Saturday, June 26, 2021

Final Answer?


 Well, here I am again sharing with you my upcoming itinerary on Holland America Line.  For a variety of reasons, I decided to forgo the European part of my adventure.  Instead, I am joining my beloved Zuiderdam 49 days earlier than originally planned....  This will give me a variety of nice, warm weather voyages on a ship that I truly love....  I just pray some of the old gang are still around (officers & crew).  I believe that I have arrived at the best solution for me at this given time.  I still have to remind myself that we are still experiencing a pandemic globally.  Just because parts of the world are emerging from a dark period doesn't mean that the suffering is over.  I continue to pray for my friends around the world, praying that they stay safe and for all the seafarers that rely on the cruise industry for their livelihood.  Things are clearly getting better step by step and a clear indication of that is evidenced by the fact that Holland America Line is Back!  I really look forward to my homecoming aboard the ms Zuiderdam....

SAT 18SEP21 Sail from San Diego, California, US 5 pm

SUN 19SEP21 Ensenada, Mexico 7am 2pm

MON 20SEP21 Sea Day

TUE 21SEP21 San Francisco 7am 11pm

WED 22SEP21 Sea Day

THU 23SEP21 Santa Barbara, California 7am 5pm

FRI 24SEP21 Avalon, California 7am 5pm

SAT 25SEP21 San Diego, California 7am 4pm

SUN 26SEP21 Sea Day

MON 27SEP21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10am 6pm

TUE 28SEP21 Mazatlán, Mexico 8am 5pm

WED 29SEP 21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 8am 9pm

THU 30SEP21 Sea Day

FRI 01OCT21 Sea Day

SAT 02OCT21 San Diego, California 7am 4 pm

SUN 03OCT21 Sea Day

MON 04OCT21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10am 6pm

TUE 05OCT21 Mazatlán, Mexico 8am 5pm

WED 06OCT21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 8am 9pm

THU 07OCT21 Sea Day

FRI 08OCT21 Sea Day

SAT 09OCT21 San Diego, California 7am 4 pm

SUN 10OCT21 Sea Day

MON 11OCT21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10am 6pm

TUE 12OCT21 Mazatlán, Mexico 8am 5pm

WED 13OCT21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 8am 9pm

THU 14OCT21 Sea Day

FRI 15OCT21 Sea Day

SAT 16OCT21 San Diego, California 7am 5pm

SUN 17OCT21 Ensenada, Mexico 7am 2pm

MON 18OCT21 Sea Day

TUE 19OCT21 San Francisco, California 7am 11pm

WED 20OCT21 Sea Day

THU 21OCT21 Santa Barbara, California 7am 5pm

FRI 22OCT21 Catalina Island, California 7am 5pm

SAT 23OCT21 San Diego, California 7am 5pm

SUN 24OCT21 Ensenada, Mexico 7am 2pm

MON 25OCT21 Sea Day

TUE 26OCT21 San Francisco, California 7am 11pm

WED 27OCT21 Sea Day

THU 28OCT21 Santa Barbara, California 7am 5pm

FRI 29OCT21 Catalina Island, California 7am 5pm

SAT 30OCT21 San Diego, California 7am 4 pm

SUN 31OCT21 Sea Day

MON 01NOV21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10am 6pm

TUE 02NOV21 Mazatlán, Mexico 8am 5pm

WED 03NOV21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 8am 9pm

THU 04NOV21 Sea Day

FRI 05NOV21 Sea Day

SAT 06NOV21 Sail from San Diego, California, US 5:00pm

SUN 07NOV21 Sea Day

MON 08NOV21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00am 6:00pm

TUE 09NOV21 Loreto, Mexico 10:00am 11:00pm

WED 10NOV21 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 3:00pm

THU 11NOV21 Guaymas, Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

FRI 12NOV21 Sea Day

SAT 13NOV21 Mazatlan, Mexico 7:00am 6:00pm

SUN 14NOV21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 3 8:00am

MON 15NOV21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 5:00pm

TUE 16NOV21 Sea Day

WED 17NOV21 Sea Day

THU 18NOV21 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

FRI 19NOV21 Sea Day

SAT 20NOV21 Sea Day

SUN 21NOV21 Sea Day

MON 22NOV21 Sea Day

TUE 23NOV21 Sea Day

WED 24NOV21 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 7:00am 11:00pm

THU 25NOV21 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii, US 1 8:00am 6:00pm

FRI 26NOV21 Lahaina, Hawaii, US  8:00am 8:00pm

SAT 27NOV21 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 28NOV21 Kona, Hawaii, US  8:00am 6:00pm

MON 29NOV21 Sea Day

TUE 30NOV21 Sea Day

WED 01DEC21 Sea Day

THU 02DEC21 Sea Day

FRI 03DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 04DEC21 Ensenada, Mexico 1:00pm 11:59pm

