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  1. today is National Cherry Cobbler Day Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see each other whole against the sky. -- Rainer Rilke Meal suggestion for today - Beef & bean chilli bowl with chipotle yogurt At Sea Atlantic Ocean Rotterdam destination Cape Town eta 5/18 Veendam destination Cape Town eta 5/23 Zuiderdam destination Walvis Bay eta 5/23 At Sea Indian Ocean Nieuw Amsterdam destination Jakarta eta 5/26 Volendam destination Port Louis Mauritius eta 5/22 At Sea Pacific Ocean Maasdam destination Labuan Malaysia eta 5/27 Noordam destination Manila 5/22 Westerdam destination Singapore eta 5/25 La Paz Anchorage Oosterdam Manila Anchorage Eurodam Amsterdam Puerto Vallarta Koningsdam Scheveningen NL Anchorage Nieuw Statendam Zaandam
  2. After having our Easter week cruise on the Nieuw Statendam canceled, we opted to put our FCC towards a 14-day southern Caribbean itinerary on the Veendam to celebrate our 5th anniversary in January 2021. Besides getting it all, we’re also getting $600 OBC so we’ll be able to afford some extras that we ordinarily wouldn’t. 😊 We’re also considering a couple more cruises... —5-day western Caribbean on the Norwegian Sun for the last week of August of this year. With NCL extending their shutdown to July 31, we’re waiting to see... —7 day Caribbean of some sort for fall 2021. Leading the possibilities Is MSC—we would love to give their Yacht Club a try. We are both of the mind that fear will not keep us away from our beloved cruising habit. 😊
  3. On my seven Nieuw Amsterdam cruises, there were limited Mexican items (no chopped onions, olives, diced tomatoes, melted cheese, etc) as part of the Lido Market Pasta Station but only the chips are "serve yourself" with the toppings assembled by the servers.
  4. today is Eat What You Want Day and National Women's Checkup Day You never know how many friends you have until you rent a house on the beach. Meal suggestion for today - Southwestern Taco Salad At Sea Atlantic Nieuw Amsterdam destination Cape Town South Africa eta 5/12 Nieuw Statendam destination Rotterdam eta 5/12 Rotterdam destination Cape Town eta 5/19 Veendam destination Cape Town eta 5/21 Volendam destination Cape Town South Africa 5/11 Zaandam destination Rotterdam eta 5/12 Marine Traffic shows San Antonio Chile as Zaandam's destination but she is sailing in the same general area as Nieuw Statendam so I left the destination as Rotterdam [Fortaleza Brazil[/b] Zuiderdam At Sea Pacific Koningsdam destination Puerto Vallarta eta 5/13 Maasdam destination Labuan Malaysia eta 5/27 Noordam destination Manila 5/23 Westerdam destination Manila eta 5/23 La Paz Anchorage Oosterdam Manila Anchorage Eurodam At Sea Indian Ocean Amsterdam destination Manila eta 5/12
  5. We have cruises booked on Royal C for late October, 21 days in Australia & NZ, which we are expecting to be cancelled. Hoping to switch to another cruise(s) in the same time frame, even if it's "just" the Caribbean. We usually fly down to Florida, but could take an extra day or two to drive. Booked on Nieuw Statendam early Feb 2021, and keeping our fingers crossed it will happen. Planning to book the 2021 Voyage of the Vikings, but are waiting to see how things unfold in the next few months, after cruising starts again. If it sells out before we are ready, we'll book some other European cruise.
  6. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING Updated April 17th, 2020 We all love to hear what cruises you are booked on. I post the Bon Voyage threads 7 days before sailing so, to be included in this, you need to post your details here to allow sufficient time to be on the updated Future Cruise Listing. It’s better to post earlier than later but if it is later please post THREE weeks in advance to make sure it doesn’t get missed. We would also be interested to know if this is your first cruise, your first HAL cruise or if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary. Details needed are in the 3rd post of this thread. Please use REPLY and not QUOTE when posting to this thread. Using 'Quote' makes a very long thread and difficult for others to read. While this list is a lot of fun, please don't mistake it for a Roll Call thread. You can go to the Roll Call Section here on Cruise Critic and find your cruise to sign up there too. That's where your Meet & Greet planning, tour sharing, and other activities specific to your cruise will be happening. This week’s additions and changes are in BOLD and highlighted in aqua (sea colours). JULY 2020 Zuiderdam - 02-Jul-20 - 24 day Northern Isles & Jewels of the Baltic Lucie73821 Zaandam - 04-Jul-20 - 7 day Canada & New England sevenseasnomad - B2B with July 11th Zaandam - 11-Jul-20 - 7 day Canada & New England sevenseasnomad - B2B following July 4th, 1st cruise as a solo Eurodam - 11-Jul-20 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Loreto - cruising with family & celebrating Loreto’s birthday on board N. Statendam- 19-Jul-20 - 7 day Norwegian fjord Bramcruiser Empress of the Seas - 20-Jul-20 - 7 day Best of Bermuda rafinmd - B2B with July 27th Amsterdam - 25-Jul-20 - 7 day Boston - Montreal PandaBear62 - celebrating Mom’s 84th birthday on board Empress of the Seas - 27-Jul-20 - 7 day New England & Canada out of Bayonne rafinmd - B2B following July 20th Maasdam - 27-Jul-20 - 14 day Alaska kenphy - becoming 4* on this cruise AUGUST 2020 Koningsdam - 01-Aug-20 - Alaska with Glacier Bay & Inland Passage lazey1 N Statendam -02-Aug-20 - 14 day Northern Isles Cailey53 Viking Orion - 04-Aug-20 - 68 day Grand Cape Horn Adventure ArtsyCraftsy Zuiderdam - 09-Aug-20 - 10 day Jewels of the Baltic shudie- B2B with Aug. 19th Emerald Princess - 16-Aug-20 - 7 Alaska luvteaching - B2B with Aug. 23 Oosterdam Caribbean Princess -17-Aug-20 - 16 day Greenland & Canada StartrainDD Zuiderdam - 19-Aug-20 - 19 day Viking Passage I like vacation Vict0riann - big birthday on board shudie- B2B with Aug. 9th crystalspin Queen Mary 2 - 21-Aug-20 - 7-night Eastbound Transatlantic rafinmd - B2B2B with Crystal Serenity 30 Aug and Zuiderdam Sept 17th Veendam - 22-Aug-20 - 17 day European River Explorer (Ams - Ven) Scrapnana - B2B with Sept. 8th Koningsdam - 22-Aug-20 - 7 night Alaska sachinbapat - 1st cruise celebrating 25th anniversary Oosterdam - 23-Aug-20 - 7 day Alaska luvteaching - B2B following Emerald Princess Aug. 16th Crystal Serenity - 30-Aug-20 - 13 day TA Discovery (BCN - Que) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and with Zuiderdam Sept. 17th SEPTEMBER 2020 Eurodam - 05-Sep-20 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer dobiemom N Amsterdam - 07-Sep-20 - 24 day Mediterranean Empires & Adriatic Dream NikkiGR - celebrating 45th anniversary, 1st HAL cruise Veendam - 08-Sep-20 - 14 day Turkey & Greek Isles Explorer Scrapnana - B2B following Aug. 22nd N Statendam - 13-Sep-20 - 12 night Iberian Peninsula Poulsbo Cruisers - 30th anniversary cruise Zuiderdam - 17-Sep-20 - 10 day Newfoundland & New England Discovery (Quebec to Boston) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and Crystal Serenity Aug. 30th Eurodam - 19-Sep-20 - 7 Day Alaska Himself - B2B with Sep 26th N Amsterdam - 19-Sep-20 - 12 day Adriatic Dream vcd1969 Westerdam - 20-Sep-20 - 17 day Circle Hawaii carlyshenk Divi - 1st time to Hawaii & on the Westerdam lynanken -1st time to Hawaii & on Westerdam Viking Sea - 21-Sep-20 - 10 days Empire of the Mediterranean (Venice to Athens) terrydtx - 1st Viking Ocean cruise, celebrating50th anniversary Eurodam - 26-Sep-20 - 22 day Seattle to FLL Himself - B2B following Sept. 19th Koningsdam - 26-Sep-20 - Pacific Coast Sharon in AZ - belated 65th birthday celebration from cancelled April cruise Koningsdam - 26-Sep-20 - 7 day Wine and Country & Pacific Northwest crunchii & Zarmengar madera1 Oosterdam - 27-Sep-20 - 26 day South Pacific Crossing - Seattle to Sydney Mud_Shark - 1st HAL cruise Oosterdam - 27-Sep-20 - 40 day B2B Seattle to Auckland sailingdutchy Traveling Dot - celebrating her 75th birthday on board Noordam - 27-Sep-20 - 28 day North Pacific Crossing & Japan Collector richwmn OCTOBER 2020 Rotterdam - 03-Oct-20 - 29 day Iberian Adventure & Passage to America obriendan Westerdam - 07-Oct-20 - 37 day Inca & South America Discovery GeorgeCharlie Rotterdam - 17-Oct-20 - 15 day Transatlantic (BCN - FLL) sambamama- 1st time to Africa Reagan0712 - 1st time to Africa ger_77 & Honey Bunny - 5th Transatlantic Zaandam - 31-Oct-20 - 17 day Panama Canal Sequimcookie NOVEMBER 2020 Koningsdam - 03-Nov-20 - 18 day Hawaii