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May 2019 Update: HAL Dry Docks, Charters and Groups Onboard

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Here is the latest update of the Dry Dock, Charter and Groups file.  

The file consists of information gathered from the internet or information kindly posted on these threads by other cruisers and should not be considered a complete indicator of group activity.

If you have information about groups charters or dry docks then please post here and I will update in the next file.

New information is shown in Red

 

DRY DOCKS

Noordam : 29 September 2019 – 13 October 2019 : Dry Dock, Victoria Shipyards, B.C.

Volendam : 18 – 31 October 2019, Drydock, Freeport, Bahamas.

Zuiderdam : 01 – 09 December 2019, Drydock, Freeport, Bahamas.

 


 

LAST COMPLETED DRY DOCK

Amsterdam

 

28 April 2018 – 10 May 2018

Eurodam

 

08 April 2018 - 17 April 2018

Koningsdam

 

02 December 2018 - 09 December 2018

Maasdam

 

31 August 2018 - 08 September 2018

Nieuw Amsterdam

 

07 December 2017 - 19 December 2017

Noordam

 

10 April 2015 - 19 April 2015

Oosterdam

 

21 March 2018 - 02 April 2018

Prinsendam

 

07 December 2018 – 15 December 2018

Rotterdam

 

26 October 2017 - 03 November 2017

Veendam

 

06 April 2019 – 14 April 2019   (28 March 2016 - 08 April 2016)

Volendam

 

24 November 2017 - 05 December 2017

Westerdam

 

14 April 2017 - 26 April 2017

Zaandam

 

02 April 2018 - 13 April 2018

Zuiderdam

 

23 October 2017 – 04 November 2017

 

 

 

 


 CHARTERS  (i.e. full ship charters)

 

Amsterdam:

01 July 2019 – 08 July 2019 : Alaska : Olivia Charter

 

Eurodam:

20 July 2019 – 27 July 2019 : Gaither Homecoming Charter

26 October 2019 – 02 November 2019 : Mexican Riviera : Legendary R & B Cruise

09 November 2019 – 16 November 2019 : Mexican Riviera : Gospel Music Celebration

 

Nieuw Amsterdam:

18 January 2020 – 25 January 2020 : Caribbean : Soul Train Cruise

25 January 2020 – 01 February 2020: Caribbean : Country Music Cruise

07 March 2020 – 14 March 2020 : Caribbean : JoCo Cruise

 

Nieuw Statendam:

19 January 2020 – 26 January 2020 : LRBC Blues Cruise

09 February 2020 – 16 February 2020 : RSVP Charter

22 March 2020 – 29 March 2020 : Inspiration Cruises Charter

 

Noordam:

12 March 2020 – 19 March 2020 :   New Zealand    :  ???

 

Oosterdam:

22 February 2020 – 29 February 2020 : Mexican Riviera : All Star Irish Cruise

 

Veendam:

22 January 2020 – 29 January 2020 : Cuba : Olivia Charter

 

Volendam:

23 April 2020 – 29 April 2020 : Pacific Coastal : Olivia Charter

 

Westerdam:
12 May 2019 – 19 May 2019 : Alaska :  All Star Irish Music cruise

04 January 2020 – 16 January 2020 : Singapore :  Charter? Dry Dock?

 


GROUPS ONBOARD

 

Amsterdam:

03 June 2019 – 17 June 2019 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group

08 July 2019 – 15 July 2019 : Alaska : Chiropractor Group

15 July 2019 – 29 July 2019 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group

29 July 2019 – 12 August 2019 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group

12 August 2019 – 26 August 2019 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group

04 January 2020 – 12 May 2020 : World Cruise 2020 : Road Scholar Group

 

Eurodam:

11 May 2019 – 18 May 2019 : Alaska : Continuing Education group

15 June 2019 – 22 June 2019 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group + Sporthorse Group

22 June 2019 – 29 June 2019 : Alaska : Inspiration Cruises Group

29 June 2019 – 06 July 2019 : Alaska : Christian Cruise Conference

13 July 2019 – 20 July 2019 : Alaska : Turning Point Ministries 17 August 2019 – 24 August 2019 : Alaska : Quilting Seminar Group

