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  1. ms Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Valletta Malta 08:00 - 23:00 ms Maasdam Kaikoura New Zealand 08:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam San Diego California 09:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Piraeus Athens 08:00 - 22:00 ms Noordam Dry Dock Victoria Shipyards 00:00 – 24:00 ms Oosterdam San Francisco California 08:00 - 23:00 ms Rotterdam Saint Peter Port 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ms Veendam Halifax Nova Scotia 08:00 - 16:00 ms Volendam Cabo San Lucas Baja California Mex 12:00 - 18:00 ms Westerdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zaandam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zuiderdam Halifax 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  2. That is their best package and it worked well for me this summer in July on board Zuiderdam.
  3. We always book the cabin we want. We cancelled the December Zuiderdam cruise with cabin 5191 for several reasons. We had a good price along with $900 in OBC plus 2 free speciality dinners and $100 drink cards. I happened to be on the HAL site yesterday and checked the price of the cruise that we had cancelled. The NS guarantee was $1662 less than the price we had, but none of the extras. Even so, that's still ~$600 less than what we were going to pay if we had kept it. When I selected 5191 the price jumped $1300. Big jump for that SB cabin.
  4. I just got an email offering me Club Orange on Zuiderdam next week for $25/day. It includes “ a free stateroom upgrade, and other goodies.” Haven’t bitten on the offer yet, because not sure it is worth it. Since I am cruising solo, I have chosen cheapest inside cabin, so they must be desperate to try to get me out of such a reasonably priced cabin.
  5. Our experience on the K'dam, Zuiderdam and Eurodam in the past year is that you will get better service on the second seating. It is less crowded. Our wait staff have told us that the 1st seating is the most popular and is usually full. Second seating also means a greater choice of tables, ie easier to find two tops.
  6. If you're thinking about a guarantee for a NS, the only minus is if you have a strong opinion about where you want your cabin to be. Many people love the corner afts for the large balconies and wake views. Others don't want the aft Neptunes because of the long distance to the Neptune lounge and because there's less motion midships if you get rough weather. Some people worry about the Neptunes by the glass elevator because of people going by and able to see your balcony, although people I've met who had those cabins weren't bothered. There are no bad Neptunes on Zuiderdam in terms of the rooms themselves. The only issue would be if you have strong preferences about location. The only NS I would avoid would be the spa SQs on the Pinnacle class ships. Too far forward (motion) and balcony is small compared to other Neptunes.
  7. It was raining when we were in Alesund in June so we went to Geirangerfjord Check out the guy on the right Waiting for the ferry to unload A picnic lunch The view from Askla The Zuiderdam
  8. ms Amsterdam Cabo San Lucas Baja California Mex 12:00 - 23:00 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Catania Sicily 11:00 - 23:00 ms Maasdam Christchurch Lyttelton 08:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Katakolon Olympia 08:00 - 16:00 ms Noordam Dry Dock Victoria Shipyards 00:00 – 24:00 ms Oosterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Rotterdam Portland/England 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM ms Veendam Sydney Nova Scotia 08:00 - 16:00 ms Volendam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Westerdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zaandam Prince Edward Island Charlottetown 08:00 - 18:00 ms Zuiderdam Bar Harbor 07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  9. Our CC friend should be in for some good foliage sights on this cruise, I think. Just hope that the cold front moves off and the weather warms up for them. We hope cruzn single enjoys all the sights and ports and, of course we wish them safe travels, fair winds and smooth seas. Bon Voyage to Zuiderdam - 11 day Canada & New England: cruzn single - B2B with October 20th Bon Voyage cruzn single!!!!! Have a great cruise and a WONDERFUL time!!!!!
  10. Thank you for this review - I appreciate hearing your experience. My husband and I board Eurodam in just 13 days for an 11-night trip - it will be our fourth HAL cruise (previously on Veendam, Westerdam, Zuiderdam) and we're looking forward to experiencing another class of HAL's ships. We usually take everything with a grain of salt on vacation and rarely - if ever - let things bother us as long as we can find a nice place to sit (our aft balcony will always be welcomed!) and a lovely adult beverage to sip. Pretty sure we'll be OK on that front, so all the rest will just make the trip one to remember. 🙂
  11. ms Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Corfu Island Kerkyra 09:00 - 18:00 ms Maasdam Dunedin Port Chalmers 10:00 - 18:00 Web Cam http://www.portotago.co.nz/ ms Nieuw Amsterdam San Francisco California 08:00 - 23:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Corfu Island Kerkyra 08:00 - 18:00 ms Noordam Dry Dock Victoria Shipyards 00:00 – 24:00 ms Oosterdam Astoria Oregon 12:00 - 19:00 ms Rotterdam Cruising -- - -- ms Veendam Prince Edward Island Charlottetown 08:00 - 17:00 ms Volendam San Diego California 07:00 - 17:00 ms Westerdam Juneau Alaska 13:00 - 23:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Zaandam Sydney Nova Scotia 10:00 - 18:00 ms Zuiderdam Portland/Maine 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  12. If I had to guess how many kids were on this cruise, I'd say somewhere between 20-30. But remember, this was late September. June will be a different story. About 5 years ago, I cruised Zuiderdam to Alaska in July and I seem to remember there being many more. I do not have kids so can't give first hand testimony, but I will say that HAL probably isn't the best choice with kids. Then again, I'm not sure what the Club HAL activities look like. You and he may very well love it.
