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Vista Class Sisters........

Discussion in 'Holland America Line' started by sail7seas, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    We did the Orinoco quite a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. That's why we thought we would enjoy the Amazon.

    That 14 day cruise is a great itinerary -- but just wish it were on another date.
  2. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Would very much appreciate that info, Sail. Yes, I know he seems to be moving from ship to ship again. :(
  3. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the thread drift. I'll try to keep this brief.

    We dined in the smaller dining room, slightly forward of the main dining room on the starboard side. This was set aside for traditional dining, yet a portion of the larger dining room was also used for that purpose. We enjoyed the smaller dining room as it was quieter and every table had an ocean view (although not all tables are up against the windows). Our table was near the foot of a spiral staircase that led up to the Explorer's Lounge, where we often went after dinner to listen to live music. We also enjoyed Ocean Bar and its dance floor (not that we're any good... we mainly watched). Both were very convenient to our dining room.

    I can't think of why starboard might be preferable for a Lido Deck suite, other than that Neptune Lounge is on port side and might get more foot traffic? Not that there would be much. I can't speak to this first-hand, though, as I didn't venture to this part of the ship.
  4. sail7seas

    sail7seas Well-Known Member

    Our friend will not be on Volendam. Plans have changed.
    I sent you an e-mail.
  5. sail7seas

    sail7seas Well-Known Member

    Great info, Lisa. Very helpful. :)
  6. Einstein

    Einstein Well-Known Member

    We too prefer the Vista Class ships to the older HAL vessels although they were and still are some fine OLDER ladies. :doubleup: Not quite in the same class of U HAL experts but looking forward to reaching 4 Star status in Nov. on the Noordam. :biggrin:

    After that it will be hard to get red off a Princess, HAL, or Celebrity ship as we will have that delightful addition of free laundry service on all 3 lines that she so dearly admires. Of course the Carnival stockholder benes for Princess & HAL give them a slight edge in the pecking order than Celebrity because of the additional shipboard credits received.
  7. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    You will love the Noordam -- she is very different than her sister Vista ships.

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