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  1. For the past week or so I've watched her as part of a trio crossing the Pacific, just North of Hawaii. With the Eurodam are two other ships - the Carnival Panorama and Royal Princess. Does anyone know where they are headed? It looks like Taiwan or Hong Kong. But no doubt they are headed to Manilla and Jakarta too.....and many more. Is it possible that they will exchange some of the staff so they one ship can deliver staff from all ships to a fewer number of ports? Can they move staff from one ship to another by tender while at sea? while in port? I can see where doing so could save some time and, more importantly, money. (We were on the Eurodam's last cruise so I've been keeping my eye on the Eurodam off the West Coast of Mexico. Our assistant server was supposed to go home after one more Hawaiian cruise and our waiter was looking forward to a couple cruises in Alaska before his contract was up in June. I well recall our conversations with these two excellent HAL staff during our last dinner aboard.)
  2. Let me preface by saying it is entirely possible the problem is with me. We are on the October 18, 2020 seven day sailing of Eurodam. I do not see a cruise leaving when we get back on October 25. But there is one the following week. What am I missing?
  3. First off, I am new to Holland America. I am starting to look at Alaska cruises. Also new to Alaska. I want to cruise late in September. I am trying to price the aft cabins but they do not come up as a choice for balcony rooms. The next category is suites. So not sure where to find them on their website. Also I am looking at September 2021. It says final payment is due in June but does not say which year. Would it be 2020 or 2021? Thanks everyone
  4. Wow. It looks like the itinerary for our Alaska cruise changed from Hubbard Glacier to Glacier Bay and added Icy Straight to that day as well. I’m excited. Am I seeing something wrong? No activity on the Roll Call. It’s a 50th anniversary trip for my parents. For now we are still planning to go. 😬
  5. Holland America Line plans to use the cruise ship ms Eurodam, to return the Indonesian and Filipino crew members back home. Before setting sail on this long journey, ms Eurodam will also pick up the fellow crew members from the cruise ships ms Maasdam and ms Westerdam. All three ships are safe with no positive cases of COVID-19. http://crew-center.com/hal-use-ms-eurodam-repatriate-filipino-and-indonesian-crew-back-home?fbclid=IwAR1BE1eqmoDcRi6O-T5cfi8Ha_XGG5TNOff2khfvWufse6VD2FQxeDPHMXU The ships are currently near La Paz, Mexico.
  6. Can u add some advise? i see in pics that the lower floor your go the more others above can see on your baconly? 7and 8 have the largest balcony’s so I assume 6 5 4 have larger rooms? 8 is fully covered from element but does it also keep sun out which we may need for warmth? and is 8 bad do to so many people standing on pool deck viewing on an alasaakn trip. Not worried about pool don’t think that will be open which deck is best and why. like a lot about 8 for the privacy but worried about the noise above and no sun? So will stay colder during the day if it’s sunny also I hear the rooms are slightly larger on other floors?
  7. Wondering if anyone has any pictures of cabin #4119 on the Eurodam they could share with me?
  8. Our cruise leaves SanDiego today, March 1. Circle Hawaii with us!
  9. First time cruiser here and we've booked 3 Aft cabins on HAL Eurodam for a summer cruise this year and I'm hoping some one can tell me if the cabins on Deck 6 (6177, 6179 & 6181) are the same size as the other aft cabins on deck 4 or 7. I've asked the travel agent and he thinks they are the same size but the drawings appears to show the cabins on deck 6 as noticeably smaller. I've looked through everything I can find on google from HAL and other reviewers about the cabin sizes but nothing mentions the specific cabin square footage or relative size to each other. Hoping someone might have some knowledge - thank you!
  10. Can someone please tell me where the television is located in the balcony VD cabin on the Eurodam. Is it on the wall in front of the bed or on a shelf in the corner by balcony door..
  11. Nieuw Statendam will be at pier 26 (starboard to) from 0530-1700. She will be leaving on a 7-day Tropical Caribbean cruise. Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (17 Feb 0800-1700); Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (19 Feb 0800-1700); Amber Cove, Dominican Republic (20 Feb 0800-1700); Key West, Florida (22 Feb 0800-1700); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (23 Feb a0700) Eurodam will be at pier 21 (starboard to) from 0545-1700. She is headed off on a 14-day Panama Canal cruise. She will not be returning to Port Everglades this season. Eurodam will be doing a few trips to Hawaii before the Alaska season begins. Cartagena, Colombia (19 Feb 0800-1400); Panama Canal (Cruising Canal) (20 Feb 0500-0500); Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica (22 Feb 0700-1700); Corinto, Nicaragua (23 Feb 0900-1700); Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala (24 Feb 0700-1700); Huatulco, Mexico (25 Feb 1300-1900); Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (27 Feb 1000-2000); San Diego, California (01 Mar a0700) Also in port are Regal Princess at pier 2 from 0500-1600, Celebrity Edge at pier 25 from 0600-1530, Allure OTS at pier 18 from 0515-1630, and Caribbean Princess who overnighted at pier 4 will leave at 1600. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/. Also, Nieuw Amsterdam will be in Key West from 0800-1700. https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ For the Addicts: Zuiderdam will be in Aruba on Tuesday, 18 February from 1300-2300. https://www.portarubawebcam.com/ Next up: Veendam on Wednesday, 19 February.
