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Forum: Holland America August 23rd, 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,982
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Yeah exactly.. if you don't like formal night.....

Yeah exactly.. if you don't like formal night.. just go to the Lido or eat in your stateroom.. No one is forced to dress up if they don't want to.

I just think it's ridiculous for those people to...
Forum: Holland America August 23rd, 2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,982
Posted By PumpkinPatches
My dad has actually been asked to change clothes...

My dad has actually been asked to change clothes before entering the MDR.
I'd hate for HAL to give up their dress code. It's why I love sailing with them; it's just so elegant. If anyone has a...
Forum: Shore Excursions August 14th, 2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By PumpkinPatches
We booked the Horseback riding in Puerto...

We booked the Horseback riding in Puerto Vallarta, and the Snorkeling in Chileno Bay in Cabo.. only cost us $128 each with HAL directly. Not bad!!
Forum: Holland America August 12th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,698
Posted By PumpkinPatches
The captains brunch was a surprise to me on my...

The captains brunch was a surprise to me on my last cruise!
It was so lovely though; the food was excellent, and it was great meeting other mariners as well. It was a great afternoon.. I'm excited...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 15th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,418
Posted By PumpkinPatches
That's great to hear, Thanks Lisa!

That's great to hear, Thanks Lisa!
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 15th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,418
Posted By PumpkinPatches
I had no idea that they limited the # of kids on...

I had no idea that they limited the # of kids on board.. thats good to know!

My main concern when cruising is that it will be more of a playground then a sophisticated cruising experience.. with...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 14th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,418
Posted By PumpkinPatches
I think I'm more interested in finding out the...

I think I'm more interested in finding out the differences between the types of passengers that sail on HAL vs Princess (age groups, families, etc..); and the types of onboard activities each line...
Forum: Holland America July 14th, 2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,774
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Cool Anyone sailed on Holland America AND Princess?!?

Hi all,

My parents have been on both ships, and they are having a debate on which cruiseline is better..

I have only sailed with Holland America, but I would like to try Princess at some...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 14th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,418
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Cool Has anyone sailed on Princess AND Holland America?!?

Hi all,

My parents have been on both ships, and they are having a debate on which cruiseline is better..

I have only sailed with Holland America, but I would like to try Princess at some...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines July 14th, 2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By PumpkinPatches
You can still eat on the ship while you're in...

You can still eat on the ship while you're in port.. I've noticed on my past cruises that the main dining room didn't serve lunch while in port, so we were limited to the lido buffet only.. but...
Forum: Holland America July 13th, 2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,433
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Lightbulb Master Chef's Dinner

Just wondering what everyone thinks about the Master Chef's Dinner??

Personally, I love it! Obvuiously it's not the 5-star quality entertainment you expect on a cruiseship, but I think it's a...
Forum: Health at Sea July 13th, 2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,761
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Exclamation Just so everyone knows... I talked to my...

Just so everyone knows... I talked to my Pharmacist and he told me that the Bonine and the Ginger capsules will actually work together against nausea, and it will not cause any "double dosing"...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing July 13th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,005
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Do cruiseship security officers go through...

Do cruiseship security officers go through everyones luggage to check for drinks?
Forum: Holland America July 13th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Alaska is pretty rainy.. especially Ketchikan! ...

Alaska is pretty rainy.. especially Ketchikan!

Just make sure you bring sweaters and jeans.. nothing too heavy.
(Maybe an umbrella too)
Forum: All Things Cruising July 12th, 2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,300
Posted By PumpkinPatches
I know, my boyfriend comments on my "obsession"...

I know, my boyfriend comments on my "obsession" as well.

I don't find cruising too complicated, and I'm 21. This is my 3rd cruise, but the other 2 were planned by my parents, so this is my 1st...
Forum: Holland America July 12th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,698
Posted By PumpkinPatches
I didn't know about the embarkation lunch.. good...

I didn't know about the embarkation lunch.. good to know!

The Lido is always PACKED when we first board, it's nearly impossible to find a seat!

So how does that work then, just go to the Main...
Forum: Holland America July 12th, 2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Thanks for your input. Are reservations...

Thanks for your input.

Are reservations often hard to get or can I book it the day before with usually no problem?
Forum: Holland America July 12th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,698
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Mariner Society Rewards

I am a "Star Mariner" with HAL (less than 30 cruise days) and I am traveling with my boyfriend (who has never sailed with HAL before)..

Will he be able to recieve the same rewards as I do (ie-...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 12th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,194
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Thanks all for your advice.. I think next time I...

Thanks all for your advice.. I think next time I cruise I will go for the balcony!
Forum: Holland America July 12th, 2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,982
Posted By PumpkinPatches
I love formak nights.. it would be disappointing...

I love formak nights.. it would be disappointing if they were cancelled.
Forum: Holland America July 12th, 2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Thank you for the replies. Princess does the...

Thank you for the replies.
Princess does the same itinerary out of Long Beach to Hawaii.
Do you think that line would be more kid-friendly? But then would all us grown-ups still enjoy it?
...
Forum: Holland America July 12th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By PumpkinPatches
I agree with everyone else.. Not many other...

I agree with everyone else.. Not many other children as they will likely be in school at that time. They'll probably enjoy the islands/ports but during at sea days I could see them being quite bored...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 12th, 2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,194
Posted By PumpkinPatches
johnthed0g from your post "Well......if we want...

johnthed0g from your post "Well......if we want to read or just sit around & we can't be up on deck we sit on our balcony & watch the world (or the sea) go by, people who have inside cabins tend to...
Forum: Holland America July 11th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Canaletto on Oosterdam

I heard that the Oosterdam has the new restuarant "Canaletto"..

Anyone dined there before? What's your opinion of the food and service?

Also... do reservations fill up fast? Should we make...
Forum: Holland America July 11th, 2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By PumpkinPatches
Question Formal Nights & Shore Excursions

Hi all,

I'm just in the process of booking shore excursions for my 12 night Mexican Riviera cruise this September.

There was some excursions that caught my eye in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo san...
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