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January 2018

HAL Rotterdam

Looking forward to my extended Vacation

sunny 32 °F

I'm looking forward to my awesome 21-day cruise in the Caribbean.
Voyage: RT000542
Booking: WK3M3C
Stateroom: 2572

Rotterdam is a medium ship, carrying 1404 passengers and 600 crew, and sails from Rotterdam, Netherlands and Tampa, Florida.
Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.34
Built: Dec 1997
Refurbished: 8 yrs ago
Number of Decks: 10
Total Cabins: 702
Cabin Categories: 67

Day 1 Tampa, Florida
Day 2 Key West, Florida
Day 3 At Sea
Day 4 Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Day 5 Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala
Day 6 Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Day 7 At Sea
Day 8 Tampa, Florida
Day 9 Key West, Florida
Day 10 At Sea
Day 11 At Sea
Day 12 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 13 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Day 14 St. John's, Antigua
Day 15 Cruise Soufriere Bay/Castries, St. Lucia
Day 16 At Sea
Day 17 Willemstad, Curacao
Day 18 Oranjestad, Aruba
Day 19 At Sea
Day 20 George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 21 At Sea
Day 22 Tampa, Florida

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2018 New Year


In 2017 I was able to do some great trips with family and friends, both in Alaska and the Caribbean.

HAL Eurodam


In August, I went on a weeks cruise on Holland America's Eurodam in Alaska. Saw tons of beautiful country that I have never witnessed before. Wildlife galore, and crystal blue waters. Bears, Bald Eagles, Mountain Goats, Whales, Sea Turtles, Otters, just to name a few of the animals we were able to see, along with a couple of Glaciers.
Stops in Juneau, Glacier Bary, Sitka, Ketchikan, Alaska, and Victoria, British Columbia. All great places if you've never been.

In November, did another Eurodam cruise, this time in the Caribbean visiting, Grand Turks, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay Bahamas. It was sad to see all the devastation from hurricanes that hit the Islands. Hope things get somewhat better in time for my next cruise in February.

HAL Rotterdam


Even though I'll still be visiting the Caribbean, it'll be different islands. Starting in Tampa, then to Key West, Mahogany Bay Roatan Honduras, Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala, Costa Maya, Mexico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, St. John's, Antigua, Castries, St. Lucia, Soufriere Bay, Willemstad, Curacao, Oranjestad, Aruba, George Town, Grand Cayman, and finally back to Tampa Florida. I so can't wait.

Temperatures have been bitterly cold the past month, and I'll be leaving right when people are coming up to Minneapolis, MN for the Super Bowl.

Can't think of anything else to update with. Hope all are good.

Until next time,

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