Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community


  • Content Count

  • Joined

About VTcruisenut

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
  • Interests
    singing, cruising, travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call

Recent Profile Visitors

439 profile views
  1. We leave on the Veendam out of Fort Lauderdale this Wednesday, the 5th and we received this communication from HAL over the weekend. Pretty much the same verbage. I think they are sending it out to the passengers with the upcoming cruises in chronological order. As you can imagine, this virus has had an affect on travel worldwide and their office have been quite busy re-arranging some folks travel plans that have been affected.
  2. did they give a reason for the hot tubs being down? and were they the ones in the Retreat Aft area? We too , board on the 5th
  3. NO! I think we are going to be sleeping on the Promenade deck or in a tender!
  4. did you book an interior cabin? I was told that the Casino offers Interior cabins ALWAYS get the "N" category interior cabin and if there are other cabins available when the ship sails, you might get a "better" interior cabin. Right now, we still don't have our cabin assignment, we are still an "N" which on our ship the Veendam, is up front on Deck 4 beyond the infirmary. Not where I want to be, but a free cruise for just port fees and taxes, I guess I will take it!
  5. My experience is that they are VERY slow to respond. I just go ahead and book my own cruises. They are also very slow to respond to issues. However, they regularly send out email blasts to try and get you to book another cruise. JMHO
  6. I had seen a post stating that if you had OBC they only put a "hold" on your card for the difference between the 7 day hold amount and the OBC. Now I can't find the post.............
  7. Thank you! But I haven't even gotten my cabin assignment! Another week to go!
  8. Well everytime I have talked to HAL about the Casino offer, they state the Inside cabin on a Casino offer is always listed as an "N" cabin. but "usually" guests are assigned a higher category Interior if there are cabins available. ON our ship, the Veendam, the N cabins are on Deck 4 in the very front of the ship just beyond the infirmary!
  9. We are on the Veendam Feburary 5th. On our Roll Call, others who have Suites or Balcony cabins began receiving them Sunday, Monday- yesterday were the Oceanview Cabins that reported they got an email. All of these are GUAR booked. They state the email comes in the evening as HAL Home office is on the West Coast and 2-3 hours later than we are. I am (im) patiently still awaiting our GUAR Inside cabin assignment!
  10. is there a UBER app for San Juan?
  11. On our cruise last March on the Oosterdam, not one steel drum, Caribbean music nothing.............it was dull. Not a fan of the BB King area and the piano bar had duo piano's with two vocalists who didn't sing well together. Hoping the entertainment on our upcoming Veendam cruise is much better! At least there is no BB King on there!
  12. The Veendam doesn't have a Sea View Bar? there are 3 listed on the pdf form..............
  13. photos are pretty old- has the Veendam been updated with the newer TV's etc.?
  14. Anyone ever stayed in the "N" cabins on the Veendam? It looks like there are 2 of these cabins located behind the infirmary. It says "large interior" sleeps 4 so I am assuming it has the pull out sofa. We are a Casino offer and couldn't choose our cabin and our booking has consistently listed us as an "N" interior guarantee. Would not be my choice to be in the front of the ship, but hey, it's a freebie cruise! Please if you have sailed in one, give me your thoughts!
  • Create New...