It was kind of a pretty day today, sunny but still a bit chilly….. This evening was wonderful! We had a fabulous dinner with Staff Captain Gerard Teensma followed by the Black & Silver Ball. Everyone had a great time. I am pretty excited about tomorrow, hitting our first Japanese port, Kushiro….. Should be an interesting day although it could be a bit wet. The Captain and Holland America Line management are keeping a close eye on the typhoon threatening Japan and decisions will probably come in the morning as to a course of action…..