mcrcruiser packercruising - 3rd HAL cruise Eurodam - 08-Nov-20 - 14 day Eastern/Western Caribbean saturn93 Zuiderdam - 08-Nov-20 - 10 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Crazy For Cats N Statendam - 11-Nov-20 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Overhead Fred - B2B with Nov. 22 Susanmaz Westerdam - 13-Nov-20 - 14 day South America Passage (BA - Santiago) Taters Zaandam - 17-Nov-20 - 32 day Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas RetiredNow N Amsterdam - 21-Nov-20 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean neuronbob Koningsdam - 21-Nov-20 - Mexican Riviera lazey1 N Statendam - 22-Nov-20 - 10 day Southern Caribbean Seafarer cruiseguy56 Overhead Fred - with son & girlfriend celebrating his 30th birthday, B2B following Nov. 11 Westerdam - 27-Nov-20 - 22 day South America, Antarctica & Solar Eclipse Loreto Obnxshs & Missy's Mom - achievieving 5* on this cruise Zuiderdam - 29-Nov-20 - 10 day Panama Sunfarer Cruisinetta HAL Sailer - celebrating 25th anniversary DECEMBER 2020 N Statendam - 02-Dec-20 - 11 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer wdw1972 phyllisrf N Statendam - 02-Dec-20 - 21 day Caribbean (B2B Dec. 2-23) cate54 - mother & daughter cruise GeriatricNurse Zuiderdam - 09-Dec-20 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Mr and Mrs CIQ -retirement cruise grest Eurodam - 09-Dec-20 - 10 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Westerdam - 19-Dec-20 - 22 day South America & Antarctica Holiday StartrainDD - pre-cruise trip Dec. 13th to Igazu Falls Noordam - 20-Dec-20 - 15-day Far East Discovery LTC Motes - party of 7 Amsterdam - 21-Dec-20 - 14 day Christmas & New Year richwmn NCL Escape - 27-Dec-20 - 7 night Eastern Caribbean msmayor - holiday cruise to celebrate with adult children Zuiderdam - 27-Dec-20 - New Year’s Cruise fatcat04 - 3 generation cruise with grand moms, fatcat04 & kids JANUARY 2021 Koningsdam - 02-Jan-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera mab4285 - first solo cruise & HAL cruise as an adult N Amsterdam - 02-Jan-21 - 14 day Western/Tropical Caribbean summer slope doncarlos & Fishbabe Amsterdam - 04-Jan-21 - 128 day Grand World Voyage vinonme2 Mtn2Sea Volendam - 04-Jan-21 - 74 day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage StLouisCruisers - 2nd Grand Voyage, 3rd time to Antarctica Maasdam - 04-Jan-21 - 40 day Australia, Indonesia & Indian Collector aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B with Feb 13th & Mar 4th N Statendam - 06-Jan-21 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer crystalspin - with dr'spin, mom & DBr0 & SIL, celebrating 30th anniversary & DB's 60th birthday Cailey53 Koningsdam - 09-Jan-21 - 24 day Collectors' Cruise - Hawaii & Mexico DeeniEncinitas N Amsterdam - 09-Jan-21 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean deliver42 Westerdam - 10-Jan-21 - 20 day South America & Antarctica (Santiago - BA) I like vacation bluesplayer Brewgirl1 - 1 more cruise with parents Veendam - 24-Jan-21 - 7 day Western Caribbean vms N Statendam - 27-Jan-21 - 4 day Caribbean (HMC & Key West) Roz FEBRUARY 2021 Eurodam - 07-Feb-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean Cruise Suzy Maasdam - 13-Feb-21 - 19 day Papua, New Guinea & Phillipine Adventurer aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B following Jan. 4th & with Mar. 4th Dogstar & Mrs. Dogstar - celebrating 30th anniversary Rotterdam - 21-Feb-21 - 32 day Hawaii, Tahiti, & Marquesas Overhead Fred josumello - first HAL cruise samsonmo MARCH 2021 Maasdam - 04-Mar-21 - 25 day South Pacific Crossing aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B following Jan. 4th & Feb. 13th N Statendam - 21-Mar-21 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer doone - Friends & Family cruise wdw1972 - with hubby & friends fatcat04 Veendam - 21-Mar-21 - 7 day Western Caribbean Crazy For Cats Rotterdam - 25-Mar-21 - 16 day Panama Canal (San Diego - FLL) samsonmo - B2B with April 10th APRIL 2021 Maasdam - 09-Apr-21 - 14 day Mexican Riviera sambamama - 1st Mexican Riviera, birthday celebration on board Rotterdam - 10-Apr-21 - 14 day Transatlantic - FLL - Rotterdam samsonmo - B2B following March 25th MAY 2021 Ryndam - 15-May-21 - 7 day Premier Venice to Rome 1ANGELCAT richwmn - B2B with May 22nd Ryndam - 15-May-21 - 17 day Premier Voyage & European Splendor Cailey53 - 1st inaugural voyage Ryndam - 22-May-21- 10 day European Splendour richwmn - B2B following May 15th doncarlos & Fishbabe palmerett JUNE 2021 N Statendam - 06-Jun-21 - 19 day Norse Legends & Jewels of the Baltics Stefanni0522 N Statendam - 15-Jun-21 - 10 day Jewel of the Baltics Veenendaal6 - celebrating 28th anniversary Westerdam - 19-Jun-21 - 12 night Greece & Adriatic Antiquities madera1 - celebrating 50th anniversary on board JULY 2021 Oosterdam - 25-Jul-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Cruise Suzy - introducing DD, DS & their spouses to their first cruise AUGUST 2021 Rotterdam - 12-Aug-21 - 17 day Greenland, Newfoundland & New England Discovery Crazy for Cats Oosterdam - 22-Aug-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer crunchii & Zarmengar NOVEMBER 2021 Zuiderdam - 10-Nov-21 - 17 day Spanish Farewell NextOne JANUARY 2022 Amsterdam - 04-Jan-22 - Grand World Voyage golflover51 vinonme2 Rotterdam - 19-Jan-22 - 24 day Panama Canal DeeniEncinitas FEBRUARY 2022 Oceania Riviera - 19-Feb-22 - 17 day Caribbean DeeniEncinitas HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  7. Had checked in on the ships out in the anchorages where the ships have been hanging out south of Grand Bahama earlier today and noticed there was a lot of tender activity between the ships. Today was apparently the day that crew was moved accordingly for their rides home. They have all 3 left the area where they have been with a destination showing up on their AIS. Nieuw Amsterdam says Durban, South Africa. Volendam lists Bridgetown (probably Barbados) and Veendam is now en route to St. Thomas. They are all 3 doing 15- 17 knots located south of Abaco. Here's hoping a safe journey home for everyone and a safe return of the 3 ships in the fall. Will give me something to do to follow their journey. Eurodam is into her journey across the Pacific and in tandem with the Royal Princess and Carnival Panorama northeast of the Hawaiian Islands. This is also to bring crew home. Stay safe and healthy everyone. www.marinetraffic.com https://www.cruisemapper.com/
  8. Here is the March 2020 update of the Dry Dock, Charter and Groups file. Not too much new activity, perhaps the promoters are holding back announcing their new schedules until the current health scares subside. I have deleted the Noordam Dry dock that was listed for November/December 2020 as she is now shown as cruising at that time. The file consists of information gathered from the internet or information kindly posted on these threads by other cruisers and should not be considered a complete indicator of group activity. If you have information about groups charters or dry docks then please post here and I will update in the next file. New information is shown in Red DRY DOCKS Amsterdam : 12 May 2020 – 25 May 2020 : Dry Dock, Freeport, Bahamas Eurodam : 29 November 2020 – 08 December 2020 : Dry Dock : Freeport, Bahamas Rotterdam : 09 December 2020 – 19 December 2020 : Dry Dock : Freeport, Bahamas Zaandam : 07 April 2020 – 20 April 2020 : Dry Dock: Freeport, Bahamas LAST COMPLETED DRY DOCK Amsterdam 28 April 2018 – 10 May 2018 Eurodam 08 April 2018 - 17 April 2018 Koningsdam 02 December 2018 - 09 December 2018 Maasdam 31 August 2018 - 08 September 2018 Nieuw Amsterdam 07 December 2017 - 19 December 2017 Noordam 29 September 2019 – 13 October 2019 (10 April 2015 - 19 April 2015) Oosterdam 21 March 2018 - 02 April 2018 Prinsendam 07 December 2018 – 15 December 2018 Rotterdam 26 October 2017 - 03 November 2017 Veendam 06 April 2019 – 14 April 2019 (28 March 2016 - 08 April 2016) Volendam 18 – 31 October 2019 (24 November 2017 - 05 December 2017) Westerdam 04 January 2020 – 15 January 2020 (14 April 2017 - 26 April 2017) Zaandam 02 April 2018 - 13 April 2018 Zuiderdam 01 – 09 December 2019 (23 October 2017 – 04 November 2017) CHARTERS (i.e. full ship charters) Amsterdam: Eurodam: 25 July 2020 – 01 August 2020 : Alaska : Gaither Homecoming Cruise 25 October 2020 – 01 November 2020 : Caribbean : Legendary R & B Cruise 01 November 2020 – 08 November 2020 : Caribbean : Malt Shop Memories. 17 January 2021 – 24 January 2021 : Caribbean : Soul Train Cruise. 