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Forum: All Things Cruising December 3rd, 2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By rpjkw11
The passport requirements were pushed back,...

The passport requirements were pushed back, again, until next year as long as one re-enters the US by NOT flying. Cruisers need only proof of citizenship and an ID.

Look at HAL site, they will...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 1st, 2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By rpjkw11
Great idea, Todd. Two or three times should...

Great idea, Todd. Two or three times should about take care of the piracy problem. :-P

Bob
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 1st, 2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By rpjkw11
Another one? A Seaborne cruise ship was hijacked...

Another one? A Seaborne cruise ship was hijacked or the very serious attempt was made in the same region about a year ago, or a little longer.[/i]

That's one part of the world I can easily avoid....
Forum: Holland America November 29th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By rpjkw11
Thank you, DeeDee. One more item to head my...

Thank you, DeeDee. One more item to head my immediate to do list.


Bob
Forum: Holland America November 28th, 2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By rpjkw11
Zaandam Thermal Suites??

I've been trying to find information on the thermal suites, but no joy. I think it's a 'pay for' item requiring reservations, but I'd like additional information such as price, how to reserve, and,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 28th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By rpjkw11
I've had the very happy experience of attending 2...

I've had the very happy experience of attending 2 of their concerts. This, time, however, they're not coming to our town. :cry: Maybe next time. I urge everyone that have the opportunity to see...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 28th, 2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,403
Posted By rpjkw11
Never had that experience, either. Oct 2007 saw...

Never had that experience, either. Oct 2007 saw us on the Maasdam for a 10 day Caribbean cruise. Heading home, we tangled with a tropical storm, through no fault of the crew, that had the ship...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 21st, 2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,838
Posted By rpjkw11
Thanks, Norm, I've been folding things the 'Navy'...

Thanks, Norm, I've been folding things the 'Navy' way for years, but when packing, I never thought about alternating the direction of shirts. A great tip I'll use. I'll take mostly knit 'polo'...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 20th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,838
Posted By rpjkw11
Thanks for the advice, CruiseNOID. I've...

Thanks for the advice, CruiseNOID. I've considered the space bags and have read that fellow cruises are able to 'borrow' a vacuum from the cabin steward when packing to head home.

Bob
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 20th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,838
Posted By rpjkw11
Using space bags, how does one fold the clothing?...

Using space bags, how does one fold the clothing? Than same way, rather than rolling, for placing in a suitcase, except the space bag goes in after compression?
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 16th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,838
Posted By rpjkw11
Thank you, I hadn't thought of stack rolling or...

Thank you, I hadn't thought of stack rolling or dividing clothing. What marvelous ideas. We've been lucky thus far and all of our luggage has arrived with us, but there's always a first time.

Bob
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 16th, 2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,838
Posted By rpjkw11
Rolling or Folding Clothes. Which is Best?

Hello all,

I've always folded shirts and pants similar to the way done in stores. But I've also heard that PROPER rolling saves space and minimizes wrinkles. I would appreciate pros and cons of...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 9th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By rpjkw11
We've only visited Dominica (so far) and it was a...

We've only visited Dominica (so far) and it was a lovely visit. We did the island tour and had a blast.

I'm hoping to visit St. Lucia someday soon.

Bob
Forum: First-Time Cruisers November 9th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By rpjkw11
Our first cruise was also the Western Caribbean. ...

Our first cruise was also the Western Caribbean. We sailed aboard the Zuiderdam and had plenty to do and see. At the time, we were a little older than you and I christened HAL the 'Old Geezers...
Forum: Holland America October 27th, 2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By rpjkw11
Jacdenv24, YOU had it on the mark. I caught my...

Jacdenv24, YOU had it on the mark. I caught my error too late, so I attempted to edit and that only made things worse with multiple posts. The post was the one I couldn't delete, so I had to leave...
Forum: Holland America October 26th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By rpjkw11
HAL, if I read their press release correctly,...

HAL, if I read their press release correctly, states crude oil must be at or below $70.00 25 CONSECUTIVE days prior to departure. It's important to read the entire release carefully. If oil prices...
Forum: Cruise Cuisine October 19th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 27,926
Posted By rpjkw11
After living in Houston for 28 years and in New...

After living in Houston for 28 years and in New Mexico for the last 10, I'm very, very picky about seafood. One of the many reasons I enjoy cruising is for GOOD seafood. On 3 14+ day cruises with...
Forum: Cruise Cuisine October 19th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,478
Posted By rpjkw11
Midnight Buffets on Holland??

Does Holland still have their midnight buffets? The one on the Maasdam was great October 2007, but things can change over a year.

Bob
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines October 19th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By rpjkw11
Our first cruise was on Holland's Zuiderdam, but...

Our first cruise was on Holland's Zuiderdam, but the second and third were on the Caribbean Princess. Since then, we've sailed on a couple of others, but we still prefer Princess.

Bob
Forum: Holland America October 19th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,686
Posted By rpjkw11
I still have some old pictures of my equator...

I still have some old pictures of my equator crossing at the tender age of five. Included are initiation pics of my parents and other passengers. As soon as we've crossed everything off our...
Forum: Gambling and Games October 17th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,287
Posted By rpjkw11
Getting cash for the Casino

Usually I take cash onboard with which to gamble with. But, I have a question: On HAL, can cash for gambling be acquired against the credit card 'blocking' that is used to purchase other items?
...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 7th, 2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,724
Posted By rpjkw11
We book not less than 10 days, preferably 14 or...

We book not less than 10 days, preferably 14 or more. We're hardly elitist. We like longer cruises because it's a pain in the royal patooty to fly anywhere these days (the modern version of chinese...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 6th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,724
Posted By rpjkw11
A spreadsheet sounds like a great idea since, as...

A spreadsheet sounds like a great idea since, as you mentioned, there are a number of variables. We have a dog and two cats that have to be cared for, too. Fortunately our next door neighbors are...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 5th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,724
Posted By rpjkw11
I'm sorry to say I must agree with everything...

I'm sorry to say I must agree with everything mentioned in the previous posts; the truth can't be denied. For now we can only take one cruise a year because DW has another five years to retire; I've...
Forum: Holland America October 1st, 2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By rpjkw11
Thanks for the info, sail7seas. I try to never...

Thanks for the info, sail7seas. I try to never take advantage of anyone or anything, so I pay little attention to those that do. I figured the soda cards would be abused, but not to the extent you...
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