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  1. ms Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Santorini Island Greece 08:00 - 23:00 ms Maasdam Noumea Grande Terre island 08:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Panama Canal 00:00 - 24:00 Web Cam http://www.pancanal.com/common/multimedia/webcams/viewer-flash/cam-gatun-hi.html Web Cam http://sunnyfortuna.com/fortunacam/showcams/panama/gatun.htm ms Nieuw Statendam Marseille France Riviera 08:00 - 18:00 ms Noordam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Oosterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Rotterdam Cruising -- - -- ms Veendam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Volendam Willemstad Curacao Island 08:00 - 23:00 ms Westerdam Shimizu Shizuoka 08:00 - 14:00 ms Zaandam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zuiderdam Portland/Maine 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  2. A walk around the public decks tonight brought some surprises. Let me start off by saying it has been a while since my last cruise on Noordam, but I have sailed more recently on other ships. I was surprised at the lack of major changes. B.B. King is in what was originally called the Queens Lounge and now goes by the BB King Lounge. It didn't really look any different than before. I didn't check to see if carpet and soft goods were replaced or just cleaned up. A change I thought would happen didn't - Northern LIghts still exists and the casino is still the same size. No Gallery Bar which I enjoyed on Westerdam. Across from the Casino is Billboard, which looks identical to the setup on Nieuw Amsterdam. No real changes other than putting two pianos there and moving the seating around. Where the piano bar was is now a larger bar. What used to be the Explorers Lounge is now branded Lincoln Center Stage, but other than that, looks pretty much the same. Where the photo studio was has about 16 touch screen computers set up, but they may only be to view the pictures you might want to buy. They had no keyboard or mouse so they would be difficult to use for general surfing. The only act that was performing during my walk was BB King, and they sounded pretty good. Tomorrow morning I'll take another walk with camera in hand. @RuthC where was the library located? I'll check tomorrow. Rich
  3. A couple of notes for the day. First, something that will make a lot of people happy. The Crows Nest was not changed! It is still the open area wonderful for sitting and watching the view, with or without adult beverages. While eating lunch I did see a couple of workers. I don't think there is anything major to finish, just touch up work. @erewhon we do visit Sydney and Melborne before continuing to Tasmania and New Zealand. I'm looking forward to visiting with friends in Sydney. Views of Vancouver The bag that was delivered tonight
  4. Thanks for rotating them. I'll get mine taken care of before tomorrow. WiFi is now up -- MAJOR changes to Navigator. When I first brought up Navigator, it asked me to login in my my HAL website login and password. That was already linked to my on board account! That is something I thought they should have done a long time ago. When I went to internet plans, it showed the prepaid plan so all I had to do was select it. I am now online with the ship's WiFi!!
  5. Here are today's activities You are corect, the WiFi is not working yet, neither is the on demand TV. I expect both to be working shortly I tried to fix the rotation but the program I use brought out a new version that I just tried for the first time. Will have it fixed later tonight.
  6. As promised, I am starting a thread about the current ship I am on. In this case it is Noordam, fresh out of dry dock for the last two weeks. First impressions are good. Embarkation: I arrived at Canada Place a little after 10:30. Luggage drop off was fine, but it was a bit of a hike to the elevator to get to the cruise ship level. Once on the cruise ship level we got in the line that would eventually take us to the waiting area to board. Although the line was long it kept moving and I was sitting in the waiting area to board about 11:15. Boarding started about 11:30 with an announcement that cabins wouldn't be available until noon, but that lunch was immediately available on the Lido Deck and would begin at noon in the MDR. I arrived at the Dive In just in time to place the first order. The taco bar was set up and ready to go. Bar service was quick. So far I haven't found the WiFi for the ship, but not a big deal at this point. More later Rich
  7. the web cam for Aruba should be https://www.portarubawebcam.com/ it has been updated for future ship arrivals
  8. ms Amsterdam 23:00 Callao 10:00 - 14 Oct 2019 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Rhodes Island Greece 08:00 - 18:00 ms Maasdam Mare Island Tadine 08:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Barcelona Spain 08:00 - 18:00 ms Noordam Vancouver Canada Place - yea 07:00 - 16:30 Web Cam http://www.northvancouver.com/webcams/cruisecam/ Web Cam http://webcam.visioncritical.com/ ms Oosterdam San Diego California 07:00 - 17:00 ms Rotterdam Bordeaux -- - 06:45 AM ms Rotterdam Gironde Estuary -- - -- ms Veendam Quebec City Canada 07:00 - 17:00 ms Volendam Oranjestad Aruba Island 08:00 - 23:00 ms Westerdam Yokohama Tokyo 06:30 - 20:00 ms Zaandam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zuiderdam Halifax 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  9. ms Amsterdam Salaverry Trujillo 06:00 - 17:00 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Kusadasi Ephesus 07:00 - 18:00 ms Maasdam Isle of Pines New Caledonia 08:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Puntarenas Puerto Caldera 08:00 - 18:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Noordam Dry Dock Victoria Shipyards 00:00 – 24:00 ms Oosterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Rotterdam Bordeaux 08:15 AM - -- ms Veendam Montreal Quebec Canada 07:00 - 16:00 ms Volendam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Westerdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Zaandam Gloucester Massachusetts 07:00 - 17:00 ms Zuiderdam Sydney/Nova Scotia 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  10. Actually I scheduled my flights for tomorrow, now I'm getting a little anxious. Atlanta tonight, Vancouver tomorrow night, ship Sunday. (crosses fingers) Rich
  11. Funny how some would call this a cut back, while others would applaud Microsoft and Holland America for not printing a bunch of papers that would ultimately get thrown away. By setting it up as downloads, one could save the information locally and never need a printed copy.
  12. ms Amsterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Eurodam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Koningsdam Mykonos Island Greece 08:00 - 18:00 ms Maasdam Lifou Island New Caledonia 08:00 - 17:00 ms Nieuw Amsterdam Corinto Nicaragua 08:00 - 16:00 ms Nieuw Statendam Cadiz Spain 07:00 - 17:00 ms Noordam Dry Dock Victoria Shipyards 00:00 – 24:00 ms Oosterdam Cruising 00:00 - 24:00 ms Rotterdam La Rochelle 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ms Veendam Quebec City Canada 07:00 - 17:00 ms Volendam Panama Canal 00:00 - 24:00 Web Cam http://www.pancanal.com/common/multimedia/webcams/viewer-flash/cam-gatun-hi.html Web Cam http://sunnyfortuna.com/fortunacam/showcams/panama/gatun.htm ms Westerdam Hakodate Japan 08:00 - 23:00 ms Zaandam Bar Harbor Maine 08:00 - 17:00 ms Zuiderdam Charlottetown 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  13. How many hangers are in the closet depends partially on who was in the cabin before you. If it was someone that used the laundry service a lot, you might find that you have more hangers than you could ever use. One cruise there were so many hangers that they were laying on the floor of the closet. I gave the cabin steward about 20 wooden hangers the first day of the cruise
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