RetiredMustang Posted August 26, 2013 #1 Share Posted August 26, 2013 Hello CC’ers, I’m back with my third blog from the Eurodam on her northern trans-Atlantic to New York, this time from Amsterdam. (I did blogs of the 2009 and 2011 sailings). A difference this time is that I have now joined photobucket, and will try to embed photos as I go. This time, we sail from Amsterdam Aug. 27, and call in Stavenger Aug. 29 and Bergen, Norway Aug. 30. Then it’s on to an overnight visit to Reykjavik Sept. 2-3, followed by scenic cruising of Prins Christian Sund Sept. 5 and a call at Nanortalik, Greenland Sept. 6. We visit St. John’s Newfoundland Sept. 8 and Halifax, Nova Scotia Sept 10 before ending up in New York Sept. 12. Here is a map of our voyage: Flight We flew overnight from Washington Dulles the afternoon of Saturday Aug. 24 to Amsterdam Schipol, arriving shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday. We had purchased the flight as part of our HAL package; because we will take the train home, we were able to get better prices for the one-way flight via HAL than we could on our own. I researched what direct flights were available on Expedia, and then asked HAL for the flight we wanted via air deviation form (as 4-stars, it was free). We would have preferred a flight leaving/arriving a few hours later, but none were available either from Dulles or BWI. I got a confirmation email from HAL with a booking code for virtuallythere.com. I logged on and got the airline booking code. Once it was ticketed on United, about the same time as our documents were ready to print, I was able to go to the United web site and pay to upgrade the seats from economy to premium economy, and pick the seats we wanted – two on the side. The premium economy was$119 each, and bought us five inches more of leg room. That does not sound like much, but for an overnight trans-Atlantic flight, it was well worth it, especially for me (six feet tall). More in the next post, Dave Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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