Cruise Diary: Ole Shipmates to Reunite

Cruise Diary: Ole Shipmates to Reunite

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy is getting ready to set sail on part of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she sent in another pre-cruise post. Enjoy!


We all enjoy the greeting of a friendly shopkeeper in the neighborhood. Now translate that into the good feeling I have to hear that the present captain of the Nieuw Amsterdam that steered us around storm systems on its spring transAltantic voyage is now commanding the Grand Voyage. Capt. Johnathan Mercer takes up the awesome duties of sailing around the planet. It’s terrific to know that HAL has such a deep bench to draw upon. I’ll look forward to hearing about some more of his sea faring adventures at his informal Captain’s Chats.


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