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Forum: Holland America September 2nd, 2005, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: Anyone on the Veendam lately?

The Veendam is going into her refit in Jan. I got back from her last week. A beautiful ship with a fantastic crew. I hope they dont change her much... how can u improve on perfection.
Forum: Tipping September 1st, 2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,676
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: tipping

When I left on my Hal cruise I had thought that everyone tipped above and beyond the 10 dollars per day if they had service above and beyond. Boy was I wrong. Many I spoke with were not going to...
Forum: Alaska September 1st, 2005, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: alaska cruise in June 2006

Book any landtours you are really interested in as soon as possible. There were many tours already full before the cruise even started. Have a backup plan as due to weather some tours get cancelled...
Forum: Alaska August 30th, 2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,640
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: ?? Princess Alaska Cruisetour Meals

I sailed with Hal and wish I had gotten the mealplan. It may be expensive at the time you book your cruise but let me tell you. I was so shocked at the prices of the food in Denali... and none of...
Forum: Holland America August 30th, 2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,027
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: Holland America Boring??

Holland America boring... no way.!.. all older people... no way! There were all ages on our ship (Veendam). Who needs to be entertained 24/7 on a ship! Just because Hal is more refined and classy...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing August 30th, 2005, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By DreaminBig
packing advice for cruise Alaska tours

Here is some good advice I could have used two weeks ago. Whatever you have just packed in your suitcase.... take half of it out. Our airline had an allowance two checked bags (70 lbs) and two...
Forum: Alaska August 27th, 2005, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: best time of day for whale watching

go to keniafjords.com website.... I just got back from Alaska and went on their whalewatching tour.... it was awsome....
Forum: Alaska August 27th, 2005, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,599
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: Luggage and Meal Questions on pre-cruise land tour

If you go to Denali make sure you get the meals included. I just got back from the double Denali and the cost of eating there will blow your mind. I say rent a car and forget the the tour... its all...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 11th, 2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,623
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: i cant takke it anymore!

The last few days waiting are the worst ..... As promised in a former post I will write a review on my return. Hope everyone who posted on this thread had a wonderful trip and a great first...
Forum: Alaska August 7th, 2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: they booked us without asking

Thank you Karen, you did clear things up a bit for me and yes you are right I didnt do my homework. Colins Mom has done alot of cruiseing but never to Alaska. We live 3000 miles from her. This is...
Forum: Alaska August 6th, 2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: they booked us without asking

Oh my goodness..... I am on a HAL tour....cant see me putting my bag out at 6 am..... at least not in this lifetime, lol I sure hope you were joking. After the 7 day cruise we are...
Forum: Alaska August 6th, 2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By DreaminBig
they booked us without asking

One of our party booked us on the Tundra Wilderness Tour without asking. I checked on the net to get some info about it but didnt find a whole lot. School bus takes you very slow for 52 miles and...
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 5th, 2005, 12:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,431
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: Squeezing in a full elevator

Now I am worried..... will most likely be one that will get dirty looks. Am in my 40s look healthy but have just had my leg cast off a few weeks.... I will be using the elevator ! And only 1 floor...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing August 2nd, 2005, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: talk some sence into me...pls!

Hi Nik Have a blast on your cruise. I am sailing on the Veendam not NCL. We were slow in booking so we are on waiting lists for a few things.... I wouldnt recommend waiting to book again. I read...
Forum: Alaska July 28th, 2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: just back/perfect

Hi Nic: We are also sailing on the 14th . Have a great trip!
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing July 26th, 2005, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: talk some sence into me...pls!

Thanks for your advice. l was in Vancouver about 10 years ago and loved it. A beautiful city for sure. We only have a short flight from Edmonton so we will have most of the day to do some...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing July 25th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By DreaminBig
talk some sence into me...pls!

I am leaving for Vancouver in 18 days so I did a mock packing to make sure I have everything.... I know I dont need all this stuff.... make up, curling iron, extention cord, not to mention all my...
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 24th, 2005, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: Cruise reviews, what are they?

Being a newby and new to these boards I have tried to read everything I can on cruising and my ship. Although it has been of much help to me I also find that certain things that a newbie is curious...
Forum: Holland America July 24th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: In cabin cocktails

I dont understand why we cant bring a little something without having to hide it. I am sure they make enough from the drinks we have at dinner, the casino and bars etc. Nobody would think...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 21st, 2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,623
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: i cant takke it anymore!

Hi Jennie: Keep reading these messegeboards. They are full of all the information you will need. If you cant find it here these kind ppl will answer all your questions. By the way, make that two...
Forum: Alaska July 21st, 2005, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: Booking late -excursion probs?

Don't wait to book your excursions.... we did and now we are on a waiting list for the jeeps in Denali.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 18th, 2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,623
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: i cant takke it anymore!

I just thank goodness we have these wonderful people here to answer all our dumb first cruiser questions. Can you imagine how nuts we would be wondering about all this stuff if we didnt have...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers July 18th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,874
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: scooters-costco

Too bad its not available in Canada!
Forum: Holland America July 18th, 2005, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: flowers and a swim

thanks for the info.... my Canadian bones are sure hoping the pool is heated but... if not ..your right..we are used to it. lol Thanks again!
Forum: First-Time Cruisers June 7th, 2005, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By DreaminBig
Re: ship stores

thank you for the info, our smokes in Canada are ten dollars a pack so I do plan on bringing some home. Afew cookies from the buffet will be fine also... :)
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