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Forum: Alaska July 2nd, 2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By kenish
richluv4u- My 15yo son and I will be in Juneau on...

richluv4u- My 15yo son and I will be in Juneau on 7/9 also! If you're on the Zaandam, consider joining the roll call on the other big cruise message board with Critic in the name. Even if you're on...
Forum: Alaska May 11th, 2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By kenish
The card I use the most charges a usurous 3% on...

The card I use the most charges a usurous 3% on international purchases. Check a credit card comparison site like www.bankrate.com I ended up getting a Capital One card....they do not charge a...
Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,794
Posted By kenish
I coincidentally called Temsco and Coastal. Both...

I coincidentally called Temsco and Coastal. Both are very friendly, helpful, and all the other Boy Scout virtues. Since we will be doing a flightseeing tour and glacier landing at Denali (weather...
Forum: Alaska March 23rd, 2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,740
Posted By kenish
Here's a photo taken a few days ago way *above*...

Here's a photo taken a few days ago way *above* Alaska:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-123/html/s123e008018.html
Forum: Alaska March 21st, 2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By kenish
Noon will be cutting things close. I'd do 2pm at...

Noon will be cutting things close. I'd do 2pm at the earliest. Otherwise you have no slack for traffic, waiting for a bus or taxi, disembarking delays, long airport security lines, etc. If you...
Forum: Alaska March 21st, 2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,923
Posted By kenish
Hi Pat_Rick, Glad it all worked out. FWIW,...

Hi Pat_Rick,

Glad it all worked out. FWIW, I booked through Cruise Value Center *before* coming across this forum. Although I'm now a bit concerned, so far CVC has done exactly what they said...
Forum: Holland America March 12th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By kenish
Hi PC, They are Travelex and Travel Guard. Both...

Hi PC, They are Travelex and Travel Guard. Both are "products" of major insurance companies, Like car insurance, what works for me may be totally inappropriate for you. Definitely check out the...
Forum: Holland America March 12th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By kenish
PC, I believe that "Cancel for any reason" is...

PC, I believe that "Cancel for any reason" is only available for a certain time period (14 days?) after booking and that is driving the date. Otherwise, you could just sit back and relax without...
Forum: Holland America March 12th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By kenish
The Holiday Inn came in handy when a group of us...

The Holiday Inn came in handy when a group of us disembarked. Our time slots were spread out over a 2 hour period. There's a nice pub off of the hotel lobby. We hung out there and re-grouped, then...
Forum: Holland America March 12th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By kenish
I got a good deal from 'tripinsurancestore.com' ...

I got a good deal from 'tripinsurancestore.com' (found them on this message board) and I've had good luck with insuremytrip too. On your comment about driving, many policies cover you enroute to...
Forum: Holland America March 11th, 2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By kenish
I still recommend staying north of San Diego and...

I still recommend staying north of San Diego and taking the train to the cruiseport. Two train services use the same tracks, and either will get you there. The Coaster...
Forum: Family Cruising March 11th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,282
Posted By kenish
Luisa, thank you for the comments about HAL and...

Luisa, thank you for the comments about HAL and your kids. Thanks to the reviews on CC, I figured HAL has good teen facilities in spite of their legacy reputation. We will probably be too amazed at...
Forum: Holland America March 11th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By kenish
Brumby, The Amtrak station is a block from the...

Brumby,
The Amtrak station is a block from the cruise terminal. If you have rolling luggage you can walk it in 15 minutes or less. Directions are not required, the ships are in plain sight as you...
Forum: Family Cruising March 5th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,282
Posted By kenish
July 6 cruise on Zaandam from Vancouver to Seward...

July 6 cruise on Zaandam from Vancouver to Seward (8 day). I'm going with my 15 yo son. We are exploring Denali and Anchorage on our own after that.

HAL would not have been my first instinctive...
Forum: Alaska March 4th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,069
Posted By kenish
I used to be totally into photography but moved...

I used to be totally into photography but moved on to other interests. Agree it's no fun to lug around a SLR and all the accessories (unless photography is your avid hobby). I'm still picky about...
Forum: Alaska March 4th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By kenish
Case, Thank you for all the suggestions and...

Case,

Thank you for all the suggestions and posts. I'm taking my 15 year old on a northbound cruise. Our schedule will let us spend a day in either Kenai Fjords or Anchorage (we are definitely...
Forum: Alaska March 4th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,480
Posted By kenish
My teenage son and I are going in July. I ride...

My teenage son and I are going in July. I ride sportbikes in SoCal and noticed the same tour. I decided to "pass" for a few reasons:

- As you and your hubby know, we have great motorcycle roads...
Forum: Alaska March 4th, 2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,923
Posted By kenish
Be careful, you may be on the verge of a very...

Be careful, you may be on the verge of a very expensive mistake!! Re-read the fine print that Paul posted; the $75 fee is Cruise Value's which is separate from the cruise line. A deposit is due...
Forum: Holland America March 3rd, 2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,341
Posted By kenish
Hi Yeoman, Thanks for the comment, it will help...

Hi Yeoman,
Thanks for the comment, it will help me pack "smarter"!
Forum: Holland America March 2nd, 2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,341
Posted By kenish
I've dressed up for a Baja cruise on Celebrity...

I've dressed up for a Baja cruise on Celebrity and another one on Carnival. Both were 4-day cruises, and we took the train to San Diego for the Celebrity cruise and drove to LGB for Carnival.

In...
Forum: Holland America February 25th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By kenish
There's a bunch, Google usually finds them. For...

There's a bunch, Google usually finds them. For example, "Skagway mountain bike" finds this: http://skagwaybicycletours.com/

Another method is to go to the city website for each port of call. ...
Forum: Holland America February 25th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,292
Posted By kenish
They may be home-schooled. It's also fairly easy...

They may be home-schooled. It's also fairly easy to take your kids out of school as long as you make arrangements with the teachers well in advance. I took my son out of school for 4 days to go to...
Forum: Holland America February 25th, 2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,292
Posted By kenish
As a parent who has cruised on Celebrity and...

As a parent who has cruised on Celebrity and Carnival, I've concluded a lot has to do with the quality of kid facilities and programs. A bunch of us adults went on Celebrity a few years ago (my...
Forum: Holland America February 25th, 2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,758
Posted By kenish
A friend owns a cruise industry newsletter and I...

A friend owns a cruise industry newsletter and I consulted him before booking the Zaandam. His only caution is most cabins on the lower promenade are a poor choice. They are under the kitchen, or...
Forum: Holland America February 25th, 2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,643
Posted By kenish
I'm going on the Zaandam in July (Alaska). The...

I'm going on the Zaandam in July (Alaska). The tough part will be packing a suit and dress shoes, as well as jeans and hiking boots (and "business casual" too). It's even harder because we are...
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