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  1. I'm wondering if the 2 ships sold but not delivered to CMV yet were being taken back by CCL. If so, they could be candidates. Pacific Aria is sitting with other CCL ships now
  2. Interesting that Pacific Aria (former Ryndam) is there with the CCL ships. Maybe she wants to come home after almost being a CMV ship 🙂
  3. Appears Oosterdam is heading through the Canal. Wondering what her destination is as no HAL ships moored in Caribbean.
  4. Very sad the Pacific Princess is as loved by Princess people as Prinsendam was to HAL passengers
  5. This was posted on Facebook this morning- really touched my heart.
  6. I know- I can dream though? Those were such great days- miss them a lot.
  7. Could it be that the Van der Vorm family bought them to start a new line? The do still own the HAL name on their businesses. They made billions selling their eyewear company to Luxoticca. 🙂
  8. Saw a picture of Aegean Majesty- looked like name was quickly stensiled over Veendam. Wondering if the name is temporary Maasdam moved to Piraeus and supposedly is being handed over to new owners (still unknown). Makes me wonder if venture capital bought the ships on spec.
  9. I'm wondering if a Venture Capital group bought the ships and is marketing them for long term lease. If so maybe CCL should have looked in the same direction as they did with Thompson with former Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam.
  10. Adds to the mystery and confusion. Why Bermuda?
  11. The buyer of both ships was originally reported in press to be Blue Seas Cruises but said the operator was unnamed. Their website says they will have 3 ships and offer zodiaks.
  12. From Liam Cusack on FB a quote from a Greek newspaper: "Veendam has been in the port of Katakolo since Monday, where its renovation works continue. The ship, according to its data in Marine Traffic, will be renamed Aegean Majesty while, despite the intense rumors, its new company is still unknown.Of course, in the coming months we will know the new owners and the program of the ship." Makes sense as Maasdam is also in Greece
  13. I haven't been on one of the new ships but after seeing a lot of pictures it appears the art has gone in a new direction. If CCL is selling the art with the ships likely they want to move to a more modern art approach from the classic/antique style. I could see that on the VIsta and Signature ships however was more of a blend of both (the very odd benches on Oosterdam come to mind). My guess is that they want to leave the traditional "ocean liner" feel to Cunard.
  14. New HAL President has been named https://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/topics/news/gus-antorcha-named-president-of-holland-america-line/?fbclid=IwAR28ercMyuHiBnpQ5r6AUDNeLO3UgaPDjG0rCVr7hBRnnhYqcVVbbSzzIBw
  15. I needed this with everything that is going on right now across the US. Many years ago on former Nieuw Amsterdam CD David DeHavilland would play this song over the PA speakers on deck at sail away with passengers at the rail singing along. Crowds in the terminal waving and streamers flying. Wonderful memories!
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