24 January 2021 – 31 January 2021 : Caribbean : The Country Music Cruise 31 January 2021 – 07 February 2021 : Caribbean : Sandy Beaches Cruise & Sporthorse Cruise? 28 March 2021 – 04 April 2021 : Caribbean : Olivia Charter Koningsdam: Nieuw Amsterdam: 07 March 2020 – 14 March 2020 : Caribbean : JoCo Cruise 20 February 2021 – 27 February 2021 : All Star Irish Charter 06 March 2021 – 13 March 2021 : Caribbean : JoCo Cruise Nieuw Statendam: 15 March 2020 – 22 March 2020 : ??? 22 March 2020 – 29 March 2020 : Inspiration Cruises Charter 31 January 2021 – 07 February 2021 : E. Caribbean : Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Noordam: 12 March 2020 – 19 March 2020 : New Zealand : Oosterdam: Veendam: 18 March 2020 – 25 March 2020 : Caribbean : Prairie Home Cruise 20 November 2020 – 27 November 2020 : Caribbean : Olivia Charter (ex Tampa) Volendam: 23 April 2020 – 29 April 2020 : Pacific Coastal : Olivia Charter Zuiderdam: 02 May 2021 – 14 May 2021 : Europe ex Barcelona : ??? 14 May 2021 – 26 May 2021 : Europe arriving Civitavecchia : ??? GROUPS ONBOARD Amsterdam: 26 May 2020 – 06 June 2020 : Atlantic Coast : Knitting Group 25 July 2020 – 01 August 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery : Road Scholar Group 08 August 2020 – 15 August 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery : Road Scholar Group 05 September 2020 – 12 September 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery: Road Scholar Group & Gospel Music Group 19 September 2020 – 26 September 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery : Road Scholar Group Eurodam: 01 March 2020 – 18 March 2020 : Circle Hawaii : Road Scholar Group 18 March 2020 – 05 April 2020 : Circle Hawaii : Road Scholar Group 15 April 2020 – 02 May 2020 : Hawaii : Quilting Retreat Group 06 June 2020 – 13 June 2020 : Alaska : Quilting Group 13 June 2020 – 20 June 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group 08 July 2020 – 15 July 2020 : Alaska : Turning Point Ministries Group 11 July 2020 – 18 July 2020 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group (Grandchild focus) 18 July 2020 – 25 July 2020 : Alaska : Turning Point Ministries Inspiration Group 01 August 2020 – 08 August 2020 : Alaska : Don Moen Inspiration Group 08 August 2020 – 15 August 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group 15 August 2020 – 22 August 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group 22 August 2020 – 29 August 2020 : Alaska : Quilt Seminar at Sea Group 08 November 2020 – 15 November 2020 : Caribbean : The Nation Cruise 21 February 2021 – 28 February 2021 : Caribbean : MRC Conservative Group 28 February 2021 – 07 March 2021 : Caribbean : Quilting Group (B2B with 7 – 14 March) 07 March 2021 – 14 March 2021 : Caribbean : Quilting Group 07 August 2021 – 14 August 2021 : Alaska : Focal Point Ministries Group and Quilting Group 14 August 2021 – 21 August 2021 : Alaska : Quilting Group Koningsdam: 04 March 2020 – 15 March 2020 : S. Caribbean : Quilting Group 11 July 2020 – 18 July 2020 : Alaska : Pathway to Victory/Inspiration Group 25 July 2020 – 01 August 2020 ; Alaska : Trinity Western University Group 03 October 2020 – 10 October 2020 : Mexican Riviera : Quilt Seminar at Sea Group 17 October 2020 – 03 November 2020 : Circle Hawaii : Road Scholar Group 03 November 2020 – 21 November 2020 : Circle Hawaii : Knitting Group 09 January 2021 – 16 January 2021 : Mexican Riviera : Bridge Group 16 January 2021 – 02 February 2021 : Circle Hawaii : Road Scholar Group & Bridge Group 02 February 2021 – 20 February 2021 : Circle Hawaii : Road Scholar Group 20 February 2021 – 27 February 2021 : Mexican Riviera : Continuing Eductation Group Maasdam: 27 April 2020 – 04 May 2020 : Pacific Coast : Knitting Group 04 May 2020 – 18 May 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Knitting Group 15 June 2020 – 29 June 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group 13 July 2020 – 27 July 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group 27 July 2020 – 10 August 2020 : Alaskan Explore : Road Scholar Group 10 August 2020 – 24 August 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group 24 August 2020 – 07 September 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group 09 April 2021 – 19 April 2021 : Sea of Cortez : Quilting Group Nieuw Amsterdam: 14 March 2020 – 21 March 2020 : Caribbean : Quilt Retreat Group 28 March 2020 – 04 April 2020 : Caribbean : Continuing Education Group 09 January 2021 – 16 January 2021 : Tropical Caribbean : Mercy Me at Sea Group 16 January 2021 – 23 January 2021 : Eastern Caribbean : Katinas & Kuzins/Inspiration Group 06 February 2021 – 13 February 2021 : Eastern Caribbean : Gospel Music Celebration Nieuw Statendam: 05 April 2020 – 12 April 2020 : E Caribbean : Continuing Education Group 10 May 2020 – 23 May 2020 : Baltics : Road Scholar Group 07 June 2020 – 21 June 2020 : Voyage of Midnight Sun : Road Scholar Group 05 July 2020 – 19 July 2020 : Voyage of Midnight Sun : Road Scholar Group 19 July 2020 – 26 July 2020 : Norse Legends : Continuing Education Group 30 August 2020 – 13 September 2020 : Baltics : Road Scholar Group 05 October 2020 – 15 October 2020 : Med Dream : Mark Steyn Conservative Group Noordam: 14 June 2020 – 21 June 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group 12 July 2020 – 19 July 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group 26 July 2020 – 02 August 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group 17 January 2021 – 30 January 2021 : South East Asia : Knitting Group 30 January 2021 – 13 February 2021 : China & Japan : Knitting Group Oosterdam: 14 March 2020 – 21 March 2020 : Mexican Riviera : Continuing Education Group 18 April 2020 – 25 April 2020 : Mexican Riviera : Flying Leap Vineyards Group 03 May 2020 – 10 May 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group 28 June 2020 – 05 July 2020 : Alaska : Intentional Living Group 26 July 2020 – 02 August 2020 : Alaska: Quilting Group 02 August 2020 – 09 August 2020 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group (Family focus) 30 August 2020 – 06 September 2020 : Alaska : Deeper Faith Cruise 24 October 2020 – 07 November 2020 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholar Group 16 January 2021 – 30 January 2021 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholar Group 13 February 2021 – 27 February 2021 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholar Group 13 June 2021 – 20 June 2021 : Alaska : Quilting Group 20 June 2021 – 27 June 2021 : Alaska : Quilting Group Rotterdam: 11 March 2020 – 27 March 2020 : Panama Canal : Road Scholar Group 18 July 2020 – 25 July 2020 : Viking Sagas : Road Scholar Group 08 August 2020 – 15 August 2020 : Viking Sagas : Road Scholar Group Westerdam: 16 August 2020 – 23 August 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group 30 August 2020 – 06 September 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group 30 October 2020 – 03 November 2020 : S. American Passage : Knitting Group 27 November 2020 – 19 December 2020 : S. America : Sky & Telescope Insight Eclipse Group 30 January 2021 – 19 February 2021 : Antartica : Quilting Group 19 February 2021 – 05 March 2021 : South America Passage : Road Scholar Group 05 March 2021 – 19 March 2021 : South America Passage : Road Scholar Group Veendam: 23 May 2020 – 06 June 2020 : Baltic : Knitting Group 11 July 2020 – 25 July 2020 : British Isles Explorer: Knitting Group 22 August 2020 – 08 September 2020 : British Isles : Knitting Group 17 January 2021 – 24 January 2021 : W Caribbean : Bridge Group Volendam: 04 January 2021 – 19 March 2021 : South America Circumnavigation : Road Scholar Group Zaandam: 23 May 2020 – 30 May 2020 : Canada & N.E. Discovery : Road Scholar Group 05 September 2020 – 12 September 2020 : Canada & B.E. Discovery : Road Scholar Group Zuiderdam: 08 March 2020 – 18 March 2020 : Panama Canal : Road Scholar /Continuing Education Group 20 June 2020 – 02 July 2020 : European Splendour : Quilt Seminar at Sea 02 July 2020 – 16 July 2020 : Northern Isles : Knitting Group 16 July 2020 – 26 July 2020 : Jewels of the Baltic : Road Scholar Group 27 September 2020 – 07 October 2020 : Canada & New England : Continuing Education Group 24 February 2021 – 07 March 2021 : Panama & Southern Caribbean : Road Scholar Group 07 March 2021 – 17 March 2021 : Panama & Southern Caribbean : Road Scholar Group 07 April 2021 – 18 April 2021 : Panama & Southern Caribbean : Road Scholar Group If anyone has any further information, please post it here and I will include it in the next update. Thanks! E & O.E.