24 August 2019 – 31 August 2019 : Alaska : 5 Love Languages (large group?) Inspiration Cruises

09 November 2019 – 16 November 2019 : Mexican Riviera : Gospel Music Celebration

01 December 2019 – 11 December 2019 : Panama Canal : Road Scholar Group

26 January 2020 – 05 February 2020 : Panama Canal : Road Scholar Group

05 February 2020 – 16 February 2020 : Panama canal : Road Scholar Group

01 March 2020 – 18 March 2020 : Circle Hawaii : Road Scholar Group

18 March 2020 – 05 April 2020 : Circle Hawaii : Road Scholar Group

15 April 2020 – 02 May 2020 : Hawaii : Quilting Retreat Group

06 June 2020 – 13 June 2020 : Alaska : Quilting Group

15 August 2020 – 22 August 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

22 August 2020 – 29 August 2020 : Alaska : Quilt Seminar at Sea Group

 

Koningsdam:

12 June 2019 – 24 June 2019 : Mediterranean Rivieras : Quilting Group

13 September 2019 – 24 September 2019 : Ancient Empires : Political (Conservative MRC) Group

06 October 2019 – 18 October 2019 : Med Ancient Empires : Footsteps of Paul/Inspiration Group

04 March 2020 – 15 March 2020 : S. Caribbean : Quilting Group

11 July 2020 – 18 July 2020 : Alaska : Pathway to Victory/Inspiration Group

 

Maasdam:

 

Nieuw Amsterdam

15 June 2019 – 22 June 2019 : Alaska : Turning Point Ministries : Knitting Group

09 November 2019 – 16 November 2019 : Caribbean : Faith & Family Cruise

11 January 2020 – 18 January 2020 : Caribbean : Mercy Me at sea

08 February 2020 – 15 February 2020 : Caribbean : Gospel Music Celebration

22 February 2020 – 29 February 2020 : Caribbean : Pastor’s Wives/Inspiration Group

29 February 2020 – 06 March 2020 : Caribbean : Phillips, Craig & Dean/Inspiration Group

14 March 2020 – 21 March 2020 : Caribbean : Quilt Retreat Group

16 January 2021 – 23 January 2021 : Eastern Caribbean : Katinas & Kuzins/Inspiration Group

 

Nieuw Statendam:

12 May 2019 – 26 May 2019: Baltic : Knitting Group

02 June 2019 – 09 June 2019 : Norway : Road Scholar Group

30 June 2019 – 07 July 2019 : Norway : Road Scholar Group

07 July 2019 – 21 July 2019 : Norway : Knitting Group

28 July 2019 – 04 August 2019 : Norway : Road Scholar Group

27 September 2019 – 07 October 2019 : Med Mosaic : Road Scholar Group

07 October 2019 – 17 October 2019 : Med Dream : Road Scholar Group

17 October 2019 – 27 October 2019 : Med Mosaic : Continuing Education Group/Road Scholar Group

01 December 2019 – 08 December 2019 : E. Caribbean : Continuing Education Group

08 December 2019 – 15 December 2019 : W. Caribbean : The Nation Group

29 December 2019 – 05 January 2020 : E. Caribbean : Turning Point/Inspiration Group

19 July 2020 – 26 July 2020 : Norse Legends : Continuing Education Group

 

 

Noordam:

09 June 2019 – 16 June 2019 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group

07 July 2019 – 14 July 2019 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group

08 September 2019 – 15 September 2019 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group

09 November 2019 – 23 November 2019 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholar Group

18 January 2020 – 01 February 2020 : N. Z. Discovery : Quilting Group

26 February 2020 – 12 March 2020 : Aus/NZ : Knitting Group

 

Oosterdam:

19 May 2019 – 26 May 2019 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group.

23 June 2019 – 30 June 2019 : Alaska : CruGlobal Christian Cruise Conference

07 July 2019 – 14 July 2019 : Alaska : Family Research Council Group

21 July 2019 – 28 July 2019 : Alaska : Way-FM Christian Cruise

01 September 2019 – 08 September 2019 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

08 September 2019 – 15 September 2019 : Alaska : Bridge Group

06 November 2019 – 23 November 2019 : Circle Hawaii : Road Scholar Group

30 November 2019 – 07 December 2019 : Mexican Riviera : Continuing Education Group

14 December 2019 – 21 December 2019 : Mexican Riviera : Quilting Retreat Group

11 January 2020 – 18 January 2020 : Mexican Riviera : Continuing Education Group

29 February 2020 – 07 March 2020 : Mexican Riviera : Bridge Group

14 March 2020 – 21 March 2020 : Mexican Riviera : Continuing Education Group

02 May 2020 – 09 May 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

26 July 2020 – 02 August 2020 : Alaska: Quilting Group

 

Rotterdam:

07 January 2020 – 23 January 2020 : Panama Canal : Road Scholar Group

08 February 2020 – 24 February 2020 : Panama Canal : Road Scholar Group

11 March 2020 – 27 March 2020 : Panama Canal : Road Scholar Group

 

