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  1. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING Updated September 18th, 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). DECEMBER 2020 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 Volendam - 21-Dec-20 - 14 day Holiday & New Year’s Cruise richwmn Infi Koningsdam - 26-Dec-20 - 7 day Mexican Riviera New Years Cruise ngaspar - celebrating their 53rd birthday & 2 grandsons’ graduations 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 Statendam - 06-Jan-21 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer crystalspin - with dr'spin, mom & DBr0 & SIL, celebrating 30th anniversary & DB's 60th birthday shipshapegirl N Amsterdam - 09-Jan-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean deliver42 NCTribeFan - B2B with Jan. 16th Westerdam - 10-Jan-21 - 20 day South America & Antarctica (Santiago - BA) I like vacation bluesplayer Brewgirl1 - 1 more cruise with parents Norwegian Bliss - 10-Jan-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera dobiemom N Amsterdam - 16-Jan-21 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean NCTribeFan - B2B following Jan. 9th N Amsterdam - 23-Jan-21 - 14 night Western & Tropical Caribbean columbusseminole2 N Statendam - 27-Jan-21 - 4 day Caribbean (HMC & Key West) Roz Westerdam - 30-Jan-21 - 20 day South America/Antarctica bizzeesheri - 1st solo cruise FEBRUARY 2021 Eurodam - 07-Feb-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean Cruise Suzy Volendam - 14-Feb-21 - 33 night final leg of Grand South America BJzink N Statendam - 17-Feb-21 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer Cailey53 MARCH 2021 Westerdam - 05-Mar-21 - 31 day South America, Inca & Panama Canal Discovery Foxtrot 40 Zuiderdam - 17-Mar-21 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer wdw1972 Eurodam - 21-Mar-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean summer slope - B2B with Mar. 28th N Statendam - 21-Mar-21 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer doone - Friends & Family cruise fatcat04 Koningsdam - 21-Mar-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera KroozNut - celebrating DW’s 71st birthday Koningsdam - 27-Mar-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera WhiteStar1983 - family cruise celebrating sister’s birthday on board Oosterdam - 28-Mar-21 - 43 day Collector cruise New Zealand & Australia Traveling Dot Eurodam - 28-Mar-21 - 14 day Eastern/Western Caribbean summer slope - B2B following Mar. 21st N Statendam - 31-Mar-21 - 18 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Eastern Caribbean Collectors Overhead Fred APRIL 2021 Koningsdam - 10-Apr-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera ernieb - B2B with Apr 17 VictOriann N Statendam - 04-Apr-21 - 14 day Azores & Normandy shipshapegirl Koningsdam - 17-Apr-21 - Classic California Coastal ernieb - B2B following Apr 10th Live4cruises - B2B with April 24th Zuiderdam - 18-Apr-21 - 14 day Passage to Spain saltshell Koningsdam - 24-Apr-21 - 7 day Wine & Country Pacific Northwest lazey1 Live4cruises - B2B following Apr. 21st MAY 2021 Westerdam - 14-May-21 - 24 day Collector Adriatic Antiquities, Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms Mandalay1903 Zaandam - 22-May-21 - 7 day Canada & New England Discovery BRWolf Crazy For Cats - B2B with May 29th Zaandam - 29-May-21 - 7 day Canada & New England Discovery Crazy For Cats - B2B following May 22nd JUNE 2021 N Statendam - 06-Jun-21 - 19 day Norse Legends & Jewels of the Baltics Stefanni0522 Zaandam - 17-Jul-21 - 35 day Voyage of the Vikings BJzink Westerdam - 19-Jun-21 - 12 night Greece & Adriatic Antiquities madera1 - celebrating 50th anniversary on board JULY 2021 Oosterdam - 04-Jul-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer luvteaching Eurodam - 10-Jul-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Loreto - family cruise celebrating Loreto’s birthday N Statendam - 11-July-21 - 7 day Viking Sagas dobiemom Zaandam - 17-Jul-21 - 35 day Voyage of the Vikings BJzink VacationCharlene Oosterdam - 25-Jul-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Cruise Suzy - introducing DD, DS & their spouses to their first cruise AUGUST 2021 Rotterdam - 01-Aug-21 - 7 day Inaugural Sailing 1ANGELCAT Rotterdam - 01-Aug-21 - 21 day Inaugural Sailing richwmn - B2B with Aug. 22 Cailey53 - 1st inaugural voyage bigjohn42 - anniversary celebration cruise Vict0riann Rotterdam - 08-Aug-21 - 14 day European Splendor palmerett doncarlos & fishbabe Zaandam - 21-Aug-21 - 7 day Historic Coasts Crazy For Cats Rotterdam - 22-Aug-21 - 7 day Sailing richwmn - B2B following Aug. 1st Oosterdam - 22-Aug-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer crunchii & Zarmengar Island Princess - 26-Aug-21 - 14 day Scandinavia & Russia Collection StLouisCruisers - B2B with Sept. 9th Emerald Princess - 28-Aug-21 - 7 day Inside Passage luvteaching - B2B with Eurodam Sept. 4th SEPTEMBER 2021 Eurodam - 04-Sep-21 - Alaska Explorer luvteaching - B2B following Emerald Princess Aug. 28th Island Princess - 09-Sep-21 - 16 day Icelandic & Norwegian Fjords StLouisCruisers - B2B following Aug. 26th Noordam - 12-Sep-21 - Triple Denali land Sept. 8th & cruise tour Bill S - land tour beginning Sept. 8th Volendam - 22-Sep-21 - 7 day Alaska BJzink — with DD & SIL on their 1st HAL cruise Avalon Waterway Artistry II -22-Sep-21 - 13 day Rhine & Moselle River cruise Loreto -1st river cruise OCTOBER 2021 Zaandam - 10-Oct-21 - 71 day Grand Africa StLouisCruisers Zuiderdam - 17-Oct-21 -24 day Mediterranean Empires &Romance pictonite Zuiderdam - 29-Oct-21 - 29 day Trans-Atlantic thecatservant NOVEMBER 2021 Zuiderdam - 10-Nov-21 - 17 day Spanish Farewell NextOne ger_77 - 5th TA, overdue celebration of ger’s significant birthday Dunmore2 - 1st HAL cruise, celebrating 2 major birthdays & 40th anniversary Taters kazu - replacing last year’s lost celebration of DH’s retirement & 25 anniversary Oosterdam - 20-Nov-21 - 32 day Australia Circumnavigation Mandalay1903 JANUARY 2022 Volendam - 02-Jan-22 - 10 day Sea of Cortez & Mexican Riviera DeeniEncinitas vinonme2 Westerdam - 05-Jan-22 - 22 day South America and Antarctica Mandalay1903 - B2B with Jan. 27th Zaandam - 03-Jan-22 - Grand World Voyage Scrapnana Westerdam - 27-Jan-22 - 22 day South America & Antarctica Mandalay1903 -B2B following Jan. 5th FEBRUARY 2022 Oceania Riviera - 19-Feb-22 - 17 day Caribbean DeeniEncinitas MARCH2022 Westerdam - 18-Mar-22 - 17 day Inca & Panama Canal Discovery (Santiago - San Diego) Live4cruises APRIL 2022 N Amsterdam - 09-Apr-22 - 17 day Panama Canal gypsymama5996 - 60th birthday celebration on board Volendam - 16-Apr-22 - 14 day Mexico thecatservant Koningsdam - 22-Apr-22 - 18 day Circle Hawaii Dogstar & Mrs. Dogstar - celebrating 30th anniversary JULY 2022 Norwegian Star -14-July-22 - 11 day Iceland & Greenland out of Reykjavik Bramcruiser - belated retirement gift for other half HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  2. One year ago we disembarked the Nieuw Statendam, spent the night in Civitavecchia, and boarded the Koningsdam the next day. Here are some photos of that day -- boarding the hotel shuttle, one of the kitties at the hotel, and beautiful flowers on the grounds.
