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Stories from the Sea, Past and Present

01 January, 2009

May you have smooth seas and following winds where ever your travels may take you. May your future cruises be safe and enjoyable and, of course, with Holland America Line.



  1. Happy New Year to you and your crew on TEAM VEENDAM! Enjoy your vacation. We will look forward to you posts in you new ship.

  2. Missed Career at Sea

    January 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    What a nice surprise for your readers, Captain. Many, many thanks for the generous splash of pictures on this contract of yours. It worked ‘therapeutic’ on me somehow! I am really, really happy to have found these fairly new write-ups of yours in December of 2007. Partly also thanks to my own interest of wantng to understand the lives of people working on board Holland America !! All my bestest wishes for 2009 to you and Lesley – – –

  3. Happy New Year to you and the crew and staff of the Veendam. We had the pleasure of sailing on this fine ship in the past.
    I have so enjoyed your blog, thank you so much for continuing to post to it. Your recollections of past New Year’s Eves had me almost rolling on the floor.
    May your 2009 be a wonderful year for you and Lesley. We will look forward to hearing from the Prinsendam.

  4. Paula and Robbie Robinson

    January 2, 2009 at 5:45 pm


    We have throughly enjoyed your blogs from the Veendam. We look forward to meeting you on the Prinsendam when we board in Dover on 17 Jul 2009. We also look forward to reading your blogs from the Prinsendam before we board.

  5. Capital Cruiser

    January 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

    A belated Happy New Year to you and your wife. As always, I have enjoyed your blog. Best wishes as you leave for a well-earned vacation. I look forward to resuming my virtual cruises with you on your new ship in the spring. In the meantime, I will have 10 days of real-life cruising on the Noordam in March!

  6. As a guest on the Christmas cruise with my family we throughly enjoyed it and will cruise again with HAL. I have just had the time to get caught up on the Blog and the entries from our cruise. Happy New Year to you and all the crew.

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