2011 Schedule of "out of service" (dry docks, charters and groups)

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#1
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The 2011 spreadsheet for HAL's fleet locations lists the following events. This in no way guarantees that some future changes won't occur!

Dry Docks for 2011 -- in date order... (I realize that some concerned folks want to know the difference between dry and wet docks... I am only using the term as listed in HAL's spreadsheet)

Volendam – March 31, 2011 through April 13, 2011 (in Singapore) before doing a Far East itinerary and a Trans-Pacific crossing to Alaskan itineraries

Eurodam – April 2, 2011 through April 11, 2011 (in Freeport, Bahamas) before the Trans-Atlantic sailing on April 12

Maasdam – April 8, 2011 through April 23, 2011 (in Freeport, Bahamas) before changing to New England/Canada itineraries

Veendam – April 15, 2011 through April 28, 2011 (in Freeport, Bahamas) before changing to the Bermuda itineraries

Oosterdam – September 25, 2011 through October 3, 2011 (in Victoria, BC) before changing to Mexican Riviera itineraries


Charters/Groups scheduled for 2011 -- listed by ship

Amsterdam – July 22 – 29, 2011 Alaska Templeton Tours Cruise (7-day) with Dr. Charles Stanley

Amsterdam – July 29 – August 5, 2011 Alaska Inspiration Cruise (7-day) with Bill and Gloria Gaither

Eurodam – January 22 – 29, 2011 LRNB Charter (7-day)

Nieuw Amsterdam – February 13 – 20, 2011 RSVP Charter (7-day)

Nieuw Amsterdam – May 12 – May 17, 2011 Amway Charter (5-day)

Nieuw Amsterdam – May 17 – May 22, 2011 Amway Charter (5-day)

Nieuw Amsterdam – July 9 – 16, 2011 RSVP Charter (7-day)

Noordam – January 16 – 23, 2011 Jazz Cruises Charter (7-day)

Noordam – January 23 – 30, 2011 Jazz Cruises Charter (7-day)

Noordam – January 30 – February 6, 2011 Jazz Cruises Charter (7-day)

Noordam – April 7 – 14, 2011 State Farm Charter (7-day)

Noordam – April 14 – 21, 2011 State Farm Charter (7-day)

Noordam – April 21 – 28, 2011 State Farm Charter (7-day)

Oosterdam – March 26 – April 2, 2011 Olivia Charter (7-day)

Oosterdam – October 15 – 22, 2011 Atlantis Mexico Charter (7-day)

Veendam – May 22 – 29, 2011 Gertrude Bryne Charter (7-day)

Volendam – October 4 – 24, 2011 Rugby Cup Charter (20-day)

Westerdam – January 7 – 14, 2011 Delbert McClinton Charter (7-day)

Westerdam – January 28 – February 4, 2011 Hay House Charter (7-day)

Zaandam – October 23 – 30, 2011 LRNB Charter (7-day)

These had the key word 'charter' in the description... except for the Amsterdam ones. If others are large groups, they aren't listed "specially" in the spreadsheet.

Lots of activity in April... no wonder DH and I are having trouble finding a HAL cruise for Spring Break!




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#3
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Originally posted by trvlcrzy

Veendam – April 15, 2011 through April 28, 2011 (in Freeport, Bahamas) before changing to the Bermuda itineraries
We kept hearing rumors regarding the aft pool being put back on Veendam, but not in a while. I don't think that could be done in 13 days. If done at all I assume the pool would be where the retreat is located. Does anyone have any further information?
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Originally posted by Jade13
We kept hearing rumors regarding the aft pool being put back on Veendam, but not in a while. I don't think that could be done in 13 days. If done at all I assume the pool would be where the retreat is located. Does anyone have any further information?
I heard the same rumor -- someone - somewhere mentioned that it could be done -- but the inside cabins below it would have to be removed. Not certain how true this is.

