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post #121 of 180
i hope everyone has fun! icon_biggrin.gif i wish i could go but just cant afford it this time icon_cry.gif maybe next year i know i could learn so much. thumbs_up.gif
post #122 of 180
Okay, so I have a stupid question - is anyone bringing a laptop? How are we going to go a whole week without our beloved CC??? Seriously, I can't go an hour during the day without checking things out !
post #123 of 180
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Originally Posted by idgalpal

Okay, so I have a stupid question - is anyone bringing a laptop? How are we going to go a whole week without our beloved CC??? Seriously, I can't go an hour during the day without checking things out !



I am going to have my laptop. The problem is and somebody correct me if I am wrong. Internet is not free on a boat. You can buy a block of minutes from the cruise line and it is pretty expensive. You can also bring your air card. So, if you have a like a verizon card, you have to have service like your cell phone, so it will work pretty well at port but not so much in the middle of the ocean. Hope this help.. ps I really have no idea what I am talking about.. just my experience...
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post #124 of 180
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Originally Posted by idgalpal

Okay, so I have a stupid question - is anyone bringing a laptop? How are we going to go a whole week without our beloved CC??? Seriously, I can't go an hour during the day without checking things out !



There will be internet access available on the ship

You better believe I will have my laptop icon_smile.gif

http://www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-planning/ShipboardLife.action?contentMenu=Onboard%20Communications


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Internet, E-mail, Mobile Phones & Webcams

Internet* & E-mail Access

Guests can connect to the internet on each ship in the Holland America Line fleet, either by accessing a 24/7 wireless connection "hotspot", or utilizing the resources of the Explorations Café or Internet Café located on board. You will be able to receive electronic mail in real-time, via satellite link 24 hours a day, satellite conditions permitting.



I'm sure John will update us with the pricing options for internet access while aboard.

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post #125 of 180
I am also bringing my laptop since my kids will be freaking out if I don't keep in touch...my daughter specifically opened up a Skype account for me so we can video-call icon_smile.gif... my kids are grown it just that I've never gone anywhere without them LOL icon_biggrin.gif

Although, I was hoping we would get free wi-hi on the ship.

Okay John, please update us icon_smile.gif
"Life is short...eat cake!"
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post #126 of 180
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

I am also bringing my laptop since my kids will be freaking out if I don't keep in touch...my daughter specifically opened up a Skype account for me so we can video-call icon_smile.gif... my kids are grown it just that I've never gone anywhere without them LOL icon_biggrin.gif

Although, I was hoping we would get free wi-hi on the ship.

Okay John, please update us icon_smile.gif



Forget about free. The last cruise I went on charged 50 cents a minutes, although it was cheaper if you pre-bought large blocks of time.

I found this blurb on the cruise-link.com website. Don't know if it is still the current price...

Holland America Cruise Line:
Internet access is available 24 hours a day on Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Volendam, Zaandam, Maasdam, Statendam, Westerdam, Veendam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Prinsendam and Zuiderdam. Each ship features an Internet Center, and in addition there are a number of "hot spots" available on each ship for personal laptop use. Guests on all Vista Class ships may access the Internet directly from their stateroom. There is a one-time activation fee of $3.95. The basic time charge is $.75 per minute, or you can purchase a discounted time plan of 100 minutes for $55.00 or 250 minutes for $100.00. Laptops may be rented for $20 per day.
post #127 of 180
What is the smoking policy? Ya, I smoke...... icon_sad.gif
post #128 of 180
Is anyone having trouble with thier reservation for the cruise?
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post #129 of 180
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Originally Posted by totallycaked

Is anyone having trouble with thier reservation for the cruise?



I'm not having any trouble. Maybe you should contact John if your running into a problem. He's very helpful and responsive.
post #130 of 180
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Originally Posted by snowbuns

What is the smoking policy? Ya, I smoke...... icon_sad.gif



Don't know the specifics about Holland America cruises, but in general there are designated smoking areas on the ship: the casino, certain lounges, designated outdoor eating areas. Smoking is not allowed in the restaurants, the cabins (except on your private balcony if you have one), hallways, or the common areas.

Hope this helps.
post #131 of 180
thanks!!
post #132 of 180
OMG- We are less than 3 weeks away! I can hardly think about Thanksgiving because all I want to due is start packing : swimsuit, suntan lotion, hat, apron for caking (just incase!), sun glasses. Have I forgotten anything? LOL
post #133 of 180
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Originally Posted by idgalpal

OMG- We are less than 3 weeks away! I can hardly think about Thanksgiving because all I want to due is start packing : swimsuit, suntan lotion, hat, apron for caking (just incase!), sun glasses. Have I forgotten anything? LOL

LOL me tooooooo!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif and yes, you're forgetting something..........................................................................................................your passport!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

See ya' soon icon_smile.gif

Rosie
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"Life is short...eat cake!"
post #134 of 180
...apparently winter clothing too? I hear it is cold on the ship and will need jeans and warm clothing. Packing for all seasons?
post #135 of 180
18 days but who is counting... me me me icon_biggrin.gif
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