Friday, October 30, 2009
Day 41 At Sea
Today was a major surprise! The daily program listed a forecast of 64 F and showers… I was mildly depressed last night as I read that but alas, the weatherman was apparently drinking heavily, it was about 80 F and sunny… a glorious day! On the ship tonight we are celebrating Halloween. I think I’ll dress up as a cruise ship passenger. Tomorrow, Sydney!!! Perhaps there is a Bridge Climb in my future. Switching subjects for a moment… I would like to talk about one of the top employees that are part of the Holland America Team, Christel Mensink, the Guest Relations Manager. She is, without a doubt, the best GRM that HAL has in their employ. She is excellent handling guest problems, issues, complaints or anything else that comes her way. She is the consummate professional. For me personally, she has been extremely helpful on countless issues. She handles everything in a thorough, efficient manner and always with a smile. She is the type of person that keeps people coming back to Holland America time after time. As far as I am concerned, she should be employee of the month or the recipient of the President’s Award or something like that. I know that the Hotel Manager will not put her in for any such honors because…. he is her husband. Therefore, I will sing her praise. Perhaps someone in Seattle will take notice…. She is very, very deserving!