Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Holland America Line
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Holland America Line
Read thousands of Holland America Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best Holland America Cruise Deals

How to Organize a Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle (Meet & Greet) on Board Your Holland America Cruise

NEW! Find Your HOLLAND AMERICA Roll Call

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old September 10th, 2012, 12:24 PM
innlady1's Avatar
innlady1 innlady1 is online now
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Greater Boston
Posts: 15,275
Default

I just saw a post on my Facebook page with a photo of the Maasdam with a huge plate on the bow...I wondered what it was! Then came here and found out!
__________________

Sheila
"innlady1"
innlady1@gmail.com
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #42  
Old September 10th, 2012, 12:46 PM
aliaschief's Avatar
aliaschief aliaschief is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 13,142
Default

No Engineer here. Any speculation how long the ship could sail with this temporary plating fix before having to be taken out of service for repairs?
__________________
Booked cruises:
MS Eurodam-18 day Viking Passage-Copenhagen to NYC August 27, 2014
MS Ryndam-Nov. 30, 2014, Western Caribbean
MS Oosterdam-36 day Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific- Vancouver Apr 5, 2015
Past Cruises
MS Nieuw Amsterdam, Dec 8, 2013, Eastern Caribbean
MS Eurodam, October 12, Atlantic Coast Repositioning
MS Veendam, Jan 10, 2013, Valpairaiso, Antarctica, Buenes Aires
MS Noordam, Nov 16, 2012, Turkeys At Sea
MS Nieuw Amsterdam, Jan 2, 2012, Caribbean
MS Zuiderdam, Caribbean/Panama Canal Nov 25, 2011
MS Rotterdam- May 17, 2011,Transatlantic FL to Rotterdam
MS Ryndam-Dec 5, 10 Western Caribbean
Eurodam- 12Dec09- Eastern Caribbean
Maasdam - 10 Oct 09 Repositioning (The Foliagers aka the Lost Leaves)
Maasdam - 8 May 09 Repositioning (The Repos)
Noordam - 18 Oct 08 Southern Caribbean
Oosterdam - 3 Nov 07 Mexican Riviera
Volendam - 8 June 07 Hubbard Glacier Discovery
Reply With Quote

  #43  
Old September 10th, 2012, 12:51 PM
mamaofami's Avatar
mamaofami mamaofami is online now
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Displaced New Yorker
Posts: 15,068
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by innlady1 View Post
I just saw a post on my Facebook page with a photo of the Maasdam with a huge plate on the bow...I wondered what it was! Then came here and found out!
Sheila, I looked on the Facebook page and didn't see anything. Where did you see it?
__________________
Carol


Royal Viking Star 6/90 Bermuda
** Veendam 11/29/03 WesternCaribbean
Statendam 6/20/04 Alaska ** Statendam 6/27/04 Alaska
Zuiderdam 11/13/04 Eastern Caribbean **
Rotterdam 2/14/05 Panama Canal
Zuiderdam 11/12/05 Southern Caribbean
Noordam 2/7/07 EasternCaribbean
** Noordam 2/6/08 Eastern Caribbean
Eurodam 8/29/08 NYC 3 day Inaugural Cruise
Maasdam 1/28/11 Southern Caribbean
** Maasdam 6/11/11 N. Eng/Canada
Maasdam 1/13/12 Southern Caribbean
**Veendam 6/17/12 Bermuda
Maasdam 4/22/ 13 Eastern Caribbean
Reply With Quote

  #44  
Old September 10th, 2012, 01:27 PM
SusanSmithJr SusanSmithJr is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Portland
Posts: 165
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazy Kruizers View Post
I certainly will not!!

Congratulations on getting to 11,000 posts.
I can't get above a hundred. I get close, I think I'm over, and then all my posts are redacted. Back down to about 80.
Reply With Quote

  #45  
Old September 10th, 2012, 01:31 PM
CtheW0rld CtheW0rld is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,132
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SusanSmithJr View Post
I can't get above a hundred. I get close, I think I'm over, and then all my posts are redacted. Back down to about 80.
i've wondered if the post count decreases when the post gets deleted. now i know. i should be well over 10,000
Reply With Quote

  #46  
Old September 10th, 2012, 03:23 PM
cruz chic's Avatar
cruz chic cruz chic is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Alberta
Posts: 12,674
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CtheW0rld View Post
i've wondered if the post count decreases when the post gets deleted. now i know. i should be well over 10,000
I'm pretty sure it does.
__________________
cruzchic2 at yahoo dot com

4 Star mariner on HAL/Elite on Princess

Reply With Quote

  #47  
Old September 10th, 2012, 03:25 PM
jtl513's Avatar
jtl513 jtl513 is offline
20,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Space Coast FL
Posts: 21,545
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CtheW0rld View Post
i've wondered if the post count decreases when the post gets deleted. now i know. i should be well over 10,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by lorekauf View Post
I'm pretty sure it does.
Yes.
Reply With Quote

  #48  
Old September 10th, 2012, 05:13 PM
jmps jmps is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Chicago Area
Posts: 1,125
Default

We are in Quebec on a land vacation and were suprised to see the Massdam in port this morning. We watched the repair. TheY were welding and painting at rapid rate. It was a thirty foot section right behind the name on the bow that was damaged. A passenger said the hit the dock in Montreal. The ship did leave at 3:30 looking good as new.

