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Forum: Holland America September 8th, 2005, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By geoff
Re: Flight arrivel is at 1:00, cutting it close??

4:00 is latest suggested time - but you can probably still board until 4:15 --you are cutting it close, it's just 15 or 20 minmutes from the airport to the terminal, but you should allow at least...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 7th, 2005, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,111
Posted By geoff
Re: Dawn dress code enforced?

Jeans are jeans - regardless of the price. I cannot believe that anyone able to spend $200 on a pair of jeans is incapable of affording a reasonable skirt or dressy slacks, and is also so uncouth as...
Forum: Holland America September 7th, 2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,712
Posted By geoff
Re: HAL Dinner Dress Code Question

The sad fact is that the sort of people who feel that rules and suggestions do not apply to them are generally the most likely to protest loudly when frustrated. This means that a dining room...
Forum: Holland America September 5th, 2005, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By geoff
Re: Laundry On Statendam

They almost always run a "special" all the laundry you can fit in the bag provided - returned ironed and folded for $18 0r $20 -- usually after several days into the cruise - just when you need some...
Forum: Holland America September 2nd, 2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,712
Posted By geoff
Re: HAL Dinner Dress Code Question

I do not care how other people look - I do care about how they behave -- and the simple fact is that people tend to behave, in general, in accordance with how they are dressed. This is why schools...
Forum: Holland America August 31st, 2005, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,712
Posted By geoff
Re: HAL Dinner Dress Code Question

I returned August 14 from Bermuda (a lovely spot - too bad a civilized line like HAL does not go there) on Norwegian Majesty. I made the mistake of posting (on Cruise Critic) my comments concerning...
Forum: Teen Cruisers August 4th, 2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,250
Posted By geoff
Re: Sneaking drinks

lol the listerene bottle is a good idea as long as its not in a menthal listerene and the booze is rum ..... but ya go for it if u want, but id say enjoty the cruise sober,,,,,,, but to the rest of u...
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 2nd, 2005, 05:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,641
Posted By geoff
Re: Re: Old people cut lines

I have to differ -- one of the primary assets an elderly person has is his/her ability to pass along the values of our civilization to younger generations. When the elderly fail to do this - when...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 2nd, 2005, 05:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,222
Posted By geoff
Re: NCL DREAM was a NIGHTMARE!!!

DrVal -- get over it -- I know that the wrong salad dressing can be a shattering experience -- and I applaud you prescience in knowing to keep your video camera running so as to be able to document...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines July 13th, 2005, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By geoff
Re: Is the corkage fee really charged?

The corkage fee is almost always charged. They have it figured pretty well to cover the difference between what you might pay for a bottle ashore and what they would charge for a comparable (or...
Forum: Holland America July 13th, 2005, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By geoff
Re: laundry

I sailed Maasdam (a sister ship to Zaandam) in February of this year-- they have self-serve laundromats on board - and also the "all you can stuff in the bag" service. I think it was a bit more...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines June 6th, 2005, 11:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By geoff
Majesty August 7 to Bermuda

Anyone joining us on Aug 7 boston to Bermuda?
Forum: Holland America June 2nd, 2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By geoff
Re: Re: Zuiderdam Aug 6

Isn't there going there going to be more of us on Zuiderdam on Aug 6? We'll have the ship to ourselves.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 16th, 2005, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,795
Posted By geoff
Re: Norwegian vs. Carnival?

Freestyle is OK, but I like the idea of getting to know a group -- if there is a problem, the headwaiter can change table assignments -- I have never been on a ship where all seats were assigned. ...
Forum: Holland America May 13th, 2005, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By geoff
Re: Midnight Buffet on Zuiderdam

Yes, there is a midnight buffet every night -- on one night it takes the form of the chocolate extravaganza - worth checking out, but enough chocolate to block circulation to the brain.
Forum: Holland America May 9th, 2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By geoff
Re: Zuiderdam Aug 6

Looking forward to a repeat cruise on Zuiderdam -- a great ship - with superb Holland America service -- they have a good young peoples program -- also, perhaps because the grown ups who sail HAL are...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 25th, 2005, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By geoff
Re: Dream or Sun

We that is my wife and adult daughter are sailing on the Sun in July to Alaska, any tips you can give us would be great. It is our first trip out of Australia Thanks
Forum: Holland America April 20th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By geoff
Re: Which side of the Zuiderdam faces the port in Port Everg

I've sailed her twice - both times we were portside to the pier - making departure simpler - just moving away from pier, heading north, them coming right into the channel out to sea. It is my...
Forum: Holland America April 17th, 2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By geoff
Re: Zuiderdam 4/23 LOTS OF QUESTIONS HELP!!!

I've sailed twice on Zuiderdam - and while I do not travel with young, I appreciate the programs Club Hal has -- it keeps the young - of many ages - busy -- a great improvement over Carnival (whose...
Forum: Holland America April 16th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By geoff
Re: Re: MAASDAM

Yours was the only seriously late return - others were an hour or so later than scheduled - if you insist on returning exactly to the minute, I sugest you take a bus a few blocks -- and stay off the...
Forum: Holland America April 14th, 2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By geoff
Re: zuiderdam

I've sailed Zuiderdam twice in summer -- planning on 8/6 sailing this year -- there are always a fair crowd of young - all ages -- fortunately, a better type of parent/grandparent sails HAL than on...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines March 4th, 2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By geoff
Norwegian Majesty August 8

Anyone on August 8 sailing Boston-Bermuda
Forum: Holland America March 1st, 2005, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By geoff
Re: Maasdam - Norfolk Late Arrival

We returned to Norfolk well over an hour early on Feb 27 -- it really is a matter of sea conditions during the long sail up from San Juan - which need to be allowed for this time of year -- I wound...
Forum: Singles February 12th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By geoff
Re: Re: Re: Does anyone know what to expect

Dani- Try to go to the first night single get-together -- usually not well attended, but a good first shot. Maiter de's are delighted to seat singles with others at large tables -- you should call...
Forum: Holland America January 28th, 2005, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By geoff
Re: roll call Maasdam 2/27

Cheric - My error - I am on the 2/17 sailing.
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