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    Holland America Line
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    Europe, exotic

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  1. that’s the Master Chef dinner. I don’t think they are offering it any longer but I plan to ask when I board in May (assuming we can go 🤞) And I completely agree. It’s my favourite too 🙂
  2. Dover Sole is not “fishy”. It has a clean taste IMO but delicious. The Branzino is totally different. there’s nothing wrong with talking to your servers and telling them your preferences and they should tell you what they excel at. there are options on the Sel de Mer menu. - like Steak Frites, Duck a L’Orange, etc. You don’t have to eat fish if you don’t want to 😉 I haven’t had a bad Sel de Mer yet and hopefully I never do 😉
  3. Thanks for the update. Volendam seems to be doing a number of the ‘explorer’ type cruises next year. It may be possible she is doing them in 2023 as well. time will tell.
  4. ditto! We loved the Cellar Master dinners - they were anywhere from $69 - $89 IIRC but that was B.C. (Before Covid). Back in the day when they still had the Master Chef’s Table, that was really fabulous and it was in the price line of this but with more wines and much nicer table servings in a much more intimate setting. I’m looking forward to the reports on the LIVE threads. I have learned that sometimes what doesn’t sound appealing or strange on HAL’s special menus is often good - I’d give it a shot IF the reports are good. My fear is this may replace the Cellar Master dinner.
  5. Finally. that should change the rules for Canadians that want to sail out of the U.S. too bad this hadn’t happened earlier along with the border so those on the TA that aren’t from the U.S. weren’t cancelled 😡
  6. Bon Voyage 🙂. Hope you have an absolutely wonderful time and so looking forward to your reports 🙂. Thanks for taking the time to do them 👍
  7. And, when you hear back from the PCC if you want to use them they can still take over and you can still make installment payment on the HAL website 😉
  8. It’s on all the cruises. Vict0riann is going to it this evening I believe on the Eurodam and I am sure will report on her live thread.
  9. What nice company to have for lunch 👍 Thom & Tina were gems 🙂 Very safe travels to you! Now that is what I call the real Hallowe’en spirit 🙂 Welcome home Gerry 🙂
  10. The Bon Voyage threads are derived from this listing. If you would like to receive a Bon Voyage, I need the following details posted please: Your EMBARKATION date The SHIP you are on  # of days (including if you are on a Collectors or B2B) & the NAME of your cruise     B2B? If you want a Bon Voyage for them, please give the dates. Thank you 🙂
  11. This thread has been updated at ... which is where all posts in the coming week need to go. I will not be reading any more posts here.
  12. HOLLAND AMERICA BOARD'S FUTURE CRUISE LISTING Updated October 15th, 2021 We all love to hear what cruises you are booked on. I post the Bon Voyage threads 7 days before sailing so, to be included in this: Post 3 weeks in advance so you aren’t missed. 1st cruise, anniversary, special celebration? Let us know. Details needed are in the 2nd post of this thread. Please use REPLY and not QUOTE when posting to this thread. Using 'Quote' makes a very long thread and cumbersome to read. Don’t mistake this for a Roll Call. Go to the Roll Call Section here on Cruise Critic to find your cruise & sign up. This week’s additions and changes are in BOLD and highlighted in aqua (sea colours) OCTOBER 2021 Rotterdam - 20-Oct-21 - Inaugural TA - 14 day Atlantic Sojourn fatcat04 - with DD, first TA Traveling Dot tamsno Larrycoons Gail & Marty sailing away Lknprk71 recruiter 28 Koningsdam - 24-Oct-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera Cailey53 - B2B with Oct. 31st SeattleCruizer - celebrating 30th anniversary