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... as an arrival gift and made us feel very welcome indeed. The docks are huge as are the boats and one can easily spend a pleasant evening strolling the marina and looking at all the lovely vessels. Which is what we plan on doing tonight after the sacred cocktail hour
Well, well, well, what's this, almost 5:30? We are getting a late start today. Guess I will get my beloved Captain and correct this oversight. If we are lucky, we will see another manatee like we did last night.
... mate from last
year, Mailou, sat down a few minutes later, and she whispered,”
Charlotte, is that your new boyfriend?”
I replied with raised eyebrows and face
and said, “No way!” “Talk to him, “ she continued
teasingly. “I already said Hi to him but he didn't respond,” I
answered while we giggled like school girls at the same time. The
guy across from me pretended not to hear us, ...
And to think the sixteenth century explorers sailed off without consulting Weather.com and TripAdvisor and Google maps; without phoning ahead for reservations and supplies; with only the most rudimentary descriptions and maps!
We are fortunate indeed to be able to travel in the comfort of a Holland America floating hotel without much worry of scurvy or scabies but ...
... of the website instruction is just to scare people not to bring alcohol and that is probably enough to ensure 90% of people don't. Actual check-in was simple with signage pointing us to the right counter. Every deck/class has their own check-in queue - just like airports have first, business and economy. We signed some health declarations and waivers, issued cards that acted as our door key and on-board credit card and took a photo to be recorded on file.
7157 was in a good spot, right by the lifts but no luggage outside as yet. I unpacked the bags I had, cracked open a Bud and sat on the balcony watching the ship load. Not sure what the chances were of this, but I looked down and ...