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    Alaska so far!

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  1. Looking forward to following your cruise around Australia. We will be joining the Maasdam on November 16 for a 17 day cruise up the Queensland coast and a few islands off New Guinea. So looking forward to it as for a bit it looked like we would have to cancel due to medical issues. Although we are Australian, still looking forward to visiting places in Queensland we have not been to previously. Also looking forward to cruising on the Maasdam as we have not cruised on her before. Enjoy your cruise!
  2. I just realised I met you on the Volendam three years ago on the repositioning cruise from Vancouver to Hong Kong! We had a little craft group going and you were knitting. I was doing patchwork. Enjoying your posts but have a lot of catching up to do.
  3. Thanks for the info, John. We'll be on the Maasdam in November so looking forward to this classy-looking bag!
  4. Your wonderful photos bring back lovely photos of our leaving Vancouver on the Volendam in 2016. Looking forward to your posts and photos!
  5. I don't find it at all tedious - maybe I don't travel enough! I'm usually too excited to find it a problem and I think how lucky I am to be going somewhere. If anything, I have trouble paring it down - just in case.
  6. My understanding is that the Maasdam is in Northern Asia at present.
  7. We had an aft facing cabin on the Eurodam and I would only say, avoid Deck 8 if possible because of noise on the pool deck late at night. At least this was our experience in 2013. Otherwise I would say go for it - loved looking to see where we had been!
  8. I will be following along too, partly because we will be doing our first Maasdam cruise in November. Have a great time.
  9. Yes, there were on demand movies as far as I can remember.
  10. I agree - new TVs! We were on the Zuiderdam last year and the TVs were all new. New stateroom couches would be good too.
  11. We had a stern cabin on Deck 8 on the Eurodam. Lovely cabin, but we found the noise of deck chairs being moved very loud, especially at 1.00 am. We let the office know and we had no further problems.
  12. We are considering a cruise on the Maasdam later in the year and are wondering about entertainment on board. Are there shows in the Lounge? We know about the lectures etc which should be very interesting, but I read somewhere else where someone complained about the lack of entertainment. Can someone who has recently been on the Maasdam tell me about it, please?
  13. We are also from Australia. Our first cruise to Alaska was on the Zaandam in 2007, after a Rocky Mountaineer package. We loved it so much we've been cruising ever since. Our second cruise to Alaska was on the Volendam (our third cruise on her) on a repositioning cruise to Asia. Love the Volendam for its size and comfort - just hope we can do another cruise on her one day.
  14. Looking forward to your next WC - not that I want to wish our lives away. I have loved following your postings because of your style of writing. All the best
  15. On a cruise to NZ a few years ago, it was decided after some passengers had gone ashore at Akaroa to stop tendering (just before we were to board one) but we had to stay in the harbour most of the day to wait for the passengers who had gone ashore. Fortunately, we managed to get to Akaroa on the Noordam in February/March this year and a lovely little place it was.
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