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Forum: Holland America October 6th, 2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By sail7seas
Who knows but they might yet do that at least on...

Who knows but they might yet do that at least on some cruises such as itineraries in Europe in wine country. It's hard to sell excursions to wineries and then tell people they can't buy any of the...
Forum: Holland America October 6th, 2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,992
Posted By sail7seas
We seem to notice HAL's percentage of mark up is...

We seem to notice HAL's percentage of mark up is highest on the low priced wines. The more costly ones we sometimes treat ourselves to have a lower percent mark up.
Forum: Holland America October 5th, 2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,992
Posted By sail7seas
IMO, I grant not everyone who lugs many bottles...

IMO, I grant not everyone who lugs many bottles of wine aboard is doing so to save money. But many are doing it for just that reason.
Yes, there are some who really want their 'wine of choice' for...
Forum: Holland America October 5th, 2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,992
Posted By sail7seas
I don't know of any restaurant that sells wine to...

I don't know of any restaurant that sells wine to diners at the price we can pay in a liquor store. Of course, there is mark up. Why shouldn't the cruise line mark up the prices? They are a for...
Forum: Holland America October 5th, 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,992
Posted By sail7seas
HAL accountants have crunched those numbers until...

HAL accountants have crunched those numbers until they screamed.
HAL knows far better than us what they will gain and what they will lose in terms of $$ by changing the policy.

Maybe they are...
Forum: Holland America October 5th, 2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,992
Posted By sail7seas
I've seen this again and again and you describe...

I've seen this again and again and you describe it exactly as I have witnessed.

For those who brought two or three bottles for a 14 days cruise and, indeed, drank it on your verandah, I'm sorry...
Forum: Holland America August 2nd, 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,992
Posted By sail7seas
HAL did put an effective date on their most...

HAL did put an effective date on their most recent announcement made on Facebook and in e-mails some guests who wrote received as responses.

I am not interested in it enough to go check the...
Forum: Holland America August 2nd, 2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,992
Posted By sail7seas
Relax........ for now. HAL has...

Relax........ for now.

HAL has back-pedaled a bit and the new Wine Policy will not take go into place until January, 2014.

For cruises until then, bring the wine you normally would have...
Forum: Holland America July 30th, 2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By sail7seas
I just reread this post and realize I didn't...

I just reread this post and realize I didn't mention that the Signature Class ships, Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, have a bar in the Explorer's Lounge. The bars there actually are nice and seem...
Forum: Holland America July 15th, 2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By sail7seas
All HAL ships have Explorer's Lounge as well as...

All HAL ships have Explorer's Lounge as well as Exploration Cafe.
The Exploration Cafe is a coffee bar/ library / computer center.
Explorer's Lounge is a comfortable lounge where drinks are served...
Forum: Holland America June 13th, 2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,428
Posted By sail7seas
Very sorry for your disappointment but...

Very sorry for your disappointment but unfortunately this happens from time to time and most cruise lines do it.

You may be able to recover cancellation/change fees but for the most part, cruise...
Forum: Holland America June 13th, 2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,495
Posted By sail7seas
If you were to cruise 365 days a year, you would...

If you were to cruise 365 days a year, you would be able to bring your own bed. :)
Forum: Holland America April 27th, 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By sail7seas
I've been waiting to hear reports from...

I've been waiting to hear reports from participants but I haven't heard anything yet. The program must have started by now.
Forum: Holland America April 14th, 2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By sail7seas
Sorry you missed your stop at Grand Turk. ...

Sorry you missed your stop at Grand Turk.
Hopefully you enjoyed Eurodam and had a good cruise.
Forum: Holland America March 28th, 2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By sail7seas
When you return, please let us know if you...

When you return, please let us know if you stopped at Grand Turk. :cool:

Have a great cruise.
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion March 26th, 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By sail7seas
OP started this thread on August 14 and does not...

OP started this thread on August 14 and does not appear to have returned here.
The cruise was to have been October, 2012.
Forum: Holland America March 26th, 2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By sail7seas
You "MAY" have a longer stay in San Juan or...

You "MAY" have a longer stay in San Juan
or you may have a relaxing day at sea.
Forum: Holland America March 25th, 2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By sail7seas
Enjoy Eurodam. We've sailed her five cruises...

Enjoy Eurodam.
We've sailed her five cruises and enjoyed that ship far more than we ever expected.

We'd happily sail her again. :)
Forum: Holland America March 25th, 2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By sail7seas
Your stop at Grand Turk may well be cancelled. ...

Your stop at Grand Turk may well be cancelled.
There has been spread of Noro like virus at Grand Turk and there has been some cancellation of ships scheduled stops there.

You may wish to 'try'...
Forum: Holland America March 18th, 2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,817
Posted By sail7seas
HAL's definition of formal for gentlemen, at a...

HAL's definition of formal for gentlemen, at a minimum, is tie and jacket. (obviously they expect shirt and trousers...... one smart guy on another pointed that out when some of us referred to only...
Forum: Holland America March 18th, 2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By sail7seas
Good choice. Hope you enjoy the "SA" as much as...

Good choice.
Hope you enjoy the "SA" as much as we always do.
Forum: Holland America March 17th, 2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By sail7seas
The "SA" cabin space is larger than "SC". Some...

The "SA" cabin space is larger than "SC". Some "SC" have very large wrap around verandah. They are quite popular but DH and I much prefer the midship "SA" cabins.

I've just read that some of...
Forum: Holland America February 18th, 2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By sail7seas
Go to hollandamerica.com The mattresses are for...

Go to hollandamerica.com
The mattresses are for sale on their site.
I haven't heard recently from anyone who purchased one but I know of a few people who purchased them several years ago and they...
Forum: Holland America February 16th, 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By sail7seas
We sailed Westerdam two weeks over Thanksgiving...

We sailed Westerdam two weeks over Thanksgiving and she is in wonderful condition. We had no problems with the usual sort of complaints and think the ship looks just fine.
Forum: Holland America January 15th, 2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,420
Posted By sail7seas
Technically, HAL requests everyone dress...

Technically, HAL requests everyone dress according to their dress code but the reality is inconsistent enforcement.

It is most likely if the boys are wearing neat, pressed shirts, tie and pressed...
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