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As I found quite a few groups to add to summer Alaska and winter Caribbean cruises, and some cruises now have multiple groups onboard, I thought I would sumbit version 2.0 of the HAL groups/charters list.

I know many people use this as a reference before booking, so adding these additional 17 items could be helpful in current decision making.

[B][U]DRY DOCKS AND CHARTERS[/U][/B]

Eurodam : 29 July 2016 - 06 August 2016 : Mediterannean : Atlantis charter
Eurodam : 04 February 2017 - 11 February 2017 : Caribbean : Olivia charter
[COLOR="Red"][B]Eurodam : 11 February 2017 - 18 February 2017 : Caribbean: Gertrude Byrne Promotions Irish charter[/B][/COLOR]

Koningsdam, 22 January 2017 - 29 January 2017 : East. Caribbean : Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise charter
Koningsdam : 05 February 2017 - 12 February 2017 : West. Caribbean : RSVP charter

Maasdam : 15 August 2016 - : Prairie Home Companion charter

N. Amsterdam : 30 October 2016 - 06 November 2016 : Malt Shop Memories charter

Oosterdam : 28 August 2016 - 04 September 2016 : Mediterranean : Gertrude Byrne Promotions Irish charter
Oosterdam : 07 January 2017 - 14 Janaury 2017 : Country Music charter
Oosterdam : 27 January 2017 - 03 February 2017 : Country Music charter as listed on the website

[B][COLOR="Red"]Westerdam : 29 October 2016 : chartered , not by Vegan Cruise Planners.
Westerdam: 04 March 2017 - 11 March 2017 : Mexico: JOCO Charter
Westerdam: 14 April 2017 - 26 April 2017 : Dry dock : Palermo, Sicily
Westerdam : 09 May 2017 - 16 May 2017 : E. Med. : Dave Koz & friends at sea charter
Westerdam : 16 May 2017 - 23 May 2017 : E. Med. : Dav Koz & friends at sea charter[/COLOR][/B]

Zaandam : 25 September 2016 - 02 October 2016 : Pacific Coastal : Olivia Charter

[B][U]GROUPS ONBOARD[/U][/B]

Amsterdam : 04 Janaury 2017 - 26 April 2017 : Grand World Voyage, all segments : 55, 56 and entire 111 days : Road Scholars

Eurodam : 30 May 2016 - 10 June 2016 : Mediterannean : Road Scholars
Eurodam : 15 September 2016 - 27 September 2016 : Mediterannean : Road Scholars
Eurodam : 28 October 2016 - 04 November 2016 : Mediterranean : Continuing Education Oral Dermatology & Pathology (26-50 pax)
[COLOR="Red"][B]Eurodam : 04 March 2017 - 11 March 2017 : Caribbean : NW Anesthesia seminar group[/B][/COLOR]
Eurodam: 11 March 2017 - 18 March 2017 : E. Caribbean : Inspiration cruises: Sandi Patty & friends
[COLOR="Red"][B]Eurodam : 17 June 2017 - 24 June 2017 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia seminar group
Eurodam : 12 August 2017 -19 August 2017 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia seminar group[/B][/COLOR]
Eurodam : 19 August 2017 - 26 August 2017 : Alaska : Quilt Seminar at Sea group

Koningsdam : 19 June 2016 - 04 August 2016 : Baltics : knitting group
Koningsdam : 10 July 2016 - 17 July 2016 : Norse legends : Kosher cruise group
Koningsdam : 7 August 2016 - 14 August 2016 : Norse legends : Road Scholars
Koningsdam : 14 August 2016 - 28 August 2016 : Northern Isles : Quilt Seminar at Sea group
Koningsdam : 18 September 2016 - 30 September 2016 : 12 day Iberian Discovery : NW Anesthesia seminar
Koningsdam : 15 January 2017 - 22 January 2017 : Caribbean : Mercy Me Inspiration group
[COLOR="Red"][B]Koningsdam : 22 March 2017 - 02 April 2017 : Southern Caribbean : NW Anesthesia seminar group[/B][/COLOR]
Koningsdam : 25 June 2017 - 03 July 2017 : Viking Sagas : kosher cruise group

