Dear Readers, one of my ‘plug-ins’ for this blog show me ‘statistics’; I see that you have preempted my arrival back on the “Amsterdam”, a large spike of views yesterday! 🙂
A belated Happy New Year to you all!
Well, I am back on the “Amsterdam” and so the blog of our 2018 Grand World Voyage commences. I now write as we make our way towards the western tip of Cuba, (Cape San Antonio), our destination being Georgetown, Cayman Islands, tomorrow morning.
Yesterday, in Port Everglades, came as a culture shock; from enjoying some R&R I found myself back to work. An early arrival on the ship, having to relieve my ‘oppo’, Captain Eversen and take command before embarkation started; meet-and-greet our guests as they made their way through the terminal, lots of photos, accompanied by Orlando Ashford no less. That done, a rendezvous with Karen and manage the loading of (numerous) suitcases, the logistics of which are beyond description 🙄
Back to what I know and love, Seamanship and our Bridge Resource Management meeting with the Navigating officers and a briefing for our forthcoming voyage; a chance to open suitcases and unpacking before our Passenger Emergency Muster drill prior to departure and finally, at 8 p.m. we departed Port Everglades and headed south.
My camera will be close at hand during the coming months, however I leave this post with some photos of the Grandchildren; I spent time with them and they are growing up too fast, every visit is precious.