Last edited by jmps; September 10th, 2012 at 05:23 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #49  
Old September 10th, 2012, 05:34 PM
g&gtravel g&gtravel is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 96
Default Red Foliage.....Is this early?

Despite the incidents that took place on the Maasdam, I wish all passengers a pleasant stay in Quebec. It's not very hot today but you will be the first to enjoy autumn colors (foliage turn red actually!).
Welcome to Quebec city !

************************************************** ******

Holacanada, thanks for your local information. Regarding seeing red foliage already, is this early for the season or about average? We will be there in 26 days. What should we expect to see in early Oct?
Thanks, g
Reply With Quote

  #50  
Old September 10th, 2012, 06:28 PM
sail7seas sail7seas is offline
Charter Member - 5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 64,784
Default

Our local forecasters in Boston are saying peak colors will be 'about average dates' this year. Montreal and Quebec City will likely be past peak 26 days from now though maybe some color still visible. As you go south, you will see more color with Boston area maybe flirting with peak the last third of the month in October.

__________________
<img src=http://www.hollandamerica.com/images/5starMariner.gif border=0 alt= />

sail7seas7 At yahoo .com
Please put CruiseCritic in Subject Line
Reply With Quote

  #51  
Old September 10th, 2012, 06:39 PM
Krazy Kruizers's Avatar
Krazy Kruizers Krazy Kruizers is offline
50,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 82,619
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmps View Post
We are in Quebec on a land vacation and were suprised to see the Massdam in port this morning. We watched the repair. TheY were welding and painting at rapid rate. It was a thirty foot section right behind the name on the bow that was damaged. A passenger said the hit the dock in Montreal. The ship did leave at 3:30 looking good as new.
Thank you for the update.

Just glad that no one was injured.
__________________
Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement!
Far, far too many cruises to list.
Reply With Quote

  #52  
Old September 10th, 2012, 07:17 PM
innlady1's Avatar
innlady1 innlady1 is online now
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Greater Boston
Posts: 15,275
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamaofami View Post
Sheila, I looked on the Facebook page and didn't see anything. Where did you see it?
Someone posted it to a FB friend...perhaps not one of your FB friends so you wouldn't see it.
__________________

Sheila
"innlady1"
innlady1@gmail.com
Reply With Quote

  #53  
Old September 10th, 2012, 07:31 PM
KNOT2L82SAIL's Avatar
KNOT2L82SAIL KNOT2L82SAIL is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: southern CA, Inland Empire
Posts: 1,500
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by innlady1 View Post
Someone posted it to a FB friend...perhaps not one of your FB friends so you wouldn't see it.
Are you able to copy it from FB and post the picture here? I have googled and "bing"ed. and cannot find any stories on the accident.
__________________


Sailed 9-19-08 Veendam to Alaksa
Sailed 8-29-09 Maasdam -Boston Historic Coast
Sailed 12-05-11 Amsterdam -Full transit Panama Canal
Sailed 12-05-12 Amsterdam- Panama Canal again!
Reply With Quote

  #54  
Old September 10th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Copper10-8's Avatar
Copper10-8 Copper10-8 is offline
20,000+ Club
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: City of Angels, CA
Posts: 21,530
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by innlady1 View Post
Someone posted it to a FB friend...perhaps not one of your FB friends so you wouldn't see it.
Nah, she's a friend also, however that pic has been taken down
__________________
Total days onboard:
Holland America Line: 1,005
Royal Caribbean International: 83
Princess Cruise Line: 31
Cunard Line: 15
Carnival Cruise Line: 10


Semper Fi!
Reply With Quote

  #55  
Old September 11th, 2012, 05:48 AM
QuebecCityLocal QuebecCityLocal is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Default

Someone uploaded this pic to a weather site.



Reply With Quote

  #56  
Old September 11th, 2012, 07:38 AM
Krazy Kruizers's Avatar
Krazy Kruizers Krazy Kruizers is offline
50,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 82,619
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuebecCityLocal View Post
Someone uploaded this pic to a weather site.




Great picture!!

Thank you for sharing.

Gives us a better idea of the amount of damage down to the ship.
__________________
Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement!
Far, far too many cruises to list.
Reply With Quote

  #57  
Old September 11th, 2012, 08:16 AM
holacanada's Avatar
holacanada holacanada is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Quebec city
Posts: 445
Default

Hello Fellow cruisers,

No longer able to know that the Maasdam was being repaired in the port of Quebec, I did not hesitate to jump on the first bus came to realize live on the extent of damage. Here's what I gathered from some passengers.

