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  1. Zuiderdam will be at pier 26 (starboard to) from 0600-1700. She is headed out on an 11-day Panama Canal Seafarer cruise. Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (11 Apr 0800-1500); Oranjestad, Aruba (13 Apr 1300-2300); Willemstad, Curacao (14 Apr 0800-2300); Cartagena, Colombia (16 Apr 0700-1300); Panama Canal (Cruising Canal) (17 Apr 0500-0500); Colon, Panama (17 Apr 1500-2000); Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (18 Apr 0630-1600); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (21 Apr a0700) The only other ship in port is Silver Wind at pier 19 scheduled to leave at 1900. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/. Next up: Oosterdam on the 13th.
  2. On ship, we enjoy the wine tastings and some times beer tastings. We are not sophisticated enough to want to pay top dollar for the high-end wine one, but I was pleasantly surprised and informed by the "walk around the world" tasting on Zuiderdam last month-ish. We like having the beverage package to try different drinks on our own, as well, sitting in the Crows Nest or equivalent watching the waves.
  3. Hi - We have cruised on NCL, Princess and Celebrity for the last 25 years - we have found the absolutely perfect (!) itinerary on the HAL Zuiderdam (includes Quebec City and in Halifax on a weekend so we can tour museum on Oak Island) in 2020 Anyway...never cruised on HAL, but have become very spoiled with some of the Suites perks on the other cruise lines. I understand some of the perks listed on the (very hard to find) HAL web-site - priority embarkation, concierge, special lounge, etc. but have not been able to determine if the Zuiderdam offers our FAVORITE suite perks - breakfast for suite guests only - in either a separate dining area for Suite Guests only (or in one of the Specialty Restaurants) and where Suite passengers can enjoy Dinner dining (Separate area ??) Can someone offer a comparison of suite amenities on HAL to other cruise lines (we understand that we must book a Neptune Suite or higher to receive most Suite Perks) Thank You !
  4. Nieuw Statendam will be at pier 26 from 0530-1700. She is headed out on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise. Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (02 Apr 0800-1500); San Juan, Puerto Rico (03 Apr 1300-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (04 Apr 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (06 Apr 0800-1500); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (07 Apr a0700) Zuiderdam will be at pier 21 from 0545-1700. She is doing a 10-night Panama Canal Seafarer cruise. Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (01 Apr 0800-1500); Oranjestad, Aruba (03 Apr 1300-2300); Willemstad, Curacao (04 Apr 0800-1600); Panama Canal (Cruising Canal) (06 Apr 0500-0500); Colon, Panama (06 Apr 1500-2000); Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (07 Apr 0630-1600); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (10 Apr a0700) Also in port are Regal Princess at pier 2 from 0500-1600, and Celebrity Edge (I haven't missed seeing her😒) at pier 25 from 0600-1600. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ Rotterdam will be in Tampa from 0700-1700. She is headed out on a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise. Key West, Florida (01 Apr 1100-1800); Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala (03 Apr 0800-1800); Roatan, Honduras (04 Apr 0800-1700); Costa Maya, Mexico (05 Apr 0800-1700); Tampa, Florida (07 Apr a0700) Also in port are Carnival Miracle (departs at 1600) and Norwegian Pearl leaving at 1530 on a Melissa Etheridge cruise. The Tampa PTZtv webcam can be found at http:// https://www.porttampawebcam.com/. Nieuw Amsterdam will be leaving on a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise at 1700 local time from San Diego. She Is the only ship in port. I cannot get the San Diego webcam anymore. When you click on the link (sundiegolive.com) it sends you to a slightly altered address (http://ww1.sundiegolive.com/) which appears to have no relation to San Diego and has strange ads. Has this been discussed previously? Here is another webcam I found but not sure if it covers the area we are interested in but it does have a nice clear picture and does not jump from place to place like the other one - https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/united-states/california/san-diego/san-diego.html For the Addicts: Rotterdam in Key West from 1100-1800 on April 1 (https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/) Volendam will be in San Diego departing at 1700 on April 3 Zuiderdam will be in Aruba from 1300-2300 on April 3 (https://www.portarubawebcam.com/) Next up: As the Port Everglades season winds down, we will not have another sail-away until Saturday, April 6.
