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  1. We just got home from a lovely TA/Mediterranean cruise on RCI. In one port we were docked right next to the Veendam, and looking across at that familiar "black bottom" and wrap-around deck I had the oddest feeling of nostalgic "homesickness" for Holland America. We are 3-star Mariners but we've sailed on several different lines--usually choosing our cruises by itinerary and how it fits into our schedule. We always enjoy ourselves whatever cruise line we are on but there is just something special about the ambiance aboard a Holland American ship that we miss when we're on some other ship.
  2. I'm not sure what went wrong with the copy I left for Kazu to post, but here is the correct list for today Fleet Report for Saturday 06-08-2019 ms Amsterdam Icy Strait Point (Al United States 07:00 - 14:00 Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Eurodam Seattle (Washington) United States 07:00-16:00 Web Cam https://www.spaceneedle.com/webcam/ ms Koningsdam Rhodes Greece 08:00-18:00 ms Maasdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Vancouver Canada 07:00 - 16:30 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://www.visioncritical.com/the-view-from-here ms Nieuw Statendam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Noordam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Oosterdam Victoria (British Co Canada 18:00 - 23:30 Web Cam http://www.bigwavedave.ca/webcams.php?cam=10 ms Prinsendam Stornoway (Isle of L United Kingdom 08:00-17:00 ms Rotterdam Rotterdam -- - 05:00 PM ms Veendam Barcelona Spain 00:00 - 17:00 ms Volendam Skagway (Alaska) United States 07:00-21:00 Web Cam https://wpyr.com/sights-sounds/webcams/ ms Westerdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Zaandam Boston (Massachusett United States 07:00-16:00 ms Zuiderdam Rostock Germany 06:00 - 23:00
  3. Fleet Report for 06-06-2019 ms Amsterdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Eurodam Ketchikan (Alaska) United States 07:00 - 13:00 Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view/ Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-7/ ms Koningsdam Mykonos Greece 08:00-17:00 ms Maasdam Anchorage (Alaska) United States 08:00-17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Ketchikan (Alaska) United States 11:00 - 19:00 Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view/ Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-7/ ms Nieuw Statendam Stavanger Norway 07:00-16:00 ms Noordam Juneau (Alaska) United States 08:00-18:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Oosterdam Sitka (Alaska) United States 08:00-16:00 Web Cam https://www.sitka.net/sitka-live-web-cams Web Cam http://www.lynden.com/aml/webcams/aml-sitka-cam.html ms Prinsendam Invergordon (Scotlan United Kingdom 08:00-18:00 ms Rotterdam Bergen 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ms Veendam Toulon France 08:00-18:00 ms Volendam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Westerdam Skagway (Alaska) United States 07:00-21:00 ms Zaandam Halifax (Nova Scotia Canada 08:00-16:00 Web Cam https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/en/webcams/halifax-waterfront/ ms Zuiderdam Stockholm Sweden 08:00-17:00.
  4. I am also on the Veendam Christmas Cruise which had 3 days in Cuba and already has HMC as a stop. Just waiting to see what the new itinerary and pricing will be before making a decision. I hope HAL offers similar discounts to the other lines. I know we already have an additional $100pp shipboard credit but would need to see a bit of a price reduction to keep this booking.
  5. Are you on the Veendam? We're booked from Dec 18 to 28. We're just waiting to see if the new itinerary is something we might like to do or if we'll jump ship to something else. I'd really like to stay put since we've already got much of the rest of our trip arranged around it. Switching out will be a PITA.
