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The Daily for Saturday Mar 21, 2020 fka Fleet Report

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today is Fragrance Day

ms Eurodam    Pacific Ocean    Destination Puerto V    
ms Koningsdam    Atlantic Ocean    east of Puerto Rico    
ms Nieuw Amsterdam    Laid Up    west of Great Stirru    Bahamas
ms Nieuw Statendam    Laid Up    west of Great Stirru    Bahamas
ms Oosterdam    at anchor    off Cabo San Lucas M    
ms Rotterdam    Parked    Puerto Vallarta MX    
ms Veendam    Laid Up    west of Great Stirru    Bahamas
ms Volendam    canceled        
ms Zaandam    with Pax Pacific Oce    Off Chile    
ms Zuiderdam    Laid Up    west of Great Stirru    Bahamas


Eastern Hemisphere:
ms Amsterdam    with pax at sea    Indian Ocean    Fremantle
ms Maasdam    with pax at sea    Indian Ocean    Honolulu svc call
ms Noordam    at sea    Hauraki Sea east of    Auckland NZ
ms Westerdam    at sea    Pacific Ocean destin    Puerto Vallarta MX

 

Maasdam update from HAL

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MAASDAM UPDATE 3/20 (8pm PT/11pm ET): Holland America Line has been informed that Hawaiian officials declined disembarkation today at Honolulu. This is a reversal of an earlier decision to let Maasdam guests disembark today to head straight to the airport for their flights home. We have been working throughout the day to facilitate reconsideration with various authorities on a humanitarian basis. An exception was made for six Hawaii residents, who have now disembarked, along with two other U.S. citizens for medical reasons. The ship remains alongside and is currently taking on provisions and fuel. Maasdam’s departure time and new port of disembarkation is still being finalized, and we will communicate this as soon as it is known.

 

 

 

Amsterdam update from HAL

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AMSTERDAM UPDATE March 20 (9PM PT): Amsterdam is now docked in Fremantle, Australia, and working on clearance procedures to begin disembarkation of Grand World Voyage guests today through March 23. This will be a fluid process as local officials finalize details with the ship. We thank our guests in advance for their patience and understanding.

Holland America Line is endeavoring to get Amsterdam guests home as soon as possible. Borders are shut in most countries and ports, restrictions are tightening even further on travel and most international governments have advised their citizens to travel home right away.

Carnival Australia Care Team members will be assisting in Australian air hubs. Additionally select ship staff trained as Care Team members will accompany those guests that need it on flights to hubs in Australia and Europe.

Holland America Line has a long history of taking care of our guests, and the Grand World Voyage is the pinnacle of our cruises and service. We sincerely apologize that the global circumstances and rapidly-changing restrictions have required us to end the cruise early and we never want to disappoint or inconvenience our guests. We have been assisting with travel arrangements and hope that onward travel is smooth and everyone is home soon.

 

 

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Marine traffic now shows Koningsdam headed for Bridgetown, Barbados

 

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Thank you for today’s report, Rich!

 

A perfect day to open a brand new can of coffee! Ah - that fragrance!

 

Stay well everyone.

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Thank you for the Fleet report and the updates on the Amsterdam and Maasdam.

 

Love the new format indicating where the various ships are staying for the time being.

 

My fragrance -- Shalimar.

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Thanks for the report,   I hope every one gets home safely.

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1 hour ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

Thank you for the Fleet report and the updates on the Amsterdam and Maasdam.

 

Love the new format indicating where the various ships are staying for the time being.

 

My fragrance -- Shalimar.

That was always my favourite, too, but our DD has asthma, so now I am "fragrance-free".  So I will be very quiet today,  Fragrance Day!

 

Thank you, Rich, for the report.  It boggles the mind...  PM Trudeau is on the radio right now, telling us how they are trying to organize the return of all the Canadians abroad.  

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Good morning all!!!!!

HAPPY SATURDAY 

Hi Rich,

It is amazing now we see cruise ships out 

on our waters here. We always sit out to enjoy our sunsets and last night Carnival Panorama was cruising so close and just actually sitting out in front of us! Also the Inspiration. I think they are based in my home town up in Long Beach! Just surprising because usually we don’t see them at all just the Navy support vessels that is for refueling out in San Clemente Island that is out on front of us.