Maasdam : 20 June 2016 - 04 July 2016 : 14 day Alaska : Road Scholars
Maasdam : 04 July 2016 - 18 July 2016 : Alaska : square dancers group
Maasdam : 18 July 2016 - 01 August 2016 : 14 day Alaska : Road Scholars
Maasdam : 01 August 2016 - 15 August 2016 : 14 day Alaska : Road Scholars

N. Amsterdam : 25 June 2016 - 02 July 2016 : Alaska : Inspirations group
N. Amsterdam : 23 October 2016 - 30 October 2016 : Caribbean : Storytellers Inspiration group AND Hialeah High School Cruising the 50's again, alumni, family & friends
N. Amsterdam : 06 November 2016 -13 November 2016 : Caribbean : Master Chef sailing
N. Amsterdam : 13 November 2016 - 20 November 2016 : Caribbean : National Review post-election cruise group
N. Amsterdam : 20 November 2016 - 27 November 2016 : Caribbean : the Rebel cruise, political/activist group [url]www.therebelcruise.ca[/url]
N. Amsterdam : 04 December 2016 - 11 December 2016 : Caribbean : The Weekly Standard group ( political-conservative )
N. Amsterdam : 08 February 2017 - 19 February 2017 : 11 day S. Caribbean : Quilt Seminar at Sea group
N. Amsterdam : 19 February 2017 - 26 February 2017 : Caribbean : Fresh Grounded Faith Inspiration group

[COLOR="Red"][B]Noordam : 17 June 2016 - 07 August 2016 : Alaska : OPCE Seminars ( Dental)
Noordam : 10 July 2016 - 17 July 2016 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia group[/B][/COLOR]
Noordam : 25 October 2016 - 09 November 2016 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholars
Noordam : 07 December 2016 - 21 December 2016 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholars
Noordam : 01 February 2017 - 15 February 2017 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholars
Noordam : 14 March 2017 - 26 March 2017 : Australia/NZ : Jazzdagen Tours group *** note about group [url]http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showp...5&postcount=17[/url]
[COLOR="Red"][B]Noordam : 26 March 2017 - 08 April 2017 : Australia/NZ : knitting group
Noordam : 21 May 2017 -28 May 2017 : Alaska : food & wine group[/B][/COLOR]

Oosterdam: 09 December 2016 - 16 December 2016 : W. Caribbean : "the Nation" liberal political magazine group

Prinsendam :19 November 2016 - 18 December 2016 : Amazon Explorer : Road Scholars
Prinsendam : 06 July 2016 - 20 July 2016 : Irish/Scottish explorer : Road Scholars
Prinsendam : 06 October 2016 - 20 October 2016 : Black Sea explorer : Road Scholars

Rotterdam : 04 June 2016 - 11 June 2016 : Norse legends : Road Scholars
Rotterdam : 11 June 2016 - ? : Viking sagas/fjords : Musical cruise - several Dutch musical entertainers performing as a promo for Dutch TA Cruise Travel's 30th anniversary
Rotterdam : 02 July 2016 - 20 July 2016 : Viking Passage TA : knitting group
Rotterdam : 17 September 2016 - 24 September 2016 : Canada/NE : Road Scholars
Rotterdam : 01 October 2016 - 08 October 2016 : Canada/NE : Road Scholars

Veendam : 11 June 2016 - 18 June 2016 : Bermuda : Road Scholars
Veendam : 25 June 2016 - 02 July 2016 : Canada/NE : Inspirations group
Veendam : 08 October 2016 - 21 October 2016: 13 day Atlantic coast : Road Scholars