  6. Cruisers- in an effort to decipher MY favorite cruise line & ship, I was wondering if you all would be so gracious to list yours and why? I have been on 14 cruises thus far with 9 planned through 2021: Carnival (can’t remember ship name ) Bahamas 1988 Carnival Elation Key West/Cozumel 2006 Holland America Ryndam Caribbean 2014 Azamara Journey Greece/Turkey 2015 Viking Emerald China 2016 (River) Paul Gauguin Ms. Paul Gauguin French Polynesia 2016 Hurtigruten Polarlys Norway 2016 Holland America Oosterdam Alaska 2017 Windstar Star Legend Iceland 2017 Holland America Veendam Cuba 2017 Avalon Poetry II France 2018 (River) Celebrity Summit Bermuda 2018 Norwegian Jade Panama Canal 2018 Uncruise Safari Endeavor Baja del Sur, Mexico 2019 My ‘problem’ is I want to try everything and can’t decide weather to cruise for line/ship or neither and stick with new destinations, which is a requirement. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
  7. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING - Updated June 7th, 2019 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). JUNE 2019 Eurodam - 08-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage Nattyg1723 -first ever cruise N Amsterdam - 08-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage theimanuelsbecruising - 4 new HAL cruisers and first time cruisers Rotterdam - 08-Jun-19 - 7 day Viking Sagas Rotjeknor N Statendam - 09-Jun-19 - 14 day Voyage of the Midnight Sun TylerRose PotatoTrousers Oosterdam - 09-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer VintageGeo Zuiderdam – 10-Jun-19 – 14 day Northern Isle Cruise mjcruise101 AnnieBelle Zuiderdam – 10-Jun-19 – 26 day Northern Isles & Jewels of the Baltics Stratheden N Amsterdam – 12-Jun-19 – 11 day Yukon & Double Denali Lucie73821 – B2B with June 23rd on Noordam, travelling with family & celebrating Lucie’s 10th anniversary, in law’s 50th anniversary as aunt & uncle’s 50th anniversary N Amsterdam - 15-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaska R/T Vcr Italy52 Himself- B2B with June 22nd Prinsendam – 17-Jun-19 – 14 day North Cape & Pearls of Norway – Prinsendam’s Final & Farewell Cruise samsonmo Maasdam – 18-Jun-19 – 21 day Great Alaskan & Pacific Northwest Explorer Scluvsrain RuthC BumperII&Terry Eurodam - 22-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaska cruise R/T Seattle rick0999- DW's birthday & early wedding anniversary, first cruise ever! Westerdam - 23-Jun-19 - 12 day Double Denali 4Wegirls- land portion begins June 20th, 1st cruise ever & 5th anniversary N Amsterdam - 22-Jun-19 - Alaska R/T VCR Himself - B2B following June 15th Emerald Princess – 22-Jun-19 – 14 day Adriatic & Western Mediterranean Medley StLouisCruisers – early 50th anniversary celebration, children and grandchildren joining in on the cruise and celebration Oosterdam - 23-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaska luvteaching - celebrating the end of the schoolyear Noordam – 23-Jun-19 – 7 day Glacier Discovery Southbound Lucie73821 – B2B following June 12th on N Amsterdam, travelling with family & celebrating Lucie’s 10th anniversary, in law’s 50th anniversary as aunt & uncle’s 50th anniversary N Statendam- 23-Jun-19 - 7 night Norse Legends mtown - 1st cruise ever & 2 college grad celebrations Zuiderdam - 24-Jun-19 - 12 day Jewels of the Baltic TheEmerson - DD's graduation present holacanada Koningsdam - 24-Jun-19 - 13 day Mediterrean Legends suspaul - first HAL cruise LTC Motes Koningsdam - 24-Jun-19 - 25 night Mediterranean Legends & Ancient Empires mrselhombre - 1st HAL & longest cruise N Amsterdam - 29-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage Cruizer Bill & Cruizer Diana JULY 2019 Zuiderdam - 02-Jul-19 - 24 day Northern Isles & Jewels of the Baltic Lucie73821 Rotterdam – 06-Jul-19 – 24 day Copenhagen to Boston mauimacho Oosterdam - 07-Jul-19 - 7 day Alaska R/T Seattle madera1 Amsterdam - 15-Jul-19 - 14 day Great Alaskan Explorer highfields - 55th Wedding Anniversary and attaining 4-Star Mariner Oceania Regatta- 09-Jul-19 - 7 day Alaska ArtsyCraftsy -birthday cruise Noordam - 21-Jul-19 - 11 day Double Denali cruise terrydtx - 1st suite with HAL & DW & Grandson, (land portion after) Westerdam - 21-Jul-19 - Seward to Vancouver Jeafl - Party of 14 Volendam - 24-Jul-19 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage Hoverdemon Oosterdam - 28-Jul-19 - 7 day Alaska School library lady - with DH, aunt, and dad celebrating his 89th birthday Amsterdam - 29-Jul-19 - 14 day Great Alaskan Explorer puli Zuiderdam – 30-Jul-19 – 35 day Voyage of the Vikings (R/T Boston) scluvsrain RetiredMustang AUGUST 2019 Scenic Gem - 07-Aug-19 - 11 day Normandy & Gems of the Seine- 1of4 - flying to Paris a week early of Aug. 7th sailing to celebrate DD's 18th birthday Eurodam - 03-Aug-19- 7 day Alaska grsnovi - 4th Alaska cruise - taking kids & grand kids N Statendam - 04-Aug-19 - 14 day Northern Isles we're sailing away..... - B2B2B2B2B2B with Aug. 18th, 25th, Sept. 8th, 15th, 27th & Oct. 7th Oosterdam - 04-Aug-19 - 7 day Alaska beaming90 - First HAL cruise & first time to Alaska, 2 friends celebrating 75th birthday Rotterdam - 04-Aug-19 - 14 day Scottish Highlands bigjohn42 - celebrating 30th anniversary Rotjeknor Veendam - 07-Aug-19 - 12 day Adriatic Dream (Venice -Bcn) Kittie Ladie - 2nd cruise with HAL, DH's first N Amsterdam - 10-Aug-19 - Alaska Inside Passage kscarpetta2 -1st HAL cruise, celebrating 54th b'day & parents 55th anniversary Koningsdam - Aug-19 - 11 day Mediterranean Ancient Empires. Sailingdutchy - celebrating 50th anniversary & travelling with daughter, SIL & 2 grandsons who are on their first cruise Celebrity Summit – 11-Aug-19 – 7 day Vacaya inaugural Provincetown cruise Boytjie Amsterdam - 12-Aug-19 - 14 day Alaska luvteaching - achieving 4* on this cruise LynnObie Moriah -celebrating 66th birthday on board Rotterdam – 18-Aug-19 – 20 day Icelandic Fjords & Greenland Explorer dfish N Statendam - 18-Aug-19 - 7 day Viking Sagas we're sailing away.... - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Aug. 4th & with Aug. 25th, Sept. 8th, 15th, 27th & Oct. 7th N Statendam - 25-Aug-19 - 14 day Jewels of the Baltic asebastian we're sailing away.... - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Aug. 4th & 25th & with Sept. 8th, 15th, 27th & Oct. 7th N Statendam – 25-Aug-19 – 53 days - ? we’re sailing away…. Veendam - 26-Aug-19 – 12 day Voyage of the Explorers JR42 Amsterdam – 26-Aug-19 – 14 day R/T Seattle StLouisCruisers – celebrating 50th wedding anniversary on board N Amsterdam - 31-Aug-19 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage crunchii & Zarmengar SEPTEMBER 2019 Zuiderdam - 03-Sep-19- 12 day Colors of Canada & New England vms & majormomma- mother - daughter trip Oosterdam – 08-Sep-19 – 7 night Alaska Explorer razzinger – 1st time on HAL & to Alaska, 9th cruise overall N Statendam - 08-Sep-19 - 7 day Norse Legends we're sailing away.... - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Aug. 4th, 18th, 25th & with Sept. 15th, 27th & Oct. 7th Amsterdam - 09-Sep-19 - 14 day Great Alaskan Explorer IrishSmileyM3 - 3rd HAL cruise, 1st Alaska, celebrating 12.5th anniversary N Statendam – 15-Sep-19 – 12 day Iberian Adventure travelqueen101 - celebrating 60th birthday we're sailing away.... - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Aug. 4th, 18th, 25th, Sept. 8th and with Sept. 27th & Oct. 7th Zuiderdam – 15-Sep-19 – 12 day Quebec to NYC mamaofami – 60th anniversary trip Amsterdam - 23-Sep-19 - 35 day Incan Empires ArtsyCraftsy woodworker & knitter N