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  1. Plus Veendam, although still not official, and her (Veendam's) recent renaming of 'Aegean Majesty' makes it all 'very interesting' as Sergeant Hans Schultz liked to utter
  2. Deep enough to have bought Maasdam and Veendam
  3. Boarded the Veendam yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale. Our expected port in Key West today was canceled due to high winds. A stop in Cozumel tomorrow was added. Captain just announced that another ship as been detained in Cozumel due to possible Corona virus and we will be unable to dock. So we have another sea day tomorrow. Seas are a bit rough today making walking around a bit challenging. Quite a few sea sick passengers. Despite this, we are still enjoying ourselves. First time on the Veendam. She is a lovely ship with a great staff.
  4. Roy, I have been reporting this since Monday. As soon as MT ceases to respond to Maasdam and Veendam I will delete them from the list. I will follow the same protocol with Amsterdam and Maasdam, although a similar notice does not show on their pages yet.
  5. I think that's been happening for several days now, and MT will always respond to Maasdam and Veendam. The real change will I'm sure will come soon. Their official recognition of the renaming will be recognized 2 ways: 1. When you search for Maasdam instead of the next line being "Passenger ship" it will say Ex Name(IMO Number) 2. If you hover over the icon on the map it will show the new name. Here's an illustration for the Wilderness Adventurer, originally the Caribbean Prince. I searched for Caribbean Prince in Marine Traffic: The ship hasn't been Caribbean Prince since before 2000, but the IMO number stays forever. Roy
  6. Veendam will be at pier 21 (starboard to) from 0530-1700. She is doing a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise. Key West, Florida (27 Feb 0800-1700); George Town, Grand Cayman (29 Feb 0800-1700); Ocho Rios, Jamaica (01 Mar 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (03 Mar 0800-1600); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (04 Mar a0700) Zuiderdam will be at pier 26 (starboard to) from 0600-1700. She is heading out on an 11-day Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise. Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (27 Feb 0800-1500); Oranjestad, Aruba (29 Feb 1300-2300); Willemstad, Curacao (01 Mar 0800-2300); Cartagena, Colombia (03 Mar 0700-1300); Panama Canal (Cruising Canal) (04 Mar 0500-0500); Colon, Panama (04 Mar 1500-2000); Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (05 Mar 0730-1700); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (08 Mar a0700) There are no other cruise ships in port. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/. For the addicts: Veendam will be in Key West from 0800-1700 on Thursday, 27 February. https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ Rotterdam will be in Aruba on Friday 28 February from 0800-1800. https://www.portarubawebcam.com/ Next up: Nieuw Amsterdam on Saturday, 29 February.
  7. today is International Literacy Day, Natonal Ampersand Day, and National Date Nut Bread Day To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D. -- B. Duggan Meal suggestion for today - Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles Drink of the Day - Volcano Wine of the day - Gorman Zachary's Ladder Red Mountain vintage 2014 At Sea Atlantic Eurodam destination Sint Eustatius eta 9/15 Nieuw Amsterdam destination Sint Eustatius eta 9/14 Westerdam destination Gibraltar eta 9/9 At Sea Gulf of Aden Noordam destination Suez Canal eta 9/8 Zuiderdam destination Suez Canal eta 9/8 At Sea Pacific Koningsdam destination Balboa eta 9/9 Gibraltar Volendam Punta Arenas Oosterdam Rosyth GB Rotterdam Scheveningen NL Anchorage Amsterdam Nieuw Statendam Zaandam Aigio Greece Maasdam -- Ship name as reported by AIS: AEGEAN MYTH Katakolo Veendam -- Ship name as reported by AIS: AEGEAN MAJESTY
  8. Hi Can anyone advise me about the oceanview cabins on the Rotterdam or the Veendam? Have the bathrooms been upgraded to the floor to ceiling showers, and has the TV system been upgraded to the interactive systems like on the Volendam? We’re considering a transatlantic voyage on the Rotterdam or Veendam, and the upgrades will be an important factor in our decision- thanks!
