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Old July 12th, 2012, 03:58 PM
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We are considering this cruise come Oct 19 2012. Would those who have perhaps taken this cruise please chime in as to what we can expect? I am guessing that there are great sites to visit in Morocco (casbah??) and other wonderful shopping venues. Any help with MUST SEES is very much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 04:04 PM
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As not everyone is aware of the details of this cruise, it might help if you post a list of your ports of call.

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Old July 12th, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Go to you tube and search for "port port name"
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here is a link to our roll call
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Old July 12th, 2012, 05:44 PM
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We did this trip last October, and had an absolutely wonderful time. Every port was great, the weather was for the most part perfect (the odd rainy day in europe) the crew fabulous, and we did not want it to end. Lots of special culinary treats onboard, excellent series of speakers, etc. Would do this trip again in a heartbeat, and actually, we are thinking of repeating next year. Enjoy, I am sure you will.
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We did a transatlantic last fall too on the Maasdam and loved every bit of it. Different ports but essentially the same part of the world. Loved that cruise. And the 7 days at sea went by in a eye blink because of the good onboard activities. We like to read and attend lectures, got a lot of movies watched and them make teatime our midday ritual break. Wonderful trip. We too would do it again in a heart beat. (Except we are doing some others, but now the longer the cruise, the better for us.)

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Old July 12th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Hi all.

We are considering this cruise come Oct 19 2012. Would those who have perhaps taken this cruise please chime in as to what we can expect? I am guessing that there are great sites to visit in Morocco (casbah??) and other wonderful shopping venues. Any help with MUST SEES is very much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Go to the HAL Roll Call
Lots of info.

Hope to see you at M&G.
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Suggest you go to the roll call for this cruise right away.

We are already signed up for 8 different tours being run by Cruise Critic people.

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78 Britanis/Caribbean...................06 Saphire Princess/Mexico..........06 Crown Princess/Caribbean….. 06 Crown Princess/Caribbean...06 Norwegian Dream/Mexico
06 Oceania Regata/Amazon…....07 Prinsendam/Grand S. America..07 Regal Princess/Hawaii…........…07 Regal Princess/Hawaii…......07 Maasdam/E. Canada
07 Maasdam/Voyage of Vikings...07 Carnival Conquest/Caribbean...08 Amsterdam/Grand World…..…..08 Amsterdam/Panama Canal..08 Amsterdam/Alaska
08 Amsterdam/Alaska……….…...08 Amsterdam/Grand Asia…..…....09 Prinsendam/Grand S. America..09 Prinsendam/Grand Med.......09 Maasdam/E. Canada
09 Maasdam/E. Canada….…......09 Maasdam/Voyage of Vikings......09 Zaandam/Hawaii........................09 Amsterdam/Panama Canal..10 Amsterdam/Grand World
10 Amsterdam/Grand Asia...........10 Amsterdam/Panama Canal.......11 Amsterdam/Grand World…….....11 Amsterdam/Panama Cana…11 Amsterdam/Alaska
11 Amsterdam/Grand Asia...........11 Amsterdam/Panama Canal…....11 Amsterdam/Caribbean…..….…..11 Amsterdam/Caribbean.........12 Amsterdam/Grand World
12 Amsterdam/Panama Canal.....12 Maasdam/E. Canada.……........12 Maasdam/East USA …..…......…12 Maasdam/Mediterranean.....12 Maasdam/S. Caribbean
12 Maasdam/E. Caribbean….…...12 Maasdam/S. Caribbean……....13 Amsterdam/Grand World............13 Amsterdam/Panama Canal..13 Amsterdam/Alaska
13 Amsterdam/Alaska..................13 Amsterdam/Pacific coast...........14 Amsterdam/Grand World ….......14 Amsterdam/Panama Canal..14 Amsterdam/Alaska
14 Prinsendam/Amazon...............14 Prinsendam/Caribbean…..........15 Prinsendam/Grand S. America..15 Prinsendam/Grand Med.......15 Prinsendam/West. Europe
15 Prinsendam/Baltic...................15 Amsterdam/Inca Empire............15 Amsterdam/Panama Canal........16 Amsterdam/Grand World.....16 Amsterdam/Panama Canal
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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:45 AM
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Hi all.

We are considering this cruise come Oct 19 2012. Would those who have perhaps taken this cruise please chime in as to what we can expect? I am guessing that there are great sites to visit in Morocco (casbah??) and other wonderful shopping venues. Any help with MUST SEES is very much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
We did a similar trip in November on the Rotterdam, please enjoy the video's of various [ports

Latest cruise video of the Rotterdam 12 day Ancient Discoveries Oct. 2011 visiting; Athens, Piraeus, Rhodes and Gythios in Greece, The Pyramids of Cairo Egypt, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee & Nazareth in Israel, Ephasus Turkey and Rome Italy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYtVKXPeSJQ

