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  1. In September HAL announced they are adding the Rock Room to the Koningsdam in December but the HAL website doesn't list it as a venue on that ship Only mentions it is on New Statendam Anyone know what's up with that??
  2. Is anyone still waiting for an inside gty? Thinking of calling HAL to give up my spa inside. What kind of compensation could I ask for?
  3. Both ships are in Half Moon Cay today—perfect weather here!
  4. Is anyone still waiting for an inside gty? Thinking of calling HAL to give up my spa inside. What kind of compensation could I ask for?
  5. Sounds like a fun venue. We don't normally go to the speciality restaurants, but this might be something we would want to do. Do you think it is worth the $30 pp cover charge? HAL stated that is 'come as you are.' What are your dress code suggestions?
  6. We will be sailing on the Koningsdam for the first time next month. I always enjoy finding a quiet place to lay out in the sun on the highest deck on the ship. On deck 12 the Observation deck there is the "Retreat" off of the "Crows Nest". I know there's a charge for the "Retreat" but is there another area on that deck with regular places to lay out? thx
  7. It’s a GORGEOUS morning here in Fort Lauderdale! Such a contrast to yesterday. Most of the drive yesterday was pouring rain. The last couple of hours were awful with rain, dark, traffic, and construction on I 95. We were so happy to get to our AirBnB! The AirBnB is perfect. Score 1 for me. The drive was long. Next time we are flying, cost be damned. Take away point. Letting the teens sleep sleep in since we aren’t scheduled to board until 3:30. We have to vacate the house by noon. That leaves quite a bit of time to fill. Still wondering what we are going to do. DH is out getting me coffee. Love him. Watch us us sail away today. https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ A note: My youngest gets terrible motion sickness. Car drives are usually a nightmare. We invested in ReliefBands and he wore one the entire 2 day drive and NO nausea. I am hoping none of us will have to use Bonine this week.
  8. Nieuw Amsterdam will be at Pier 21 (Starboard to) from 0545-1700. She is doing a 7-day Western Caribbean itinerary. Sunday, December 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, December 3 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Tuesday, December 4 At Sea Wednesday, December 5 Ocho Rios, Jamaica Thursday, December 6 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Friday, December 7 Cozumel, Mexico Saturday, December 8 At Sea Sunday, December 9 Fort Lauderdale, FL Koningsdam will be headed to Freeport for dry dock. She will be at Pier 26 (port to) from 0530-1300 (although ships leaving for dry dock seldom leave on time). It is another busy day in Port Everglades with five ships joining the HAL ones. Adventure OTS will be at pier 29 from 0430-1730, Carnival Conquest at pier 4 from 0615-1600, Crystal Symphony at pier 19 (nice view for Roy) from 0515-1800, Harmony OTS at pier 18 from 0445-1630, and Regal Princess at pier 2 from 0500-1600. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/. Rotterdam will be leaving Tampa for a 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise. She will be in port from 0700-1700. Sunday, December 2 Tampa, FL Monday, December 3 Key West, FL Tuesday, December 4 At Sea Wednesday, December 5 At Sea Thursday, December 6 San Juan, Puerto Rico Friday, December 7 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Saturday, December 8 Antigua Sunday, December 9 St. Lucia Monday, December 10 At Sea Tuesday, December 11 Curacao Wednesday, December 12 Aruba Thursday, December 13 At Sea Friday, December 14 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Saturday, December 15 At Sea Sunday, December 16 Tampa, FL Carnival Miracle will also be in port. The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.porttampawebcam.com/ . Oosterdam will be in Key West from 0800-1600 (https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/). For the addicts: On Monday 3 December Rotterdam will be in Key West from 1100-1800 (https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ ) and Volendam will depart San Diego at 1700 (http://sundiegolive.com/). Next up: Zuiderdam on Wednesday 5 December.
  9. I'm checking the Porteverglades webcam. The Koningsdam just left, isn't it a bit early?
  10. So, can anyone on board now, tell us about the changes within the ship now it’s back afloat again. Assume a great Rolling Stone Rock Room is now in operation, but have they made the casino Non Smoking, like so many requested? This is the one thing which causes me grief at the tables. I have no problem with people having a cigarette on the ship, but when one is so close at the tables it really does get on your chest and in your clothes, which is not pleasant. Maybe a room within the casino where smokers could pop into for a swift ciggie if they need to, would work? Look forward to any news from the ship before we join her in 2019 Cheers everyone 😎
  11. We normally cruise on Princess. Found Good itineraries on Koningsdam. Have a few questions. Does this ship offer a buffet similar to Royal or Regal Princess with numerous food station options? Do they offer in cabin On Demand tv? Movies Under the Stars is fun, does Koningsdam have outdoor evening Movies? Thank you
  12. I entered this request for feedback in the "search" box, but didn't get any information about them. Has anyone been in one of these cabins & could give feedback about their experience? Thanks.
  13. I am new to CC and posted this enquiry just before the close down to re-design CC Forums etc. and cannot find my earlier post or any replies so here goes again. I was diagnosed as a Celiac a few years ago and have done one HAL cruise since my diagnosis so through that and reading many posts on gluten free I am reasonably informed on HAL options generally. But I have found little advice on what gluten free options are available at the Grand Dutch Café and Tamarind on the Koningsdam. I am using the Koningsdam as a guide as we are booked on a cruise to Norway on the Nieuw Statendam (to be commissioned later this year) and I assume it will be able to offer the same as the Koningsdam. Any advice would be welcomed.