  3. I live in Torquay where New Statendam joined Westerdam, Zaandam and Volendam this morning. Torbay is very sheltered from all winds except the south east. The prevailing winds are southwest so the ships can sit in comparatively calm water even if it is blowing a gale. It is an overnight sail to Southampton for storing. Zaandam and Volendam are closest in - Zaandam is about a half a mile from the shore, Volendam is a little further out then Westerdam then New Statendam. They are a magnificent if unusual sight. In the next bay are Queen Mary 2, Azura and Ventura.
  4. I would not have considered one, until my cruise on MSC Seaside. That one, you had to put your cruise card into the slot to operate the lights. Now, we had this on Nieuw Amsterdam, and MSC Divina, but with those, any card would do. Not on Seaside. It had to be the current card. Since I was usually the one to open the cabin door, my card went into the slot. But I am the early riser, and taking my card when I left the cabin, would have left my sister in the dark... So I would have to hunt up her card and put it in the slot. So I got the bracelet, and it worked wonderfully. Did everything but clock me on and off the ship. EM
  5. Where is the Nieuw Statendam? I usually show the ship, but today, it is just scenes from the port area. Hints: It is a port mentioned previously on this thread. You can take a ships tour to these sights or a public bus. The ship docks rather than rendering here.
  6. I avoided booking the 10/9/21 10 night sailing of the Nieuw Statendam for a very similar reason as it is the Mark Steyn Cruise (Conservative Political Commentator). Politics aside, we did not want to be on a vessel where many public areas might be used for exclusive use of the group (fixed seating dining, lectures, musical performances, cocktail parties, etc). This is a disruption to my vacation that I am not willing to accept. Instead we booked the 10/29/21 9 night sailing and took the loss of one port as an acceptable trade-off. We already had the 10/29/21 sailing booked so in either case we are on a b2b, which is what we wanted.
  7. Roy: I enjoyed watching the Nieuw Statendam arriving. I was on her twice in her maiden year. Once as a passenger and once as a Chaplain. I preferred being a passenger on this one.
  8. today is It's My Party Day, Southern Food Heritage Day, and International Day of the Girl Child The secret of getting ahead is getting started -- Mark Twain Meal suggestion for today - Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon Drink of the Day - Bloody Mary Wine of the day - Cleto Chiarli e Figli Lambrusco di Sorbara del Fondatore vintage 2016 At Sea Caribbean Eurodam destination Willemstad eta 10/12 Balboa Anchorage Koningsdam Brindisi Italy Anchorage Zuiderdam Caracas Bay Oosterdam Katakolon Greece Anchorage Noordam Scheveningen NL Anchorage Nieuw Statendam Torquay GB Volendam Westerdam Zaandam Willemstad Nieuw Amsterdam
  9. today is International Newspaper Carrier Day, National Angel Food Cake Day, and Hug a Drummer Day A diplomat is a man who can convince his wife she'd look stout in a fur coat. Meal suggestion for today - Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili Drink of the Day - Far East Legacy Wine of the day - Bernard Baudry Chinon vintage 2017 At Sea Caribbean Eurodam destination Willemstad eta 10/12 Balboa Anchorage Koningsdam Brindisi Italy Anchorage Zuiderdam Caracas Bay Oosterdam Katakolon Greece Anchorage Noordam Scheveningen NL Anchorage Nieuw Statendam Torquay GB Volendam Westerdam Zaandam Willemstad Nieuw Amsterdam
  10. We have three (3) cruises booked all in 2021....... 1) Azamara Quest, Black Sea; May 01-15. 2) Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam, Alaska Cruise tour; Jun 20 - Jul 3. 3) America Queen Steamship Company's American Duchess, Aug 01- 16, The Mighty Mississippi, Minneapolis to New Orleans. Hoping for the very best - we had 3 cruises cancel in 2020.
