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Baltic , Norway , Iceland and the U.K. on the Zuiderdam 2019 with photos

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42 minutes ago, sail7seas said:

 

 

We flew BA fist class to London and on then  to

 

Copenhagen.  Though it w as sleeper seats, I could not sleep  even a tiny bit    Service and amentiies were nice but  IMO, overall, ' not as great as it might  have been

 

Thai   Air is pretty wonderful, first class  ...

 

 

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We did like that that there were only 20 seats in the hump of the BA 747 . Here's some photos of the Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner 787 .

 

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First class

 

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Taxi and lift off

 

 

 

 

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The seat folds flat and is 6' 6'' . At  LHR they have a private entrance to Virgin Atlantic where you are dropped at . They also have a private line for VA before the club . We really like their club in London .

 

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9 minutes ago, scubacruiserx2 said:

 

We did like that that there were only 20 seats in the hump of the BA 747 . Here's some photos of the Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner 787 .

 

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First class

 

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Taxi and lift off

 

 

 

 

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The seat folds flat and is 6' 6'' . At  LHR they have a private entrance to Virgin Atlantic where you are dropped at . They also have a private line for VA before the club . We really like their club in London .

 

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Were these LHR flights to catch   a  cruise  or   home from one ??

 

Or for extended land  stay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, sail7seas said:

 

Were these LHR flights to catch   a  cruise  or   home from one ??

 

Or for extended land  stay?

 


A Northern European cruise from Dover RT air from MIA .

 

Baltic cruise from Southampton air RT from MIA .

 

One way from LHR after a TA from Miami on the Celebrity Eclipse .

 

Our extended land stay was to Dublin and returned from Munich .

 

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Nice

 

We liked  Munich far more than we  thought we  would.    Had  a  fun   week-10 days there, during October fest

 

 

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Thanks for the pictures of your cabin.

 

We have flown first class on British Airways -- very nice and great food.

 

But the best food we had was on the Concord.

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7 minutes ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

Thanks for the pictures of your cabin.

 

We have flown first class on British Airways -- very nice and great food.

 

But the best food we had was on the Concord.

 

Gives a new meaning to British fast food .

 

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36 minutes ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

Thanks for the pictures of your cabin.

 

We have flown first class on British Airways -- very nice and great food.

 

But the best food we had was on the Concord.

 

In the 'day'   for trans atlantic, firs t class on TWA, they used to roll a cart and slice  chateau briand   beside each seat  It was delicious and all  the sides;   desert-wine- champagne   We did that so many times..My late  DH really enjoyed it

 

 

 

AllItalia used to open big   tins of caviar for those  who wished  to indulge.

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13 hours ago, sail7seas said:

Nice

 

We liked  Munich far more than we  thought we  would.    Had  a  fun   week-10 days there, during October fest

 

 

 

We spent 10 nights there in a rented apartment and enjoyed the public transportation . We also did a day trip here :

 

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and an overnight in Saltzburg

 

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Don't you love stories with a happy ending ? When I logged in with HAL to look at shore excursions our booking was missing . A frantic call to the TA got our room back with $800 OBC , a dinner at the Pinnacle and free internet .  😊

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7 hours ago, cruisequeen4ever said:

Our guide in June alluded that the helicopter ride offered at the Peter and Paul Cathedral is NOT safe. 

 

We have enjoyed several flights with no issues . They use a 3 man crew and we trust that they will use good judgement . One of our guides was a retired Russian Colonel who when we offered to take him along  , refused . I underwent the Air Rescue training in the Dade County Fire Department and they have never had a crash in their 30 year history , so we felt safe . However , Hurricane Andrew did some damage to several of the helicopters on the ground . We were probably more concerned one time when I woke up from a nap in our St. Petersburg apartment and my wife told me that there were tanks outside . They we staging for the Victory day parade in Palace square .

 

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An Air Rescue video

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, cruisequeen4ever said:

Thank you for another great one! Looking forward to your next!

 

Thanks cruisequeen4ever and so are we . Our next scheduled cruise is the 27 day British Isles Grand Adventure on the Regal Princess .

 

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A couple of photos of the ship

 

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We hope to disembark and go to Paris and take the train to Rotterdam and board the HAL Rotterdam on the Norse Legends cruise .

 

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Our latest photos sent to Halfacts

 
Zaandam photos Neptune suite # 7030 taken on December 2018 . The room is between the  elevator and stairs mid ship on the Port side . We did hear noise from the Lido deck above at night and were told that the dish washing was above us . There is plenty of storage behind the mirrored doors . The coffee machine was nice and the balcony was very nice .
 

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Between the bedroom and the bathroom was a vanity and closets behind the mirrors

 

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Our room had the elevators to the left and the stairs to the right in this photo

 

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We just got prepaid gratuities on both of our upcoming cruises with HAL ! If you are booked with HAL check with your TA or PCC .

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We found an old SD card with photos from Glacier Alley in Chile on the Zaandam . We like that the glaciers were named for countries in Europe .

 

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Romanche is Switzerland with it's waterfall and it is 2000' from the peak to the ocean

 

 

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Alemania is Germany 

 

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Next was Italia that comes down to the water

 

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Finally came Hollandia

 

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and the Beagle Channel

 

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This was all seen before lunch !

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Posted (edited)
6 minutes ago, scubacruiserx2 said:

We found an old SD card with photos from Glacier Alley in Chile on the Zaandam . We like that the glaciers were named for countries in Europe .

 

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Romanche is Switzerland with it's waterfall and it is 2000' from the peak to the ocean

 

 

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Alemania is Germany 

 

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Next was Italia that comes down to the water

 

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Finally came Hollandia

 

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and the Beagle Channel

 

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This was all seen before lunch !

 
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Thank God that Hurricane Dorian missed Puerto Rico . Unfortunately she may be paying us a visit on Labor Day .

 

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14 hours ago, scubacruiserx2 said:

Thank God that Hurricane Dorian missed Puerto Rico . Unfortunately she may be paying us a visit on Labor Day .

 

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Be safe! Hope he fizzles out before he reaches Florida.

 

current projections show a more Southerly track, but I am still in the cone of error. I am just North of Daytona.  Holding off putting up our shutters until we know for sure.  We had prepared to evacuate for Irma, and then she changed course at the last minute. We had lots of rain and some flooding, but were spared the worst. Still better than snow and ice!🙃

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1 hour ago, cat shepard said:

Be safe! Hope he fizzles out before he reaches Florida.

 

current projections show a more Southerly track, but I am still in the cone of error. I am just North of Daytona.  Holding off putting up our shutters until we know for sure.  We had prepared to evacuate for Irma, and then she changed course at the last minute. We had lots of rain and some flooding, but were spared the worst. Still better than snow and ice!🙃

 

We hope so too . We are selectively shuttered with the hard to do shutters in place until the season passes in about 2 months . I don't miss having to go to work in Miami anymore and can just take care of the house here . But we sure miss the kids help since we're not getting any younger ! It's hard for me to relate to the snow and ice since we only visit but my wife remembers . My first hurricane was Hurricane King when I was just 2 weeks old and it struck Miami where I was born .

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While we're all having dinner tonight A Cat 5 hurricane with 185 MPH is just off our coast destroying the Bahamas . We expect to get the effects beginning tonight for a couple of days . Power loss to us means no running water since we are on a well and septic . No Air conditioning , internet , or home phone . Perhaps it was because I worked in a shelter in Miami during Andrew and saw so much suffering , death and property loss for years in the aftermath that I don't make jokes or smile when people are hurting or going through it . I just pray and try to help ourselves and others when we can .

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