SUN 05DEC21 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

MON 06DEC21 Sea Day

TUE 07DEC21 Sea Day

WED 08DEC21 Sea Day

THU 09DEC21 Sea Day

FRI 10DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 11DEC21 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 12DEC21 Kona, Hawaii, US 7:30am 6:00pm

MON 13DEC21 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 3 7:30am

TUE 14DEC21 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 11:00pm

WED 15DEC21 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

THU 16DEC21 Lahaina, Hawaii, US 7:30am 6:00pm

FRI 17DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 18DEC21 Sea Day

SUN 19DEC21 Sea Day

MON 20DEC21 Sea Day

TUE 21DEC21 Sea Day

WED 22DEC21 Ensenada, Mexico 2:00pm 10:00pm

THU 23DEC21 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

FRI 24DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 25DEC21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00am 6:00pm

SUN 26DEC21 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

MON 27DEC21 Loreto, Mexico 8:00am 11:00pm

TUE 28DEC21 Guaymas, Mexico 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 29DEC21 Topolobampo, Mexico 5:30am 11:30pm

THU 30DEC21 Mazatlan, Mexico 1:00pm 11:00pm

FRI 31DEC21 Sea Day SAT 01JAN22 Sea Day

SUN 02JAN22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 5:00pm

MON 03JAN22 Sea Day

TUE 04JAN22 Sea Day

WED 05JAN22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 06JAN22 Sea Day

FRI 07JAN22 Huatulco, Mexico 8:00am 2:00pm

SAT 08JAN22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 9:00am 7:00pm

SUN 09JAN22 Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00am 4:00pm

MON 10JAN22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa 8:00am 6:00pm

TUE 11JAN22 Sea Day

WED 12JAN22 Enter Panama Canal Balboa 5:00am 5:00am

WED 12JAN22 Cruising Panama Canal

WED 12JAN22 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal 7:00pm

THU 13JAN22 Cartagena, Colombia 12:00n 5:00pm

FRI 14JAN22 Sea Day

SAT 15JAN22 Sea Day

SUN 16JAN22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00am 4:00pm

MON 17JAN22 Sea Day

TUE 18JAN22 Sea Day

WED 19JAN22 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00am 1:00pm

THU 20JAN22 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal 5:00am

THU 20JAN22 Cruising Panama Canal

THU 20JAN22 Exit Panama Canal Balboa 7:00pm

FRI 21JAN22 Sea Day

SAT 22JAN22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica 7:00am 5:00pm

SUN 23JAN22 Corinto, Nicaragua 9:00am 5:00pm

MON 24JAN22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 7:00am 5:00pm

TUE 25JAN22 Huatulco, Mexico 1:00pm 7:00pm

WED 26JAN22 Sea Day

THU 27JAN22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 10:00am 8:00pm

FRI 28JAN22 Sea Day

SAT 29JAN22 Sea Day

SUN 30JAN22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 5:00pm

MON 31JAN22 Sea Day

TUE 01FEB22 Sea Day

WED 02FEB22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 03FEB22 Sea Day

FRI 04FEB22 Huatulco, Mexico 8:00am 2:00pm

SAT 05FEB22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 9:00am 7:00pm

SUN 06FEB22 Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00am 4:00pm

MON 07FEB22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa 8:00am 6:00pm

TUE 08FEB22 Sea Day WED 09FEB22 Enter Panama Canal Balboa 5:00am

WED 09FEB22 Cruising Panama Canal

WED 09FEB22 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal 7:00pm

THU 10FEB22 Cartagena, Colombia 12:00n 5:00pm

FRI 11FEB22 Sea Day

SAT 12FEB22 Sea Day

SUN 13FEB22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00am 4:00pm

MON 14FEB22 Sea Day

TUE 15FEB22 Sea Day

WED 16FEB22 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00am 1:00pm

THU 17FEB22 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal 5:00am

THU 17FEB22 Cruising Panama Canal

THU 17FEB22 Exit Panama Canal Balboa 7:00pm

FRI 18FEB22 Sea Day

SAT 19FEB22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica 7:00am 5:00pm

SUN 20FEB22 Corinto, Nicaragua 9:00am 5:00pm

MON 21FEB22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 7:00am 5:00pm

TUE 22FEB22 Huatulco, Mexico 1:00pm 7:00pm

WED 23FEB22 Sea Day

THU 24FEB22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 10:00am 8:00pm

FRI 25FEB22 Sea Day

SAT 26FEB22 Sea Day

SUN 27FEB22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 6:00pm

MON 28FEB22 Sea Day

TUE 01MAR22 Sea Day

WED 02MAR22 Sea Day

THU 03MAR22 Sea Day

FRI 04MAR22 Sea Day

SAT 05MAR22 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 06MAR22 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 7:00am

MON 07MAR22 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 11:00pm

TUE 08MAR22 Lahaina, Hawaii, US 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 09MAR22 Sea Day