  5. Our sea day began with heavy overcast skies with some true rock and roll seas and temps in the 40’s. It ended with broken clouds and relatively smooth seas while still cold. The forecast for Ketchikan tomorrow is high 49 degrees and possible showers (typical Ketchikan weather). The Meet & Greet occurred without a hitch for about 30 roll call members. I did not get to welcome everyone but spent my time talking about what to expect the rest of the cruisetour. My declaration that the seas should calm in about four hours came to fruition. I walked directly for the Meet & Greet to the Kitchen Tour. While completing the mandatory Health Certificate, I met a fellow passenger wearing a Pershing t-shirt and we were stationed nearby in Germany many years ago. The Executive Chef and one of the Assistant Dining Room Managers recognized me from a previous Zuiderdam cruise and special desserts provided to CC members. My time in the kitchen was extended as we discussed memories of the “Z”. Tonight was Gala Night and I can report two tuxedos, 50% jackets/ties, and the other half in just shirts. The beef tenderloin was very good but the service was terrible. I received my entrée one hour after sitting down at my table and my dessert at ne hour and 25 minutes. The dessert was wrong but I had no wish to wait another 15 minutes. Perhaps just an anomaly? I will not be back to my table for three days to verify it. Observations: From Embarkation Day, the Photographer funneled every passenger through their backdrops while fellow passengers had no other means (constrained by stanchions) had no way to bypass until they were next in line. I have the new Shops liquor and Spa price lists. There will be no watch sales on Deck 9, only Alaska stuff. The smoking area on Deck 9 has new wooden furniture and a faux green hedge. The Taco Bar closes at 5:00 PM which meant no nachos for evening snack. There are 42 Aussies on board that have been on tour for three weeks with some very interested in how the US differs from what they see on CNN. One couple was shocked when I told them that all Americans do not own AK47 wea;pons. · The Dining Room Manager declared that 8-top tables should finish in 1.5 hours and two-top MDR tables should finish in one hour. · Half of the table on Deck 2 Anytime Dining can accept reservations and the other half cannot. · The Denali briefings are at 8:00 AM on the first and last sea days. · My mailbox is now filled with papers for auctions, sales, demos, tastings, etc. each day. · The elevator doors open for one inch and pause for a few seconds before completely opening…strange. · The Photo Gallery does not have the do-it-yourself kiosks found on the Signature and Pinnacle-class ships. · The orange juice in the Lido Market tastes like watery Tang. The Westerdam is supposed to meet another ship around 2:00 AM with a large crane transferring a large container to our Deck 10 according to the Captain’s announcement. Maybe real orange juice coming aboard? More tomorrow.
  6. Is "HAL" demographics right for me? It has been asked 1000 times. The clear meaning is: "I've heard that “HAL” clients are very old and tend to travel with their parents". Well, it's a really important question if you are going to look for a fiancée on a cruise ship. Is there anything else that may draw your attention? Let’s say, such small things like a beautiful ship, good food, amazing itinerary? How old is the Caribbean Sea? Not too old for you? Maybe you need to look for a newer, more ”technologically advanced” sea? Unfortunately the sea is very old. It’s even older than the sandy beaches on paradise islands. And the Caribbean sun? The sun is terribly old. Now let’s be seriuos and discard that garbage about “HAL” clients. Have you been (like us) tired of the hustle and bustle of your work, lectures, exams, driving, phone calls, company’s reports? Yes? Then be my guest. I will show you how to ‘dam it! So.... Before I share with you my short review of the wonderful 7-nt cruise of love and romance on the #1 luxury cruise ship at sea, let's bear in mind something important about "HAL". First of all, never, never, say "HAL", say what ship. Of course, if you want to