Eurodam - 30-Oct-21 - 14 day Spanish Farewell Chickadee910 SusieKIslandGirl - with Loren finally celebrating 50th anniversary 2 years late Koningsdam - 31-Oct-21 - 7 night California Coastal Av8rix - B2B with Nov. 7th Cailey53 - B2B following Oct. 24th NOVEMBER 2021 Rotterdam - 05- Nov-21 - 5 day Bahama Caribbean Chris - with lovely hearing dog, Raylene weirdo0521 - belated 50th birthday celebrations shipshapegirl - B2B with Nov. 10th Koningsdam - 07-Nov-21 - 7 day California Coastal zgscl klsmickey Av8rix - B2B following Oct. 31 ASB&Cruiseluvr - with sister Rotterdam - 10-Nov-21 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer KayakOtter oldpharmguy - with 2 daughters and grandson the2ofus - with Dear Sis Bigjohn80 shipshapegirl - B2B following Nov. 7th Eurodam - 14-Nov-21 - 8 day Panama Canal Sunfarer NCTribeFan - casino cruise celebrating birthday on board BarbinMich - casino cruise Norwegian Bliss - 14-Nov-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera dobiemom LAFFNVEGAS Celebrity Exhibition - 18-Nov-21 - 10 day land & cruise package Galapagos Island StartrainDD - cruise begins Nov 20th with pre-cruise stay in Quito N Amsterdam - 20-Nov-21 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean seagarsmoker Cruise Suzy Lucie73821 N Amsterdam - 20-Nov-21 - 14 day Eastern/Southern Caribbean Overhead Fred - with son & SO N Statendam - 21-Nov-21 - 7 day Western Caribbean jimgev Rotterdam - 21-Nov-21 - 10 day Seafarer Houstonforever Koningsdam - 21-Nov-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise kitty - with DH, DD & DSIL celebrating Thanksgiving Eurodam - 24-Nov -21 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer flyrobinfly - 1st Panama & Thanksgiving cruise & belated celebrations N Amsterdam - 27-Nov-21 - 14 day Caribbean saturn93 N Statendam - 28-Nov-21 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean Taleena Koningsdam -28-Nov-21 - 7 Night Mexican Riviera Taters - B2B with Dec. 5th DECEMBER 2021 Rotterdam - 01-Dec-21 - 11 night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer wdw1972 lynanken PigsCanFly - B2B with Dec. 12th BaltimoreCruised Iggysue MisterBill99 N Amsterdam - 04-Dec-21 - 14 day Tropical/Eastern Caribbean cruisegirl Eurodam - 05-Dec-21 - 10 day Panama Canal Sunfarer grest Evilmuffin - solo, Cdn forces veteran celebrating birthday on board - B2B with Dec. 15 Koningsdam - 05-Dec-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera e_brick Taters - B2B following Nov. 28th GTVCRUISER N Amsterdam - 11-Dec-21 - 12 night (7 & 5) NCTribeFan N Amsterdam - 11-Dec-21 - 7 day Eastern Carribean Euby - 1st HAL cruise in 6 years N Amsterdam - 11-Dec-21 - 12 night Caribbean (7 & 5 night) JAM37 Rotterdam - 12-Dec-21 - 10 day Southern Caribbean Seafarer Larrycoons PigsCanFly - B2B following Dec. 1st N Statendam - 12-Dec-21 - 7 day Southern Caribbean lynaken - B2B with Dec. 19th TomAndJane dianew138 - first solo cruise Rotterdam - 12-Dec-21 - 21 night Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer Brewgirl1 - with parents, 1st holiday cruise & celebrating her dad’s 87th birthday RetiredNow Seasick Sailor - B2B with Jan. 2nd Soccersms Eurodam - 15-Dec-21 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean Evilmuffin - B2B following Dec. 5th Oceania Riviera - 17-Dec-21 - 12 day Mayan Mosaic sofietucker Koningsdam 19-Dec-21 - 7 day Mexican Riviera Holiday dmcfad2 N Statendam - 19-Dec-21 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean lynaken - B2B following Dec. 12th, 1st Christmas cruise Rotterdam - 22-Dec-21 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Holiday sailing richwmn Sharon in AZ Av8rix - B2B with Jan. 2nd N Statendam - 26-Dec-21 - 7 day Western Caribbean Lucie73821 Liz0830 - with Liz’s parents (1st HAL cruise for them) & DH’s family JANUARY 2022 Rotterdam - 02-Jan-22 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean Av8rix - B2B following Dec. 22nd Rotterdam - 02-Jan-22 -14 day Southern Caribbean summer slope -B2B with Jan 16th Seasick Sailor - B2B following Dec. 12th Koningsdam - 02-Jan-22 - 7 day Mexican Riviera gknep - celebrating 30th wedding anniversary N Statendam - 02-Jan-22 - 10 day Southern Caribbean kenphy Celebrity Millenium - 10-Jan-22 - Vacaya charter Caribbean Cruise boytjie N Statendam - 12-Jan-22 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer Cailey53 AD5ZA soxfan1 Koningsdam - 16-Jan-22 - 17 day Circle Hawaii Lovtennis6060 brnowl - celebrating belated 50th Caribbean Chris - with lovely hearing dog, Raylene lazey1 Rotterdam - 16-Jan-22 - 13 day Southern/Tropical Caribbean summer slope - B2B following Jan. 2nd Norwegian Breakaway - 16-Jan-22 - 7 day Western Caribbean dobiemom LAFFNVEGAS N Statendam - 23-Jan-22 - 10 day Southern Caribbean Seafarer Jolly Mon Sings - 1st HAL cruise N Amsterdam - 29-Jan-22 - 7 day Caribbean BarbinMich Zuiderdam - 30-Jan-22 - 14 day Panama Canal cruzn single Westerdam - 30-Jan-22 - 20 day South America & Antarctica bizzeesheri - 1st solo cruise FEBRUARY 2022 Koningsdam - 02-Feb-22 - 18 day Circle Hawaii cate54 - B2B with Feb 20th CruizerBill & CruizerDiana Koningsdam - 02-Feb-22 - 25 day Circle Hawaii & Mexican Riviera Collectors Loreto Larrycoons crystalspin & dr’spin - with DM, DB & SIL- B2B with Zuiderdam Vict0riann sailingdutchy vinonme2 N Amsterdam - 05-Feb-22 - 7 day Caribbean Charlie1422 Rotterdam - 05-Feb-22 - 15 day Caribbean B2B esimon Zuiderdam - 13-Feb-22 - 14 day Panama Canal FLL - SD Chickadee910 PROCRUISE 0106 Oceania Riviera - 19-Feb-22 - 17 day Caribbean DeeniEncinitas Koningsdam - 20-Feb-22 - 7 day Mexican Riviera cate54 - B2B following Feb. 2nd Rotterdam - 20-Feb-22 - 7 day Southern Caribbean Cruise Suzy N Amsterdam - 26-Feb-22 - 7 day Southern Caribbean Mr. Boston wdw1972 Eurodam - 27-Feb-22 - 10 day Panama Canal Sunfarer SUESEABE Zuiderdam - 27-Feb-22 - 35 day Hawaii, Tahiti, Marquesas (R/T San Diego) cunnorl - B2B following Feb. 13th xtsea99 crystalspin - B2B following Feb 2nd on Koningsdam forwardho dmcfad2 Norseh2o MARCH 2022 Koningsdam - 06-Mar-22 - 7 day Mexico zgcsl Eurodam - 09-Mar-22 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Larrycoons Ruby Princess - 12-Mar-22 - Ocean to Ocean - Panama Canal - FLL - San Fransisco DeeniEncinitas Koningsdam - 13-Mar-22 - 7 day Mexican Riviera TomAndJane B2B with March 20th N Statendam - 16-Mar-22 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer & Seafarer regnig Koningsdam - 20-Mar-22 - 7 day California Coast flyrobinfly - celebrating DH’s birthday on board Rotterdam - 20-Mar-22 - 7 day Southern Caribbean Roz TomAndJane - B2B following March 13th Lucie73821 Eurodam - 20-Mar-22 - 10 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Mr and Mrs CIQ jacpedigo - celebrating Mom’s 60th birthday with a group of 15 N Statendam - 27-Mar-22 - 10 day Southern Caribbean mr. godfredo - celebrating 25 anniversary one year late N Statendam - 27-Mar-22 - 21 day Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer Overhead Fred - celebrating 34th wedding anniversary Noordam - 28-Mar-22 - 28 day Southern Japan & Russia Collector Mandalay1903 Hhagatha Eurodam - 30-Mar-22 - 11 day Panama Canal Sunfarer Taleena APRIL 2022 N Amsterdam - 02-Apr-22 - 7 night Southern Caribbean Roz Rotterdam - 03-Apr-22 - 7 day Eastern Caribbean MTAK - birthday cruise Discovery Princess - 03-Apr-22 - 7 day Classic California Coast LAFFNVEGAS Zuiderdam - 03-Apr-22 - 10 day Mexico & Sea of Cortez klsmickey N Statendam - 06-Apr-22 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer N Amsterdam - 09-Apr-22 - 17 day Panama Canal gypsymama5996 - 60th birthday celebration on board Koningsdam - 10-Apr-22 - 18 day Hawaii R/T Vancouver Lido deck main Dogstar & Mrs. Dogstar - celebrating 30th anniversary lynanken Sososailer luvteaching - celebrating 45th anniversary, her 69th & DH’s 82nd birthday seaside sally - celebrating 75th birthday & 