  11. We had rough seas a year ago and weren't able to get to Livorno -- so we used it as a packing day because in a couple days we would be leaving the Nieuw Statendam after 39 days and boarding the Koningsdam in Civitavecchia. Here's a photo of the wake from our cabin (LOVE aft views), our most fabulous cabin stewards Arye and Agus (best in over 25 cruises, I cried when we said goodbye) and the towel animal they did for us that night. I laughed so hard and still laugh when I see this. 🙂
  12. Good morning all! Great collection of days. Thanks for the reminder, I'm a couple months overdue for my mammogram -- have been putting it off because of Covid (as we ladies know, the tech has to get right up in our faces) but I do know they do it safely and I'm going to get that appointment made. Not a fan of black bean soup, and like Joy, I'm a white wine gal so will pass on the wine again... A very welcome dry day here, yay!! Out to the garden. I see that my rose bushes are still getting buds, crazy roses! Here's a photo of the wake from our cabin on the Nieuw Statendam a year ago. We were somewhere near Florence.
  13. Good Morning. Yes please to the Long Island Ice tea, especially on a warm summer's day. Here is a link to the Nieuw Statendam in Southhampton. Val https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9oawm2_4DM
  14. (12:25 p.m. EDT) -- Holland America Line will deploy six of its vessels to Alaska next year, including a full roster of sailings departing from Vancouver, Seattle and Whittier (Anchorage). For the 2021 season, the line will send Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Oosterdam and Volendam to Alaska. Sailings will run from April through ... View the full article
  15. (12:25 p.m. EDT) -- Holland America Line will deploy six of its vessels to Alaska next year, including a full roster of sailings departing from Vancouver, Seattle and Whittier (Anchorage). For the 2021 season, the line will send Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Oosterdam and Volendam to Alaska. Sailings will run from April through ... View the full article
  16. HAL loyal guests are interested in when and where ships might begin to sail again with paying passengers, both for their own particular enjoyment and the financial survival of the brand. For example, looking at the dispersed fleet as of today, one could guess that the first sailings for HAL sometime this winter, could be Koningsdam out of San Diego and Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam out of Port Everglades. If successful, they would be followed by Nieuw Statendam out of Amsterdam, and/or Noordam out of Piraeus and Zuiderdam out of Civitavecchia later on in the spring. This, of course, is only total conjecture on my part. But, it could be interesting and/or informative to some. All of the unanswered questions raised earlier would still, of course, apply.
  17. today is Curious Events Day, Fire Prevention Day, and International Beer and Pizza Day There is no time like the present for postponing what you ought to be doing. Meal suggestion for today - Chicken Bacon Ranch Bubble-Up Bake Drink of the Day - Delta Blues Wine of the day - HW Wine Company Languedoc Rosé Diving Into Hampton Watervintage 2017 Balboa Anchorage Koningsdam Brindisi Italy Anchorage Zuiderdam Caracas Bay Oosterdam Christobal Panama Anchorage Eurodam Katakolon Greece Anchorage Noordam Scheveningen NL Anchorage Nieuw Statendam Torquay GB Volendam Westerdam Zaandam Willemstad Nieuw Amsterdam
  18. The gull gray hull color was introduced by HAL to their ships in 1956 and lasted fifteen years with the change to what is now known as "Nieuw Amsterdam blue" occurring in the last half of 1971. It coincided with a new house flag and logo which was the three stylized waves on an orange background, soon acquiring the nickname of the "three slugs" because folks felt that's what they looked like. Interestingly enough, "the Darling of the Dutch" (Nieuw Amsterdam II from 1938) was allowed to remain in her gray hull colors with the yellow funnel and green-white-green (the latter being the official colors of the city of Rotterdam) until her retirement in 1973. As far as Nieuw A II and Rotterdam V being close together, me thinks that's more of an optical Aleutian 😉 Seal and official colors (green-white-green) of the city of Rotterdam, the city's motto "Sterker door Strijd" meaning "Stronger through Battle or Struggle" Rotterdam V in gray and dark blue hull colors
  19. Perhaps the difference had to do with the Club HAL staff on that cruise. Anyone that has cruised on a HAL ship for a number of years knows that the quality and the personality of the crew with whom they interact--as well as those with whom they may not interact, i.e. the Hotel Director, the Executive Chef, the CD, the Maitre d', the ship' Master, and others--can have an important influence on one's on-board experience as well as the memories that are taken with them upon disembarkation. Inspecting the Club HAL facilities and reviewed the Club's "When and Where"on Nieuw Statendam, as one who has worked with youth, I saw nothing with the facilities or the programming to quibble. It is the job of a quality staff to fulfill the "promise" that, I think, exists for Club HAL.
