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Forum: All Things Cruising November 29th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,131
Posted By Askabry
I'd ask "What's your favorite restaurant/food to...

I'd ask "What's your favorite restaurant/food to eat?"
If they say Olive Garden/midline ... "Carnival"
If they say upscale restaurant ... "Holland America"
If they say far upscale ... "At the...
Forum: Celebrity November 29th, 2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,555
Posted By Askabry
Infinity & paying

Just back from a Panama Cruise on the Infinity ... wanted to say that I love the perspectives of people here.

Multiple cruiser, mostly on Celebrity but also Holland and Carnival and just wanted to...
Forum: Holland America April 25th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
A response ... other posters and from Management

First of all, I'm going to respond to Sail7 ... who apparently never takes the time to read any of these posts. I can say this definitively, because you cast shots (no matter how softsell you wanted...
Forum: Holland America April 23rd, 2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
nicely put, 2K3F. This thread totally got...

nicely put, 2K3F.

This thread totally got out of hand. The idea was to post about how the cruise line might do something better and to simply create a thread on how reactive they are to...
Forum: Holland America April 18th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
True enough, S-Mom, on both counts; the bbq isn't...

True enough, S-Mom, on both counts; the bbq isn't to die for and on days like that you can dine nearly anywhere on board alone. So pleasant.

But I do love the sand and the clear water. So few...
Forum: Holland America April 18th, 2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
Some people stand up for the service they pay for...

Some people stand up for the service they pay for and attempt to improve - in a reasonable fashion - the cruise experience; others would prefer to shill for cruise lines under the guise of being...
Forum: Holland America April 18th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By Askabry
Really? Wow. Did not know that at all! Thanks.

Really? Wow. Did not know that at all! Thanks.
Forum: Holland America April 18th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
You want "professional behavior" and finish with...

You want "professional behavior" and finish with a snide comment about Captain Morgan? Amazing.

Take a moment, read my comments here and you'll realize (hopefully) that all I'm looking for is the...
Forum: Holland America April 18th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
as per above. Trying to splice ownership of who...

as per above. Trying to splice ownership of who owns the island, talk about HAL vs CCL, and what not is simply obfuscating the point here. As you yourself say, all the people should be held to the...
Forum: Holland America April 14th, 2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
Holy crap. Are you trying to draw a line between...

Holy crap. Are you trying to draw a line between a baggage handler at an airport to Mr. Morgan? There is a world of difference here.

Mr. Morgan works on an island owned specifically by HMC and is...
Forum: Holland America April 13th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,373
Posted By Askabry
that's some trip you took. I'll be looking...

that's some trip you took.

I'll be looking forward to hearing how you make out with Oceania. I'm big on food too (big from food? LOL). I almost went that route for 2012; but instead it looks like...
Forum: Holland America April 13th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
I really couldn't agree with you any more. You...

I really couldn't agree with you any more. You should send a notice to Holland on this, because in combination with my experience ... and given that we were there within one week of each other, from...
Forum: Holland America April 13th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
varied responses

Actually, I'm not looking for anything and if you read my letter to Holland it gives them what I am looking for: specifically a change in policy. Nothing more than that and certainly nothing punitive...
Forum: Holland America April 12th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,373
Posted By Askabry
LOL. Of course, I thought repositioning meant...

LOL. Of course, I thought repositioning meant from Europe to the US. So ... Van -->FLL one way?

Nonetheless ... in either Miami or FLL I found departures, from Vancouver to FL with a hotel for...
Forum: Holland America April 12th, 2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By Askabry
Oh Captain my captain? Half Moon Cay fun

I've already commented positively on my stay with Eurodam. Below is a minor complaint I've made to the management, via their website, a couple of days ago. Today I received a notice from the office...
Forum: Holland America April 11th, 2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,373
Posted By Askabry
Really? I have to wonder what makes a fair...

Really? I have to wonder what makes a fair satisfactory. With layovers, under $550. Certainly you can do a hotel/air package with n/s flights at roughly the same cost.

What costs were you looking...
Forum: Holland America April 8th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By Askabry
Savings on airfare for transatlantic cruises

My wife and I tinkered with the idea of a repositioning cruise with Celebrity and hit a brick wall with airfare. Nonstop flights from NYC to Rome were running more than the cost of the cruise...
Forum: Holland America April 6th, 2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By Askabry
First of all, thank you for your kind comments. ...

First of all, thank you for your kind comments.

Second ... wow! FIVE cruises on the Eurodam alone? I'm guessing some of them must have been in Europe. We hope to return, but our next trip will...
Forum: Holland America April 5th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By Askabry
Holland America v Celebrity

The cruise director, on our last night, asked that we consider differences and I think these became stunningly clear. From a crew that is geographically centered (and yes, I think it makes a...
Forum: Holland America April 5th, 2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By Askabry
Eurodam Review: 03-26-2011

Cabins 7077 (Superior Verandah) 7093 and 7125 (interiors).
Our cabins had some nagging issues; water wasn't nearly hot enough, the a/c wouldn't blow cold enough, the room didn't have any ice or...
Forum: Silversea Cruises February 18th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,443
Posted By Askabry
Help wanted: Silversea v Seabourn

Love cruising, next year we'll be trying the first foray into luxe lines for 2012. Trying to choose between a 10 day in October from NYC to Barbados on Silver Whisper (Bermuda,St Barts,...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 26th, 2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,511
Posted By Askabry
Best cruise?

Isn't that always the last one ... or the next one?

Anyways it turns out it WAS the last one for me. We left out of NOLA on August 25, 2005. Last ship to leave a Caribbean port before Katrina hit....
Forum: All Things Cruising January 26th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By Askabry
Tried

I tried working with a local TA. Almost out of hand, she turned down looking at cruises. "I can't make any money on them, and you can do better just looking online."

Surprised the heck out of me....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 25th, 2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By Askabry
dreaming

I'm limited to where I've been (Caribbean), so ...

I need time at sea, at least three and preferably four of seven days. I don't know the travel time between ports so that's hard for me, but my...
Forum: Cruise Cuisine January 25th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 27,926
Posted By Askabry
Best food

The parameters of "great food" now have to include quantity of choice, speed of delivery in the options AND quality delivered. At one point, the MDR for Celebrity paced it ahead of everyone but...
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