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  1. today is Fragrance Day ms Eurodam Pacific Ocean Destination Puerto V ms Koningsdam Atlantic Ocean east of Puerto Rico ms Nieuw Amsterdam Laid Up west of Great Stirru Bahamas ms Nieuw Statendam Laid Up west of Great Stirru Bahamas ms Oosterdam at anchor off Cabo San Lucas M ms Rotterdam Parked Puerto Vallarta MX ms Veendam Laid Up west of Great Stirru Bahamas ms Volendam canceled ms Zaandam with Pax Pacific Oce Off Chile ms Zuiderdam Laid Up west of Great Stirru Bahamas Eastern Hemisphere: ms Amsterdam with pax at sea Indian Ocean Fremantle ms Maasdam with pax at sea Indian Ocean Honolulu svc call ms Noordam at sea Hauraki Sea east of Auckland NZ ms Westerdam at sea Pacific Ocean destin Puerto Vallarta MX Maasdam update from HAL Amsterdam update from HAL
  2. today is Something on a Stick Day and Weed Appreciation Day Grand Bahama Anchorage Nieuw Amsterdam Nieuw Statendam Veendam Volendam Zuiderdam At Sea Atlantic Koningsdam east of Suriname destination Fortaleza Brazil eta 3/31 San Diego CA Maasdam disembarking Passengers Puerto Vallarta MX Eurodam At Sea Pacific Amsterdam destination Durban South Africa eta 4/5 Noordam destination San Diego CA eta 4/24 Oosterdam destination Puerto Vallarta eta 3/29 Rotterdam off Toboga Island Panama Zaandam (with Passengers) off Toboga Island Panama Westerdam off Baja Mexico destination Puerta Vallarta
  3. DH wants to bring a 6 pack of Pepsi on our next cruise, which is on HAL Nieuw Amsterdam. As we understand it, they do not carry Pepsi, only Coke products. Does anyone know if this is allowed? Thanks.
  4. Captain says "To CC, on behalf of all of us on Nieuw Amsterdam, take care and see you in November"
  5. Thank you Captain and Nieuw Amsterdam. You win the longest toot of the year! Wishing you and your crew the best.
  6. Farewell, Nieuw Amsterdam. Is she heading away now, and not going to the Grand Bahama Bank? Has she already collected crew to take home?
  7. We just returned from May 7-14, 2016 Alaska cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam. We decided to book a fully obstructed cabin, knowing we just need to see some daylight in our room and would be on other decks of the ship a lot. We were pleasantly surprised with our view in HH 4127: This is at the back of a lifeboat. Note that there are three taller tenders on each side of the ship that would obstruct your view further. The window is floor to ceiling but does not open. Hope that helps a future cruiser in this type of cabin. Cheers! klvn8r
  8. I hope not! I have a western transatlantic from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale booked for November. It will really depend on when the ports open again and travel can start up. Perhaps they will reduce the number of ships allocated to Europe as they currently are listing Nieuw Statendam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Zuiderdam, Veendam, Zaandam and Rotterdam. I can envisage them sending just the 3 larger ships for a shortened European season 🤞
  9. Don't believe so, since the HAL "ferry" ships range from a "S"-class ship (Veendam), to a "R"-class (Volendam) to a Signature-class (Nieuw Amsterdam) with various different accomodation totals
  10. Ken and I are doing our second transatlantic and looking forward to being on such a new ship. Hope meet new friends at the LGBT meetings.....
