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  1. We are missing the piano bar Hal are getting rid of, hows the piano bar on Veendam :p
  2. We have a 25th Wedding Anniversary and a 50th birthday to celebrate this year and were considering the Veendam South America cruise from San Antonia Chile to Buenos Aires. The cruise would depart 19th November Wanted to get opinions on the ship and the itinerary for that time of year. South America has been on our bucket list for a while. Appreciate the input.
  3. We are new to Holland America and have enjoyed the spa on our last few NCL cruises. Does the Veendam offer a weekly spa pass? Do they have a private thermal spa suite with a sauna, hot tub, etc? Thanks.
  4. Hello we’re taking a cruise to Bermuda on the Veendam this June. We were on the Koningsdam in January and they had a coke package that included their freestyle machine and sodas from all venues. Anything like this on the Veendam? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. There are three ships in Port Everglades today. The Veendam is docked at Pier 19 and the Zuiderdam at Pier 21. They are both scheduled to depart at 16:00/4:00 PM EDT. Times are subject to change as always. Also in port is the Caribbean Princess at Pier 2. The webcams are at: http://portevergladeswebcam.com/ http://ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ The Veendam's 7-Day Eastern Caribbean itinerary: Apr 11 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Apr 12 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Apr 13 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Apr 14 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic Apr 15 San Juan, Puerto Rico Apr 16 At Sea Apr 17 At Sea Apr 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US (Map unavailable) The Zuiderdam's 11-Day Panama Canal Sunfarer itinerary: Apr 11 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Apr 12 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Apr 13 At Sea Apr 14 Oranjestad, Aruba Apr 15 Willemstad, Curacao Apr 16 At Sea Apr 17 Cartagena, Colombia Apr 18 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal Apr 18 Cruising Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Apr 18 Gatun Lake, Panama Apr 18 Cruising Gatun Lake and Panama Canal Apr 18 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal Apr 18 Colon, Panama Apr 19 Puerto Limon (San Jose), Costa Rica Apr 20 At Sea Apr 21 At Sea Apr 22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
  6. The Veendam is the only ship in port today and docked at Pier 21. She is scheduled to depart at 16:00/4:00 PM EDT. Times are subject to change as always. The webcams are at: http://portevergladeswebcam.com/ http://ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ The Veendam's 7-Day Authentic Cuba itinerary: Apr 04 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Apr 05 At Sea Apr 06 George Town, Grand Cayman Apr 07 Cozumel, Mexico Apr 08 At Sea Apr 09 Havana, Cuba Apr 10 At Sea Apr 11 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
  7. I have this cruise booked in an SB room and started reading some of the issues with that ship being old, possibly could be sold, etc. For the HAL experts, is it worth taking the risk on this ship or should I move to the NCL Jade in June 2019? My husband and I are retired so flexible with travel dates. One of the things that appealed to me about the HAL cruise is it starts in May, hopefully before the super busy summer travel season begins. We would be in the middle of that in June with the NCL Jade. Thank you for your help and opinions.
  8. Just noticed that it appears that the Veendam hasn't made it into Boston yet. The harbor webcam doesn't want to load for me but the Marine Traffic website still shows them heading into Boston as of 630PM local time. She was to be in at 10AM this morning and leave at 8PM. But if she hasn't made it yet that is a little concerning as we sail on her next month. Anyone have any info on this. I hope it is just an error. Thanks
  9. There are just the two dam ships in Port Everglades. We say goodbye to the Koningsdam as she heads to Europe. The Koningsdam is at Pier 26 and the Veendam at Pier 21. Both are scheduled to depart at 16:00/4:00 PM EDT. Times are subject to change as always. The webcams are at: http://portevergladeswebcam.com/ http://ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ The Koningsdam's 24-Day Passage To Rome & Mediterranean Mosaic Itinerary: Mar 28 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Mar 29 At Sea Mar 30 At Sea Mar 31 At Sea Apr 01 At Sea Apr 02 At Sea Apr 03 At Sea Apr 04 Horta, Azores, Portugal Apr 05 Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal Apr 06 At Sea Apr 07 At Sea Apr 08 Malaga, Spain Apr 09 At Sea Apr 10 Cartagena, Spain Apr 11 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy The Veendam's 7-Day Eastern Caribbean itinerary: Mar 28 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Mar 29 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Mar 30 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Mar 31 Cap Cana (Punta Cana), Dominican Republic Apr 01 San Juan, Puerto Rico Apr 02 At Sea Apr 03 At Sea Apr 04 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
  10. We're a family of 4 (two teens) and we're about to finalize a May 5th Sailing on the Veendam - Montreal to Boston. We haven't been on the Veendam in about 20 years, and never in a cooler weather itinerary - always Caribbean. I have a few questions: 1. Is the Lido pool roof generally closed in cooler weather, pool heated etc? 2. Has anyone parked at the Port of Montreal lately? We're looking to park there for the week. 3. Is the best side port or stern for viewing - and can you see much land when travelling from port to port? I have on hold a port side cabin, which will be wonderful while cruising to Quebec City, but wondered if I'd be looking at plain ocean once we go around the Gaspe Penninsula. Any and all tips and advice for us are appreciated. We're seasoned cruisers - Caribbean only, but this good deal popped up and we've always wanted to do this itinerary. P.S. We're from Ontario, so we know what the weather will be like.
