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  1. ms Amsterdam Seattle Washington 07:00 - 17:00 Web Cam https://www.spaceneedle.com/webcam/ ms Eurodam Juneau Alaska 13:00 - 22:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Koningsdam Salerno Italy 07:00 - 19:00 ms Maasdam Isle of Pines New Caledonia 08:00 - 16:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Juneau Alaska 13:00 - 22:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Nieuw Statendam Gibraltar UK 08:00 - 23:00 ms Noordam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Oosterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Rotterdam Plymouth/England 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ms Veendam Halifax Nova Scotia 08:00 - 18:00 ms Volendam Ketchikan Revillagigedo Islan 10:00 - 18:00 Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view/ Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-7/ ms Westerdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zaandam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zuiderdam Portland/Maine 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  2. The Signature Sisters are making their last visit to Juneau this season. Eurodam will be at the AS dock from 1300-2200. She will be headed to Hawaii and the Mexican Riviera before heading to FLL on November 16. Nieuw Amsterdam will be at the CT dock from 1300-2200. She will be leaving for FLL on September 28. NA will spend the summer of 2020 in Europe. Also in port are Carnival Legend at the FKL dock from 0700-1600 and Norwegian Joy at the AJ dock from 1500-2300. It will not be a very nice day for those visiting Juneau on Monday. The high will be 53F/12C and the low 45F/7C. There is a 100% chance of rain and "cloudy with periods of rain" is predicted. Sunrise is at 6:45 am and sunset at 6:54 pm. The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/. Next up: a triple play on Tuesday with Oosterdam, Westerdam, and Noordam all in port!
  3. I was looking at the deck plans for the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, and did not see the Lido Cabanas, Did they do away with them?
  4. Good morning, all - I just got off the NA in a Neptune Suite, and here is what I observed with Club Orange: - We still had breakfast in the Pinnacle Grill. There is a sign outside the main dining room for Club Orange Priority Seating. I believe Club Orange guests were provided priority seating at breakfast and dinner. - I was in fixed seating on the upper deck of the dining room, so I did not take advantage of the priority seating. I can only report that I never saw a line downstairs at the CO sign, and I did observe people sitting at tables for 2 and 4. Perhaps they were CO; not sure. - The CO menu has one additional entree each evening. Otherwise, it matches the regular menu - We didn’t tender, so I can’t comment on priority for CO members there - No spiffy CO bag was found; just the same blue bag as other guests - The only other change I noticed was that there is a CO priority line at Guest Services - In summary; Club Orange seemed to be a non-event for my specific itinerary and dining experience
  5. Hi all, I am trying to decide between two cruises: one on Crown Princess and one on Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam. Both are the same week and about the same price. I've cruised on Princess many times, but never HA. Crown Princess 10-day Would be an obstructed view room with a window. I've been to three of these ports before. I've never sailed in anything less than a balcony. Princess Cays St. Thomas Curacao Dominica Bonaire Grenada Holland America 7-day Guarantee veranda, never been to any of these ports Key West Half Moon Cay Amber Cove Grand Turk Grand Turk has been on my list for a while. I think overall I would prefer the Princess 10-day, but the obstructed window has me questioning. A balcony room on Princess would be about $1,000 more, which I am not doing. And, NA and Holland America would be something new. We are in our mid-40s. Which would you choose? Thanks in advance for your help!
  6. We previously sailed on the Amsterdam and spent many evenings in the Crow's Nest Bar. We booked on the Nieuw Amsterdam for Thanksgiving, so I was browsing photos of the ship. Did they turn the Crow's Nest into the Explorations Cafe? Is there no longer a bar up there???
  7. 2 points. One can get a good view of the Nieuw Amsterdam at kroooz-cams.com. click on United States an Juneau comes up. Second point. the latest picture of Copper 10/8 is certainly a different picture of the good man.
