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December 2019 Update: HAL Dry Docks, Charters & Groups

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With apologies for the delay this month, here is the latest update of the Dry Dock, Charter and Groups file.  

Not too much new activity, but with Europe 2021 now online the expectation is of more charters and groups over the coming months.

 

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 – 25 May 2020 : Dry Dock, Freeport, Bahamas

Eurodam : 29 November 2020 – 08 December 2020 : Dry Dock : Freeport, Bahamas

Noordam : 23 November 2020 – 06 December 2020 : ???? : Singapore

Rotterdam : 09 December 2020 – 19 December 2020 : Dry Dock : Freeport, Bahamas

Westerdam : 04 January 2020 – 15 January 2020 : Dry Dock : Singapore

Zaandam : 07 April 2020 – 20 April 2020 : Dry Dock: 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

 

29 September 2019 – 13 October 2019 (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

 

18 – 31 October 2019 (24 November 2017 - 05 December 2017)

Westerdam

 

14 April 2017 - 26 April 2017

Zaandam

 

02 April 2018 - 13 April 2018

Zuiderdam

 

01 – 09 December 2019 (23 October 2017 – 04 November 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 CHARTERS  (i.e. full ship charters)

 

Amsterdam:

 

Eurodam:

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

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

01 November 2020 – 08 November 2020 : Caribbean : Malt Shop Memories.

17 January 2021 – 24 January 2021 : Caribbean : Soul Train Cruise.

24 January 2021 – 31 January 2021 : Caribbean : ???

 

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

31 January 2021 – 07 February 2021 : E. Caribbean : Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

 

Noordam:

14 February 2020 – 29 February 2020 : New Zealand : Atlantis Cruise

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 : Caribbean : Olivia Charter (ex Port Everglades)

18 March 2020 – 25 March 2020 : Caribbean : Prairie Home Cruise

20 November 2020 – 27 November 2020 : Caribbean : Olivia Charter (ex Tampa)

 

Volendam:

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

 

Zuiderdam:

11 January 2020 – 18 January 2020 : Caribbean : Sandy Beaches Cruise

02 May 2021 – 14 May 2021 : Europe ex Barcelona : ???

14 May 2021 – 26 May 2021 : Europe arriving Civitavecchia : ???

 

 

 

GROUPS ONBOARD

 

Amsterdam:

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

26 May 2020 – 06 June 2020 : Atlantic Coast : Knitting Group

25 July 2020 – 01 August 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery : Road Scholar Group

08 August 2020 – 15 August 2020 : Canada & NE Discovery : Road Scholar Group

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

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

 

 

Eurodam:

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

08 July 2020 – 15 July 2020 : Alaska : Turning Point Ministries Group

11 July 2020 – 18 July 2020 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group (Grandchild focus)

01 August 2020 – 08 August 2020 : Alaska : Don Moen Inspiration Group

08 August 2020 – 15 August 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

21 February 2021 – 28 February 2021 : Caribbean : MRC Conservative Group

28 February 2021 – 07 March 2021 : Caribbean : Quilting Group (B2B with 7 – 14 March)

07 March 2021 – 14 March 2021 : Caribbean : Quilting Group

07 August 2021 – 14 August 2021 : Alaska : Focal Point Ministries Group and Quilting Group

14 August 2021 – 21 August 2021 : Alaska : Quilting Group

 

Koningsdam:

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

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

03 October 2020 – 10 October 2020 : Mexican Riviera : Quilt Seminar at Sea Group

17 October 2020 – 03 November 2020 : Circle Hawaii : Road Scholar Group

03 November 2020 – 21 November 2020 : Circle Hawaii : Knitting 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

09 April 2021 – 19 April 2021 : Sea of Cortez : Quilting Group

 

 

Nieuw Amsterdam

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

28 March 2020 – 04 April 2020 : Caribbean : Continuing Education 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

06 February 2021 – 13 February 2021 : Eastern Caribbean : Gospel Music Celebration

 

 

Nieuw Statendam:

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

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

02 February 2020 – 09 February 2020 : E. Caribbean : Continuing Education Group

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

10 May 2020 – 23 May 2020 : Baltics : Road Scholar Group

07 June 2020 – 21 June 2020 : Voyage of Midnight Sun : Road Scholar Group

05 July 2020 – 19 July 2020 : Voyage of Midnight Sun : Road Scholar Group

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

30 August 2020 – 13 September 2020 : Baltics : Road Scholar Group

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

 

 Noordam:

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:

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

02 August 2020 – 09 August 2020 : Alaska : Road Scholar Group (Family focus)

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

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

16 January 2021 – 30 January 2021 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholar Group

13 February 2021 – 27 February 2021 : Australia/NZ : Road Scholar Group

13 June 2021 – 20 June 2021 : Alaska : Quilting Group

20 June 2021 – 27 June 2021 : 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

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

30 October 2020 – 03 November 2020 : S. American Passage : Knitting Group

30 January 2021 – 19 February 2021 : Antartica : Quilting Group

 

 

Veendam:

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

11 July 2020 – 25 July 2020 : British Isles Explorer: Knitting Group

22 August 2020 – 08 September 2020 : British Isles : Knitting Group

 

Volendam:

 

Zaandam:

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:

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

27 September 2020 – 07 October 2020 : Canada & New England : Continuing Education 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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20 minutes ago, rothbury said:

I see "Continuing education" listed often.  Just curious; what group is that?