Statendam - 27-Sep-19 - 10 day Mediterranean Mosaic we're sailing away.... - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Aug. 4th, 18th, 25th, Sept. 8th, 15th & with Oct. 7th Eurodam - 29-Sep-19 - 16 day collector R/T Vancouver - Hawaii & Pacific, Mexico pizzadog -celebrating 54th wedding anniversary cemnm18 - celebrating DW's birthday Westerdam – 29-Sep-19 – 13 day North Pacific CrossingK rwams – with granddaughter OCTOBER 2019 Rotterdam – 05-Oct-19 – 14 day European River Explorer doncarlos & Fishbabe N Statendam - 07-Oct-19 - 10 day Mediterranean Dream I like vacation - celebrating an anniversary & achieving 3* status we're sailing away.... - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Aug. 4th, 18th, 25th, Sept. 8th, 15th, 27th Koningsdam - 31-Oct-19 - 13 day Passage to America vinonme2 -with sister, DS's 1st cruise, pre-cruise stay in Lake Como & Tuscany for 2 weeks Eurodam - 15-Oct-19 - 4 night Pacific Coastal msmayor - B2B with 7 night Mexican Riviera Koningsdam – 18-Oct-19 – 13 day Mediterranean Legend we’re sailing away…..- B2B2B with Oct. 31st & Nov. 13th Koningsdam – 18-Oct-19 – 26 day Mediterranean Legend & Passage to America Sailingdutchy Vict0riann Queen Mary 2 - 18-Oct-19 - 7-night Eastbound Transatlantic rafinmd - B2B2B with Crystal Bach Oct 25 and Crystal Serenity Nov 5 Eurodam - 19-Oct-19 - 7 night Mexican Riviera msmayor - B2B following 4 night Pacific coastal N Amsterdam – 19-Oct-19 – 14 day Eastern/Tropical Caribbean saturn93 Rotterdam – 19-Oct-19 – 32 day Holy Land and Passage to America aliaschief & DWaliaschief Cinder Again Oosterdam - 20-Oct-19 - 17 day Circle Hawaii cat shepard AMA Amacerto - 27-Oct-19 - 7 day Legendary Danube (Nuremburg - Budapest AZNATIVE2000 - visiting Prague Oct. 21st precruise Crystal Bach 25-Oct-19 - 10-night Enchanting Moselle rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Oct 18 & with Crystal Serenity Nov5 Amsterdam - 28-Oct-19 - 51 day Tales of the South Pacific Traveling Dot FlorenceItaly Koningsdam - 31-Oct-19 - 13 day Passage to America we're sailing away.....- B2B2B following Oct. 18th & with Nov. 13th NOVEMBER 2019 Crystal Serenity - 5-Nov-19 - 19-night Explorer Combination - Barcelona to FTL rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Oct 18, Crystal Bach Oct 25 and with Symphony Nov 24 N Statendam - 10-Nov-19 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean Crazy For Cats the2ofus- B2B with Nov. 17th Judyrem - first HAL cruise, 70th birthday celebration Koningsdam - 13-Nov-19 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer we're sailing away.... - B2B2B following Oct. 18th & Oct. 31st Celebrity Silhouette - 14-Nov-19 - 8 Day Southern Caribbean Cruisinetta N Statendam - 17-Nov-19 - 14 day Western/Tropical Caribbean taxmantoo the2ofus- B2B following Nov. 10th Volendam – 20-Nov-19 – 30 Night Amazon Explorer Loreto – celebrating 50th wedding anniversary Chergs N Statendam - 24-Nov-19 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean HELENPSL - annual Thanksgiving cruise with Angelo N Statendam - 24-Nov-19 - 14 day Tropical/Eastern Caribbean oldpharmguy Koningsdam - 24-Nov-19 - 10 night Southern Caribbean Seafarer wdw 1972 Crystal Serenity -24-Nov-19 - 7-night Caribbean Cornucopia from Miami rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Oct 18, Crystal Bach Oct 25 & Crystal Serenity Nov 5 DECEMBER 2019 N. Statendam - 01-Dec-19 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean deliver42 Maasdam - 03-Dec-19 - 20 day New Zealand & Pacific VK3DQ - first HAL cruise, with MIL, celebrating 95th (MIL) & 73rd (VK3) birthdays on board N Amsterdam - 07-Dec-19 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean 1ANGELCAT- celebrating with friends - 1 receiving their Platinum medallion Zuiderdam - 09-Dec-20 