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Old November 10th, 2004, 10:23 PM
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Default Some other Maasdam observations

A few other things I thought of. The stateroom had the old hair dryer permanently mounted in the bathroom. It also had a portable 220 Volt hair dryer. DW claims it's powerful. We stuck it out the window and pointed it towards the Caribbean Sea. It's now the Caribbean Pond.

Dutch night was Friday night. However, the selections were standard dining room fare, no Dutch selections. Someone claimed that the Maasdam had a new chef for this cruise. I don't remember exactly what was on the menu, as we ate at the Pinnacle. Just remember thinking that nothing looked any different than what I had already seen.

They had NE cruise items at 75% off. I didn't bring enough workout clothes, so I bought a NE/Canada shirt for $2.99.

I enjoyed the Wajang theater, but could have used more leg room. The popcorn seems to be made early in the day. It was always cold.

I liked having the Java Cafe, but it seemed underutilized. That deck does not get a lot of activity during the day, when the Cafe is open.
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Old November 10th, 2004, 10:38 PM
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Orcrone....


Do you have your "Who's Aboard" they gave out the last night in place of daily program? If you do, would you check to see who was your Exec Chef.....was Chef Franz (tall, broad gentleman, red hair-beard) still aboard? I'm very curious if he is still there. Thanks if you are able to verify.
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Old November 10th, 2004, 10:45 PM
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Orcrone....


Do you have your "Who's Aboard" they gave out the last night in place of daily program? If you do, would you check to see who was your Exec Chef.....was Chef Franz (tall, broad gentleman, red hair-beard) still aboard? I'm very curious if he is still there. Thanks if you are able to verify.
Sail,

The exec chef is Martin Groenendijk (glad I don't have to pronouce that).
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3/7/2010 - Costa Fortuna
1/6/2013 - Norwegian Dawn
3/27/2014 - Norwegian Sun

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8/23/2009 - Grand Bahia Principe, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Old November 10th, 2004, 10:46 PM
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One other thing. After hearing about the small 'half' lobster tail on formal night I ordered two. Each entree arrived with two lobster tails, quite generous indeed. So I was obligated to have four tails that night.
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12/14/2008 - NCL Pearl
3/7/2010 - Costa Fortuna
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Thanks, Orcrone.
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One other thing. After hearing about the small 'half' lobster tail on formal night I ordered two. Each entree arrived with two lobster tails, quite generous indeed. So I was obligated to have four tails that night.
And I'm sure you did your duty, swallowed your pride - and all 4 tails!

-dave
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Old November 11th, 2004, 09:53 AM
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Thanks, Orcrone.
You're very welcome.
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12/14/2008 - NCL Pearl
3/7/2010 - Costa Fortuna
1/6/2013 - Norwegian Dawn
3/27/2014 - Norwegian Sun

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10/11/2014 - Norwegian Sun (Panama Canal)

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2/14/2005 - Sandals Negril, Jamaica
6/21/2006 - Barcelo Maya, Mexico
11/29/2006 - Sandals Negril, Jamaica
1/10/2009 - Coco View Roatan, Honduras - Scuba Diving
8/23/2009 - Grand Bahia Principe, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
11/14/2009 - Barracuda Hotel Cozumel, Mexico - Scuba Diving
5/8/2010 - Coco View Roatan, Honduras - Scuba Diving
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Old November 11th, 2004, 09:54 AM
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Sounds as though HAL is hearing all our complaints the last couple of months about the 1/2 lobster tails. Even on our cruise we each got 2 nice size tails.
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And I'm sure you did your duty, swallowed your pride - and all 4 tails!

-dave
Ate them so quick that it wasn't until after the second tail that I realized I was also eating the shells.
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1/1990 - RCCL Song of America
4/13/2003 - Carnival Inspiration
10/30/2004 - HAL Maasdam
3/26/2005 - HAL Zuiderdam
12/2/2007 - Carnival Valor
12/14/2008 - NCL Pearl
3/7/2010 - Costa Fortuna
1/6/2013 - Norwegian Dawn
3/27/2014 - Norwegian Sun

Future Cruises
10/11/2014 - Norwegian Sun (Panama Canal)

Land Vacations
06/22/1998 - Sandals Negril, Jamaica
2/14/2005 - Sandals Negril, Jamaica
6/21/2006 - Barcelo Maya, Mexico
11/29/2006 - Sandals Negril, Jamaica
1/10/2009 - Coco View Roatan, Honduras - Scuba Diving
8/23/2009 - Grand Bahia Principe, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
11/14/2009 - Barracuda Hotel Cozumel, Mexico - Scuba Diving
5/8/2010 - Coco View Roatan, Honduras - Scuba Diving
11/30/2010 - Barcelo Maya, Mexico

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Looking forward to the lobster. 8 more days
Susan
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