  11. Going on Holland America's Veendam for first time from Boston to Bermuda in June. Does anyone have any recent menus to share? Been on 25+ cruises. First on HAL.
  12. We're booked on Prinsendam for the Med in April 2019, but since the new Veendam itineraries have been published, including Venice as an overnight, we're torn between the two. Both are 12 days and very close in price (in Canadian dollars). We've been to the Med in May and the weather was quite nice, however, doing research the weather in the Med in June can be quite hot, which I don't think I'd like and April could be cool and rainy. Would you choose Prinsendam over Veendam? Would you choose April over June? We've never been to Venice, so that interests us, but is it worth giving up some very unique ports on Prinsendam? If I could just get a little feedback from some of you more experienced travelers, I would be most grateful.
  13. Going on Holland America's Veendam for first time from Boston to Bermuda in June. Does anyone have any recent menus to share? Been on 25+ cruises. First on HAL.
  14. Just found out on the HAL website that Veendam will now be in the Med for 2019 and will be including Venice as an embarkation/disembarkation port. Itineraries are what you would expect and the prices are pretty decent. This is why Veendam has been pulled from Bermuda in 2019.
  15. Only reference I could fine on HAL website reads “on select ships.” Has anyone attended ATK events on Veendam? Are there still hands-on classes you can sign up for like there used to be in the Culinart Arts Center?
  16. The Veendam will be at Pier 21 scheduled to depart at 17:00/5:00 PM EST (according to the port schedule and HAL itinerary) and the Koningsdam is at at Pier 26 and scheduled to depart at 16:00/4:00 PM EST. Times subject to change as always The webcams are at: http://portevergladeswebcam.com/ http://ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ The Koningsdam's 11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer itinerary: Mar 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Mar 08 At Sea Mar 09 At Sea Mar 10 Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Mar 11 Castries, Saint Lucia Mar 11 Scenic Cruising Soufriere Bay Mar 12 Bridgetown, Barbados Mar 13 Fort-De-France, Martinique Mar 13 Daylight passing Mount Pelee Mar 14 Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis Mar 15 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Mar 16 At Sea Mar 17 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Mar 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida The Veendam's 10-Day Eastern Caribbean itinerary: Mar 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Mar 08 At Sea Mar 09 At Sea Mar 10 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Mar 11 Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy Mar 12 Castries, Saint Lucia Mar 12 Scenic Cruising Soufriere Ba Mar 13 St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda Mar 14 Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. Mar 15 At Sea Mar 16 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Mar 17 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  17. Hello - my husband and I will be taking a friend who is a recent widow on a cruise next year. We are in a different economic bracket and will be in a suite, and she will be in some sort of ocean view cabin. I understand there is a special dining room for suite passengers - would we be able to bring our friend there even though she is not in a suite? thanks in advance.