confuse someone, or be confused – say “HAL” and ask about “HAL” on cruise forums. Lack of information feeds stereotypes. The sleep of reason produces monsters. One of a few most reputable brands in maritime history (from 1873), Holland America Line is now a cruise line that actually operates four different groups of ships - more different than some cruise lines differ from each other! What is different: size, amenities & comfort, atmosphere, dining options, itineraries, clientele, cruise length, prices, etc. The whole experience is different. Please note that saying"I have cruised on HAL", "I decided to try HAL", “HAL vs whatever cruise line” means nothing really unless you say what ship. Let’s see my photos... 1. Holland America's Top League - Luxury resort cruise ships. Most advanced cruise ships for self-sufficient cruisers of all ages. MS Nieiuw Amsterdam (2010) MS Eurodam (2008) Both ships have tonnage about 87,000 GT and carry about 2,100 passengers. Nieuw Amsterdam Eurodam 2. HAL workhorses AKA Vista-class ships (four close sister ships: mid-size, mid-age) Who is it for: mature clientele get quality product for reasonablemoney. Zuiderdam 2002 Oosterdam 2003 Westerdam 2004 Noordam 2006 All four ships are near 83,000 GT and carry about 1,900 passengers Zuiderdam Oosterdam Westerdam Noordam
  7. Fleet Report for 06-03-2019 ms Amsterdam Seattle (Washington) United States 07:00-16:00 Web Cam https://www.spaceneedle.com/webcam/ ms Eurodam Juneau (Alaska) United States 13:00-22:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Koningsdam Katakolon Albania 08:00-17:00 ms Maasdam Valdez (Alaska) United States 14:00-20:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Juneau (Alaska) United States 13:00-22:00 Web Cam https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/ Web Cam http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com/ ms Nieuw Statendam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Noordam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Oosterdam At Sea Intl. Waters - ms Prinsendam Amsterdam Holland 07:00-17:00 ms Rotterdam Cruising -- - -- ms Veendam Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy 07:00-21:00 ms Volendam Ketchikan (Alaska) United States 10:00-18:00 Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view/ Web Cam https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-7/ ms Westerdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Zaandam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Zuiderdam St Petersburg Russian Federation 07:00 - 24:00
  8. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING - Updated March 22nd, 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). MARCH 2019 Oosterdam - 23-Mar-19 - 7 day Caribbean 496and706 - 1st cruise for DH N Amsterdam - 24-Mar-19 - 7 day Mexican Riviera Jareds_mommytoo Prinsendam - 25-Mar-19 - 30 day Discovery of Canary Islands - Casablanca & the Mediterranean samsonmo JR42 Koningsdam – 27-Mar-19 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer LaCat3 VMax1700 - B2B with April 7th Overhead Fred Terre- 1st HAL cruise (39th overall), celebrating 48th anniversary PatLuv - 2nd HAL cruise, delayed 45th anniversary cruise N Statendam - 31-Mar-19 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean Crazy For Cats APRIL 2019 Eurodam - 06-Apr-19 - 7 day Mexican Riviera boris53098 - celebrating both birthdays, first HAL cruise Oosterdam - 06-Apr-19 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean kicia -2nd HAL cruise Rotterdam - 07-Apr-19 - 7 day Western Caribbean BRWolf and karen wdw1972 Koningsdam - 07-Apr-19 - 13 day Passage to Rome VMax1700- B2B following Mar. 27th Razorback Cruiser N Statendam – 07-Apr-19 – 7 day Western Caribbean Cruisinetta Noordam - 07-Apr-19 - 36 day New Zealand/Transpacific Collector (Sydney - Vancouver) RetiredMustang Lido deck main - birthday cruise, celebrating 30th anniversary, and achieving 4* Prinsendam – 12-Apr-19 – 24 day Mediterranean Rivieras & European Explorer kazu - our swan song on the Prinsendam HELENPSL – 1st time on Prinsendam Eurodam - 13-Apr-19 - 16 day Circle Hawaii saturn93 Eurodam - 13-Apr-19 - 20 day Hawaii - San Diego - VCR sambamama - celebrating