David and I have a confirmed guaranteed outside cabin on the 12-16-12 sailing of the Nieuw Amsterdam. In the past any guaranteed cabins have been assigned to us by about a month prior to the sailing. This time we are just over three and a half weeks out and no cabin assignment.
I know they have up until the day of sailing to so assign, but does anyone have any current experience as to when we might expect to see our cabin assignment on the H.A.L. website?
About 14 to 10 days out they finish the cabin assignments. At least that's what I was told when I had a friend booked a HAL guarantee.
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I just booked a HAL Mex cruise the day before (and they assigned the cabin in a few
hours). Did you go on their website to fill out your immigration info, print your boarding
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Chuck.. I can't help with your cabin assignment question. But I had the pleasure of sailing the Nieuw Amsterdam out of the shipyard in Italy prior to her Inaugaration, and then be present for her naming in Venice, Italy.
Here's a link to my original live blog, and at the end there are links to other pieces I wrote from the ship, as well as lots of photos.
Thanks for all of your great tips, answers, and insights. It sounds like we should hear something about cabins within a week to ten more days. Itīs nice to hear such nice reports about this ship...we canīt wait to try her out for ourselves.
Whatever you do, don't call them to find out (they will assign you the first thing they
find for you as a cabin...not the best available as they advertise). You're better off to wait (or go on their website, put in your Confirmation Number, and see if they've assigned a cabin). You might be surprised when you board!
Well Today is Friday and our cruise is a week from Sunday and no cabin assignment. I guess the cabin assignment gods are on strike. Maybe we will hear something next week... and then maybe not! They just want to keep us wondering!
Finally got our cabin assignment Tuesday, five days prior to our 12-16-12 cruise. But we canīt complain. We were upgraded from category HH fully obstructed oceanview guarantee to a category D unobstruced ocean view cabin. Not a terrible upgrade. Yahoo!