THU 10MAR22 Cross International Dateline

SAT 12MAR22 Kiritimati (Christmas Island), Kiribati 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 13MAR22 Crossing the Equator

SUN 13MAR22 Cross International Dateline

SUN 13MAR22 Sea Day

MON 14MAR22 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 2:00pm

TUE 15MAR22 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 11:00pm

WED 16MAR22 Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

THU 17MAR22 Papeete, French Polynesia 8:00am

FRI 18MAR22 Papeete, French Polynesia 5:00am

FRI 18MAR22 Moorea, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

SAT 19MAR22 Maroe Bay, Huahine Iti, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 20MAR22 Avatoru, Rangiroa, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

MON 21MAR22 Sea Day

TUE 22MAR22 Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 23MAR22 Sea Day

THU 24MAR22 Hiva Oa, Marquesas 8:00am 5:00pm

FRI 25MAR22 Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

SAT 26MAR22 Sea Day

SUN 27MAR22 Sea Day

MON 28MAR22 Sea Day

TUE 29MAR22 Crossing the Equator

WED 30MAR22 Sea Day

THU 31MAR22 Sea Day

FRI 01APR22 Sea Day

SAT 02APR22 Sea Day

SUN 03APR22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 5:00pm

MON 04APR22 Sea Day

TUE 05APR22 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00am 6:00pm

WED 06APR22 Loreto, Mexico 10:00am 11:00pm

THU 07APR22 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 3:00pm

FRI 08APR22 Mazatlan, Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

SAT 09APR22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 3 8:00am

SUN 10APR22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 5:00pm

MON 11APR22 Sea Day

TUE 12APR22 Sea Day

WED 13APR22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 14APR22 Sea Day

FRI 15APR22 Sea Day

SAT 16APR22 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 17APR22 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

MON 18APR22 Mazatlan, Mexico 11:00am 7:00pm

TUE 19APR22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 9:00am 9:00pm

WED 20APR22 Sea Day

THU 21APR22 Sea Day

FRI 22APR22 Debark Ship San Diego, California, US 7:00am

Thursday, June 10, 2021

What's next? An exciting new adventure on Holland America Line...

 

Time for an update to the Blogsphere…  I’m really getting anxious to travel and to prove that I have some exciting travel news coming up in the near future (I pray!).  I previously blogged about the 167-day adventure that Ann & Cathy Scott and I had planned…  Well, I just did a big add on?  I’m adding a couple of months of sailing in the Mediterranean on the Holland America Eurodam.  I will be doing 50 days sailing out of Athens and Venice, visiting some amazing places.  Then I fly from Venice to Amsterdam, embarking on Holland America’s newest ship, the Rotterdam for a two-week transatlantic.  Once back in Florida, I fly to San Diego for the originally planned 167 days of my beloved Holland America Zuiderdam.  It should be a fabulous 8 month adventure….  Just hope it all works out!  Here is my updated itinerary…. 

SAT 27AUG21 Fly to Athens, Greece

SUN 29AUG21 Athens (Piraeus) Greece 7:00pm

MON 30AUG21 Sea Day

TUE 31AUG21 Kotor, Montenegro 7:00am 6:00pm

WED 01SEP21 Corfu, Greece 9:00am 7:00pm

THU 02SEP21 Sea Day

FRI 03SEP21 Santorini, Greece 7:00am 5:00 pm

SAT 04SEP21 Mykonos, Greece 7:00am 8:00 pm

SUN 05SEP21 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 7:00 am

SUN 05SEP21 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 5:00 pm

MON 06SEP21 Sea Day

TUE 07SEP21 Mykonos, Greece 7:00am 5:00pm

WED 08SEP21 Souda Bay, Greece 7:00am 5:00 pm

THU 09SEP21 Olympia (Katakolon), Greece 10:00am 6:00pm

FRI 10SEP21 Sarande, Albania 8:00am 5:00pm

SAT 11SEP21 Sea Day

SUN 12SEP21 Venice, Italy 7:00am

SUN 12SEP21 Venice, Italy 5:00pm

MON 13SEP21 Zadar, Croatia 7:00am 5:00pm

TUE 14SEP21 Hvar, Croatia 7:00am 5:00pm

WED 15SEP21 Kotor, Montenegro 7:00am 3:00pm

THU 16SEP21 Argostoli, Greece 12:00pm 9:00pm

FRI 17SEP21 Sea Day

SAT18SEP21 Souda Bay, Greece 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 19SEP21 Rhodes, Greece 8:00am