  18. he Veendam will be at Pier 21 scheduled to depart at 17:00/5:00 PM EST (according to the port schedule) and the Zuiderdam is at at Pier 26 and scheduled to depart at 16:00/4:00 PM EST. Times subject to change as always The webcams are at: http://portevergladeswebcam.com/ http://ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ Also in port is the Royal Princess at Pier 2. The Veendam's 7-Day Authentic Cuba Itinerary: Feb 28 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Mar 1 Key West, Florida, US Mar 2 Havana (La Habana), Cuba Mar 3 Havana (La Habana), Cuba Mar 3 At Sea Mar 4 Cienfuegos, Cuba Mar 5 Georgetown, Cayman Islands Mar 6 At Sea Mar 7 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US The Zuiderdam's 11-Day Panama Canal Sunfarer itinerary: Feb 28 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Mar 1 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Mar 2 At Sea Mar 3 Oranjestad, Aruba Mar 4 Willemstad, Curacao Mar 5 At Sea Mar 6 Cartagena, Colombia Mar 7 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal Mar 7 Cruising Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Mar 7 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal Mar 7 Colon, Panama Mar 8 Puerto Limon (San Jose), Costa Rica Mar 9 At Sea Mar 10 At Sea Mar 11 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
  19. I have studied many posts about inside cabins on the Veendam and other ships in her class. I see that 548 on Main Deck is a sideways cabin. It has great space but also some noise from the crew, esp in the mornings. The bathroom light shines into the cabin when turned on in the middle of the night. This would be solved by using a flashlight. The other minor issue is the fact that opening the door must be done when anyone near the door is appropriately dressed. Many people really like this cabin. I am also looking at 364 located on the Lower Prom Deck aft of the atrium. It seems to be under the Hudson room. It is not as large as 548 but may be quieter. Anyone have an opinion for me? Thanks some much.
  20. I posted previously but can't find my thread:rolleyes: so I apologize. Can anyone give me insight on a guarantee SB cabin -- I worry about some of the reviews of "FOUL" odors and no a/c. I would also like to know about the Neptune Lounge on this particular ship, and anything positive anyone has to say lol. Thank you!
  21. We will be taking a Bermuda cruise in June. Are long pants for men a requirement? Will Bermuda shorts be okay? Are jackets required? Last went on Celebrity in November and dress shorts were fine at dinner.
  22. Didn’t know if the Veendam has a piano bar? Is it very crowded, difficult to get a seat? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  23. [An early jump start of the thread ;) ] On Sunday there are six ships in Port Everglades and I have sailed on four of them (two dam ships and two Princesses)! The Eurodam is at Pier 19 and the Koningsdam at Pier 21. Both are scheduled to depart at 16:00/4:00 PM EDT. Times are subject to change as always. Also in port are: Regal Princess (Pier 2), Caribbean Princess (Pier 4), Allure of the Seas (Pier 18) and Celebrity Silhouette (Pier 29). The webcams are at: http://portevergladeswebcam.com/ http://ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ The Eurodam's 7-Day Western Caribbean Caribbean Itinerary: Mar 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Mar 19 At Sea Mar 20 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic Mar 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico Mar 22 Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Mar 23 At Sea Mar 24 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Mar 25 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US The Koningsdam's 10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer itinerary: Mar 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Mar 19 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Mar 20 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Mar 21 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic Mar 22 At Sea Mar 23 Kralendijk, Bonaire Mar 24 Willemstad, Curacao Mar 25 Oranjestad, Aruba Mar 26 At Sea Mar 27 At Sea Mar 28 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US ================================================== The Veendam is in Key West at the Pier B today from 8:00 AM until 17:00/5:00 PM EDT. The webcam is at http://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ ==================================================
  24. We're three couples researching a 2019 cruise for our respective anniversaries. It's every five years, this time will be 25,30,35 years per couple so ages are mid fifties through early sixties. In 2014 we sailed the Oasis with her 6000 passengers to the Caribbean and had a great time. Looking at getting to Cuba for this one and the Veendam is doing it. This is an older smaller vessel than we have ever sailed, and never having done Holland we're interested in the ship and entertainment aboard her. Is there enough music/bar/club in the evenings for us to have fun....? In order to get to Cuba we'll sacrafice the larger/newer ship just for the experience. Thanks for any help you might be able to provide us.
  25. Has anyone sailed on Veendam recently....vista suite.....veranda deck?
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