  9. today is Mothers Day and Clean up Your Room Day which seem to go together If I had a resort in Georgia and a home in Hell, I'd sell the restort and go home. -- Eugene P. Gallagher (edited) Meal suggestion for today - French Onion Chicken At Sea Atlantic Nieuw Amsterdam destination Cape Town South Africa eta 5/12 Nieuw Statendam destination Rotterdam eta 5/12 Rotterdam destination Cape Town eta 5/19 Veendam destination Cape Town eta 5/21 Volendam destination Cape Town South Africa 5/11 Zaandam destination Rotterdam eta 5/12 Marine Traffic shows San Antonio Chile as Zaandam's destination but she is sailing in the same general area as Nieuw Statendam so I left the destination as Rotterdam [Fortaleza Brazil[/b] Zuiderdam destination At Sea Pacific Koningsdam destination Puerto Vallarta eta 5/13 Maasdam destination Labuan Malaysia eta 5/27 Noordam destination Manila 5/23 Westerdam destination Manila eta 5/23 La Paz Anchorage Oosterdam Manila Anchorage Eurodam At Sea Indian Ocean Amsterdam destination Manila eta 5/12
  10. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING Updated April 10th, 2020 We all love to hear what cruises you are booked on. I post the Bon Voyage threads 7 days before sailing so, to be included in this, you need to post your details here to allow sufficient time to be on the updated Future Cruise Listing. It’s better to post earlier than later but if it is later please post THREE weeks in advance to make sure it doesn’t get missed. We would also be interested to know if this is your first cruise, your first HAL cruise or if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary. Details needed are in the 2nd post of this thread. Please use REPLY and not QUOTE when posting to this thread. Using 'Quote' makes a very long thread and difficult for others to read. While this list is a lot of fun, please don't mistake it for a Roll Call thread. You can go to the Roll Call Section here on Cruise Critic and find your cruise to sign up there too. That's where your Meet & Greet planning, tour sharing, and other activities specific to your cruise will be happening. This week’s additions and changes are in BOLD and highlighted in aqua (sea colours). MAY 2020 Noordam - 17-May-20 - 11 day Triple Denali Reagan0712 - land & sea - 3 days in Denali pre-cruise, 1st time to Alaska Zuiderdam - 15-May-20 - 12 day Mediterranean Empires gwilli SeaVuPlay Koningsdam - 16-May-20 - 7 day Alaska mean - 1st HAL cruise Eurodam - 16-May-20 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer AJSkarbo Maasdam - 18-May-20 - 14 day Great Alaska Explorer TomAndJane woodworker & knitter AlanF65 - first HAL cruise Cruizer Bill & Cruizer Diana Veendam - 23-May-20 - Baltic Cruise highfields Zaandam - 23-May-20 - 7-Day Canada & New England Discovery BRWolf - (Bruce and Karen) Amsterdam - 26-May-20 - 11 day The Atlantic Coast HELENPSL - with brother and sil - surprise! JUNE 2020 Maasdam - 01-Jun-20 - 14 day Alaska Aussie_traveller13 - celebrating 40th anniversary N Amsterdam - 03-Jun-20 - 24 day Mediterranean Empires/Adriatic Dream taxmantoo Eurodam - 06-Jun-20 - 7 day Alaska saturn93 - with sister (her 1st HAL cruise) N Statendam - 07-Jun-20 - 14 night Voyage of the Midnight Sun travelingla Westerdam - 14-Jun-20 - 14 day Alaska VCR-Seward-VCR Himself Zuiderdam - 20-Jun-20 - 12 day European Splendour (Rome - Copenhagen) mr. godfredo - celebrating 25 year anniversary azalice Eurodam - 20-Jun-20 - 7 day Alaska Noella Mary - first HAL cruise & first time to Alaska Veendam - 20-Jun-20 - 35 day Spitsbergen, Iceland & British Isles RetiredNow - celebrating 40th anniversary on board & 34th year cruising with HAL N Statendam - 21-Jun-20 - 7 day Norse Legends vicd1969 Westerdam - 21-Jun-20 - 7 day Alaska, Seward to Vancouver KidCruze - with in laws, first HAL cruise N Amsterdam - 27-Jun-20 - 12 day Greek Odyssey calebandjess - celebrating 10th anniversary, CAleb’s birthday & 1st HAL cruise JULY 2020 Zuiderdam - 02-Jul-20 - 24 day Northern Isles & Jewels of the Baltic Lucie73821 Zaandam - 04-Jul-20 - 7 day Canada & New England sevenseasnomad - B2B with July 11th Zaandam - 11-Jul-20 - 7 day Canada & New England sevenseasnomad - B2B following July 4th, 1st cruise as a solo Eurodam - 11-Jul-20 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Loreto - cruising with family & celebrating Loreto’s birthday on board N. Statendam- 19-Jul-20 - 7 day Norwegian fjord Bramcruiser Empress of the Seas - 20-Jul-20 - 7 day Best of Bermuda rafinmd - B2B with July 27th Empress of the Seas - 27-Jul-20 - 7 day New England & Canada out of Bayonne rafinmd - B2B following July 20th Maasdam - 27-Jul-20 - 14 day Alaska kenphy - becoming 4* on this cruise AUGUST 2020 Koningsdam - 01-Aug-20 - Alaska with Glacier Bay & Inland Passage lazey1 N Statendam -02-Aug-20 - 14 day Northern Isles Cailey53 Viking Orion - 04-Aug-20 - 68 day Grand Cape Horn Adventure ArtsyCraftsy Zuiderdam - 09-Aug-20 - 10 day Jewels of the Baltic shudie- B2B with Aug. 19th Emerald Princess - 16-Aug-20 - 7 Alaska luvteaching - B2B with Aug. 23 Oosterdam Caribbean Princess -17-Aug-20 - 16 day Greenland & Canada StartrainDD Zuiderdam - 19-Aug-20 - 19 day Viking Passage I like vacation Vict0riann - big birthday on board shudie- B2B with Aug. 9th crystalspin Queen Mary 2 - 21-Aug-20 - 7-night Eastbound Transatlantic rafinmd - B2B2B with Crystal Serenity 30 Aug and Zuiderdam Sept 17th Veendam - 22-Aug-20 - 17 day European River Explorer (Ams - Ven) Scrapnana - B2B with Sept. 8th Zaandam - 22-Aug-20 - 7 Day Historic Coast Crazy For Cats Koningsdam - 22-Aug-20 - 7 night Alaska sachinbapat - 1st cruise celebrating 25th anniversary Oosterdam - 23-Aug-20 - 7 day Alaska luvteaching - B2B following Emerald Princess Aug. 16th Crystal Serenity - 30-Aug-20 - 13 day TA Discovery (BCN - Que) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and with Zuiderdam Sept. 17th SEPTEMBER 2020 N Amsterdam - 07-Sep-20 - 24 day Mediterranean Empires & Adriatic Dream NikkiGR - celebrating 45th anniversary, 1st HAL cruise Veendam - 08-Sep-20 - 14 day Turkey & Greek Isles Explorer Scrapnana - B2B following Aug. 22nd N Statendam - 13-Sep-20 - 12 night Iberian Peninsula Poulsbo Cruisers - 30th anniversary cruise Zuiderdam - 17-Sep-20 - 10 day Newfoundland & New England Discovery (Quebec to Boston) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and Crystal Serenity Aug. 30th N Amsterdam - 19-Sep-20 - 12 day Adriatic Dream vcd1969 Westerdam - 20-Sep-20 - 17 day Circle Hawaii carlyshenk Divi - 1st time to Hawaii & on the Westerdam lynanken -1st time to Hawaii & on Westerdam Viking Sea - 21-Sep-20 - 10 days Empire of the Mediterranean (Venice to Athens) terrydtx - 1st Viking Ocean cruise, celebrating50th anniversary Koningsdam - 26-Sep-20 - 7 day Wine and Country & Pacific Northwest crunchii & Zarmengar madera1 Oosterdam - 27-Sep-20 - 26 day South Pacific Crossing - Seattle to Sydney Mud_Shark - 1st HAL cruise Oosterdam - 27-Sep-20 - Seattle to Auckland B2B ending Nov. 7th sailingdutchy Noordam - 27-Sep-20 - 28 day North Pacific Crossing & Japan Collector gigianne - new horizons kazu richwmn OCTOBER 2020 