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Old July 10th, 2003, 11:07 PM
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Default Maasdam ~~ refurbishing?

Are they going to refurbish this shop before it sails out of Norfolk?
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Old July 11th, 2003, 12:15 AM
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Default Re: Maasdam ~~ refurbishing?

ncdebe: I don't know when she sails out of Norfolk, but I understand she will be refurbished October 16-26th. I'm going on 2-7 day back to back cruises Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 out of Lauderdale so will post a "review" of what's been done when I return. I only hope they keep the piano bar the same as it was and not change it to the Volendam and Amsterdam configuration.

Can't wait - after all, any day on a cruise ship is a day in paradise!
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Old July 11th, 2003, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Re: Maasdam ~~ refurbishing?

What exactly do they usually do in a "refurbishment"? I would be very interested in hearing your review after you sail since we have never done HAL and I have heard some criticisms of the state of this ship.

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Old July 11th, 2003, 11:57 AM
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Default Re: Maasdam ~~ refurbishing?

We have cruised Maasdam about 8 times in the last two years. She is in beautiful condition and have been lovingly maintained. Her drydock will only enhance her condition.

I am sure they are doing the regularly scheduled mechanical work that all ships require and they are also adding a Pinnacle Grill along with a Neptune Lounge.

Often new soft goods are installed and such during drydocks.

We are booked to b-to-b's for November and are eager to return to our favorite ship.
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Old July 24th, 2003, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: Re: Maasdam ~~ refurbishing?

I'll be doing the b-to-b (for 28 days) right Before the drydock. I'll review when I get back, and we can compare notes on the before and after.
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Old July 30th, 2003, 05:35 PM
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I believe they are adding one of the restaurants that there is a charge for.
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Old July 31st, 2003, 11:29 AM
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Default Re: Maasdam ~~ refurbishing?

Yes, they are adding a Pinnacle Restaurant, as I referenced in my above post.

Pinnacles are absolutely fabulous. We had three great dinners there on our recent Zuiderdam cruises. Every one of the ships will have a Pinnacle/Odssey with a Pinnacle menu.

There is a $20 pp additional charge and it is worth every cent of it and more.
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Old July 31st, 2003, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: Maasdam ~~ refurbishing?

What type of food is offered in the Pinnacle?

The only other pay restaurant I have done is on NCL in the Le Bistro for $12 each - and definitely worth it. Had filet mignon and a chocolate fondue to die for. To be honest, I don't remember what the other courses were.
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