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This is really fun to read. Thanks.

 

I agree with those who yearn for a book trading shelf. To make book trading fun, check out bookcrossing.com

 

On our recent cruise on the Oosterdam there were bookshelves in the Crow's Nest that people were using to trade books and magazines. The magazines I left were scooped up right away.

 

Daniel Madeira taxis is the bomb. Love them.

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Here are a few pictures from throughout the ship of areas where one can read.  Many are on Deck 2, where during the day, the music venues are quiet.  The aft deck is pretty nice and sheltered.  The Crow's Nest has a lot of seating and can be pretty busy.  The two Lido pool areas have seats, Lounge recliners, and sofas with perhaps a bit more noise.

 

358B89DC-3C33-4317-8DB4-D50F664B86C4.thumb.jpeg.556c14dedf15dc67d5bd61e7f92507c7.jpegDeck 2 just outside the Main Dining Room

 

D8CD38C7-EBA4-4D40-8A03-0C71E94BB5F1.thumb.jpeg.dacf73ea8f701a2a99987dad331aff4d.jpegOcean Bar, Deck 2 (2 areas)

 

435F6337-A12F-4711-8CAF-975800CC2D58.thumb.jpeg.612447fedd169271f3441b02d2519474.jpegRolling Stone Rock Room

 

40298932-7A47-49B0-9B3C-AC3BD5C29B96.thumb.jpeg.16898c90f9a8c5e2c80718e0d419a8f4.jpegDueling Pianos area

 

D704CE08-3502-4AA6-BB06-151BA28811E3.thumb.jpeg.3f912542a1ba11754078d2c15623a957.jpegAbove BBKing nightclub

 

F5314A6C-BA9F-4262-9AF2-8712342DFB42.thumb.jpeg.025eb05aba0acfb18bda31d1fadd1832.jpegDutch Cafe

 

9D07ED1A-2ADB-4F61-8582-A5FB29ED003E.thumb.jpeg.81867eaaa5cce5503c75ca2cb55e78be.jpegAft deck starboard side (also on the port side)

 

3FA99A96-9A8D-4314-B57F-B89BD7DA4002.thumb.jpeg.0211896f9edbe34c9d6d3b5806c2dc17.jpeglido pool area

 

0648BC3C-19CF-4EA1-A6C2-8C1264EFC0B0.thumb.jpeg.a6cbaaf79c93e971349338e8427cc78a.jpegCrows Nest starboard side.  Matching  space on the port side

 

AE73F55B-950D-4610-BD72-5FA1ADC370B7.thumb.jpeg.d5b9272ed947123508a619c044799bdc.jpegLido Lounger

 

All in all, quiet seating can be found throughout the ship.

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On 12/8/2018 at 11:38 AM, cruisingnewtoit said:

I wish the pool was bigger 

It used to be bigger but people were walking off the ships with parts of the pools...about 2.5 million worth...

so it had to be smaller.  🙂 

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Today we had the Mariners reception and luncheon and there were at least 500 in attendance.  Be sure to read tonight's blog for what might be the most embarrassing moment in a Cruise Director's life.

 

9A7DE060-6123-4254-A1B7-0DD04D479E35.thumb.jpeg.f814d205665d8f11a016268c9ca68bb4.jpegMain Dining Room

 

26D2EFA8-BF01-4557-9A91-8E6B65DC0EC4.thumb.jpeg.7d196c6a63d1c28fb6ad82dbd7e59b3c.jpegMaster of the Vessel Sybe de Boer and the CD, Ross, in the background28F19CA5-34C4-41D3-B72B-013F6F84CAC7.thumb.jpeg.e12d1f437f47f1969db92f7548bffd63.jpegSeafood salad91B6A254-B594-4403-82A9-677A4089F5EF.thumb.jpeg.1357c35efd9a71281acf03a1ae558f46.jpegmain dish - Fish & Shrimp and Plantain

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At the Orange party with my new 'stache.2A872469-5206-45DF-81F8-241DBE2E800B.thumb.jpeg.0c5ffff66de1fa587cefc8e6baa087df.jpegThe Orange MeF328293E-779B-46F3-A5FC-D97B4E00D3D8.thumb.jpeg.5b6332f9d6696a0ffb592a0756bcab86.jpegMr. & Mrs. BtimmerBEE99707-BCAB-409B-A9F9-24E2052E839C.thumb.jpeg.8e32551dee41724762c8e82d3ce058d6.jpegDance activity at BBKing

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Thanks so much for taking the time to do this blog.  I am getting conflicting info about smoking in the casino.  Hopefully it is not allowed,  can you help with this information?  Thanks😎

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Unfortunately, it's definitely allowed.  If one leaves the World Stage towards the aft on Deck 3, you must run the gauntlet through the smoke of the casino.

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12 hours ago, Btimmer said:

Here are links to the Cabin Crawls. Each is about a minute in length.  Click on each to view them.

 

Thank you kindly for uploading these and sharing them with us.

 

Very informative 🙂 

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17 hours ago, Btimmer said:

Here are links to the Cabin Crawls. Each is about a minute in length.

Many thanks, particularly for the video of 5124. We will have one of these large balconies in June and this gave us a great sense of what it will be like.

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We ate in Sel de Mer tonight. It was very good!  Warning:  food pron ahead!

 

4B266D4C-C5FC-4809-A24F-56ED2D99E272.thumb.jpeg.65e2e6d5aa4e87ef92f86ed7a0601255.jpegPlate design40DA280D-1890-4E72-A3A2-CFB7D92B4929.thumb.jpeg.1ec65673056feeb238223de340f381a2.jpegAppetizer97A63877-480E-43A2-86C9-E25A9F68BF9D.thumb.jpeg.220e3d3732292d02aa8f4f228b94081f.jpeg3 seafoods salad in a tower

 

6C9CEEC9-3BF4-419F-9456-B8AB5756D098.thumb.jpeg.e00434586307d7e3f747d3d1e8f3836a.jpegready to eatB3BDA01D-456A-4D7A-AA6F-A3B708528BDE.thumb.jpeg.b8638b911e8fc11467ad5a681a20316f.jpegCalamari appetizer 

 

9655E287-CD13-4BA9-A227-BF035721B6A4.thumb.jpeg.ab4860bacdb1cc1e88d2d913992c65bd.jpegGrilled Seafood with Boullabais soup in background

 

B6F317F7-5E2B-49C2-9FE0-433BE0D50C36.thumb.jpeg.f7f39619f01bb68810c915f573408715.jpegReady to eat02466592-1298-49AB-9547-626786817804.thumb.jpeg.391a48428cb5d0d572a5cd1f86ac292c.jpegSmiling faces

 

85D847B4-3A36-497A-A547-08F80E0C3B6A.thumb.jpeg.cf0f9aaa7bcfd8ff6d73cbb6890d73e1.jpegMore dessert 

 

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Just now, Krazy Kruizers said:

Beautiful.

 

Unique that HAL has the European spelling of "premere" on it.

More interesting to me is the lower wording is out of alignment with Holland America at the top.

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26 minutes ago, Btimmer said:

More interesting to me is the lower wording is out of alignment with Holland America at the top.

 

Maybe due to the way the picture was taken?  I can't tell for certain.

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Just now, Krazy Kruizers said:

 

Maybe due to the way the picture was taken?  I can't tell for certain.

It's not the way the picture was taken.  It is crooked.

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