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Mr and Mrs CIQ -retirement cruise Veendam – 11-Dec-19 – 7 night Authentic Cuba madera1 Rotterdam - 06-Dec-19 - 15 day Panama Canal sambamama - 1st time on Rotterdam & West to East Panama Veendam – 18-Dec-19 – 10 day Cuban Explorer Holiday Crazy For Cats Zaandam - 18-Dec-19 - 22 day Holiday South America& Antarctica RetiredNow - B2B with 09-Jan-20 Westerdam - 21-Dec-19 - 14 day Far East Discovery TN Fem Rotterdam - 21-Dec-19 - 17 day Panama Canal (FLL - SD) dbaudit & Doc Bear- 2nd Panama Canal Oosterdam - 28-Dec-19 - 7 day Mexican Riviera LynnObie - 50th wedding anniversary with 3 daughters, spouses & 2 grandchildren JANUARY 2020 Amsterdam – 04-Jan-20 - Grand World Voyage we’re sailing away…. mame42 scluvsrain Scrapnana DeepWaterMariner – 2nd World Voyage N Amsterdam - 04-Jan-20 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean kcohleffel - 1st HAL cruise Volendam – 05-Jan-20 – 77 day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage Oak Hill Cruisers travellersrest TBcruiserguy N Statendam - 05-Jan-20 - 14 day Tropical/Eastern Caribbean ger_77 - escape from the frozen tundra Zaandam - 09-Jan-20 - 22 day South America& Antarctica 0bnxshs & Missy's Mom – birthday celebration on board & achieving 5* RetiredNow - B2B with 18-Dec-19 Westerdam - 16-Jan-20 - 30 day Far East Discovery Collector pictonite Crystal Serenity - 22-Jan-20 - 40-day World Cruise Segment Los Angeles to Sydney rafinmd - B2B with QM2 March 5 Regent Seven Seas Mariner - 24-Jan-20 - 131 day World Cruise ArtsyCraftsy - first World Cruise FEBRUARY 2020 Zuiderdam - 08-Feb-20 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean OVgirl - B2B with 11 day Panama Sunfarer cruise N Statendam - 9-Feb-20 - 14 day Tropical Caribbean Typhoon1 Zuiderdam - 15-Feb-20 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer OVgirl - B2B following 7 day Tropical Caribbean Feb. 8th Eurodam - 16-Feb-20 - 14 day Panama Canal (FLL - SD) RetiredMustang Koningsdam - 23-Feb-20 - 10 night Southern Caribbean Seafarer esimon - Robert, Ellen, Lynn and Will Ohio MARCH 2020 Queen Mary 2 - 06-Mar-20 - 50-day World Cruise Segment Sydney to New York rafinmd - B2B with Crystal Serenity January 22 Zaandam – 07-Mar-20 – 31 day South America, Inca & Panama Canal Discovery kazu Rotterdam – 11-Mar-20 – Panama Canal San D to FLL DeeniEncinitas - B2B with Oceania Riviera – March 30th Oosterdam - 14-Mar-20 - 7 day Mexican Riviera KroozNut Westerdam - 14-Mar-20 - 14 day China Explorer LTC_Motes - daughter's graduation cruise Koningsdam – 15-Mar-20 – 44 day Voyage of the Americas – (FLL – SD) Overhead Fred – longest cruise ever Maasdam - 15-Mar-20 - 19 day South Pacific madera1 Eurodam – 18-Mar-20 – 18 day Circle Hawaii lakeside42 jeda -celebrating 40th anniversary - B2B with Pacific Coastal Apr. 5th CaliforniaAC - with friends Bill & Di Oosterdam - 21-Mar-20 - 28 day Hawaii, Tahiti, Marquesas Tomndeena Oceania Riviera – 30- Mar-20 – TA Miami to Rome DeeniEncinitas – B2B following Rotterdam March 11th APRIL 2020 Eurodam - 05-Apr-20 - 6 day Pacific Coastal jeda - B2B following Mar. 18th Rotterdam - 07-Apr-20 - 7 day Western Caribbean TomAndJane Oceania Riviera - 19-Apr-20 - 10 day Monte Carlo - BCN DeeniEncinitas - Christmas present from DH Zuiderdam - 19-Apr-20 - 14 day Passage to Rome kazu - followed by visit to Galicia, Spain Westerdam - 25-Apr-20 - 16 day North Pacific Crossing Taters MAY 2020 N Statendam - 10-May-20 - 14 day Jewels of the Baltic rwams Zuiderdam - 15-May-20 - Mediterranean Empires gwilli Maasdam - 18-May-20 - 14 day Great Alaska Explorer Italy52 TomAndJane woodworker & knitter Zaandam - 23-May-20 - 7-Day Canada & New England Discovery BRWolf - (Bruce and Karen) JUNE 2020 N Amsterdam - 03-Jun-20 - 24 day Mediterranean Empires/Adriatic