  14. Koningsdam will be at Pier 21 (port to) from 0600-1600. She is doing an 11-day Southern Caribbean Seafarer cruise. Wednesday, November 21 Fort Lauderdale, FL Thursday, November 22 At Sea Friday, November 23 At Sea Saturday, November 24 St. Maarten Sunday, November 25 Fort-de-France, Martinique Monday, November 26 St. Lucia Tuesday, November 27 Barbados Wednesday, November 28 Roseau, Dominica Thursday, November 29 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Friday, November 30 At Sea Saturday, December 1 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Sunday, December 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL Also in port are Crystal Serenity at pier 19 from 0500-1800 and the new Celebrity Edge will be departing from pier 25 (where she has been since Monday) at 1600. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ . Next up: Oosterdam on Saturday, November 24.
  15. Cruising on the Koningsdam this coming week. Very excited but have a couple questions. Does anyone know current internet options - has ship been upgraded to three tier ? Also, need advice on what is best way to watch or "stream" a college football game (rivalry week)? Thank you in advance for you help and advice.
  16. Have done Princess Sanctuary once before. Can you tell me about the experience on HAL and current prices if known. We will be on the 9 night cruise departing January 4th. Thanks in advance.
  17. In his 12/4 post, Captain Albert showed the Notes area of Nieuw Statendam being a whisky tasting venue. (Deck 2 between Billboard Onboard and Rolling Stone Rock Room) Today Vict0riann showed the Notes whisky tasting in When & Where. (post #275 on page 7) Could someone on a K-dam post-drydock cruise report if this was added? The space is identical on both ships. This would appeal to DH. TIA.
  18. We have decided to fly to Florida a couple of days before our cruise. Can anyone suggest a good hotel that is reasonable in price but has good quality
  19. Hi, Could someone please confirm on an 11 night Caribbean itinerary on the Koningsdam that the Gala nights should be night 3 & 10? That is what I see on Roger Jett's excellent site but I'm just double checking with the experts here. It's our first time sailing HA :) I want to book Tamarind for the first gala night then we will participate in the second one. This strategy also gives us time to go back because I keep reading how excellent it is!! Thanks kindly.
  20. Does anyone happen to have copies of recent "dailies"--the news sheets or daily guides for Koningsdam to the S. Caribbean? It would be so helpful to see the list of things to do for daily planning, ie. when to schedule massages, do wine tastings/culinary class, et cetera! Thanks for any help here! C/B
  21. November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the armistice to end what was then called "The Great War". Whether you call this day Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, or Veteran's Day, it is the time to give special recognition to all the people who have served in the military. November 11th brings six cruise ships to Port Everglades. Koningsdam will be at Pier 26 (Port to) from 0430-1700. She is embarking on a 10-day Southern Caribbean Seafarer cruise. Sunday, November 11 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, November 12 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Tuesday, November 13 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands Wednesday, November 14 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic Thursday, November 15 At Sea Friday, November 16 Bonaire Saturday, November 17 Curacao Sunday, November 18 Aruba Monday, November 19 At Sea Tuesday, November 20 At Sea Wednesday, November 21 Fort Lauderdale, FL Nieuw Amsterdam will be at Pier 19 (Starboard to) from 0515-1700. She is headed out on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise which includes Nassau, a port HAL visits infrequently. Sunday, November 11 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, November 12 Nassau, Bahamas Tuesday, November 13 At Sea Wednesday, November 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday, November 15 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Friday, November 16 At Sea Saturday, November 17 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Sunday, November 18 Fort Lauderdale, FL Also in port are Regal Princess at Pier 2 (0500-1600), Caribbean Princess at Pier 4 (0530-1600), Independence OTS at Pier 18 (0445-1700), and Majesty OTS at Pier 29 (0415-1600). The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com . Eurodam will be in San Diego departing at 1700 ( webcam - sundiegolive.com). For the addicts: On Monday, November12 Nieuw Amsterdam will be in Nassau 0800-1600 ( https://www.portnassauwebcam.com) and Prinsendam in St. Maarten 0800-1700 (https://www.portstmaartenwebcam.com ). Next up: Zuiderdam on Wednesday the 14th.
  22. I know I have seen mentions and photos of these balances here, but can not find them in a search. Do people find the larger balcony makes up for the solid railing?
  23. We have booked a midwinter cruise to the Caribbean on board the Koningsdam. One of the features I associate with HAL is the beautiful teak-wood promenade that completely encompasses the promenade deck without interruption. DW and I have walked off many an overindulgence by strolling the promenade deck. The pdf of the Promenade Deck on the Koningsdam appears either (1) to get blocked off in the aft sections of both the port and starboard side or (2) to narrow down to a width that wouldn't accommodate two walking abreast. I trust that some denizen of CCland will be kind and gracious enough to enlighten me. I've also noticed that the Koningsdam's Sports Deck has a running/jogging track. I can't recall ever encountering a runner or jogger on the Promenade Deck. Is that forbidden? Thanks!
  24. Has anyone had 4 people 2 adults and 2 kids in a Vista Suite? I would do Signature or Neptune but that is not available for 4 guest at this time. Hoping things will change.
  25. Are these places free? And I heard there is a Dutch Cafe where the drinks cost, but the sweets are free. Is that true?
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