  8. We will be on the Nieuw Amsterdam for the Mediterranean cruise April 28 - May 10 of next year. Is there a website that would have sample menus from HAL Mediterranean cruises? thanks
  9. Wishing all the Nieuw Amsterdam passengers a great day in Juneau.
  10. ms Amsterdam Victoria Vancouver Island 13:00 - 23:00 Web Cam http://www.bigwavedave.ca/webcams.php?cam=10 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Maasdam Noumea Grande Terre island 08:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Cadiz Spain 00:00 - 18:00 ms Noordam Vancouver BC Canada 07:00 - 16:30 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://webcam.visioncritical.com/ ms Oosterdam Seattle Washington 07:00 - 16:00 Web Cam https://www.spaceneedle.com/webcam/ ms Rotterdam Cruising -- - -- ms Veendam Bar Harbor Maine 07:00 - 16:00 ms Volendam Glacier Bay Alaska 07:00 - 16:00 ms Westerdam Vancouver BC Canada 07:00 - 16:30 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://webcam.visioncritical.com/ ms Zaandam Quebec City Canada 07:00 - 17:00 ms Zuiderdam Saint John/New Bruns 11:00 AM - 06:30 PM Cruise Time In three weeks it will be my turn to board one of the blue hulled beauties. Since it will again be in the Pacific, I can post the Fleet Report around 10 or 11 am from the ship, or if someone wants I can provide a file for them to post earlier. I will be out of the eastern time zone for 45 days. Rich
  11. I understand that this is a "pop up" experience. But, where does it pop up? For those who have done this (and I know this is very subjective), is it work the $49 charge?
  12. Does anyone know if there are charging USB ports in the nightstands on the Nieuw Amsterdam? I thought I saw this somewhere but not I'm having a hard time using the search function within the boards. Thanks!
  13. My wife and I sailed on the August 31 Nieuw Amsterdam Alaska cruise, roundtrip from Vancouver with visits to Tracy Arm Inlet/Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, and Ketchikan. I'm not writing a full review, but I wanted to share some notes and impressions from the cruise. This was not our first Alaska cruise. My wife and I took one on Princess in 2002, and I did two previous Alaska cruises in the 90's, one on Celebrity and the other on RCCL. I've been on many cruises but only once on HAL, and that was almost 25 years ago. It was the first time on HAL for my wife. EMBARKATION We took a taxi to Canada Place from our hotel, arriving around 11:00. The taxi waited in a long line in the parking garage to drop us off -- we should have left the taxi outside and walked. Embarkation was very quick and organized, with lots of staff directing people. We were able to board and go to our stateroom immediately after checking in and clearing Customs, so we were in our room before noon. The MDR was open for lunch from 12:00-1:30, so we ate there. Our luggage was delivered to our cabin around 2:00. CABIN We were in an aft-facing verandah cabin, #5191. The cabin was nice, with plenty of storage, a decent size bathroom with a tub/shower and handheld showerhead. Some of the space for hanging items was short, but I discovered you could fold the shelves up to make more space. Our cabin steward Jalu ("Lu") was very good. The balcony had two chairs with separate foot rests and a small table. The TV didn't appear to work correctly at first, but that's because you have to watch the entire safety presentation (just a few minutes) before you can access the menu. There was a limited selection of live TV, but we only watched the news once in a while to keep tabs on Hurricane Dorian (we live in FL). DINING Prior to the cruise, I made reservations in three of the specialty restaurants, Canaletto (first night), Pinnacle Grill (mid week), and Tamarind (last night). Once on board, we decided to try Tamarind on the second night. We had our other dinners and lunches in the MDR. Pinnacle and Tamarind were very good (Tamarind was better the first time), Canaletto was good but not great, and the MDR was pretty good. On Gala Nights people were not as dressed up as I've seen on other cruises. We had breakfast delivered to room each morning (including the last morning, which most cruise lines don't do). There's a limited selection of hot and cold items. A couple of mornings the order wasn't quite right, and a couple of times breakfast came either early or late, but overall it was fine. As with every other cruise line I've been on, there's an order tag you can hang outside your door before you go to bed. ENTERTAINMENT By far the best entertainment was the band at