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We are doing this exact cruise in Sept so really looking forward to your comments.  If you do not mind, could you add some comments on tours/things to do in the ports (some are seldom visited ones so information on them is limited).  I know the people on our roll call would really appreciate this.

 

DaveOKC

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19 minutes ago, DaveOKC said:

We are doing this exact cruise in Sept so really looking forward to your comments.  If you do not mind, could you add some comments on tours/things to do in the ports (some are seldom visited ones so information on them is limited).  I know the people on our roll call would really appreciate this.

 

DaveOKC

As I have done on previous cruises, I will mention this thread at the Meet & Greet this afternoon and let everyone know that they can post comments. This has worked well in the past.

 

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17 minutes ago, richwmn said:

As I have done on previous cruises, I will mention this thread at the Meet & Greet this afternoon and let everyone know that they can post comments. This has worked well in the past.

 

Sounds great!  Looking forward to it.

 

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Hi again, Rich.  Do you happen to be booked on the Hubbard Glacier excursion?  Would love to get feedback if you are … or if you're not on it, your observations of how much closer the catamaran gets to the glacier than the Amsterdam does.  Trying to figure out if it's worth the price of admission (not our first time into Hubbard so might not be worth it anyway).  Thanks!  Barb

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Good Morning,
Today we are At Sea, and tonight is our first Gala Night.

Entertainment tonight:
Ocean Bar:
The Ocean Trio has four sets today, 4:30, 6:00, 7:45, 8:45
Piano Bar:
Wally B entertains from 8:45 till closing
Explorers's Lounge:
Adagio performs at 3:00, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30
Main Stage:
David Meyer and his wife Dawn visual art, music and dance
Movie:
Big Miracle
Happy Hour:
4:00 - 5:00 in the Ocean Bar and Crow's Nest
Trivia will be at 1:00 and 4:00
over the course of the day - Scattagories, Pickleball, Ping Pong, Party
Bridge, Mahjong and more
Single / Solo lunch at noon MDR deck 4

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Thank you so much.  Appreciate you taking the time do so this.  Hope you have a great turn out at the meet and greet.  Ours is growing for the Sept. cruise.

 

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Finally going thru some of the paperwork I got yesterday I found this:

Master: Captain Fred Eversen

Chief Engineer: Pieter Jacob Engels

Hotel Director: Norbert Kovacs

Cruise Director: Bruce Allen Scudder

Executive Chef: Thorsten Czap

 

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Thanks so much for your report.  I'll be going on this same cruise July 15.  This is our fifth time to Alaska.  Looking forward to the remaining report.

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Enjoying this, thanks so much for the reports. I’ll be boarding June 17, the day you disembark. Looking forward to any comments, advice. This will be my 4th Alaska cruise with HAL, second on this ship and itinerary.

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Thanks for your updates.

How very fortunate to have Bruce Allen Scudder as cruise director.

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21 hours ago, richwmn said:

A couple of quick notes around the ship tonight.

 

Ocean Trio -- I watched a majority of two sets so far. The trio is very good and was playing a variety of songs. During the end of the first set two couples took to the dance floor and looked like they were having a good time. I didn't see anyone dance during the second set, but that can change later in the evening.

 

Piano Bar -- Wally B on the Piano. He is a pretty good pianist with a reasonable voice. For the short time I listened so far he played a nice mix of songs. He didn't have much of an audience, but again that might change later.

 

As of 9:00 pm the Casino was not yet able to open, so I don't know what luck I will have there.

 

Here is tonight's towel animal, along with the What & Where for today.

 

Since I travel alone I generally eat in the Lido, where presentation is not a consideration so pictures are unlikely of the food. Sorry foodies. Tonight I had the always available steak and potatoes and it was very good - always is.

As far as other pictures, yes there will be some.

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Food pictures are nice but I'm more interested in seeing pictures of the ship and hearing what food/desserts are good.

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Thank you for taking us along.  We'll be on the 7/29 cruise, first time on the Amsterdam, also first time for the 14 day Alaska. We're we're looking forward to whatever you have a chance to share.

 

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Good Morning,
Today we dock at Ketchikan, Alaska. We arrive at 8:00am, all aboard at
4:30pm
Entertainment tonight:
Ocean Bar:
The Ocean Trio is off for the evening
Piano Bar:
Wally B entertains from 8:45 till closing
Explorers's Lounge:
Adagio performs at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30
Main Stage:
Dance (With the Amsterdam Singers and Dancers)
Movie:
Captain Marvel
Happy Hour:
4:00 - 5:00 in the Ocean Bar and Crow's Nest, 10:00 - 11:00 in the Crow's
Nest
Trivia will be at 4:30 and 9:00
over the course of the day - Scattagories, Pickleball, Ping Pong, Party
Bridge, Mahjong and more

 

TowelAnimal20190604.jpg

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W&W20190605B.jpg

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We thought Bruce was the best CD we’d ever had.  Loved his morning chats!

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Some Pictures of the Deck 4 Public Areas

Atrium Art

 

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Atrium Art

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Deck 4 Midships Lobby

Deck 4 Midships Lobby.jpg

Deck 4 EXE Display area

EXE Display.jpg

Guest Services

Guest Services.jpg

Main Stage Deck 4

Main Stage 1.jpg

Main Stage 2.jpg

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