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"Live from" ms Volendam to Alaska! My First HAL Experience


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I like the pictures better than the scanning of everything.

The pictures are sharper making it is easy to read everything.

 

I see that the Volendam still has the old Cabin Breakfast menu.

 

Oo good! :D I was hoping that the words would show up better!

 

O_o? The old cabin breakfast menu? What do other ships use?

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Curious as to why it's not available on the Volendam?

 

According to Krazy Kruizer's post the switch to the new breakfast room service men happened in early June. The cruise in this thread took place on May 1. I think we would need to ask someone who has cruised on Volendam more recently to find out what the breakfast menu looked like.

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According to Krazy Kruizer's post the switch to the new breakfast room service men happened in early June. The cruise in this thread took place on May 1. I think we would need to ask someone who has cruised on Volendam more recently to find out what the breakfast menu looked like.

 

Ooh, I didn't know they changed the breakfast menus! :0 I'm curious what the look like now!

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Day 4 Papers & Fun Stuff

 

 

 

A different form of port info for Glacier Bay day!

 

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On one side is this: (see the top portion is the cover)

 

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And a map on the other!

 

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We also received the daily On Locations for the next day:

 

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Opened:

 

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and the flipped over:

 

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Plus that spa card & room service card + chocolate.

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**made a mistake, actually the picture after Skagway port info is the backside of the Ketchikan port info sheet. I forgot to take a picture of the Skagway sheet backside, here it is though:

 

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Day 5 Papers & Fun Stuff

 

 

During the day, I found these randomly appearing on the vanity:

 

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(come to think of it, perhaps the last one is the back of the excursions suggestion sheet from Day 1, but who knows LOL)

 

and here was the next port of call's info sheet:

 

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The highlighted areas were the shops that I had redeemable coupons for ^^"

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Here's one of the coupons I used in Ketchikan:

 

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(I found a whole bunch of random ones in a little slots of papers next to the gangway LOL)

 

& here was the next day's daily On Location:

 

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Open:

 

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Flip:

 

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&& chocolate + room service card.

 

 

 

Day 6 Papers & Fun Stuff

 

 

 

The next day would be our final sea day, so we didn't really get many things. Only the daily On Location:

 

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Open:

 

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Flip:

 

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And the usual room service card & chocolate, as well as a special little message:

 

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Day 7 Papers & Fun Stuff

 

 

 

That night, aside from the usual room service card & chocolate, we also received this:

 

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A Cruise Log that depicted every little thing about our entire trip.

 

Open:

 

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Flip:

 

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That night, I also dug around inside the secret compartments of the beds and found these hidden things:

 

A bathrobe order form:

 

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Back:

 

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a fruit bowl filler form (it was so well hidden, I'm pretty sure it was so no one would use it LOL):

 

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a HAL pen & some paper:

 

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Well, that's it. Thank you to everyone who has been following my report so diligently for the past 2 months. I had a really fun time writing my very first trip report with you guys (:

 

The next time I go on another cruise, I'll be sure to post it here & link you all to my next trip report. Thanks again for all the kind comments as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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According to Krazy Kruizer's post the switch to the new breakfast room service men happened in early June. The cruise in this thread took place on May 1. I think we would need to ask someone who has cruised on Volendam more recently to find out what the breakfast menu looked like.

 

Thought that the new room service breakfast menu would be available for the beginning of the Alaska season.

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Well, that's it. Thank you to everyone who has been following my report so diligently for the past 2 months. I had a really fun time writing my very first trip report with you guys (:

 

The next time I go on another cruise, I'll be sure to post it here & link you all to my next trip report. Thanks again for all the kind comments as well!

 

 

 

Have enjoyed following your thorough Volendam review.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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Thank you so much for your wonderful reporting, and the fantastic pictures! This thread should be required reading for anyone who is worried that NOT having a balcony in Alaska will somehow diminish their experience! Actually, it should be required reading for most people, you have done an outstanding job :D Thank you AGAIN so very, very much!

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I have enjoyed your review. We leave tomorrow for a few days in Seattle then board the Volendam in Vancouver on July 10. Now thanks to your review, I know what to look for.

 

 

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I'm glad that you've enjoyed my review! (: I hope you have a wonderful cruise on the m.s. Volendam! I hope you love it as much as I did! I'd be honored if anything at all, that you read in my review, improved your experience in any way. :)

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Thank you so much for your wonderful reporting, and the fantastic pictures! This thread should be required reading for anyone who is worried that NOT having a balcony in Alaska will somehow diminish their experience! Actually, it should be required reading for most people, you have done an outstanding job :D Thank you AGAIN so very, very much!

 

Thank you very much for reading it! :) && thank you!! ^^ Indeed, I believe that regardless to what kind of room you get, it shouldn't hinder your enjoyment.

LOL Awh, you're too kind :p.

 

^^ haha, no need! Thanks again for following!

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Sarah

You really did a super-duper job for your review.

Are you sure that you have posted all pictures??

Maybe there is one somewhere that you forgot??

 

Thank you! ^^ && thank you for having followed all this time and leaving kind comments after almost every installment!

 

LOL I'm pretty sure I didn't, but I'll check anways! :)

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