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Forum: Holland America August 28th, 2003, 11:20 PM
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Posted By westielvr
my impressions of ooserdam

http://206.72.78.34/Cosmos/Mindy/oosterdamimpressions.htm

You can read my impressions of the Oosterdam at the above url.
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations August 20th, 2003, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By westielvr
Re: Re: Red October Land and Sea Tour

I have to echo the other comments on Red October. We used them in St. Petersburg for 2 days in August, 2003. It was a wonderful experience. If you want more info on what we did, feel free to contact...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations August 20th, 2003, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By westielvr
Re: private tours in St.Petersburg

We used Red October in St. Petersburg for 2 days in August, 2003. It was a fabulous experience. There is no waiting in line, as they swish you to the front of the line. There were 4 of us in our...
Forum: Holland America August 20th, 2003, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By westielvr
Re: Soda cards again, sorry

The cost of a the soda card for 12 day cruise wad $47.50 and could be used only for "fountain" sodas, not soda in cans and could only be used by the soda card holder.
Forum: Holland America August 20th, 2003, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By westielvr
Re: Red October tours

We used Red October for 2 days in August, 2003. We had a wonderful guide who teaches at the university and a driver for 4 of us. We were swished to the front of lines which allowed us time to see...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing July 19th, 2003, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By westielvr
Re: Re: Weight restrictions

Also check to see the weight restrictions for carry-on. Lufthansa and SAS both have weight restrictions for carry-on.
Forum: Holland America July 18th, 2003, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By westielvr
Oosterdam August 3rd

Is anyone else going to be on Oosterdam's August 3rd sailing?
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 9th, 2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 534
Posted By westielvr
St. Petersburg -- Red October

If you have used Red October in St. Petersburg, please email me. I have question about dining with a Russian family.

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Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations May 20th, 2003, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By westielvr
Picadilly area

What is the Picadilly area of London like? Is it a safe place to stay?
Forum: Tipping May 7th, 2003, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By westielvr
Re: Re: Re: tipping amounts

Check with airlines and cruise line. Do you need a notarized note saying that you have permission to take your daughter's friend out of the country? Does she has passport?
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations April 25th, 2003, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By westielvr
HAL's artic excurision

Has anyone done HAL's artic shore excursion? I would like to chat about it.
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Forum: Health at Sea April 23rd, 2003, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,082
Posted By westielvr
Re: Relief Band for Seasickness

Until last week, I thought the Relief Band was fabulous -- then I got very air sick. Yes, you do need to position it correctly. I also found that after a while, the gel which you use with it, dries...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 5th, 2002, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By westielvr
Re: Re: Re: illness aboard cruise ships

Is it possible that cruisers are staying in the same pre-cruise hotel and picking up the virus there -- and taking it on board the ship with them?
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 2nd, 2002, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By westielvr
SAS, United, Air New Zealand

We are getting ready to make flight reservations for our Baltic cruise in July. We have miles on United, so we can use other carriers. Any experience with SAS? Lufthansa? Air New Zealand? United?
Forum: Holland America December 1st, 2002, 09:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By westielvr
charging for alternative dining --Oosterdam

Will HAL be charging for dining in alternative dining room on the Oosterdam?
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 30th, 2002, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By westielvr
United Airlines

The news indicates that United Airlines may file for bankruptcy. What will happen to frequent flyer miles? We are wondering if we should use those miles and make reservations one of it's partners...
Forum: Hotels November 28th, 2002, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By westielvr
Re: Vancouver Hotel Suggestion?

We stayed at the Fairmont Waterfront Centre. We had a lovely large corner room. The staff bent over backwards to help. We definitely would return to this hotel.
Forum: Holland America November 26th, 2002, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By westielvr
Oosterdam -July 2003

We just booked a 12 day Baltic cruise on HAL's Oosterdam. This will be our 2nd cruise on HAL. Needless to say, I am excited -- wish we didn't have to wait so long.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 25th, 2002, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By westielvr
Re: Electronic wrist band for seasickness

Because I am prone to motion sickness, I use Bonine and the Relief Band when flying in a small 4 seater plane. I have had no problems with nausea when using this combination.
Forum: Holland America November 25th, 2002, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By westielvr
HAL or Raddison

We have cruised with HAL 1x and loved it. We have been considering going on the Oosterdam's Baltic cruise. Now friends asked us to join them on Raddison's Panama Canal trip. Any input? (No, we...
Forum: Holland America November 23rd, 2002, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By westielvr
Re: Re: Where to get best price?

Has anyone had experience with bestcruise.com? They quoted $1000 less than anyone else. That sounds too good to be true?
Forum: Holland America November 22nd, 2002, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By westielvr
refunds for HAL cancelling

How does HAL handle the financial end of things when they cancel a cruise or shorten a cruise due to illness? due to weather?
Forum: Holland America November 22nd, 2002, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By westielvr
Re: Re: Where to get best price?

Did you find Vacationstogo.com helpful with more than just the cruise reservations? --such as hotel reservations pre-and post cruise? How soon prior to cruise did you receive documents?
Forum: Holland America November 22nd, 2002, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By westielvr
Where to get best price?

How can we get the best price for a cruise? We are considering the Oosterdam's Baltic Cruise for summer 2003. So far, I have contacted a local travel agent, American Express Platinum, and a travel...
Forum: Holland America November 22nd, 2002, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By westielvr
Re: Re: Baltic

thanks for input on Baltic cruise. Sounds exciting!
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