MON 20SEP21 Rhodes, Greece 5:00pm

TUE 21SEP21 Mykonos, Greece 8:00am 9:00pm

WED22SEP1 Sea Day

THU 23SEP21 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 7:00am

FRI 24SEP21 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 5:00 pm

SAT 25SEP21 Istanbul, Turkey 4:00pm

SUN 26SEP21 Istanbul, Turkey 4:00pm

MON 27SEP21 Sea Day

TUE 28SEP21 Ephesus/Kusadasi, Turkey 7:00am 7:00pm

WED 29SEP21 Sea Day

THU 30SEP21 Sarande, Albania 8:00am 5:00pm

FRI 01OCT21 Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00am 10:00pm

SAT 02OCT21 Korcula, Croatia 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 03OCT21 Rijeka, Croatia 8:00am 5:00pm

MON 04OCT21 Koper, Slovenia 8:00am 5:00pm

TUE 05OCT21 Venice, Italy 7:00am

WED 06OCT21 Venice, Italy 5:00pm

THU07OCT21 Sea Day

FRI 08OCT21 Olympia (Katakolon), Greece 8:00am 4:00pm

SAT 09OCT21 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 7:00am 5:00pm

SUN 10OCT21 Rhodes, Greece 10:00am

MON 11OCT21 Rhodes, Greece 5:00pm

TUE 12OCT21 Souda Bay, Greece 7:00am 5:00pm

WED13OCT21 Santorini, Greece 7:00am 5:00pm

THU14OCT21 Sea Day

FRI15OCT21 Kotor, Montenegro 7:00am 5:00pm

SAT16OCT21 Korcula, Croatia 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 17OCT21 Venice, Italy 3:00pm

MON18OCT21 Venice, Italy

MON18OCT21 Fly to Amsterdam, Holland

WED20OCT21 Amsterdam, Holland 5:00pm

THU21OCT21 Zeebrugge, Belgium 8:00am 4:00pm

FRI22OCT21 Paris (Le Havre), France 8:00am 8:00pm

SAT23OCT21 Portland, England 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN24OCT21 Brest, France 10:00am 6:00pm

MON25OCT21 Sea Day

TUE26OCT21 Sea Day

WED27OCT21 Ponta Delgada, Portugal 8:00am 5:00pm

THU28OCT21 Sea Day

FRI29OCT21 Sea Day

SAT30OCT21 Sea Day

SUN31OCT21 Sea Day

MON01NOV21 Sea Day

TUE02NOV21 Sea Day

WED03NOV21 Fort Lauderdale 7:00am

WED03NOV21 Fly to San Diego joining Cathy and Ann on the Zuiderdam

THU04/FRI05 NOV Hang out in San Diego and do a lot of shopping

SAT 06NOV21 Sail from San Diego, California, US 5:00pm

SUN 07NOV21 Sea Day

MON 08NOV21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00am 6:00pm

TUE 09NOV21 Loreto, Mexico 10:00am 11:00pm

WED 10NOV21 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 3:00pm

THU 11NOV21 Guaymas, Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

FRI 12NOV21 Sea Day

SAT 13NOV21 Mazatlan, Mexico 7:00am 6:00pm

SUN 14NOV21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 3 8:00am

MON 15NOV21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 5:00pm

TUE 16NOV21 Sea Day

WED 17NOV21 Sea Day

THU 18NOV21 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

FRI 19NOV21 Sea Day

SAT 20NOV21 Sea Day

SUN 21NOV21 Sea Day

MON 22NOV21 Sea Day

TUE 23NOV21 Sea Day

WED 24NOV21 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 7:00am 11:00pm

THU 25NOV21 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii, US 1 8:00am 6:00pm

FRI 26NOV21 Lahaina, Hawaii, US  8:00am 8:00pm

SAT 27NOV21 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 28NOV21 Kona, Hawaii, US  8:00am 6:00pm

MON 29NOV21 Sea Day

TUE 30NOV21 Sea Day

WED 01DEC21 Sea Day

THU 02DEC21 Sea Day

FRI 03DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 04DEC21 Ensenada, Mexico 1:00pm 11:59pm

SUN 05DEC21 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

MON 06DEC21 Sea Day

TUE 07DEC21 Sea Day

WED 08DEC21 Sea Day

THU 09DEC21 Sea Day

FRI 10DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 11DEC21 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 12DEC21 Kona, Hawaii, US 7:30am 6:00pm

MON 13DEC21 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 3 7:30am

TUE 14DEC21 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 11:00pm

WED 15DEC21 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

THU 16DEC21 Lahaina, Hawaii, US 7:30am 6:00pm

FRI 17DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 18DEC21 Sea Day

SUN 19DEC21 Sea Day

MON 20DEC21 Sea Day

TUE 21DEC21 Sea Day

WED 22DEC21 Ensenada, Mexico 2:00pm 10:00pm

THU 23DEC21 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

FRI 24DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 25DEC21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00am 6:00pm

SUN 26DEC21 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

MON 27DEC21 Loreto, Mexico 8:00am 11:00pm

TUE 28DEC21 Guaymas, Mexico 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 29DEC21 Topolobampo, Mexico 5:30am 11:30pm