  11. Hello All, (Note: I may cross post this on the Holland America forum too) So last July my extended family and I took a round trip Alaska cruise out of Vancouver on Holland America's Niuew Amsterdam. I researched the heck out of it and specifically selected that route and boat. It was my first cruise and I LOVED IT! So this year has been insane with work, but i have a little break now and am toying with the idea of a last minute Alaska cruise here in the next few weeks for my wife and I - just to get to some cooler weather and really unwind. Of course as I look at the options, I keep coming back to the same decision points I ran into last year (ports, ship, route, time, etc.). We would only do a week so a land tour is not really on the table this year either I'm afraid. Given the last minute compromises (i.e. limited cabin choice, September weather, etc.), I am only considering this if I can do it for a tolerable sum. Having said that, a balcony is a must as is a more true "inside passage". Anyway, I have narrowed the choices somewhat to these two options: 1 - Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam - Balcony Guaranteed - 08/31-09/07 - Vancouver to Vancouver Roundtrip (note: this is the same cruise we did last year) Ship built in 2004; refit in early 2017 2 - Holland America's Westerdam - Signature Suite Guaranteed - 09/01-09/08 - Seward to Vancouver (Southbound) Ship built in 2010; refit at end of 2017 The boats are similar in size (about 2K passengers) but the Westerdam is an older class of ship (and 6 years older of course). The ports are, of course, almost identical - Glacier Bay, Juneau, Skagway & Ketchikan (besides the disembarkation obviously). However, the Nieuw Amsterdam does offer the Tracy Arm Excursion "from the boat" on the way to Juneau (assuming that excursion isn't already booked). The combined ship and airfare cost is only about $300 different for these two. The Items that come to mind on these two are: 1. Newer boat is generally going to be nicer - win Nieuw Amsterdam 2. Signature suite (which we had last year) is DEFINITELY nicer than a regular balcony cabin - win for Westerdam 3. Guaranteed cabins are always a crapshoot, BUT the Signature suites on Westerdam are virtually all located in great areas so the risk is low. Conversely, I (who am a bit prone to motion sickness), would be gambling a lot more with a "guaranteed" balcony (they are all over the ship - win for Westerdam. 4. Flying in/out of Vancouver is a lot simpler, cheaper and less tiring than flying in to Anchorage. The latter requires transport from Anchorage to Seward as well. Southbound would be ideal if we were doing a land tour, but we aren't - win for Nieuw Amsterdam. 5. As noted above, I am a bit prone to motion sickness. The Nieuw Amsterdam route is pretty much ideal for me, whereas the Westerdam crosses the Gulf of Alaska (in September) and could be rougher. If the Westerdam stopped at Hubbard Glacier it might be more "worth it" but it doesn't - win Nieuw Amsterdam. 6. The times in port are almost a wash, but the Westerdam does have a small advantage here for Juneau as it docks and leaves earlier (and in September it will get dark around 7:00 pm so any excursions running after that may not work out) - win Westerdam. 7. Overall route is almost a wash, but since the Nieuw Amsterdam does "pull over" on the way to Tracy Arm for a small boat excursion, it offers that option. Of coruse I have node idea if it is already fully booked. - win Niuew Amsterdam (small). Anyway, does anyone care to chime in on any of this with their thoughts/opinions? Anything I haven't thought of here??? No wrong answers of course!!! Itineraries:
  12. Nieuw Amsterdam will be making her first visit to FLL this season and will be at pier 26 (starboard to) from 0530-1700. She is doing a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (19 Oct d1700); Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (21 Oct 0800-1500); San Juan, Puerto Rico (22 Oct 1300-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (23 Oct 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (25 Oct 0800-1500); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (26 Oct a0700) Also in port is Majesty of the Seas at pier 19 from 0600-1600. Zaandam will be in Aruba from 0800-2300. https://www.portarubawebcam.com/ Next up: Zuiderdam on 20 October.
