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  1. I am not a frequent HAL cruiser. Are the internet prices better once you are on board rather than on the HAL website in advance? I will be doing a 7 day Caribbean cruise from FLL.
  2. You're sailing on the newest ship in the HAL fleet, Nieuw Statendam, a real beauty. No, the ship will NOT shut down at 10:30 P.M., as Music Walk musicians are still performing. Since Rolling Stones Rock Room and Billboard Onboard are across from each other, these musicians play a set in one lounge, and the minute that show is over (45 minute sets) the other musicians across the deck begin their show. BB King's Blues Club plays in the section behind these two venues. Their shows have sets that stagger these other two shows. Lincoln Center Stage plays before and during the dinner hours. On Nieuw Statendam, these very talented classical musicians rarely played after 8 P.M. A DJ takes over in the Queen's Lounge (Lincoln Center Stage and BB King's venue) after BB King's last set. My son, who is 33 and single, rarely came back to our cabin until 1-1:30 a.m., so if you want nightlife, you can find it aboard this ship. My only complaint with NS is its narrow Promenade Deck. Please don't miss New York Deli (Reuben sandwich with extra meat) or Dutch Café, which has free food selections. The quiche is marvelous. Although Gelato sells ice cream, you can get free ice cream at the Lido Marketplace with limited flavors. Gelato has exotic flavors for a reasonable price and generous servings. Dive In serves marvelous burgers and hotdogs. Only time during the year I'll eat a hotdog is aboard ship. Yum! At night, the huge screen by the Lido main pool shows recently released DVD movies which are also available on your TV the next day. Your TV will also have an inventory of movies, all free. NY Deli serves popcorn, pizza, soft pretzels, and chicken wings during the movies. All free. We first sailed on NS last Christmas and will sail her again this Christmas/New Year's. Obviously, we loved the experience. I think you will too. Come back and let us know about your experience and impressions. Have a fabulous cruise.
  3. I will be sailing the Caribbean in November on the holland america nieuw statendam. I never been on holland this will be my first time. Ok so what kind of drinks are included for free on this ship I heard lots of different things we don't drink alchohol so I don't care about those drinks. Main dining food on other cruise lines main dining food is all you can eat so if you want extra you always get it no extra cost does Holland do the same thing. Do things really close before midnight. We are a group of young adults will we be the only young ones How does Holland compare to royal Caribbean
  4. I have a "Beverage Credit" promo on my upcoming cruise on the Nieuw Statendam. I do not have many cruises on HAL and not up to speed on their drinks. Can someone give me an idea what is included in a "Beverage Credit". Are their any adult beverages that HAL is especially known for? I remember seeing something about a cider type drink.
  5. Yes, whoever wrote the reply is correct. The wonderful Pinnacle Grill is still there (yay!) and open for lunch and dinner on the Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam but suite guests now eat breakfast at Club Orange. I'm always in a Neptune Suite so I, personally, hate this change. Club Orange is not elegant like the Pinnacle and you're with a bunch of people who probably just paid for Club Orange. In actuality, Club Orange is where the Culinary Arts Center restaurant was (which tanked). Rumor has it they are going to offer Club Orange on all the ships ... don't know on the older ships if suite guests will still get to eat breakfast in the Pinnacle.
  6. Neptune suites do not pay extra. They are included in Club Orange at no charge. There are Pinnacle Grills on the ships, but no Pinnacle Grill breakfasts on Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam so Club Orange takes its place. On all other ships, breakfast is still served in the Pinnacle Grill for Neptune and Pinnacle suite guests.
  7. ms Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Eurodam San Diego California 08:00 - 17:00 ms Koningsdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Maasdam At Sea 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Fort Lauderdale Port Everglades 07:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Dubrovnik Croatia 10:00 - 23:00 Web Cam https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/hrvatska/dubrovacko-neretvanska/dubrovnik/gruz-dubrovnik.html ms Noordam Honolulu Oahu Island 12:00-24:00 ms Oosterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Rotterdam Rome/Civitavecchia 07:00 AM - -- ms Veendam Boston Massachusetts 08:00 - 17:00 ms Volendam Dry Dock Freeport Bahamas 00:00 - 24:00 ms Westerdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zaandam Oranjestad Aruba Island 08:00 - 23:00 Web Cam https://www.portarubawebcam.com/ ms Zuiderdam Cruising -- - --
  8. I sure do - Fran's sharing it with me again. The Retreat Cabanas are bigger on the NA, but we tried one on Nieuw Statendam and really liked it despite the smaller size. Sue/WDW1972
  9. Please delete my Nov, 10 cruise, 14 days on Nieuw Statendam. I have had to cancel. The2ofus. No serious issue, just that the timing is wrong.
  10. It’s been quite the parade of Dam ships here in Civitavecchia the last three days. From our B&B Balcony we have watched the Nieuw Statendam, yesterday the Koningadam and today from our on-board veranda on the Rotterdam Port has been busy with 4-5 cruise ships per day! Thanks Rich for the Fleet Report.
  11. I was sound asleep when the NA arrived. Nice to see her back from ALASKA, The Carribean season for HAL is starting up. A bit slow but starting up. I board the Nieuw Statendam three weeks from tomorrow. I might be tied up at Sail away time.
