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Forum: Shore Excursions July 5th, 2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By Tony Scott
Kandajones The Cinque Terra Tour was 420...

Kandajones

The Cinque Terra Tour was 420 euros - there was only the two of us but it was a trip I wanted to do so I paid it and all private tours are in the 400-500+ range.

As they say, if...
Forum: Shore Excursions July 3rd, 2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By Tony Scott
Sorry but I had the wrong name for the Athens...

Sorry but I had the wrong name for the Athens Tour - it was Spiros Taxi Service

Spiros Halkides is the owner of the business.

:D
Forum: Shore Excursions July 3rd, 2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By Tony Scott
MercedMike We didn't object to the religous...

MercedMike

We didn't object to the religous call - a thanks for lunch would have been nice but the sleeping on the job was a bit much.

He did take us to a carpet place - said he had to to...
Forum: Shore Excursions July 1st, 2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By Tony Scott
Med Cruises - Private Shore Excursions

Well my wife and I really enjoyed our back to back Med cruises ex Venice on MS Nieuw Amsterdam.

We did mainly ship excursions but I booked some private tours pre-cruise and thought I should share...
Forum: Shore Excursions July 1st, 2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By Tony Scott
Itsanbul Tour Service

Just recently returned from Med cruise with HAL.

We did five private tours in our 24 day cruise. Only one was a tour operator not reveiwed or recommended on Cruisemates message boards - that was...
Forum: Holland America June 30th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,428
Posted By Tony Scott
Corfu and Katakolon

We just got back from back to back Med cruises on HAL.

Corfu - We did ship's tour to Achillion Palace- very good. We ended up in town and had some free time after a quick walk. We walked back to...
Forum: Other March 29th, 2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,995
Posted By Tony Scott
You can check out available tours by googling -...

You can check out available tours by googling - Blue Mountains tours ex Sydney - there are a range of operators advertising there incl all day 4WD tours and there are leads to visitnsw.com which...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations December 30th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,631
Posted By Tony Scott
Smile Independent tours - Italy/Turkey

Thanks MercedMike for this thread.

I am looking at three independent tours on our Nieuw Amsterdam cruises back to back 23 May and 2 June 2011
Kusadasi - using Hello Ephesus on a tailored tour...
Forum: Shore Excursions December 1st, 2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Tony Scott
Ephesus May 2011

Two of us doing an excursion to Ephesus in May on board Nieuw Amsterdam.

I enquired with Hello Ephesus about adding in the Terrace Houses and Sirince village and the standard $60+ ea tour became...
Forum: Holland America October 26th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tony Scott
Smile HAL - Compensation

Well everyone - everything has worked out well. Would you believe last week the HAL agent advised they were able to give me our originally booked cabin with onboard credit and a dinner in the...
Forum: Holland America October 18th, 2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tony Scott
sail7seas You raise valid points there...

sail7seas

You raise valid points there about me advising my TA earlier about the problem. I just thought I would mention it when I was checking airfares - that's when he checked and found the...
Forum: Holland America October 15th, 2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tony Scott
HAL - Compensation

sail7seas

I take your points.
Diff in cabins = approx $AUD750-800 for both 12 day cruises.


HAL have an agent in Australia that handles their bookings, called 'Travel the World' - HAL...
Forum: Holland America October 15th, 2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tony Scott
Smile HAL - Compensation

DeeDee

It was HAL'S Australian agent - Travel the World. My agent put the deposit through and did everything right but it was the girl in the HAL agent office who pressed the wrong button and...
Forum: Holland America October 15th, 2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tony Scott
Unhappy HAL- Compensation

Sorry I should have pointed out that the crusies are in May/June 2011.

The point that irks me is that I had been trying to register for the cruise with HAL to start organising shore excursions -...
Forum: Holland America October 14th, 2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tony Scott
HAL Mess-up - Compensation Q

Booked back to back med cruises on Nieuw Amsterdam early this year. Large interior cabin on Navigation Deck . Paid Deposit but then HAL agent in Australia pressed wrong key and cancelled the booking...
Forum: Shore Excursions September 4th, 2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 804
Posted By Tony Scott
Smile Naples Shore Excursion 11 June 2011 - Nieuw Amsterdam

My wife and I are doing back to back Med cruises on 22 May and 3 June 2011 on Nieuw Amsterdam.

We planned to do Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano tour with silverstar sorrento which appears to be a...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 15th, 2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Tony Scott
Smile Dining Options - Med cruise

I've booked two consecutive 12n Med cruises on Nieuw Amsterdam for May/June 2011.

I'm looking for the best dining option from early (6pm), late (8pm) or 'Eat as You Wish'.

My wife and I are...
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports January 13th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,156
Posted By Tony Scott
Smile Baltic Sea Dilemma

Thanks Mike and MTL for the feedback. I am picked up from various forums about mid ship and have put that request to my agent today.

At present I have narrowed my options to the Azamara Journey...
Forum: Holland America January 13th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Tony Scott
HAL/Azamara/Celebrity

I am planning a Baltic Cruise in August and my agent has given me four alternatives - All ships have mixed reviews.
Azamara Journey - free upgrade, he says 5 star ship and only 680 passengers and...
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports January 13th, 2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,156
Posted By Tony Scott
Question Baltic Cruise Dilemma

We are looking at a cruise in August this year. One point I am concenred with is the North Sea/Baltic sea weather and waves.

Did our first ever cruise on Oosterdam to Alaska in 2006 and had one...
Forum: Alaska June 9th, 2006, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Tony Scott
:D Cassandra My wife and I just did our...

:D
Cassandra
My wife and I just did our first ever cruise on MS Oosterdam visiting Juneau/Sitka/ketchikan.

I picked up a lot of info on this and other cruise chat lines, mainly cruisemates...
Forum: Alaska March 1st, 2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By Tony Scott
:cry: Thanks again Karen - having no luck -...

:cry:
Thanks again Karen - having no luck - ERA dog sled tour is only through cruise line and does not start til May 15
Temsco - I am awaiting reply but don't hold out a lot of hope plus I...
Forum: Alaska February 28th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By Tony Scott
LOL Thanks Karen - Would you believe it - I...

LOL
Thanks Karen
- Would you believe it - I had contacted Coastal and their dog sled adventure does not start til May 9 - one day after we are in port.

I'll have to go with the cruise booking...
Forum: Alaska February 27th, 2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By Tony Scott
LOL Thanks Karen. I discussed it all with my...

LOL
Thanks Karen.
I discussed it all with my wife last night and she wants to do the helicopter/dog sledding.
HAL has a 4 Glacier/dog sled advneture for $479 but Temsco have same for $419.
HAL...
Forum: Alaska February 27th, 2006, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By Tony Scott
I plan to do a helicopter glacier tour in Juneau...

I plan to do a helicopter glacier tour in Juneau on our cruise
Is Mendenhall enough or is it better to do a 4 Glacier or Pilot's Choice tour? Cost range from $185 - $199 by booking direct but $242...
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