Dream taxmantoo JULY 2020 Zuiderdam - 02-Jul-20 - 24 day Northern Isles & Jewels of the Baltic Lucie73821 N. Statendam- 19-Jul-20 - 7 day Norwegian fjord Bramcruiser AUGUST 2020 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 Zuiderdam - 19-Aug-20 - 19 day Viking Passage I like vacation Vict0riann - big birthday on board shudie- B2B with Aug. 9th Queen Mary 2 - 21-Aug-20 - 7-night Eastbound Transatlantic rafinmd - B2B2B with Crystal Serenity 30 Aug and Zuiderdam Sept 17th Crystal Serenity - 30-Aug-20 - 13 day TA Discovery (BCN - Que) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and with Zuiderdam Sept. 17th SEPTEMBER 2020 Zuiderdam - 07-Sep-20 - 10 day Colors of Canada & New England crunchii & Zarmengar - 3rd HAL cruise Zuiderdam - 17-Sep-20 - 10 day Colors of Canada & New England (Que - NY) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and Crystal Serenity Aug. 30th Viking Sea - 21-Sep-20 - 10 days Empire of the Mediterranean (Venice to Athens) terrydtx - 1st Viking Ocean cruise, celebrating50th anniversary OCTOBER 2020 Viking Tir – 01-Oct-20 – 14 day Grand European River Cruise (Budapest to Amsterdam) aliaschief & DWaliaschief - 1st Grand river cruise Westerdam - 07-Oct-20 - 37 day Inca & South America Discovery GeorgeCharlie Rotterdam - 15-Oct-20 - 15 day Transatlantic (BCN - FLL) sambamama- 1st time to Africa Zaandam – 31-Oct-20 – 14 day Southern Caribbean Overhead Fred NOVEMBER 2020 Westerdam - 13-Nov-20 - 14 day South America Passage (BA - Santiago) Taters Zuiderdam - 29-Nov-20 - Southern Caribbean Cruisinetta DECEMBER 2020 N Statendam - 02-12-20 - 11 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer wdw1972 N Statendam - 02-12-20 - 21 day Caribbean (B2B Dec. 2-23) cate54 - mother & daughter cruise Noordam - 20-Dec-20 - 15-day Far East Discovery LTC Motes - party of 7 JANUARY 2021 Koningsdam - 02-Jan-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera mab4285 - first solo cruise & HAL cruise as an adult Koningsdam - 09-Jan-20 - 24 day Collectors' Cruise - Hawaii & Mexico DeeniEncinitas FEBRUARY 2021 Rotterdam - 21-Feb-21 - 32 day Hawaii, Tahiti, & Marquesas Overhead Fred josumello - first HAL cruise MARCH 2021 N Statendam - 21-Mar-21 - 10 day cruise doone - Friends & Family cruise HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  8. Fleet Report for 06-07-2019 ms Amsterdam Juneau (Alaska) United States 08:00-22:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Eurodam Victoria (British Co Canada 18:00 - 23:30 Web Cam http://www.bigwavedave.ca/webcams.php?cam=10 ms Koningsdam Kusadasi Greece 08:00-18:00 ms Maasdam Kodiak (Alaska) United States 11:00 - 18:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Nieuw Statendam Flam Norway 07:00-17:00 ms Noordam Ketchikan (Alaska) United States 11:00 - 19:00 Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view/ Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-7/ ms Oosterdam Ketchikan (Alaska) United States 07:00 - 13:00 Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view/ Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-7/ ms Prinsendam Scrabster (Scotland) United Kingdom 08:00-18:00 ms Rotterdam Cruising -- - -- ms Veendam Barcelona Spain 12:00 - 24:00 ms Volendam Juneau (Alaska) United States 13:00-22:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Westerdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Zaandam Bar Harbor (Maine) United States 07:00-17:00 ms Zuiderdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59
  9. I should have added that if we had booked the VO lower class Deluxe Veranda Cabin, DV category, the cruise fare would have been less than the Veendam Vista Suite by several hundred dollars. The Vista Suite on the Veendam is not really a suite, more like a veranda cabin on most other lines.
