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About samsonmo

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    Amsterdam-The Netherlands
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  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America Oceania Cruises
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Asia and South Pacific

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  1. Rotterdam has the Eurovisojn Song Contest but Amsterdam is having a big event between August 16-20 called SAIL 2020. Tall ships etc from all over the world will be in Amsterdam.Actually a bigger event then the Eurovision Song contest more visitors from all over the world. Hotel prices during that period ????? Ship in town: Nieuw Amsterdam on August 16 but will NOT dock at Amsterdam Cruise Terminal but at Waterland Terminal. Peter
  2. Hi Jacqui, Please add: samsonmo Peter & Monica Ship: Rotterdam February 21 2021 32 days Hawaii & French Polynesia Many thanks
  3. Just off the final voyage on Prinsendam June 17-July 1. All the upcoming changes are done from headoffice. These persons should actually be on the "floor"of the ship and listen what guests really want. We had Brett too and he was more then excellent. So unfortunate headoffice does not listen to their guests. Unfortunately it looks like that also Holland America is going into the mass market like Carnival. Peter
  4. Jacqui, thank you and for sure this will be a memorable journey. Special events: anybodies guess. We know Captain Albert (presently sailing on Zaandam) will be on board. Just 6 days before we leave. So easy as we will be at the Cruise Treminal in 15 minutes from our home. Peter Monica
  5. That is a pity. For sure the last cruise on Prinsendam will be "special".
  6. As a long standing CC member my hometown Amsterdam has currently a beautiful outdoor free of charge International art festival going on. It just started yesterday and final day is September 15 2019. When you get off the ship and go to Central Station catch tram 24 to the stop Minervaplein and get off there. More then 80 figurative sculptures etc are on show. There is an English website is: www.artzuid.nl/en/ I will be sailing on Prinsendam final cruise for HAL on June 17 from/to Amsterdam and feel sad to see her go. Enjoy the visit to this great city. Peter
  7. Welcome home. We enjoyed following your cruise from Civitavecchia to Dover. Great pics and wonderful descriptions. For us another 40 days before we board the Prinsendam on its final voyage for Holland America bringing us from/to our hometown Amsterdam to the Northcape. Peter Monica.
  8. Weather fior St Peter Port/Guernsey for Sunday looks very promising. Gentle breeze, sunshine and maximum around 10C. Bit chilly. Peter
  9. Good to read 2 minutes silence to remember all people who persihed during World War 2 will be held on board. In Holland everything stops between 20.00 and 20.02. Public transport/airport operation everything will come to a complete standstill. Checked with HAL this week if any news on last cruise festivities June 17 July 1 cruise but nobody could tell me anything. We will be happy and fortunate to be able to sail on the ship for its last voyage under HAL flag. So sad. Peter
  10. Looking at a 32 days cruise from/to San Diego either November 2020 or February 2021. Can anybody advise which period is better regarding weather etc. Peter
  11. Very sad news. May he rest in peace. Condolences to the family from Amsterdam.
  12. Jacqui. Unfortunately we are home and have to think what to eat. Your pics of the various food items makes us jealous. Enjoy. Peter
  13. Presently on Prinsendam in Funchal. Phoenix is owner of the ship since July 2018 . On July 1 2019 Prinsendam will sail to Hamburg for Dry Dock and then officially renamed to Amera. Having a great cruise and The Elegant Explorer in great shape and excellent crew and fantastic enetrtainment so far.
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