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Cruise and travel (new name) director, and former cast member/lead female singer/shopping ambassador Rebekah introducing the ma event; Illusionist Leon Etienne & Chelsea "Magic Rocks"

 

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Finished up the night by attending the third and final set of the BB

King band, they had the dance floor full and roaring!

 

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Good night! Hey, lookie here; quality and complimentary new zippered HAL bags :classic_cool:

 

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Posted (edited)

Nice bag!  Are they for Neptune Suite guests only?  On Noordam in May I got the standard blue grocery bag (in a Signature Suite).

 

~Nancy

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Thanks for sharing your photos,...... interesting.

Do you know if the new zippered HAL bags are on all ships?

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7 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

Good night! Hey, lookie here; quality and complimentary new zippered HAL bags :classic_cool:

 

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Nice bag!  From the orange stripe on it, I think this may be the Club Orange bag?  If it is, glad they are giving it to Neptune Suites.

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6 hours ago, oakridger said:

Nice bag!  Are they for Neptune Suite guests only?  On Noordam in May I got the standard blue grocery bag (in a Signature Suite).

 

~Nancy

 

6 hours ago, erewhon said:

Thanks for sharing your photos,...... interesting.

Do you know if the new zippered HAL bags are on all ships?

 

Dunno, but will find out :classic_cool:

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6:15am local time.  Up early this morning, eh?

 

Roy

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Wow, your photos are great!! Thanks once more for taking us along. 

 

Cheers, Denise

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50 minutes ago, rafinmd said:

6:15am local time.  Up early this morning, eh?

 

Roy

 

Taking the White Pass & Yukon to Bennett, BC, Canada

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Hi John!  Thank you so much for taking us along with you on your cruise.  I really enjoy your posts at sea.   We had perfect weather 2 weeks ago.

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1 hour ago, kazu said:

 

Nice bag!  From the orange stripe on it, I think this may be the Club Orange bag?  If it is, glad they are giving it to Neptune Suites.

 

We have a photo of the CO bag and it is different

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11 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

 

Dunno, but will find out :classic_cool:

 

Thanks for your reply.

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How was the train ride?  I have taken it myself.

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1 minute ago, Himself said:

How was the train ride?  I have taken it myself.

 

4 1/2 hrs long Father, but worth it! Incredible scenery and we made it to the Yukon Territory (Carcross) - Scratch one off the list! :classic_wink:

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12 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

 

Dunno, but will find out :classic_cool:

 

 

They have taken the place of the blue ones and everyone, no matter what cabin category, is getting one! The new ones are much nicer and sturdier and have a zippered closing

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16 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

 

They have taken the place of the blue ones and everyone, no matter what cabin category, is getting one! The new ones are much nicer and sturdier and have a zippered closing

 

Thanks  for the information, the new bags look and sound to be an improvement on the previous blue bags.

 

Yes, that train ride is worth it.

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Thanks Copper 10-8!  I will get one in November.....won't use it for groceries though!

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2 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

 

They have taken the place of the blue ones and everyone, no matter what cabin category, is getting one! The new ones are much nicer and sturdier and have a zippered closing

Thanks for the info, John.  We'll be on the Maasdam in November so looking forward to this classy-looking bag!

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Just got caught up on your posts, thanks for taking us along.

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Day 3 - 08/12/2019; Juneau, AK. So, after leaving Dixon Entrance behind, Nieuw Amsterdam entered the Pacific Ocean proper at Cape Muzon, and started following the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, before tucking back inside at Chatham Strait at Cape Decision. Chatham Strait turns into Frederick Sound and it was there around 0700 hours and in more confined waters where two compulsory U.S. Southeast Alaska pilots were picked up at the Frederick Sound/ Cornwallis Point pilot station off the little hamlet of Kake, AK. These two experienced “super mariners” are assigned cabins right behind the bridge and will take turns running shifts on that bridge. They will actually stay onboard until our call at Ketchikan on Thursday, so not a bad gig!

 

After that pilot(s) pickup, it is about seven plus hour sail to reach Joe’s town so Nieuw A. continued to sail Frederick Sound which took us to Stephens Passage where a northbound course was followed. In the process, Five Fingers Lighthouse and The Brothers Islands are passed. While south of big Admiralty Island, Nieuw Amsterdam’s older sister Eurodam, passed us to take the lead.

 

Around 8:30 AM, the catamaran St. Phillip from Alan Marine came alongside in Stephens Passage off the entrance to Tracy Arm Fjord to take on those guests who had purchased the six-hour “up close and personal” tour of the fjord and of the twin Sawyer glaciers. After this process, Nieuw A’s shell door was buttoned up again and we continued northbound past Grand Island. At approx. 12:30 PM, we entered the Gastineau Channel at Marmion Island and slowly (there are speed restrictions in place inside the channel) to our berth in Juneau, the CT, or Cruise Terminal dock, were we went starboard side alongside. Nieuw A uses a forward and an aft shore-side gangway in Juneau, both connected by “Big Bertha,” a big Hyster forklift.

 

We had arranged for a 2:15 PM pickup by Harv and Marv for their “Outback Experience,” a four-hour whale watch tour. This included a 30-min drive to Auke Bay where we boarded the “Riptide,” a very maneuverable and fast 32-foot Workskiff with twin 300 hp Mercury outboards. To our pleasant surprise, there were only six of us onboard for a very personal experience by Captain Anies. For the next three hours we were treated to being able to observe an Orca family with the baby frolicking around, a colony of Stellar Sea Lions sunbathing (and some big males making a lot of noise) on an island beach, and a pod of Humpback whales. On the van ride back to Juneau, a photo stop was made at the Brotherhood Bridge for a look at Mendenhall Glacier.

 

Back in town, we decided to have dinner at El Sombrero on Franklin Street where we snagged one of three balcony tables because it was such a nice day.

On Nieuw Amsterdam, All Aboard was at 9:00 PM. Unfortunately, the show “Stages” by the Step One Dance Company was cancelled as a result of a medical emergency by one of the dancers so we wound up back at Billboard Onboard.

 

Tomorrow is Skagway and a train ride to Carcross, Yukon Territory back in Canada, eh. Pic is a look at Nieuw A’s older sister Eurodam passim us in Stephens Passage south of big Admiralty Island

 

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