  9. today is National Tailgating Day, National Hummingbird Day, and Cheese Pizza Day The Roman Rule The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it. Meal suggestion for today - Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Drink of the Day - Blue Hawaii Wine of the day - Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley vintage 2017 At Sea Atlantic Eurodam destination Sint Eustatius eta 9/15 Nieuw Amsterdam destination Sint Eustatius eta 9/14 Volendam destination Gibraltar eta 9/8 Westerdam destination Gibraltar eta 9/9 At Gulf of Aden Noordam destination Suez Canal eta 9/8 Zuiderdam destination Suez Canal eta 9/8 Aigio Greece Maasdam Katakolo Veendam Punta Arenas Koningsdam Oosterdam Rosyth GB Rotterdam Scheveningen NL Anchorage Amsterdam Nieuw Statendam Zaandam
  10. Hi all, My mom and I drive down from Jax this morning. Arrive at 1 to an empty port arrival area - only one other vehicle dropping off bags. We had our temp checks then proceeded to fill out the health questionnaire , check in and right on to the ship. we te in NS 004 which is very nice. Had Dive in for lunch. Crew says passengers are about 700 which I think is about 50% capacity. Crew has been very attentive and definitely more attention to sanitization is evident. No self serve in lido. I’m happy to answer any questions about the experience on board.
  11. The internet is impossible and I get on for maybe two minutes after 15 tries so I do not have the piers or times. Koningsdam will be going on and 11-day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer cruise. Philipsburg, St. Maarten (07 Mar 0800-1700); Fort de France, Martinique (08 Mar 0800-1700); Bridgetown, Barbados (09 Mar 0800-1700); Castries, St Lucia (10 Mar 0800-1600); Basseterre, St. Kitts (11 Mar 0800-1700); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (12 Mar 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (14 Mar 0800-1500); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (15 Mar a0700) Veendam will be doing a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise. Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (06 Mar 0800-1500); San Juan, Puerto Rico (07 Mar 1300-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (08 Mar 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (10 Mar 0800-1600); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (11 Mar a0700) There are no other cruise ships in port. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/. Next up: Nieuw Amsterdam on Saturday, 7 March.
  12. Not always! From her acceptance by HAL in May 1996 until January 2006, Veendam IV (the ship we're all speculating about here as to where she'll be going - so, the fourth "S" class) was the only ship in the HAL fleet registered in the Bahamas and therefor flying the Bahamian national colors. The remaining ships were all registered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, flying the Dutch flag. Purely for trivia; for that same 10-year time period, Veendam was also the only HAL ship with an all-British-staffed deck and engine dept. Jonathan Mercer was one of them as he started his career with HAL as a captain
  13. Good to see the Volendam is alongside in Gibralter. Looks like there is a fuel barge next to her now. Wonder where she goes next? The weather extremes out west are indeed severe. Climate change at its worst. Key West from the Veendam, March 2017.
  14. Received the same info as above from my TA as far as the Veendam is concerned Aegian Majesty and now registered in Bermuda ,and she mentioned that both of these ships , Veendam and Maasdam will be Island hoppers of the Greek Isles . Don't know if they will belong to the same company and which company it is yet .
  15. Hi Maya. Nice to se your pics and comments. We were also looking at the Veendam's up coming itineraries and like many of them. HAL had scheduled her for some rather unique places, partly as they had lost those of the Prinsendam. I am as sad about loosing the S and R class ships as I am loosing those special itineraries.
  16. We will be on the Veendam for the first time in a couple of weeks. I was looking over the deck plans and wondered about some of the outdoor decks/observation areas. With an inside cabin, we will be looking for places to be outdoors for sea days and sail away, etc. Can anyone give me a little more information on the following: 1. Is the area at the front of the gym easily accessible? Also, how about the deck above the Crow's Nest. I don't see it on the deck plan, but from looking at photos, it seems it is open for viewing. (Trying to avoid areas surrounded by glass but this might be pretty windy.) 2. Curious about the Retreat Area. I see there is a movie screen. Is it used? We have spent quite a few days on the Zaandam and loved the deck chairs on the Lower Promenade deck. Since the Veendam has Lanai cabins I'm guessing there won't be many chairs available there and I will be hanging out at the Retreat instead. Any other advice or hints for a first time Veendam cruiser?
