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    New Brunswick
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    gardening, SPCA, dogs
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    Holland America Line
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    Europe, exotic

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  1. The S & R ships (of which Amsterdam is one) do not have ocean views so at times the breakfast has been in the MDR as you have heard. However, I do believe the Amsterdam serves the breakfast in the PG now. We were on the Rotterdam a couple of years ago and breakfast was also in the PG. the PG manager said that there were complaints about it in the MDR and people preferred the PG. He said the R class ships were following the Amsterdamโ€™s lead ๐Ÿ˜‰.
  2. I join with the others in saying that the PG lunch is a real treat. We just got off the Prinsendam on May 6th and the PG lunch was as it always is there - top notch ๐Ÿ™‚ I posted pics from our lunch and comments on my live thread at the time ๐Ÿ™‚ It is really a nice time and a good treat. Go for it !
  3. Veendam had itโ€™s aft changed by HAL (a move they stopped shortly after due to complaints). Instead of having an aft/sea view pool, that was removed and now they have hot tubs. The hot tubs can mar the aft view in places. Veendam has had issues and other times none. A number of people I know have said they enjoyed the ship, but I confess this is one ship I am nervous of due to problems in the past. I As to suites on HAL - are you referring to the Vista Suite (which is basically a balcony cabin although they are larger on this ship) or to the Neptune Suites? It sounds like you are referring to the Vista (verandah). I believe you would find the HAL verandah suite larger than the Princess.
  4. Iโ€™m sorry to hear you had to cancel. No worries ๐Ÿ˜‰ Iโ€™ll remove you and THANK YOU for letting me know ๐Ÿ˜„. It is very appreciated.
  5. Thanks so much for posting, Rich ๐Ÿ™‚ I See May roll call friends are disembarking the Pโ€™dam today ๐Ÿ˜ž. Hope they all had a fabulous time ๐Ÿ˜„
  6. You did just fine. ๐Ÿ˜„. Your thread is up on the roll call board ๐Ÿ˜„
  7. Youโ€™re on the general HAL board - not the roll call board. You need to go to the N Amsterdam roll calls to start a roll call. Here is the link - https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/461-nieuw-amsterdam/
  8. Hope you have a lovely, well deserved vacation ๐Ÿ˜„ Looking forward to following along with you ๐Ÿ™‚
  9. Thanks - I thought so. Amazing you donโ€™t even see the upsell offers. ๐Ÿ˜ž as to upsell offers - Iโ€™ve had them as far as 3 weeks out and 10 days - 2 weeks out. Iโ€™ve also created my own once ๐Ÿ˜‰
  10. I am guessing this is a source not available to the rest of us that you canโ€™t share? ๐Ÿ˜‰ But if is one you can, it would be very helpful. Or any tips. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜„
  11. Yes, the same thing has happened to me. The other option is once you post to go to the top of the page, click follow and choose no email notification. A PITA for sure.
  12. I take the same approach. When I saw two women touching cups when we were under code Red, (the cups were being handled by staff including pouring of water, coffee, etc.) I told the staff. They removed the entire tray and brought a new one.
  13. Both of these ships and the lucky CC members on them are heading to northern climates but two, totally different itineraries. Whether they are sailing to Alaska or to the North Cape we hope they all enjoy their sightings and cruise and, of course, we wish them safe travels, fair winds and smooth seas. Bon Voyage to Rotterdam - 14 night North Cape - Voyage of the Midnight Sun: Veenendaal6 Sue from Canada Bon Voyage to Nieuw Amsterdam - 7 day Alaska Inside Passage: Skoogs - hope your Momโ€™s memorial cruise with 6 1st time HAL cruisers is truly memorable. Bon Voyage everyone!!!!! Have a great cruise and a WONDERFUL time!!!!!
  14. Mimosas were free with our room service menu but not in the Pinnacle Grill at breakfast on our cruise (April - May/19) on the Prinsendam. OP - if you like tea, the teas in the Neptune Lounge are the same as those that are served in the Pinnacle Grill and different (and better IMO) than the teas offered in the Lido and the MDR. Coffee is better as well in the Neptune Lounge and PG than in the Lido or MDR IMO. ๐Ÿ™‚
  15. We had an orange party on the Pโ€™dam as well. Well Orange was appreciated you could attend if you didnโ€™t have any ๐Ÿ˜‰ Staff wore orange ribbons all day and that evening many of them dressed up in orange wigs, hats, etc. It was a nice evening.
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