😊May we all have a good weekend!!

Our Stay at Home here in San Diego so far is great!

Hope we all get through this healthy!

PS: MISS DIOR IS MY FRAGRANCE!

Denise😊

 

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I presume the Volendam will be joining the other HAL ships in the Bahamas.

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Latest update from HAL



UPDATE March 21 (2:15 p.m. PT/5:15 p.m. ET): The following is an update for Amsterdam, Maasdam and Zaandam. We will provide further updates as they are available.

AMSTERDAM: The ship is alongside at Fremantle, Australia, where disembarkation began today, March 21, local time. Full disembarkation of all guests is expected through March 23. Carnival Australia Care Team members will be assisting in Australian air hubs. Additionally, select ship staff trained as Care Team members will accompany those guests that require it on their flights.

MAASDAM: Maasdam departed Honolulu on March 20 at 6:14 p.m. and is en route to San Diego, California, with a planned arrival on March 27 for guest debarkation. Maasdam took on enough fuel and provisions at Honolulu to comfortably make the journey to San Diego.

ZAANDAM: The ship departed Valparaiso, Chile, today and is sailing north with the intention of arriving at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on March 30 where guests will disembark. Holland America Line is in the process of finalizing the necessary permissions to transit the Panama Canal on March 27. Guests have been asked to temporarily hold off on making their air arrangements until all confirmations have been received. The ship took on fuel and provisions in Valparaiso for the onward journey, including necessary medications for anyone who was in need of a refill.

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Posted (edited)

Hey Rich; a heads up for your posts; Volendam is now part of that cluster of ten ships at anchor/"warm" lay up east of Great Stirrup Cay aka the Grand Bahama anchorage; Those ships are:

 

Volendam

Veendam

Zuiderdam

Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Statendam

Anthem OTS

Mariner OTS

Navigator OTS

Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Reflection 

 

The five HAL ships (one or two at a time) will visit Half Moon Cay once a week to give their crew some much needed R&R and to give their now mostly dormant engines some work

 

Be safe Navy!

 

 

 

 

Edited by Copper10-8

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9 minutes ago, kangforpres said:

Thanks for keeping this updated can you define "Laid-Up" please.

 

-Paul

 

Here ya go and I need to correct myself. As of right now it is a "hot" (not a warm), lay up

 

Some info about "lay-ups" from Cruise Industry News:

 

Cruise lines are quickly familiarizing themselves with three lay up scenarios based on best practices from the offshore and tanker industries. They are hot, warm and cold lay ups.

 

So far, lines have opted for hot lay ups, meaning a full complement of deck and engine crew, the ship located close to regular itinerary options, and being ready to return to service at a moment’s notice.

The hot lay up scenario envisions a return to service within a few months. Certificates are kept current but operational costs are reduced.

 

A warm lay up option has vessel crewing reduced, and routine maintenance reduced while essential machinery is kept in operation. The timeline scenario for a warm lay up is for a period of up to 12 months out of service. Cruise lines may have a challenge finding ports granting permission for warm lay ups due to local restrictions.

Finally, a more extreme measure may be a cold lay up, with a ship out of service for several years. Vessel crewing is reduced to the bare minimum for fire, flood and security monitoring. The best berth option for cold lay up would be a cost efficient remote area, preferably in cooler water to limit growth on the hull. Reentering service would most likely require a lengthy stay in a drydock.

 

Other factors include local weather conditions, emissions regulations, security and shoreside infrastructure to provision the ship.

 

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27 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

Hey Rich; a heads up for your posts; Volendam is now part of that cluster of ten ships at anchor/"warm" lay up east of Great Stirrup Cay aka the Grand Bahama anchorage; Those ships are:

 

Volendam

Veendam

Zuiderdam

Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Statendam

Anthem OTS

Mariner OTS

Navigator OTS

Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Reflection 

 

The five HAL ships (one or two at a time) will visit Half Moon Cay once a week to give their crew some much needed R&R and to give their now mostly dormant engines some work

 

Be safe Navy!

 

 

 

 

thanks, you stay safe as well

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Thanks Rich. I learn so much from your reports and follow up conversations. 

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