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Forum: Alaska July 5th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,918
Posted By Rivilian
Vancouver Hotels w/Airport and/or Port Shuttles?

I am arranging a Holland cruise for two family members. The cruise is to Anchorange, departing Sunday July 31. I have arranged for them to fly into Vancouver, arriving on July 30 around 11:00 AM.
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Forum: Alaska June 28th, 2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Rivilian
Post-cruise flight Anchorage to Dallas

I've booked a cruise on Holland departing Vancouver and ending in Anchorage on Sunday, August 7, the ship scheduled to dock at 6 AM. I'm guessing that the passengers (my daughter and son-in-law)...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 13th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,284
Posted By Rivilian
We were booked on the HAL Eurodam 2/20-2/27,...

We were booked on the HAL Eurodam 2/20-2/27, putting us into Ft. Lauderdale Saturday morning. Our TA strongly advised us not to book a flight any earlier than 1:00 PM. So that's what we did.
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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 12th, 2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Rivilian
Thank you, Paul. As I said, these reviews were...

Thank you, Paul. As I said, these reviews were some of the most helpful, along with the message boards, that I found at this site. I appreciate everything here very much! What a resource this is....
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 12th, 2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Rivilian
Are Cruise Reviews at this site "Backed Up?"

It's been a couple of weeks since my first cruise on the Eurodam concluded (2/27), and I submitted a review. It hasn't been posted yet, and that prompted me to notice that ...

1. No Holland...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 6th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,661
Posted By Rivilian
Part forward worked for us

We were on Eurodam in the last week of February (I'm still dreaming in Eurodam themes!), and had a verandah cabin, starbord, right at the forward elevators. We were on the fifth deck (Verandah Deck;...
Forum: Holland America March 1st, 2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,352
Posted By Rivilian
For all I know, there were plenty of rabbis on...

For all I know, there were plenty of rabbis on this trip! :D I know I saw at least two other men in collars.

I wish I had gone to mass. Catholic folks at an evening seating told me the Roman...
Forum: Holland America March 1st, 2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,352
Posted By Rivilian
Having just returned from my first HAL cruise, I...

Having just returned from my first HAL cruise, I confirm what you report here. I think I saw one bath robe in the pool area, and never saw one in the Lido or anywhere else. I'm only one person, of...
Forum: Tipping February 28th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,144
Posted By Rivilian
We just returned from 7 nights on the Eurodam. ...

We just returned from 7 nights on the Eurodam. As soon as my thoughts settle (it'll be this week!), I'll write up a review and post some pictures.

We used the room safe a lot. People differ, I...
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 17th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,946
Posted By Rivilian
I think I stumbled across that one, read a few of...

I think I stumbled across that one, read a few of the posts, and moved on to something else helpful for my first cruise.

I guess I see tipping differently because of my experiences as a young man,...
Forum: Celebrity February 17th, 2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By Rivilian
"Because they are travelling for free when...

"Because they are travelling for free when everyone else is paying??"

Interesting. I'm an Angican priest, and I'll wear my clericals while on cruise, especially at the formal occasions. ...
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 16th, 2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,946
Posted By Rivilian
Yes, and no. The word "tip" has a couple of...

Yes, and no. The word "tip" has a couple of different meanings, depending on the "job" being performed and the wages of those who receive tips.

The sense of the word tip as Truck Cruiser has just...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 12th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 895
Posted By Rivilian
Paul, The ship's in my signature line, after...

Paul,

The ship's in my signature line, after all the Latin gobbledeegook.:p

It's the Eurodam, sailing from Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, February 20. We're celebrating our 30th wedding...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 12th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 895
Posted By Rivilian
Paul, I think it may have something to do...

Paul,

I think it may have something to do with what rings various people's chimes. (see below). This review provoked the following thoughts ...

1. I've never cruised, so I may have to eat my...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 11th, 2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,078
Posted By Rivilian
Grandma, I'm going to be interested in what...

Grandma,

I'm going to be interested in what others here report. I've heard second hand that cruise prices get discounted near sailing date for accomodations that have not been sold at that point....
Forum: Styles At Sea February 9th, 2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,804
Posted By Rivilian
Anglican priests in and out of uniform

Hi, Fern,

Yes, I do know about the British series you're thinking of. I've run across it when I've grazed through Netflix's offerings, though I've never ordered it. My wife and I find that there...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 8th, 2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Rivilian
Hearts and Guts Tour

I've taken this one several times when I lived in vienna. I'd always take visitors.

It's a tour in the catacombs and other nether regions beneath Stephansdom, the 12th Century Romandesque...
Forum: Styles At Sea February 8th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,804
Posted By Rivilian
Query regarding an Option for Formal Nights

I hear that men who do not own, nor wish to purchase, a tux for formal nights are permitted to wear dark suits with ties. My question turns on an upcoming cruise (our first) on Holland America --...
Forum: Hotels February 8th, 2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By Rivilian
We're staying at the Best Western. It, too, has...

We're staying at the Best Western. It, too, has a free shuttle to pick you up at the airport, and another free shuttle to deliver you to the port (but not the return). Breakfast is included.

We,...
Forum: Holland America February 8th, 2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,352
Posted By Rivilian
Mike, This is very helpful for someone who's...

Mike,

This is very helpful for someone who's new to all this.

Who knows? Maybe my bride and I will find ourselves on many cruises in the years ahead. If so, then we can supply some answers...
Forum: Tipping February 7th, 2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,144
Posted By Rivilian
Fern, Thank you for the examples. They...

Fern,

Thank you for the examples. They prompt another question, if I may.

You speak of tipping the porter when you deliver the bags, and that's done at the time of service, right? On the...
Forum: Holland America February 6th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By Rivilian
That's how we run the water heater here at the...

That's how we run the water heater here at the house when we have a large number of guests -- so the hot water goes further.

The point: I'm used to working with Very Hot Water and getting it...
Forum: Holland America February 6th, 2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By Rivilian
Is Holland Bath Water Hot?

Newbie here, first cruise in a couple of weeks now.

We have a cabin with a bath tub, selected precisely for that feature.

Without meds (which I'll bring in abundance!) my legs can be painful...
Forum: Holland America February 6th, 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,352
Posted By Rivilian
DeeDee, I ask this sincerely, not to be...

DeeDee,

I ask this sincerely, not to be churlish.:D

Preparing for my first cruise, I've looked at a lot of cruisers' photo albums on many sites. A good number of these photos were shot at...
Forum: Tipping February 6th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,144
Posted By Rivilian
How to prepare for tipping?

My question does NOT involved the $11pppd service charges that Holland America automatically inclues in the cost of the cruise. And, I'm not asking about the rationale or justifications for tipping....
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