1st time in Hawaii Rotterdam - 10-Apr-22 - 7 day Tropical Caribbean PigsCanFly Zuiderdam - 13-Apr-22 - 9 day Mexico Sea of Cortez KroozNut Loreto Noordam - 14-Apr-22 - 25 day South Pacific Crossing Hows the Serenity Emerald Princess - 16-Apr-22 - 15 day Transatlantics to Southampton StartrainDD N Statendam - 17-Apr-22 - 21 day Passage to Spain and the Mediterranean Rivieras Rockit Koningsdam - 28-Apr-22 - 2 day Pacific Cruise Darfun Seabourn Odyssey - 28-Apr-22 - 21 day Panama Canal ernieb MAY 2022 Rotterdam - 01-May-22 - 7 day Norse Legends OldBoot Volendam - 01-May-22 - 14 day Baltics Anubi - 1st HAL cruise Rotterdam - 08-May-22 - 14 day Baltics islandLS N Amsterdam - 08-May-22 - 7 day Glacier Discovery Cruise Land Tour Tracey/Thom - 2 days post cruise in Denali Zaandam - 12-May-22 - 9 day Atlantic Coast Canada & New England Larrycoons N Amsterdam - 15-May-22 - 7 day Glacier Discovery CRu1853!! Volendam - 15-May-22 - 14 day Voyage of the Midnight Sun SusieKIslandGirl Volendam - 15-May-22 - 28 day North Cape & British Isles Explorer kazu - birthday on board Cruizer Bill & Cruizer Diana Zuiderdam - 18-May-22 - 7 day Alaska Travelight Rotterdam - 28-May-22 - 7 day Boston to Montreal BRWolf - celebrating belated 40th anniversary cruise after their 42nd anniversary JUNE 2022 Volendam -12-June-22 - 35 day Spitsbergen, Icelandic Fjords & North Cape Explorer collector Mandalay1903 Oosterdam- 13-Jun -22 - 12 day Venice R/T madera1 - celebrating belated 50th wedding anniversary with their 2 daughters Zuiderdam - 15-Jun-22 - 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage HermmyGranger - with Mum & DS - his graduation gift & 1st cruise N Statendam - 22-Jun-22 - 24 day Northern Isles & Baltic Jewels Lucie73821 Zaandam - 25-Jun-22 - 7 day Canada & New England Discovery Crazy For Cats - celebrating DH’s birthday, B2B with July 2nd Island Princess - 29-Jun-22 - 14 day Scandinavia & Russia Collection StLouisCruisers - B2B with July 13th JULY 2022 Zaandam - 02-Jul-22 - 7 day Canada & New England Discovery Crazy For Cats - B2B following June 25th Volendam - 03-Jul-22 - 14 day Voyage of the Midnight Sun Infi Zaandam - 09-Jul-22 - 35 day Voyage of the Vikings RetiredNow Rotterdam - 10-Jul-22 - 7 day Viking Sagas dobiemom LAFFNVEGAS Island Princess - 13-Jul-22 - 16 day Icelandic & Norwegian Fjords StLouisCruisers - B2B following June 29th Norwegian Star -14-July-22 - 11 day Iceland & Greenland out of Reykjavik Bramcruiser - belated retirement gift for other half N Statendam - 16-Jul-22 - 18 day Viking Passage Vict0riann Oosterdam - 16-Jul-22 - 12 day Adriatic Dream kapear - with 2 kids Westerdam - 17-Jul-22 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer Cruise Suzy - introducing DD, DS & their spouses to their first cruise Rotterdam - 17-Jul-22 - 14 day Best of Norway dianew138 dfish - with sister & friend Rotterdam - 31-Jul-22 - 76 days - 5 B2B’s Gail & Marty sailing away AUGUST 2022 N Statendam- 03-Aug-22 - 24 day Canada, New England & Iceland R/T Boston Cailey53 Sue from Canada FlorenceItaly - B2B with Aug. 27th PigsCanFly kplady Marmot@Sea cfgrandma StartrainDD TomAndJane klsmickey Eurodam - 07-Aug-22 - 7 day Alaskan Explorer zgscl - with Mom Rotterdam - 14-Aug-22 - 14 day Best of Norway aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B with Volendam Aug. 28th N Statendam - 27-Aug-22 -11 day Newfoundland & New England Discovery FlorenceItaly - B2B following Aug. 3rd Volendam - 28-Aug-22 - 13 day European River Voyage saltshell Volendam - 28-Aug-22 - 27 day European River & Ancient Mysteries Explorer aliaschief & DWAliaschief - B2B following Rotterdam Aug. 14th SEPTEMBER 2022 Koningsdam - 03-Sep-22 - 7 day Alaska Darfun Volendam - 10-Sep-22 - 28 day Ancient Mysteries, Kingdoms & Holy Land Explorer Collectors Mandalay1903 Diamond Princess - 10-Sep-22 - 9 day Japan Explorer dobiemom LAFFNVEGAS N Statendam - 17-Sep-22 - 7 day Canada & New England Discovery crunchii & Zarmengar Volendam - 24-Sep-22 - 14 day Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms Traveling Dot Zuiderdam - 28-Sep-22 - 50 days Tales of the South Pacific canadianbear OCTOBER 2022 Rotterdam - 02-Oct-22 - 10 Night Baltic Jewels MikeD4134 -B2B with Oct. 15th Zuiderdam - 03-Oct-22 - 45 day South Pacific crystalspin Noordam - 08-Oct-22 - 69 day South Pacific & Australia Circumnavigation Collector cruising Katie cunnorl - B2B with Dec. 17th N Statendam - 08-Oct-22 14 day Atlantic Coast Sharon in AZ HELENPSL Live4cruises - B2B with Oct. 22nd N Amsterdam - 08-Oct-22 - 17 day Panama Canal doone Zaandam - 10-Oct-22 - 71 day Grand Africa StLouisCruisers Scrapnana Rotterdam - 15-Oct-22 - 15 night 150th Anniversary Transatlantic Taters Houstonforever Av8rix MikeD4134 - B2B following Oct. 2nd TheEmerson Larrycoons cruzn single woodworker&knitter N Statendam - 22-Oct-22 - 14 day Eastern/Tropical Caribbean Live4cruises - B2B following Oct. 8th NOVEMBER 2022 Oosterdam - 05-Nov-22 - 14 day Spanish Farewell jimgev HELENPSL - 1st Transatlantic ger_77 - belated celebration of significant birthday & 1/2 way to the next & 45th anniversary kazu Volendam - 05-Nov-22 - 14 day TA (Rome - FLL) Sue from Canada Noordam - 12-Nov-22 - 35 day Australia Circunavigation Mandalay1903 DECEMBER 2022 Noordam - 17-Dec-22 - 16 day New Zealand Holiday Cruise cunnorl -B2B following Oct. 8th Oosterdam - 20-Dec-22 - 22 day South America & Antarctica StartrainDD - finally - postponed from 2020 & 2021 JANUARY 2023 Zuiderdam - 03-Jan-23 - Grand World Voyage Lido deck main - 1st every Grand World Voyage Scrapnana richwmn Gail & Marty sailing away vinonme2 Volendam - 03-Jan-23 - 40 day segment Grand South America (FLL - Buenos Aires) Mandalay1903 Volendam - 03-Jan-23 - 74 day Grand South America & Antarctica StLouisCruisers Lido deck main Norseh20 Seabourn Venture - 03-Jan-23 Antarctica Exploration (Expedition cruise) crunchii & Zarmengar - celebrating 35th anniversary - cruise starts with overnight in Buenos Aires & sails on Jan. 4th Koningsdam - 07-Jan-23 -24 day Mexican Riviera & Circle Hawaii Collector DeeniEncinitas Koningsdam - 14-Jan-23 - 17 day Circle Hawaii lazey1 Koningsdam - 31-Jan-23 - 18 day Circle Hawaii Eveann FEBRUARY 2023 Oosterdam - 02-Feb-23 -22 day South America & Antarctica 1SMURFF99A Koningsdam - 18-Feb-23 - 35 day Hawaii, Tahiti, Marquesas dmcfad2 woodworker&knitter March 2023 Rotterdam - 08-Mar-23 - 10 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer doone Oosterdam - 10-Mar-23 - 31 day South America, Inca & Panama Canal Discovery Roz - retirement cruise seeriteR Rotterdam - 18-Mar-23 - 11 day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer BRWolf Oosterdam - 24-Mar-23 - 17 day Inca Discovery & Panama Canal Taters Westerdam - 27-Mar-23 - 28 day Southern Japan & Russia Collector Mandalay1903 APRIL 2023 Westerdam - 10-Apr-23 - 28 day Japan, Russia & North Pacific Crossing Collector Larrycoons HAPPY CRUISING EVERYONE! Jacqui
  13. Thanks for the Daily, Rich and our TGIF smile 🙂 Great collection of days. White canes are so valuable to assist the blind & alert others. I think many of us will celebrate (and hope for) Breast Health Day and even though we all dread them the mammogram which has saved so many. I’m feeling a bit like Oscar the Grouch this morning. It’s too cold and damp to work outside but sadly, I committed to do it. That quote of Herbert’s is so true! Salmon sounds good. Must check out my freezer. And looking forward to the wine description today 👍 Our good temperatures have gone and we are down to miserable and damp. 😔 I sure hope it warms up at least a bit 🤞 Busy day so pitter patter, I better get at her. Prayers for everyone on the Care list & for those that need the and 🥂 to everyone on the Celebratory / Shout Out list. Have a good Friday, everyone !!!!! Stay safe and please don’t forget your 😷
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