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Forum: Holland America Line 05-18-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,866
Posted By Destin Mom
Last tip...post any additional port questions in...

Last tip...post any additional port questions in Europe so more of the experienced travelers (who may cruise on different lines) will see them. Again, best of luck. Hope you have an amazing and...
Forum: Holland America Line 05-18-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,866
Posted By Destin Mom
Hi ldw. We booked a 5 week land based European...

Hi ldw. We booked a 5 week land based European trip with two kids in May07- leaving in June07 so it can be done- it was a full time job leading up to the departure date though. If you are looking...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-04-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By Destin Mom
Hi Ginny7777. We are new to cruising but have...

Hi Ginny7777. We are new to cruising but have spent some time in Rome outside of a cruise. I'm not sure what tours Celebrity offers but once you are in the Vatican Museum, there are four...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-03-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By Destin Mom
Thank you suec. We booked the full day with...

Thank you suec. We booked the full day with ekoltravel and found their rates were less than others, and they were very quick to respond. They do tours in Istanbul as well. Have a good trip.
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-03-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Destin Mom
Hi Joanne. Are you at the port in Nice or the...

Hi Joanne. Are you at the port in Nice or the airport? We are renting through Hertz and are picking up by the McDonalds (along the Promenade- just past the carousel- Hertz.com will show you...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-03-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Destin Mom
One more thing...if you are into trip...

One more thing...if you are into trip memorabilia, pick up the Cannes Film Festival poster for the year. They can't be purchased outside of the film festival and are pretty cool...and cheap! I just...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-03-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Destin Mom
Hi new cruzer. We were in Cannes during the film...

Hi new cruzer. We were in Cannes during the film festival in 1996 (not on a cruise). We weren't hanging around the red carpets and didn't buy tickets for the screenings. We aren't 'star struck'...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 03-25-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Destin Mom
Hey Amanda. I see your issue...I think Paul fits...

Hey Amanda. I see your issue...I think Paul fits both bills- historical and religious. Even if you aren't a 'religious' person, I would think that with your background and appreciation for history,...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 03-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Destin Mom
Hi Traveler. I'm not as big of a Lisbon fan but...

Hi Traveler. I'm not as big of a Lisbon fan but I will tell you the highlights of our week long stay there were the fado at a small cafe just past the entrance to St George's castle and walking...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 03-04-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By Destin Mom
Hi Traveler. I have not taken a cruise excursion...

Hi Traveler. I have not taken a cruise excursion but have spent some time in Marbella and Puerto Banus. They are beautiful with a back drop not unlike Santa Barbara (beach with mountains right...
Forum: Holland America Line 02-24-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,281
Posted By Destin Mom
Can someone tell me exactly what you get from the...

Can someone tell me exactly what you get from the Neptune Lounge? We came to our senses and changed our 24 day cruise with our two kids to a 12 day trip- those senses were expensive since by the...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 02-22-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Destin Mom
Hey there. Our kids enjoyed the Oceanography...

Hey there. Our kids enjoyed the Oceanography Museum and enjoyed walking around the palace grounds in Monaco. Depending on your arrival time, there is a 10 minute changing of the guard at the palace...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 02-22-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Destin Mom
One other suggestion for you...we use...

One other suggestion for you...we use www.Holiday-Rentals.co.uk (http://www.Holiday-Rentals.co.uk) and have had wonderful luck with apartments in Europe. They are typically half the cost and much...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 01-16-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Destin Mom
Hello again. Here is the link to the hop on/ hop...

Hello again. Here is the link to the hop on/ hop off bus. http://www.viator.com/tours/Lisbon/Lisbon-Cityline-Hop-...-Tour/d538-2874LIS03...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 01-16-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Destin Mom
Thanks guys. We used umbrella strollers last...

Thanks guys. We used umbrella strollers last year (the cheap, light weight strollers) and they worked very well on days when we knew we would be doing a considerable amount of walking. And we...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 01-14-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Destin Mom
Hello. We were in Lisbon last summer (not on a...

Hello. We were in Lisbon last summer (not on a cruise but rented an apartment for a week). How much time do you have? The trains are very good and can take you to Cascais and Estoril (about a 25...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 01-14-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Destin Mom
Thanks Hank....we prefer to navigate on our own...

Thanks Hank....we prefer to navigate on our own and have traveled to most of the cities on our itinerary previously (with and without kids) but not on a cruise ship. We have found car services to...
Forum: Holland America Line 01-14-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Destin Mom
Just read this and have a question...we will be...

Just read this and have a question...we will be leaving over a month prior to our sailing. I was worried we would not get our docs prior to flying to Europe. Do we even need them? Per this string,...
Forum: Holland America Line 01-02-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Destin Mom
Thank you so much for your insights...much...

Thank you so much for your insights...much appreciated!
Forum: Holland America Line 01-02-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Destin Mom
Thank you. We have taken a few other cruises...

Thank you. We have taken a few other cruises previously but without the kids. The last one was a 7 day on Jewel of the Seas in the Carribean. Any idea how the food compares (RCCL to Holland)? We...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 01-02-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Destin Mom
Thank you so much for your advice and great...

Thank you so much for your advice and great points. We continue to weigh the pros and cons of the length. The ship we are on has 2 12 day options- we booked the 24 day thinking it would be a good...
Forum: Holland America Line 01-01-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Destin Mom
We booked a 24 day HAL cruise on Zuiderdam for...

We booked a 24 day HAL cruise on Zuiderdam for our family (two adults and two children- ages 5 and 6). How long is too long on a boat? Our fears are: food will be bad; will we feel like we are being...
Forum: Holland America Line 01-01-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Destin Mom
We booked a 24 day HAL cruise on Zuiderdam for...

We booked a 24 day HAL cruise on Zuiderdam for our family (two adults and two children- ages 5 and 6). How long is too long on a boat? Our fears are: food will be bad; will we feel like we are being...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 12-29-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Destin Mom
Just found this site and find the info very...

Just found this site and find the info very informative. For Hank and the other experienced cruisers out there...we booked a 24 day HAL cruise on Zuiderdam for our family (two adults and two...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 12-29-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Destin Mom
Just found this site and find the info very...

Just found this site and find the info very informative. For Hank and the other experienced cruisers out there...we booked a 24 day HAL cruise on Zuiderdam for our family (two adults and two...
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