Volendam : 03 August 2016 - 10 August 2016 : Alaska : Christian fellowship group

Westerdam : 14 May 2016 - 21 May 2016 : Alaska : Quilt Seminar at Sea group
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 04 June 2016 - 11 June 2016 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia group[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 25 June 2016 - 02 July 2016 : Alaska: wine group (Montrose travel. touring and tasting) [U]AND[/U] run cruise group (destination races) [U]AND[/U] quilting group[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 02 July 2016 - 09 July 2016 : Alaska : Pathway to Victory/ Inspirations group [U]AND[/U] Univ. of Washington Orthodontic Alumni Association [/B][/COLOR]
Westerdam : 09 July 2016 - 16 July 2016 : Alaska : Inspirations group
Westerdam : 16 July 2016 - 23 July 2016 : Alaska : In touch Ministries Inspirations group
Westerdam : 30 July 2016 - 06 August 2016 : Alaska : Thrive/Inspirations group
Westerdam : 06 August 2016 - 13 August 2016 : Alaska : Stand to Reason / Inspirations group
Westerdam : 20 August 2016 - 27 August 2016 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia seminar
Westerdam : 18 October 2016 - 29 October 2016 : Pacific Coast : Scientific American Travel - Bright Horizons group
Westerdam : 12 November 2016 - 19 November 2016 : Mexican Riviera : Gospel Music Celebration group
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 03 December 2016 - 10 December 2016 : Mexico : card players group[/B][/COLOR]
Westerdam : 31 December 2016 - 07 January 2017 : Mexican Riviera: Jazzdegan group *** note about group [url]http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showp...5&postcount=17[/url]
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 14 February 2017 - 04 March 2017 : Hawaii : knitting group[/B][/COLOR]

Zaandam: 12 June 2016 - 19 June 2016 : Alaska : Road Scholars
Zaandam : 10 July 2016 - 17 July 2016 : Alaska : Road Scholars
Zaandam : 07 August 2016 - 14 August 2016 : Alaska : road Scholars
Zaandam : 04 September 2016 - 11 September 2016 : Alaska : Road Scholars
Zaandam : 10 January 2017 - 31 January 2017 : SA/Antarctica : knitting group

Zuiderdam : 17 May 2016 - 29 May 2016 : Fjords & Highlands : Knitting group
Zuiderdam : 29 May 2016 - 10 June 2017 : Baltics: Road Scholars
Zuiderdam : 10 June 2016 - 22 June 2016 : Baltics : Road Scholars
Zuiderdam : 04 July 2016 - 16 July 2016 : Baltics: Road Scholars
Zuiderdam : 08 August 2016 - 21 August 2016 : Baltics : Road Scholars
[COLOR="Red"][B]Zuiderdam : 21 August 2016 - 07 September 2016 : Viking Passage : card players group[/B][/COLOR]
Zuiderdam : 07 October 2016 - 19 October 2016 : Canada/NE : knitting group AND Christian fellowship group
[B][COLOR="Red"]Zuiderdam : 30 October 2016 - 09 November 2016 : Panama Canal : Vegan Cruise Planners group ( approx 125 registered as of May 2016, only taking max 200; will have their own vegan meals prepared, and also vegan "foodie" demos for their group) [/COLOR][/B]
Zuiderdam : 30 November 2016 - 11 December 2016 : Panama Canal sunfarer: Road Scholars
[COLOR="Red"][B]Zuiderdam : 15 February 2017 - 25 February 2017 : Panama Canal sunfarer : NW Anesthesia group[/B][/COLOR]
Zuiderdam : 09 April 2017 - 19 April 2017 : Panama Canal : Continuing Education, Cardiology issues (26-50 pax)[COLOR="Red"][B]
Zuiderdam : 16 July 2017 - 30 July 2017 : Northern Isles/Iceland : NW Anesthesia seminar group
Zuiderdam : 30 July 2017 - 11 August 2017 : British Isles/Norway : Bright Horizons, Insight Cruises group[/B][/COLOR]
Zuiderdam : 11 August 2017 - 23 August 2017 : Baltic : kosher cruise group

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If anyone has any further information, please post it here and I will update.

Carol

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I've never properly thanked you for keeping this list. It's much appreciated.

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Hi! I just saw a TV advertisement for a Eurodam "Polka in Paradise" cruise group. Please add this group to your list:

Eurodam : 21 January 2017 - 28 January 2017 : East. Caribbean : Jimmy Sturr Polka in Paradise Cruise

[url]http://www.jimmysturr.com/#!polka-in-paradise-cruise/dyohg[/url]

Edited to add: This is such a great, helpful thread and THANKS OP for keeping it up - wish all the boards here on CC had the same :) Edited by SeaHunt

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[quote name='SeaHunt']Hi! I just saw a TV advertisement for a Eurodam "Polka in Paradise" cruise group. Please add this group to your list:

[B]Eurodam : 21 January 2017 - 28 January 2017 : East. Caribbean : Jimmy Sturr Polka in Paradise Cruise[/B]

[url]http://www.jimmysturr.com/#!polka-in-paradise-cruise/dyohg[/url]

Edited to add: This is such a great, helpful thread and THANKS OP for keeping it up - wish all the boards here on CC had the same :)[/QUOTE]


So I lost my cruise to a Polka group [second change - I had originally been on a Koningsdam segment that started on the 29th (B2B with another dam ship I don't even remember any more) and ran to the 12th of Feb]. I changed to the Eurodam for that time period with an OBC offer and then lost [B]it[/B] to the Polka group.

