Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cruise Archives

In digging through some old files looking for contact info for Christmas Cards, I found some interesting history. Here is a listing of our cruising experiences -- a fairly regular item, with breaks for Hawaii and New Zealand -- up until we started going to the North Carolina beach.

Date / Ship / Days / Destinations
1. 9/85 Ocean Princess 10 Rome - Venice - Nice
2. 4/89 Costa Riveria 7 Western Caribbean
3. 10/89 American Hawiian Constitution 7 Hawaii
4. 3/91 Carnval Tropical 7 San Juan Southern Caribbean
5.12/92 RCL Song of Amrica 7 West Mexico
6. 8/93 Princess Crown 7 Alaska
7. 4/95 Windjammer Fantome Leeward Islands
8. 8/95 Princess Island 14 Rome Black Sea
9. 6/96 Princess Royal 14 Scandanavia Russia
10. 12/96 Princess Sky 14 Sydney NZ French Polynesia. Different dessert souflee each evening.
11. 4/97 Windjammer Fantome 7 Belize Bay of Islands Honduras
12. 10/97 Holland America 10 Ryndam Eastern Southern Caribbean
13. 12/98 Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam 14 Singaporf Indonsia Australia
14. 3/00 Wind Star Wind Surf 7 Barbedos Leeward islands

And here are the notes from my old PDA on the Wind Surf experience:

WindSurf 3/19/00 5:23 am
Smooth Eticket check - in
Remembered frequent flyer number
Delta 253 Md88 only action but has lots of customers
Miami seems full of two kinds -- stand-bys comparing their seniority  to guess departure time and very disqruntled cruise passengers.
BWIA old equipment easy style
Dinner is outstanding mahi-mahi encrusted with hazlenuts and accompanied with a puree of sweet potatoes.
    We enjoyed a bottle of champagne from our travel agent Barbara.
Monday at sea we pause en route to rendez-vous with a supply barqe pickinq up a spare enqine and replacemen hydraulic ram.
    We sail by Dominica which our gps identifies. The only island Christopher Columbus would recognize today -- rough mountains rising straight out of the sea.
Tristan waiter
Putu room steward
Anguilla on Tuesday because Nevis was trashed by Hurricane Lenny in November, 1999.
    Tough to find a mooring out of the swells and where the local authorities alow disembarkation.
        We watch the inactivity on the teeny sand bar of an island  from on-board, moored near the channel separating St. Martin.
        Lunch includes chicken salad, pasta bar and seafood kabobs.
Wednesday - St Marten just across the channel from Anguilla, with most of the same swells to rock the boat. The stern thrusters are used with great vibration to position the bow to minimize the rolling.
Thursday - St Bartholemy
    Taxi tour. Villa of Rudolf Nureyev
    Airport tuckedin among peaks, roads, and beach.
    Roads and driving very rough.
    Bannana boat ride
    Spectacular sunset and moonrise under sail
Friday - Ilses de Saintes
    Pretty and quiet
Saturday - St. Lucia, Parrot Point

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