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Report from the Noordam - Maiden Voyage

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Greetings from New York! I arrived Sunday LATE but alive and happy to be here. I cannot believe that this maiden voyage is finally here!

 

Today I did some foot-touring around New York, including a trip to the top of the Empire State Building. From there I got a view of the Noordam, already at her pier waiting for me to board her for her inaugural 10-day cruise. Tomorrow, I and several of our fellow CCers will be on a "Limo Voyage" around town, and then a group will meet for drinks and dinner tomorrow night. Wednesday morning I will be boarding the Noordam for the Dedication Luncheon, the ceremony, and then her departure on her first 10 day cruise. And, yes, YOU TOO can join your fellow CCers on this wonderful voyage! How?

 

Just watch THIS thread for my reports LIVE from the Noordam, beginning Wednesday night (probably late). Your fellow CCers and I are going to get this lovely damnship off on her first cruise RIGHT. :D

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This looks to be the start of a wonderful thread. Hope all goes well and I'll be there in just a few months.

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Greetings from New York! I arrived Sunday LATE but alive and happy to be here. I cannot believe that this maiden voyage is finally here!

 

Today I did some foot-touring around New York, including a trip to the top of the Empire State Building. From there I got a view of the Noordam, already at her pier waiting for me to board her for her inaugural 10-day cruise. Tomorrow, I and several of our fellow CCers will be on a "Limo Voyage" around town, and then a group will meet for drinks and dinner tomorrow night. Wednesday morning I will be boarding the Noordam for the Dedication Luncheon, the ceremony, and then her departure on her first 10 day cruise. And, yes, YOU TOO can join your fellow CCers on this wonderful voyage! How?

 

Just watch THIS thread for my reports LIVE from the Noordam, beginning Wednesday night (probably late). Your fellow CCers and I are going to get this lovely damnship off on her first cruise RIGHT. :D

 

I'm looking forward to this cruise, with your help that is. Have a wonderful cruise!

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WOW - so looking forward to this thread. Since I never won the lottery (as you know since I'm not there paying for your cruise) I am truly looking forward to your posts. Please let Brian, Laura, Sonny, Ziggy's parents and all of the CC'ers lucky enough to be on the cruise that we wish them Bon Voyage and have an incrediable expierence.

P.S. You might as well be in NYC as it finally got cold and yucky here in Texas.

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I'm glad you're safely there. I was surprised to see you up so late (er, early) Sunday morning posting on the board! I know the excitement is abounding. Looking forward to your reports. Have a great time.

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Oh, Rev, thank you so much for posting this. I will be following avidly but not covetously as you have already departed. ;) Enjoy!

 

Friday, who is thinking dreamily about a BBC in the Crow's Nest for sail-away.

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Your post s are so very nice.

 

Welcome to the Greater NYC area again.

 

A FREE WiFi and Wireless spot is next to the NY Public Library. On the Opposite sides of the Lions. Which is Bryant Park. Yes there is a Bryant Virginia too .. Roseland, VA 22967 is the PO and Bethlehem is the UMC there.

 

The ship has been on the Broadcast news here.. I have seen it quickly on CBS which is Channel 2 on VHF.

 

Your time aboard will be well spent and the quality everyone will provide is such an asset to the ship, line and NYC too.

 

Thanks for being you.

 

God speed.:D

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Greg-you must be more excited than usual for this special cruise!

We will have to cruise on the new Noordam vicariously through your posts and those of other lucky CCers.

Have a great time in the Big Apple and BON Voyage!

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Thanks, Greg, for starting this thread. The updates are anxiously awaited! Enjoy to the utmost:)

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Enjoy your trip on the brand new Noordam, revneal! I can't wait to hear the reports from the ship as they come in - thanks for posting to everyone here, as I'm sure everyone is excited to hear what the ship is like.

 

Bon Voyage! :D

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Greg, Tom and I are so looking forward to your report:) Then next 12 days will be really exciting. It is pretty much all we talk about. Have fun and we look forward to so much more.

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Welcome to our hometown, NYC, RevNeal and the other CCers! We know you will have a fabulous time here. We're looking forward to meeting up with you on the ship! We caught great video of her on the local news tonight.

See you Wed (or Thursday at the get together!)

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Greg, I always enjoy your travelogues. I'll be checking in every night to hear about the marvelous adventure. Bon Voyage to all our CC friends.

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Greg,

 

I'm really looking forward to your reports and photos - I really do wish I could have been on this cruise and am sorry I'm not able to meet you and the rest of the CC crowd.

 

It will be particularly nice to read your reports as of course my friends Stephen & Ruth Card will be on board, so I can follow their progress through you :) !

 

Make sure you get Stephen to show you the new book - it is great!

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I was hoping you would be posting from the ship, RevNeal.:)

I'll be checking here everyday to catch the next installment of fun on the ship.:cool:

BON VOYAGE TO ALL YOU CCer's!!

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Wow! I'm getting to travel along on the Noordam's maiden voyage! That's RevNeal. I'll be looking forward to your onboard reports. I can't believe this sailing is actually about to start. It's seemed a long time in coming.

 

Blue skies ... and smooth sailing ...

 

--rita

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As we are sailing March 15th on the Noordam, my husband and I are anxiously awaiting your future updates AND pictures. Hope you enjoy your day in NYC - it's always exciting to spend time here.

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Looking forward to meeting you in New York and wishing you Bon Voyage in person!!

 

It will be fun to follow your posts as you enjoy the Maiden Voyage with all the other CC'ers.

 

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RevNeal, have a great cruise - I am booked on the Nov 4th sailing on the Noordam, and can't wait to hear your reviews. Have fun:D

Lora

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Like everyone else, I am eagerly awaiting your reports and snapshots.

 

Have a great trip.

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Dear Rev Neal:

My wife and I will be there at the Noordam on Wednesday to see you off and attend the HAL ceremony to which we have been invited. We are sailing on the 15th of April to Rome and doing a back to back Rome to Rome on the first of May on the Noordam .We return home to NYC on May 11. We look forward to your reports on CC from the Noordam. We have never sailed on a Vista class ship. We are 300 day Mariners. HAL is our favorite cruise line. Enjoy NYC .It's a great city and you will have sunny and great weather for sailing out of NYC. Bon Voyage and keep us posted. We appreciate your taking time to inform us all./ God Bless! ENJOY!

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