At least it wasn't a political group - I do like polka. I'm now on the NA w/B2B Koningsdam with a substantial OBC for the NA 21day cruise.

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Is this Polka "group actually chartering the Eurodam? On the website it shows they will have their own musicians and entertainment, but I see the Eurodam still listed on the HAL website.

Carol

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The Polka "Cruise to Paradise" is a group onboard, not a charter. I think (not sure of the exact number) last years group was around 400- 500 Polka enthusiasts. HAL still uses their own entertainers for shows, etc.

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[quote name='CJcruzer']Is this Polka "group actually chartering the Eurodam? On the website it shows they will have their own musicians and entertainment, but I see the Eurodam still listed on the HAL website.

Carol[/QUOTE]

[quote name='sanantonian']The Polka "Cruise to Paradise" is a group onboard, not a charter. I think (not sure of the exact number) last years group was around 400- 500 Polka enthusiasts. HAL still uses their own entertainers for shows, etc.[/QUOTE]


I think I had three weeks together [ending Feb 11] to match up with the K'dam's Feb 12th itinerary, then the Feb 4th segment got cancelled and I had to once again rearrange my schedule and ended up with the NAdam. This polka group was not a factor until I had already abandoned this B2B2B itinerary.

Isn't it fun rearranging your schedule - twice. :( Oh well, the OBC is nice. Can't complain there.

Carole

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Thank you for keeping this list refreshed. It is helpful when planning future trips.


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Any ideas out there as to when Nieuw Amsterdam will go into drydock for the new upgrades?

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[quote name='CJcruzer']As I found quite a few groups to add to summer Alaska and winter Caribbean cruises, and some cruises now have multiple groups onboard, I thought I would sumbit version 2.0 of the HAL groups/charters list.

I know many people use this as a reference before booking, so adding these additional 17 items could be helpful in current decision making.

[B][U]DRY DOCKS AND CHARTERS[/U][/B]

Eurodam : 29 July 2016 - 06 August 2016 : Mediterannean : Atlantis charter
Eurodam : 04 February 2017 - 11 February 2017 : Caribbean : Olivia charter
[COLOR="Red"][B]Eurodam : 11 February 2017 - 18 February 2017 : Caribbean: Gertrude Byrne Promotions Irish charter[/B][/COLOR]

Koningsdam, 22 January 2017 - 29 January 2017 : East. Caribbean : Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise charter
Koningsdam : 05 February 2017 - 12 February 2017 : West. Caribbean : RSVP charter

Maasdam : 15 August 2016 - : Prairie Home Companion charter

N. Amsterdam : 30 October 2016 - 06 November 2016 : Malt Shop Memories charter

Oosterdam : 28 August 2016 - 04 September 2016 : Mediterranean : Gertrude Byrne Promotions Irish charter
Oosterdam : 07 January 2017 - 14 Janaury 2017 : Country Music charter
Oosterdam : 27 January 2017 - 03 February 2017 : Country Music charter as listed on the website

[B][COLOR="Red"]Westerdam : 29 October 2016 : chartered , not by Vegan Cruise Planners.
Westerdam: 04 March 2017 - 11 March 2017 : Mexico: JOCO Charter
Westerdam: 14 April 2017 - 26 April 2017 : Dry dock : Palermo, Sicily
Westerdam : 09 May 2017 - 16 May 2017 : E. Med. : Dave Koz & friends at sea charter
Westerdam : 16 May 2017 - 23 May 2017 : E. Med. : Dav Koz & friends at sea charter[/COLOR][/B]

Zaandam : 25 September 2016 - 02 October 2016 : Pacific Coastal : Olivia Charter

[B][U]GROUPS ONBOARD[/U][/B]

Amsterdam : 04 Janaury 2017 - 26 April 2017 : Grand World Voyage, all segments : 55, 56 and entire 111 days : Road Scholars