  10. I was offered a future cruise credit for the amount of our fare or we could book another cruise, but I told the agent we already had a Nieuw Statendam cruise booked for Dec. 1st so I declined both of those offers. Since it was a Western Caribbean cruise on the Veendam, I suspect HAL will stop at other destinations in that area instead of the two Cuba ports.
  11. I agree, we are booked on a Viking Ocean cruise next year from Venice to Athens in a Penthouse Veranda Cabin cat. PV1. When we compared a similar itinerary on the Veendam for a Vista Class cabin, by the time we added in all the all inclusive items from VO to the Veendam cost there was less than $200pp difference. Add in no kids, no casino full of smoke, no pesky photographers, no nickel and diming, and no phony dressing up Gala nights, the smaller much newer VO ship was a much better deal in our opinion.
  12. I feel very sorry for those of you sailing on the Veendam who made final payment before the April warning was published. You were stuck and all you could do was hope things turned out OK. We canceled our Veendam cruise within hours of the warning. I was able to book a cheaper and longer cruise on the Crown Princess that stopped in some of our favorite ports. We would have preferred to sail to Cuba. Cuba caught my interest after reading Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea so many years ago. We just put off cruising there for too long because we didn’t like the ships that sailed to Cuba. Now we’re like many of you hoping things work out and we get there by ship someday soon. The Caribbean had gotten boring to us and wrote it off for years but decided to do a Caribbean Cruise in Jan. I decided we would do things we had never done before and we did. The cruise turned out to be one of our favorites....we did a Jose Quervo tasting in Cozumel....I don’t normally drink....a cooking class in Ocho Rios.....I’m not a great cook, walked among the tree tops in Roatan....went to the Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya.......and an Escape Room in the Cayman Islands. To those of you who are stuck with a non Cuba Cruise step outside the box and try something different. Make some sweet lemonade out of the sour lemons.
  13. While HA “ know before you cruise” states that there is a self serve laundry aboard the Veendam, I’ve read a few reviews that imply that it has been removed. Any first hand recent knowledge? Departing in 10 days. Thank you all!
  14. I didn't even ask about substituted ports as we just wanted a full refund. We went to Cuba last year on Carnival and we only booked the Veendam Cuba cruise because it had a second stop in Cuba in addition to Havana.
  15. After receiving HAL's instructions last night regarding our Veendam Authentic Cuba cruise, I called right at 8am this morning (eastern) and the agent said I was the first one to call and they were ready for the many calls to start coming. It's a special 800 number just for the Cuba cruises. The cancellation went smoothly and I told her we had a Nieuw Statendam cruise booked already for Dec. 1st so we'll get our HAL fix anyway.
  16. Being a part of Carnival and ships registered in Holland, could HAL redeploy Veendam's homebase to for instance Curacao and do the cuba cruises from there, bypassing the states? Would americans then be allowed to fly there and do the cruise?