THU 30DEC21 Mazatlan, Mexico 1:00pm 11:00pm

FRI 31DEC21 Sea Day SAT 01JAN22 Sea Day

SUN 02JAN22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 5:00pm

MON 03JAN22 Sea Day

TUE 04JAN22 Sea Day

WED 05JAN22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 06JAN22 Sea Day

FRI 07JAN22 Huatulco, Mexico 8:00am 2:00pm

SAT 08JAN22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 9:00am 7:00pm

SUN 09JAN22 Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00am 4:00pm

MON 10JAN22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa 8:00am 6:00pm

TUE 11JAN22 Sea Day

WED 12JAN22 Enter Panama Canal Balboa 5:00am 5:00am

WED 12JAN22 Cruising Panama Canal

WED 12JAN22 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal 7:00pm

THU 13JAN22 Cartagena, Colombia 12:00n 5:00pm

FRI 14JAN22 Sea Day

SAT 15JAN22 Sea Day

SUN 16JAN22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00am 4:00pm

MON 17JAN22 Sea Day

TUE 18JAN22 Sea Day

WED 19JAN22 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00am 1:00pm

THU 20JAN22 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal 5:00am

THU 20JAN22 Cruising Panama Canal

THU 20JAN22 Exit Panama Canal Balboa 7:00pm

FRI 21JAN22 Sea Day

SAT 22JAN22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica 7:00am 5:00pm

SUN 23JAN22 Corinto, Nicaragua 9:00am 5:00pm

MON 24JAN22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 7:00am 5:00pm

TUE 25JAN22 Huatulco, Mexico 1:00pm 7:00pm

WED 26JAN22 Sea Day

THU 27JAN22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 10:00am 8:00pm

FRI 28JAN22 Sea Day

SAT 29JAN22 Sea Day

SUN 30JAN22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 5:00pm

MON 31JAN22 Sea Day

TUE 01FEB22 Sea Day

WED 02FEB22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 03FEB22 Sea Day

FRI 04FEB22 Huatulco, Mexico 8:00am 2:00pm

SAT 05FEB22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 9:00am 7:00pm

SUN 06FEB22 Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00am 4:00pm

MON 07FEB22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa 8:00am 6:00pm

TUE 08FEB22 Sea Day WED 09FEB22 Enter Panama Canal Balboa 5:00am

WED 09FEB22 Cruising Panama Canal

WED 09FEB22 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal 7:00pm

THU 10FEB22 Cartagena, Colombia 12:00n 5:00pm

FRI 11FEB22 Sea Day

SAT 12FEB22 Sea Day

SUN 13FEB22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00am 4:00pm

MON 14FEB22 Sea Day

TUE 15FEB22 Sea Day

WED 16FEB22 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00am 1:00pm

THU 17FEB22 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal 5:00am

THU 17FEB22 Cruising Panama Canal

THU 17FEB22 Exit Panama Canal Balboa 7:00pm

FRI 18FEB22 Sea Day

SAT 19FEB22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica 7:00am 5:00pm

SUN 20FEB22 Corinto, Nicaragua 9:00am 5:00pm

MON 21FEB22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 7:00am 5:00pm

TUE 22FEB22 Huatulco, Mexico 1:00pm 7:00pm

WED 23FEB22 Sea Day

THU 24FEB22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 10:00am 8:00pm

FRI 25FEB22 Sea Day

SAT 26FEB22 Sea Day

SUN 27FEB22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 6:00pm

MON 28FEB22 Sea Day

TUE 01MAR22 Sea Day

WED 02MAR22 Sea Day

THU 03MAR22 Sea Day

FRI 04MAR22 Sea Day

SAT 05MAR22 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 06MAR22 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 7:00am

MON 07MAR22 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 11:00pm

TUE 08MAR22 Lahaina, Hawaii, US 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 09MAR22 Sea Day

THU 10MAR22 Cross International Dateline

SAT 12MAR22 Kiritimati (Christmas Island), Kiribati 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 13MAR22 Crossing the Equator

SUN 13MAR22 Cross International Dateline

SUN 13MAR22 Sea Day

MON 14MAR22 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 2:00pm

TUE 15MAR22 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 11:00pm

WED 16MAR22 Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

THU 17MAR22 Papeete, French Polynesia 8:00am

FRI 18MAR22 Papeete, French Polynesia 5:00am

FRI 18MAR22 Moorea, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

SAT 19MAR22 Maroe Bay, Huahine Iti, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 20MAR22 Avatoru, Rangiroa, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

MON 21MAR22 Sea Day

TUE 22MAR22 Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 23MAR22 Sea Day