Viking Tir – 01-Oct-20 – 14 day Grand European River Cruise (Budapest to Amsterdam) aliaschief & DWaliaschief - 1st Grand river cruise Rotterdam - 03-Oct-20 - 29 day Iberian Adventure & Passage to America obriendan Westerdam - 07-Oct-20 - 37 day Inca & South America Discovery GeorgeCharlie N Amsterdam - 13-Oct-20 - 12 day Mediterranean Romance canadianbear - 1st time in Europe Rotterdam - 17-Oct-20 - 15 day Transatlantic (BCN - FLL) sambamama- 1st time to Africa Reagan0712 - 1st time to Africa ger_77 & Honey Bunny - 5th Transatlantic N Statendam - 27-Oct-20 - 15 day Passage to America canadianbear Zaandam - 31-Oct-20 - 17 day Panama Canal Sequimcookie NOVEMBER 2020 Koningsdam - 03-Nov-20 - 18 day Hawaii mcrcruiser packercruising - 3rd HAL cruise Eurodam - 08-Nov-20 - 14 day Eastern/Western Caribbean saturn93 Zuiderdam - 08-Nov-20 - 10 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Crazy For Cats N Statendam - 11-Nov-20 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Overhead Fred Susanmaz Westerdam - 13-Nov-20 - 14 day South America Passage (BA - Santiago) Taters Zaandam - 17-Nov-20 - 32 day Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas RetiredNow N Amsterdam - 21-Nov-20 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean neuronbob Koningsdam - 21-Nov-20 - Mexican Riviera lazey1 N Statendam - 22-Nov-20 - 10 day Southern Caribbean Seafarer cruiseguy56 Westerdam - 27-Nov-20 - 22 day South America, Antarctica & Solar Eclipse Loreto Obnxshs & Missy's Mom - achievieving 5* on this cruise Zuiderdam - 29-Nov-20 - 10 day Panama Sunfarer Cruisinetta HAL Sailer - celebrating 25th anniversary DECEMBER 2020 N Statendam - 02-Dec-20 - 11 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer wdw1972 phyllisrf N Statendam - 02-Dec-20 - 21 day Caribbean (B2B Dec. 2-23) cate54 - mother & daughter cruise GeriatricNurse Zuiderdam - 09-Dec-20 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Mr and Mrs CIQ -retirement cruise grest Eurodam - 09-Dec-20 - 10 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Westerdam - 19-Dec-20 - 22 day South America & Antarctica Holiday StartrainDD - pre-cruise trip Dec. 13th to Igazu Falls Noordam - 20-Dec-20 - 15-day Far East Discovery LTC Motes - party of 7 Amsterdam - 21-Dec-20 - 14 day Christmas & New Year richwmn NCL Escape - 27-Dec-20 - 7 night Eastern Caribbean msmayor - holiday cruise to celebrate with adult children Zuiderdam - 27-Dec-20 - New Year’s Cruise fatcat04 - 3 generation cruise with grand moms, fatcat04 & kids JANUARY 2021 Koningsdam - 02-Jan-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera mab4285 - first solo cruise & HAL cruise as an adult N Amsterdam - 02-Jan-21 - 14 day Western/Tropical Caribbean summer slope doncarlos & Fishbabe Amsterdam - 04-Jan-21 - 128 day Grand World Voyage vinonme2 Mtn2Sea Volendam - 04-Jan-21 - 74 day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage StLouisCruisers - 2nd Grand Voyage, 3rd time to Antarctica Maasdam - 04-Jan-21 - 40 day Australia, Indonesia & Indian Collector aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B with Feb 13th & Mar 4th N Statendam - 06-Jan-21 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer crystalspin - with dr'spin, mom & DBr0 & SIL, celebrating 30th anniversary & DB's 60th birthday Cailey53 Koningsdam - 09-Jan-21 - 24 day Collectors' Cruise - Hawaii & Mexico DeeniEncinitas N Amsterdam - 09-Jan-21 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean deliver42 Westerdam - 10-Jan-21 - 20 day South America & Antarctica (Santiago - BA) I like vacation bluesplayer Brewgirl1 - 1 more cruise with parents N Statendam - 27-Jan-21 - 4 day Caribbean (HMC & Key West) Roz FEBRUARY 2021 Eurodam - 07-Feb-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean Cruise Suzy Maasdam - 13-Feb-21 - 19 day Papua, New Guinea & Phillipine Adventurer aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B following Jan. 4th & with Mar. 4th Dogstar & Mrs. Dogstar - celebrating 30th anniversary Rotterdam - 21-Feb-21 - 32 day Hawaii, Tahiti, & Marquesas Overhead Fred josumello - first HAL cruise samsonmo MARCH 2021 Maasdam - 04-Mar-21 - 25 day South Pacific Crossing aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B following Jan. 4th & Feb. 13th N Statendam - 21-Mar-21 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer doone - Friends & Family cruise wdw1972 - with hubby & friends fatcat04 Veendam - 21-Mar-21 - 7 day Western Caribbean Crazy For Cats Rotterdam - 25-Mar-21 - 16 day Panama Canal (San Diego - FLL) samsonmo - B2B with April 10th APRIL 2021 Maasdam - 09-Apr-21 - 14 day Mexican Riviera sambamama - 1st Mexican Riviera, birthday celebration on board Rotterdam - 10-Apr-21 - 14 day Transatlantic - FLL - Rotterdam samsonmo - B2B following March 25th MAY 2021 Ryndam - 15-May-21 - 7 day Premier Venice to Rome 1ANGELCAT richwmn - B2B with May 22nd Ryndam - 15-May-21 - 17 day Premier Voyage & European Splendor Cailey53 - 1st inaugural voyage Ryndam - 22-May-21- 10 day European Splendour richwmn - B2B following May 15th doncarlos & Fishbabe JUNE 2021 N Statendam - 06-Jun-21 - 19 day Norse Legends & Jewels of the Baltics Stefanni0522 N Statendam - 15-Jun-21 - 10 day Jewel of the Baltics Veenendaal6 - celebrating 28th anniversary Westerdam - 19-Jun-21 - 12 night Greece & Adriatic Antiquities madera1 - celebrating 50th anniversary on board JULY 2021 Oosterdam - 25-Jul-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Cruise Suzy - introducing DD, DS & their spouses to their first cruise AUGUST 2021 Rotterdam - 12-Aug-21 - 17 day Greenland, Newfoundland & New England Discovery Crazy for Cats Oosterdam - 22-Aug-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer crunchii & Zarmengar NOVEMBER 2021 Zuiderdam - 10-Nov-21 - 17 day Spanish Farewell NextOne JANUARY 2022 Amsterdam - 04-Jan-22 - Grand World Voyage golflover51 vinonme2 Rotterdam - 19-Jan-22 - 24 day Panama Canal DeeniEncinitas FEBRUARY 2022 Oceania Riviera - 19-Feb-22 - 17 day Caribbean DeeniEncinitas HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  11. today is Armed Forces Day and National Mimosa Day If God had not given us sticky tape, it would have been necessary to invent it. Meal suggestion for today - Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs At Sea Atlantic Ocean Rotterdam destination Cape Town eta 5/18 Veendam destination Cape Town eta 5/23 Zuiderdam destination Walvis Bay eta 5/23 At Sea Indian Ocean Nieuw Amsterdam destination Jakarta eta 5/26 Volendam destination Port Louis Mauritius eta 5/22 At Sea Pacific Ocean Maasdam destination Labuan Malaysia eta 5/27 Noordam destination Manila 5/22 Oosterdam destination La Paz Mexico eta 5/16 Westerdam destination Singapore eta 5/25 Manila Anchorage Eurodam Amsterdam These ships are currently avoiding a typhoon Puerto Vallarta Koningsdam Scheveningen NL Anchorage Nieuw Statendam Zaandam
  12. I booked with the offer on Wednesday, and yes, $200pp plus port, fees, and taxes due at the time of booking. We booked the Nieuw Amsterdam for Feb 2021. We did the free inside and did not upgrade. I am fine taking the risk with a guarantee inside.