  17. We were on the Veendam, Boston to Bermuda, in June 2018 and appreciated docking in Hamilton. I loved the ship and the crew so much I immediately checked where she was going in the future. We took a Greek island cruise on her in May 2019. On the Bermuda cruise, I asked Mike at the Martini bar to make a drink based on one served during the last dinner on the Titanic. My murder mystery centering on a Titanic re-creation dinner had just come out and I'd been asked to blog about drinks on that ship. Mike not only whipped up a cocktail from my recipe but also hummed the Titanic movie theme while he did it. A unique memory.
  18. today is Fight Procrastination Day, Read a Book Day, and National Pet Rock Day Hummingbirds never remember the words to songs. Meal suggestion for today - Honeydew & Prosciutto Salad Drink of the Day - Lava Flow Wine of the day - Cambria Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Katherine's Vineyard vintage 2017 At Sea Atlantic Eurodam destination Sint Eustatius eta 9/15 Nieuw Amsterdam destination Sint Eustatius eta 9/14 Volendam destination Gibraltar eta 9/8 Westerdam destination Gibraltar eta 9/9 At Gulf of Aden Noordam destination Suez Canal eta 9/8 Zuiderdam destination Suez Canal eta 9/8 Aigio Greece Maasdam Katakolo Veendam Punta Arenas Koningsdam Oosterdam Rosyth GB Rotterdam Scheveningen NL Anchorage Amsterdam Nieuw Statendam Zaandam
  19. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING Updated April 24th, 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). JULY 2020 Zuiderdam - 02-Jul-20 - 24 day Northern Isles & Jewels of the Baltic Lucie73821 Zaandam - 04-Jul-20 - 7 day Canada & New England sevenseasnomad - B2B with July 11th Zaandam - 11-Jul-20 - 7 day Canada & New England sevenseasnomad - B2B following July 4th, 1st cruise as a solo Eurodam - 11-Jul-20 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Loreto - cruising with family & celebrating Loreto’s birthday on board N. Statendam- 19-Jul-20 - 7 day Norwegian fjord Bramcruiser Empress of the Seas - 20-Jul-20 - 7 day Best of Bermuda rafinmd - B2B with July 27th Amsterdam - 25-Jul-20 - 7 day Boston - Montreal PandaBear62 - celebrating Mom’s 84th birthday on board Empress of the Seas - 27-Jul-20 - 7 day New England & Canada out of Bayonne rafinmd - B2B following July 20th Maasdam - 27-Jul-20 - 14 day Alaska kenphy - becoming 4* on this cruise AUGUST 2020 Koningsdam - 01-Aug-20 - Alaska with Glacier Bay & Inland Passage lazey1 N Statendam -02-Aug-20 - 14 day Northern Isles Cailey53 Viking Orion - 04-Aug-20 - 68 day Grand Cape Horn Adventure ArtsyCraftsy Veendam - 08-Aug-20 - ??? Gail & Marty sailing away - B2B2B2B2B2B2B with Aug. 22nd, Sept. 8th, 22nd, Oct. 6th, Oct. 20 Zuiderdam - 09-Aug-20 - 10 day Jewels of the Baltic shudie- B2B with Aug. 19th Caribbean Princess -17-Aug-20 - 16 day Greenland & Canada StartrainDD Zuiderdam - 19-Aug-20 - 19 day Viking Passage I like vacation Vict0riann - big birthday on board shudie- B2B with Aug. 9th crystalspin Queen Mary 2 - 21-Aug-20 - 7-night Eastbound Transatlantic rafinmd - B2B2B with Crystal Serenity 30 Aug and Zuiderdam Sept 17th Veendam - 22-Aug-20 - 17 day European River Explorer (Ams - Ven) Scrapnana - B2B with Sept. 8th Gail & Marty sailing away - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Aug. 8th & with Sept. 8th, 22nd, Oct. 6th & 20th Koningsdam - 22-Aug-20 - 7 night Alaska sachinbapat - 1st cruise celebrating 25th anniversary Ruby Princess - 29-Aug-20 - 7 day Alaska luvteaching - B2B with Eurodam Sept. 5th, belated birthday & anniversary celebrations Crystal Serenity - 30-Aug-20 - 13 day TA Discovery (BCN - Que) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and with Zuiderdam Sept. 17th SEPTEMBER 2020 Eurodam - 05-Sep-20 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer dobiemom luvteaching - B2B following Ruby Princess Aug. 29th N Amsterdam - 07-Sep-20 - 24 day Mediterranean Empires & Adriatic Dream NikkiGR - celebrating 45th anniversary, 1st HAL cruise Veendam - 08-Sep-20 - 14 day Turkey & Greek Isles Explorer Scrapnana - B2B following Aug. 22nd Gail & Marty sailing away - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Aug. 8th & 22nd & with Sept. 22nd, Oct. 6th & 20th N Statendam - 13-Sep-20 - 12 night Iberian Peninsula Poulsbo Cruisers - 30th anniversary cruise Zuiderdam - 17-Sep-20 - 10 day Newfoundland & New England Discovery (Quebec to Boston) rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Aug 21st and Crystal Serenity Aug. 30th Eurodam - 19-Sep-20 - 7 Day Alaska Himself - B2B with Sep 26th N Amsterdam - 19-Sep-20 - 12 day Adriatic Dream vcd1969 Westerdam - 20-Sep-20 - 17 day Circle Hawaii carlyshenk Divi - 1st time to Hawaii & on the Westerdam lynanken -1st time to Hawaii & on Westerdam Viking Sea - 21-Sep-20 - 10 days Empire of the Mediterranean (Venice to Athens) terrydtx - 1st Viking Ocean cruise, celebrating50th anniversary Veendam - 22-Sep-20 - ????? Gail & Marty sailing away - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Aug. 8th, 22nd, Sept. 8th and with Oct. 6th & 20th Eurodam - 26-Sep-20 - 22 day Seattle to FLL Himself - B2B following Sept. 19th Koningsdam - 26-Sep-20 - Pacific Coast Sharon in AZ - belated 65th birthday celebration from cancelled April cruise Koningsdam - 26-Sep-20 - 7 day Wine and Country & Pacific Northwest crunchii & Zarmengar madera1 Oosterdam - 27-Sep-20 - 26 day South Pacific Crossing - Seattle to Sydney Mud_Shark - 1st HAL cruise Oosterdam - 27-Sep-20 - 40 day B2B Seattle to Auckland sailingdutchy Traveling Dot - celebrating her 75th birthday on board OCTOBER 2020 Rotterdam - 03-Oct-20 - 29 day Iberian Adventure & Passage to America obriendan Veendam - 06-Oct-20 - ???? Gail & Marty sailing away - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Oct. 8th, 22nd, Sept. 8th, 22nd & with Oct. 20th Westerdam - 07-Oct-20 - 37 day Inca & South America Discovery GeorgeCharlie Rotterdam - 17-Oct-20 - 15 day Transatlantic (BCN - FLL) sambamama- 1st time to Africa Reagan0712 - 1st time to Africa ger_77 & Honey Bunny - 5th Transatlantic Eurodam - 18-Oct-20 - ?????? cruzeluver - 1st HAL cruise Veendam - 20-Oct -20 - ??????? Gail & Marty sailing away - B2B2B2B2B2B2B following Oct. 8, 22, Sept. 8, 22, Oct. 6 & 20th Zaandam - 31-Oct-20 - 17 day Panama Canal Sequimcookie NOVEMBER 2020 Koningsdam - 03-Nov-20 - 18 day Hawaii mcrcruiser packercruising - 3rd HAL cruise Eurodam - 08-Nov-20 - 14 day Eastern/Western Caribbean saturn93 Zuiderdam - 08-Nov-20 - 10 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Crazy For Cats N Statendam - 11-Nov-20 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Overhead Fred - B2B with Nov. 22 Susanmaz Westerdam - 13-Nov-20 - 14 day South America Passage (BA - Santiago) Taters Zaandam - 17-Nov-20 - 32 day Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas RetiredNow N Amsterdam - 21-Nov-20 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean neuronbob Koningsdam - 21-Nov-20 - Mexican Riviera lazey1 N Statendam - 22-Nov-20 - 10 day Southern Caribbean Seafarer cruiseguy56 Overhead Fred - with son & girlfriend celebrating his 30th birthday, B2B following Nov. 11 Westerdam - 27-Nov-20 - 22 day South America, Antarctica & Solar Eclipse Loreto Obnxshs & Missy's Mom - achievieving 5* on this cruise Zuiderdam - 29-Nov-20 - 10 day Panama Sunfarer Cruisinetta HAL Sailer - celebrating 25th anniversary DECEMBER 2020 N Statendam - 02-Dec-20 - 11 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer wdw1972 phyllisrf N Statendam - 02-Dec-20 - 21 day Caribbean (B2B Dec. 2-23) cate54 - mother & daughter cruise