Eurodam : 30 May 2016 - 10 June 2016 : Mediterannean : Road Scholars
Eurodam : 15 September 2016 - 27 September 2016 : Mediterannean : Road Scholars
Eurodam : 28 October 2016 - 04 November 2016 : Mediterranean : Continuing Education Oral Dermatology & Pathology (26-50 pax)
[COLOR="Red"][B]Eurodam : 04 March 2017 - 11 March 2017 : Caribbean : NW Anesthesia seminar group[/B][/COLOR]
Eurodam: 11 March 2017 - 18 March 2017 : E. Caribbean : Inspiration cruises: Sandi Patty & friends
[COLOR="Red"][B]Eurodam : 17 June 2017 - 24 June 2017 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia seminar group
Eurodam : 12 August 2017 -19 August 2017 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia seminar group[/B][/COLOR]
Eurodam : 19 August 2017 - 26 August 2017 : Alaska : Quilt Seminar at Sea group

Koningsdam : 19 June 2016 - 04 August 2016 : Baltics : knitting group
Koningsdam : 10 July 2016 - 17 July 2016 : Norse legends : Kosher cruise group
Koningsdam : 7 August 2016 - 14 August 2016 : Norse legends : Road Scholars
Koningsdam : 14 August 2016 - 28 August 2016 : Northern Isles : Quilt Seminar at Sea group
Koningsdam : 18 September 2016 - 30 September 2016 : 12 day Iberian Discovery : NW Anesthesia seminar
Koningsdam : 15 January 2017 - 22 January 2017 : Caribbean : Mercy Me Inspiration group
[COLOR="Red"][B]Koningsdam : 22 March 2017 - 02 April 2017 : Southern Caribbean : NW Anesthesia seminar group[/B][/COLOR]
Koningsdam : 25 June 2017 - 03 July 2017 : Viking Sagas : kosher cruise group

Maasdam : 20 June 2016 - 04 July 2016 : 14 day Alaska : Road Scholars
Maasdam : 04 July 2016 - 18 July 2016 : Alaska : square dancers group
Maasdam : 18 July 2016 - 01 August 2016 : 14 day Alaska : Road Scholars
Maasdam : 01 August 2016 - 15 August 2016 : 14 day Alaska : Road Scholars

N. Amsterdam : 25 June 2016 - 02 July 2016 : Alaska : Inspirations group
N. Amsterdam : 23 October 2016 - 30 October 2016 : Caribbean : Storytellers Inspiration group AND Hialeah High School Cruising the 50's again, alumni, family & friends
N. Amsterdam : 06 November 2016 -13 November 2016 : Caribbean : Master Chef sailing
N. Amsterdam : 13 November 2016 - 20 November 2016 : Caribbean : National Review post-election cruise group
N. Amsterdam : 20 November 2016 - 27 November 2016 : Caribbean : the Rebel cruise, political/activist group [url]www.therebelcruise.ca[/url]
N. Amsterdam : 04 December 2016 - 11 December 2016 : Caribbean : The Weekly Standard group ( political-conservative )
N. Amsterdam : 08 February 2017 - 19 February 2017 : 11 day S. Caribbean : Quilt Seminar at Sea group
N. Amsterdam : 19 February 2017 - 26 February 2017 : Caribbean : Fresh Grounded Faith Inspiration group

[COLOR="Red"][B]Noordam : 17 June 2016 - 07 August 2016 : Alaska : OPCE Seminars ( Dental)
Noordam : 10 July 2016 - 17 July 2016 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia group[/B][/COLOR]
Noordam : 25 October 2016 - 09 November 2016 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholars
Noordam : 07 December 2016 - 21 December 2016 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholars
Noordam : 01 February 2017 - 15 February 2017 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholars
Noordam : 14 March 2017 - 26 March 2017 : Australia/NZ : Jazzdagen Tours group *** note about group [url]http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showp...5&postcount=17[/url]
[COLOR="Red"][B]Noordam : 26 March 2017 - 08 April 2017 : Australia/NZ : knitting group
Noordam : 21 May 2017 -28 May 2017 : Alaska : food & wine group[/B][/COLOR]

Oosterdam: 09 December 2016 - 16 December 2016 : W. Caribbean : "the Nation" liberal political magazine group

