Friday, December 18, 2009
Day 91 At Sea
Today was pretty uneventful… This mornng the winds were exceptionally high, Force 9 but there was just a bit of sun. I set up my chair and relaxed outside for most of the day. Later in the morning the winds calmed, the sun came out in ernest and it was grand. They had the Mariner’s Lunch today preceeded by a cocktail party and awards presentation. I was invited to attend and receive my Platinum Medallion for surpassing 700 days. I elected not to attend. I don’t normally go to the dining room for lunch, it has to be something really special. If it’s not important enough for the hosts on the Amsterdam to sit and dine with the guests they invited, then it’s not important for me. On the Maasdam, the Captain & Hotel Manager hosted tables at the luncheon and it was a nice event…. I’m taking the night off and hanging out in the cabin after a nice massage. My friends Aart & Yvonne are dining with the Captain so they should have a nice evening. I didn’t quite make the cut so I’ll sit back and relax…. Tomorrow will be another sea day which I am looking forward to…... The crew are jumping through hoops on the ship for an outbreak of the Norovirus, what a pain. I hope they get it under control soon. The day after tomorrow, Olav van der Waard, the Captain for the holiday voyage and the Grand World will be joining the ship. It will be good to see him again.