Kind of a dreary day outside but pretty nice inside…. I got the final packing done, Yeah!!!! I went to “Dancing with the Stars” finals today and that was great. Gene Yong is such a fabulous Cruise Director that he makes every event a fun experience. So today is our final day, certainly a day filled with sorrow for leaving such great friends and “family” but also a day filled with joy as we remember all the great adventures we have had on this Grand World Voyage. When I get home I will provide another Blog with my personal top 10 overview of this Grand Voyage. We have seen magnificent places, met wonderful people along the way of so many cultures and enjoyed the company of our fellow guests and beloved crew. It has been an awesome adventure….
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
It turned out to be a pretty nice day today…. It feels so good to be sitting on the aft deck, once again, with friends enjoying the sun.. Tonight we had the Captain’s Farewell Reception which was extremely well done. The video, prepared by our Cruise director Gene Young, was fabulous! I certainly will miss the staff and crew of the ms Amsterdam, they have performed in an exceptional manner and, they are like family to me. After the reception, we had a wonderful meal at the Chef’s Farewell Dinner, everything was excellent. Wonderful day!!!!
It was fairly nice this morning and was able to sit outside but by lunch time the conditions worsened and it was time to go inside… I spent the rest of the day packing and visiting with friends…. I am actually pretty close to being ready to go home. It has been a long time since I visited my home. The voyage has been great, kind of a rough ending but you can’t control the weather…. Two more sea days and we are done… Hard to believe 7 ½ months are done, the time has flown…
Monday, April 27, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
A pretty good day!!!! I actually got to sit out in the sun for a while… been a long time. It felt nice to sit outside with friends and enjoy the sun and fresh air…. This evening was a lot of fun, first we had the Mariner Awards Night and cocktail party and then it was off to the Captain’s Dinner. I sat with Aart, Ellen, Allan, Sandra and hosts Henk & Christel. The food and company was just amazing. Fabulous evening! Then, after dinner it was off to the Masquerade Ball…. A nice time was had by all. I also went upstairs for the after party in the Crow’s Nest which was extremely well attended…. It certainly was a very lovely day!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
We had another miserable weather day which probably is a good thing to keep me focused on packing. I have made great progress. I did take time out for the Mariner Lunch. It was a fun time, sat with Allan & Sandra and our wonderful host, Henk Mensink. Productive day!
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Here are the rest of the photos from my wonderful touring of Ponta Delgado….. In addition, there are photos of friends I ran into along the way. Al & Ruth Wentzy who I ran into at the gardens and Aart, Ellen, Barbie, Allan & Sandra who I found at one of the local restaurants… It was a beautiful time!