Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's next?

I'm not even home yet and the next voyage is fast appraoching..... I am in Delaware visiting family and friends, heading for a quick visit in New Jersey and then it will be a mad panic to get ready for the next adventure, 7 months on the ms Amsterdam.  Amazing!!!!!
FRI 21SEP12 Sail from Seattle, Washington, 5:00pm

SAT 22SEP12 Sea Day

SUN 23SEP12 Sea Day

MON 24SEP12 Sea Day

TUE 25SEP12 Sea Day

WED 26SEP12 Sea Day

THU 27SEP12 Cross International Dateline

SAT 29SEP12 Sea Day

SUN 30SEP12 Sea Day

MON 01OCT12 Kushiro, Japan 8:00am 5:00pm

TUE 02OCT12 Hakodate, Japan 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 03OCT12 Sea Day

THU 04OCT12 Yokohama, Japan2 8:00am

FRI 05OCT12 Yokohama, Japan 12:00n

SAT 06OCT12 Kobe, Japan 10:00am

SUN 07OCT12 Kobe, Japan 5:00pm

MON 08OCT12 Sea Day

TUE 09OCT12 Nagasaki, Japan 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 10OCT12 Jeju (Cheju) City, Korea 8:00am 5:00pm

THU 11OCT12 Sea Day

FRI 12OCT12 Xingang (Beijing), China 7:00am

SAT 13OCT12 Xingang (Beijing), China 7:00pm

SUN 14OCT12 Sea Day

MON 15OCT12 Sea Day

TUE 16OCT12 Shanghai, China 8:00am

WED 17OCT12 Shanghai, China3 7:00pm

THU 18OCT12 Sea Day

FRI 19OCT12 Sea Day

SAT 20OCT12 Hong Kong, China 8:00am

SUN 21OCT12 Hong Kong, China 5:00pm

MON 22OCT12 Sea Day

TUE 23OCT12 Nha Trang, Vietnam 8:00am 3:00pm

WED 24OCT12 Phu My, Vietnam 8:00am 6:00pm

THU 25OCT12 Sea Day

FRI 26OCT12 Singapore2 8:00am

SAT 27OCT12 Singapore 4:00pm

SUN 28OCT12 Sea Day

MON 29OCT12 Semarang, Java, Indonesia3 8:00am 6:00pm

TUE 30OCT12 Sea Day

WED 31OCT12 Lembar, Indonesia 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 01NOV12 Komodo Island, Indonesia 9:00am 3:00pm

FRI 02NOV12 Sea Day

SAT 03NOV12 Darwin, Australia3 12:00n 8:00pm

SUN 04NOV12 Sea Day

MON 05NOV12 Sea Day

TUE 06NOV12 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 8:00am 4:00pm

WED 07NOV12 Sea Day

THU 08NOV12 Sea Day

FRI 09NOV12 Brisbane, Australia3 12:00n 11:00pm

SAT 10NOV12 Sea Day

SUN 11NOV12 Sydney, Australia 8:00am

MON 12NOV12 Sydney, Australia 4:00pm

TUE 13NOV12 Eden, Australia 7:00am 1:00pm

WED 14NOV12 Sea Day

THU 15NOV12 Sea Day

FRI 16NOV12 Waitangi (Bay of Islands), NZ 11:00am 7:00pm

SAT 17NOV12 Auckland, New Zealand 7:00am 5:00pm

SUN 18NOV12 Sea Day

MON 19NOV12 Sea Day

TUE 20NOV12 Sea Day

TUE 20NOV12 Lautoka, Fiji 8:00am 3:00pm

TUE 20NOV12 Cross International Dateline1

WED 21NOV12 Apia, Samoa Islands 12:00n 6:00pm

THU 22NOV12 Sea Day

FRI 23NOV12 Crossing the Equator1

SAT 24NOV12 Sea Day

SUN 25NOV12 Sea Day

MON 26NOV12 Sea Day

TUE 27NOV12 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 8:00am 11:00pm

WED 28NOV12 Lahaina, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

THU 29NOV12 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 5:00pm

FRI 30NOV12 Sea Day

SAT 01DEC12 Sea Day

SUN 02DEC12 Sea Day

MON 03DEC12 Sea Day

TUE 04DEC12 Sea Day

WED 05DEC12 San Diego, 7:00am

THU 06DEC12 Sea Day

FRI 07DEC12 Sea Day

SAT 08DEC12 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 09DEC12 Sea Day

