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Lots for the sail-away addicts to watch today!

 

Nieuw Statendam will be at pier 26 (port to) from 0530-1700.  She will be doing her last 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise before leaving for Europe next week.

 

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos (16 Apr 0800-1500); San Juan, Puerto Rico (17 Apr 1300-2300); St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (18 Apr 0800-1700); Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (20 Apr 0800-1500); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (21 Apr a0700)

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Veendam will be at pier 19 (starboard to) from 0430-1700.  She is heading across the pond on a 14-day Passage to Rome repositioning cruise.

 

Ponta Delgada, Azores (22 Apr 0800-1700); Malaga, Spain (25 Apr 0700-1700); Cartagena, Spain (26 Apr 0700-1300); Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (28 Apr a0700)

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Also in port are Celebrity Silhouette at pier 29 from 0445-1630, Regal Princess at pier 2 from 0500-1600, Harmony OTS at pier 18 from 0515-1630 , and Celebrity Edge at pier 25 from 0600-1600.

 

The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/.

 

Rotterdam will be leaving Tampa for the last time as she, too, heads to Europe.  She will be in port from 0700-1700.  She is doing a 15-day Azores and Normandy Expedition cruise.

Kings Wharf, Bermuda (18 Apr 0800-1700); Ponta Delgada, Azores (23 Apr 0800-1700); Brest, France (26 Apr 0800-1700); Cherbourg, France (27 Apr 0700-1700); Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium (28 Apr 0800-1800); Rotterdam (Amsterdam), Holland (29 Apr a0700)

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Also in port is Carnival Miracle.

 

The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.porttampawebcam.com/.

 

Nieuw Amsterdam is in San Diego heading out on a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise.http://sundiegolive.com/

 

Next up: Volendam on April 18.

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Veendam has left Freeport and is on her way back to Ft. Lauderdale with a 4:30 pilot time.

 

Roy

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Another day of ships leaving Florida. Hopefully, since there are no more [at this time] scheduled out of Tampa for HAL - maybe we'll actually get to see Rotterdam leave the pier. Or not - I won't be holding my breath.

 

Maybe Ugly will leave on time and we can enjoy looking at both Dam ships.

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Thank you for the reminder, plan to be here for sail away.

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Hi sailaway addicts. I'm on board Westerdam in Yokohama where we start our adventure in about 4 hours. In port with us is the Asuka II, the former Crystal Harmony (?) and Azumara Quest is nearby.

Can someone identify this old ship for me:

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Osaka II docked next to us here in Yokohama. Crystal cruisers may recognize her as a former ship. Built for Crystal, was this the first ship built for the Japanese owned line? 

Wishing our friends and others leaving today from our beloved home port of Tampa on the Rotterdam a wonderful trip as well as those from Ft Lauderdale. We could use some of their sun and heat here as it is very overcast and low 60's.

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3 hours ago, St Pete Cruiser said:

Hi sailaway addicts. I'm on board Westerdam in Yokohama where we start our adventure in about 4 hours. In port with us is the Asuka II, the former Crystal Harmony (?) and Azumara Quest is nearby.

Can someone identify this old ship for me:imageproxy.php?img=&key=b5ec9cff05c76377

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Give me a big of time to get myself together but I do know of that ship.

 

Roy

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Veemdam docked early, Nieuw Statendam arriving"

 

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Roy

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I just caught the Nieuw Statendam as she is backing into her pier.

 

Missed Veendam as she was scheduled to arrive at 4:30 -- too early for me.

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St. Pete Cruiser, here's an excerpt from my visit to Yokohama on the Amsterdam:

 

On 10/15/2017 at 8:37 AM, rafinmd said:

Day A14, Sunday, October 15, 2017, Yokohama

 

Crystal has always been my first love in cruising and one site on the map immediately caught my attention. For most of it’s life Crystal has been a subsidiary of Japanese shipping company NYK and the NYK Maritime Museum was beckoning me.

 

In the first half of the 20th century NYK, like Holland America, offered a full range of ocean services with large fleets of both freighters and ocean liners. As air travel flourished NYK abandoned the passenger business in 1960 and was out of it for 30 years before establishing Crystal Cruises for the North American Market and Asuka for the Japanese market in 1991.  The original Asuka became Phoenix Reisen's Amadea in 2006 when the Harmony was transferred back to NYK as Asuka 2.

 

 NYK still operates Asuka 2, the former Crystal Harmony while Crystal ownership was transferred to another company in 2015.

 

 A display case in the terminal caught my attention and among the mementos displayed was one from the Amsterdam noting a call in Yokohama on the 2010 World Cruise.

 

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 It was the NYK Hikawamaru, an ocean liner now preserved as a museum ship. If I had known what it was earlier, I could have toured it as an add-on to my visit to the NYK museum.

 

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I sailed the Harmony from Beijing to San Francisco in 2004

 

Roy

 

BTW, can you get the webcams on the Amsterdam.  When I was on the Prinsendam the ship had an ad blocker so the webcams didn't work for me.

 

Roy

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Thanks Roy. I thought you would know! 

My internet is slow, so webcams are taking too long, but not blocked.

I may check out the museum and ship in 14 days when we return to Yokohama. 

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Posted (edited)
37 minutes ago, St Pete Cruiser said:

On second thought, maybe it is blocked. I am getting a blank screen. 

 

On both Oostie and Rotterdam, with my premium, I was able to access the page - but there was no streaming. just a static picture/or one with the buffering dots.

Edited by Happily@Sea

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Posted (edited)

We’ll be waving from the Nieuw Statendam - cabin 6146!!!

 

Have a great week everyone!

Edited by ASIWISH

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3 hours ago, ASIWISH said:

We’ll be waving from the Nieuw Statendam - cabin 6146!!!

What colors are we looking for?  Flags?

Hope we see you...

 

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12 hours ago, St Pete Cruiser said:

Hi sailaway addicts. I'm on board Westerdam in Yokohama where we start our adventure in about 4 hours. In port with us is the Asuka II, the former Crystal Harmony (?) and Azumara Quest is nearby.

Can someone identify this old ship for me:imageproxy.php?img=&key=b5ec9cff05c76377

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That's the motor ship Hikawa Maru, built in 1929 at the Yokohama Dock Company for the Japanese NYK Line. She was refitted as an ocean liner in 1953 for service on NYK's Yokohama-Seattle run and decommissioned in 1960. She is now permanently berthed as a museum ship at Yamashita Park, Yokohama 

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Interesting sail-away waves coming up, including the Staff Captain on the NS:

 

VEENDAM | 17:00 (Quebec Flag-Andre | Webcam Wave-Romelle)
NIEUW STATENDAM | 17:00 (Navigation Bridge Wave-Staff Captain Kevin | Banner-Bruce | Canadian Flag-Graham & Darleen)

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Checking in on a dreary, drizzly, cool Memphis afternoon.

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And I’ll reply, too!  My mother and I sailed on a sister ship , the Teia Maru in 1943 when we were in a prisoner of war exchange from Shanghai to Goa, India. I have a postcard of another sister ship which looks similar.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:

Interesting sail-away waves coming up, including the Staff Captain on the NS:

 

VEENDAM | 17:00 (Quebec Flag-Andre | Webcam Wave-Romelle)
NIEUW STATENDAM | 17:00 (Navigation Bridge Wave-Staff Captain Kevin | Banner-Bruce | Canadian Flag-Graham & Darleen)

 

Kevin Beirnaert, Nieuw S' Belgian staff captain, interesting!

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Veendam now scheduled for 16:30.  Edge scheduled to depart at 16:00, giving us views of NS.

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