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Holland America Drink Menus with Prices

Holland America Drink Menus & Drink Prices 2023

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One of the most common questions asked about Holland America Line in any passenger forum is how much drinks & beverages cost on HAL. Surprisingly, given the relatively premium experience Holland America provides, the drinks are quite reasonably priced! How…
Norwegian NCL Dawn Balcony Cabin Tour

Norwegian Dawn Balcony Cabin 360 Tour

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The staterooms on the Norwegian Dawn feel like the “good old days” of cruising with the nautical feel and airy accents that are typical of ships this age. Even though the ship was refurbished from stem to stern in 2016,…

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More than 20 years of cruise travel has taught us one thing : The essentials and accessories you carry will directly impact the quality of your vacation! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite accessories with updated prices and where to buy them to make planning your next cruise a little easier! Every time we go on a cruise and think of something that we “wish we had”, we research it and add to this essentials list. We also speak with friends and fellow cruisers on what their favorite accessories and cruise gadgets are. Did we miss something? You tell us! We’ll try it on our next voyage and add it to the essentials.