  13. Nieuw Amsterdam will be making yet another appearance in Port Everglades, FL, tomorrow, Monday, 20 April 2020 for bunkering and provisioning. She is scheduled to arrive at Berth 26 at 0700 hrs local. Her scheduled departure time, although not yet confirmed, is 5:00 PM local. Nieuw Amsterdam, is one of the ships designated by the HAL Group to "ferry" designated non-essential crew from other laid up HAL Group ships back home and she, Nieuw A, will consequently be sailing to Asia shortly. The only other cruise ship in PE port tomorrow will be Regal Princess (0600-4:00 PM; Berth #2) Regal P. is another Holland America group vessel designated as a "crew ferry ship". She'll be ferrying crew back to Southampton and Rotterdam. The remaining "crew ferry" ships in the group are Volendam, Veendam, Caribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Island Princess and Seabourn Quest. This does not include Amsterdam and Eurodam already enroute to Indonesia and the Philippines to disembark non-essential crew You can watch the action tomorrow on only one webcam (Port Everglades) since the other (Ft. Lauderdale) is under renovation https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/
  14. My very first HAL cruise was a Signature Suite on Nieuw Amsterdam, and we loved it! There are many pros. We cruised her sister ship, Eurodam, this past summer and if I were to list one con, it would be the lack of a cocktail lounge with softer music where you can actually talk to others. The only soft music is Lincoln Center Stage, but that's more like a performance, so no talking.
  15. We love the Tamarind Restaurant on the Nieuw Amsterdam.
  16. I'm not one of those suggesting either HAL or Princess would get chopped. Personally I'd like to see Carnival keep them both because I think they serve different markets and, especially, different itineraries. That said, the benefit that Princess brings to Carnival is their larger ("huge") ship sizes. They have much larger ships than HAL and I think that makes them more profitable on a per passenger basis. Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam, and Ryndam fit that mold ("ilk"). I can safely say that my wife and I wouldn't want to sail on the large Princess-sized cruise ships. We've sailed the Koningsdam twice, and don't want to sail a ship that large again. Too many people--too little space. We're very happy with the Vista class ships, and after sailing the Veendam and Zaandam we don't want to go big. No Princess for us...
  17. Another, now infrequent, dam ship appearance in Ft. Lauderdale/Port Everglades during these uncertain times! HAL's still newest ship, Nieuw Statendam will be making her presence known on Sunday, March 29, 2020 in order to take on fuel, water and some stores, as well as a small bit of crew turnover. She is due in at 0700 hrs local and going to berth 19. Prelim departure is scheduled for 5:00 PM Two others members of the Holland America Group are scheduled to make an appearance; Sky Princess arriving at 0600 hrs. local and assigned berth 26, and her stablemate Regal Princess, arriving at 0630 hrs local, and assigned to berth 02. Regal is scheduled to depart at 4:00 PM and Sky, like Nieuw S., at 5:00 PM The webcams can be found at: https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/
  18. today is American Indian Day and Lost Sock Memorial Day Concept, n.: Any "idea" for which an outside consultant billed you more than $25,000. Meal suggestion for today - Turkey Meat Loaf At Sea Atlantic Nieuw Amsterdam destination Cape Town South Africa eta 5/12 Nieuw Statendam destination Rotterdam eta 5/12 Rotterdam destination Cape Town eta 5/19 Veendam destination Cape Town eta 5/21 Volendam destination Cape Town South Africa 5/11 Zaandam destination Rotterdam eta 5/12 Zuiderdam destination Walvis Bay eta 5/19 Marine Traffic shows San Antonio Chile as Zaandam's destination but she is sailing in the same general area as Nieuw Statendam so I left the destination as Rotterdam At Sea Pacific Koningsdam destination Puerto Vallarta eta 5/13 Maasdam destination Labuan Malaysia eta 5/27 Noordam destination Manila 5/23 Westerdam destination Manila eta 5/23 La Paz Anchorage Oosterdam Manila Anchorage Eurodam At Sea Indian Ocean Amsterdam destination Manila eta 5/12
  19. This Millennial loves HAL for its classic cruising style. Keep: Wraparound Promenade Deck with space for deck chairs (and why I won't sail the Pinnacle class ships) A functional Crow's Nest/library (and by functional, I mean books, puzzles, games etc). Bring back the cozy Captain's corner, especially on the Nieuw Amsterdam. Shipboard tea (my favorite meal of the day). Grand Dutch Cafe (have heard of it, would love to see a miniature version on the other ships, or at least offerings during tea or the Lido buffet). Servers for salad-making. Ditch: The promenade (or lack of) on the Pinnacle class and return to the proper sizes. The sales pitches. Luckily I can play the Deaf card and point to my ear and shake my head and carry on. EXC - or least move it to another area not occupied by the Crow's Nest The birdbath for a proper aft pool. Bring Back: Dinner music with adagio Dutch-influenced treats (bitterbollen) on ships that don't have the Grand Dutch Cafe The library (worth stating it twice) Arts & Crafts and activities Classic ship activities (shuffleboard, horse-racing, costume contests, scavenger hunts, etc). Yes I said shuffleboard as it was a lost art which I LOVED when I sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam). Intellectual port talks and history of HAL (would LOVE to see books in the gift shop on the history of HAL and ocean liners). More open decks and the feel of "being at sea". I don't want floating condominiums or Las Vegas resorts. I need options when it comes to open decks. The logo - I liked it better when Haelve Maen was superimposed onto the Nieuw Amsterdam II. Fix: Improve accessibility for Deaf passengers (no more antique tools or philosophies) Captioning on TV in the staterooms. (A flash and they're gone does NOT work.) The shops. I would rather see an International shop with treats and local merchandise rather than the high-end stuff that I can't afford. A section of the gift shop for books about sailing, cruising, and the history of HAL. A dream come true: A new ocean liner dressed in the old HAL livery (a modern version of Nieuw Amsterdam II of 1938 but with some modern conveniences. This could be a one-off ship in its own class. Perhaps name it the Stellendam as that name has not been used yet? Well, a combination of the best elements of the NA and the Rotterdam of 1959 plus perks from the Vista/Signature classes. (I've been messing around with redrawing deck plans and figuring out how to bring back the enclosed promenade deck but making it functional (ie not a wasted underused outdoor-indoor space). Basically I would take the so-called "Royal Promenade" that are found on ships and turn it inside-out with the cafes, bars, shops, etc in the center opening out to a wraparound indoor promenade area with sitting areas for the cafes/bars/clubs/lounges and quiet niches to read/talk/etc. But importantly, keep it walkable. Keep the outside promenade on the S, R, Vista, and Signature but with a second indoor promenade deck. (it would have to be broken up into fire zones somehow to comply to safety codes. So no stunning vistas like the Normandie. Kinda of like the one on the SS France/SS Norway.