THU 24MAR22 Hiva Oa, Marquesas 8:00am 5:00pm

FRI 25MAR22 Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

SAT 26MAR22 Sea Day

SUN 27MAR22 Sea Day

MON 28MAR22 Sea Day

TUE 29MAR22 Crossing the Equator

WED 30MAR22 Sea Day

THU 31MAR22 Sea Day

FRI 01APR22 Sea Day

SAT 02APR22 Sea Day

SUN 03APR22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 5:00pm

MON 04APR22 Sea Day

TUE 05APR22 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00am 6:00pm

WED 06APR22 Loreto, Mexico 10:00am 11:00pm

THU 07APR22 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 3:00pm

FRI 08APR22 Mazatlan, Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

SAT 09APR22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 3 8:00am

SUN 10APR22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 5:00pm

MON 11APR22 Sea Day

TUE 12APR22 Sea Day

WED 13APR22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 14APR22 Sea Day

FRI 15APR22 Sea Day

SAT 16APR22 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 17APR22 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

MON 18APR22 Mazatlan, Mexico 11:00am 7:00pm

TUE 19APR22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 9:00am 9:00pm

WED 20APR22 Sea Day

THU 21APR22 Sea Day

FRI 22APR22 Debark Ship San Diego, California, US 7:00am

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Looking to a brighter future....


The next great adventure, starting next November has been planned....  I'm hopeful that the state of the world pandemic will allow Ann, Cathy and I to return to our beloved Zuiderdam for 167 days of sun and fun....  It's not as long of a voyage that I would prefer but at this point, this looks magnificent.  As I explained in the last blog post, this seems to best the best solution for us, in lieu of the World Voyage because of how long it will take for any level of herd immunity from COVID-19 around the world.  We are optimistic, excited and eager to return to our second home, the ms Zuiderdam....  Here's the itinerary for our amazing voyage....

SAT 06NOV21 Sail from San Diego, California, US 5:00pm

SUN 07NOV21 Sea Day

MON 08NOV21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00am 6:00pm

TUE 09NOV21 Loreto, Mexico 10:00am 11:00pm

WED 10NOV21 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 3:00pm

THU 11NOV21 Guaymas, Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

FRI 12NOV21 Sea Day

SAT 13NOV21 Mazatlan, Mexico 7:00am 6:00pm

SUN 14NOV21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 3 8:00am

MON 15NOV21 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 5:00pm

TUE 16NOV21 Sea Day

WED 17NOV21 Sea Day

THU 18NOV21 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

FRI 19NOV21 Sea Day

SAT 20NOV21 Sea Day

SUN 21NOV21 Sea Day

MON 22NOV21 Sea Day

TUE 23NOV21 Sea Day

WED 24NOV21 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 7:00am 11:00pm

THU 25NOV21 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii, US 1 8:00am 6:00pm

FRI 26NOV21 Lahaina, Hawaii, US  8:00am 8:00pm

SAT 27NOV21 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 28NOV21 Kona, Hawaii, US  8:00am 6:00pm

MON 29NOV21 Sea Day

TUE 30NOV21 Sea Day

WED 01DEC21 Sea Day

THU 02DEC21 Sea Day

FRI 03DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 04DEC21 Ensenada, Mexico 1:00pm 11:59pm

SUN 05DEC21 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

MON 06DEC21 Sea Day

TUE 07DEC21 Sea Day

WED 08DEC21 Sea Day

THU 09DEC21 Sea Day

FRI 10DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 11DEC21 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 12DEC21 Kona, Hawaii, US 7:30am 6:00pm

MON 13DEC21 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 3 7:30am

TUE 14DEC21 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 11:00pm

WED 15DEC21 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

THU 16DEC21 Lahaina, Hawaii, US 7:30am 6:00pm

FRI 17DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 18DEC21 Sea Day

SUN 19DEC21 Sea Day

MON 20DEC21 Sea Day

TUE 21DEC21 Sea Day

WED 22DEC21 Ensenada, Mexico 2:00pm 10:00pm

THU 23DEC21 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

FRI 24DEC21 Sea Day

SAT 25DEC21 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00am 6:00pm

SUN 26DEC21 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

MON 27DEC21 Loreto, Mexico 8:00am 11:00pm

TUE 28DEC21 Guaymas, Mexico 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 29DEC21 Topolobampo, Mexico 5:30am 11:30pm

THU 30DEC21 Mazatlan, Mexico 1:00pm 11:00pm

FRI 31DEC21 Sea Day SAT 01JAN22 Sea Day

SUN 02JAN22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 5:00pm

MON 03JAN22 Sea Day

TUE 04JAN22 Sea Day

WED 05JAN22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 06JAN22 Sea Day

FRI 07JAN22 Huatulco, Mexico 8:00am 2:00pm

SAT 08JAN22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 9:00am 7:00pm

SUN 09JAN22 Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00am 4:00pm

MON 10JAN22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa 8:00am 6:00pm

TUE 11JAN22 Sea Day

WED 12JAN22 Enter Panama Canal Balboa 5:00am 5:00am

WED 12JAN22 Cruising Panama Canal

WED 12JAN22 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal 7:00pm

THU 13JAN22 Cartagena, Colombia 12:00n 5:00pm

FRI 14JAN22 Sea Day

SAT 15JAN22 Sea Day

SUN 16JAN22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00am 4:00pm

MON 17JAN22 Sea Day

TUE 18JAN22 Sea Day

WED 19JAN22 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00am 1:00pm

THU 20JAN22 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal 5:00am

THU 20JAN22 Cruising Panama Canal

THU 20JAN22 Exit Panama Canal Balboa 7:00pm

FRI 21JAN22 Sea Day

SAT 22JAN22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica 7:00am 5:00pm