GeriatricNurse N Amsterdam - 05-Dec-20 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean PROCRUISE - 5th HAL cruise, 1st HAL cruise for friends Zuiderdam - 09-Dec-20 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Mr and Mrs CIQ -retirement cruise grest Eurodam - 09-Dec-20 - 10 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Westerdam - 19-Dec-20 - 22 day South America & Antarctica Holiday StartrainDD - pre-cruise trip Dec. 13th to Igazu Falls Noordam - 20-Dec-20 - 15-day Far East Discovery LTC Motes - party of 7 Amsterdam - 21-Dec-20 - 14 day Christmas & New Year richwmn NCL Escape - 27-Dec-20 - 7 night Eastern Caribbean msmayor - holiday cruise to celebrate with adult children Zuiderdam - 27-Dec-20 - New Year’s Cruise fatcat04 - 3 generation cruise with grand moms, fatcat04 & kids JANUARY 2021 Koningsdam - 02-Jan-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera mab4285 - first solo cruise & HAL cruise as an adult N Amsterdam - 02-Jan-21 - 14 day Western/Tropical Caribbean summer slope doncarlos & Fishbabe Amsterdam - 04-Jan-21 - 128 day Grand World Voyage vinonme2 Mtn2Sea Gail & Marty sailing away Volendam - 04-Jan-21 - 74 day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage StLouisCruisers - 2nd Grand Voyage, 3rd time to Antarctica Maasdam - 04-Jan-21 - 40 day Australia, Indonesia & Indian Collector aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B with Feb 13th & Mar 4th N Statendam - 06-Jan-21 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer crystalspin - with dr'spin, mom & DBr0 & SIL, celebrating 30th anniversary & DB's 60th birthday Cailey53 Koningsdam - 09-Jan-21 - 24 day Collectors' Cruise - Hawaii & Mexico DeeniEncinitas N Amsterdam - 09-Jan-21 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean deliver42 Westerdam - 10-Jan-21 - 20 day South America & Antarctica (Santiago - BA) I like vacation bluesplayer Brewgirl1 - 1 more cruise with parents Veendam - 24-Jan-21 - 7 day Western Caribbean vms N Statendam - 27-Jan-21 - 4 day Caribbean (HMC & Key West) Roz FEBRUARY 2021 Eurodam - 07-Feb-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean Cruise Suzy Maasdam - 13-Feb-21 - 19 day Papua, New Guinea & Phillipine Adventurer aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B following Jan. 4th & with Mar. 4th Dogstar & Mrs. Dogstar - celebrating 30th anniversary Rotterdam - 21-Feb-21 - 32 day Hawaii, Tahiti, & Marquesas Overhead Fred josumello - first HAL cruise samsonmo MARCH 2021 Maasdam - 04-Mar-21 - 25 day South Pacific Crossing aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B2B following Jan. 4th & Feb. 13th N Statendam - 21-Mar-21 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer doone - Friends & Family cruise wdw1972 - with hubby & friends fatcat04 Veendam - 21-Mar-21 - 7 day Western Caribbean Crazy For Cats Rotterdam - 25-Mar-21 - 16 day Panama Canal (San Diego - FLL) samsonmo - B2B with April 10th APRIL 2021 Maasdam - 09-Apr-21 - 14 day Mexican Riviera sambamama - 1st Mexican Riviera, birthday celebration on board Rotterdam - 10-Apr-21 - 14 day Transatlantic - FLL - Rotterdam samsonmo - B2B following March 25th MAY 2021 Ryndam - 15-May-21 - 7 day Premier Venice to Rome 1ANGELCAT richwmn - B2B with May 22nd Ryndam - 15-May-21 - 17 day Premier Voyage & European Splendor Cailey53 - 1st inaugural voyage Ryndam - 22-May-21- 10 day European Splendour richwmn - B2B following May 15th doncarlos & Fishbabe palmerett Zaandam - 22-May-21 - 7 day Canada & New England Discovery BRWolf JUNE 2021 N Statendam - 06-Jun-21 - 19 day Norse Legends & Jewels of the Baltics Stefanni0522 N Statendam - 15-Jun-21 - 10 day Jewel of the Baltics Veenendaal6 - celebrating 28th anniversary Westerdam - 19-Jun-21 - 12 night Greece & Adriatic Antiquities madera1 - celebrating 50th