Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 147, At Sea

It was  very frigid, bumpy ride today, a good day to stay inside and keep warm.  Tonight we had a wonderful birthday celebration for my dear friend Aart Van Essen…..  It was a great dinner birthday celebration followed with lots of dancing in the Crow’s Nest….  Happy Birthday Aart!



President's Club Dinner

We had a fabulous evening last night!  I was invited by Mr. Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line to the President’s Club dinner.  Other special guests included: Captain Jonathan Mercer and Karen Mercer, Arnold Donald, Presdient & CEO, Carnival Corporation, and Hazel Donald, Henk Mensink, Hotel Director, and Christel Mensink, Guest Relations Manager and Gerald Bernhoft, Director, Mariner Society.  They had 4 new inductees into the President’s Club including good friends Joe & Sylvia Oakes, Sue Anderson and Penny Kelly.  It was a wonderful dinner with exception service and a great evening!  Afterwards we went to the Crow’s Nest for some dancing, a lot of great conversation and a bit of laughter along the way…..