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  1. Does anyone have the MDR menus for the 2019 season Rotterdam western Caribbean itinerary?
  2. It's going to be a very busy day in Port Everglades on the 13th. With over 22,500 passengers boarding, it could be a virtual zoo. There are 3 blue hulled beauties sailing from Port Everglades (and all the newest ships in the fleet) and one from Tampa & San Diego as well. The 3 blue hulled beauties in Port Everglades are the N Amsterdam, Koningsdam & N Statendam and should be at piers 19, 21 & 26 respectively. Sailing out we have firstly the Nieuw Amsterdam. She is sheduled to go at 4:30 pm & at pier 19. She is doing a 7 night Western Caribbean: Her itinerary - Fort Lauderdale, Florida (13 Jan d1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (14 Jan 0800-1600); Ocho Rios, Jamaica (16 Jan 0800-1700); George Town, Grand Cayman (17 Jan 0800-1600); Cozumel, Mexico (18 Jan 1100-2300); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (20 Jan a0700) Koningsdam has two different itineraries for this one. She is set to sail at 5:00 pm & will be at pier 21. The first is the 10 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer: His Itinerary - Fort Lauderdale, Florida (13 Jan d1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (14 Jan 0800-1500); Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (15 Jan 1100-1800); Amber Cove, Dominican Republic (16 Jan 0800-1800); Kralendijk, Bonaire (18 Jan 0800-1800); Willemstad, Curacao (19 Jan 0700-2300); Oranjestad, Aruba (20 Jan 0700-1700); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (23 Jan a0700) The King's second itinerary today is the 21 night Seafarer/Wayfarer: His Itinerary - Fort Lauderdale, Florida (13 Jan d1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (14 Jan 0800-1500); Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (15 Jan 1100-1800); Amber Cove, Dominican Republic (16 Jan 0800-1800); Kralendijk, Bonaire (18 Jan 0800-1800); Willemstad, Curacao (19 Jan 0700-2300); Oranjestad, Aruba (20 Jan 0700-1700); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (23 Jan 0700-1700); Philipsburg, St. Maarten (26 Jan 0800-1600); Castries, St Lucia (27 Jan 0800-1600); Bridgetown, Barbados (28 Jan 0800-1700); Fort de France, Martinique (29 Jan 0800-1700); St Johns, Antigua (30 Jan 0800-1700); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (31 Jan 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (02 Feb 0800-1500); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (03 Feb a0700) Nieuw Statendam is scheduled to sail at 5:00 pm from pier 26 and has a 7 night Eastern Caribbean: Her Itinerary - Fort Lauderdale, Florida (13 Jan d1700); Nassau, Bahamas (14 Jan 0800-1600); San Juan, Puerto Rico (16 Jan 1300-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (17 Jan 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (19 Jan 0800-1500); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (20 Jan a0700) And is also doing a 17 night Eastern/Souther Caribbean Wayfarer: Her itinerary Fort Lauderdale, Florida (13 Jan d1700); Nassau, Bahamas (14 Jan 0800-1600); San Juan, Puerto Rico (16 Jan 1300-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (17 Jan 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (19 Jan 0800-1500); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (20 Jan 0700-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (21 Jan 0800-1500); Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (22 Jan 1100-1800); Amber Cove, Dominican Republic (23 Jan 0800-1800); Kralendijk, Bonaire (25 Jan 0800-1800); Willemstad, Curacao (26 Jan 0700-2300); Oranjestad, Aruba (27 Jan 0700-1700); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (30 Jan a0700) Also in port are: Carnival Conquest - scheduled for pier 04 & to leave at 4:45 pm Adventure of the Seas - scheduled for pier 29 & to leave at 4:30 pm Regal Princess - scheduled for pier 02 & to leave at 5:15 pm Harmony of the Seas - scheduled for pier 18 & to leave at 4:30 pm Celebrity Edge - schedule for pier 25 & to leave at 4:00 pm The webcams for these sailings are located at: https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com