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Our last Port Everglades HAL sighting of the season - Amsterdam - May 16, 2019

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Back to cold and wet Juneau for Volendam tomorrow - normal sail-in time frame.

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2 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

Well, that's all for me this FLL season, folks! Always fun! See ya'll on the flip side

 

Many, many thanks for your contributions to our sailaways!  We all learn more!

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Had a voluntary committment today so unfortunately missed the last sailaway.

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1 hour ago, Copper10-8 said:

She still has her Oasis with the painted fake green leaves but is it being used?

Disembarked from the WC this morning. The Oasis isn't used. Such a shame as it looks like a great location for viewing g sail aways.

 

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3 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

I can understand why! Please allow me to attempt to clear some of that up. Capt. Jeroen Schuchmann, who has a long association with Prinsendam both as captain and, prior to his promotion, as staff captain, was scheduled to take over command of P-dam on 20 May in Amsterdam, relieving Norwegian Captain Dag D. Capt. Schuchmann has also been named as going to Amsterdam, the ship. The latter would occur after his handover of P-dam to the Germans on 01 Jul. 

 

It that plan is still in effect, an interim captain will take over command of Amsterdam from Capt. Mercer today in FLL. If those plans have been changed however, and Capt. Schuchmann is now not going to Prinsendam in Amsterdam on 20 May, chances would be pretty good, he's taking over command of Amsterdam today instead of an interim captain and someone else, could be Captain Dag, will get the P-dam handover. Hope that makes more sense and I'll attempt to verify who's on first

Thank you, John.

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4 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

They're singling up lines now, Father! Perhaps a delay in loading since she's going all the way to Seattle. Sounds like she still might have some longshoremen onboard in the Marshaling Area

 

The delay could be because it took hours to get us all off of her this morning!  We walked out of the terminal at NOON, believe it or not and we were supposed to get off between 9:30-10.  Since pier 21 is smaller than where she usually goes (think we went out 27?), there simply wasn't enough room for ALL the 1,200 pieces of luggage to be put in the terminal at once.  Consequently, they had to get the earlier color numbers off and get that luggage cleared out to make way for the later colors.  And, the porter line was snaking around like a Disney attraction line.  Probably took us an hour just to get through that line.  On the other hand, there was no line at all for immigration.

 

Linda R.

 

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4 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

She's looking pretty nice after so many days at sea and still has the 2019 GWV logo on her superstructure under the bridge

 

We had some pretty miserable weather on the way back; probably not too conducive to them painting over that.  First part from Ireland was a pretty nasty storm we had to skirt (but still had some good rock and roll!) and then the last 2 days we had some good downpours.  It was windy the entire 8 days.  Yesterday we got hit with sudden 80mph wind from a storm and heeled over pretty good.  Lots of dishes/food/salt +pepper shakers flying.  What a mess!  Captain corrected by heading into the wind as soon as he could but it was a bit scary there for a few!  Here's hoping to much calmer weather for the current crop of cruisers!

 

Linda R.

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9 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

 

Have nor read Capt. Appie for a couple of weeks so you know more than I do. He came from Seabourn as you probably know

I'm pretty sure he's on either Europa or Europa2.  I believe he was quoted if he took another ship it would need to have a proper promenade deck and open bridge wings.

 

Roy

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