  20. On HAL, Koningsdam and N. Statendam muster inside now.
  21. HAL is doing a pretty decent job with their new build ships (Koningsdam, Niew Statendam) to attract a younger clientele. Family staterooms, expanded Club HAL (children) facilities, more modern decor, contemporary high tech stage entertainment, Rolling Stone Rock Room and Billboard music venues, etc. We are a family with young children (8 and 10 year old) and we sailed aboard Niew Statendam 3 months ago. I was very apprehensive about taking that cruise after reading so much about HAL ships being like nursing homes. Long story short, we had an absolutely fantastic vacation. Easily one of the best cruises that we’ve taken as a family. The kids had an absolutely fantastic time. We learned that we don’t care for many of the offerings normally associated with more family friendly cruise lines. I do consider HAL to be mass market, but more of a premium mass market product. It offers enough of an upgrade to be a step above lines like Royal, Carnival, NCL, etc. The experience does feel a bit more upscale but it doesn’t quite fall in the luxury line category.
  22. today is National Chocolate Chip Day and Police Officer's Memorial Day Let us live!!! Let us love!!! Let us share the deepest secrets of our souls!!! You first. Meal suggestion for today - Mushroom fajitas with avocado hummus At Sea Atlantic Ocean Rotterdam destination Cape Town eta 5/18 Veendam destination Cape Town eta 5/23 Zuiderdam destination Walvis Bay eta 5/23 At Sea Indian Ocean Nieuw Amsterdam destination Jakarta eta 5/26 At Sea Pacific Ocean Maasdam destination Labuan Malaysia eta 5/27 Noordam destination Manila 5/22 Oosterdam destination La Paz Mexico eta 5/16 Westerdam destination Singapore eta 5/25 Amsterdam Anchorage Zaandam Cape Town Anchorage Volendam Manila Anchorage Eurodam Amsterdam These ships are currently avoiding a typhoon Puerto Vallarta Koningsdam Scheveningen NL Nieuw Statendam
  23. today is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day 'I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." -- Mae West Meal suggestion for today - Oven Roasted Turkey Breast At Sea Atlantic Ocean Rotterdam destination Cape Town eta 5/18 Veendam destination Cape Town eta 5/21 At Sea Indian Ocean Nieuw Amsterdam destination Jakarta eta 5/26 At Sea Pacific Ocean Maasdam destination Labuan Malaysia eta 5/27 Noordam destination Manila 5/22 Westerdam destination Singapore eta 5/25 Amsterdam Anchorage Zaandam Cape Town Anchorage Volendam Manila Anchorage Eurodam Amsterdam Puerto Vallarta Koningsdam Oosterdam Salvador Brazil Anchorage Zuiderdam Scheveningen NL Nieuw Statendam
  24. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING Updated April 3rd, 2020 We all love to hear what cruises you are booked on. I post the Bon Voyage threads 7 days before sailing so, to be included in this, you need to post your details here to allow sufficient time to be on the updated Future Cruise Listing. It’s better to post earlier than later but if it is later please post THREE weeks in advance to make sure it doesn’t get missed. We would also be interested to know if this is your first cruise, your first HAL cruise or if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary. Details needed are in the 2nd post of this thread. Please use REPLY and not QUOTE when posting to this thread. Using 'Quote' makes a very long thread and difficult for others to read. While this list is a lot of fun, please don't mistake it for a Roll Call thread. You can go to the Roll Call Section here on Cruise Critic and find your cruise to sign up there too. That's where your Meet & Greet planning, tour sharing, and other activities specific to your cruise will be happening. This week’s additions and changes are in BOLD and highlighted in aqua (sea colours). MAY 2020 Noordam - 17-May-20 - 11 day Triple Denali Reagan0712 - land & sea - 3 days in Denali pre-cruise, 1st time to Alaska Zuiderdam - 15-May-20 - 12 day Mediterranean Empires gwilli SeaVuPlay Koningsdam - 16-May-20 - 7 day Alaska mean - 1st HAL cruise Eurodam - 16-May-20 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer AJSkarbo Maasdam - 18-May-20 - 14 day Great Alaska Explorer TomAndJane woodworker & knitter AlanF65 - first HAL cruise Cruizer Bill & Cruizer Diana Veendam - 23-May-20 - Baltic Cruise highfields Zaandam - 23-May-20 - 7-Day Canada & New England Discovery BRWolf - (Bruce and Karen) Amsterdam - 26-May-20 - 11 day The Atlantic Coast HELENPSL - with brother and sil - surprise! JUNE 2020 Maasdam - 01-Jun-20 - 14 day Alaska Aussie_traveller13 - celebrating 40th anniversary N Amsterdam - 03-Jun-20 - 24 day Mediterranean Empires/Adriatic Dream taxmantoo Eurodam - 06-Jun-20 - 7 day Alaska saturn93 - with sister (her 1st HAL cruise) N Statendam - 07-Jun-20 - 14 night Voyage of the Midnight Sun travelingla Westerdam - 14-Jun-20 - 14 day Alaska VCR-Seward-VCR Himself Zuiderdam - 20-Jun-20 - 12 day European Splendour (Rome - Copenhagen) mr. godfredo - celebrating 25 year anniversary azalice Eurodam - 20-Jun-20 - 7 day Alaska Noella Mary - first HAL cruise & first time to Alaska Veendam - 20-Jun-20 - 35 day Spitsbergen, Iceland & British Isles RetiredNow - celebrating 40th anniversary on board & 34th year cruising with HAL N Statendam - 21-Jun-20 - 7 day Norse Legends vicd1969 Westerdam - 21-Jun-20 - 7 day Alaska, Seward to Vancouver KidCruze - with in laws, first HAL cruise N Amsterdam - 27-Jun-20 - 12 day Greek Odyssey calebandjess - celebrating 10th anniversary, CAleb’s birthday & 1st HAL cruise JULY 2020 Zuiderdam - 02-Jul-20 - 24 day Northern Isles & Jewels of the Baltic Lucie73821 Zaandam - 04-Jul-20 - 7 day Canada & New England sevenseasnomad - B2B with July 11th Zaandam - 11-Jul-20 - 7 day Canada & New England sevenseasnomad - B2B following July 4th, 1st cruise as a solo Eurodam - 11-Jul-20 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Loreto - cruising with family & celebrating Loreto’s birthday on board N. Statendam- 19-Jul-20 - 7 day Norwegian fjord Bramcruiser Empress of the Seas - 20-Jul-20 - 7 day Best of Bermuda rafinmd - B2B with July 27th Empress of the Seas - 27-Jul-20 - 7 day New England & Canada out of Bayonne rafinmd - B2B following July 20th Maasdam - 27-Jul-20 - 14 day Alaska kenphy - becoming 4* on this cruise AUGUST 2020 N Statendam -02-Aug-20 - 14 day Northern Isles Cailey53 Viking Orion - 04-Aug-20 - 68 day Grand Cape Horn Adventure ArtsyCraftsy Zuiderdam - 09-Aug-20 - 10 day Jewels of the Baltic shudie- B2B with Aug. 19th Emerald Princess - 16-Aug-20 - 7 Alaska luvteaching - B2B with Aug. 23 Oosterdam Caribbean Princess -17-Aug-20 - 16 day Greenland & Canada StartrainDD Zuiderdam - 19-Aug-20 - 19 day Viking Passage I like vacation Vict0riann - big birthday on board shudie- B2B with Aug. 9th crystalspin Queen Mary 2 - 21-Aug-20 - 7-night Eastbound Transatlantic rafinmd - B2B2B with Crystal Serenity 30 Aug and Zuiderdam Sept 17th Veendam - 22-Aug-20 - 17 day European River Explorer (Ams - Ven) Scrapnana - B2B with Sept. 8th Zaandam - 22-Aug-20 - 7 Day Historic Coast Crazy For Cats Koningsdam - 22-Aug-20 - 7 night Alaska sachinbapat - 1st cruise celebrating 25th anniversary Oosterdam - 23-Aug-20 - 7 day Alaska luvteaching - B2B following Emerald Princess Aug. 16th Crystal