  13. today is Go for Broke Day, and National Dandelion Day The official military brat flower is the dandelion. The dandelion itself is very much like a military brat. Its seeds can be scattered by the wind and puts its roots down anywhere. Meal suggestion - BLT Pasta Salad Stirrip Cay Grand Bahama Anchorage Nieuw Statendam Veendam Zuiderdam Volendam Nieuw Amsterdam At Sea Atlantic Koningsdam east of Brazil destination Christobal Panama eta 4/10 Fort Lauderdale Rotterdam (with Passengers) Zaandam (with Passengers) Puerto Vallarta MX Eurodam Maasdam La Paz Anchorage Westerdam Cabo San Lucas Anchorage Oosterdam At Sea Pacific Noordam destination San Diego CA eta 4/24 Durban South Africa Anchorage
  14. today is National Spanish Paella Day Grand Bahama Anchorage Nieuw Amsterdam Nieuw Statendam Veendam Volendam Zuiderdam At Sea Atlantic Koningsdam east of Suriname destination Suape Brazil eta 3/31 San Diego CA Westerdam Maasdam disembarking Passengers Puerto Vallarta MX Eurodam At Sea Pacific Noordam destination San Diego CA eta 4/24 Oosterdam destination Puerto Vallarta eta 3/29 Rotterdam destination Balboa PA eta 3/27 Zaandam (with Passengers) Destination Fort Lauderdale west of PA eta Balboa PA 3/27 At Sea Indian Amsterdam destination Durban South Africa eta 4/5
  15. I've read about some changes in the entertainment on HAL. Is is safe to say that there will be some show taking place in the main theater each evening at 8 & 10 when we are on the NA in a few weeks?
  16. I highly recommend the Vow Renewal Ceremony. We had our 40th on the Nieuw Amsterdam in the med and it was wonderful.
  17. Anyone out there have pictures of this suite? I've heard conflicting stories about the aft suites being smaller or having weird furniture arrangements. I guess pictures of any of the other decks aft Neptune suites would also answer this question. Thanks!
  18. We should be boarding Nieuw Statendam in Ft.Lauderdale and sail transatlantic home to Amsterdam.
  19. today is Solitude Day Grand Bahama Anchorage Nieuw Amsterdam Nieuw Statendam Veendam Volendam Zuiderdam At Sea Atlantic Koningsdam east of northern Brazil destination Suape Brazil eta 3/31 Puerto Vallarta MX Westerdam Eurodam Long Beach CA Oosterdam At Sea Pacific Amsterdam destination Durban South Africa eta 4/5 Maasdam (with Passengers) Destination San Diego eta 3/27 Noordam destination San Diego CA eta 4/24 Rotterdam west of Panama sailing to meet up with Zaandam Zaandam (with Passengers) Destination Fort Lauderdale west of Peru eta Balboa PA 3/27
  20. My husband and I will be cruising on May 10 on the Western Mediterranean. Does anyone have any recommendations for excursions at any of the ports?
  21. Interesting choice of vessels. Nieuw Amsterdam and Veendam are both scheduled to be doing Mediterranean cruises this summer (from July) and Volendam was listed for Alaska and now has nothing until Fall, (October). I wonder are HAL signalling that there will be no Med cruises in 2020 even though they still have them on the website from July?
  22. today is International Waffle Day and Manatee Appreciation Day Grand Bahama Anchorage Nieuw Amsterdam Nieuw Statendam Veendam Volendam Zuiderdam At Sea Atlantic Koningsdam east of Suriname destination Suape Brazil eta 3/31 Puerto Vallarta MX Westerdam At Sea Pacific Amsterdam destination Durban South Africa eta 4/5 Eurodam Destination Puerto Vallarta eta 3/24 Maasdam (with Passengers) Destination San Diego eta 3/27 Noordam destination San Diego CA eta 4/24 Oosterdam destination Long Beach CA eta 3/25 Rotterdam sailing to meet up with Zaandam west of El Salvador Zaandam (with Passengers) Destination Fort Lauderdale west of Peru eta Balboa PA 3/27
  23. December 5, 2020 - Nieuw Amsterdam, 7 day Eastern Caribbean. My 5th HAL cruise, my friends 1st. Unfortunately, our June 10th Alaskan cruise on Volendam was cancelled.
  24. I am now booked on a HAL( came back from Princess) cruise sailing on the beautiful Nieuw Amsterdam. I booked a balcony cabin on deck 5, next to the elevator. I have been in a cabin like this before, but it was a while ago, and I don't remember. I would like to know how much of a view do you get from the elevator into my cabin. I not worried about the balcony view, just the cabin. Thank you
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