Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community


  • Content Count

  • Joined

About Copper10-8

  • Rank
    30,000+ Club

About Me

  • Location
    City of Angels, CA
  • Interests
    Cruising, Hockey, College football
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America Line
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe (all of it)

Recent Profile Visitors

3,153 profile views
  1. Captain Oebele "Wouter" van Hoogdalem was scheduled
  2. No probs Sir! Have a great Sunday (what's left of it for you on the other side of the pond)
  3. Same class of ships ("R"-class) with minor exterior and interior changes. A'dam is known as the co-flagship and does the Grand World Voyage (GWV) annually from January through April
  4. Does your crystal ball tell you what happened to the two "Signatures," Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam in 2028?
  5. Checking liquor at the gangway is the responsibility of both security and beverage departments. The security guard monitoring the X-ray machine and/or the individual known as the belt "feeder" need to flag liquor bottle(s) as it/they proceed on the belt through the machine, and then notify the beverage attendant positioned at the table down the line for the find and actual confiscation which is done by the latter. The guard's primary responsibility however, remains paying attention to any items that may possess a hazard/danger, and not to bottles of alcohol. Being screened inside the terminal, as opposed to on the ship at the gangway, is done by contract/private security however, should work the same way. It's not a perfect process especially when it gets busy down there when the focus turns to processing/screening returning pax as efficient as possible and preventing a "cattle drive"-type of backlog. There are, believe it or not, passengers who voluntarily walk over to the "liquor table" to turn in their purchased alcohol. Imagine that concept!
  6. The main event on Christmas Eve is a concert inside the main show lounge by the crew composed of an Indonesian choir, a Filipino choir and an international choir. They will each sing Christmas carols separately and then come together as one big choir. It's always a nice event for both pax and crew.
  7. What date are you looking for? I don't see K-dam stopping at St. John's during the first half of 2020 For her stop on 11 Dec in St. John's she's scheduled to berth at the Nevis Pier North. The Nevis Street Pier, aka St. John's Cruise Port, aka Redcliffe Quay is located south of the Heritage Quay/pier
  8. The very touching and appropriate, on a day like today, "In Flanders Field" poem is more familiar, I believe to residents of the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth of Nations countries who fought in World War I, than it is in the U.S. I would like to thank ALL veterans, young and old, for their service to their country, wherever they may be, and for their sacrifices In Flanders Fields BY JOHN MCCRAE In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields
  9. Stein Kruse remains the head of the Holland America Group (HAL, Seabourn, Princess and P&O Australia), S7S - no changes
  10. Nope, as in Eurodam take-out Captain Jeroen van Donselaar. You're thinking about former P-dam chief officer/staff captain and now captain Jeroen Schuchmann. "Jeroen" is a pretty common Dutch first name. If you ever saw the 1993 motion picture "The Fugitive" with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. The bad guy was played by Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbe
  11. Semper Fi on November 10 to all Marines, past and present! USMC 1976-1980 MCRD San Diego, CA Camp Pendleton, CA Fort McClellan, AL (Army MP School) MCAS El Toro, CA MCAS Yuma, AZ MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
  12. Here we go again with that old fairy tale! The late show starts at 10 PM in the main show lounge as we all know; the BB Kings are playing around the same time, as are the Rolling Stone band on the new ships, as do the Billboard Onboard musicians. The casino is busy at the same time, so the ships are not "virtually empty or devoid of activity." When is the last time you actually took a HAL cruise to personally verify all this?
  13. Nice job Captain Jeroen! Hope the weather improves for you!
  • Create New...