  12. Good day HAL board. I just returned from Eurodam Sep 21-28, roundtrip out of Seattle, and thought I'd give a review. I'll try to keep it as balanced as possible but must warn you that there will be quite a bit of negativity included with the positives. 😉 I'm going to segment it a bit because I like to include photos. I'll start with the booking. DW and I decided to book a last-minute trip out of either Seattle or Vancouver. We looked at all the available lines and because most were nearly completely booked, the prices were sky high. The ships with the most vacancies and lowest prices were Eurodam, Oosterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam (see a trend there?), and a Princess cruise that went down the California coast. We pulled the trigger on Eurodam which was made sweeter by a deal they were running on the Signature Beverage Package. To include the SBP was only a $140 per person upcharge. However, HAL needs to get their info straight on the SBP. When they sent me my booking confirmation, it said it was limited to drinks up to $9 when its actually $11.
  13. How fast is Eurodam's Internet Speed? I'm considering prepaying, since it's cheaper. But I want to be sure I can stream first.
  14. I had my 1st Oosterdam cruise to AK about 3 years ago, and had a wonderful time. I usually cruise with RCL, although over the years I've cruised on Carnival (8 times), Celebrity (1 time) & NCL (3 times). I had a Neptune suite the 1st time on Oosterdam and was amazed at its size and comfort compared to JS suites on RCL. Since I was booking two cabins for this cruise (bringing a kid & his wife), I went with balcony cabins. Can someone give me an idea what to expect with a balcony cabin on Eurodam? Is it the equivalent of a balcony cabin on RCL? It's been about 25 years since I cruised on a ship of this size LOL. Any special tips about Eurodam? My kid & his wife chose the ship based on its itinerary and the dates.
  15. Does anyone know if Eurodam has an electronics store where you can buy iPads, iPhones and the like there? I have a wad of OBC to use this November and would love to use it in this regard if at all possible. Feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks
  16. I was looking at the deck plans for the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, and did not see the Lido Cabanas, Did they do away with them?
  17. Eurodam will be at pier 21 (starboard to) from 0545-1700. She is doing an 11-day Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise. Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (06 Feb 0800-1500); Oranjestad, Aruba (08 Feb 1300-2300); Willemstad, Curacao (09 Feb 0800-2300); Cartagena, Colombia (11 Feb 0700-1300); Panama Canal (Cruising Canal) (12 Feb 0500-0500); Colon, Panama (12 Feb 1500-2000); Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (13 Feb 0730-1700); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (16 Feb a0700) Oosterdam will be at pier 26 (port to) form 0530-1700. She is going on a 17-day Panama Canal cruise. This is her last visit of the season to Port Everglades. Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (06 Feb 0800-1700); Oranjestad, Aruba (09 Feb 0800-1800); Panama Canal (Cruising Canal) (11 Feb 0500-0500); Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica (13 Feb 0700-1700); Corinto, Nicaragua (14 Feb 0900-1700); Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala (15 Feb 0800-1800); Puerto Chiapas, Mexico (16 Feb 0800-1700); Huatulco, Mexico (17 Feb 0800-1700); Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (19 Feb 0800-1700); San Diego, California (22 Feb a0700) Veendam will be at pier 19 (starboard to) from 0515-1700. She is leaving on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise. Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (07 Feb 0800-1500); San Juan, Puerto Rico (08 Feb 1300-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (09 Feb 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (11 Feb 0800-1600); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (12 Feb a0700) The only other cruise ship In port is Crown Princess at pier 2 from 0600-1600. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ and https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/. Next up: Nieuw Amsterdam and Zuiderdam on Saturday, 8 February.
  18. I just put a hold on a Eurodam June 15 cruise. We’ve cruised witH HAL several times (never aboard the Eurodam however). Never cruised with celebrity. How would these two different ships compare? I need to make up my mind soon. Thank you.
  19. Wondering if the casino on the Eurodam has any Texas Hold Em Tournaments or a table to play at. Many years ago on the Oosterdam they had a poker table they used for tournaments, but our recent sailing on Nieuw Statendam had no option for poker (other than the casino games vs the dealer) but nothing where you can play against other passengers.