  12. The Nieuw Statendam is such a beautiful, new cruise ship, and I took a ton of photos when I was on board. If you're planning to sail on this ship in the future and want a sneak peak, I've got a photo tour featuring my verandah cabin and all the public spaces on the ship! If you're missing the ship or counting down the days until your next cruise (aren't we all!), maybe this will help fuel your wanderlust for cruising and bring back some great memories! You can see my entire cruise ship photo tour here >> https://justinpluslauren.com/nieuw-statendam-cruise-ship-photo-tour/ Here are a few photos from the Nieuw Statendam! And feel free to ask me any questions!
  13. ms Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Eurodam Santa Barbara California 08:00 - 18:00 ms Koningsdam Civitavecchia Rome 07:00 - 17:00 ms Maasdam At Sea 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Noordam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Oosterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Rotterdam Cruising -- - -- ms Veendam Bar Harbor Maine 08:00 - 17:00 ms Volendam Fort Lauderdale Port Everglades 07:00 - 16:00 ms Westerdam Fukuoka Hakata 08:00 - 17:00 ms Zaandam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zuiderdam Cruising -- - --
  14. Has anyone stayed in this cabin? Looks like a larger obstructive balcony with some ocean view.
  15. This is NOT good news based on what I experienced on Nieuw Statendam during my 2 January cruises. If Ian will be on the ship through the Grand Cruise, that means he will be the CD during my Christmas/New Year's Cruise. (I must assume he knows about which he speaks.) I did not care for the Step One Dance Company's performances on the Nieuw Statendam. The backdrop of the expensive LED screen on the Nieuw Statendam was poorly and uncreatively used. BB KIng's Club? Yes, I do enjoy that, but I also expect more variety in entertainment in the Main Showroom than simply a "dance company" of whatever quality that others perceive.
  16. Any suggestions? Will be on a 7 night cruise. It's possible our 1 year old will be with us although I may be able to get babysitting from other family members on one or two nights when we try specialty dining. I've never sailed with HAL before. I watched some videos online and think I want to try the Asian place (Tamarind) and Pinnacle Grill. Not sure about the Italian place as I see it gets mixed reviews. Will we get dirty looks if we bring our kid with us? Any other complimentary food items specific to HAL that I should make sure I try/don't miss out on? The burgers in the videos look really good lol. Since we will have our 1 year old with us we may have to use the buffet a few nights -- do they serve some of the same dishes as the Main Dining Room? Can we get MDR as room service instead if we need to stay in? On Princess I've always been able to get them to deliver MDR food to my stateroom by calling Room Service and just asking (unadvertised benefit YMMV). Not sure how HAL handles it.
  17. My last cruise on Nieuw Statendam had one the cabin.
  18. Copying and pasting from the old, closed thread: luvtwotrvl said: Hello Kazu Please add the following April 12, 2020 for a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on Nieuw Statendam Thanks, David
  19. Hello Kazu Please add the following April 12, 2020 for a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on Nieuw Statendam Thanks, David
  20. Does any know if Open Dining is the same as My Time Dining? Also on The Nieuw Statendam what time is Open Dining? Thank you
  21. Haven’t been in HAL in many years and I’m looking to try again and would appreciate any feedback. Our one and only HAL cruise was 9 years ago on the Maasdam. 14 days with the most amazing Caribbean itinerary. But we were bored on the ship. Best entertainment was the crew show. We really enjoyed that. Rest of the entertainment was a xylophone player and a violinist. Not our cup of tea. We've mostly sailed Princess, but it seems that with the new ships, the ship is the destination, Not the itinerary. Don’t get me wrong, the ship is very important, as is the itinerary. Quite frankly we’re getting bored with Princess’ same Caribbean ports and we’re looking for a change. Last few cruises we didn’t bother to get off the ship. Now to my question, 2 ships, same itinerary. If you had to choose between the Nieuw Amsterdam and the Nieuw Statendam, which would you choose and why? We are in out early 70’s and fairly active. We only want to compare the ships, not the ports as we’ve been to them before, just not on the same cruise. The ports offered are the relaxing beach ports. Just what we need right now. Thanks in advance.
  22. "The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated!" Blizzardboy will be on the Nieuw Statendam, Dec 08, 2019.
  23. ms Amsterdam Guayaquil Ecuador 08:00 - 17:00 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Naples Italy 07:00 - 19:00 ms Maasdam Sydney NSW Australia 07:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Civitavecchia Rome 07:00 - 17:00 ms Noordam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Oosterdam Puerto Vallarta Mexico Riviera 08:00 - 21:00 ms Rotterdam Cartagena/Spain 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ms Veendam Halifax Nova Scotia 08:00 - 16:00 ms Volendam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Westerdam Busan South Korea 08:00 - 23:00 ms Zaandam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zuiderdam New York City 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Web Cam https://www.nyharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam https://www.portnywebcam.com/
  24. I am wondering if afternoon tea is still offered on HAL specifically the NS. I know the royal Dutch tea hasn't been offered in quite some time but my last experience on the Koningsdam, it was at 3 each sea day.
  25. I am glad that Neptune Suites and Pinnacle Suites on all ships except the Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam still get to have breakfast in the Pinnacle Grill.
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