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Volendam

Looking great in Auckland 21/11/11.No rust streaks or dents on hull like many other cruise ships.

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If only Holland America would paint their funnels in the old colours it would make their ships stand out and look even more impressive. All these ships with white funnels look awful. It used to be a way of the companies showing off what they owned. Now it's like they are trying to hide behind the 'bland, all look the same' look.
I am still at a loss as to why P&O 'Princess' class ships don't have yellow funnels.
At least Cunard went back to proper colours after the plain white of the early QE2.
 

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Have just returned from a Med cruise on the "Noordam" and must admit that I had to be dragged screaming and kicking by the better half.
Result:- What a fantastic trip on a fantastic ship.
I agree with Brian68 that the vessels are well maintained and the mixture of British and Dutch officers works very well.
Considering that I am known for my passion for post war shipping I must admit I had a great time.
The skipper was a Kiwi, ex Union Co cadet.
"She's" already planing next year's trip.
Hope to start posting some photo's next week.
 

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I know what you saying Tom,I have sailed on all of their ships but four, I plan to sail on all of them. Sailing to Hawaii on the Osterdam in April.
 

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