HAL drydock sched. for 2014

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#1
Ontario
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I have;
Maasdam Jan. 3-17
Westerdam Apr. 5-21
Veendam April 14-21
Volendam Dec. 8-21

Anyone know of any other dates?
Thanks
Bobpell
#3
California
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Joined Mar 2011
Well we are on the Westerdam April 14-28, for a Panama Canal repo. I think the drydock is right before this in the Bahamas after the Caribbean season is over.
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#4
Space Coast FL
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Originally posted by kangforpres
Well we are on the Westerdam April 14-28, for a Panama Canal repo. I think the drydock is right before this in the Bahamas after the Caribbean season is over.
Right - the schedule gap now seems to be Apr 6>14. Are you sure you don't sail on the 15th?
#5
Space Coast FL
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Originally posted by jtl513
THIS THREAD says Ryndam, either Mar 23-Apr 6 OR Nov 16-29
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According to cruisetimetables.com the schedule gap is Mar 24>Apr 5
#6
City of Angels, CA
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Originally posted by bobpell
I have;
Maasdam Jan. 3-17
Westerdam Apr. 5-21
Veendam April 14-21
Volendam Dec. 8-21

Anyone know of any other dates?
Thanks
Bobpell

14-20 OCT 2013 Prinsendam Pireaus
05-17 DEC 2013 Amsterdam San Francisco
08-17 DEC 2013 Eurodam Freeport
03-16 JAN 2014 Maasdam Freeport
05-14 APR 2014 Westerdam Freeport
14-21 APR 2014 Veendam Freeport
16-29 NOV 2014 Ryndam Freeport
08-21 DEC 2014 Volendam Singapore
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#7
California
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yea it's April 15th, not the 14th for the Panama Canal cruise. So drydock should end on the 14th.

Any info on where the drydocks are performed? I know the Amsterdam will have its done in San Francisco this December.

-Paul
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#8
Wisconsin
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Originally posted by kangforpres
yea it's April 15th, not the 14th for the Panama Canal cruise. So drydock should end on the 14th.

Any info on where the drydocks are performed? I know the Amsterdam will have its done in San Francisco this December.

-Paul
Look at the post above! Copper 10-8 lists it as Freeport.
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#9
Space Coast FL
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Originally posted by Copper10-8
14-20 OCT 2013 Prinsendam Pireaus
05-17 DEC 2013 Amsterdam San Francisco
08-17 DEC 2013 Eurodam Freeport
03-16 JAN 2014 Maasdam Freeport
05-14 APR 2014 Westerdam Freeport
14-21 APR 2014 Veendam Freeport
16-29 NOV 2014 Ryndam Freeport
08-21 DEC 2014 Volendam Singapore
HAL site says Ryndam does two 7-day West Caribbean Nov 16 to 23 and 23 to 30:
http://www.hollandamerica.com/find-c...oyageCode=R480
and she appears to be "nowhere" Mar 24 to Apr 5. She disembarks passengers in Tampa on Mar 23 and next embarks them in Port Everglades on Apr 6.
#10
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Originally posted by jtl513
HAL site says Ryndam does two 7-day West Caribbean Nov 16 to 23 and 23 to 30:
http://www.hollandamerica.com/find-c...oyageCode=R480
and she appears to be "nowhere" Mar 24 to Apr 5. She disembarks passengers in Tampa on Mar 23 and next embarks them in Port Everglades on Apr 6.
John,
What does dry dock involve basically ?
Is it just cleaning and fixing stuff on the ship. We'll sail the Eurodam 45 days after dry dock. Does that mean we gonna have a brand new ship ? LoL
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#11
Space Coast FL
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Originally posted by Thebes
What does dry dock involve basically ?
Is it just cleaning and fixing stuff on the ship.
Yes, maintenance inside and outside for "routine" 7-day dry docks. For longer ones there are sometimes structural changes - adding cabins, revamping public areas, etc. Since the E-dam's is 11 days there may be a little more than routine but less than major work done. Copper10-8/John may have some information about that.
#12
California
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Joined Mar 2011
The Amsterdam Dec. 2013 drydock will be at BAE Systems San Francisco. There is a park near the shipyard and I will try to get some pictures and post on CC

A "drydock" is usually longer the 7 days since the ship is completely taken out of the water so everything under the waterline can be worked on.

-Paul
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#14
City of Angels, CA
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Originally posted by jtl513
HAL site says Ryndam does two 7-day West Caribbean Nov 16 to 23 and 23 to 30:
http://www.hollandamerica.com/find-c...oyageCode=R480
and she appears to be "nowhere" Mar 24 to Apr 5. She disembarks passengers in Tampa on Mar 23 and next embarks them in Port Everglades on Apr 6.
RYDM's drydock is now 23 MAR - 06 APR 14 in Freeport! How's that?
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#15
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Originally posted by Thebes
John,
What does dry dock involve basically ?
Is it just cleaning and fixing stuff on the ship. We'll sail the Eurodam 45 days after dry dock. Does that mean we gonna have a brand new ship ? LoL
This has been discussed extensively on the boards. The main purpose is below the waterline work, painting and so on as well as major interior work like engine work. It can also include lots of "soft" work like carpet replacement, etc. Sometimes major structure stuff or redesigns have been done, but there hasn't been any discussions of new ideas, other than adding Retreat Cabanas on the Vistas.

Occasionally other critical work like galley equipment repair, nav equipment repair or replacement and other items that can't be done under way.
#17
Space Coast FL
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Originally posted by Bayako
One travel agent told me, she will not be going to Singapore Drydock in 2014. What a disappointment!
Then where is she between Dec 8 and 21? HAL has nothing scheduled. I think your TA is wrong.
#19
San Diego, California
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How about Lady "O"? I'm taking her next July and was hoping for a spruced up gal.
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#20
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Originally posted by jtl513
Then where is she between Dec 8 and 21? HAL has nothing scheduled. I think your TA is wrong.
Volendam entered drydock in Singapore yesterday (8th December).

Go to Marine Traffic -

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/home

and type in Volendam under the vessels dropdown.

Cheers,

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