First, that the ship was damaged in the Port of Mtl while strong winds and currents have moved strongly on the docks. This has resulted in a hole in the hull right front. The shock hit mainly 3 cabins and water could rush there in the open sea (high seas). - At the height of the first bridge built for PAX, I think it is the Promenade Deck.

I saw with my own eyes a team of mechanics place a large piece of metal on the Hull on thι afternoon. This is a temporary of course. Maasdam require good repair. I know nothing about cruises scheduled thereafter.
It could be that the Maasdam Quebec remains today (Tuesday, September 11) as another problem ad in the East with Hurricane Leslie.

Misfortune When you tell me ... Although some passengers kept telling me that Quebec is a beautiful city, a nice place to stay "stuck" at unexpected.

Personally it has happened to me ... While in Venice ..! (Another great place to be stick isn' it) The Niew Amsterdam at Thatcher Time on l'y had 3 weeks as a cruise ship ofand we waited a piece (it should not be a bolt) for radio navigation, radar Supp. in fact. So 2 more days, 2 feet in the water on St. Mark's Square (the water level was particularly high).

During my first Atlantic crossing, we made a stop as helicopter bring us a mecanical part off Florida. These maneuvers always spectacular ..!

That is why I often go on a cruise alone because I hate to scare my friend (s)!

Havι ΰ good Day !

Holacanada be on the Westerdam in 87 days, 18 hours and 31 minutes.

PS: I might post some pictures when I get back from work, my students wait ...!
__________________
RWD <—
Noordam — Southern Caribeean / 10 days — November 2008 / ex Fort Lauderdale and back
Noordam — Trans Atlantic / 16 days — April 2009 / ex Fort Lauderdale - Rome.
Volendam — Pan Pacific / 17 days — September 2009 / ex Vancouver - Kobe.
Westerdam — Western Caribeean / 7 days — December 2009 / ex Fort Lauderdale and back
Niew Amsterdam — Mediterranean Empires / 12 days — September 2010 / ex Venice and back
Volendam — Asia Explorer / 18 days — April 2011 / ex Singapore - Kobe.
Zuiderdam — Panama Canal Sunfarer / 11 days — December 2011 / ex Ft Lauderdale and back
Westerdam — Eastern & Western Caribeean / 14 days — December 2012 / ex Fort Lauderdale and back – Collector Cruises (7 days /7 days).
Noordam — So. Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer / 21 days — November 2013 / ex Fort Lauderdale and back – Collector Cruises (11 days /10 days).

FF —>
Veendam — Canada & NE Discovery / 7 days — July 2014 / ex Quebec City - Boston.
Oosterdam — South Pacific Crossing / 22 days — April 2015 / ex Sydney - Vancouver.

Last edited by holacanada; September 11th, 2012 at 08:23 AM. Reason: translations corrections
Reply With Quote

  #58  
Old September 11th, 2012, 10:48 AM
geocruiser's Avatar
geocruiser geocruiser is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,495
Default

Wow that looks big! I am glad that (like all ways) HAL is putting safty first and making the repair.
__________________




Cruise Countdown Tickers
Reply With Quote

  #59  
Old September 11th, 2012, 10:58 AM
sail7seas sail7seas is offline
Charter Member - 5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 64,784
Default

This photo of the crew making repairs reminds of something I forget too often.
When we think 'crew', many of us primarily think of the steward who makes our bed, the steward who serves our dinner, the bartender or steward or serves our drinks, security crew on the gangway and those handsome officers walking around in their starched white formal jackets.

We forget about the sailors who paint the ship, drive the tenders, process the trash, the upholsterers, clean the engine and even weld steel sheets to the hull when there is damage to the ship.

I like to be reminded of the 'WHOLE CREW' and not just those we personally interact with.

JMO....
__________________
<img src=http://www.hollandamerica.com/images/5starMariner.gif border=0 alt= />

sail7seas7 At yahoo .com
Please put CruiseCritic in Subject Line

Last edited by sail7seas; September 11th, 2012 at 11:00 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #60  
Old September 11th, 2012, 11:09 AM
CtheW0rld CtheW0rld is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,132
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by sail7seas View Post
This photo of the crew making repairs reminds of something I forget too often.
When we think 'crew', many of us primarily think of the steward who makes our bed, the steward who serves our dinner, the bartender or steward or serves our drinks, security crew on the gangway and those handsome officers walking around in their starched white formal jackets.

We forget about the sailors who paint the ship, drive the tenders, process the trash, the upholsterers, clean the engine and even weld steel sheets to the hull when there is damage to the ship.

I like to be reminded of the 'WHOLE CREW' and not just those we personally interact with.

JMO....
well said
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.