MON 10DEC12 Huatulco, Mexico 8:00am 2:00pm

TUE 11DEC12 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 10:00am 6:00pm

WED 12DEC12 Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00am 3:00pm

THU 13DEC12 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica 7:00am 5:00pm

FRI 14DEC12 Sea Day

SAT 15DEC12 Enter Panama Canal Balboa1 5:00am 5:00am

SAT 15DEC12 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal1 7:00pm 7:00pm

SAT 15DEC12 Panama Canal, Panama1

SUN 16DEC12 Sea Day

MON 17DEC12 Oranjestad, Aruba 8:00am 11:59pm

TUE 18DEC12 Willemstad (Curacao), Antilles 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 19DEC12 Sea Day

THU 20DEC12 Sea Day

FRI 21DEC12 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas2 8:00am 4:00pm

SAT 22DEC12 Debark Ship Fort Lauderdale, 7:00am

SUN 23DEC12 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas1 8:00am 4:00pm

MON 24DEC12 Sea Day

TUE 25DEC12 Sea Day

WED 26DEC12 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 8:00am 5:00pm

THU 27DEC12 Roseau, Dominica 9:00am 6:00pm

FRI 28DEC12 Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00am 6:00pm

SAT 29DEC12 St George's, Grenada 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 30DEC12 Kingstown, St. Vincent 8:00am 5:00pm

MON 31DEC12 Castries, St. Lucia 8:00am 3:00pm

MON 31DEC12 Soufriere, St Lucia 5:00pm 6:00pm

TUE 01JAN13 Philipsburg (St. Maarten), AN 10:00am 6:00pm

WED 02JAN13 Road Town (Tortola) Virgin Is. 8:00am 5:00pm

THU 03JAN13 Sea Day

FRI 04JAN13 Sea Day

SAT 05JAN13 Debark Ship Fort Lauderdale, 7:00am

SUN 06JAN13 At Sea (Caribbean Sea)

MON 07JAN13 Sea Day

TUE 08JAN13 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00am 1:00pm

WED 09JAN13 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal 5:00am 5:00am

WED 09JAN13 Exit Panama Canal Balboa 7:00pm 7:00pm

WED 09JAN13 Cruising Panama Canal1

THU 10JAN13 Crossing the Equator

FRI 11JAN13 Manta, Ecuador 8:00am 5:00pm

SAT 12JAN13 Sea Day

SUN 13JAN13 Sea Day

MON 14JAN13 Callao (Lima), Peru2 5:00am

TUE 15JAN13 Callao (Lima), Peru 5:00pm

WED 16JAN13 General San Martin (Pisco), Peru 6:00am 5:00pm

THU 17JAN13 Sea Day

FRI 18JAN13 Sea Day

SAT 19JAN13 Sea Day

SUN 20JAN13 Sea Day

MON 21JAN13 Easter Island, Chile 9:00am 6:00pm

TUE 22JAN13 Sea Day

WED 23JAN13 Sea Day

THU 24JAN13 Cruising Pitcairn Island

FRI 25JAN13 Sea Day

SAT 26JAN13 Sea Day

SUN 27JAN13 Papeete, French Polynesia 7:00am 6:00pm

MON 28JAN13 Moorea, French Polynesia 7:00am 6:00pm

TUE 29JAN13 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 30JAN13 Sea Day