  17. Fleet Report for 06-06-2019 ms Amsterdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Eurodam Ketchikan (Alaska) United States 07:00 - 13:00 Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view/ Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-7/ ms Koningsdam Mykonos Greece 08:00-17:00 ms Maasdam Anchorage (Alaska) United States 08:00-17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Ketchikan (Alaska) United States 11:00 - 19:00 Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view/ Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-7/ ms Nieuw Statendam Stavanger Norway 07:00-16:00 ms Noordam Juneau (Alaska) United States 08:00-18:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Oosterdam Sitka (Alaska) United States 08:00-16:00 Web Cam https://www.sitka.net/sitka-live-web-cams Web Cam http://www.lynden.com/aml/webcams/aml-sitka-cam.html ms Prinsendam Invergordon (Scotlan United Kingdom 08:00-18:00 ms Rotterdam Bergen 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ms Veendam Toulon France 08:00-18:00 ms Volendam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Westerdam Skagway (Alaska) United States 07:00-21:00 ms Zaandam Halifax (Nova Scotia Canada 08:00-16:00 Web Cam https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/en/webcams/halifax-waterfront/ ms Zuiderdam Stockholm Sweden 08:00-17:00
  18. I just got an email from HAL. We're booked on the Veendam for December. The Cuba ports are, of course, cancelled. They said that they will be revising the itinerary, revising the pricing as well, and in addition, are going to give passengers a $100 credit (shipboard credit) even if they choose to transfer their booking to a different Caribbean cruise. If we choose to transfer it to a non-Caribbean booking, we'll get $50 in shipboard credit. A full cancellation is also possible with a full refund. Of course, we are not anywhere close to the ninety day ticker. Here's a tiny snippet: "When we create itineraries we look forward to taking our guests to the destinations they expect to visit. When unexpected issues beyond our control occur and we must make the decision to change our itinerary, we share in your disappointment."
  19. Veendam's SECO Alex inbound to Cartagena, portable radio in hand to communicate with the staff captain or captain on the bridge. Veendam's gangway is positioned partially outside, ready to be landed upon command from the bridge. The yellow lines on each side connect to the "bridle" with which the gangway can be lifted or lowered
  20. I think this thread is a moot point now. Glad we got to Cuba last year on Carnival. We do have an Authentic Cuba cruise on the Veendam on Oct. 30th and according to the HAL website, we should receive some information about it sometime tonight. Carnival is offering free refunds on its booked Cuba cruises and that is what I hope HAL offers since we only booked the cruise because of the two Cuba destinations.
  21. Egad, the Noordam is all the way in Australia?! Bring her back and loaded with Tims Tams please! Which ship cruises from Boston, is still Veendam? Will have to look into that. Where are you cruising to next Sail? Jonathan
  22. We are booked on the Veendam Authentic Cuba cruise on Oct. 30th. Carnival is offering full refunds on their Cuba cruises (posted today) and I hope Holland does, too. The only reason we booked the cruise was because it had two Cuba destinations and we only got to do Havana on our Carnival cruise to Cuba last year. We have the Nieuw Statendam booked for Dec. 1st, so losing the Veendam won't be a hardship (no pun intended) to our cruising schedule this year.
  23. Fleet Report for 06-05-2019 ms Amsterdam Ketchikan (Alaska) United States 08:00-17:00 Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view/ Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-7/ ms Eurodam Sitka (Alaska) United States 08:00-17:00 Web Cam https://www.sitka.net/sitka-live-web-cams Web Cam http://www.lynden.com/aml/webcams/aml-sitka-cam.html ms Koningsdam Piraeus (Athens) Greece 00:00 - 23:00 ms Maasdam Homer (Alaska) United States 08:00-18:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Nieuw Statendam Kristiansand Norway 08:00-17:00 ms Noordam Haines (Alaska) United States 06:30 - 21:00 ms Oosterdam Hubbard Glacier (Ala United States 14:00 - 18:00 ms Prinsendam Rosyth Scotland United Kingdom ms Rotterdam Geiranger 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ms Veendam Monte Carlo Monaco 08:00-23:00 ms Volendam Vancouver Canada 07:00 - 16:30 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://www.visioncritical.com/the-view-from-here ms Westerdam Juneau (Alaska) United States 10:00-22:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Zaandam Sydney (Nova Scotia) Canada 08:00-16:00 ms Zuiderdam Helsinki Finland 07:00-16:00
  24. We're booked on the Veendam for Dec 17. Of course, we're screwed. All I can think about are our scheduled tour guides and how screwed they are. I'll eat and pay our electric bill and enjoy a cell phone and drive a car anyway. They may not. I am so disappointed. We're going on the Grand Voyage to South America in January, so I shouldn't let this bother me so much, but golly, I am just sick. I wanted to do this so much.
  25. IMO, Veendam is not suitable as a Caribbean cruise ship without her aft pool. I didn't think her particularly good for Bermuda. I might book her again for a 'cool/cold weather cruise' but she is done as a warm weather ship, IMO sail.noordam@gmail.com
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