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    HAL
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    Europe

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  1. Sorry, it's against CC Guidelines to recommend a PCC, just as it is for TA's. Travel Agent Recommendations There shall be no third-party recommendation (whether positive or negative in content) of travel agencies on any forums within Cruise Critic. General discussions regarding the TYPE of AGENCY to be used to purchase a cruise will be allowed, as long as no recommendations for any source of purchase are posted. Touting of your personal cruise agent or cruise line "personal cruise consultant" (or any other venue by which you purchase a cruise) is not allowed on our message boards. Postings that contain "tell them John sent you" will be removed without notice. This means you should not ask about someone's travel agent, nor should you respond in kind. Offering to email someone your travel agent's name or info is also not allowed, nor is asking members to email you for the information.
  2. I agree wholeheartedly. Never liked having two "Nieuw" ships. Already some people are dropping the Nieuw from Statendam anyway.
  3. Check e-bay periodically. Right now there's a silver 300-day one for under $13. A gold might show up sometime. edit: here's one for sale for $38 on another site: https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Holland-America-Line-500-DAY-Gold-Medallion-2-Necklace-In-Box-New-/564651819?goog_pla=1&gpid=293946777986&keyword=&goog_pla=1&pos=&ad_type=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn-6Qpc_o6gIVy5-zCh1ADA89EAYYAiABEgIHSvD_BwE
  4. Might depend on how much of a supply they have on hand right now.
  5. Found this with Google: A day after warning that it may be forced to file for bankruptcy, Norwegian Cruise Line on Wednesday announced that it had raised over $2 billion in funding to ensure that the company can withstand “well over” a year without revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/05/06/norwegian-cruise-line-raises-over-2-billion-after-warning-of-possible-bankruptcy/#1fdc97922b87
  6. I know I've seen pieces from the S-class Statendam and Ryndam that were moved to other ships. I would think that the Card paintings of other HAL ships would not be desirable on the sold ships and would be removed, but ones of the same ship might stay. (That is, a painting of the Amsterdam might stay on that ship under its new name, but a painting of Rotterdam would be removed.) I recall on the Prinsendam there was a ship model outside the Crow's Nest with the former owner's name and colors. Can't remember what that was though!
  7. This is a duplicate thread. The longer one is at https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2756017-ships-art-works/
  8. It's worse than that. The mid-ship deck 5 VA are just 4 ft deep because of the lifeboats, while the standard VB to VF on decks 5 to 8 are 6 ft deep. The deck 10 VB are also very shallow. The VB to VF on deck 4 are 7.5 ft deep, but the outer 1.5 ft is not covered. Go to halfacts.com/vista-class/ and look at pictures. Here is a good shot: halfacts.com/5103-westerdam-v/
  9. Maybe from baseball's "designated hitter"? You may also sometimes see DD, DS, DSil, DBil, etc where the S means either son or sister
  10. Only the CA (purple) are Lanai. The rest are just OV.
  11. Occupant of 4012 (farther foward) said " It is above the very back of the Show Lounge and the room does get some base reverberation from music during the shows and practices – noticeable but not earthshaking. "
  12. On the 3 newer ships, besides the interior connecting doors, a small section of the balcony dividers can be opened, not removed.
  13. On deck 4 I would choose a starboard side VB, as they are not above the galley. We've had a couple of cabins over the MDR and never had a noise issue. At times when the MDR was busiest we were either there ourselves or elsewhere on the ship, not in our cabin.
  14. We have never booked an inside and never will. DH and I both have to have at least an OV for natural light.
  15. Like CruiserBruce, the Noordam was our favorite ship until N.A. arrived. I like the Library/Explorations Cafe on the Noordam much more though.
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