Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
Btimmer

Almost Live: Maasdam - Seattle to Sydney 2019

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, CJcruzer said:

Tim, I thought KK had been given the job of Travel and Cruise 

director?  I thought I had read that somewhere before.   Is she still onboard?   Unless the Kay you are referring to is the same as KK..

 

Glad you are off to a nice start!  

 

 

I don't think KK is onboard but I'll inquire today.  Kay is a super EXC guide from NZ and wasn't on the Sri Lankan leg we were on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kay was wonderful when we boarded in December in Sydney.  She left in East Timor,  when Brett boarded.  Is Matthew still on board?

I do not remember Lance on the Sri Lanka cruise.  Did he board after Feb. 15???

Thank you, Tim, for bringing us back on board ms Maasdam.

Barbara

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kay left in Papeete and wasn't back on for Sri Lanka.  Matthew is not on board.  I can't find a reference in my notes to Lance being on board. So it may have been another cruise we were on with him, perhaps the Oosterdam.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For those wondering about the title of this thread, it's not titled 'Almost Live' because I only post once per day.  It's really a tribute to a former Seattle TV comedy show that sort of mimicked Saturday Night Live, and it had the title 'Almost Live'.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, didn’t know how to start a new question🧐. Can anyone tell me what beers are stocked, my DH is a craft beer or IPA guy, and not sure if a beverage package would work for us, thanks. We are on the Maasdam in November 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, Briansbrain said:

Sorry, didn’t know how to start a new question🧐. Can anyone tell me what beers are stocked, my DH is a craft beer or IPA guy, and not sure if a beverage package would work for us, thanks. We are on the Maasdam in November 

 

Check the bar menus on this site:

 

http://www.rogerjett-photography.com/specialty-2/hal-regular-and-specialty-restaurants/hal-beverage-menus

 

On our last few cruises, they always had bottles of Langunitas IPA (12oz). I am sure it varies from ship to ship and cruise to cruise. The draft beer selection is lacking IMHO. 

 

Note- the above experience was not on the Maasdam. We have yet to sail her.

Edited by Overhead Fred
Clarification

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Overhead Fred said:

 

Check the bar menus on this site:

 

http://www.rogerjett-photography.com/specialty-2/hal-regular-and-specialty-restaurants/hal-beverage-menus

 

On our last few cruises, they always had bottles of Langunitas IPA (12oz). I am sure it varies from ship to ship and cruise to cruise. The draft beer selection is lacking IMHO. 

 

Note- the above experience was not on the Maasdam. We have yet to sail her.

Thanks Overhead!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look forward to seeing you on board on the 28th Of August. Many thanks for all your work on the CC meeting 29th.

Safe travels

Bellair

Maasdam exits Port Phillip Bay.jpg

Maasdam Melb .JPG

Maasdam Melb dock.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have often been awakened by the fire alarms.

 

Glad you enjoyed your day in Sitka.  We have been there many times and do enjoy that port.

 

Great report.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks  for the update.

During cruises we have been woken by fire alams, some fellow passengers fully dressed and wearing lifejackets stood in the hallway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ATK is not on the Maasdam. I just did 3 weeks in Alaska out of San Francisco.

 

The guest chef we had was very good. No more cooking classes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really enjoying your blog.Look forward to each day’s reports.We are booked on the Masadam , June1st 2020 , 2 week Alaskan EXC, Vancouver back to Vancouver .First time with HAL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tim,

 

Enjoying your blog.  Read about the talk regarding stern warning (?) regarding visa/immigration for your Russian ports,   

 

 

Sent you an email asking what was said, specifically about Vladivostok - as we have that port stop next April.   From the report of April 2019 sailing, passengers could walk-off, tour independently, without visa, after having met with immigration.   

 

Would appreciate hearing procedures on your cruise,

 

Thanks, and enjoy!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for posting this thread (and your blog). I've only ever cruised on Princess ships so far and I'm looking at booking a cruise on HAL to expand my horizons so I'll be following along (quietly from the back row) with great interest. Hope you have a great trip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Loving your blog. Our cruise on the Maasdam ended 7-9-19. What a wonderful journey it was. If you like beer, the brewery in Kodiak was a lot of fun. We visited the Bear Town Market. The vendors there had handcrafted items. We also walked out to North End Park. Ended up clocking 25,000 steps that day!!

 

Cheers and thanks again,

Denise

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Q&A with the Coral Expeditions Team
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...