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Is there anyone on board the Veendam now she is out of dry dock who can advise what work was done?  I am on her for a Mediterranean cruise in June and just hoping they haven’t made and significant changes to the layout.  If anyone has a photo of a daily schedule from the first post dry dock cruise that would be wonderfully helpful too.


 

 

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I'm curious, too, as I'll be aboard the Veendam in July. However, given that the drydock was so short, I doubt anything was done with regards to her layout. There simply wasn't enough time for that. Hopefully, though, they were able to freshen her up with some new softgoods and fixed the elevator situation.

 

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She was scheduled for routine/regular dry-dock work, as well as getting some failing public elevator cabs replaced

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1 hour ago, Copper10-8 said:

She was scheduled for routine/regular dry-dock work, as well as getting some failing public elevator cabs replaced

I saw the Veendam today in FLL.  She looked amazing!! Her new paint job made her look like a new ship.  Also, I noticed some kind of class enclosed structure on the back of the ship?  It was hard to make it out from the angle I saw her.  Perhaps this has been there for a while?  

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10 minutes ago, Fredric22 said:

I saw the Veendam today in FLL.  She looked amazing!! Her new paint job made her look like a new ship.  Also, I noticed some kind of class enclosed structure on the back of the ship?  It was hard to make it out from the angle I saw her.  Perhaps this has been there for a while?  

 

 

Are you perhaps referring to "the Oasis" teen area behind her stack? It's exterior glass partition got green painted leaves on it

 

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5 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

She was scheduled for routine/regular dry-dock work, as well as getting some failing public elevator cabs replaced

Hoorah for new elevator cabs.  I was on her in January - great ship and crew - except for the 3 elevators not working (2 forward section and 1 in stern section).

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13 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

 

Are you perhaps referring to "the Oasis" teen area behind her stack? It's exterior glass partition got green painted leaves on it

 

I don't think that is what I saw.  I wish I could be more specific.  I hope someone can take an exterior shot of her soon so I can confirm what I was looking at! :) 

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Is there anyone on board the Veendam now she is out of dry dock who can advise what work was done?  I am on her for a Mediterranean cruise in June and just hoping they haven’t made and significant changes to the layout.  If anyone has a photo of a daily schedule from the first post dry dock cruise that would be wonderfully helpful too.

 

 

 

I’m onboard now. What I’ve seen so far ...All new carpet in public areas. Nice light colours. New chairs at the desks in cabins and crows nest. Looks like one of the aft elevators may not be complete as there is wood framing around it. Doors are very slow opening and closing.

Still lots of contractors onboard but I’m thinking they are working behind the scenes.

There are a few plumbing issues we are hearing about like leaks and no hot water in a few showers.

The exploration cafe is all refurbished and looks great. The self serve laundry rooms have disappeared.

 

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11 minutes ago, senorjim said:

I’m onboard now. What I’ve seen so far ...All new carpet in public areas. Nice light colours. New chairs at the desks in cabins and crows nest. Looks like one of the aft elevators may not be complete as there is wood framing around it. Doors are very slow opening and closing.

Still lots of contractors onboard but I’m thinking they are working behind the scenes.

There are a few plumbing issues we are hearing about like leaks and no hot water in a few showers.

The exploration cafe is all refurbished and looks great. The self serve laundry rooms have disappeared.

 

Jim

 

 

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Thanks for the update!  Please take a few pictures if you can! 

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3 hours ago, senorjim said:

I’m onboard now. What I’ve seen so far ...All new carpet in public areas. Nice light colours. New chairs at the desks in cabins and crows nest. Looks like one of the aft elevators may not be complete as there is wood framing around it. Doors are very slow opening and closing.

Still lots of contractors onboard but I’m thinking they are working behind the scenes.

There are a few plumbing issues we are hearing about like leaks and no hot water in a few showers.

The exploration cafe is all refurbished and looks great. The self serve laundry rooms have disappeared.

 

Jim

 

 

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Thanks for your update!

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Thanks for the update!  Please take a few pictures if you can! 

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A few photos. Martini Bar. Carpet near the shops and Exploration Cafe



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Thank you so much for the photos.  Do they still have the ocean bar musicians (Neptune trio I think they are called) performing sets each night and the band in crows nest?

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1 hour ago, senorjim said:


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A few photos. Martini Bar. Carpet near the shops and Exploration Cafe



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Very nice pics of an updated VEDM, thanks! So that is the Mix Bar adjacent the casino on Deck 8, the old Casino sports bar

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Thank you so much for the photos.  Do they still have the ocean bar musicians (Neptune trio I think they are called) performing sets each night and the band in crows nest?

The Ocean bar has the ocean trio as well as a solo pianist at alternating times. Explorers lounges has Adagio.
No entertainment in Crows Nest but it’s beautiful. I’ll try to get some photos tomorrow.
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The Ocean bar has the ocean trio as well as a solo pianist at alternating times. Explorers lounges has Adagio.
No entertainment in Crows Nest but it’s beautiful. I’ll try to get some photos tomorrow.
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Also Mix has a piano entertainer Jeff at 9pm


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Thanks so much for all the information.  My husband and I enjoy dancing and I know HAL has progressively removed ocean bar entertainment (well suitable for dance anyway) and crows nest has also been changed on their new ships.  I booked Veendam as they still had the traditional layout and gambled on this remaining after dry dock.  So really pleased to hear ocean bar is intact with pianist and/or Neptune trio each night!  Really appreciate your help.

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Thanks so much for all the information.  My husband and I enjoy dancing and I know HAL has progressively removed ocean bar entertainment (well suitable for dance anyway) and crows nest has also been changed on their new ships.  I booked Veendam as they still had the traditional layout and gambled on this remaining after dry dock.  So really pleased to hear ocean bar is intact with pianist and/or Neptune trio each night!  Really appreciate your help.4d01726df7cb91764cc5b42aa93e5a52.jpgedc6126a9c499483f3c46dbf74591e16.jpg4ddf9553a227592d8df2980f8bed2b36.jpg.jpg[/img]

Here are a couple of photos of the lido and a couple in the crows nest as well as the main deck forward elevator bank.
Jim
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She was scheduled for routine/regular dry-dock work, as well as getting some failing public elevator cabs replaced


Oh, happy day! We were on her to Bermuda last year then 21 days in the Caribbean In January. The elevator situation was dismal.

Thanks, Copper!


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So happy to know that the Ocean Bar has not been messed up/changed and that the trio still plays.  Hope that HAL doesn't change this as it is a big draw for us as we enjoy dancing in the evenings.  Have been on board three or four times with Harvey leading one of the trios.  Great music/great interaction with audience.  They filled the bar each time they played.  It is a real plus.

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Question for anyone who has been on board, did they repair all the tiles around the hot tubs in the Retreat?

Photos???


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Thanks for the photos...really like the new carpets/interiors.  Any flatscreens in any cabins?

Same old TV’s with DVD players!
Jim


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Question for anyone who has been on board, did they repair all the tiles around the hot tubs in the Retreat?

Photos???


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Appears to be all teak around the hot tubs in the retreat area.
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