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  1. HAL directly...the first agent I spoke with confirmed the price decrease and then sent me on to a price specialist. That person apologized that he couldn't take the $550 off of my current cruise, but was more than happy to offer it as a future cruise credit.
  2. Our final payment was about a month ago and I just noticed the fare for our category (Neptune Suite) had gone done about $550 since that final payment date. Just called and got that $550 as a future cruise credit. We're extremely satisfied with that.
  3. I have listened to the advice of the experts in this thread and have looked at Princess for some possible fjord sailings. For the time we're looking to travel, I have found one itinerary that could work. I'd like to run 2 scenarios by you guys to get your opinions. #1 (Holland America) - Amsterdam, Eidfjord, Molde, Geiranger, Bergen, Amsterdam, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Flam, Amsterdam Pros: 3 outstanding fjord settings...14 Day cruise...new ship Nieuw Statendam...large corner wrap-around aft suite for great fjord viewing Cons: Having to return to Amsterdam mid-trip...really looking for just fjord scenery so not really all that interested in several of these ports...$5,000 more in cost compared to #2 #2 (Princess) = Southampton, Bergen, Alesund, Olden, Hellesylt/Geiranger, Stavanger, Southampton Pros: $5,000 less than #1...no return mid-trip...corner aft suite...would be able to spend a few days in London pre or post cruise Cons: only 2 outstanding fjord settings...only an 8 Day cruise...much smaller balcony that doesn't truly wrap-around OK, experts...what kinds of opinions do you have for these 2 itineraries.
  4. Thanks everyone for your expertise and advice. This information is fantastic. If we stick with Holland America for this trip, I think we're leaning towards #1.
  5. Thanks everyone for your expertise and advice. This information is fantastic. If we stick with Holland America for this trip, I think we're leaning towards #1.
  6. Hi experts! I posted this in the Holland America section, but I thought I'd ask the experts here as well. My wife and I (early 40's) will be completing our 4th trip to Alaska this summer. We just love Alaska and Holland America. But we now want to plan a cruise to Norway for summer 2020 (14 days). We've learned that Geiranger is not to be missed, but we'd also like to cruise above the Arctic Circle to the North Cape. Unfortunately I can't find a cruise that incorporates both of those. If you guys could be so kind, I've found 3 cruises that would work for our schedule that I'd like to have some input on. Basically, which itinerary do you think is best for first time Norway cruisers. Cruise 1 and 2 are on the Rotterdam and cruise 3 is on the Veendam. Any advice offered would be greatly appreciated. #1 - 14 Day North Cape (Rotterdam, Stavanger, Flam, Sognefjord, Molde, Trondheim, Trondheimsfjord, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, North Cape, Olden, Alesund, Rotterdam) #2 - 14 Day Viking Sagas & Norse Legends (Rotterdam, Flam, Sognefjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Oslofjord, Oslo, Rotterdam, Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Geirangerfjord, Rosendal, Rotterdam) #3 - 14 Day North Cape & Gems of Norway Explorer (Amsterdam, Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Tromso, North Cape, Honningsvag, Harstad, Leknes/Lofoten, Bronnoysund, Trondheim, Molde, Alesund, Amsterdam) Thank you for your time.
  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. You guys are great. Do any ports have excursions to Geiranger if I choose an itinerary that doesn't actually dock there?
  8. Hi experts! My wife and I (early 40's) will be completing our 4th trip to Alaska this summer. We just love Alaska and Holland America. But we now want to plan a cruise to Norway for summer 2020 (14 days). We've learned that Geiranger is not to be missed, but we'd also like to cruise above the Arctic Circle to the North Cape. Unfortunately I can't find a cruise that incorporates both of those. If you guys could be so kind, I've found 3 cruises that would work for our schedule that I'd like to have some input on. Basically, which itinerary do you think is best for first time Norway cruisers. Cruise 1 and 2 are on the Rotterdam and cruise 3 is on the Veendam. Any advice offered would be greatly appreciated. #1 - 14 Day North Cape (Rotterdam, Stavanger, Flam, Sognefjord, Molde, Trondheim, Trondheimsfjord, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, North Cape, Olden, Alesund, Rotterdam) #2 - 14 Day Viking Sagas & Norse Legends (Rotterdam, Flam, Sognefjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Oslofjord, Oslo, Rotterdam, Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Geirangerfjord, Rosendal, Rotterdam) #3 - 14 Day North Cape & Gems of Norway Explorer (Amsterdam, Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Tromso, North Cape, Honningsvag, Harstad, Leknes/Lofoten, Bronnoysund, Trondheim, Molde, Alesund, Amsterdam) Thank you for your time.
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