THU 31JAN13 Sea Day

FRI 01FEB13 Sea Day

SAT 02FEB13 Cross International Dateline

SUN 03FEB13 Nuku' Alofa, Tonga 8:00am 5:00pm

MON 04FEB13 Sea Day

TUE 05FEB13 Sea Day

WED 06FEB13 Auckland, New Zealand 8:00am

THU 07FEB13 Auckland, New Zealand 5:00pm

FRI 08FEB13 Tauranga (Rotorua) New Zealand 8:00am 5:00pm

SAT 09FEB13 Napier, New Zealand 10:00am 6:00pm

SUN 10FEB13 Wellington, New Zealand 8:00am 11:00pm

MON 11FEB13 Picton, New Zealand 8:00am 6:00pm

TUE 12FEB13 Sea Day

WED 13FEB13 Sea Day

THU 14FEB13 Sea Day

FRI 15FEB13 Sydney, Australia 7:00am

SAT 16FEB13 Sydney, Australia 5:00pm

SUN 17FEB13 Sea Day

MON 18FEB13 Hobart, Australia 7:00am 4:00pm

TUE 19FEB13 Sea Day

WED 20FEB13 Adelaide, Australia 10:00am 11:00pm

THU 21FEB13 Kangaroo Island, Australia 7:00am 6:00pm

FRI 22FEB13 Sea Day

SAT 23FEB13 Sea Day

SUN 24FEB13 Albany, Australia 8:00am 5:00pm

MON 25FEB13 Perth (Fremantle), Australia 4:00pm

TUE 26FEB13 Perth (Fremantle), Australia 4:00pm

WED 27FEB13 Sea Day

THU 28FEB13 Sea Day

FRI 01MAR13 Sea Day

SAT 02MAR13 Tanah Ampo, Bali, Indonesia 8:00am 11:00pm

SUN 03MAR13 Sea Day

MON 04MAR13 Ujung Padang, Indonesia 8:00am 5:00pm

TUE 05MAR13 Sea Day

WED 06MAR13 Sea Day

THU 07MAR13 Puerto Princesa, Philippines 8:00am 5:00pm

FRI 08MAR13 Sea Day

SAT 09MAR13 Manila, Philippines 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 10MAR13 Sea Day

MON 11MAR13 Hong Kong, China 9:00am

TUE 12MAR13 Hong Kong, China

WED 13MAR13 Hong Kong, China 5:00pm

THU 14MAR13 Sea Day

FRI 15MAR13 Nha Trang, Vietnam 8:00am 6:00pm

SAT 16MAR13 Sea Day

SUN 17MAR13 Singapore 2:00pm

MON 18MAR13 Singapore 11:00pm

TUE 19MAR13 Sea Day

WED 20MAR13 Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia 8:00am 5:00pm

THU 21MAR13 Phuket, Thailand 6:00am 3:00pm

FRI 22MAR13 Sea Day

SAT 23MAR13 Sea Day

SUN 24MAR13 Colombo, Sri Lanka 7:00am 3:00pm

MON 25MAR13 Sea Day

TUE 26MAR13 Sea Day

WED 27MAR13 Sea Day

THU 28MAR13 Victoria, Seychelles 8:00am 6:00pm

FRI 29MAR13 Sea Day

SAT 30MAR13 Nosy Be, Madagascar 9:00am 4:00pm

SUN 31MAR13 Sea Day

MON 01APR13 Sea Day

TUE 02APR13 Maputo, Mozambique 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 03APR13 Richard's Bay, South Africa 9:00am 7:00pm

THU 04APR13 Durban, South Africa 7:00am 11:00pm

FRI 05APR13 Sea Day

SAT 06APR13 Sea Day

SUN 07APR13 Cape Town, South Africa 8:00am

MON 08APR13 Cape Town, South Africa

TUE 09APR13 Cape Town, South Africa 6:00pm

WED 10APR13 Sea Day

THU 11APR13 Walvis Bay, Namibia 10:00am

FRI 12APR13 Walvis Bay, Namibia 5:00pm

SAT 13APR13 Sea Day

SUN 14APR13 Sea Day

MON 15APR13 Jamestown, Saint Helena 11:00am 6:00pm

TUE 16APR13 Sea Day

WED 17APR13 Georgetown, BR Indian Ocean TR 10:00am 5:00pm

THU 18APR13 Sea Day

FRI 19APR13 Sea Day

SAT 20APR13 Sea Day

SUN 21APR13 Fortaleza, Brazil 8:00am 3:00pm

MON 22APR13 Sea Day

TUE 23APR13 Belem, Brazil 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 24APR13 Crossing the Equator

THU 25APR13 Devil's Island, French Guiana 8:00am 3:00pm

FRI 26APR13 Sea Day

SAT 27APR13 Castries, St. Lucia 10:00am 6:00pm

SUN 28APR13 Sea Day

MON 29APR13 Sea Day

TUE 30APR13 Sea Day

WED 01MAY13 Debark Ship Fort Lauderdale, 7:00am

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day 35 Bar Harbor, Maine

Here we are at our last port on this Voyage of the Vikings….  It has had it’s ups and downs but overall it was a fabulous voyage.  Today we took it pretty easy in Bar Harbor, shopping and eating…..  It was a spectacular day with perfect weather…..  getting a little color back, finally.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 34 At Sea

Well, as this voyage draws to a close I finally had a day with a bit of sunshine….  I have become very pale, a color that I am unacustome to having.  It was a lovely day poolside catching a few needed rays of sunshine.  Tonight we had our last formal night.  The entire restaurant staff has been exceptional.  Special thanks to Eka, our assistand Matre’d, our head waiter Aru and his assistant Bhery….  Well done.  This under the leadership of our exceptional Restaurant Manager, Himanshu Dogra.  It was a very nice evening and the food exceptional…..