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DeeDee Groff
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I have never sailed on the Zaandam, but I am wondering if the same "secret deck" is on Main Deck (2) aft as I had experienced on the Amsterdam and Rotterdam.  On those ships one could walk out the aft door on either the port or starboard side, and there would be an open area that had two or three loungers on either side of the ship.

 

Thank you in advance for any enlightenment anyone cares to share.

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On 7/30/2020 at 11:14 AM, DeeDee Groff said:

I have never sailed on the Zaandam, but I am wondering if the same "secret deck" is on Main Deck (2) aft as I had experienced on the Amsterdam and Rotterdam.  On those ships one could walk out the aft door on either the port or starboard side, and there would be an open area that had two or three loungers on either side of the ship.

 

Thank you in advance for any enlightenment anyone cares to share.

 

My experience on the Zaandam is there is a private verandah on Decks 6 and 7 with the aft exit doors on each side marked "For emergency use".  HAL omited "Only" from the sign but many passengers only adhere to the secondary use of the door for emergencies.  The verandah span the entire aft of the ship and includes loungers, blankets, and a large overhead vent if you need some warm air.  Only three other passengers discovered this great photograpy location during my time aboard.

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13 hours ago, Crew News said:

 

My experience on the Zaandam is there is a private verandah on Decks 6 and 7 with the aft exit doors on each side marked "For emergency use".  HAL omited "Only" from the sign but many passengers only adhere to the secondary use of the door for emergencies.  The verandah span the entire aft of the ship and includes loungers, blankets, and a large overhead vent if you need some warm air.  Only three other passengers discovered this great photograpy location during my time aboard.

 

Thank you so much for this most informative post!

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14 hours ago, Crew News said:

 

My experience on the Zaandam is there is a private verandah on Decks 6 and 7 with the aft exit doors on each side marked "For emergency use".  HAL omited "Only" from the sign but many passengers only adhere to the secondary use of the door for emergencies.  The verandah span the entire aft of the ship and includes loungers, blankets, and a large overhead vent if you need some warm air.  Only three other passengers discovered this great photograpy location during my time aboard.

 

I recall the same on all 4 of the R Class ships.  I don't recall a sign "For emergency use".  There may be on one Deck 2 as well and maybe there would be such a sign at that hatch.  

 

OP, when you are aboard, explore!  One never knows what one might find.  

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