anniversary on board JULY 2021 Oosterdam - 25-Jul-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Cruise Suzy - introducing DD, DS & their spouses to their first cruise AUGUST 2021 Rotterdam - 12-Aug-21 - 17 day Greenland, Newfoundland & New England Discovery Crazy for Cats Oosterdam - 22-Aug-21 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer crunchii & Zarmengar NOVEMBER 2021 Zuiderdam - 10-Nov-21 - 17 day Spanish Farewell NextOne JANUARY 2022 Amsterdam - 04-Jan-22 - Grand World Voyage golflover51 vinonme2 Rotterdam - 19-Jan-22 - 24 day Panama Canal DeeniEncinitas FEBRUARY 2022 Oceania Riviera - 19-Feb-22 - 17 day Caribbean DeeniEncinitas APRIL 2022 N Amsterdam - 09-Apr-22 - 17 day Panama Canal gypsymama5996 - 60th birthday celebration on board HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  20. It is an all Hal day in Port Everglades. Koningsdam will be at pier 26 (starboard to) from 0545-1700. She is leaving on an 11-day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer cruise. Philipsburg, St. Maarten (15 Feb 0800-1700); Fort de France, Martinique (16 Feb 0800-1700); Bridgetown, Barbados (17 Feb 0800-1700); Castries, St Lucia (18 Feb 0800-1600); Basseterre, St. Kitts (19 Feb 0800-1700); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (20 Feb 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (22 Feb 0800-1500); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (23 Feb a0700) Veendam will be at pier 19 (starboard to) from 0530-1700. She is doing a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise. Key West, Florida (13 Feb 0800-1700); George Town, Grand Cayman (15 Feb 0800-1700); Ocho Rios, Jamaica (16 Feb 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (18 Feb 0800-1600); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (19 Feb a0700) The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/. For the addicts: Veendam will be Key West on 13 February from 0800-1700. Zuiderdam will be in Key West on 14 February from 0800-1700. https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ Next up: Nieuw Amsterdam and Zuiderdam on Saturday, 15 February.
  21. Anyone ever stayed in the "N" cabins on the Veendam? It looks like there are 2 of these cabins located behind the infirmary. It says "large interior" sleeps 4 so I am assuming it has the pull out sofa. We are a Casino offer and couldn't choose our cabin and our booking has consistently listed us as an "N" interior guarantee. Would not be my choice to be in the front of the ship, but hey, it's a freebie cruise! Please if you have sailed in one, give me your thoughts!
  22. It is my understanding there is no mini-fridge in the Veendam lanai cabins. Has anyone ever ordered one for this cabin and, if so, where did they put it? Under the desk? I won't bother to order one if that is the case as I would want to be able to sit at the desk. Thanks.
  23. When we booked a Vista Suite last year (for this May) on the Veendam I thought I had read somewhere on HAL's site that there were some perks that come with a Vista Suite. When I search now though I come up with nothing extra. I don't recall exactly what I read, but I do think I remember a one-touch concierge that we could call as well as other benefits. Was I imagining things, or is there any benefits to booking a Vista Suite?
  24. Veendam in San Diego 20 JAN 2015: Sometimes "As You Wish" meant "Wait For a Table". Remember fresh squeezed orange juice?
  25. There are a lot of people in the same (sic) boat that were sailing on sold ships this fall. (Veendam) I used FCC to pay for them and they show as "other credits". I was-expecting to see the FCC applied to a cruise booked next summer at some point. Maybe after the date passes for sold ship cruises?
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