  20. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING Updated September 11th, 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). DECEMBER 2020 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 Volendam - 21-Dec-20 - 14 day Holiday & New Year’s Cruise richwmn Infi Koningsdam - 26-Dec-20 - 7 day Mexican Riviera New Years Cruise ngaspar - celebrating their 53rd birthday & 2 grandsons’ graduations 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 Statendam - 06-Jan-21 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer crystalspin - with dr'spin, mom & DBr0 & SIL, celebrating 30th anniversary & DB's 60th birthday shipshapegirl N Amsterdam - 09-Jan-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean deliver42 NCTribeFan - B2B with Jan. 16th Westerdam - 10-Jan-21 - 20 day South America & Antarctica (Santiago - BA) I like vacation bluesplayer Brewgirl1 - 1 more cruise with parents Norwegian Bliss - 10-Jan-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera dobiemom N Amsterdam - 16-Jan-21 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean NCTribeFan - B2B following Jan. 9th N Amsterdam - 23-Jan-21 - 14 night Western & Tropical Caribbean columbusseminole2 N Statendam - 27-Jan-21 - 4 day Caribbean (HMC & Key West) Roz Westerdam - 30-Jan-21 - 20 day South America/Antarctica bizzeesheri - 1st solo cruise FEBRUARY 2021 Eurodam - 07-Feb-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean Cruise Suzy Volendam - 14-Feb-21 - 33 night final leg of Grand South America BJzink N Statendam - 17-Feb-21 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer Cailey53 MARCH 2021 Westerdam - 05-Mar-21 - 31 day South America, Inca & Panama Canal Discovery Foxtrot 40 Zuiderdam - 17-Mar-21 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer wdw1972 Eurodam - 21-Mar-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean summer slope - B2B with Mar. 28th N Statendam - 21-Mar-21 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer doone - Friends & Family cruise fatcat04 Koningsdam - 21-Mar-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera KroozNut - celebrating DW’s 71st birthday Koningsdam - 27-Mar-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera WhiteStar1983 - family cruise celebrating sister’s birthday on board Oosterdam - 28-Mar-21 - 43 day Collector cruise New Zealand & Australia Traveling Dot Eurodam - 28-Mar-21 - 14 day Eastern/Western Caribbean summer slope - B2B following Mar. 21st N Statendam - 31-Mar-21 - 18 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Eastern Caribbean Collectors Overhead Fred APRIL 2021 Koningsdam - 10-Apr-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera ernieb - B2B with Apr 17 VictOriann N Statendam - 04-Apr-21 - 14 day Azores & Normandy shipshapegirl Koningsdam - 17-Apr-21 - Classic California Coastal ernieb - B2B following Apr 10th Live4cruises - B2B with April 24th Zuiderdam - 18-Apr-21 - 14 day Passage to Spain saltshell Koningsdam - 24-Apr-21 - 7 day Wine & Country Pacific Northwest lazey1 Live4cruises - B2B following Apr. 21st MAY 2021 Westerdam - 14-May-21 - 24 day Collector Adriatic Antiquities, Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms Mandalay1903 Zaandam - 22-May-21 - 7 day Canada & New England Discovery BRWolf Crazy For Cats - B2B with May 29th Zaandam - 29-May-21 - 7 day Canada & New England Discovery Crazy For Cats - B2B following May 22nd JUNE 2021 N Statendam - 06-Jun-21 - 19 day Norse Legends & Jewels of the Baltics Stefanni0522 Zaandam - 17-Jul-21 - 35 day Voyage of the Vikings BJzink Westerdam - 19-Jun-21 - 12 night Greece & Adriatic Antiquities madera1 - celebrating 50th anniversary on board JULY 2021 Oosterdam - 04-Jul-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer luvteaching Eurodam - 10-Jul-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Loreto - family cruise celebrating Loreto’s birthday N Statendam - 11-July-21 - 7 day Viking Sagas dobiemom Zaandam - 17-Jul-21 - 35 day Voyage of the Vikings BJzink VacationCharlene Oosterdam - 25-Jul-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Cruise Suzy - introducing DD, DS & their spouses to their first cruise AUGUST 2021 Rotterdam - 01-Aug-21 - 7 day Inaugural Sailing 1ANGELCAT Rotterdam - 01-Aug-21 - 21 day Inaugural Sailing richwmn - B2B with Aug. 22 Cailey53 - 1st inaugural voyage bigjohn42 - anniversary celebration cruise Vict0riann Rotterdam - 08-Aug-21 - 14 day European Splendor palmerett doncarlos & fishbabe Zaandam - 21-Aug-21 - 7 day Historic Coasts Crazy For Cats Rotterdam - 22-Aug-21 - 7 day Sailing richwmn - B2B following Aug. 1st Oosterdam - 22-Aug-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer crunchii & Zarmengar Island Princess - 26-Aug-21 - 14 day Scandinavia & Russia Collection StLouisCruisers - B2B with Sept. 9th Emerald Princess - 28-Aug-21 - 7 day Inside Passage luvteaching - B2B with Eurodam Sept. 4th SEPTEMBER 2021 Eurodam - 04-Sep-21 - Alaska Explorer luvteaching - B2B following Emerald Princess Aug. 28th Island Princess - 09-Sep-21 - 16 day Icelandic & Norwegian Fjords StLouisCruisers - B2B following Aug. 26th Noordam - 12-Sep-21 - Triple Denali land Sept. 8th & cruise tour Bill S - land tour beginning Sept. 8th Volendam - 22-Sep-21 - 7 day Alaska BJzink — with DD & SIL on their 1st HAL cruise Avalon Waterway Artistry II -22-Sep-21 - 13 day Rhine & Moselle River cruise Loreto -1st river cruise OCTOBER 2021 Zaandam - 10-Oct-21 - 71 day Grand Africa StLouisCruisers Zuiderdam - 17-Oct-21 -24 day Mediterranean Empries &Romance pictonite Zuiderdam - 29-Oct-21 - 29 day Trans-Atlantic thecatservant NOVEMBER 2021 Zuiderdam - 10-Nov-21 - 17 day Spanish Farewell NextOne ger_77 - 5th TA, overdue celebration of ger’s significant birthday Dunmore2 - 1st HAL cruise, celebrating 2 major birthdays & 40th anniversary Taters kazu - replacing last year’s lost celebration of DH’s retirement & 25 anniversary Oosterdam - 20-Nov-21 - 32 day Australia Circumnavigation Mandalay1903 JANUARY 2022 Volendam - 02-Jan-22 - 10 day Sea of Cortez & Mexican Riviera DeeniEncinitas vinonme2 Westerdam - 05-Jan-22 - 22 day South America and Antarctica Mandalay1903 - B2B with Jan. 27th Zaandam - 03-Jan-22 - Grand World Voyage Scrapnana Westerdam - 27-Jan-22 - 22 day South America & Antarctica Mandalay1903 -B2B following Jan. 5th FEBRUARY 2022 Oceania Riviera - 19-Feb-22 - 17 day Caribbean DeeniEncinitas MARCH2022 Westerdam - 18-Mar-22 - 17 day Inca & Panama Canal Discovery (Santiago - San Diego) Live4cruises APRIL 2022 N Amsterdam - 09-Apr-22 - 17 day Panama Canal gypsymama5996 - 60th birthday celebration on board Volendam - 16-Apr-22 - 14 day Mexico thecatservant Koningsdam - 22-Apr-22 - 18 day Circle Hawaii Dogstar & Mrs. Dogstar - celebrating 30th anniversary JULY 2022 Norwegian Star -14-July-22 - 11 day Iceland & Greenland out of Reykjavik Bramcruiser - belated retirement gift for other half HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  21. Last year was Thanksgiving dinner on the Nieuw Statendam, after a full touring day in Aix-En-Provence Cassis and Marseilles, which we booked through ItalyTours. I never figured that out, but it was a good day!
