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Forum: Holland America July 29th, 2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By jongbj
Mmmm, well, if my wife needs to go, she'll go, in...

Mmmm, well, if my wife needs to go, she'll go, in the middle of the bus if need be, so that wouldn't be pretty.

Thanks for the answer anyway.

Btw, we have been in a lot of these bus's in the...
Forum: Holland America July 29th, 2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By jongbj
Shore excursions: toilet on the bus?

Hi,

We're going to do a panama canal cruise on the Westerdam next year. We saw that the shore excursion on the pacific side usually have about 90 minutes of bus travel before you get to your...
Forum: Holland America July 29th, 2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By jongbj
Hi Thanks for your answer. That helped a...

Hi

Thanks for your answer. That helped a lot. About the purchases adding to the cruise credit days, we did know that but thanks for verifying that for us.

We'll make the bookings ahead and...
Forum: Holland America July 23rd, 2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By jongbj
Mariner discount on pre-cruise purchase

Hi,

We're preparing ourselves for a wonderful Westerdam cruise in March of 2013. We know long wait, but heck, preparation is half the fun.

We do have a question however. As 3-star mariner we...
Forum: Holland America March 4th, 2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,612
Posted By jongbj
Interesting to see you were able to get coupons...

Interesting to see you were able to get coupons for the pictures.
Could you share how to get those?
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations February 27th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By jongbj
This in NOT correct. Finland uses the Euro. ...

This in NOT correct. Finland uses the Euro.
Also, in Finland, and several other European countries, like the Netherlands,
the amounts, when paying cash, are rounded to the nearest five.
So when...
Forum: Holland America October 27th, 2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,189
Posted By jongbj
Re: Maybe Holland America deserves sour grapes!!

NO, you're NOT. You're going through a nightmare with your travel agent. Don't try to blame this on HAL. People like you are trying to get compensation from the rest of us just because you made a...
Forum: Holland America October 27th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,287
Posted By jongbj
Re: Holland America has a choice

You obviously arent a very well travelled person. Whether you go to HAL, Hilton, Marriott, Hertz, etc, etc. etc. It doesn't matter: When you book through a travel agent you will always have to deal...
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports October 3rd, 2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By jongbj
Thanks. I confirmed that the Speed Channel will...

Thanks. I confirmed that the Speed Channel will broadcast the race. Just looked into sportsbars but they're all closed at the time of the race (7.30AM EST). Guess I would have to put my trust in the...
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports October 2nd, 2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By jongbj
What channel to watch Formula 1 racing in Fort Lauderdale

Hi,

Being a Formula 1 fan I planned my cruise so that I can watch the last race the morning before the cruise 8) (don't tell my wife).
As we will already be in the FLL area I was wondering...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal September 13th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By jongbj
Same here, would like to know this too. ...

Same here, would like to know this too.

Boudewijn
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations September 8th, 2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By jongbj
Have never been to JFK so can't really say but...

Have never been to JFK so can't really say but the where I come from it is advised to try to avoid that airport, just like you really need to avoid Heathrow. There are just some airports with to much...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal September 8th, 2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By jongbj
If you want a day at the beach I can recommend...

If you want a day at the beach I can recommend the private Island of the Rennaisance Hotel. You can buy tickets for that. It's walking distance from the pier (at least to the hotel and boat to the...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal August 30th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By jongbj
A true cultural difference, though our British...

A true cultural difference, though our British cousins seem to be as reserved.

We went to Orient Beach. It is supposed to be clothing optional on one side and Anglo-style on the other, but of...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal August 26th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By jongbj
I haven't been to St. Maarten yet, but have been...

I haven't been to St. Maarten yet, but have been to several other Netherlands Antilles.
Basing myself on experience there, you can probably encounter topless women on all beaches. If your little...
Forum: Holland America August 19th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,189
Posted By jongbj
Thank you for adding this information for the...

Thank you for adding this information for the rest of us, puts a lot in perspective. I think Grandpap just did at hit and run: Bash HAL (and release emotional pressure), see if he would get...
Forum: Holland America August 13th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,189
Posted By jongbj
Sounds to me Holland America did nothing wrong,...

Sounds to me Holland America did nothing wrong, you did.
You decided to cancel, not Holland America. You didn't have travel insurance at the time needed. You didn't read up on the rules.

So I...
Forum: Holland America August 7th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By jongbj
Re: First timers

Hi and welcome to this forum.
For a lot of answers to your questions: the search button is your friend (tipping, clothing, shore excursions).
What I was wondering: why such a long cruise as your...
Forum: Holland America August 3rd, 2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By jongbj
We'll be doing approx. the same when going to the...

We'll be doing approx. the same when going to the Noordam. Since the Ft. Lauderdale area is very expensive we will take 3 days to drive from ATL-airport to Fort Lauderdale. We will spend the night in...
Forum: Holland America July 28th, 2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By jongbj
Onboard Intinerary Noordam 10day Cruise November

Hi,

We're taking the Carbbean Wayfaerer cruise aboard the Noordam in November. It has the following schedule: Leave at port, 2 days sea, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, sea, HMC,...
Forum: Holland America July 12th, 2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By jongbj
Re: Shore excursions in Eastern Carri. suggestions?

On Grand Turk we really enjoyed the hop-on-hop-off bus. Gives you a good chance to see the island on your own pace.
On Puerto Rico we did the Forrest tour which was somewhat disappointing: 1.5 hours...
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports July 1st, 2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By jongbj
Using an ATM in the county whose money you need...

Using an ATM in the county whose money you need is always the best option, that will get you the best rate. Rates at airports are usually not very good. Currently the exchange is approx. $1.40 = €...
Forum: Holland America June 21st, 2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By jongbj
Re: Fort lauderdale terminal

Haven't parked there yet, but will in November. What I've read on the Internet is that there's always a parking garage close to the terminal or there will be shuttles. Some good advice I read here...
Forum: Holland America June 21st, 2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,257
Posted By jongbj
Re: Cabana

The salespitch says: "Enjoy the ultimate in luxury during your stay on Half Moon Cay with the use of your own private cabana. Board the first tender ashore, or have priority tender use, to maximize...
Forum: Holland America June 18th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,257
Posted By jongbj
That's correct unfortunalty: We have one in...

That's correct unfortunalty: We have one in November for 299 while we had one in Feb of 2008 which was 249 :(
Ah well, you only live once.
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