Also sailing from Tampa is the lovely Rotterdam. she will be doing a 14 night Southern Caribbean: Cruise Schedule: Tampa, Florida (13 Jan d1700); Key West, Florida (14 Jan 1100-1800); San Juan, Puerto Rico (17 Jan 1000-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (18 Jan 0800-1700); St Johns, Antigua (19 Jan 0800-1700); Castries, St Lucia (20 Jan 0800-1600); Oranjestad, Aruba (22 Jan 0700-2300); Willemstad, Curacao (23 Jan 0700-1700); George Town, Grand Cayman (25 Jan 0900-1600); Tampa, Florida (27 Jan a0700) as well as a 21 night Southern/Western Caribbean: Cruise Schedule: Tampa, Florida (13 Jan d1800); Key West, Florida (14 Jan 1100-1800); San Juan, Puerto Rico (17 Jan 1000-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (18 Jan 0800-1700); St Johns, Antigua (19 Jan 0800-1700); Castries, St Lucia (20 Jan 0800-1600); Willemstad, Curacao (22 Jan 0800-2300); Oranjestad, Aruba (23 Jan 0700-1600); George Town, Grand Cayman (25 Jan 0800-1500); Tampa, Florida (27 Jan 0700-1600); Key West, Florida (28 Jan 1100-1800); Roatan, Honduras (30 Jan 0800-1700); Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala (31 Jan 0700-1700); Costa Maya, Mexico (01 Feb 0800-1700); Tampa, Florida (03 Feb a0700) The webcam for Tampa is located at https://www.porttampawebcam.com And last but not least, sailing out of San Diego is the Eurodam. the San Diego website is located at https://sundiegolive.com Next sail a way is scheduled for January 14th - the Veendam.
  3. Does the Rotterdam have an aft pool? If so, is it heated. Considering a Northern European trip and love to paddle around outside.
  4. Thinking of booking cabin 3401 on Rotterdam.. any thoughts? Also would the cabin feel larger with single or king bed arrangement? As always, thank you for sharing your knowledge.
  5. Lots to see on our last sail-away of 2018! Nieuw Amsterdam will be at Pier 21 (starboard to) from 0545-1700. She is going on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean Holiday cruise. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (30 Dec d1600); Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (01 Jan 0800-1500); San Juan, Puerto Rico (02 Jan 1300-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (03 Jan 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (05 Jan 0800-1500); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (06 Jan a0700) Nieuw Statendam will be at Pier 26 (port to - and hidden behind Edge😞) from 0530-1700. She is doing a 7-day Western Caribbean Holiday cruise. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (30 Dec d1600); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (31 Dec 0800-1600); Ocho Rios, Jamaica (02 Jan 0800-1700); George Town, Grand Cayman (03 Jan 0800-1600); Cozumel, Mexico (04 Jan 1100-2300); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (06 Jan a0700) Also in port are Adventure OTS at pier 29 from 0430-1730, Carnival Conquest at pier 4 from 0400-1600, Celebrity Edge at pier 25 from 0600-1600, Harmony OTS at pier 18 from 0515-1630, Island Princess at pier 19 from 0445-1630, and Regal Princess at pier 2 from 0500-1600. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ . Rotterdam will be in Tampa from 0700-1600 heading out on a 7-day Western Caribbean Holiday cruise. She is the only ship in port. The PTZtv webcam is at https://www.porttampawebcam.com/ . Tampa, Florida (30 Dec d1600); Key West, Florida (31 Dec 1100-1800); Trujillo, Honduras (02 Jan 0800-1700); Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala (03 Jan 0700-1700); Costa Maya, Mexico (04 Jan 0800-1700); Tampa, Florida (06 Jan a0700) Eurodam will be leaving from San Diego at 1700 for a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise. She is the only ship in port. http://sundiegolive.com/ For the Addicts: Rotterdam will be in Key West on Monday 31 December from 1100-1800. https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ Next up: Prinsendam, Veendam, and Koningsdam on Friday, 4 January. I want to really thank Jacqui (kazu) for volunteering to take over the sail-away threads while I am cruising. Happy New Year to all of the addicts!!!