  22. Pic of the Scheveningen (The Netherlands) anchorage with Nieuw Statendam still in place. She has since departed for Southampton, England. Scheveningen is both a district as well as subdistrict of Holland's third (just for Sir PMP 😉 ) city, The Hague/Den Haag
  23. This news release just came out today (Sept. 10, 2020) - hopefully good news for future cruises: SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2020 /CNW/ -- From Greenland to Greece and Iceland to Israel, five Holland America Line ships are set to explore the cultural kaleidoscope of Europe in 2021. The brand's collection of vessels crossing the pond includes Rotterdam, which is slated to debut at the height of the summer Europe season. Joining the fleet's new flagship will be Nieuw Statendam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam, putting two Pinnacle Class ships in the region. Zaandam heads to Europe on the popular "Voyage of the Vikings" itinerary in July. From April through November, the five ships will offer itineraries ranging from seven to 35 days, as well as longer Collectors' Voyages up to 29 days. In addition to transatlantic crossings between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Europe, the ships will visit the Baltic, British Isles, French and Spanish rivieras, Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean and Northern Europe including Greenland, Iceland, Norway and the North Cape. "Our guests miss cruising as much as we do, and as we move closer to getting back to doing what we do best, we want everyone to feel confident in planning their European travel with us for next summer," said Gus Antorcha, Holland America Line's president. "At Holland America Line, we are a community of passionate globetrotters. For anyone looking to go to Europe next summer and really connect with a variety of cultures, Holland America Line has put together the most diverse collection of itineraries that embraces the entire region." Departure options include Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Barcelona, Spain; and Civitavecchia (Rome) and Venice, Italy. The "Voyage of the Vikings" cruise sails roundtrip from Boston, Massachusetts, with a segment departure from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. To give guests more in-depth experiences in some of Europe's most popular cities, select cruises feature overnight calls at Istanbul, Turkey; Reykjavik, Iceland; Piraeus (Athens) and Rhodes, Greece; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; St. Petersburg, Russia; Valletta, Malta; and Venice, Italy. Many of the cruises can be extended into Collectors' Voyages ranging from 14 to 29 days, offering the ultimate European exploration. These artfully crafted longer journeys combine nonrepeating, back-to-back itineraries, enabling guests to visit more ports and spend extra time discovering centuries of art, history and culture. Rotterdam spends maiden season in Northern Europe Rotterdam sails a seven-day Premiere Voyage from Venice to Rome on Aug. 1, 2021, and then moves into a season of Northern Europe cruises roundtrip from Amsterdam. Through October, the ship will offer three seven-day itineraries to Norway, one 14-day Baltic cruise and one 14-day Norway, Iceland and British Isles sojourn. A transatlantic crossing completes the ship's inaugural Europe season with a 14-day voyage from Amsterdam to Fort Lauderdale. Nieuw Statendam cruises to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean In addition to Rotterdam, Nieuw Statendam heads to Northern Europe in 2021. The ship will feature seven-day itineraries roundtrip from Amsterdam through August, along with a 14-day Voyage of the Midnight Sun cruise — placing two Pinnacle-Class ships in Northern Europe at the same time. In addition to Norway, Nieuw Statendam will sail to the Baltic and Northern Isles including Ireland, the U.K. and Iceland on 14-day itineraries. Following its time in Northern Europe, Nieuw Statendam will move to the Mediterranean and cruise roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome) on 10-day itineraries to the western part of the region. The ship also offers singular seven-, nine- and 12-day cruises in the Med. 