Westerdam:

09 June 2019 – 16 June 2019 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group

07 July 2019 – 14 July 2019 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group

 

Veendam:

28 September 2019 – 05 October 2019 : Canada & N. England : Continuing Education Group

23 October 2019 – 30 October 2019 : Authentic Cuba : Road Scholar Group

30 October 2019 – 06 November 2019 : Authentic Cuba : Road Scholar Group

06 November 2019 – 13 November 2019 : Authentic Cuba : Road Scholar Group

11 December 2019 – 18 December 2019 : Authentic Cuba : Road Scholar Group

15 January 2020 – 22 January 2020 : Authentic Cuba : Road Scholar Group/Phil Coulter Tranquility Cruise (possible charter)

29 January 2020 – 05 February 2020 : Authentic Cuba : Continuing Education Group

19 February 2020 – 26 February 2020 : Authentic Cuba : Road Scholar Group

18 March 2020 – 25 March 2020 : Authentic Cuba : Road Scholar Group

08 April 2020 – 15 April 2020 : Authentic Cuba : Road Scholar Group

 

 

Volendam:

04 September 2019 – 11 September 2019 : Alaska : Mark Steyn Conservative Group

 

Zaandam:

04 May 2019 – 11 May 2019 : Maritimes & N. England : Road Scholar Group

24 August 2019 – 31 August 2019 : Canada & N. England : National Review Group

07 September 2019 – 14 September 2019 : Maritimes & N. England : Road Scholar Group

21 September 2019 – 28 September 2019 : Maritimes & N. England : Road Scholar Group

28 September 2019 – 05 October 2019 : Maritimes & N. England : Joshua Fund (Religious) Group

31 January 2020 – 22 February 2020 : S. America & Antarctica : Knitting Group

 

Zuiderdam:

07 May 2019 – 17 May 2019 : Baltic : Road Scholar Group

17 May 2019 – 31 May 2019 : Northern Isles : Quilt Seminar Group

15 September 2019 – 27 September 2019 : Colors of Canada & NE. : Knitting Group

10 November 2019 – 20 November 2019 : Panama Canal : Quilting Seminar Group

26 February 2020 – 08 March 2020 : Panama Canal : Road Scholar Group

08 March 2020 – 18 March 2020 : Panama Canal : Road Scholar Group/Continuing Education Group

20 June 2020 – 02 July 2020 : European Splendour : Quilt Seminar at Sea

 


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

Thanks!

 

 

E & O.E.

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Thanks so much for this posting - helps when looking at cruises to book and which to avoid.

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Thanks....looking at a future cruise.....this helps so much....!!!

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The HAL "Ships-at-a Glance" chart shows the Rotterdam will be losing the "Mix" bar area and the traditional piano bar, and getting Billboard Onboard in a dry dock on Dec 6, 2019.   The great piano bar entertainer, Barry from Boston also confirms this, and explains this is why he will never perform on the Rotterdam again, after December.   

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18 minutes ago, TAD2005 said:

The HAL "Ships-at-a Glance" chart shows the Rotterdam will be losing the "Mix" bar area and the traditional piano bar, and getting Billboard Onboard in a dry dock on Dec 6, 2019.   The great piano bar entertainer, Barry from Boston also confirms this, and explains this is why he will never perform on the Rotterdam again, after December.   

 

thanks for the bad news. <sigh>. I really enjoyed the regular piano bar.  Oh well. 😞 

Thanks Max for the updated listing - Much appreciated 🙂 

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I agree.   The general thought used to be that the smaller "R" and "S" class ships had no room to install Billboard Onboard.   But the HAL bean counters are placing quantity ($$$$ in drink sales, and a lucrative marketing agreement) over quality.

Billboard Onboard will be installed on the Amsterdam on May 26, 2020, 

On the Noordam on Oct 13, 2019, 

On the Rotterdam on Dec 6, 2019,

On the Volendam on Nov 1, 2019,

And on the Zaandam on April 21, 2020.

This is a major construction project, so it has to be done in drydock.

The only ships that are escaping that disaster are the Maasdam and Veendam, so far.   Prinsendam doesn't have it, but it was sold.

All of the dates above are from the HAL website PDF "Ships-at-a-Glance".

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On 5/3/2019 at 3:58 AM, VMax1700 said:

CHARTERS  (i.e. full ship charters)

Eurodam:

 

09 November 2019 – 16 November 2019 : Mexican Riviera : Gospel Music Celebration

Is this a group rather than a charter? HAL is selling this cruise on their website (although there could be a number of reasons why). 