But most agree that the Retreat Pool on the Veendam has been a disaster.
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Thank you trvlcrzy for the information of the groups/charters.
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#6
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trvlcrzy,

Thank you for this interesting information.

The Volendam has been chartered to provide accommodation during the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
#8
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Joined Jul 2009
Thank you so much for this info!!

I have it copied and pasted in Notepad so I can grab it and use it as necessary

I knew a few months ago about Delbert McClintock chartering the Westerdam. Their Road Manager and I have been in contact. She has already been on the ship a couple of times and really likes it

Hope the Olivia Charter in April on Oosterdam keep our next ship in good order (just kidding)

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Noordam-SB 7142-Caribbean (S) Mar 12
Nieuw Amsterdam-SC 6175-Caribbean (W) Nov 12
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#9
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Anyone had any experience sailing on a ship just coming out of dry dock? I am scheduled to sail on the Eurodam at the end of her drydock. Is this a likely time for crew and staff changes?
#10
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Bringing this to the top once again because so many have been asking questions lately AND to let you know that I am working on getting a new/updated listing for the Dry/Wet Dock Schedule.

Joanie


Originally posted by trvlcrzy
The 2011 spreadsheet for HAL's fleet locations lists the following events. This in no way guarantees that some future changes won't occur!

Dry Docks for 2011 -- in date order... (I realize that some concerned folks want to know the difference between dry and wet docks... I am only using the term as listed in HAL's spreadsheet)

Volendam – March 31, 2011 through April 13, 2011 (in Singapore) before doing a Far East itinerary and a Trans-Pacific crossing to Alaskan itineraries

Eurodam – April 2, 2011 through April 11, 2011 (in Freeport, Bahamas) before the Trans-Atlantic sailing on April 12

Maasdam – April 8, 2011 through April 23, 2011 (in Freeport, Bahamas) before changing to New England/Canada itineraries

Veendam – April 15, 2011 through April 28, 2011 (in Freeport, Bahamas) before changing to the Bermuda itineraries

Oosterdam – September 25, 2011 through October 3, 2011 (in Victoria, BC) before changing to Mexican Riviera itineraries


Charters/Groups scheduled for 2011 -- listed by ship

Amsterdam – July 22 – 29, 2011 Alaska Templeton Tours Cruise (7-day) with Dr. Charles Stanley

Amsterdam – July 29 – August 5, 2011 Alaska Inspiration Cruise (7-day) with Bill and Gloria Gaither

Eurodam – January 22 – 29, 2011 LRNB Charter (7-day)

Nieuw Amsterdam – February 13 – 20, 2011 RSVP Charter (7-day)

Nieuw Amsterdam – May 12 – May 17, 2011 Amway Charter (5-day)

Nieuw Amsterdam – May 17 – May 22, 2011 Amway Charter (5-day)

Nieuw Amsterdam – July 9 – 16, 2011 RSVP Charter (7-day)

Noordam – January 16 – 23, 2011 Jazz Cruises Charter (7-day)

Noordam – January 23 – 30, 2011 Jazz Cruises Charter (7-day)

Noordam – January 30 – February 6, 2011 Jazz Cruises Charter (7-day)

Noordam – April 7 – 14, 2011 State Farm Charter (7-day)

Noordam – April 14 – 21, 2011 State Farm Charter (7-day)

Noordam – April 21 – 28, 2011 State Farm Charter (7-day)

Oosterdam – March 26 – April 2, 2011 Olivia Charter (7-day)

Oosterdam – October 15 – 22, 2011 Atlantis Mexico Charter (7-day)

Veendam – May 22 – 29, 2011 Gertrude Bryne Charter (7-day)

Volendam – October 4 – 24, 2011 Rugby Cup Charter (20-day)

Westerdam – January 7 – 14, 2011 Delbert McClinton Charter (7-day)

Westerdam – January 28 – February 4, 2011 Hay House Charter (7-day)

Zaandam – October 23 – 30, 2011 LRNB Charter (7-day)

These had the key word 'charter' in the description... except for the Amsterdam ones. If others are large groups, they aren't listed "specially" in the spreadsheet.