B.B. King's Blues Club, and we enjoyed that almost every night. We sat at the bar and got to know the bartenders (Jeffrey, Alan, and Luis). One night we listened to the dual piano players. They were good, and drew big crowds, but they didn't really play off each other like we've seen at other dueling piano shows. We were planning to listen to them a second time, but there were no seats available so went to B.B. King's instead. The only Mainstage shows we saw were the illusionist Leon Etienne and comedian Lamont Ferguson (two different shows). They were both good (the illusionist was better). My wife "volunteered" at Leon's show. They did a combined show the last night but we didn't go. Unlike some other ships we've been on, you didn't really have to get to the theater too early -- there were plenty of open seats up front even when the shows started. Bar service in the theater was more limited than what we've experienced elsewhere, and non-existent once the show started. The Orange Party was held at B.B. King's one night. Most people did not wear orange. The only differences between that night and other nights at the club were that the cruise director and some other crew members were dancing, the bartenders were wearing orange hats, and they were serving snacks. INTERNET AND WIFI I purchased the Premium Internet package before the cruise, which you can use on multiple devices but only one at a time. The service was pretty slow and unreliable, definitely not worth the money. I also signed up for AT&T's 30-day Cruise Plan, which gave me 50 minutes of voice and unlimited text on the ship's cellular (no data). They have a more expensive plan that provides some data and unlimited voice. One of the reasons I did this is because we spent a few days in Vancouver before the cruise, and I could use the Cruise Plan there (Canada is not included in my home wireless area). The HAL Navigator mobile app was useful. You don't need to buy an internet plan to connect to the ship's WiFi, and you can view the schedule of events, restaurant menus. and make dinner reservations (for specialty restaurants). You can also send messages other people who have the app (I didn't try that). If you do buy an internet plan, you can use the app to connect. I use NordVPN whenever I'm on a public WiFi network, and I limited success getting it to work with the ship's internet. The Navigator app doesn't work correctly when you're connected to a VPN. SHORE EXCURSIONS AND PORTS The only shore excursion I purchased from HAL (before the cruise) was the Tracy Arm Inlet tour. The ship passes through Tracy Arm Inlet on the way to Juneau, so you board the tour boat directly from the ship in the morning, and then board the ship directly from the tour boat that afternoon in Juneau. Overall we enjoyed the tour and are glad we did it, though it was expensive. We were supposed to meet at 8:15 in the theater and leave at 8:30 -- we didn't actually start leaving the ship until 9:15 (we could have used the extra sleep :-). We did two other excursions with local operations in Skagway and Juneau. Skagway and Juneau have become incredibly touristy since our last visit, with many blocks of nothing but jewelry stores and other typical tourist traps. Ketchikan had a bit more character, and the tourism was more integrated and not as in your face as the other ports. Glacier Bay was awesome. We spent quite a bit of time there, and they brought a naturalist on board to narrate. DISEMBARKATION We chose one of the early disembarkation groups (but not self-disembarkation) that was supposed to disembark around 8:30. Our flight from Vancouver was at around 12:30. We heard our group called a few minutes after 8:00, but we weren't quite ready to leave. When we arrived at the disembarkation point on the ship at around 8:20, we were told we were mistaken, and our group hadn't been called yet (other passengers verified that they also heard our group being called). Once they called our group (again), we got off the ship, claimed our bags, and cleared customs pretty quickly. There was no wait for taxi, and the ride to the airport was uneventful. The lines at the airport were short, and we were at our gate an hour or less after we disembarked. There was only one other ship disembarking, the Golden Princess, so that's probably why it went quickly. CONCLUSION We were happy overall with HAL and the cruise, and we definitely try HAL again. We did both get sick (colds or flu) a few days into the cruise, but this didn't appear to be a widespread problem, and we were still able to enjoy our trip.
