September 27, 2009

Ship life

Here are a few photos from our daily life on the ship.

Mom and Dad as we leave Vancouver.
The hub and I - same place!Half of our state room. The other half was a sitting area with a full sofa, desk area, flat screen television, table and chair along with floor to ceiling windows leading to our private verandah.

Each evening we were greeted by towel animals. Here are a few.

The last night on the ship was the dining crew's night to shine with theatrical presentation of dinner. We all got chef's toque to wear.
Here's the hub:
And Dad:
And the ladies!
Our waiter Bobby.
"Yum-Yum" was there each night to supply us with after dinner mints and fruits. He was the crew member of the month for August.
The hub with our room stewards Sy and Henky (also know as Hanky Panky). They were responsible for the towel animals that greeted us each evening.
Our ship, the Statendam of Holland America Lines was wonderful. Our accommodations were roomy, the food was fabulous and the service was beyond excellent. The crew was so accommodating and helpful with my mom who needed a wheelchair to make the trip. I would recommend this line if you are looking for a smaller, more intimate experience (about 1250 guests versus over 3000 in some of the big ships). There were no climbing walls or wave pools but understated elegance and a wonderful relaxing atmosphere.


Mental P Mama said...

That just looks wonderful! Hope mom is better today;)

Sue said... is Mom feeling?? loved the picture of them in the dining car...I have never been on a cruise but if I ever went Alaska is where I would want to go...