Lots of activity in April... no wonder DH and I are having trouble finding a HAL cruise for Spring Break!



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Greek Islands Jun 85
Piraeus-Venice Dec 85
Oosterdam-
VA 5054-Alaska May 08
Westerdam-SA 7076-Alaska May 09
Westerdam-
VF 8154-Caribbean (E&S) Feb 10
Nieuw Amsterdam-
SC 6164-Caribbean (W) Nov 10
Oosterdam-SC 6166-Mexican Riviera Apr 11
Zuiderdam-SC 6166-Alaska Sept 11
Noordam-SB 7142-Caribbean (S) Mar 12
Nieuw Amsterdam-SC 6175-Caribbean (W) Nov 12
Westerdam-SA 7085-Caribbean (S) Dec 12
Zuiderdam-SC 5190-Alaska May 13
Zuiderdam-SC 6166-Panama Canal (PT) Nov 13
Westerdam-SC 5190-Alaska July 14
Westerdam-SS 6052-Alaska July 14
Nieuw Amsterdam-SB-5187-E/W Caribbean 7-21 Dec 15
Noordam-SB-7142-San Diego/Alaska 5-23 May 15
Oosterdam-SB-6166-Caribbean Wayfarer 16-27 Nov 15
Nieuw Amsterdam-SC 5186-San Diego to Alaska Inside Passage - 19 Days-25 Apr through May 14 2016
Zuiderdam-SB 5190-Panama Canal (Partial Transit) 20 November 2016
(FINAL Cruise due to HAL Smoking Policy Change)
#11
Topeka, KS, USA
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joanie,

how do you find out about charters in 2012? i have been looking at the boards for a Maasdam cruise but no one has started a roll call. I've been wondering if it might be a charter? January 2012
michelle
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oops!!
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#13
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Originally posted by seashell
joanie,

how do you find out about charters in 2012? i have been looking at the boards for a Maasdam cruise but no one has started a roll call. I've been wondering if it might be a charter? January 2012
michelle
I usually do a search on Google for the name of the ship and the date of the cruise. But others have different ways

The best person for you to ask about how they got the Charter info is "trvlcrzy" who was the one who got this info

Joanie
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Past Cruises
:

Brendisi-Piraeus Jun 83

Greek Islands Jun 85
Piraeus-Venice Dec 85
Oosterdam-
VA 5054-Alaska May 08
Westerdam-SA 7076-Alaska May 09
Westerdam-
VF 8154-Caribbean (E&S) Feb 10
Nieuw Amsterdam-
SC 6164-Caribbean (W) Nov 10
Oosterdam-SC 6166-Mexican Riviera Apr 11
Zuiderdam-SC 6166-Alaska Sept 11
Noordam-SB 7142-Caribbean (S) Mar 12
Nieuw Amsterdam-SC 6175-Caribbean (W) Nov 12
Westerdam-SA 7085-Caribbean (S) Dec 12
Zuiderdam-SC 5190-Alaska May 13
Zuiderdam-SC 6166-Panama Canal (PT) Nov 13
Westerdam-SC 5190-Alaska July 14
Westerdam-SS 6052-Alaska July 14
Nieuw Amsterdam-SB-5187-E/W Caribbean 7-21 Dec 15
Noordam-SB-7142-San Diego/Alaska 5-23 May 15
Oosterdam-SB-6166-Caribbean Wayfarer 16-27 Nov 15
Nieuw Amsterdam-SC 5186-San Diego to Alaska Inside Passage - 19 Days-25 Apr through May 14 2016
Zuiderdam-SB 5190-Panama Canal (Partial Transit) 20 November 2016
(FINAL Cruise due to HAL Smoking Policy Change)