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  1. Wonderful to see the scenery in Glacier Bay! It was so covered in clouds on our August 7th cruise.
  2. Thank you for taking us along, again! We were aboard on cruise#3, and it’s nice to revisit each week.
  3. Everyone on the NA Alaska cruises have received one mask per person in their staterooms on arrival. They are the nicest I’ve ever worn and continue to use it at home.
  4. I’m back to the Daily and back to my time zone. Our Seattle visits, before and after our cruise we’re wonderful! Our anniversary party in our son’s backyard brought 12 family members to the celebration. It was so great to set foot on a BHB, once again. NA is a beautiful ship, our first time aboard her. Weather wasn’t perfect, internet was missing, but we loved it all! Alaska scenery is outstanding! Our two days in Seattle, following the cruise, gave us a chance to participate in our granddaughter’s 10th birthday party. I’m ready to book a winter cruise. Thank you Rich & Roy for the Daily.
  5. Hanging out at our son’s house before he takes us to the ship. Our group doesn’t board until 2:40 pm. Can’t wait! Pat
  6. Thank you all for your good wishes and for the picture, Tony!
  7. I haven’t had much time to get to the Daily for a while. We arrived in Seattle on Monday afternoon and have been enjoying our days with our son and family. Our daughter and son-in-law arrived last night. Our 60th Anniversary is today, and will celebrate in our son’s backyard, with the addition of our nephew and his wife! The weather is perfect. Hoping all works out for our cruise on Saturday. So far, we’ll still be onboard.
  8. I'm late to the party, today, spending a lot of time on packing! I'm done, but Bob's still working on it. Tomorrow, we fly to Seattle to enjoy time with the family before we board NA, on Saturday. Woohoo!
  9. Thank you for posting your experiences on the second Alaska NA cruise. We’ll be boarding on Saturday and are on our way tomorrow, to visit with family. Pat
  10. We have been to Skagway only one time, and that was on our very first cruise in 1997. We were on a 7 day cruise on the Legend OTS. I was not interested at all, in cruising, but we were with friends and family and got hooked on cruising ever since. It's now just a little over a week until we board NA! We fly to Seattle on Monday for our family visit and BIG Anniversary gathering and then Alaska!
  11. Thank you so much for giving us some understanding about what to expect, on the cruise. We'll be boarding on August 7th, and maybe some of the problems you had may be worked out, by then. I hope, most of all, that some of the beautiful weather, you experienced, will still be available! Pat
  12. Many thanks to all who posted pictures of Petra. We have never been on a cruise that had it on the itinerary, so your pictures put me right there, too. Amazing place!
  13. I am an aunt by marriage, and we enjoyed seeing three nieces in VA, last week. Rotterdam VI took us Jakarta and other Indonesian islands in 2014.
  14. Thanks to Rich & Roy for the Daily. Excitement is growing to hopefully be able to watch the sail away, today. We’ll be boarding NA on two weeks, if all goes as planned!
  15. Back from VA and find myself on the last page, again. There’s a lot to catch up! We were in Alicante in 2017 on Koningsdam’s October transatlantic cruise. We took a river cruise first and chose a cruise on a BHB rather than fly home.
  16. We also were on Statendam in July, 2015, the wonderful 14 day Alaska cruise. It was our first visit to Sitka, and we’re looking forward to a return visit next month on a BHB.
  17. We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend with our DS and DGS. They’re taking a slow scenic drive back to Seattle in our second car, we no longer need and now belongs to our DGS. Next up is a short visit with family in VA and we’re flying, instead of driving, this time. We’ve been to Nuku Hiva twice, on Ryndam in February, 2008 and Rotterdam VI in February, 2012. Thanks to all for sharing your pictures that bring back nice memories.
  18. We have had four visits to Barbados on four very different ships. The first was in January, 2007, on Sea Princess. This was a 14 day cruise, where passengers boarded in FL or Barbados, so quite a nice mix of US and UK. Our second time was on Prinsendam, in 2011, the third on Noordam, in 2013, and most recent in 2018, on Koningsdam. We’re going to be very busy as our DS and DGS are flying here, tomorrow from Seattle! They will head back Monday driving our second car, which we no longer need and will belong to our DGS. It will be so nice to be with them, but we will be together again in August.
  19. Thanks for the Daily, Rich and for all the Antarctica photos! We enjoyed the Antarctica experience in January, 2005, onboard Amsterdam. Our weather was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking.
  20. We have been to Corinto on two HAL cruises, Rotterdam VI, in 2010, and Westerdam, in 2018. I agree with those who said take a tour, rather than staying in Corinto! We went to Leon and the Bubbling Mud Pots, which was worthwhile, in 2010. On Westerdam, in 2018, we decided to walk around Corinto, but besides touring around on a pedal “taxi,” it wasn’t worth the time. Take a tour away from the port!
  21. Happy July fourth! We sailed to Bar Harbor 4 times. The first was way back in October, 2000, on Splendour OTS. In July, 2016, we were on Rotterdam VI, and in October, 2018, aboard Zuiderdam, where we visited it twice, on our b2b. On our 2000 voyage, as we headed to the tender, the fog rolled in and you couldn’t see the ship until you were almost there !
  22. Happy Canada Day! We have had Belem on two BHBs itineraries. The first was on Prinsendam in January, 2011. We took a HAL tour of the Giant market and away from the city, a tour of the Zoobotanical Park. Belem is a 30 minute bus ride from the port. We returned on Maasdam in February, 2015. This time we took a 5 hour HAL Amazon River System Adventure by Riverboat tour including a 45 minute walk through the Jungle, so we didn’t get into Belem this time.
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