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  1. We made reservations for the Rudi's on board (NOT a pop up) and it says alacarte but we were charged $40 on line. Can someone please explain? What are we allowed to order? Just up to the $40 and then pay the difference over $40? Just a bit confused. Thanks
  2. April 1 departure -- 4/7 for the now cancelled HMC day on a site that shows scheduling for HMC the Veendam is still listed as the only ship there - that site needs to be updated No Cuba -- it includes Grand Turk, San Juan and St Thomas -- HMC was last day before FLL. I could understand that enroute -- but this is a cruise in April. Guess no one knows! But thanks for your input. 🙂 Of course the rep gave the standard answer that HAL reserves the right to change itineraries.....
  3. Anyone know why HAL would cancel a stop at Half Moon Cay originally on the itinerary for April, 2020? It is now listed as a sea day.
  4. Travelingla on Nieuw Statendam - 07-June-2020 14 night Voyage of the Midnight Sun
  5. I just read this on HAL's FAQ..... I've never had an Orange Party on any HAL ship I've sailed on..... is this something new? Learn more about this unique Dutch celebration and prepare to get your orange on. What’s the Orange Party? Orange is the color most associated with the Netherlands and the House of Orange, Holland’s royal family. In keeping with our proud Dutch heritage, we invite you to a new onboard celebration inspired by the Netherland’s national holiday, King’s Day: The Orange Party. Just wear your favorite orange clothes and accessories, or purchase Orange Party essentials in our shops, and get ready for the time of your life. What happens at the Orange Party? Enjoy Dutch-inspired appetizers, beer, cocktails, live music and more, plus a festive display of national pride with a sea of orange! When and where is the party? Holland America Line is hosting the Orange Party on board each of our ships on one evening every cruise. What attire should I pack for the Orange Party? Pack some orange clothing and/or accessories to wear for this special celebration!
  6. I'll take your word for it... it still does not let me go past March🤷🏼‍♀️
  7. I had checked that site earlier and did not see June listed -- so perhaps it is too early yet.... Or -- I do not know how to use this site???
  8. How do we find out where our ship (Nieuw Statendam) docks in Bergen? The cruise mapper & other sites do not say specifically.
  9. I am so sad about this..... but so glad I asked!! Thank you all for responding! Seems like a lot of wasted money 🤑 We plan to do a lot of 'self guided' walking in ports so I had visions of plotting the sites on a map here & printing them off....I cannot even remember now where I got that incorrect info 😏 Now I will be plotting my own maps before I go. Thank you all! but...... I am hard-headed & will still call HAL to see what they say about the 'benefit' & 'purpose' of this area!! 😋
  10. That is very disappointing & nothing like I read initially about the purpose. Even the video on it shows ‘table size’ ‘iPad-like tables with folks swiping a map on it. I was checking on the printing info. I will call HAL & see if I can find specifics. I just thought I’d ask here in case others had made use of it. You said you’ve seen it on several ships. Thanks for your reply.
  11. I will be on the Nieuw Statendam in a few months and am under the impression that we can search our port in EXC for the sites we are interested in and print out a personalized walking map with these sites on it. For those of you who have used EXC, Is this correct? If not, then I will need to print this out from home. Thanks so much.
  12. Gogjords does visit the falls -- but only about 20-25 minutes and first it stays at the museum for over an hour after watching the film. We've decided not to book the tour -- we do not care for bus tours unless it is something that is a huge priority. The ship tour is an hour longer with going to the dam and costs a about double. There are apparently nice scenic walks at this port so we will just do our own thing here and enjoy a slow pace.
  13. It's just odd the June and early July were cancelled but not the later HAL trip to Flam on the same ship. The more I read about Skjolden though the happier I am that we get to visit that port!
  14. Eidfjord question I am so torn on whether to book the gofjords tour at 11:45 to the falls or just take the walks in the village and enjoy a leisurely day there. Renting a car is not an option for us -- I just hate to have a rushed time at the falls and wasted time at the nature center -- which sounds like the complaint of all who take this tour. I figure we will be enjoying plenty of beautiful scenery and might just look at photos from any friends on this tour! LOL. Any thoughts??? This is our first port stop on a 2 week cruise.
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