Saturday, September 24, 2016

The adventure begins..... Seattle, Washington

Well, the next big adventure has officially begun….  My sister Lisa and her husband Jim made the huge sacrifice and got up at three o’clock this morning to take me to the airport in Philadelphia.  The flight went well and we arrive into Seattle early.  I took a taxi to the hotel and was really lucky to get into my room at such an early hour.  I dropped the bags, grabbed the camera and was off…..  I first went up the Space Needle, always a great place to start!  Next up was the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum…..  Dale Chihuly is such a fabulous artist!  Then I headed out toward the Pike’s Place Market and met up with my friend Rene Felton, the Spa Manager on the ms Amsterdam….  We hung out for a couple of hours, had a bite to eat and then it was time for me to head back to the hotel….   Lots to do, update computers and electronic devices before I get on the ship, put together my first blog posting in a while and….  Have a nice cold diet coke!  I am so excited to board the ms Amsterdam, my home away from home and to join my Holland America Line family…..  

Friday, September 2, 2016

The next Mega Voyage..... approaching quickly!!!!

It's hard to believe that just over 3 weeks from now I will be off on another 7 month sailing adventure.....  Here is a look at the first voyage:
53 Day Tales of the South Pacific Voyage

 
ITINERARY
DAY
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
  DEPART
Sun
Sep
25
Seattle, WA

4:00pm
Mon
Sep
26
Vancouver, BC, Canada
7:00am
4:00pm
Tue
Sep
27
At Sea


Wed
Sep
28
At Sea


Thu
Sep
29
Catalina Island, CA
Noon
10:00pm
Fri
Sep
30
San Diego, CA
7:00am
5:00pm
Sat
Oct
1
At Sea


Sun
Oct
2
At Sea


Mon
Oct
3
At Sea


Tue
Oct
4
At Sea


Wed
Oct
5
At Sea


Thu
Oct
6
Honolulu, Oahu, HI
8:00am

Fri
Oct
7
Honolulu, Oahu, HI

11:00pm
Sat
Oct
8
Lahaina, Maui, HI
8:00am
6:00pm
Sun
Oct
9
Nawiliwili, Kauai, HI
7:00am
5:00pm
Mon
Oct
10
Hilo, Hawaii, HI
900am
7:00pm
Tue
Oct
11
Kona, Hawaii, HI
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed
Oct
12
At Sea


Thu
Oct
13
Cross International Dateline (Cruising)


Sat
Oct
15
Fanning Island, Kiribati
8:00am
2:00pm
Sat
Oct
15
Cross International Dateline (Cruising)


Sat
Oct
15
At Sea


Sun
Oct
16
At Sea


Mon
Oct
17
At Sea


Tue
Oct
18
Pago Pago, American Samoa / Cross International Dateline (Cruising)
8:00am
6:00pm
Thu
Oct
20
Apia, Samoa
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri
Oct
21
At Sea


Sat
Oct
22
Savusavu, Fiji
8:00am
5:00pm
Sun
Oct
23
Suva, Fiji
8:00am
6:00pm
Mon
Oct
24
Lautoka, Fiji
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue
Oct
25
Dravuni Island, Fiji
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed
Oct
26
At Sea


Thu
Oct
27
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri
Oct
28
Vava'u, Tonga
8:00am
3:00pm
Fri
Oct
28
Cross International Dateline (Cruising)


Fri
Oct
28
At Sea


Fri
Oct
28
Niue Island, Niue, New Zealand Territory (Alofi)
8:00am
5:00pm
Sat
Oct
29
At Sea


Sun
Oct
30
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
8:00am
5:00pm
Mon
Oct
31
At Sea


Tue
Nov
1
Bora Bora, Society Islands
8:00am

Wed
Nov
2
Bora Bora, Society Islands

11:00pm
Thu
Nov
3
Raiatea, Society Islands
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri
Nov
4
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
8:00am

Sat
Nov
5
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

5:00am
Sat
Nov
5
Moorea, Society Islands
8:00am
5:00pm
Sun
Nov
6
Rangiroa, Society Islands
8:00am
5:00pm
Mon
Nov
7
Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue
Nov
8
At Sea


Wed
Nov
9
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu
Nov
10
At Sea


Fri
Nov
11
At Sea


Sat
Nov
12
At Sea


Sun
Nov
13
At Sea


Mon
Nov
14
At Sea


Tue
Nov
15
At Sea


Wed
Nov
16
At Sea


Thu
Nov
17
San Diego, CA
7:00am