  20. We are looking at going on the Eurodam over Christmas. We are early 40's, won't have kids on this trip. We are NCL cruisers and enjoy their cruises but I am a little concerned about the amount of kids that will be on the cruise that time of year. I know there will be kids on this cruise but maybe not as many?? I assume HA is a little more "classier" than NCL but I have nothing to go on other than some reviews I have read. I have a few questions to ask if you would. -Is there a set time for meals or is "freestyle" -I am correct on thinking this a little classier? -attire for meals? -For people that have made the switch to HA from the mass cruise lines, did you enjoy the switch? Sorry for so many questions but just trying to get a feel. We are pretty easy going people that just enjoy being away with a drink in our hand, sitting somewhere kind of quiet and enjoying the day. Thanks, Devo
  21. Just off Eurodam from a short (4-day) cruise down the Pacific Coast. Loved the ship and the cruise. This was my first HAL cruise in about 4 years, the last 3 were on Celebrity. I thought that. as usual, the crew did a magnificent job, but are hamper by HAL's staffing. It was hard, sometimes impossible, to get a drink in a lounge or bar without stepping up to the bar yourself. Just no one taking orders. Nonetheless, the bar staff was always friendly and pleasant, ready to help. The wine service in the MDR was terrible. With or without a drink package it took for ever to someone to take your wine order. In Tamarind and the Pinnacle Grill, however it was no problem at all. Outside of the specialty restaurants I felt the quality of the food had gone down since my last HAL cruise. Food quality and selection is an area I think Celebrity clearly outshines HAL. The ship seemed in good condition, a few areas needed a bit more TLC, but overall she was clean and comfortable. We were disappointed in the entertainment with the lack pf live music outside B.B. King's and the Lincoln Center Stage. Those venues were pretty much packed when anyine was playing. This indicate a desire by paying passengers to have live music. My last cruise on Celebrity wasn't much better, but there were a couple more options for live music. I can't say enough about the good service from our cabin stewards and the Neptune Lounge staff, they really helped make this a great, if short, cruise. Will sail HAL again? Probably. I did 4 HAL cruises in 5 years before switching to Celebrity because of the itinerary. The itinerary, dates and price will drive my decision for the next cruise.
  22. Another eight cruise ship day in Port Everglades. Eurodam will be at pier 19 (starboard to) from 0445-1700. She is doing a 10-day Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise. Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (27 Jan 0800-1500); Oranjestad, Aruba (29 Jan 1300-2300); Willemstad, Curacao (30 Jan 0800-1600); Panama Canal (Cruising Canal) (01 Feb 0500-0500); Colon, Panama (01 Feb 1500-2000); Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (02 Feb 0730-1700); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (05 Feb a0700) Nieuw Statendam will be at pier 26 (port to) from 0500-1700. She is headed out on a 7-day Tropical Caribbean cruise. Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (27 Jan 0800-1700); Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (29 Jan 0800-1700); Amber Cove, Dominican Republic (30 Jan 0800-1700); Key West, Florida (01 Feb 0800-1700); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (02 Feb a0700) Also in port are Regal Princess at pier 21 from 0530-1600, Crown Princess at pier 2 from 0545-1600, Celebrity Edge at pier 25 from 0600-1530, Carnival Magic at pier 4 from 0400-1600, Allure OTS at pier 18 from 0545-1630, and Adventure OTS at pier 29 from 0430-1730. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ and https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/. For the Addicts: Rotterdam will be in Aruba on Monday, 27 January. https://www.portarubawebcam.com/ Next up: Veendam on Wednesday, 29 January.
  23. I can't find any scheduled itineraries from the 29th of November until her next posted sailing on the 9th of December 2020. Is there a scheduled drydock for those 10 days in between?
  24. Our first HAL cruise will be on the Eurodam in June. We went with a Neptune Suite, and we're curious about the Neptune Lounge. One of the things we like most about cruising is developing new friendships that extend past debarkation day. I think I read somewhere where about 64 cabins will have access to it, but we we're wanting to know if it's been your experience that folks tend to hang out in the Lounge and enjoy starting up new conversations or if they tend to go there for privacy and quiet time. I'm the kind that will strike up a conversation with someone quite easily, but I also understand not everyone is receptive to that. While I recognize there's no "absolute" when it comes to an answer, I would enjoy any thoughts on how you viewed it to be. Thank you.
  25. I m hoping that you can help me answer some questions as person who was a loyal HAL cruiser in Neptune or Pinnacle Suites. Over the last several years I have been blessed to sail in Penthouse suites on Celebrity. The experience has been amazing compared to HAL. Of course, the price reflects that. I am returning next year to HAL Eurodam in the Pinnacle Suite on a charter. Since I have been gone from the HAL suite experience can you answer the following questions, please: 1). Is breakfast still offered in the Pinnacle Grill or now in something called club orange? I also hear that HAL sells “passes” to club orange. That seems to diminish the suite experience. 2). Does HAL offer any additional perks for the Pinnacle Suite beyond a nicer bottle of champagne? 3). Does HAL offer any beverage packages for the cruise? On Celebrity all premium beverages are included in the top suites. 4). Does HAL now offer unlimited high speed internet packages for a price? In the top suites on Celebrity this is included. 5). Does HAL still allow you to pre-order liquor to your suite? I recall that the prices were fairly reasonable. Is that still possible to do? 6). Are there ny other Neptune or Pinnacle suite perks that have been added in the last 4 years? I thank you in advance for helpful replies. I have booked this cruise because it is a Charter that I want to take. I completely understand that the Celebrity suite experience is much more inclusive, but I am hoping for replies that can give me information related to the above questions or any other helpful tips.
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