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Almost Live: Maasdam - Seattle to Sydney 2019

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24 minutes ago, erewhon said:

Catching up with your blog and this thread, thanks for your postings and photos.

 

Bellair, what is the white "blob" with the baked beans?

LOL it is a breakfast favourite here...it is scrambled egg. A lot of American friends cannot believe we have baked beans on toast!

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5 hours ago, Bellair said:

LOL it is a breakfast favourite here...it is scrambled egg. A lot of American friends cannot believe we have baked beans on toast!

 

Thanks for your reply, I wondered if it was scrambled egg.   A good idea for the next time we have baked beans on toast.

 

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Are you on board on the 28th? If you are I can arrange the chef to make you some!

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10 hours ago, Bellair said:

No problems on our 26 day cruise from NZ to San Fran in May. Our cabin was great.

 

 

Like your videos.

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Many thanks indeed

look out for the S.Pacific WW2 cruise on the Maasdam in Late September

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On 8/16/2019 at 7:36 AM, 4starHollandcruiser said:

I just finished a 35 day cruise on the Maasdam and would not book another cruise on that ship.  Many of us could not get our rooms cooler, and many public rooms were too warm.  They cannot fix the system and have been trying since September 2018.  The plans for selling the ship mean that it has 2 more years at the most.

We were moved a few days ago and our second room can't get cooler than 70°f.  I am still working on that issue.  1/2 of the Lido is warm.

 

All that being said, we're having a ball and love the itinerary and would book a good itinerary on the ship.

 

We're finally in Kobe this morning.

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15 hours ago, erewhon said:

 

Thanks for your reply, I wondered if it was scrambled egg.   A good idea for the next time we have baked beans on toast.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Great to see the ship arrived safely in Kobe. Hope it was not too uncomfortable to get there.

 

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Bellair said:

Are you on board on the 28th? If you are I can arrange the chef to make you some!

 

We don't board until January, but thanks for the offer.:classic_happy:

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I can always request the chef to make it for you on a formal night in Jan !!

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Glad you all have arrived safely in Kobe.

 

Neither of us could sleep in a warm room.  We like it dark and super cool -- 60 or lower if possible.

 

Great pictures.

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We had a very nice warm day in Kochi today.  It was really nice to not have to do anything.  We strolled the Sunday market and the Shopping Street.  It was more crowded with the Diamond Princess in port with us.

 

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On 8/15/2019 at 7:45 PM, Bellair said:

LOL it is a breakfast favourite here...it is scrambled egg. A lot of American friends cannot believe we have baked beans on toast!

Say it aint so.....

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Just leaving Kanazawa, Japan headed back to Russia.  It's 10:40pm and we have a dance team send off.  It was a great repeat day and we were the 23rd & 24th to get back on the ship tonight.  Lots more detail will be in my blog, but it'll be a couple days for the posting.96A43E9A-2D37-4472-95C2-5F5455044049.thumb.jpeg.a24e0f4d8f3a670055e223dfba34cecb.jpeg

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8 hours ago, Btimmer said:

Just leaving Kanazawa, Japan headed back to Russia.  It's 10:40pm and we have a dance team send off.  It was a great repeat day and we were the 23rd & 24th to get back on the ship tonight.  Lots more detail will be in my blog, but it'll be a couple days for the posting.96A43E9A-2D37-4472-95C2-5F5455044049.thumb.jpeg.a24e0f4d8f3a670055e223dfba34cecb.jpeg

 

What a beautiful ceremony.

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We really enjoyed it too earlier this year.   Did they also bring on the amazing women’s drum group?   

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Enjoyed reading about this visit to Kanazawa.

It brought back good memories.

Thanks again.

Barbara

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On 8/21/2019 at 1:45 PM, bennybear said:

We really enjoyed it too earlier this year.   Did they also bring on the amazing women’s drum group?   

Yes.  We saw them on the first loop.

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Today's private excursion in Vladivostok was to a safari park to see lots of animals.  Here are a few pictures. And yes the Chinese Sun Bear was that close.

 

 

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We paid a return visit to U-56 and took the 100 ruble tour.

 

Off to Korsakov in about an hour.

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Posted (edited)

Catching up with your reports.

So, if you are on a HAL excursion do yuneed to get a Russian visa.?

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