Tom with a some coffee in the Lido Cafeteria
This is the top deck where they had tables and chairs set up for a sail away party!
The outdoor pool on the Zaandam and below, the Sails where we are tied to port.
Our home away from home! Very roomy and very comfortable, fantastic mattresses, and when the ship is moving, we are just lulled with very gentle rocking. We look right out on the back deck.
Our bathroom was very roomy, as we ended up with an handicapped size washroom, which was nice! The walk in shower is behind those curtains on the left.
We have set sail and just about to go under the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver. Tom is watching.Below, we sail past our condo building which is the highest and middle one on the right!
We met up with Lucky, our Cabin Steward who we also had on the same ship the Zaandam on our cruise to Hawaii, last Christmas. Lucky has become a very good friend of ours and we stay in touch when not taking cruises. He had just been notified of being promoted to Supervisor of Cabin Stewards, so Congratualtions Lucky! It was good to see him again!
We sat out on the promenade deck just outside our cabin and enjoyed he scenery as we sailed away, celebrating with a scotch for Tom, and a rum for me. The sail away party on top of the ship was crowded and noisy, so we opted to stay where we where. We also sailed away from Vancouver 15 minutes early. Then we went up for dinner of delicious prime rib and sat with a couple from New Zealand. After dinner we went to pick out some reading material from the libray for those lazy at sea days. We enjoyed a wonderful sunset and also met our new friends (all shown below), that we hit it off with right away, Ken and Linda from New York. We would spend some fun times on board, with many laughs and giggles and much getting to know each other over delicious meals and adventures. You will eventually see more pictures of this fun couple, and some other wonderful friends we have met and exhanged emails with throughout this journey.Ken is retired, from engineering, and Linda who has the greatest laugh ever, is a nurse and also works with the fire department. They were leaving us in Steward and travelling by land on their journey home, but we we're lucky to have been able to spend a fun week with them, and hopefully will meet again in the future.
This was pretty much our first day. The next day was spent at sea as we sailed to Ketchikan, Alaska. A distance of 344 nautical miles, sailing an average speed of 14.0 nautical knots.