Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Day 3 At Sea
It was a fairly nice day today, at least until mid afternoon. I went to the top deck and relaxed in the sun while I read. Once the skies clouded over and threatened a bit of rain, I went in and… took a nap. I was a little tired after my 4:30 am wakeup call. Not really… at 4:30 the Chief Officer made a missing passenger announcement. Not sure what transpired but ultimately they did find the missing person. Last night I went to the Showroom at Sea to see the Nieuw Amsterdam Entertainers perform their show “NYC”. They were absolutely fantastic! I am at a table for 8 in the dining room and have a good group to dine with. It is quite a change to go back to my normal 8:00 dinner after 2 months of dining at 6:30. It just means I stay up much later. Today I met some more of the Farschman family…. I met Jeff’s parents and they were delightful. Apparently we are 2nd cousins. Jeff’s grandfather and mine were brothers…. Our paths never crossed probably because my family moved all over the world while a large part of the Farschman family resided in Ohio. Meeting them has been a real highlight. Talking with Ken, Jeff’s father, about my dad, aunts, uncles and grandparents was great. Other excellent day aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam….. what a difference a ship makes or I should say, what a difference a different management team makes. Tomorrow we visit a place I really love, Curacao. Oh yeah, almost forgot! I feel really bad about the person from the Maasdam who keeps trying to make disgusting comments about me and can't seem to get the job done. It seems I control the content of what gets published..... bummer :-) Instead of attacking me perhaps it would be better to channel your energy toward providing excellent service to your guests. Life is good!