MV Rotterdam Spanish Charms 15 day Cruise highlights Nov.2011 sailing from Rome Italy to Corsica France, Barcelona-Cartagena-Malaga Spain, Tangier Morocco, Funchal Portugal and Fort Lauderdale USA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMTI61gFq9U
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Ryndam Istanbul-Tampa 30 days Nov.14 http://youtu.be/yqLkATMMzUw
Volendam South Pacific Crossing 2013 http://youtu.be/3JMutv7Ckfs
Noordam Ancient Mysteries Cruise 2013 Athens to Istanbul http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsuw4lIba5s
Noordam from Rome to Athens (15 Days May 2013 http://youtu.be/0QaHodKlLXQ
Volendam Sydney to Hong Kong'12 http://youtu.be/ttGCTvOdpHA
Melbourne to Sydney via Tasmania'12 http://youtu.be/InyQ2Bn-bzs
Maasdam S.Caribbean Apr'12 http://youtu.be/ovUTe_pWZ_E
Rotterdam Ancient Discoveries Oct.2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYtVKXPeSJQ
Rotterdam Spanish Charms highlights Nov.2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMTI61gFq9U
Volendam Northern Explorer cruise Japan-Vancouver May 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQgh4_pMEKI
Rotterdam Incan Cruise 2010 Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7jBfyfwtNg
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Volendam S.Pacific Jan 2010
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Celebrity Millennium Au-NZ Cruise video'08
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Statendam Australia-NZ video highlights:
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Statendam Australia-Hong Kong SE Asia Video:
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Statendam WW2 Pacific Cruise 2008 Pt 1 video
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Old July 13th, 2012, 11:02 PM
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I was on the Atlantic Adventurer last October. (It was 45 days long last year.) It was wonderful! I may do it again. The Maasdam is my favorite ship. It is smaller and the crew is outstanding. There was always something going on on sea days, especially the "crossings." Lecturers, cooking lessons, book discussion group. I made some good friends on that trip, and I hope you will too.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Thank you to all who responded. I have contacted my T/A. This deal seems really just too good to be true. Price is about 50 bux per day per person (inside)! Best of all, no white-knuckle 8 hour flights! Can't wait till Oct 19.
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Thank you to all who responded. I have contacted my T/A. This deal seems really just too good to be true. Price is about 50 bux per day per person (inside)! Best of all, no white-knuckle 8 hour flights! Can't wait till Oct 19.
Could you please tell a little more about the price for this cruise. From all I can see, the price looks to be about double your figure.

Thanks a lot, Scott & Karen
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06 Oceania Regata/Amazon…....07 Prinsendam/Grand S. America..07 Regal Princess/Hawaii…........…07 Regal Princess/Hawaii…......07 Maasdam/E. Canada
07 Maasdam/Voyage of Vikings...07 Carnival Conquest/Caribbean...08 Amsterdam/Grand World…..…..08 Amsterdam/Panama Canal..08 Amsterdam/Alaska
08 Amsterdam/Alaska……….…...08 Amsterdam/Grand Asia…..…....09 Prinsendam/Grand S. America..09 Prinsendam/Grand Med.......09 Maasdam/E. Canada
09 Maasdam/E. Canada….…......09 Maasdam/Voyage of Vikings......09 Zaandam/Hawaii........................09 Amsterdam/Panama Canal..10 Amsterdam/Grand World
10 Amsterdam/Grand Asia...........10 Amsterdam/Panama Canal.......11 Amsterdam/Grand World…….....11 Amsterdam/Panama Cana…11 Amsterdam/Alaska
11 Amsterdam/Grand Asia...........11 Amsterdam/Panama Canal…....11 Amsterdam/Caribbean…..….…..11 Amsterdam/Caribbean.........12 Amsterdam/Grand World
12 Amsterdam/Panama Canal.....12 Maasdam/E. Canada.……........12 Maasdam/East USA …..…......…12 Maasdam/Mediterranean.....12 Maasdam/S. Caribbean
12 Maasdam/E. Caribbean….…...12 Maasdam/S. Caribbean……....13 Amsterdam/Grand World............13 Amsterdam/Panama Canal..13 Amsterdam/Alaska
13 Amsterdam/Alaska..................13 Amsterdam/Pacific coast...........14 Amsterdam/Grand World ….......14 Amsterdam/Panama Canal..14 Amsterdam/Alaska
14 Prinsendam/Amazon...............14 Prinsendam/Caribbean…..........15 Prinsendam/Grand S. America..15 Prinsendam/Grand Med.......15 Prinsendam/West. Europe
15 Prinsendam/Baltic...................15 Amsterdam/Inca Empire............15 Amsterdam/Panama Canal........16 Amsterdam/Grand World.....16 Amsterdam/Panama Canal
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Old July 14th, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Could you please tell a little more about the price for this cruise. From all I can see, the price looks to be about double your figure.

Thanks a lot, Scott & Karen
You are correct. Was looking at wrong row of figures. Math works out to $73.00 p/p p/d. Still way below what we normally hope to pay
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You are correct. Was looking at wrong row of figures. Math works out to $73.00 p/p p/d. Still way below what we normally hope to pay
I checked HAL web and multiple on line TA's and the best rate I found is app $3800, which is $90 per day per person. $73.00 is a rate of app $3100, can we have a clearer explanation? Know mentioning specific TA is not allowed, however this is a very large difference. Thanks.
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I checked HAL web and multiple on line TA's and the best rate I found is app $3800, which is $90 per day per person. $73.00 is a rate of app $3100, can we have a clearer explanation? Know mentioning specific TA is not allowed, however this is a very large difference. Thanks.
You are correct....which is why we jumped at this cruise. The basic fare was taken from a HAL 'mariner' special promotion mailing received about two weeks ago. T/A spiced up the deal with their own promo's etc (free specilay resturaunts etc along with nice price reduiution.) Comes to exactly 73 pd pp. This isnt the best deal we've ever received on a HAL cruise but it is in the ballpark
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