  13. On a 12 day cruise on the Zuiderdam starting Sept. 15th, we had 2 gala nights. I would guess you would have 2 also.
  14. ms Amsterdam San Diego California 07:00 - 17:00 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Korcula Island Korcula 09:00 - 17:00 ms Maasdam Fiordland National P New Zealand 07:00 - 11:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Kotor Montenegro 08:00 - 17:00 ms Noordam Dry Dock Victoria Shipyards 00:00 – 24:00 ms Oosterdam Vancouver BC Canada 07:00 - 17:00 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://webcam.visioncritical.com/ ms Rotterdam Dublin -- - 11:00 PM ms Veendam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Volendam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Westerdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zaandam Halifax Nova Scotia 09:00 - 18:00 ms Zuiderdam Gloucester/Massachus 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  15. Yes. They have built a 47k version of a Vista-based "family" (Zuiderdam to QE). It's almost a scale copy with some smart enhancements. Happy cruising!
  16. This was my blog on the Voyage of the Vikings 2019: If you read through the blog, you will see weaknesses like, poor entertainment, no flowers on the lido tables, lamps that didn't light instead of flowers on the MDR tables, no one to do trivia games, etc. But there are also photos of us with the captain, dining staff and room stewards, and lots of great times on the Zuiderdam too! Did I enjoy the cruise? Absolutely yes. Overall, was it as good as Voyage of the Vikings 2018? No
  17. Same here - same year. Wonder if it was the same cruise? There were a lot of sick people at the end, even staff/crew. I couldn't even stay awake on my flight home, did nothing but sleep for 5 days after I got home and two strong rounds of antibiotics. I wondered if it was because the Zuiderdam had just come out of drydock the day before the cruise and the systems had been shut down for a bit. It was well into the New Year before I was really feeling better.
  18. As we were waiting in our cabin to disembark the Zuiderdam last Friday, there were men cleaning our balcony and washing down the window and drying it. We did notice dirty windows in the MDR and some with cracks in them. We expect that will be addressed when the ship goes to dry dock in December. Thank you John for the explanation and the pictures.
  19. We stayed in a Neptune Suite on the Nieuw Amsterdam last year, and they had a lot of outlets and USBs. Also on the Zuiderdam (Signature Suite). I bought an international adapter set for both my iPad and Kindle, and we utilize all outlets!
  20. When I read the subject line of this post, my thoughts were "after enjoying our wonderful time on the Zuiderdam again this year, what could have gone so wrong since we disembarked". However, after reading the pax list of concerns, there wasn't anything on the list that was the fault of the ship or HAL. Looking forward to our next HAL adventure.
  21. You are correct (wish I could have just cut'n'pasted part of the 2nd paragraph). People rent the scooters for their trips due to all the walking (and even if you stay on board, there is a lot) and they aren't used to them.... and people that aren't used to being around scooters don't realize that they can't stop on a dime. I don't think most are being "reckless" but just aren't used to it. I saw an older lady break down in tears and apologizing over and over on the Zuiderdam because she couldn't get it turned around quickly enough and was holding a few folks up near the elevator. I felt bad for her..... I think it is great that HAL is a cruiseline that is more suited for those that aren't as mobile - on some cruise lines they'd be run over and trampled on the 1st day.
  22. NO SIGNS ON THE ZUIDERDAM CRUISE. I WOULD HAVE SEEN THEM AND POINTED THEM OUT CLEARLY TO THE PEOPLE I GOT INTO ARGUMENTS WITH . NO SIGNS.
  23. ms Amsterdam Santa Barbara California 08:00 - 17:00 ms Eurodam Vancouver BC Canada 07:00 - 16:00 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://webcam.visioncritical.com/ ms Koningsdam Koper Slovenia 09:00 - 15:00 ms Maasdam At Sea 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Dubrovnik Croatia 10:00 - 23:00 Web Cam https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/hrvatska/dubrovacko-neretvanska/dubrovnik/gruz-dubrovnik.html ms Noordam Vancouver 07:00 - 16:00 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://webcam.visioncritical.com/ ms Oosterdam Seattle Washington 07:00 - 16:00 Web Cam https://www.spaceneedle.com/webcam/ ms Rotterdam Dublin 11:00 AM - -- ms Veendam Quebec City Canada 07:00 - 17:00 ms Volendam San Francisco California 08:00 - 23:00 ms Westerdam Vancouver BC Canada 07:00 - 17:00 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://webcam.visioncritical.com/ ms Zaandam Bar Harbor Maine 07:00 - 16:00 ms Zuiderdam Cruising Noordam on the way to the shipyard for 2 week dry dock
  24. I wonder what ship I was on? I got off the Zuiderdam 30 July after sailing on her for 8 1/2 months. It was one of the best experiences I have had. The Officers and crew where the best and the ship meticulously maintained. I have sailed on 12 World Voyages with Holland America and 6 Grand Asia's and 2 Voyage of the Vikings. My time on the Zuiderdam ranks up with the best of the Grand Voyages.
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