Captain’s Log: 109 Years Young

Captain’s Log: 109 Years Young

The oldest passenger I have sailed with so far.

Born 1903. Her name is Florence Boggs and she made her first trip in 1922 from Hoboken to Oregon to study. After 4 years and finishing her study she traveled back, followed by a man who she met in college and married.

After his retirement they moved to California and she still lives in California. Since her husband passed away she still likes to go on cruises with her daughter. The daughter Joanne is traveling to Vancouver to stay with “the love of her life” who she met on a Holland America Line cruise a few years ago Mrs. Boggs is traveling with her. In about 6 weeks’ time they plan to travel back to California. Unfortunately none of our ships will be traveling in that direction at that time. In November Mrs. Boggs hopes to celebrate another crown year 110, her 105th was on a Holland America Line ship who knows she may be back for her birthday.

Florence Boggs and Captain Peter J. van Maurik

Florence Boggs and Captain Peter J. van Maurik

Peter J. van Maurik is Zaandam’s captain.


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  1. Patricia B April 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Delightful! Thanks Captain van Maurik. Sorry we will miss Mrs Boggs, but looking forward to the Zaandam.

  2. John White April 24, 2013 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Wow,she looks so health and pretty.And Capt.Maurik,you are the best ! I was there when you manouvering the ship.It’s awesome.

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