Back onboard

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Freshly scrubbed and ready for business

I confess I have been a bit remiss in keeping the blog up to date. Since my last post the ship cruised to Venice. Then I left the ship for one week to go to Miami to a conference. The participants were senior members of our office in Seattle and senior members of ships from the Seabourn and Holland America fleets.

The conference was most enjoyable and informative. I met up with colleagues that I had sailed with in the past in Seabourn. One Holland America Captain’s face cut through the fog of ages past in my brain. Turns out we sailed together back in 1983. Our paths diverged and here we are, all these years later, sitting in the same conference room together.

I flew from Venice to Miami and back to join the ship yesterday in Piraeus. Today we are in Santorini at anchor. It is a little breezy but it is sunny and warm.

I will leave you with a few pictures that I took on the cruise to Venice but did not upload.

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A pleasant day at anchor off Dubrovnik old town. The decks are empty. Everybody is ashore.

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Corfu in the early morning seen from the bridge as we slow down to pick up our pilot.

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Our deck team on the bridge to receive a briefing prior to running our marina sports day.

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Speciality Market dinner evening in the Colonnade Restaurant.

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Sunrise approaching Triluke Bay, Croatia.

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Threading our way among the islands of the Dalmatian Coast.


Mark Dexter 2015