Prinsendam :19 November 2016 - 18 December 2016 : Amazon Explorer : Road Scholars
Prinsendam : 06 July 2016 - 20 July 2016 : Irish/Scottish explorer : Road Scholars
Prinsendam : 06 October 2016 - 20 October 2016 : Black Sea explorer : Road Scholars

Rotterdam : 04 June 2016 - 11 June 2016 : Norse legends : Road Scholars
Rotterdam : 11 June 2016 - ? : Viking sagas/fjords : Musical cruise - several Dutch musical entertainers performing as a promo for Dutch TA Cruise Travel's 30th anniversary
Rotterdam : 02 July 2016 - 20 July 2016 : Viking Passage TA : knitting group
Rotterdam : 17 September 2016 - 24 September 2016 : Canada/NE : Road Scholars
Rotterdam : 01 October 2016 - 08 October 2016 : Canada/NE : Road Scholars

Veendam : 11 June 2016 - 18 June 2016 : Bermuda : Road Scholars
Veendam : 25 June 2016 - 02 July 2016 : Canada/NE : Inspirations group
Veendam : 08 October 2016 - 21 October 2016: 13 day Atlantic coast : Road Scholars

Volendam : 03 August 2016 - 10 August 2016 : Alaska : Christian fellowship group

Westerdam : 14 May 2016 - 21 May 2016 : Alaska : Quilt Seminar at Sea group
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 04 June 2016 - 11 June 2016 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia group[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 25 June 2016 - 02 July 2016 : Alaska: wine group (Montrose travel. touring and tasting) [U]AND[/U] run cruise group (destination races) [U]AND[/U] quilting group[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 02 July 2016 - 09 July 2016 : Alaska : Pathway to Victory/ Inspirations group [U]AND[/U] Univ. of Washington Orthodontic Alumni Association [/B][/COLOR]
Westerdam : 09 July 2016 - 16 July 2016 : Alaska : Inspirations group
Westerdam : 16 July 2016 - 23 July 2016 : Alaska : In touch Ministries Inspirations group
Westerdam : 30 July 2016 - 06 August 2016 : Alaska : Thrive/Inspirations group
Westerdam : 06 August 2016 - 13 August 2016 : Alaska : Stand to Reason / Inspirations group
Westerdam : 20 August 2016 - 27 August 2016 : Alaska : NW Anesthesia seminar
Westerdam : 18 October 2016 - 29 October 2016 : Pacific Coast : Scientific American Travel - Bright Horizons group
Westerdam : 12 November 2016 - 19 November 2016 : Mexican Riviera : Gospel Music Celebration group
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 03 December 2016 - 10 December 2016 : Mexico : card players group[/B][/COLOR]
Westerdam : 31 December 2016 - 07 January 2017 : Mexican Riviera: Jazzdegan group *** note about group [url]http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showp...5&postcount=17[/url]
[COLOR="Red"][B]Westerdam : 14 February 2017 - 04 March 2017 : Hawaii : knitting group[/B][/COLOR]

Zaandam: 12 June 2016 - 19 June 2016 : Alaska : Road Scholars
Zaandam : 10 July 2016 - 17 July 2016 : Alaska : Road Scholars
Zaandam : 07 August 2016 - 14 August 2016 : Alaska : road Scholars
Zaandam : 04 September 2016 - 11 September 2016 : Alaska : Road Scholars
Zaandam : 10 January 2017 - 31 January 2017 : SA/Antarctica : knitting group

