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Forum: Holland America September 24th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,192
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By Desdemona01
We are thinking of cruising on the Ryndam. Any...

We are thinking of cruising on the Ryndam. Any likes or dislikes of this ship would be appreciated.

We cruised on the Ryndam last December--of all of the HAL ships we've experienced we both...
Forum: Holland America April 28th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,284
Posted By Desdemona01
Thanks, Trip. Since we're planning to go to...

Thanks, Trip. Since we're planning to go to Alaska in August '09, the only other cruise line we're seriously considering is Celebrity. From what I've read, Celebrity and Holland are comparable. ...
Forum: Holland America April 28th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,832
Posted By Desdemona01
just came from a cruise on Holland and it is...

just came from a cruise on Holland and it is exactly what you heard. More wheelchairs and walkers than usual. No activity past breathing and only sparce participation on the limited activity. Shows...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing February 14th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,923
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,399
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,594
Posted By Desdemona01
I must have missed something. We were not talking...

I must have missed something. We were not talking about wearing cargo pants or capris for formal night, just discussing them in general for cruises. I wouldn't dream of wearing them on a formal...
Forum: Styles At Sea October 5th, 2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,594
Posted By Desdemona01
So, having established this, let’s discuss...

So, having established this, let’s discuss what is appropriate dress for formal evening……

An elegant evening gown is appropriate dress for formal evening. Black, elegant, and non-gaudy is...
Forum: Holland America August 1st, 2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,281
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,497
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
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, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,406
Posted By Desdemona01
I'm certain that the day will come when all...

I'm certain that the day will come when all cruise lines attach a limit to soda cards. I've seen too many posts about people buying one card and allowing several people use it.

that's exactly...
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 19th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,316
Posted By Desdemona01
I. (True story) I am on the Lido Deck of...

I.


(True story) I am on the Lido Deck of the CCL Destiny. One side of the bar is non-smoking, one side is smoking. I am sitting on the far end of the smoking side with a cigarette. The only way...
Forum: Styles At Sea July 19th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,281
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,153
Posted By Desdemona01
Fieldmouse, You dont have to convince me...

Fieldmouse,

You dont have to convince me that smoking is bad for you. I am well aware of the dangers. I am a Medical Doctor and have seen many examples of what you speak of. However, I am also...
Forum: Holland America July 9th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,745
Posted By Desdemona01
On HAL, if you want extra food in the main...

On HAL, if you want extra food in the main diningroom, you many gets some hassle. We were hassled even when we asked for a different entree because the first entree was raw. This happed more than...
Forum: Holland America July 9th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By Desdemona01
Tipping is Not included in the price. They add a...

Tipping is Not included in the price. They add a service chg of $10/pp to your bill which you can have removed if you go to the frontdesk on the next to last day and fill out a form. Our agent had...
Forum: Holland America July 9th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Desdemona01
Just back from Maasdam. Formal isn't very formal....

Just back from Maasdam. Formal isn't very formal. Saw very few men in texedos. Some women wore fancy dresses, most wore nice outfits. I wore a black skirt and dressy blouses. It was just right. ...
Forum: Holland America July 9th, 2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,981
Posted By Desdemona01
Just back from Maasdam. I've sailed on many...

Just back from Maasdam. I've sailed on many cruises and had a nice time on all. Some were better...Maasdam was one of the worst. It caters to the dead....or nearly dead. It lacks a lot. I did get...
Forum: Holland America June 26th, 2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
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, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
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, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,281
Posted By Desdemona01
I still think Crocs are the ugliest things to...

I still think Crocs are the ugliest things to ever be sold, but I keep hearing how comfortable they are, especially my sister who suffers from plantar fascitis like me. So..... I am almost tempted to...
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