'Voyage of the Vikings' sets sail on Zaandam The popular "Voyage of the Vikings" that traces the route of ancient explorers returns in 2021. The 35-day journey, departing July 17, cruises roundtrip from Boston on Zaandam. The epic itinerary calls at ports in the U.S., Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland and Ireland, making it easy to visit Europe without international air travel. Two shorter segments from Boston to Rotterdam (16 days) or from Rotterdam to Boston (19 days) are available. Two ships offer full Mediterranean seasons in 2021 Holland America Line is placing two ships in the Mediterranean full-time for the season. The 2021 program will be anchored by Westerdam and Zuiderdam sailing a combination of longer 11- and 12-day cruises from Civitavecchia, Venice, Barcelona and Athens. The ships will visit popular ports like Istanbul; Mykonos, Greece; and Monte Carlo, Monaco; along with bucket-list jewels like Koper, Slovenia; Limassol, Cyprus; and Rijeka, Croatia. Many of the itineraries have an overnight in Venice or Athens at the beginning or end of the cruise so guests have more time to experience all those cities have to offer. From April through October, Westerdam offers an extensive season of 12-day Mediterranean cruises roundtrip from Venice or between Venice and Athens or Barcelona. Two seven-day itineraries with Saturday departures in July offer weeklong Greece and Turkey adventures, while a 12-day "Holy Land and Ancient Kingdoms" itinerary roundtrip from Venice in May charts a course for Haifa (Tel Aviv) and Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel. Zuiderdam's full Mediterranean season also includes cruises roundtrip from Venice or between Venice and Athens or Barcelona. The ship explores the Adriatic Sea, eastern and western Med, and Greek Isles on 12-day itineraries.
  24. @kazuI don't disagree with anything you have said. I also think Carnival Corp knows that MANY passengers will take their business to other brands rather than sail Seabourn, and all evidence points to them being willing to accept that. The decisions to sell ships, swap ships between brands, or build new ships are all made by the BOD and CEO of Carnival Corp and not solely by HAL management (though they do get a small amount of input). HAL is nothing but a subsidiary brand and is FAR from autonomous. If Carnival Corp felt there was a way to continue operating Prinsendam profitably, they would have done so. At the time the decision was made to sell her they could have also transferred the P&O Adonia to HAL had they wanted to. Instead they sold her to RCG for the Azamara brand. I expect Pacific Princess only lasts a year or two more before Carnival Corp dispose of her. They also had a chance to order new ships for Holland America , Princess, P&O, etc that would be of a size and scope to replace vessels like Prinsendam, Adonia/Pacific Princess, the Statendam Class, Rotterdam Class etc but they have chosen not too. While Prinsendam may have had a very high revenue per passenger the fact remains that newer larger vessels, on less exotic itineraries, may generate less revenue per passenger aggregated as a whole but they are more profitable to the company overall due to size/passenger #s and operating costs. Carnival Corp is looking at the hard bottom line and they have determined the future for them is bigger vessels with more butts in seats. For those small ship devotees who choose to leave and go to other brands, rather than sail with Seabourn, they have evidently decided that the revenues from 5000+ passenger vessels like the Carnival Mardi Gras and Celebration, or even those from newbuilds for HAL like Konigsdam, Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam VII more than offset for the HAL loyalists who leave due to the sale of vessels like the Prinsendam, S-Class and R-Class vessels. You or I may not like losing beloved smaller vessels that can go where the big ships cannot, and certainly the loss of them is great, but Carnival Corp cares less about our personal wishes and more about the bottom line and pleasing shareholders. You and I as consumers also have a choice - adapt our travel habits to the "new" HAL, or sail on other lines. I place itinerary, pricing and perks above brand when making my decision and usually compare HAL, Celebrity, Princess, Oceania, Azamara and Viking when doing my research. For my travel budget and available vacation time right now HAL is getting the bulk of my business, for a long time before it was mostly Celebrity and Princess. That may change as time goes on and I desire different things.
  25. Thanks for the update Rich. I suspect the Nieuw Statendam will anchor with the Other HAL ships anchored off England
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