Zuiderdam : 17 May 2016 - 29 May 2016 : Fjords & Highlands : Knitting group
Zuiderdam : 29 May 2016 - 10 June 2017 : Baltics: Road Scholars
Zuiderdam : 10 June 2016 - 22 June 2016 : Baltics : Road Scholars
Zuiderdam : 04 July 2016 - 16 July 2016 : Baltics: Road Scholars
Zuiderdam : 08 August 2016 - 21 August 2016 : Baltics : Road Scholars
[COLOR="Red"][B]Zuiderdam : 21 August 2016 - 07 September 2016 : Viking Passage : card players group[/B][/COLOR]
Zuiderdam : 07 October 2016 - 19 October 2016 : Canada/NE : knitting group AND Christian fellowship group
[B][COLOR="Red"]Zuiderdam : 30 October 2016 - 09 November 2016 : Panama Canal : Vegan Cruise Planners group ( approx 125 registered as of May 2016, only taking max 200; will have their own vegan meals prepared, and also vegan "foodie" demos for their group) [/COLOR][/B]
Zuiderdam : 30 November 2016 - 11 December 2016 : Panama Canal sunfarer: Road Scholars
[COLOR="Red"][B]Zuiderdam : 15 February 2017 - 25 February 2017 : Panama Canal sunfarer : NW Anesthesia group[/B][/COLOR]
Zuiderdam : 09 April 2017 - 19 April 2017 : Panama Canal : Continuing Education, Cardiology issues (26-50 pax)[COLOR="Red"][B]
Zuiderdam : 16 July 2017 - 30 July 2017 : Northern Isles/Iceland : NW Anesthesia seminar group
Zuiderdam : 30 July 2017 - 11 August 2017 : British Isles/Norway : Bright Horizons, Insight Cruises group[/B][/COLOR]
Zuiderdam : 11 August 2017 - 23 August 2017 : Baltic : kosher cruise group

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If anyone has any further information, please post it here and I will update.

Carol[/QUOTE]

Only the Westerdam will be in dry dock during this year and the next? Does anyone know?

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[quote name='Brazilian Guy']Only the Westerdam will be in dry dock during this year and the next? Does anyone know?[/QUOTE]


Westerdam - when it arrives in Italy in April 2017 there is a unscheduled two week period. We [on other threads] have speculated that is their probable DRYDOCK time.

But nothing official yet that I've seen on her or any of the other ships.


Carole Edited by Happily@Sea

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[quote name='Happily@Sea']Westerdam - when it arrives in Italy in April 2017 there is a unscheduled two week period. We [on other threads] have speculated that is their probable DRYDOCK time.

But nothing official yet that I've seen on her or any of the other ships.


Carole[/QUOTE]

Thank you for the reply. Odd that they don't have actual dates for dry docks, since there's so many plans for new things on the ships...

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Dry-dock information is the hardest info to get/verify - so I list the info Copper 10 supplies...... I find with going through all the themed cruises, charters, it is quite the chore already.....

Hopefully Copper 10 will have more to report on dry-docks!

Carol Edited by CJcruzer

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[quote name='CJcruzer']Dry-dock information is the hardest info to get/verify - so I list the info Copper 10 supplies...... I find with going through all the themed cruises, charters, it is quite the chore already.....

Hopefully Copper 10 will have more to report on dry-docks!

Carol[/QUOTE]

Thank you so very much for your dedication in keeping this link up-to-date! A thought or a wish --- With all of the significant HAL changes during Dry Docks these days, it would be great to see a thread or a category that lists Dry Dock dates (past and future) and describes the renovation (i.e.: decor facelift vs major rebuild with new public spaces, floor additions, etc). Right now, I never know which ship has or has not become a "new ship" without review all the floorpans! Meanwhile - keep sharing - it is great!

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Fantastic compilation. Thank you!
A question. Do the people who are booked with a group have wristbands/ID on room card/other to identify them at the door for private concerts, etc.?

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[quote name='boze9999']it would be great to see a thread or a category that lists Dry Dock dates (past and future) and describes the renovation (i.e.: decor facelift vs major rebuild with new public spaces, floor additions, etc). Right now, I never know which ship has or has not become a "new ship" without reviewing all the floorplans! [/QUOTE]
[COLOR="Black"]This sounds like a great plan that would be of benefit to all of us. I hope someone will volunteer to do it![/COLOR] Edited by JimAOk1945

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[quote name='boze9999']Thank you so very much for your dedication in keeping this link up-to-date! A thought or a wish --- With all of the significant HAL changes during Dry Docks these days, it would be great to see a thread or a category that lists Dry Dock dates (past and future) and describes the renovation (i.e.: decor facelift vs major rebuild with new public spaces, floor additions, etc). Right now, I never know which ship has or has not become a "new ship" without review all the floorpans! Meanwhile - keep sharing - it is great![/QUOTE]

It's interesting: Carnival maintains that kind of information on all their ships and makes it available on the internet (their "fact sheets") so yes I agree with you in that the other Carnival Corp. brands should do the same and facilitate the kind of thread/category you suggest. It's not as if it's trade secret information (the past refurbs at least and any future upgrades that have been publicly announced) so why not make it readily available to their customers? Edited by joepeka

