And With Special Thanks To Doris And Phil Davidoff......
Without Whom This Cruise Could Not Have Happened
Photos Courtesy of Henry Diltz, Doris Davidoff, Dave Randall
the ship left San Diego at 5 pm January 5th, a lot of folks checked
into the Bayside
John Stewart and Bob Shane's case, it was a chance to have dinner with
That night, a tropical storm blew through San Diego. Little did we know how rough the seas were
going to be! But more on that later. Cruise day dawned and we were ready to get on the ship.
The closer we got, the bigger the Zaandam looked. It's impressive. We were ready to go cruising!!
And here we go...
first order of business was the lifeboat drill. We all
came welcome cocktails in the Crow's Nest Lounge.
The Crow's Nest is a beautiful
the cocktail party and casual night for dinner, we had time
to explore the ship.
There were beautiful lounges with fabulous views,
and a great library to check out books, games & dvds
Everyone had taken to their rooms, it was hard to walk and a lot were quite seasick!
The next day was hard. That ship was really moving! Some had it worse than others...
next day dawned smooth and gorgeous and everyone got their sealegs.
The Lighting In The Mondrian Lounge Was Really Far Out.
The Room Felt Very Intimate. The Sound Was Great, Too.
It was over too soon and we all had to rush to our rooms to get ready for formal night.
Needless to say, we all cleaned up very well. Bob wore a tie for the first time in years!