birthday N Amsterdam - 14-Apr-19 - 7 day Mexican Riviera fyree39 - first HAL cruise azrose Westerdam - 14-Apr-19 - 14 day Japan & Russia GarySuzy bennybear Westerdam – 14-Apr-19 – 29 Day Japan, Russia & N Pacific Crossing Collectors eswn – B2B following Mar. 17th Maasdam - 15-Apr-19 - 24 day Polynesian (Auckland to San Fran) aliaschief & DWAliaschief Amsterdam - 18-Apr-19 - 28 day final 2 segments of World cruise RuthC N Statendam - 21-Apr-19 - 14 day Transatlantic Azores & Normandy cayman09 rafinmd - B2B2B with Queen Victoria May 9 and QM2 May 12 N Statendam- 21-Apr-19 - 21 day Transatlantic Azores, Normandy, Amsterdam & Norwegian Fjords Traveling Dot Zuiderdam – 21-Apr-19 – 16 days Azores & Normandy Expedition crystalspin – & dr’spin Taters Prinsendam - 24-Apr-19 - 12 day European River Explorer gwilli Prinsendam – 24-Apr-19 – 26 day European River and Celtic Explorer StLouisCruisers N Amsterdam - 28-Apr-19 - 6 day Pacific Coastal Roz - B2B with May 4th Canadianbear Westerdam - 28-Apr-19 - Yokohoma to VCR LoveHal - 1st time on Westerdam & 3rd Transpacific Chickadee910 Koningsdam – 29-Apr-19 – 11 night Ancient Empires vinonme2 – getaway for her and daughter in law Eurodam - 29-Apr-19 - 4 night Pacific Coastal Clarabella_Baby MAY 2019 N Amsterdam - 04-May-19 - 7 day Alaska Inside Passage Roz - B2B following Apr. 28th Veendam - 05-May-19 - 10 day Adriatic Dream (Venice to Civi) Portofrome Maasdam – 07-May-19 – 21 day Ultimate Alaska & Pacific Northwest Adventure RetiredNow Queen Victoria - 9-May-19 -3 Night Kiel To Southampton. rafinmd - B2B2B following Nieuw Statendam Apr 21 & with QM2 May 12 Eurodam – 11-May-19 – Alaskan Explorer gknep – 1st HAL cruise Zaandam - 11-May-19 - 14 day Canada & NE Discovery DocJohnB Queen Mary 2 - 12-May-19 12-night Bruges & Guernsey [ to New York rafinmd - B2B2B following Nieuw Statendam Apr 21 and Queen Victoria May 9 Koningsdam - 20-May-19 - 12 day Mediterranean Legends trub - early summer culture trip DC1979- celebrating birthday, 1st trip to the Med Volendam - 22-May-19 - 7 day Alaska Inside Passage sppunk Maasdam - 28-May-19 - 21 day Ultimate Alaska & Pacific Northwest Adventurer (R/T San Fran) kplady & CPLBill joekerstef TampaMike JUNE 2019 N Statendam - 02-Jun-19 - 7 night Viking Saga qoap24 Celebrity Reflection - 03-Jun-19 - 11 night Ireland and Iceland AZNative2000 Eurodam - 08-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage Nattyg1723 -first ever cruise N Statendam - 09-Jun-19 - 14 day Voyage of the Midnight Sun TylerRose PotatoTrousers 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 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 school year 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 Koningsdam - 24-Jun-19 - 13 day Mediterrean Legends suspaul - first HAL cruise N Amsterdam - 29-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage Cruizer Bill & Cruizer Diana JULY 2019 Rotterdam – 06-Jul-19 – 24 day Copenhagen to Boston mauimacho 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) 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 British Isles bigjohn42 - celebrating 30th anniversary 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 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 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 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 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 Rotterdam - 02-Nov-19 – 18 day Journey to the New World Overhead Fred – 1st Rotterdam cruise Crystal Serenity - 5-Nov-19 - 19-night Explorer Combination - Barcelona to FTL rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Oct 18, Crystal Bach Oct 25 N Statendam - 10-Nov-19 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean Crazy For Cats the2ofus- B2B with Nov. 17th Crystal Serenity -12-Nov-19 - 12-night Crossing to the Caribbean - Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Oct 18, Crystal Bach Oct 25 & Nov 5 Koningsdam - 13-Nov-19 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer we're sailing away.... - B2B2B following Oct. 18th & Oct. 31st 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 DECEMBER 2019 N. Statendam - 01-Dec-19 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean deliver42 Zuiderdam - 09-Dec-20 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Mr and Mrs CIQ - retirement cruise Veendam – 11-Dec-19 – 7 night Authentic Cuba madera1 Koningsdam - 04-Dec-19 - 11 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer wdw1972 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 Westerdam - 21-Dec-19 - 14 day Far East Discovery TN Fem 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 Zaandam - 09-Jan-20 - 22 day South America& Antarctica 0bnxshs & Missy's Mom – birthday celebration on board & achieving 5* 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 N Statendam - 9-Feb-20 - 14 day Tropical Caribbean Typhoon1 Eurodam - 16-Feb-20 - 14 day Panama Canal (FLL - SD) RetiredMustang 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 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 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 Queen Elizabeth - 11-Apr-20 - 9 night Southern Japan AZNative2000 - 45th anniversary cruise Oceania Riviera - 19-Apr-20 - 10 day Monte Carlo - BCN DeeniEncinitas - Christmas present from DH Westerdam - 25-Apr-20 - 16 day North Pacific Crossing Taters MAY 2020 N Statendam - 10-May-20 - 14 day Jewels of the Baltic rwams Maasdam - 18-May-20 - 14 day Great Alaska Explorer Italy52 TomAndJane woodworker & knitter JUNE 2020 N Amsterdam - 03-Jun-20 - 24 day Mediterranean Empires/Adriatic Dream taxmantoo JULY 2020 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 Crystal Serenity - 30-Aug-20 - 13 day TA Discovery (BCN - Que) rafinmd - B2B 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 - B2B following 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 Rotterdam - 15-Oct-20 - 15 day Transatlantic (BCN - FLL) sambamama- 1st time to Africa NOVEMBER 2020 Zuiderdam - 29-Nov-20 - Southern Caribbean Cruisinetta HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  9. The long queue is to buy tickets. Last year we purchased tickets for the Van Gogh for 10 AM admission, ate lunch in the Van Gogh museum. We also purchased tickets for 1:30 PM for the Riiksmuseum, an easy 15 minute walk from the Van Gogh. We were on the Zuiderdam, and took a cab to and from the ship. A great day.
  10. There was a piano player on the Zuiderdam in the Ocean Bar most evenings on our 11 day cruise in February, starting just as Happy Hour finished. But I never saw anyone dancing, nor a place where they could.
  11. We are considering sailing on the Statendam in 2020, but given the gross tonnage and number of passengers it appears to have less space per passenger than Zuiderdam. Any thoughts? any areas that seem crowded? Theatre, Restaurants? Hopefully HAL will change the smoking policy before the fall of 2020.
  12. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING - Updated March 15th, 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). MARCH 2019 Oosterdam - 16-Mar-19 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean VTcruisenut – cruising with DH and friends obrad - first HAL cruise & 5th overall N Statendam - 17-Mar-19 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean Sunshineliving - 2nd HAL cruise, celebrating anniversary Celebrity Edge - 17-Mar-19 - 7 day Atlantis Charter Typhoon1 Westerdam – 17-Mar-19 – 28 day China & Japan Explorer Collectors eswn – B2B with April 14th Koningsdam – 17-Mar-19 – 10 day Southern Caribbean mcrcruiser N Amsterdam - 17-Mar-19 - 7 day Mexican Riviera dobiemom GTVCRUISER Volendam- 19-Mar-19 - 15 day Panama Canal bluegull - B2B following March 4th Zuiderdam - 20-Mar-19 - 11 night Panama Canal Sunfarer cmdchiefthom Zaandam - 21-Mar-19 - 14 day South American Passage shrimp56 & mr shrimp Oosterdam - 23-Mar-19 - 7 day Caribbean 496and706 - 1st cruise for DH N Amsterdam - 24-Mar-19 - 7 day Mexican Riviera Jareds_mommytoo Prinsendam - 25-Mar-19 - 30 day Discovery of Canary Islands - Casablanca & the Mediterranean samsonmo JR42 Koningsdam – 27-Mar-19 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer LaCat3 VMax1700 - B2B with April 7th Overhead Fred Terre- 1st HAL cruise (39th overall), celebrating 48th anniversary PatLuv - 2nd HAL cruise, delayed 45th anniversary cruise N Statendam - 31-Mar-19 