  6. Hi, When did the lido aft pool get converted to "The Retreat?" I'm looking at some pictures and at times it's hard for me to follow what is actually there NOW. It is basically just deck chairs sitting in shallow water with what looks to be a wooden curvy bench seating area? What I'm seeing is kinda hard to put into words... THANKS!
  7. For those who have recently sailed on Rotterdam please tell us your experience with entertainment on board . How are the main shows ? Any other music aboard with dancing ? Do they do a lot of Trivia games ? Any other passenger games offered ? TIA for your replies
  8. We are going on the Rotterdam in early 2020. From current reviews I've read it sounds like the ship is really old and in major need of repair. Someone mentioned they thought it would be going in for work sometime this year. Does anyone have any information on this? thank you
  9. Nieuw Amsterdam will be at Pier 21 (starboard to) from 0545-1700. She will be doing a 7-day Western Caribbean Holiday cruise. Sunday, December 23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, December 24 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Tuesday, December 25 At Sea Wednesday, December 26 Ocho Rios, Jamaica Thursday, December 27 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Friday, December 28 Cozumel, Mexico Saturday December 29 At Sea Sunday, December 30 Fort Lauderdale, FL Nieuw Statendam will be at Pier 26 (port to) from 0530-1700. She is going on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean Holiday cruise. Sunday, December 23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, December 24 At Sea Tuesday, December 25 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic Wednesday, December 26 San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday, December 27 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Friday, December 28 At Sea Saturday, December 29 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Sunday, December 30 Fort Lauderdale, FL Other ships in port are Celebrity Edge at pier 25 (blocking our view) from 0600-1600, Harmony OTS at pier 18 from 0515-1630, and Regal Princess at pier 2 from 0500-1600. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ . Rotterdam will be in Tampa from 0700-1600. She will be leaving for a 7-day Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise. December 23 Tampa, FL December 24 Key West, FL December 25 At Sea December 26 Trujillo, Honduras December 27 Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala December 28 Costa Maya, Mexico December 29 At Sea December 30 Tampa, FL Also in port are Carnival Miracle and Norwegian Pearl. The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.porttampawebcam.com/ . Oosterdam will be in Key West from 0800-1600 (https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ ). Zuiderdam will be in Aruba from 0700-1700 (https://www.portarubawebcam.com/ ). Eurodam will be in San Diego leaving on a 7-day Mexican Riviera Holiday cruise departing at 1700 (http://sundiegolive.com/ ). For the addicts: Rotterdam will be in Key West from 1100-1800 on 24 December (https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ ). Next up: Zuiderdam on Boxing Day. Happy holidays to all my fellow sail-away addicts! I am still looking for someone to take over sail-away duties starting on January 6 and running through March 26. I can resume sail-aways from 27 March on.
  10. Last week on the Rotterdam, we had a wonderful dessert but I cannot remember the name! It was shaped like a popsicle with a stick. It had a tasty cream filling and lime accents. Anyone know what the name is? Better yet, anyone have the recipe? Thank you.
  11. Too foggy for yesterday's ships to leave so Rotterdam and two others stuck outside port today Sunday 12/30. Very low visibility for awhile. Perils of winter cruising.
  12. looking to see what the MDR food selection are for 2019 Western Caribbean Itinerary t
  13. We were on the Rotterdam Nov. 27 until Dec. 2. The roof was open the entire time day and night even when it rained and everything got wet. Loungers were soaked. We wonder if it was broken. Has anyone been on the Rotterdam since and can report if it has been repaired?
