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Old 11-20-2010, 06:55 AM
rooney rooney is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2010
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A very good cruise, our first on Holland America. Excellent service, food and entertainment. Some destinations were a waste of time, particularly the Panama San Blas Islands, and the so called Bahamas which was an islet owned by H & A. The dinner wine was vastly overpricedby observation one couple in 10 bought wine at the table. They let you bring your own wine on board for consumption in the cabin. Open dining facility was excellent and easy. A disgraceful appeal by the entertainments MC on the eve of disembarking in support of the $11 per person per day gratuity which was said to be a vital part of the salary structure of the crew. PAY THEM A PROPER WAGE. We did not pay the $11 but as usual paid cash to our cabin stewards (2). The Office Staff did not like being asked to cancel the $11 gratuity. It would have been $500 ! Are they joking? Don't be afraid to insist! We would certainly travel with H&A again.