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean Crazy For Cats APRIL 2019 Eurodam - 06-Apr-19 - 7 day Mexican Riviera boris53098 - celebrating both birthdays, first HAL cruise Oosterdam - 06-Apr-19 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean kicia -2nd HAL cruise Rotterdam - 07-Apr-19 - 7 day Western Caribbean BRWolf and karen wdw1972 Koningsdam - 07-Apr-19 - 13 day Passage to Rome VMax1700- B2B following Mar. 27th Razorback Cruiser N Statendam – 07-Apr-19 – 7 day Western Caribbean Cruisinetta Noordam - 07-Apr-19 - 36 day New Zealand/Transpacific Collector (Sydney - Vancouver) RetiredMustang Lido deck main - birthday cruise, celebrating 30th anniversary, and achieving 4* Prinsendam – 12-Apr-19 – 24 day Mediterranean Rivieras & European Explorer kazu - our swan song on the Prinsendam HELENPSL – 1st time on Prinsendam Eurodam - 13-Apr-19 - 16 day Circle Hawaii saturn93 Eurodam - 13-Apr-19 - 20 day Hawaii - San Diego - VCR sambamama - celebrating birthday N Amsterdam - 14-Apr-19 - 7 day Mexican Riviera fyree39 - first HAL cruise azrose Westerdam - 14-Apr-19 - 14 day Japan & Russia GarySuzy bennybear Westerdam – 14-Apr-19 – 29 Day Japan, Russia & N Pacific Crossing Collectors eswn – B2B following Mar. 17th Maasdam - 15-Apr-19 - 24 day Polynesian (Auckland to San Fran) aliaschief & DWAliaschief Amsterdam - 18-Apr-19 - 28 day final 2 segments of World cruise RuthC N Statendam - 21-Apr-19 - 14 day Transatlantic Azores & Normandy cayman09 rafinmd - B2B2B with Queen Victoria May 9 and QM2 May 12 N Statendam- 21-Apr-19 - 21 day Transatlantic Azores, Normandy, Amsterdam & Norwegian Fjords Traveling Dot Zuiderdam – 21-Apr-19 – 16 days Azores & Normandy Expedition crystalspin – & dr’spin Taters Prinsendam - 24-Apr-19 - 12 day European River Explorer gwilli Prinsendam – 24-Apr-19 – 26 day European River and Celtic Explorer StLouisCruisers N Amsterdam - 28-Apr-19 - 6 day Pacific Coastal Roz - B2B with May 4th Canadianbear Westerdam - 28-Apr-19 - Yokohoma to VCR LoveHal - 1st time on Westerdam & 3rd Transpacific Chickadee910 Koningsdam – 29-Apr-19 – 11 night Ancient Empires vinonme2 – getaway for her and daughter in law MAY 2019 N Amsterdam - 04-May-19 - 7 day Alaska Inside Passage Roz - B2B following Apr. 28th Veendam - 05-May-19 - 10 day Adriatic Dream (Venice to Civi) Portofrome Maasdam – 07-May-19 – 21 day Ultimate Alaska & Pacific Northwest Adventure RetiredNow Queen Victoria - 9-May-19 -3 Night Kiel To Southampton. rafinmd - B2B2B following Nieuw Statendam Apr 21 & with QM2 May 12 Eurodam – 11-May-19 – Alaskan Explorer gknep – 1st HAL cruise Zaandam - 11-May-19 - 14 day Canada & NE Discovery DocJohnB Queen Mary 2 - 12-May-19 12-night Bruges & Guernsey [ to New York rafinmd - B2B2B following Nieuw Statendam Apr 21 and Queen Victoria May 9 Koningsdam - 20-May-19 - 12 day Mediterranean Legends trub - early summer culture trip DC1979- celebrating birthday, 1st trip to the Med Volendam - 22-May-19 - 7 day Alaska Inside Passage sppunk Maasdam - 28-May-19 - 21 day Ultimate Alaska & Pacific Northwest Adventurer (R/T San Fran) kplady & CPLBill joekerstef TampaMike JUNE 2019 N Statendam - 02-Jun-19 - 7 night Viking Saga qoap24 Celebrity Reflection - 03-Jun-19 - 11 night Ireland and Iceland AZNative2000 Eurodam - 08-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage Nattyg1723 -first ever cruise N Statendam - 09-Jun-19 - 14 day Voyage of the Midnight Sun TylerRose PotatoTrousers 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 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 school year 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 Koningsdam - 24-Jun-19 - 13 day Mediterrean Legends suspaul - first HAL cruise N Amsterdam - 29-Jun-19 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage Cruizer Bill & Cruizer Diana JULY 2019 Rotterdam – 06-Jul-19 – 24 day Copenhagen to Boston mauimacho 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) 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 British Isles bigjohn42 - celebrating 30th anniversary 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 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 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 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 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 Koningsdam - 31-Oct-19 - 13 day Passage to America we're sailing away.....