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

Please consider this a 'work in progress' which will evolve from month to month. There is some uncertainty as to Zaandam/Amsterdam getting Billboard on Board and whether it will be a full dry dock (with additional maintenance being done) or a wet dock, also, Westerdam is not showing a sailing between 4th January 2020 and 16th January 2020, so she may also be dry docking or maybe a charter.

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

Amsterdam : 12 May 2020 – 26 May 2020 (?) TBC

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

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

Zaandam : 07 April 2020 – 21 April 2020 : (?) TBC

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:

 

Eurodam:

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

25 July 2020 – 01 August 2020 : Alaska : Gaither Homecoming Cruise

29 August 2020 – 05 September 2020 : Alaska : ???

05 September 2020 – 12 September 2020 : Alaska : ???

25 October 2020 – 01 November 2020 : Caribbean : Legendary R & B Cruise

 

Koningsdam:

 

 

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

15 March 2020 – 22 March 2020 : ???

22 March 2020 – 29 March 2020 : Inspiration Cruises Charter

 

Noordam:

14 February 2020 – 29 February 2020 : New Zealand : ???

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

20 November 2020 – 27 November 2020 : Caribbean : Olivia Charter

 

Volendam:

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

 

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

 

 

GROUPS ONBOARD

 

Amsterdam:

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

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

05 September 2020 – 12 September 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery: Road Scholar Group

19 September 2020 – 26 September 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery : Road Scholar Group

 

 

Eurodam:

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

13 June 2020 – 20 June 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

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

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

 

Koningsdam:

13 September 2019 – 24 September 2019 : Ancient Empires : Political (Conserv 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:

16 February 2020 – 01 March 2020 : Australia/ NZ : Road Scholar Group

27 April 2020 – 04 May 2020 : Pacific Coast : Knitting Group

04 May 2020 – 18 May 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Knitting Group

15 June 2020 – 29 June 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group

13 July 2020 – 27 July 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group

27 July 2020 – 10 August 2020 : Alaskan Explore : Road Scholar Group

10 August 2020 – 24 August 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group

24 August 2020 – 07 September 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group

 

Nieuw Amsterdam

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

09 January 2021 – 16 January 2021 : Tropical Caribbean : Mercy Me at Sea Group

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

 

 

Nieuw Statendam:

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 Ed 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

05 April 2020 – 12 April 2020 : E Caribbean : Continuing Education Group

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

05 October 2020 – 15 October 2020 : Med Dream : Mark Steyn Conservative Group

 

 

Noordam:

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

14 June 2020 – 21 June 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group

12 July 2020 – 19 July 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group

26 July 2020 – 02 August 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group

 

Oosterdam:

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

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

06 October 2019 – 13 October 2019 : Mexican Riviera : UFO Group (large!/ early dining)

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

18 April 2020 – 25 April 2020 : Mexican Riviera : Flying Leap Vineyards Group

03 May 2020 – 10 May 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

28 June 2020 – 05 July 2020 : Alaska : Intentional Living Group

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

30 August 2020 – 06 September 2020 : Alaska : Deeper Faith Cruise

24 October 2020 – 07 November 2020 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholar 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

18 July 2020 – 25 July 2020 : Viking Sagas : Road Scholar Group

08 August 2020 – 15 August 2020 : Viking Sagas : Road Scholar Group

 

Westerdam:

16 August 2020 – 23 August 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group

30 August 2020 – 06 September 2020 : Alaska South Bound : 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

23 May 2020 – 06 June 2020 : Baltic : Knitting Group

 

 

Volendam:

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

 

Zaandam:

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)

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

23 May 2020 – 30 May 2020 : Canada & N.E. Discovery : Road Scholar Group

 

Zuiderdam:

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

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

18 January 2020 – 25 January 2020 : E. Caribbean : Sporthorse Group

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

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

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

02 July 2020 – 16 July 2020 : Northern Isles : Knitting Group

16 July 2020 – 26 July 2020 : Jewels of the Baltic : Road Scholar Group

 

 

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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10 minutes ago, VMax1700 said:

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

Please consider this a 'work in progress' which will evolve from month to month. There is some uncertainty as to Zaandam/Amsterdam getting Billboard on Board and whether it will be a full dry dock (with additional maintenance being done) or a wet dock, also, Westerdam is not showing a sailing between 4th January 2020 and 16th January 2020, so she may also be dry docking or maybe a charter.

