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Bellair International presents...Video highlights from the 29 night Pacific WW2 Maasdam cruise 28th August to 26th September 2019.
Ports include Yokohama-Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Amami-Okinawa-Iwo Jima, Japan-Saipan-Guam, Micronesia-Wewak-Madang-Rabaul, Papua New Guinea-Gizo-Guadacanal/Honiara, Solomon Islands, Noumea-Isle of Pines, New Caledonia-Sydney, Australia.
Hope you Enjoy the experience...
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https://youtu.be/qilbZf1hEnQ

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This vid brought back so many memories when I did this WWII cruise on the Statendam.  Some of the ports were different then but it was an amazing experience.  Thank you for posting.

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Another great professional video. So nice meeting both of you on the Maasdam last spring.

 

We would have to place this cruise in our bucket list.

 

Noticed the Chief Engineer, who was Chief Engineer on our past Prisendam cruises. Fine gentleman who loves his dam ships. Name? Escapes me!

 

We are a couple of weeks from cruising on the MS Rotterdam for 32 days. First cruise since the May, Maasdam French Polynesian and so looking forward to being back at sea.

 

Thanks again.

 

Bruce
 

 

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23 minutes ago, aliaschief said:

Another great professional video. So nice meeting both of you on the Maasdam last spring.

 

We would have to place this cruise in our bucket list.

 

Noticed the Chief Engineer, who was Chief Engineer on our past Prisendam cruises. Fine gentleman who loves his dam ships. Name? Escapes me!

 

We are a couple of weeks from cruising on the MS Rotterdam for 32 days. First cruise since the May, Maasdam French Polynesian and so looking forward to being back at sea.

 

Thanks again.

 

Bruce
 

 

Hi Bruce,

many thanks for watching & joining us. We do not know the Chief’s name.

enjoy your cruise on the Rotterdam

regards Noel

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5 hours ago, onthegogirl said:

This vid brought back so many memories when I did this WWII cruise on the Statendam.  Some of the ports were different then but it was an amazing experience.  Thank you for posting.

Yes, that was a wonderful cruise as this one was. The first so much more memorable due to the moving services & WW2 Vets on board then

as seen in part 1 & 2 of the original video in 2008.

many thanks for watching

regards

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8 hours ago, Sea42 said:

What a wonderful video! Thanks for sharing

Many thanks for watching.

regards

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2 hours ago, Bellair said:

Hi Bruce,

many thanks for watching & joining us. We do not know the Chief’s name.

enjoy your cruise on the Rotterdam

regards Noel

May be mistaken for Maasdam Hotel Director. Had surgery this week so a little off.😊

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It was Hotel Director Florin Dragomir standing next to Captain Arno Jutten.

Thank you, Bellair, for another superb video.

Barbara

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20 hours ago, Bellair said:
Bellair International presents...Video highlights from the 29 night Pacific WW2 Maasdam cruise 28th August to 26th September 2019.
Ports include Yokohama-Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Amami-Okinawa-Iwo Jima, Japan-Saipan-Guam, Micronesia-Wewak-Madang-Rabaul, Papua New Guinea-Gizo-Guadacanal/Honiara, Solomon Islands, Noumea-Isle of Pines, New Caledonia-Sydney, Australia.
Hope you Enjoy the experience...
Youtube:
 
 

 

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Thanks for posting your great videos. Looks like a very intersting itinerary.

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Greetings & thank you for watching.

yes it was a rare cruise that last happened 12 years ago on the Statendam.

very remote areas with some ports not visited by many cruise ships.

a surprise was passing the old Ryndam with both ships Responding with their horns blazing ( 33 mins approx. into video)

really amazing!

regards

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Marvelous videos.  I wanna go.  I wanna go.  This trip, like others on the bucket list, will have to wait for retirement.  In the meantime, I might use you videos in my geography class, as they demonstrate different cultures quite well.  Thanks.

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On 10/5/2019 at 5:34 AM, Krazy Kruizers said:

Excellent video!!

 

Thank you for sharing it with us.

It was a great rare cruise. Many thanks

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Hi, It may be some time as the areas are remote and the last time we were on was 12 years ago.

So happy you enjoyed the trip.

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On 10/5/2019 at 2:48 PM, bcummin said:

It was Hotel Director Florin Dragomir standing next to Captain Arno Jutten.

Thank you, Bellair, for another superb video.

Barbara

Yes it Was, He has been on the Maasdam for a while now.

So glad you likeed the video

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On 10/5/2019 at 12:01 AM, Sea42 said:

What a wonderful video! Thanks for sharing

Many thanks for coming along....even if it was via video!

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On 10/6/2019 at 9:05 AM, sevenseasnomad said:

Marvelous videos.  I wanna go.  I wanna go.  This trip, like others on the bucket list, will have to wait for retirement.  In the meantime, I might use you videos in my geography class, as they demonstrate different cultures quite well.  Thanks.

You need to book this trip when HAL eventually add this itinerary again.

great remote ports

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On 10/5/2019 at 12:01 AM, Sea42 said:

What a wonderful video! Thanks for sharing

It certainly was a wonderful Cruise.

 

We just booked the Tahiti to San Diego cruise in March 2020.

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