Rare The-Inside-Cabin Posted January 11 Author #126 Share Posted January 11 10 Jan 2023 Poor internet not allowing me to update the blog - but here is the post for Cruise Critic The Library opens and we celebrate our table's first birthday The Library reopened today at 9 am with ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Cruise and Travel Director Ian with the Captain in attendance. The ribbon was cut by the current Entertainment Director who started her career as a Librarian with Holland America years ago. Several hundred people were packed around the entrance as the doors open and people filed in to check out the books. The books are checked out on the honor system with a limit of 2 per person. Ian told me there were 1800 books in the library. There are only 2 chairs in the library and this isn't a library where you can read your books or lounge, as you could in the past. The Gallery Bar is an under used space that is normally very quiet and is close to the Library. Table 89 celebrated the first birthday of the cruise with Cindy getting the honor of being the first to wear the giant foam "It's My Birthday" hat. We enjoyed the usual Indonesian Birthday song celebrated by the assembled waiters. Here are the lyrics and English translation: Birthday Song (Bahasa Indonesia) Panjang umurnya Panjang umurnya Panjang umurnya Serta mulia Serta mulia Serta mulia Birthday Song (English) Long is his/her age Long is his/her age Long is his/her age And treasured And treasured And treasured Pianist Elliot Finkel was the featured entertainer this evening. He played a variety of classical and popular songs and put on a wonderful show. 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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