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Our Medals

Main Swimming Pool

Crows Nest

Model Ship in Crows Nest

Cabanas for Rent

Pickle Ball

Outdoor Pool at Stern

Haiti Faintly in the Distance

The Wake


We had a later breakfast downstairs today as we were at sea all day. We had a walk then returned to our room and I did a little laundry. We went to a presentation of medals representing days cruising with Holland America. We had bronze ones for 100 cruising days. There were about 20 got one for 300 days, several for 500 days and one lady had over 2000 days. Six years of her life has been spent at sea on Holland America ships! There was a lunch afterwards which we skipped. We were at a similar one on the first part of our cruise and it was not a memorable occasion. We went up to the Dutch Cafe and had lunch there which was quite tasty.

We had a brief walk then returned to our room. Christine sat outside and watched the sea and Haiti slip past. I went to a lecture on authors who had been influenced by and made an impression on the Caribbean. Jimmy Buffet, Ernest Hemmingway and Ian Fleming. It was quite interesting.

I returned to the room and we got ready for dinner - another Gala Night. We enjoyed our dinner at the usual restaurant then went along to listen to the first part of the strings concert. From there we went to the show room where the dance troupe was performing. It was similar to what we had seen before, but we felt there were a few things different. It was very well done.

We walked round the ship and returned to our room.

Tomorrow is another sea day, but one that will involve packing as we set off for home the following day.

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