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Old 08-01-2019, 12:40 AM
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Does anyone have a cruise planned on a Holland America boat?



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I have a leftover soft drink cup, the kind you need for unlimited cokes while on the ship. Since I do not plan to take any more cruises in the near future, I thought I would offer to mail this cup to anyone else that wants to try it (it could save you some $100 or more).

And no, I do not have any nasty diseases. And you can wash the mouthpiece to your heart's content.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:09 AM
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A beer cup would be worth even more savings.

Seriously a good offer there.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:53 PM
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And we wonder how all these cruises end up being dysentery barges!
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:28 PM
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HEY!!

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And we wonder how all these cruises end up being dysentery barges!
I resemble that.

And the cup is spoken for. All the rest of you clowns can stay here on land.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:40 PM
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I resemble that.

And the cup is spoken for. All the rest of you clowns can stay here on land.
Ya, enjoy your "getting away from it all" with your 3,000 fellow travelers.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:40 PM
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So, how'd you like the cruise? There is a guy at Walther forum who travels all over the place on em as part of his job. Universal Exports I think is his handle. 1917
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I find cruises are great! No car!#1 stressor is gone. Each night the hotel moves to a new place. Food is great, entertainment, pool, booze, casino. New people. In the old days could shoot skeet, no more alas. And the sleep is fantastic. I actually prefer the cheap rooms no windows, below the water line, White noise from the diesel generators, and absolute darkness.
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Do they have any fishing arrangements for folks who want to wet a line?
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Do they have any fishing arrangements for folks who want to wet a line?
Not off the big boat! But Iíve been fishing at a lot of stops, either on a little boat , or off the pier! My buddy came back from an Alaskan cruise with a ton of Halibut that he caught on a day trip. They kept it frozen for him on the big boat until he disembarked. They even cooked some it fresh, for him the day he caught it.

The big secret is , donít buy the day trips on the boat. While the boat buyers are congregating , just disembark, the trip vendors are right at the pier, and itís significantly less money.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:46 AM
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Not off the big boat!

Thats why I didn't join the Navy.

But Iíve been fishing at a lot of stops, either on a little boat , or off the pier! My buddy came back from an Alaskan cruise with a ton of Halibut that he caught on a day trip. They kept it frozen for him on the big boat until he disembarked. They even cooked some it fresh, for him the day he caught it.

The big secret is , donít buy the day trips on the boat. While the boat buyers are congregating , just disembark, the trip vendors are right at the pier, and itís significantly less money.
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:32 PM
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Excursions

We found that some in-port activities did indeed sell out quickly, but generally it was pretty easy to get off the boat when they put out the gangways and get into town and find a direct excursion connection. And going the DIY route, we found that we could buy many of the same activities for around half the cost of purchasing through the cruise ship.

Then again, if you want to be sure that you have reservations locked in for some shore activity to which you are really looking forward, or if you are not a get-moving-early kind of person (I mean, this IS a vacation, right?), it may be worth it to you to buy a few excursions at cruise-ship prices.
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Everyone should take at least one cruise. I have been on two, one was a party cruise to the islands, skirting around Cuba. Remember bits and pieces from the two women I was with, like I said it was a party.

The second was the inland passage to Alaska that lasted a bit longer and was with the wife.

Yes, cruises are get away, not the humdrum daily stuff, nothing like waking up to see ocean going ice cubes floating by, or hitting the top deck for an Irish coffee as the ship does a double 360 so everyone can see a glacier. And that was just 45 mins or so, there were many minutes on that vaca.
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Wife needed a total break last year so we to the Alaskan cruse on HA. Getting to Seattle was a pain but the cruise was pretty good. If I did it again I would drive to Seattle and make it double vacation. Food was excellent. Fresh fruit in our room every day. $8 for a beer is a bummer. Entertainment was pretty good. Our room was upgraded and was pretty decent. My wife said the hair dryer they supplied was better than hers. We had a small fridge and a balcony. There were plenty of electronic and power outlets. Beer was cheaper from the fridge. Sitka was our favorite stop. I would like to go to Sitka for a trip and kayak the area. Maybe do some fishing there.
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