Serenity - 30-Aug-20 - 13 day TA Discovery (BCN - Que) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and with Zuiderdam Sept. 17th SEPTEMBER 2020 N Amsterdam - 07-Sep-20 - 24 day Mediterranean Empires & Adriatic Dream NikkiGR - celebrating 45th anniversary, 1st HAL cruise Veendam - 08-Sep-20 - 14 day Turkey & Greek Isles Explorer Scrapnana - B2B following Aug. 22nd N Statendam - 13-Sep-20 - 12 night Iberian Peninsula Poulsbo Cruisers - 30th anniversary cruise Zuiderdam - 17-Sep-20 - 10 day Newfoundland & New England Discovery (Quebec to Boston) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and Crystal Serenity Aug. 30th N Amsterdam - 19-Sep-20 - 12 day Adriatic Dream vcd1969 Westerdam - 20-Sep-20 - 17 day Circle Hawaii carlyshenk Divi - 1st time to Hawaii & on the Westerdam lynanken -1st time to Hawaii & on Westerdam Viking Sea - 21-Sep-20 - 10 days Empire of the Mediterranean (Venice to Athens) terrydtx - 1st Viking Ocean cruise, celebrating50th anniversary Koningsdam - 26-Sep-20 - 7 day Wine and Country & Pacific Northwest crunchii & Zarmengar madera1 Oosterdam - 27-Sep-20 - 26 day South Pacific Crossing - Seattle to Sydney Mud_Shark - 1st HAL cruise Oosterdam - 27-Sep-20 - Seattle to Auckland B2B ending Nov. 7th sailingdutchy Noordam - 27-Sep-20 - 28 day North Pacific Crossing & Japan Collector gigianne - new horizons kazu richwmn OCTOBER 2020 Viking Tir – 01-Oct-20 – 14 day Grand European River Cruise (Budapest to Amsterdam) aliaschief & DWaliaschief - 1st Grand river cruise Rotterdam - 03-Oct-20 - 29 day Iberian Adventure & Passage to America obriendan Westerdam - 07-Oct-20 - 37 day Inca & South America Discovery GeorgeCharlie N Amsterdam - 13-Oct-20 - 12 day Mediterranean Romance canadianbear - 1st time in Europe Rotterdam - 17-Oct-20 - 15 day Transatlantic (BCN - FLL) sambamama- 1st time to Africa Reagan0712 - 1st time to Africa ger_77 & Honey Bunny - 5th Transatlantic N Statendam - 27-Oct-20 - 15 day Passage to America canadianbear Zaandam - 31-Oct-20 - 17 day Panama Canal Sequimcookie NOVEMBER 2020 Koningsdam - 03-Nov-20 - 18 day Hawaii mcrcruiser packercruising - 3rd HAL cruise Eurodam - 08-Nov-20 - 14 day Eastern/Western Caribbean saturn93 Zuiderdam - 08-Nov-20 - 10 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Crazy For Cats N Statendam - 11-Nov-20 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Overhead Fred Susanmaz Westerdam - 13-Nov-20 - 14 day South America Passage (BA - Santiago) Taters Zaandam - 17-Nov-20 - 32 day Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas RetiredNow N Amsterdam - 21-Nov-20 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean neuronbob N Statendam - 22-Nov-20 - 10 day Southern Caribbean Seafarer cruiseguy56 Westerdam - 27-Nov-20 - 22 day South America, Antarctica & Solar Eclipse Loreto Obnxshs & Missy's Mom - achievieving 5* on this cruise Zuiderdam - 29-Nov-20 - 10 day Panama Sunfarer Cruisinetta HAL Sailer - celebrating 25th anniversary DECEMBER 2020 N Statendam - 02-Dec-20 - 11 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer wdw1972 phyllisrf N Statendam - 02-Dec-20 - 21 day Caribbean (B2B Dec. 2-23) cate54 - mother & daughter cruise GeriatricNurse Zuiderdam - 09-Dec-20 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Mr and Mrs CIQ -retirement cruise grest Eurodam - 09-Dec-20 - 10 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Westerdam - 19-Dec-20 - 22 day South America & Antarctica Holiday StartrainDD - pre-cruise trip Dec. 13th to Igazu Falls Noordam - 20-Dec-20 - 15-day Far East Discovery LTC Motes - party of 7 Amsterdam - 21-Dec-20 - 14 day Christmas & New Year richwmn NCL Escape - 27-Dec-20 - 7 night Eastern Caribbean msmayor - holiday cruise to celebrate with adult children Zuiderdam - 27-Dec-20 - New Year’s Cruise fatcat04 - 3 generation cruise with grand moms, fatcat04 & kids JANUARY 2021 Koningsdam - 02-Jan-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera mab4285 - first solo cruise & HAL cruise as an adult N Amsterdam - 02-Jan-21 - 14 day Western/Tropical Caribbean summer slope doncarlos & Fishbabe Amsterdam - 04-Jan-21 - 128 day Grand World Voyage vinonme2 Mtn2Sea Volendam - 04-Jan-21 - 74 day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage StLouisCruisers - 2nd Grand Voyage, 3rd time to Antarctica Maasdam - 04-Jan-21 - 40 day Australia, Indonesia & Indian Collector aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B with Feb 13th & Mar 4th N Statendam - 06-Jan-21 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer crystalspin - with dr'spin, mom & DBr0 & SIL, celebrating 30th anniversary & DB's 60th birthday Cailey53 Koningsdam - 09-Jan-21 - 24 day Collectors' Cruise - Hawaii & Mexico DeeniEncinitas N Amsterdam - 09-Jan-21 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean deliver42 Westerdam - 10-Jan-21 - 20 day South America & Antarctica (Santiago - BA) I like vacation bluesplayer Rotterdam - 19-Jan-21 - 24 day Panama Canal DeeniEncinitas N Statendam - 27-Jan-21 - 4 day Caribbean (HMC & Key West) Roz FEBRUARY 2021 Maasdam - 13-Feb-21 - 19 day Papua, New Guinea & Phillipine Adventurer aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B following Jan. 4th & with Mar. 4th Oceania ? - 19-Feb-21 - 17 day Caribbean DeeniEncinitas Rotterdam - 21-Feb-21 - 32 day Hawaii, Tahiti, & Marquesas Overhead Fred josumello - first HAL cruise samsonmo MARCH 2021 Maasdam - 04-Mar-21 - 25 day South Pacific Crossing aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B following Jan. 4th & Feb. 13th N Statendam - 21-Mar-21 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer doone - Friends & Family cruise wdw1972 - with hubby & friends fatcat04 Veendam - 21-Mar-21 - 7 day Western Caribbean Crazy For Cats Rotterdam - 25-Mar-21 - 16 day Panama Canal (San Diego - FLL) samsonmo - B2B with April 10th APRIL 2021 Maasdam - 09-Apr-21 - 14 day Mexican Riviera sambamama - 1st Mexican Riviera, birthday celebration on board Rotterdam - 10-Apr-21 - 14 day Transatlantic - FLL - Rotterdam samsonmo - B2B following March 25th MAY 2021 Ryndam - 15-May-21 - 7 day Premier Venice to Rome 1ANGELCAT richwmn - B2B with May 22nd Ryndam - 15-May-21 - 17 day Premier Voyage & European Splendor Cailey53 - 1st inaugural voyage Ryndam - 22-May-21- 10 day European Splendour richwmn - B2B following May 15th doncarlos & Fishbabe JUNE 2021 N Statendam - 06-Jun-21 - 19 day Norse Legends & Jewels of the Baltics Stefanni0522 N Statendam - 15-Jun-21 - 10 day Jewel of the Baltics Veenendaal6 - celebrating 28th anniversary Westerdam - 19-Jun-21 - 12 night Greece & Adriatic Antiquities madera1 - celebrating 50th anniversary on board AUGUST 2021 Rotterdam - 12-Aug-21 - 17 day Greenland, Newfoundland & New England Discovery Crazy for Cats Oosterdam - 22-Aug-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer crunchii & Zarmengar NOVEMBER 2021 Zuiderdam - 10-Nov-21 - 17 day Spanish Farewell NextOne JANUARY 2022 Amsterdam - 04-Jan-22 - Grand World Voyage golflover51 vinonme2 HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  25. We had a verandah on Statendam in her Inaugural year.. You'd have to go back many years for a HaL ship with no verandahs. Statendam was the first of the "S" class ships and forerunner to "R" class.
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