  14. Another busy day in Port Everglades with seven cruise ships in port. Nieuw Amsterdam will be at Pier 21 (Starboard to) from 0615-1700. She will be embarking on a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise. Sunday, December 16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, December 17 Key West FL Tuesday, December 18 At Sea Wednesday, December 19 Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala Thursday, December 20 Roatan, Honduras Friday, December 21 Costa Maya, Mexico Saturday, December 22 At Sea Sunday, December 23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Zuiderdam will be at Pier 26 (Port to) from 0530-1600 (blocked for most of the day by Edge). She is going on a 10-day Southern Caribbean Seafarer Holiday cruise. Sunday, December 16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, December 17 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Tuesday, December 18 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands Wednesday, December 19 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic Thursday, December 20 At Sea Friday, December 21 Bonaire Saturday, December 22 Curacao Sunday, December 23 Aruba Monday, December 24 At Sea Tuesday, December 25 At Sea Wednesday, December 26 Fort Lauderdale, FL Other ships in port are Regal Princess at pier 2 (0500-1600), Adventure OTS at pier 29 (0430-1730), Carnival Conquest at pier 4 (0330-1600), Celebrity Edge at pier 25 (0600-1600), and Harmony OTS at pier 18 (0515-1630). The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ . Rotterdam will be in Tampa from 0700-1700. She is doing a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise. The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.porttampawebcam.com/. Carnival Miracle is also in Tampa. Sunday, December 16 Tampa, FL Monday, December 17 Key West, FL Tuesday, December 18 At Sea Wednesday December 19 Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala Thursday December 20 Roatan, Honduras Friday December 21 Costa Maya, Mexico Saturday, December 22 At Sea Sunday, December 23 Tampa, FL Eurodam is in San Diego from 0700-1700. http://sundiegolive.com/ For the addicts: Both Volendam (0800-1700) and Rotterdam (1100-1800) will be visiting Key West on Monday, 17 December. https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ Next up: Volendam in Port Everglades on Tuesday, 18 December.
  15. Hi, I have a cruise coming up on the Rotterdam. I notice there are three specialty dining venues; Canaletto, Pinnacle Grill, and Rudi's Sel de Mer. Which of these dining venues do you consider to be a good choice? My last HAL cruise aboard the Eurodam we never ate at a speciality dining venue. This time, I want to! I may have a few other inquiries along the way of planning as this is a new ship for me, new port, etc. THANKS!
  16. Nieuw Amsterdam will be at Pier 21 (Starboard to) from 0545-1700. She is doing a 7-day Western Caribbean itinerary. Sunday, December 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, December 3 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Tuesday, December 4 At Sea Wednesday, December 5 Ocho Rios, Jamaica Thursday, December 6 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Friday, December 7 Cozumel, Mexico Saturday, December 8 At Sea Sunday, December 9 Fort Lauderdale, FL Koningsdam will be headed to Freeport for dry dock. She will be at Pier 26 (port to) from 0530-1300 (although ships leaving for dry dock seldom leave on time). It is another busy day in Port Everglades with five ships joining the HAL ones. Adventure OTS will be at pier 29 from 0430-1730, Carnival Conquest at pier 4 from 0615-1600, Crystal Symphony at pier 19 (nice view for Roy) from 0515-1800, Harmony OTS at pier 18 from 0445-1630, and Regal Princess at pier 2 from 0500-1600. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/. Rotterdam will be leaving Tampa for a 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise. She will be in port from 0700-1700. Sunday, December 2 Tampa, FL Monday, December 3 Key West, FL Tuesday, December 4 At Sea Wednesday, December 5 At Sea Thursday, December 6 San Juan, Puerto Rico Friday, December 7 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Saturday, December 8 Antigua Sunday, December 9 St. Lucia Monday, December 10 At Sea Tuesday, December 11 Curacao Wednesday, December 12 Aruba Thursday, December 13 At Sea Friday, December 14 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Saturday, December 15 At Sea Sunday, December 16 Tampa, FL Carnival Miracle will also be in port. The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.porttampawebcam.com/ . Oosterdam will be in Key West from 0800-1600 (https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/). For the addicts: On Monday 3 December Rotterdam will be in Key West from 1100-1800 (https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ ) and Volendam will depart San Diego at 1700 (http://sundiegolive.com/). Next up: Zuiderdam on Wednesday 5 December.
  17. Good Morning! I have not been on CC for a long time, so I have forgotten things. We are going to sail on the Rotterdam in March of 2019. I thought there was someplace you could look at cabin photos. We are very picky about our cabins, and what I can see of the deck plans is confusing. We are looking on the verandah deck towards the rear, and on the HAL website it looks like some of the Vista Suites do not have a verandah, a little confusing to me. I looked on a ship deck plan website and the cabin #s don't even match. So, I am trying to see if there is a site where I can see actual cabin photos. Thanks in advance for your help.
