: souvenirs

We got the album in Skagway at the Skagway Shirt Company. You can also see the album on their site. Do a search on Skagway Shirt company. Also in Juneau at Timberwolf, Inc.
Forum: Holland America July 1st, 2003, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: Yet Another Stupid Question

When we got on board ship, I phoned the spa to book a massage for my husband. No problem and we were able to get a 10:30 a.m. booking for the folllowing morning (an at sea day)
Forum: Holland America July 1st, 2003, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: souvenirs

We bought a leather covered album with the state of Alaska imprinted on it. After filling it with our cruise photos, we ran out of room (it holds 280 pictures and has a slot for description of each...
Forum: Holland America June 8th, 2003, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Who has been to Alaska

We went to Alaska on the Zaandam on May 10, 2003. Would be happy to answer any questions.
Forum: Alaska May 28th, 2003, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: unlocking your 'zip ties'?

we packed a manicure kit in the front pocket of our checked luggage & used that to open the cable locks - came in handy for other things also
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 23rd, 2003, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: Alaska in May

Chicagoan here and we just got off an Alaskan cruise that ended May 17. Weather was great - overcast most of the time though with rain only when we were in Juneau. Wildlife was basically seen from...
Forum: Alaska May 23rd, 2003, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: will the rain ruin my vacation?

We were in Juneau on May 12 and it poured all day - sure did not ruin our vacation - we all had rain gear and a wonderful time!
Forum: Holland America May 22nd, 2003, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: Zaandam Review

Maybe its not an immediate post like on the other boards..... I did submit it.
Forum: Holland America May 22nd, 2003, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By WindyCity
Zaandam Review

Just posted a Zaandam review if anyone is interested.
Forum: Alaska May 21st, 2003, 11:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,282
Posted By WindyCity
Smoking Area in Vancouver Airport

For those who are smokers, there is a smoking area in Vancouver - Right around gate 76 for US flights, there is a cafe that has an enclosed smoking area.
Forum: Alaska May 21st, 2003, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: Canada to US Border Crossing Warning

I was on the same cruise & we flew out of Vancouver on Sunday (we opted to stay an extra day to see Vancouver). We breezed through security & customs - no one even weighed our luggage. Thank...
Forum: Holland America May 21st, 2003, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: Zaandam May 31 Arrival

We just got back from the Zaandam and we were in Ketchikan from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Forum: Holland America May 18th, 2003, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Re: Re: Re: Zaandam Cabin 1817

The Zaandam is a great ship - we just disembarked from a fantastic week in Alaska.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 7th, 2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Expired Passports.

Seems to me that getting an expired passport renewed is the way to go. We did ours by mail and it was quick and easy - got the form off the Immigration website. Better to be safe than sorry @ $7.50...
Forum: Holland America May 5th, 2003, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By WindyCity
Re: Alaska Zaandam May 17/03

Sorry, we are on the May 10th sailing of the Zaandam - but will leave the ship in "ship-shape" condition for you. Have a great cruise!
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