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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff June 24th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By dalech
On the Zuiderdam to Alaska they allowed those who...

On the Zuiderdam to Alaska they allowed those who carried their own bags to get off first. Not sure if that is a fleet wide policy or not though.
Forum: Holland America June 22nd, 2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By dalech
You may want to try under the category Meet in...

You may want to try under the category Meet in Board. Just an idea... I hope you enjoy the cruise. The Oosterdam is a beautiful ship.
Forum: Travel Gripes! June 13th, 2006, 02:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,265
Posted By dalech
I have several thoughts here. None of what I say...

I have several thoughts here. None of what I say should be taken as critical, because I have about 70 lbs I need to lose so I would be the last to criticize.

1) At least on Holland America there...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff June 12th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By dalech
If you choose the Caribbean in July make sure you...

If you choose the Caribbean in July make sure you have travel insurance. I would go for Alaska at that time, as the weather should be pretty nice in July. That is the best time of year in Seattle and...
Forum: Holland America June 12th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By dalech
Oosterdam is a Vista class ship, about 85,000...

Oosterdam is a Vista class ship, about 85,000 tons and like 905 feet long. It is pretty good sized, but not by far the biggest ship you will see.
Forum: Holland America June 12th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By dalech
My wife and I were on the Zuiderdam a few weeks...

My wife and I were on the Zuiderdam a few weeks ago. Here is how we obtained soda in the morning. We would go up to the Lido, get breakfast and flag down one of the waiters. He would then get us a...
Forum: Celebrity June 9th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,622
Posted By dalech
Norovirus on Mercury

The Seattle Times is reporting that the Mercury returned to Seattle this morning with 115 passengers and 3 crew sick with the Norovirus.

Just thought you would want to know.
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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff June 7th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By dalech
I have been on Zuiderdam, and really liked the...

I have been on Zuiderdam, and really liked the ship. For me the biggest thing I consider is the ports I want to visit. Other than that I would agree with what has already been written.

So, I guess...
Forum: Holland America June 7th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By dalech
I guess these are apparent, but be sure not to...

I guess these are apparent, but be sure not to miss either the Tracy Arm or Glacier Bay. Both have some of the best scenery you will ever see. If you get up early and don’t like the cold, you can...
Forum: Holland America June 6th, 2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By dalech
What would you like to know about the Zuiderdam?...

What would you like to know about the Zuiderdam? My wife and I just returned from the May 20-27 sailing so we would be happy to answer any questions for you.
Forum: Holland America June 6th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By dalech
We got the same card on our Alaska cruise in May....

We got the same card on our Alaska cruise in May. What we found is that we didn't get full cans unless we requested it.
Forum: Travel Gripes! June 3rd, 2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,031
Posted By dalech
I wouldn't have given the people anything. Does a...

I wouldn't have given the people anything. Does a hotel refund your room rate if you get sick? Does an airline refund your airfare if you develop a cold from being on their aircraft? Of course...
Forum: Holland America June 3rd, 2006, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By dalech
Late seating is 7:45 and 8:15, at least it was...

Late seating is 7:45 and 8:15, at least it was that for our Alaska cruise on Zuiderdam a couple of weeks ago.
Forum: Holland America May 31st, 2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,189
Posted By dalech
We just were on the Zuiderdam last week. We found...

We just were on the Zuiderdam last week. We found that the average age was somewhere in the 50's, with a few families. I figured this was probably a bit higher than normal due to the itinerary, the...
Forum: Holland America May 31st, 2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By dalech
OK, I think I know what they are talking about....

OK, I think I know what they are talking about. The cruise staff did dress up in costumes for some of the activities like the Liar's Club game and Zuiderdam Idol. That is the only thing I can think...
Forum: Holland America May 28th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By dalech
Well, I am trying to write up a full review, but...

Well, I am trying to write up a full review, but I will answer your questions as follows:

1) Over the course of our cruise there were 2 comedians, 1 singer, and 1 magician. Each of them was...
Forum: Holland America May 28th, 2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By dalech
Just back from cruise on Zuiderdam

My wife and I just returned from the May 20th cruise aboard the Zuiderdam to Alaska. We are both in our 30's and participated in many of the activities. If you have any questions, we would be happy...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 19th, 2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By dalech
One more day!!!

Only one more day until we will be cruising away to Alaska. I can barely wait, and to add to it, this is my last day at my current company. When I return I will be starting a brand new job that is...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 19th, 2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By dalech
I have been on both Carnival and RCCL. They both...

I have been on both Carnival and RCCL. They both offer lots of activities, and are very good if you want an active fun cruise. I think that if you have been on Carnival a few times you will not be...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 17th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,886
Posted By dalech
I have a couple of questions here. Not trying to...

I have a couple of questions here. Not trying to argue or anything, but just curious.

1) Does the dress code for the dining room specifically mention hats or baseball caps? I know each cruiseline...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 17th, 2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By dalech
I considered just keeping the alcohol because...

I considered just keeping the alcohol because while we don't drink, we have many friends who do. If they had tried to take it away we could just claim we were being robbed. I mean...what are they...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 16th, 2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By dalech
No thanks for saving people taxes

On our last cruise to Mexico, we were asked by a couple if we would claim some of their alcohol as ours so they wouldn't have to pay duty on it. Since both my wife and I are non-drinkers and so had...
Forum: Holland America May 14th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,189
Posted By dalech
My wife and I who are in our 30's will be on ms...

My wife and I who are in our 30's will be on ms Zuiderdam next week. We booked last minute due to some unexpected vacation time that had to be used. In any case, we'll let you know when we return how...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 6th, 2004, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By dalech
Re: It's Hump Day

Man, I just can't adjust to being back. Maybe it's because my coworkers really screwed stuff up while I was gone. In any case, I am buried in work, and just trying to kepp my head above water here...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 3rd, 2004, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By dalech
Just back from Carnival Pride

Hi All,

My family and i just got back from our trip on the Carnival Pride. (Sep 19 sailing). I will be writing a review in the next couple of days, but would be happy to answer any questions.
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