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

Amsterdam : 12 May 2020 – 26 May 2020 (?) TBC

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

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

Zaandam : 07 April 2020 – 21 April 2020 : (?) TBC

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:

 

Eurodam:

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

25 July 2020 – 01 August 2020 : Alaska : Gaither Homecoming Cruise

29 August 2020 – 05 September 2020 : Alaska : ???

05 September 2020 – 12 September 2020 : Alaska : ???

25 October 2020 – 01 November 2020 : Caribbean : Legendary R & B Cruise

 

Koningsdam:

 

 

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

15 March 2020 – 22 March 2020 : ???

22 March 2020 – 29 March 2020 : Inspiration Cruises Charter

 

Noordam:

14 February 2020 – 29 February 2020 : New Zealand : ???

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

20 November 2020 – 27 November 2020 : Caribbean : Olivia Charter

 

Volendam:

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

 

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

 

 

GROUPS ONBOARD

 

Amsterdam:

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

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

05 September 2020 – 12 September 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery: Road Scholar Group

19 September 2020 – 26 September 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery : Road Scholar Group

 

 

Eurodam:

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

13 June 2020 – 20 June 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

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

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

 

Koningsdam:

13 September 2019 – 24 September 2019 : Ancient Empires : Political (Conserv 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:

16 February 2020 – 01 March 2020 : Australia/ NZ : Road Scholar Group

27 April 2020 – 04 May 2020 : Pacific Coast : Knitting Group

04 May 2020 – 18 May 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Knitting Group

15 June 2020 – 29 June 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group

13 July 2020 – 27 July 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group

27 July 2020 – 10 August 2020 : Alaskan Explore : Road Scholar Group

10 August 2020 – 24 August 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group

24 August 2020 – 07 September 2020 : Alaskan Explorer : Road Scholar Group

 

Nieuw Amsterdam

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

09 January 2021 – 16 January 2021 : Tropical Caribbean : Mercy Me at Sea Group

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

 

 

Nieuw Statendam:

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 Ed 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

05 April 2020 – 12 April 2020 : E Caribbean : Continuing Education Group

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

05 October 2020 – 15 October 2020 : Med Dream : Mark Steyn Conservative Group

 

 

Noordam:

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

14 June 2020 – 21 June 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group

12 July 2020 – 19 July 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group

26 July 2020 – 02 August 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group

 

Oosterdam:

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

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

06 October 2019 – 13 October 2019 : Mexican Riviera : UFO Group (large!/ early dining)

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

18 April 2020 – 25 April 2020 : Mexican Riviera : Flying Leap Vineyards Group

03 May 2020 – 10 May 2020 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

28 June 2020 – 05 July 2020 : Alaska : Intentional Living Group

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

30 August 2020 – 06 September 2020 : Alaska : Deeper Faith Cruise

24 October 2020 – 07 November 2020 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholar 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

18 July 2020 – 25 July 2020 : Viking Sagas : Road Scholar Group

08 August 2020 – 15 August 2020 : Viking Sagas : Road Scholar Group

 

Westerdam:

16 August 2020 – 23 August 2020 : Alaska South Bound : Road Scholar Group

30 August 2020 – 06 September 2020 : Alaska South Bound : 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

23 May 2020 – 06 June 2020 : Baltic : Knitting Group

 

 

Volendam:

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

 

Zaandam:

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)

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

23 May 2020 – 30 May 2020 : Canada & N.E. Discovery : Road Scholar Group

 

Zuiderdam:

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

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

18 January 2020 – 25 January 2020 : E. Caribbean : Sporthorse Group

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

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

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

02 July 2020 – 16 July 2020 : Northern Isles : Knitting Group

16 July 2020 – 26 July 2020 : Jewels of the Baltic : Road Scholar Group

 

 

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

Thanks!

 

 

E & O.E.


 

 

 

Thank you very much for the latest updates . With 4 cruises in my near future this can be important . I noticed that  where or what the Westerdam is doing from Jan 4 until Jan 16 2020 is still a mystery . I guess I will find out what's up when I get on board on the 16th ! 

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I don't know why they continue to list the Authentic Cuba cruise groups on the Veendam  since no one is cruising to Cuba anymore.

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Thanks for the report.  The Noordam has been the “workhorse” for the fleet.  It’s good to know that her drydock time has finally come at the close of the Alaska season this year!

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2 hours ago, Djptcp said:

I don't know why they continue to list the Authentic Cuba cruise groups on the Veendam  since no one is cruising to Cuba anymore.

'They' apologise for the oversight! 🤔

I will delete them from the next update.

