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About sailingdutchy

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  1. Hope " Manneke Pis " is wearing a mask now ? BTW we loved the Volendam specially when Captain Christopher Turner , since retired , was on her ! Ton
  2. My TA is a personal friend , she has been for over 30 years . She has told me how amazing in particular Holland America has been by honoring the commissions for Travel Agents for the cancelled cruises , which I think is amazing . The big problem with the refunds was that they had to set up a complete new system with less people in the offices to handle the sheer number of cancellations She also mentioned that out of all of the cruise companies and the airlines in difficult times like this Holland America was the fastest and easiest to get in contact with on dedicated phone lines for TA's . Time to confront your TA with that , and I see that a lot of other CC'rs also confirmed that in the last couple of days . I will not travel all over the world without booking through a reliable TA , she has helped out tremendously in a few unforseen situations . Something I would not trust an online company or a large wholesale store to do for me , I rather pay a few dollars more . Tony
  3. Just guessing but maybe the Chinese so they can start their own Cruise company , can't think of anybody else in this market .
  4. I happen to have this poster hanging here at home . Mine is printed on canvas so not as brite as the colours on the poster are and folded around the frame . for the rest it is identical . Thank you Scott YXU AC*SE a fellow Londoner ( Ont ) for the information of the artist and Copper10-8 for the historical info ! BTW the poster hangs perfectly straight , the photographer was out of line !
  5. Cheers Ann and a Happy Birthday to Pat !
  6. Hey that is not so far away from you Jaap @rotjeknor hope you are doing well ! We missed out on going on the MS Rotterdam to your city in April and sleeping for one night on the old SS Rotterdam , bummer !!! Greetings from Canada , Tony and Martha
  7. So sad to see these beautiful ships at anchor near Katwijk aan Zee , about 20 km's from Scheveningen near where I was born in The Hague . Thank you very much for this picture @HarR . Hope they are safe there and there will soon be a solution so we can cruise again ! Tony
  8. Thanks for starting this thread , getting sick and tired of all the bad news ones . My glass is always half full so we have booked like @DeeDee Groff the late September '20 cruise to Auckland , I have a deposit on the Premier Cruise of the Ryndam , whenever it is or wherever the itinerary , and am seriously looking at the Norway / Baltic cruise for next July on the Nieuw Statendam , After that is booked we will be looking for a cruise for Jan / Feb / Mar '22 to get away from the Canadian winter . ( Yes we woke up to snow on Sunday morning MAY 10th ! NOT nice ! ) Tony
  9. Dank U wel meneer Copper . Thank you Mister Copper for this ! Not bad for an " Amsterdammer " , it must be said that a lot of Amsterdammers and Rotterdammers are unbelievably jealous of all the things The Hague has , all the government buildings , the embassies the International Court of Justice , headquaters of Royal Dutch Shell , etc etc and on top of that almost all of the big important decisions are made in The Hague . Meneer Copper also forgot to tell the people that the people from The Hague speak the proper " Nederlands " Dutch . I will be waiting "Jan " John ............ Ton
  10. Thanks a lot for the Video's @rjbean4 very encouraging for the future , let's stay positive ! Tony
  11. Was looking forward with VictOrian to meet you @VMax1700 in Cork for lunch and hear all the stories from Patrick growing up in this area . Guess the weather is not nice today because it was sad that we were not able to get there .............
  12. Awesome to read a first hand experience without being political . We have cruised with Captain Albert and dined with him a couple of times , a wonderful person with lots and lots of stories . Hope to meet him again soon . Tony
  13. Lica Maersk is on the move , soon the door to the chamber will close and water will rush in . Once the water is level again the Koningsdam can move in .
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