Multiple professions, such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, CPAs etc., must have so many hours of continuing education in order to maintain their licensed status.  Continuing education would probably be various classes aimed at achieving a certain number of points needed to maintain a license or to renew a license in these professions.  I can't think of a better way of adding points than to take a cruise and attend a few classes.  My husband who was a CPA did this once, and it was a great way for him to get some of the hours he needed to keep his license.

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First off, let me wish everyone a happy new year and hope your cruising is as good as ever.

 

Although I had hoped to post the January 2020 update for the Groups and Charters in the first few days of January, time has run out on me and I am heading off to Fort Lauderdale tonight to board Koningsdam on Sunday. 😁😎

I will post the update just as soon as possible after our return home.

Sorry, and I promise to do better next time! 😂

 

 

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1 hour ago, VMax1700 said:

I will post the update just as soon as possible after our return home.

Sorry, and I promise to do better next time! 😂

Have a great time. Don't give the delay a second thought. We are all just so grateful that you do it at all. 
Take a break---you earned it. 

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3 hours ago, VMax1700 said:

First off, let me wish everyone a happy new year and hope your cruising is as good as ever.

 

Although I had hoped to post the January 2020 update for the Groups and Charters in the first few days of January, time has run out on me and I am heading off to Fort Lauderdale tonight to board Koningsdam on Sunday. 😁😎

I will post the update just as soon as possible after our return home.

Sorry, and I promise to do better next time! 😂

 

 

OMGOSH PLEASE DON’T EVEN GIVE IT A SECOND THOUGHT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

Have a wonderful time and enjoy the sunshine!

Bon Voyage 

Denise😊

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Vmax1700 is my favorite poster. I look for that name several times a year for his (her) postings about large groups on future cruises. If anyone has ever had their own cruise affected, or sometimes downright ruined by these large groups overtaking the ship, then you can appreciate what I am talking about. I always look to the Vmax future groups on board posting before I book any future cruise. It is the most important and comprehensive information on the cruise critic site, IMHO. My personal thanks and extreme gratitude to you for all of the work that you do to make many cruisers decisions so much easier. 

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Happy New Year to you and thank you for your efforts

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On 1/8/2020 at 5:15 AM, VMax1700 said:

I am heading off to Fort Lauderdale tonight to board Koningsdam on Sunday. 😁😎

I hope to see you on board! 😎

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On 1/8/2020 at 9:15 AM, VMax1700 said:

Although I had hoped to post the January 2020 update for the Groups and Charters in the first few days of January, time has run out on me and I am heading off to Fort Lauderdale tonight to board Koningsdam on Sunday. 😁😎

I will post the update just as soon as possible after our return home.

Sorry, and I promise to do better next time! 😂

 

Don’t even give it a second thought.

 

These updates take time and dedication and we are very appreciative of yours 🙂 

 

You just go and enjoy that cruise. 😄 

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Appears the NA will be going to Grand Bahamas for an azipod repair as the Ffebruary 1sailing has been cancelled.  This per the NA Azipod conversation.

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Thanks for the updates! We just got off the Zuiderdam after 8 nights with no visible groups which was super. However we noticed there will be a knitting group on board our Atlantic coast Amsterdam cruise in May which is 11 nights. How many people might this consist of? We cannot imagine such a group would take over the ship?

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Any idea what’s happening with Oosterdam? The deck plans now say they are only good thru October 2021. 

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A big thank you for posting this information.  A couple of years ago we were on a cruise that had a large group of Turning Point folk.  Our preference for late dining was changed after we had paid the full charge because the very large group needed late dining.  Apparently, they had their own stage show early.  The early show also resulted in the poorest attendance at any ship show (tongue twister) that I have ever seen.  Apart from these hiccups, there were no other problems.

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Thanks for putting this together. I was just looking at the pdf for ship amenities and noticed that Amsterdam will have the new Fuji photo shop and (!) interactive TVs after her drydock this spring. Hope this information helps flesh out the January report when you get back. I'm sure there are other clues on this sheet, I noticed the Amsterdam because we'll be on her in June/July. 🙂

HAL_Ships_at_a_Glance_Chart.pdf

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On 1/12/2020 at 9:26 PM, Andi Land said:

Any idea what’s happening with Oosterdam? The deck plans now say they are only good thru October 2021. 

The pdf I just mentioned only has the photo shop changing. Surely that can't be changing the deck plans that much! I wonder if they're making some category changes in the cabins?

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On 1/20/2020 at 7:27 PM, senoragilbert said:

The pdf I just mentioned only has the photo shop changing. Surely that can't be changing the deck plans that much! I wonder if they're making some category changes in the cabins?

Could be possible as they are also installing On Demand TV's by the same date.

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     THREAD CLOSED!!!

     PLEASE DO NOT POST TO THIS THREAD!

     NEW THREAD (FEB 2020) LINK HERE SOON.

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