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You mentioned that the Amsterdam and Zaandam may not get Billboard Onboard.   I notice on the "HAL Ships at a Glance" chart they are showing that the Rotterdam will be getting Billboard Onboard on or before Dec 6, 2019.   That is a pretty intensive level of construction.  They have to rip out the entire "Mix" bar and piano area and install Billboard.   That level of work would take at least a week.   But checking the HAL website and another cruise calendar site, I see continuous scheduled cruises from now, August 2019 through November 2020.   I don't see how this kind of work could be scheduled.

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Does anyone know what upgrades the Zuiderdam is getting?  Club Orange?

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I’m looking at a cruise on the Zaandam Dec 2020. Any ideas what some of the upgrades will be? We did a week on the Maasdam in 2015 but have been spoiled being on newer ships since then. The piano bar and main stage are nice but we’re worried about two weeks of few entertainment options. However, maybe we should just relax and enjoy being on vacation.

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On 8/1/2019 at 12:10 PM, sailingdutchy said:

 

 

Thank you very much for the latest updates . With 4 cruises in my near future this can be important . I noticed that  where or what the Westerdam is doing from Jan 4 until Jan 16 2020 is still a mystery . I guess I will find out what's up when I get on board on the 16th ! 

Can you possibly tell me what will be done to the Noordam?  Do they update the cabins?  I have read many reviews which are actually rather negative about the ship and the cabins.  Rust in the bathrooms, on balconies, etc.  Anything you could tell us would be greatly appreciated.  We were on the Noordam about 8 years ago and we loved her. 

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24 minutes ago, bichonsx2 said:

Can you possibly tell me what will be done to the Noordam?  Do they update the cabins?  I have read many reviews which are actually rather negative about the ship and the cabins.  Rust in the bathrooms, on balconies, etc.  Anything you could tell us would be greatly appreciated.  We were on the Noordam about 8 years ago and we loved her. 

 

Sorry I have no idea if there are any special updates for the Noordam . There will be a lot of painting going on , lots of new carpet installed and possibly some of the venues changed around to accommodate entertainment that is in vogue . A lot can be achieved in a couple of weeks with most of the crew still on board ship plus al of the contractors .

I never put much value in big negative stories , some people are always negative and should stay at home . We have had some 30 cruises and sure there are small issues here or there but some people like to exaggerate to get at a company they do not like .

 

Where there is sea water there will be rust , it does not matter how often they paint .

Have a great cruise on the Noordam ! 

Tony :classic_biggrin:

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7 minutes ago, sailingdutchy said:

Where there is sea water there will be rust , it does not matter how often they paint .

THAT is the truth!
I had a balcony cabin once (a thrill, btw) that had a great deal of rust. Workers came around and scraped and painted and made it all look so spiffy. Within a few days---less than a week---the rust was making inroads again.

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Thank you for all the work you do to keep us informed of dry docks and groups on various cruises.  It's very helpful when planning a voyage.

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1 hour ago, sailingdutchy said:

 

Sorry I have no idea if there are any special updates for the Noordam . There will be a lot of painting going on , lots of new carpet installed and possibly some of the venues changed around to accommodate entertainment that is in vogue . A lot can be achieved in a couple of weeks with most of the crew still on board ship plus al of the contractors .

I never put much value in big negative stories , some people are always negative and should stay at home . We have had some 30 cruises and sure there are small issues here or there but some people like to exaggerate to get at a company they do not like .

 

Where there is sea water there will be rust , it does not matter how often they paint .

Have a great cruise on the Noordam ! 

Tony :classic_biggrin:

Hey Tony thanks so much for your update. It made me feel better!  We always enjoy!!!

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I know its a ways out...but any information on why the 11 night January 27th, 2021 Nieuw Statendam cruise disappeared? I am assuming it is a charter but just curious as this was going to be a milestone birthday cruise. Thank you! 

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Eurodam doesn't seem to be scheduled between November 29 - December 9, 2020.  Do you think it might be in drydock?

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Any news on the Rotterdam dry-dock in December 2019 ?   On the current "HAL Ships at a Glance" chart, the Rotterdam is scheduled to have the "Mix" area renovated to include Billboard Onboard, eliminating the traditional Piano Bar in that area.  The HAL chart says that Billboard Onboard will be on the Rotterdam effective Dec 6, 2019.   But checking the Rotterdam cruise schedule from now to December, 2019, I don't see any gaps in the sailing schedule that would allow a large scale renovation like ripping out the entire "Mix" area, with both bars and adding the dueling pianos.

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One quick note:  The January Olivia Charter is now Caribbean.  I was wondering if they might have unchartered it when Cuba was dropped but it still is a charter.

 

Roy

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