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Forum: Holland America September 24th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Desdemona01
I'm sure that there are other ships out there...

I'm sure that there are other ships out there that work better for you--different strokes....

We thoroughly enjoy the MDR on all HAL ships--and, as a vegetarian, HAL has the best options offered...
Forum: Styles At Sea September 23rd, 2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,737
Posted By Desdemona01
what a differerence a year makes :) From Sept 22,...

what a differerence a year makes :) From Sept 22, 2010 Marketwire:

From Marketwire:

“Looking at the Footwear industry as a whole, two of the top performers in 2010 have undoubtedly been CROCS...
Forum: Holland America September 23rd, 2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Desdemona01
We cruised on the Ryndam last December--of all of...

We cruised on the Ryndam last December--of all of the HAL ships we've experienced we both agreed that, so far, she's our favorite. So much so that we have another Ryndam cruise coming up this fall. ...
Forum: Holland America April 28th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,972
Posted By Desdemona01
Since it's been 3 years since Trip was last on a...

Since it's been 3 years since Trip was last on a HAL ship I think she would find that her experiences are not the norm. We've cruised several times on HAL ships, as recently as February, and our...
Forum: Holland America April 28th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,380
Posted By Desdemona01
I'm assuming you are exaggerating. As a veteran...

I'm assuming you are exaggerating. As a veteran of several HAL cruises I could not disagree more. We were just on the Westerdam in February and were never in bed before 2am--the piano bar was...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing February 14th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,234
Posted By Desdemona01
we've been purchasing pieces of the Travelpro...

we've been purchasing pieces of the Travelpro Walkabout Lite line. We now have 2-29", 2-26", 1-20", the rolling garment bag and just added the two rolling totes. We have rolling totes that were...
Forum: Styles At Sea February 11th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,875
Posted By Desdemona01
I wear travel knits. They are stylish yet comfy...

I wear travel knits. They are stylish yet comfy and hold up well on the long-distance flights. not to mention they don't wrinkle and are a dream to pack
Forum: Holland America February 11th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Desdemona01
they also have a jacuzzi tub/shower combo along...

they also have a jacuzzi tub/shower combo along with the separate shower, larger verandah, larger room--in the VA,VB, etc it is difficult for two people to pass at the same time at the foot of the...
Forum: Styles At Sea October 5th, 2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,593
Posted By Desdemona01
Marty, I was also wondering how the jump was made...

Marty, I was also wondering how the jump was made to wearing capris on formal night but I just figured I missed something since I haven't been here much lately. You're right--it's a huge leap and...
Forum: Styles At Sea October 5th, 2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,593
Posted By Desdemona01
um, don't know what cruise line you're sailing on...

um, don't know what cruise line you're sailing on but HAL does not say, anywhere, that"An elegant evening gown is appropriate dress for formal evening. Black, elegant and non-gaudy is appropriate. ...
Forum: Holland America August 1st, 2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,775
Posted By Desdemona01
cruise lines book charters all of the time. It's...

cruise lines book charters all of the time. It's not just HAL. Since it's almost 6 months out you should be glad that they gave you this much notice. I'd rather have a cruise canceled because of a...
Forum: Styles At Sea July 19th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,544
Posted By Desdemona01
Hi Fruitcake! Yep, shoe shopping, Coldwater...

Hi Fruitcake!

Yep, shoe shopping, Coldwater creek online shopping, you name it....

I couldn't find sassaris in any store around here. Had to order them online. Crocs.com is also out of my...
Forum: Holland America July 19th, 2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,434
Posted By Desdemona01
traditional. not getting confirmed seating would...

traditional. not getting confirmed seating would be a deal breaker for us
Forum: All Things Cruising July 19th, 2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By Desdemona01
trip, I'm sorry you missed the new HAL...

trip, I'm sorry you missed the new HAL bedding--it's being reported as the best of all the cruise lines by people who cruise multiple lines.

We do bring our own pillows (personal preference--we do...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing July 19th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,458
Posted By Desdemona01
that's exactly what was happening. People were...

that's exactly what was happening. People were bragging, on both the ships and the cruise message boards, about how they'd buy one card and send different members of the family to the bars for...
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 19th, 2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,426
Posted By Desdemona01
This is part of the problem. Yes, she was out of...

This is part of the problem. Yes, she was out of line to ask you not to smoke in the smoking section. But, you blew smoke in her face and laughed. Anyone observing this would come away with the...
Forum: Styles At Sea July 19th, 2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,544
Posted By Desdemona01
Sassari

Just got my new sassaris! One pair in the black/white combo and one pair in the brown/gold combo. I LOVE THEM! They are completely appropriate for office wear and they're going on the next cruise...
Forum: Holland America July 9th, 2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,702
Posted By Desdemona01
You say that you're a medical doctor. To say...

You say that you're a medical doctor. To say that the effects of second hand smoke are "wildly overstated" is a wild overstatement. For every medical doctor who says that second hand smoke is safe...
Forum: Holland America July 9th, 2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,494
Posted By Desdemona01
that has never, ever happened on any HAL cruise...

that has never, ever happened on any HAL cruise we've been on. If someone didn't care for their entree they were offered a replacement immediately.
Forum: Holland America July 9th, 2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By Desdemona01
If you had your tips removed, did you still tip...

If you had your tips removed, did you still tip your room steward? If you did, he was required to pool that tip with the rest of the staff, so his portion was greatly reduced. If you leave your...
Forum: Holland America July 9th, 2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By Desdemona01
Okay, it looks like you've spent the day leaving...

Okay, it looks like you've spent the day leaving negative comments on every thread you could find. Again, you're generalizing and not completely accurate. EVERY cruise is different regarding the...
Forum: Holland America July 9th, 2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,673
Posted By Desdemona01
Wow, some broad generalizations there! Luckily,...

Wow, some broad generalizations there! Luckily, your opinion is just that--your opinion. We've cruised on the Maasdam and would sail her again in a heartbeat. We're grateful that there aren't any...
Forum: Holland America June 26th, 2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Desdemona01
our first cruise was booked as an inside...

our first cruise was booked as an inside guarantee and we were upgraded to an outside, unobstructed view. This was 2 months after 9/11 and the industry was in the tank. We booked 2 more inside...
Forum: Holland America June 26th, 2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By Desdemona01
Not to be indelicate but I don't think the HAL...

Not to be indelicate but I don't think the HAL employee slammed the phone down. I'm guessing that when he/she found out that you booked through a TA (who you later said is working on this) they told...
Forum: Styles At Sea June 22nd, 2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,544
Posted By Desdemona01
Donna, Have you seen all of their new styles? ...

Donna,
Have you seen all of their new styles? We're not just talking the *beach* model anymore! And, they all have the crocs orthotic footbed. I have people coming up to me at work often telling...
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