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  1. Elevator and stairs to The Retreat on Zuiderdam. Small elevator goes from 10 to the retreat.
  2. We were on this cruise as well. The HAL name for it is Viking Passage; the Voyage of the Vikings is the roundtrip from Boston which just concluded a few days ago. This years Viking Passage on the Zuiderdam proved to wonderful. However, as for size, the Zuiderdam is large for the some of the smaller ports. At Nanortalik, Greenland, we tendered into the small town and I felt we totally overwhelmed it. I also understand the largest ship to ever pass thru Prins Christian Sund is the Eurodam, and the Zuiderdam is just as long and wide and not quite as high. The Azipods help make it very maneuverable, but a 300 meter long ship needs a lot of room. At Eidfjord, Norway, the dock is about 100 meters long, so Zuiderdam hung over 100 meters on each end with lines ashore like crazy.
  3. I just saw the post about flowers and it got me to thinking that our daughter will turn 11 whilst on our transatlantic cruise - apparently there are few kids on these crossings - 5 last year I think. How else to people celebrate birthdays on-board? Anything special you would recommend either on-board or in Ålesund, Norway? We eat out a lot as a family - is there somewhere special on the Zuiderdam to eat out for dinner? Or would the MDR be better with our usual waiters? Hit me with your best suggestions 🙂
  4. Would love link to photo of a Verandah cabin on the Zuiderdam (or its twins) set up at night for 4 people. Know about Halfacts but am on ship with limited bandwidth for searches. thanks!
  5. On my recent Zuiderdam cruise, Lincoln Center played at 7, 8 and sometimes 9. Since we had early dining, we were always able to get a seat for the 7pm performance. Sometimes the 9pm was a repeat of the 7pm.
  6. 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
  7. Remembering our cruise on Zuiderdam a couple years back, LST performed three shows a day with some matinees. We always had to arrive early to secure a seat. These guys were great. I remember one night a violin player was sick, so the piano player went solo with Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition arranged for piano. It was one of those performances you never forget. Not always but mostly classical compositions...thats what they loved to play and it showed in their execution. Enjoy HAL, I always have. Stephen
  8. We love the Conquest Class ships and thoroughly enjoyed the Spirit Class ships. We sailed the Zuiderdam on HAL and loved that as well. I personally like the smaller ships. Someone else mentioned a walk around promenade deck. We used that every day on the Zuiderdam. Mega or XL doesn't interest me. One of these days I wouldn't mind a Dream Class cruise to try it out, but I foresee booking Conquest or smaller as long as they still sail.
  9. Thanks all plus an update which was somewhat what I had feared. We're all familiar with the PVSA and many think it's a great American shame but many countries have similar laws. Some of you know of my obsession with Come From Away. I am on the Zuiderdam next September Quebec to Boston and the new itinerary has stops at Corner Brook, St. Anthony, and St. John's. I had hoped to get off the Zuiderdam in Corner Brook and have a night or 2 in Gander before rejoining the ship in St. John;s. Unfortunately, Canada has cabotage laws which are somewhat comparable to the PVSA, as do I think many other countries. Here's the response my TA got from HAL: Thank you for your recent correspondence with Holland America Line, unfortunately this request is denied due to the Cabbatoge Laws. Our ships cannot go from one Canadian port to another without leaving the Canadian shelf. Guests would not be able to disembark in Corner Brook it is still in the Canadian shelf. Best regards, Laurie Thanks for your suggestions. Roy
  10. Yes I remember your upgrade on the Zuiderdam as we got the same offer. I was taking my daughter on the cruise so didn’t take the offer. It’s a hard call for anyone that’s 4* or higher. Good luck on your decision.
  11. Just thinking now - It feels like a lot of money for those amenities. It's almost as much as I paid for an upgrade to a Neptune on Zuiderdam a couple years ago and I felt like that was a lot of bang for the bucks. Suites are all sold out on the ship so I know there won't be any upsells. I'll sleep on it I guess and decide in the morning.
  12. Hi! I'm getting around to booking another Holland America cruise. I'm looking at the 10-day Panama Canal Sunfarer aboard the Zuiderdam. ALL of the aft-corner SB Neptune suites are currently available. Which would you pick? Thanks!
  13. I love the ease of embarkation. I sailed on Royal Caribbean recently and it was a zoo on embarkation day. Maybe some of that was needing to get visas for Cuba, but never again. I love the crew. They are hard working polite, and caring. I love the new Lincoln Center Stage where we were able to listen to classical music every night. I wish it was a bit bigger because so many people wind up standing. I love the calm and peaceful atmosphere. I love the feeling of being home. No matter which ship I'm on, I pretty much know where everything is. I loved being able to access the internet via my phone from anywhere on the ship instead of having to go to a designated area like the Crow's Nest. Although my recent Zuiderdam cruise only had three public computers, there was never a line waiting to use them when I passed by. I think most people have a cell phone these days. I love being waited on my the crew. it's a real vacation not to have to cook, clean, do the dishes and shop. Pure relaxation. I love my grandkids dearly, but I love that HAL is not inundated by tons of children on most of the itineraries I've been on. Again, it's the calm atmosphere I like. I also like many of the people I have met. Most are seasoned travelers from all over and I love to hear their stories of where they've traveled and the cruises they've taken. I also love the people I've met via this board. Though many of us haven't met in person, it feels like a family.I knew who will always give advice I can count on, who has the correct info, who will use humor and who will use great sarcasm.
  14. 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
  15. I noticed the VB cabins at deck 10 Observation deck are not fully booked up as the rest of the veranda cabins (VA and VB are all gone in deck 4 and 5). Are these cabins less desirable? Only thing I noticed is that they are sandwiched between Explorations cafe and Sliding Dome Cover. Thanks in advance!
  16. Does anyone have the name and email addrress of the Ships Services Director of the Zuiderdam? Thanks!
  17. We will be sailing October 9, 2019. I read some posts that there is no longer singing and dancing shows on board. Is this accurate on the Zuiderdam? What do they have at night?
  18. 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!!!!!
  19. That is their best package and it worked well for me this summer in July on board Zuiderdam.
  20. We are on the Zuiderdam, cruising from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale with a stop in New York. What is the best way to get to Central Park from the Manhattan Cruise Port? Is it possible to walk (it looks to be about 1 mile which is totally fine for walking but not sure about getting out of the terminal) or would we be better taking a cab or public transportation? We want to get on the City Sightseeing HOHO and figured the spot near Central Park is the closest. Alternatively, there is a stop at 55th & 8th or 46th & 8th. Any help would be appreciated!
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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