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  1. Good for you! We were there on the Veendam, 2017, Carnival & Amazon cruise. I'm so thankful we did as I don't see Holland America doing this itinerary again.
  2. Aegean Majesty (ex Veendam) is booked 2021 3 times in Lerwick (2 times from Amsterdam coming). Maybe this could be a ship for CVI?
  3. One year ago we were at sea on our way to Corfu, here's a sunset photo -- since I don't see more photos of that day I think it had to be a sea day...and 3 years ago we were on the Veendam on an east coast cruise. Gorgeous fall colors 🙂
  4. Here's the showroom on our 2013 Veendam cruise (a couple of not great photos, sorry) and with audience
  5. The "Showroom at Sea" concept was announced in August 2008 as part of SOE II. Veendam got it during her Freeport dry-dock in April 2009 along with her ever popular 🤪 Retreat wading pool, Lanai staterooms, Mix, Slice, Merabella, Canaletto, etc.
  6. Been on the Veendam, but cannot remember the white tablecloths..
  7. Winner! 🙂 That is the Veendam and the concept with the tables and chairs in front of the stage of what was originally her Rubens main show lounge (named after Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens) was introduced in August 2009 as the "Showroom at Sea" (nightclub ambiance") Yes, wild game last night with the Dodgers giving a win with two outs in the bottom of the 8th away with their two throwing errors. The Rays have the momentum today for Game 5 but don't count the Dodgers out 😉
  8. I would guess a "S" class. I remember the Maasdam having the dutch tiles around the stage opening and don't see them in this pic. I would guess the Veendam. Last nights World Series ended with a very exciting finish! Batting last, as the "home" team does, has an advantage. Only wish the Rays had actually been playing at home to see it here. The Dodgers will have that advantage for game 6 and 7, but the Rays fans are very excited and certainly hopeful.
  9. I have no doubt that you saw sheets of water coming down the windows of the Crows Nest on the Veendam - but If that had been the result of the Veendam plowing through a wave - with solid sea water needing to come down from that upper deck , rather than the quite possible heavy spray, I very much doubt you would be talking about it now. Such heavy seas breaking above the Crows Nest would have meant many feet of solid water over the Promenade Deck, for one example.
  10. Here is my pic of the Veendam's pool. The dolphins appear to better condition than Maasdam's!
  11. Veendam I've got that shot, too
  12. Now I know the difference between the Victoria and the Elizabeth. I've never been on Cunard. One of the Holland America lecturers said I should go just once for the experience. As for Cuba, I'm thankful we got to go on the Veendam when we did. I've learned that when an opportunity presents itself, don't wait.
  13. I know a number of people who could show up and claim that HAL is horrible based only on one unfortunate cruise and none thereafter. Seems to me it is possible to have a wonderful cruise or a very poor cruise on many lines. Does anyone think that HAL, Celebrity, Cunard or Oceania are exempt from this? In the past we have met a few former Veendam cruisers who feel exactly this way about HAL.
  14. There have been a lot of good comments here. Most of my days aboard have been on the S and R class ships. We tried to overlook some of the problems that came with the older ships because we did, as several of you said, enjoyed the advantages of a smaller ship. I was curious about the Koningsdam, so we did an 11 day Caribbean cruise. The ship was overwhelming at first, but beautiful in many ways. K'dam's MDR lacked any individual attention for the most part. The walk around deck without deck chairs was sad. We were dazzled by the theater. Everything worked and nothing leaked. Our only tender port was HMC, and with the bigger island tenders, it was fine. By the end of the 11 days, I thought I was converted. Lo and behold, a good price came up for the Veendam for an itinerary we liked. Would we still like the old Veendam after being on the new ship? Short answer; YES! Sadly, with the covid crunch, I don't see the Vista class ever replacing the itineraries of the S and R class, let alone the Prinsendam. The little P'dam was 30 years old when HAL sold her; the Amsterdam was just 20.
  15. Never heard of it. But with an ice cream maker, anything is possible! (Somehow this makes me think of the presentation on Veendam of making ensamadas. I thought it so strange, then found some on the Lido the next day. Oh my gosh!😋 I have since made that recipe and taken them to work.
  16. Sold (not transferred within CCL): Costa Atlantica -> CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping (JV 60% Chinese stockholders / 40% CCL) Costa Mediterranea -> CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Costa neoRomantica -> Celestyal Cruises Experience HAL Amsterdam -> Fred Olsen Bolette HAL Rotterdam -> Fred Olsen Borealis HAL Maasdam -> Seajets Aegan Myths HAL Veendam -> Seajets Aegean Majesty P&O Oceana -> Seajets Queen of the Oceans POAU Pacific Dawn -> Ocean Builders MS Satoshi Sea Princess > Astro Ocean Sun Princess > Pacific World Peace Ships Scrapped: Costa Victoria Carnival Fantasy Carnival Inspiration Carnival Fascination Carnival Imagination Announced but buyer unknown: POAU Pacific Aria -> WHO'S #18??
  17. That makes three out of the four "S"-class ships for SeaJets; Statendam, Maasdam and Veendam
  18. Wow joining the Maasdam and Veendam for the Greek Islands cruises, I'll try it..
  19. Excellent pic. The ceiling light fixtures on the Veendam weren't working the last few years which was sad. The Maasdam's were, the last I knew.
  20. From the glass fixtures on the ceiling I would say the Veendam.
  21. Loosing the Maasdam, Veendam, Rotterdam and Amsterdam this year and Prinsendam two years ago, was very sad for many of us. Loosing the "exotic" itineraries is maybe even sadder. We have had Australia and New Zealand on our bucket list as well as those small South Pacific and Asian ports. Maasdam was our choice, but now it will have to be Oosterdam if we go and we know it can't access some of them. Let us hope there will be still be some itineraries for those of us that don't want to restrict cruising to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska, and the big city ports of Europe.
  22. Maybe it is a “language “ thing , but why are most ( non- Dutch) people referring to the ships as “ Rotterdam, Veendam etc. “ instead of THE Rotterdam and THE Veendam . Onboard ( remember when) , when the CD makes an announcement they say , for instance, activities happening on Rotterdam today . When the captain makes his announcement he always says THE Rotterdam. Same with the name of the company, it is Holland America Line , not Holland America or , even worse, just Holland . So , I p*ssed my vinegar for today 😉
  23. Which port is Veendam about to enter, eh?
  24. Great evening read again. Thanks for all the posts. Will have to tell my daughter who is a PA happy belated PA day tomorrow when I get the grandkids for school. Our TA applied our FCC and OBC that came from the cruise we had booked on the Veendam to a cruise today. A good feeling to have a cruise in the my future! Hopefully😊 Looking forward to tomorrow’s report.
  25. Punta Delgata, Azores. We were there on the Veendam on August 29,2019.
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