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Forum: Holland America June 13th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By KLSmith
Many thanks. Based on the deck plans and...

Many thanks.

Based on the deck plans and taking to HA, I booked 821 on A deck. It is 181 sq feet. I was on the Volendam in 1944 this winter and it was a very nice size. According to HA, it was...
Forum: Holland America June 11th, 2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By KLSmith
Cabin suggestions on Maasdam

I am looking for any suggested cabin numbers for a large inside cabin on the Maasdam.

Thanks in advance

Kenneth
Forum: Holland America May 31st, 2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,795
Posted By KLSmith
Nice? Try taking the last slice of pizza, or...

Nice? Try taking the last slice of pizza, or being too slow in the buffet line and see how nice they are:-)
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 6th, 2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,290
Posted By KLSmith
Liam: Many thanks! After reading your...

Liam:

Many thanks!

After reading your post I talked to a friend who is going to loan me an older Blackberry. So I assume that I can just buy one of the voice SIM cards once I get to Auckland...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 5th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,290
Posted By KLSmith
Can I use a disposable cell phone?

I hope this is the right place to ask.

We will be cruising to New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore and I need some information on disposable cellphones. To begin, I have never owned a...
Forum: Holland America January 4th, 2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By KLSmith
Mike: I have booked ship's tours for...

Mike:

I have booked ship's tours for Borobudur by Motorcoach in Semarang and Bogor Highland & Countryside in Tanjung Priok. On good referrals, I booked a private tour in Bali as well.

We did...
Forum: Holland America January 2nd, 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By KLSmith
Need Your Opinions on Indonesian Port Stops

We will be on the Volendam in March doing a 32 day cruise from AUK to SING. In my research I am surprised at the number of extremely negative reports about the Semarang, Padang Bai, and...
Forum: Australia/New Zealand December 31st, 2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,802
Posted By KLSmith
We are also on this cruise. We did the first 14...

We are also on this cruise. We did the first 14 day leg AUK - SYD 2 years ago and now we're going back for the full AUK-SING run this time.

I too try to avoid ship's tours because we are not so...
Forum: Asia December 30th, 2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,588
Posted By KLSmith
Singapore suggestions?

We will be arriving at Singapore at the end of March 2011 aboard the HAL Volendam. The ship docks at 2:00 PM and we have an overnight onboard, then we are staying one night before flying home.

I...
Forum: Celebrity July 19th, 2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By KLSmith
It is all relative I suppose. We had sailed with...

It is all relative I suppose. We had sailed with Celebrity 8 to 10 times back in the early 90's and it was always our favorite line compared against NCL, Carnival, Princess. However, we took an...
Forum: Celebrity June 29th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By KLSmith
I was on the Millenium this past February and if...

I was on the Millenium this past February and if cruise lines rely on drinking and gambling as a profit center (and I'm sure they do:-), this was a very low profit run for them. The demographics of...
Forum: Celebrity June 11th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By KLSmith
Glad to hear she came out of drydock in great...

Glad to hear she came out of drydock in great shape! I was on the Millenium on the Sydney to Auckland run in February and she was looking REALLY tired. It is a great ship and I guess we just happened...
Forum: Holland America June 8th, 2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By KLSmith
We were on the Volendam for a 14 night return...

We were on the Volendam for a 14 night return from Auckland to Sydney in late February.

This was our 20th or so cruise, but our first on HA and overall we were pleased, but it wasn't quite the...
Forum: Costa June 2nd, 2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By KLSmith
Opinions on this Costa Marina Cruise Please

We are considering a 14 Day Costa Marina cruise for our 25th anniversary this coming February. The itinerary is as follows:

Savona, Italy
Barcelona, SpainAt Sea
Casablanca, Morocco
Agadir,...
Forum: Celebrity May 14th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,849
Posted By KLSmith
I was on the Millenium in February and all I can...

I was on the Millenium in February and all I can say is that this cosmetic refit is not a moment too soon! The ship was looking really tired.

Good to see it happen.
Forum: Holland America March 20th, 2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By KLSmith
Wine Card Caution/Tip

We just came off the Volendam a few weeks ago and this came up during the cruise. Thought I'd pass this little tip along.....

I bought a wine card and on the second day we had only had used it for...
Forum: Holland America March 20th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By KLSmith
We got off the Volendam a few weeks ago and we...

We got off the Volendam a few weeks ago and we purchased a wine card directly from one of the bartenders on the ship. Not sure about the online thing however.

HTH
Forum: Celebrity March 18th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518
Posted By KLSmith
Old Man: You are not obligated to tip. ...

Old Man:

You are not obligated to tip.

Tip if you want to. If you don't want to, don't.
Forum: Celebrity March 18th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,274
Posted By KLSmith
We just came off the SYD-AUK run of the Millenium...

We just came off the SYD-AUK run of the Millenium and I think this was the first time we have been on the auto-tip routine. At first I was somewhat concerned the the motivation factor may have been...
Forum: Celebrity March 18th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518
Posted By KLSmith
We just came off the Sydney to Auckland run of...

We just came off the Sydney to Auckland run of the Millenium where we ate in the Olympic Diningroom. The upcharge was $30.00 pp and in my opinion it was a steal! Outstanding service and menu. On your...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines January 18th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By KLSmith
I am very glad to hear that! In the last 15...

I am very glad to hear that!

In the last 15 years or so, I have noticed that the amount of complaining has risen dramatically over the past few years and in so many cases the complaints are about...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines January 18th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By KLSmith
<Flame Suit On> Maybe if you were to explain...

<Flame Suit On>

Maybe if you were to explain it to your group like this:

If my wife and I were to eat 3 meals a day of the quality of food and service we receive on a typical cruise (eating in...
Forum: Gambling and Games January 18th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,958
Posted By KLSmith
From "Careful What You Wish For"...... I...

From "Careful What You Wish For"......

I wished to be a gambler
Went down to the local track
Lost two bucks on Lady Luck
Spent a thousand trying to get it back
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 17th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,950
Posted By KLSmith
Don't bring your cell phone, crackberry, Blue...

Don't bring your cell phone, crackberry, Blue Tooth headset or laptop. You are on vacation!

Or put another way.... "WE" are all on vacation:-)
Forum: Australia/New Zealand January 17th, 2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,068
Posted By KLSmith
Many thanks all - Excellent suggestions! We...

Many thanks all - Excellent suggestions!

We are on our way in just over a week and are very excited about the trip!
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