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  1. We did a 24 day cruise in July and we were very happy. Still the traditional ship we like and yes trio in the ocean bar as well as a pianist who was outstanding. Trio were good for dancing We didn’t find any issues with staffing levels other than they rotated the staff through different venues including the dining room so if you found ones you liked you couldn’t stay with them. We found some of the dining staff disinterested (very slow to serve) and when after a few nights at different tables we found a good team only to find after a week they got moved. Same in ocean bar -had great staff but they got moved at the half way point of the cruise and replacement staff just stood around and didn’t serve anyone. Literally guests were leaving and going to the piano bar to get drinks and come back. But for all that if you like traditional cruising it was great and I wouldn’t hesitate to sail on Veendam again.
  2. Hi Jim - thanks so much for all your trouble and the information and photos you have uploaded. It is really appreciated. My husband can’t believe someone actually on the ship has replied! Would it be possible to get a photo of a daily Where and When? Even just the one page which shows the times of entertainment in each venue which is usually in a box on the third page or thereabouts.
  3. Thanks so much for all the information. My husband and I enjoy dancing and I know HAL has progressively removed ocean bar entertainment (well suitable for dance anyway) and crows nest has also been changed on their new ships. I booked Veendam as they still had the traditional layout and gambled on this remaining after dry dock. So really pleased to hear ocean bar is intact with pianist and/or Neptune trio each night! Really appreciate your help.
  4. Thank you so much for the photos. Do they still have the ocean bar musicians (Neptune trio I think they are called) performing sets each night and the band in crows nest?
  5. Is there anyone on board the Veendam now she is out of dry dock who can advise what work was done? I am on her for a Mediterranean cruise in June and just hoping they haven’t made and significant changes to the layout. If anyone has a photo of a daily schedule from the first post dry dock cruise that would be wonderfully helpful too.
  6. Is there anyone on board the Veendam now she is out of dry dick who can advise what work was done? I am on her for a Mediterranean cruise in June and just hoping they haven’t made and significant changes to the layout. If anyone has a photo of a daily schedule from the first post dry dock cruise that would be wonderfully helpful too.
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