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Anyone know where the Rotterdam is the week before May 22 2020 ? I can't seem to find it; is it my blind spot?

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24 minutes ago, saltshell said:

Anyone know where the Rotterdam is the week before May 22 2020 ? I can't seem to find it; is it my blind spot?

 

In cruise timetables it is listed as 7 day Rotterdam to Norway and return - FromMay 16 - May 23, 2020. 'Norse Legends'

 

 

Edited by Happily@Sea

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My bad Happily, I meant the week prior to April 22nd 2020. My brain must be scrambled! Do you know where the Rotterdam is that week. I embark April 22, but can't figure out where she is before that. I think she's transatlantic arriving Rotterdam on April 12th.

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2 minutes ago, saltshell said:

My bad Happily, I meant the week prior to April 22nd 2020. My brain must be scrambled! Do you know where the Rotterdam is that week. I embark April 22, but can't figure out where she is before that. I think she's transatlantic arriving Rotterdam on April 12th.

Apr 12-22, 2020 is missing from timetables. If she wasn't already in Rotterdam [having left FLL on Mar 27] I'd say drydock - but that doesn't seem likely. I have no idea.

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OK, so it's not just me. I'm stumped. Maybe my pcc will know; I'll phone Monday. Thanks for the help Happily.

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Thanks for posting this information.  

I am curious as to where the Koningsdam will be Sept 26 - Oct 3, 2020.  There is nothing listed with HAL and she is supposedly not in a scheduled dry dock.  This is probably either a charter or some kind of training cruise, if they even still do that.  

She is in Vancouver on Sept 26th and magically appears in San Diego on Oct 3rd .. 2020!  On cruisemapper, she has an arrival time in Vancouver but no departure time listed on Sept  26th.  And then, in San Diego, she has a departure time listed but no arrival time on Oct 3rd.  Very strange!  I also looked at all the port schedules along the Pacific coast and no Koningsdam shown in Astoria, Seattle, San Francisco or Santa Barbara.  Someone thought it might be a charter for the Legendary Rhythm and Blues group, and it still may be, but they are announcing their next full charter schedule for 'October 2020' at the end of this month.  I would think if the cruise was scheduled for Sept 26th, they would call it their Sept 2020 charter.  I suppose I should just be patient and wait until there is further info posted.  

Any other info anyone has would be most appreciated.  I will be following this thread in case someone knows about what is happening out there for Sept 2020.  

 

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I am currently working on the June update, but have run into 2 problems.........

1. my laptop crashed during the week, so I had to reload a clean copy of Windows and have lost all my links, and .....

2. I have just had a pizza and bottle of chianti (not pate and chianti, Hannibal!) so concentration is a little 'disordinato', so maybe next week I will get the June update posted.

until then keep posting what YOU know!

Thanks everyone!

 

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It's always a relief to look at the list and not see a group on your particular sailing!

 

Smooth Sailing!  🙂🙂🙂

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52 minutes ago, VMax1700 said:

I am currently working on the June update, but have run into 2 problems.........

1. my laptop crashed during the week, so I had to reload a clean copy of Windows and have lost all my links, and .....

2. I have just had a pizza and bottle of chianti (not pate and chianti, Hannibal!) so concentration is a little 'disordinato', so maybe next week I will get the June update posted.

until then keep posting what YOU know!

Thanks everyone!

 

WIne and Pizza...... ughhhh,   it's supposed to be pizza and a few pints !!!

Thanks for al you do with the drydocks, charters and groups on board.

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20 hours ago, saltshell said:

My bad Happily, I meant the week prior to April 22nd 2020. My brain must be scrambled! Do you know where the Rotterdam is that week. I embark April 22, but can't figure out where she is before that. I think she's transatlantic arriving Rotterdam on April 12th.

I am wondering if this is the dry dock to fit out Billboard on Board.  @TAD2005 points out that the HAL website says that Billboard on Board is due for the cruise commencing December 6th, 2019, but it is still possible to book the cruise before December 6th.

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20 minutes ago, VMax1700 said:

I am wondering if this is the dry dock to fit out Billboard on Board.  @TAD2005 points out that the HAL website says that Billboard on Board is due for the cruise commencing December 6th, 2019, but it is still possible to book the cruise before December 6th.

I want to see the trip on Rotterdam at Christmas time 2020. On HAL schedule finishing a 32-day HAWAII, TAHITI & MARQUESAS in SD on Dec 19, 2020. Departing from FLL on Dec 20, 2020 for a 15-DAY TROPICAL & SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY. It's on the website that way. Overnight from SD to FLL. 🤣

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