  18. While we were on the ms Amsterdam for the 2018 WC, we really like the two self service laundries. It's our understanding that the recent refurbishments of the ms Rotterdam and her sister ships (addition of lanai cabins) took out the self service laundries. Any recent ms Rotterdam sailors notice if the self service laundries were gone? Thanks in advance.
  19. Nieuw Amsterdam will be at Pier 21 (Starboard to) from 0615-1700 and Zuiderdam will be at Pier 19 (Starboard to) from 0530-1700. Nieuw Amsterdam is headed out on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise. Sunday, November 25 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, November 26 At Sea Tuesday, November 27 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands Wednesday, November 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday, November 29 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Friday, November 30 At Sea Saturday, December 1 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Sunday, December 3 Fort Lauderdale, FL Zuiderdam is doing a 10-day Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise. Sunday, November 25 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, November 26 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Tuesday, November 27 At Sea Wednesday, November 28 Aruba Thursday, November 29 Curacao Friday, November 30 At Sea Saturday, December 1 Panama Canal (Partial Transit) (Cruising) Saturday, December 1 Colon, Panama Sunday, December 2 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Monday, December 3 At Sea Tuesday, December 4 At Sea Wednesday, December 5 Fort Lauderdale, FL Also in port are Harmony OTS (pier 18) from 0515-1630, Regal Princess (pier 2) from 0500-1600, Caribbean Princess (pier 4) from 0545-1600, and Celebrity Edge which is already in port and will be back at pier 25 (she had shifted between 18 and 25 all day Saturday) and is scheduled to leave at 1600. She has been doing 2-day trips to Nassau and back. Her official maiden voyage is not until December 9. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ and https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ . Rotterdam will be in Tampa from 0700-1700 heading out on a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise. Sunday, November 25 Tampa, FL Monday, November 26 Key West, FL Tuesday, November 27 At Sea Wednesday, November 28 Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala Thursday, November 29 Roatan, Honduras Friday, November 30 Costa Maya, Mexico Saturday, December 1 At Sea Sunday, December 2 Tampa, FL Carnival Miracle and Norwegian Pearl are also in port so chances are we won't see much until she sails. The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.porttampawebcam.com/. For the addicts: Rotterdam will be in Key West from 1100-1800 on November 26. https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ Zuiderdam will be in Aruba from 1300-2300 on November 28. http://www.portarubawebcam.com/ Eurodam will be in San Diego from 0700-1700 on November 29. http://sundiegolive.com/ Next up: Veendam on Friday, November 30.
  20. I will be on the Rotterdam 11/25-12-16, Western/Southern Caribbean. Anyone currently onboard or who will be back before 11/25 who could tell me who is in the Mix (Piano Bar) or Billboard?
  21. Hi all! Thinking about a cruise on the Rotterdam.... Anyone sailed her lately? What did you think? Overall condition of the ship? Cruise would be in a Neptune suite for anyone that has been in one of those lately. Itinerary would be the western Caribbean one with stops at Key West, Costa Maya, Roatan, and Santo Tomas de Castilla. THANKS!
  22. Can you still smoke in the Rotterdam casino? If not, where can you smoke on that ship? I did check the HAL website for their smoking policy and it lists the changes made in 2017. But, I thought I remembered some changes since then that don't reflect that policy. For example, someone had posted that you can no longer smoke in the Nieuw Amsterdam casino. We are considering booking the Rotterdam because of a terrific casino offer. I also searched Cruise Critic and was given very unrelated posts, so not helpful at all. Thanks.
  23. I haven't been on Rotterdam since the change. What is there? Any comfy chairs to sit in and read etc. From the deck plans it looks like a big empty area. What is actually there??
  24. Since I am here in Key West, I thought I’d post a sail away. I may even wave at you all just before sail-away as we will be catching a boat from the marina to Sunset Key for a celebratory dinner. The Rotterdam will be at Pier B from 11 AM till 6 PM. The webcam is at https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/
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