SUN 23JAN22 Corinto, Nicaragua 9:00am 5:00pm

MON 24JAN22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 7:00am 5:00pm

TUE 25JAN22 Huatulco, Mexico 1:00pm 7:00pm

WED 26JAN22 Sea Day

THU 27JAN22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 10:00am 8:00pm

FRI 28JAN22 Sea Day

SAT 29JAN22 Sea Day

SUN 30JAN22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 5:00pm

MON 31JAN22 Sea Day

TUE 01FEB22 Sea Day

WED 02FEB22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 03FEB22 Sea Day

FRI 04FEB22 Huatulco, Mexico 8:00am 2:00pm

SAT 05FEB22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 9:00am 7:00pm

SUN 06FEB22 Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00am 4:00pm

MON 07FEB22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa 8:00am 6:00pm

TUE 08FEB22 Sea Day WED 09FEB22 Enter Panama Canal Balboa 5:00am

WED 09FEB22 Cruising Panama Canal

WED 09FEB22 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal 7:00pm

THU 10FEB22 Cartagena, Colombia 12:00n 5:00pm

FRI 11FEB22 Sea Day

SAT 12FEB22 Sea Day

SUN 13FEB22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00am 4:00pm

MON 14FEB22 Sea Day

TUE 15FEB22 Sea Day

WED 16FEB22 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00am 1:00pm

THU 17FEB22 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal 5:00am

THU 17FEB22 Cruising Panama Canal

THU 17FEB22 Exit Panama Canal Balboa 7:00pm

FRI 18FEB22 Sea Day

SAT 19FEB22 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica 7:00am 5:00pm

SUN 20FEB22 Corinto, Nicaragua 9:00am 5:00pm

MON 21FEB22 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 7:00am 5:00pm

TUE 22FEB22 Huatulco, Mexico 1:00pm 7:00pm

WED 23FEB22 Sea Day

THU 24FEB22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 10:00am 8:00pm

FRI 25FEB22 Sea Day

SAT 26FEB22 Sea Day

SUN 27FEB22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 6:00pm

MON 28FEB22 Sea Day

TUE 01MAR22 Sea Day

WED 02MAR22 Sea Day

THU 03MAR22 Sea Day

FRI 04MAR22 Sea Day

SAT 05MAR22 Hilo, Hawaii, US 8:00am 6:00pm

SUN 06MAR22 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 7:00am

MON 07MAR22 Honolulu, Hawaii, US 11:00pm

TUE 08MAR22 Lahaina, Hawaii, US 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 09MAR22 Sea Day

THU 10MAR22 Cross International Dateline

SAT 12MAR22 Kiritimati (Christmas Island), Kiribati 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 13MAR22 Crossing the Equator

SUN 13MAR22 Cross International Dateline

SUN 13MAR22 Sea Day

MON 14MAR22 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 2:00pm

TUE 15MAR22 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 11:00pm

WED 16MAR22 Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

THU 17MAR22 Papeete, French Polynesia 8:00am

FRI 18MAR22 Papeete, French Polynesia 5:00am

FRI 18MAR22 Moorea, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

SAT 19MAR22 Maroe Bay, Huahine Iti, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 20MAR22 Avatoru, Rangiroa, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

MON 21MAR22 Sea Day

TUE 22MAR22 Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

WED 23MAR22 Sea Day

THU 24MAR22 Hiva Oa, Marquesas 8:00am 5:00pm

FRI 25MAR22 Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia 8:00am 5:00pm

SAT 26MAR22 Sea Day

SUN 27MAR22 Sea Day

MON 28MAR22 Sea Day

TUE 29MAR22 Crossing the Equator

WED 30MAR22 Sea Day

THU 31MAR22 Sea Day

FRI 01APR22 Sea Day

SAT 02APR22 Sea Day

SUN 03APR22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 5:00pm

MON 04APR22 Sea Day

TUE 05APR22 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00am 6:00pm

WED 06APR22 Loreto, Mexico 10:00am 11:00pm

THU 07APR22 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 3:00pm

FRI 08APR22 Mazatlan, Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

SAT 09APR22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 3 8:00am

SUN 10APR22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 5:00pm

MON 11APR22 Sea Day

TUE 12APR22 Sea Day

WED 13APR22 San Diego, California, US 7:00am 4:00pm

THU 14APR22 Sea Day

FRI 15APR22 Sea Day

SAT 16APR22 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 8:00am 5:00pm

SUN 17APR22 Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm

MON 18APR22 Mazatlan, Mexico 11:00am 7:00pm

TUE 19APR22 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 9:00am 9:00pm

WED 20APR22 Sea Day

THU 21APR22 Sea Day

FRI 22APR22 Debark Ship San Diego, California, US 7:00am


Monday, December 14, 2020

I'm beyond ready for the next adventure....