  14. That will be the Nieuw Amsterdam or the Eurodam with a not-to-be-missed thing: the Thermal Suite. Welcome to the new experience that is not available from RCI/Celebrity/Princess. 11 Days Panama Canal Holland America Line • Eurodam Fort Lauderdale, Half Moon Cay, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Cartagena/Colombia, Gatun Lake/Panama, Panama Canal, Cristobal/Panama, Colon, Panama Canal, Puerto Limon, Fort Lauderdale Departure dates: Jan 15 2020 7 Days Caribbean-Eastern Holland America Line • Nieuw Amsterdam Fort Lauderdale, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie, Half Moon Cay, Fort Lauderdale 1 departure date: Jan 11 2020 Happy cruising!
  15. Same thing (Screening Room changed into meeting room Tasman Room) occurred on her sister Nieuw Amsterdam. "Big screen movies" are now being shown in the Main Stage. Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam did not have a Screening Room when built
  16. This is the last full week of ships in Juneau although there will be no HAL ship on Wednesday. Eurodam will be at the AS dock from 1300-2300 and Nieuw Amsterdam at the CT dock from 1300-2200. Also in port is Ruby Princess at the FKL dock from 1100-2215. There is a 100% chance of rain with a high of 55F/13C and a low of 43F/6C. Sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 7:15 pm. The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/. Next up: Oosterdam and Noordam on Tuesday.
  17. ms Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Eurodam Seattle Washington 07:00 - 16:00 Web Cam https://www.spaceneedle.com/webcam/ ms Koningsdam Santorini Island Greece 08:00 - 18:00 ms Maasdam At Sea 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Vancouver BC Canada 07:00 - 16:30 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://webcam.visioncritical.com/ ms Nieuw Statendam Cadiz Spain 11:00 - 24:00 ms Noordam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Oosterdam Victoria Vancouver Island 18:00 - 23:30 Web Cam http://www.bigwavedave.ca/webcams.php?cam=10 ms Rotterdam Amsterdam Holland 07:00 - 17:00 ms Veendam Boston Massachusetts 07:00 - 16:00 ms Volendam Skagway Alaska 07:00 - 21:00 Web Cam https://wpyr.com/sights-sounds/webcams/ ms Westerdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zaandam Quebec City Quebec Canada 07:00 - 16:00 ms Zuiderdam Halifax 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  18. Celebrity's M-Class do have thalassotherapy pools in their solariums, and they're much larger than what HAL offers (also free to access). I stand by my comment that HAL's hydro pools are not much more than glorified hot tubs. They're not very big, and the spouts on the one on Nieuw Amsterdam in particular splash anyone near them to the point of annoyance if there are more than a couple people in the tub. If someone said "I enjoy solariums," I would not try to push them in the direction of a facility that is not a typical solarium. HAL has a small room with a big hot tub in it.
  19. Our last cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam had comp Mimosa at PG breakfast. I believe it was on the menu.
  20. Cruise December 2019 (Holiday/Christmas). Family of 6 - adults. This will be our 5th cruise w/ HAL, our first Holiday. To save some money we are considering flying "red eye" into FLL. We would land at 6:00 a.m. How early can we board ship? Should we go ahead and get hotel to get few hours sleep? Thanks in advance for guidance.
  21. Nico van der Vorm, chairman/CEO of Holland America Line, 1967-1993. His daughter, Beatrijs van der Vorm-van den Wall Bake, would become godmother of Nieuw Amsterdam III in 1983. He was succeeded by A. Kirk Lanterman who, in turn, was succeeded by Stein Kruse
  22. We find the crow's nest on the Nieuw Amsterdam to be just fine. There is a bar, good seating, great views, an interactive map/ book/library area. Great place to read, chat or drink. There was happy hour there during our cruises as well. There are some games held there from time to time and they are a bit disruptive, but not too bad. There is also coffee there in the morning. We enjoy that space on Nieuw Amsterdam.
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