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Thank you so much for doing this....wherever do you get your info?! Just see we are being accompanied by the above group, should be rather interesting for we Canadians so soon after the USA elections! I looked it up and could not find out how many people,will be in this group. There are 11listed presenters, so I think there must be a fair number of attendees.
Wonder if anyone knows.? It would be very helpful information. I note some medical groups are listed as 26-50 people.....a very different cruise from 750 people all identifying themselves as members of a group. We have sailed with many smaller groups who did not cause ant disruption of anybodies day...just hope this may be the same. Will be informative if nothing else! PS...we NEVER start any political discussion while cruising!

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This will be our 1st HAL cruise & am interested to find out how the Rhodes Scholar group may impact on the cruise. How can I find out how many will be on board & what they have planned that may impact on our time on the cruise? Thanks

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usually a group of perhaps 20-30 persons of retirement age or close to it, who are still very active and want to learn lots too. Mainly the group does not affect you in any way onboard...may have a corner of a lounge for cocktails or a meeting/ lecture in a meeting room. Usually eat dinner at a set time together...make delightful table mates at breakfast or lunch with we regular cruisers. Well travelled and very aware they represent their group...mainly they do pre booked highly individualized tours with local drivers, and local experts in whatever it is they want to learn about today, wherever they are.
No fears for you are needed!

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[quote name='muffin']usually a group of perhaps 20-30 persons of retirement age or close to it, who are still very active and want to learn lots too. Mainly the group does not affect you in any way onboard...may have a corner of a lounge for cocktails or a meeting/ lecture in a meeting room. Usually eat dinner at a set time together...make delightful table mates at breakfast or lunch with we regular cruisers. Well travelled and very aware they represent their group...mainly they do pre booked highly individualized tours with local drivers, and local experts in whatever it is they want to learn about today, wherever they are.
No fears for you are needed![/QUOTE]

How cute are you.....Ha ha

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[quote name='gr8life']How cute are you.....Ha ha[/QUOTE]

Any group on the October 19, 2016 - HAL Zuiderdam - Southern Caribbean - Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise?

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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Navy"]2017 drydocks:

WEDM 14-26 APR 2017 Palermo, Sicily
ZUDM 23 OCT - 04 NOV 2017 Freeport, Bahamas
RTDM 26 OCT-03 NOV 2017 Freeport, Bahamas
NADM 05-18 NOV 2017 Freeport, Bahamas

Always subject to change of course ;)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

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[quote name='Copper10-8'][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Navy"]2017 drydocks:

WEDM 14-26 APR 2017 Palermo, Sicily
ZUDM 23 OCT - 04 NOV 2017 Freeport, Bahamas
RTDM 26 OCT-03 NOV 2017 Freeport, Bahamas
NADM 05-18 NOV 2017 Freeport, Bahamas

Always subject to change of course ;)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/QUOTE]

Many thanks - much appreciated!

Carol

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[quote name='Copper10-8'][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Navy"]2017 drydocks:

WEDM 14-26 APR 2017 Palermo, Sicily
ZUDM 23 OCT - 04 NOV 2017 Freeport, Bahamas
RTDM 26 OCT-03 NOV 2017 Freeport, Bahamas
NADM 05-18 NOV 2017 Freeport, Bahamas

Always subject to change of course ;)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/QUOTE]

Hmm... wonder what Zuiderdam is going to be doing from Nov. 5th until it's next scheduled sailing on Dec. 17th when it starts up the Sunfarer Canal itins? :confused:

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Thanks for the useful info.

I had just about decided to book the above-mentioned cruise when I read this thread and saw that a group was booked in it.

Do you have any idea how large the group is or how I could find out that info? They are probably a pretty innocuous group of people, but I'd still like to know if it's 50 people or 500.

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Have not scrolled through to see if this was already discussed, but this certainly sounds like an interesting charter:

[B]Maasdam : 15 August 2016 - : Prairie Home Companion charter[/B]

Hope we get a report back on this one. Where all the wives are beautiful, the children are all above average ..... and PowderMilk Biscuits are served every day?

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Group on the Nieuw Amsterdam, February 26-March 5, 2017.
Gospel Music Celebration.
[url]http://www.imcconcerts.com/event.php?id=125[/url]

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