Where am I off to next?  That is the big question…  When Ann, Cathy & I left the Volendam in March no one could have predicted that this Pandemic would have such a damaging effect on so many lives and crush the global economy.  The first thing we did, in response to Guests on the 2020 World Voyage being debarked in Australia, was to cancel the 2021 World Voyage….  I am susceptible to DVTs (Deep Vein Thrombosis) from sitting too long on very long flights….  Having to find my way home from half way around the world would potentially have serious consequences for my health.  We decided to do the 2021 Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage again, closer to home if we were forced off the ship due to Coronavirus….  As time went on, the 2021 Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage was cancelled so I set my sights later into 2021, planning to board the Zaandam in July for the Voyage of the Vikings and staying onboard for 10 months, through the 2021 Grand Africa and the 2022 World Voyage….  As luck would have it, the next thing I knew, the Voyage of the Vikings and Grand Africa were cancelled due to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), restricting cruises, once they recommenced, to sailing no greater than 7 days until November 2021.  Well….  That got me a bit worried about the viability of the 2022 World Voyage for me, just two months after the 7-day maximum restriction.  Once again, I really don’t want to find my way home from halfway around the world and I do have a concern about virus conditions throughout the world.  That brings me to today…. The Scott Sisters and I are going home again to the Zuiderdam, boarding (hopefully) 18 November 2021 and sailing until 22 April 2022.  We absolutely loved our time on the Zuiderdam in 2018-2019.  There is a nice mixture of Circle Hawaii voyages, Mexico Sea of Cortez voyages, Panama Canal full transit voyages and one 35-day Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas Voyage.  It will be sunny, warm and all voyages are not too far from the USA in the event of cruise disruption due to Coronavirus….  So, that is where we stand for the time being.  In the meantime, I am exercising every day, watching my diet and preparing for the next adventure whenever it comes….  Stay safe and healthy!



Saturday, March 28, 2020

2020 Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage, All good things must end....


Well, it’s been a while….  Sorry about that, I seem to have gotten caught up in Pandemic matters.  Since Alter do Chão we had our first trip hiccup relating to the Coronavirus when we were forced to miss Devil’s Island.  Our next stop was Barbados…..  I saw three large cruise ships filled with guests from Europe, the epicenter of the Coronavirus at that time.  I decided that the prudent thing was to stay onboard.  Things began to move quickly after that….  Long story short, we passed our last two ports and returned to Ft Lauderdale 2 days early.  In the end, I felt blessed to have had an amazing voyage on the Volendam with an incredible cadre of Officers and Crew. It will always be a voyage to remember! Once the voyage was ended early, I skipped flying home and drove with my friends Ann & Cathy as they made their way back to Canada…..  I was back home safely on the 21st and Ann & Cathy made it home on the 22nd….  My house was stocked by my sister Lisa and her husband Jim along with my lifelong best friend Randy.  I have been hunkered down since, ticking off one project after another….  So far, there aren’t enough hours in the day.  At some point, as the days turn into weeks and weeks into months, I’m sure that will change.  I hope everyone out there in staying home and protecting themselves and their families.  To my friends, Officers and crew that are still onboard the Holland America Line fleet, stay safe and I hope you make it back to your homes and families safely….  Praying for people around the world!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

2020 Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage, Alter do Chão, Brazil


Today marks our last port in Brazil...I was out early for sail in photos.  It’s changed quite a bit since I was last here in December, before the rainy season.  Cathy and I were off the ship on the first tender headed for the beachfront resort of Alter do Chão. Since my previous visit the river has risen significantly and most of the beautiful beaches are now under water.  It was only a short distance across the beach to the walkway into town. We followed the riverfront walkway to the Our Lady of Good Health Church on the town square. Alter do Chão is best known for its Ilha do Amor (Island of Love), a picturesque island ringed by a white-sand beach directly in front of town...unfortunately the high water changes the entire dynamics of this offshore island. We walked around town and then along town's beachfront which is temporary, since it is formed during the river's high-water season. Returning to the pier area we did some shopping at the outdoor market before taking the tender back to the ship. I spent the best part of the day poolside...It was a , really hot day today...probably one the hottest day we had in the Amazon so far... It was a great day! Tonight, we are celebrating Ann’s birthday.   Happy Birthday Ann!