- B2B2B following Oct. 18th & with Nov. 13th NOVEMBER 2019 Rotterdam - 02-Nov-19 – 18 day Journey to the New World Overhead Fred – 1st Rotterdam cruise Crystal Serenity - 5-Nov-19 - 19-night Explorer Combination - Barcelona to FTL rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Oct 18, Crystal Bach Oct 25 N Statendam - 10-Nov-19 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean Crazy For Cats the2ofus- B2B with Nov. 17th Crystal Serenity -12-Nov-19 - 12-night Crossing to the Caribbean - Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale rafinmd - B2B2B following QM2 Oct 18, Crystal Bach Oct 25 & Nov 5 Koningsdam - 13-Nov-19 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer we're sailing away.... - B2B2B following Oct. 18th & Oct. 31st 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 DECEMBER 2019 N. Statendam - 01-Dec-19 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean deliver42 Zuiderdam - 09-Dec-20 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Mr and Mrs CIQ - retirement cruise Veendam – 11-Dec-19 – 7 night Authentic Cuba madera1 Koningsdam - 04-Dec-19 - 11 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer wdw1972 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 Westerdam - 21-Dec-19 - 14 day Far East Discovery TN Fem 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 Zaandam - 09-Jan-20 - 22 day South America& Antarctica 0bnxshs & Missy's Mom – birthday celebration on board & achieving 5* 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 N Statendam - 9-Feb-20 - 14 day Tropical Caribbean Typhoon1 Eurodam - 16-Feb-20 - 14 day Panama Canal (FLL - SD) RetiredMustang 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 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 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 Queen Elizabeth - 11-Apr-20 - 9 night Southern Japan AZNative2000 - 45th anniversary cruise Oceania Riviera - 19-Apr-20 - 10 day Monte Carlo - BCN DeeniEncinitas - Christmas present from DH Westerdam - 25-Apr-20 - 16 day North Pacific Crossing Taters MAY 2020 N Statendam - 10-May-20 - 14 day Jewels of the Baltic rwams Maasdam - 18-May-20 - 14 day Great Alaska Explorer Italy52 TomAndJane woodworker & knitter JULY 2020 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 Crystal Serenity - 30-Aug-20 - 13 day TA Discovery (BCN - Que) rafinmd - B2B 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 - B2B following 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 Rotterdam - 15-Oct-20 - 15 day Transatlantic (BCN - FLL) sambamama- 1st time to Africa NOVEMBER 2020 Zuiderdam - 29-Nov-20 - Southern Caribbean Cruisinetta HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  13. Last week on Zuiderdam we were told last day to get laundry in was 3 days before disembarkation for regular service and 2 days ahead for extra cost faster service. We purchased the unlimited package for the whole cruise for $7.00 per day, turned it in nearly every evening and got it back next afternoon. However, even though we got it back the next day, service included a two day guarantee, which HAL always exceeded. Since you leave the ship early in the morning on disembarkation day and laundry service is an overnight process seems that it would not be possible to turn it in day before you leave the ship.
  14. 11 Night Regal Princess out of Copenhagen 12 Night HAL Zuiderdam out of Copenhagen 12 Night Brilliance of the Seas out of Amsterdam I posted this on the Princess board, but thought I would post here as well. We have already been on the Brilliance sister ship Serenade of the seas. We would consider Brilliance if it is the better itinerary because we really love our cruise on the Serenade. But would definitely try a new ship if it had the better itinerary. This Baltic cruise this summer as a college graduation gift for my son. There will be our family of 5 with adult children in their early 20s. Are there some ports that are not to be missed? Which is the better itinerary the end of June?
  15. My husband has some hip issues and can't easily step into a regular bathtub. Anyone know if the tubs on Zuiderdam have a lower step over than a regular home bathtub? Z's cabins have a tub/shower combo, we won't be using a tub other than to have a shower. I have a roll in shower cabin (VA category) booked but if tub entry is low, my cabin selection opens up. I saw a Disney ship video and their tub entry looks very easy which makes me inquire about Zuiderdams. TIA
  16. We absolutely adored our retreat cabana on the Eurodam last April. On our future Panama Canal cruise March 20-31, we have one booked on the Zuiderdam but the last posts I read indicated that they were in disrepair. Anyone have more recent experience with the Retreat area on the Zuiderdam?
  17. On Zuiderdam in Northern Europe now. Pretty good reliability for videos and phone calls have about 90% reliability with some delays. We experienced similarly good service on this same ship during Canada/New England cruise last Fall. Other than Celebrity's premium service, my experience here on Zuiderdam ranks as best I have experienced. Much better than Crystal and Oceania which are my most recent experiences cruising other lines.
  18. Fleet Report for 06-02-2019: ms Amsterdam Vancouver Canada 07:00-17:00 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://www.visioncritical.com/the-view-from-here ms Eurodam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Koningsdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Maasdam Hubbard Glacier (Ala United States 10:00 - 16:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Nieuw Statendam Amsterdam Holland 07:00-17:00 ms Noordam Seward (Alaska) United States 04:30 - 20:00 ms Oosterdam Seattle (Washington) United States 07:00-16:00 Web Cam https://www.spaceneedle.com/webcam/ ms Prinsendam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Rotterdam Honningsvag 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ms Rotterdam North Cape -- - -- ms Veendam Naples Italy 08:00-18:00 ms Volendam At Sea Intl. Waters 00:00-23:59 ms Westerdam 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 Zaandam Quebec City (Quebec) Canada 07:00-17:00 Web Cam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zaCBS29E30 ms Zuiderdam Tallinn Estonia 12:00 - 19:00
  19. Is there a casino telephone line and website for Holland America (“HAL”) and the Ocean Players Club (“OPC”), just as RCCL has for its Casino Royale (“CR”) program? Prime status with CR, and have a few RCCL cruises booked through CR. Received a discounted rate for a HAL cruise toward the end of this year based upon prior casino play on the Zuiderdam (sp?). Just looking to see who to contact at HAL or OPC to identify my casino status with them, and to get more information from them vis-a-vis OPC points and benefits.
  20. On the Westerdam, full ocean view had head of bed under window but obstructed ocean view on the Zuiderdam has the large window, with bed on the side. So depends on category where bed is placed.
  21. We also are 3 star Mariners and have done seven Oceania cruises. Just disembarked Zuiderdam yesterday and cruised on Riviera in March, so comparison is pretty fresh in my mind. Your points are spot on EXCEPT for the announcements. Oceania has far far more annoying announcements. It somewhat depends on cruise director but I have yet to be on a HAL cruise that has as many or as lengthy announcements as Oceania. One additional point is that if you like evening entertainment, HAL is now far superior with their great music walk area containing B.B. King Blues club, Lincoln Center strings concerts and dual piano entertainment. Of course this is important to some, not so much to others
  22. Does it vary a lot by ship? i am looking at a solo snowbird on either Zuiderdam, Zaandam, Veendam or Caribbean Princess. Any of them stands out?
  23. On both the Zuiderdam and Amsterdam, we were offered a very comprehensive behind the scenes tour.
  24. To the OP: We were on the Zuiderdam 4/21-5/7 (one month ago) with the SBP. It appeared the increase to $11 per drink had not caught up to the beverage menus yet! There were more wines available to us and the "boat drinks" like pina colada were still under $9. Note we are not wine experts and those that are probably wouldn't like the under $11 glasses, but after sampling most of those covered, we were both able to find a few we could drink! I understand your cynicism! People on the Princess board love to say BUT Princess package is up to $12! when in fact, their drinks are priced that much higher.
  25. We will be sailing Zuiderdam on Feb. 8, 2020 for 18 days. 7 day Tropical Caribbean cruise followed by 11 day Panama Sunfarer cruise. Kazu, thank you for keeping this list going.
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