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Cruise Diary: Le Cirque, Stromboli and a Day at Sea

Every cruise we try to take part in ‘An Evening at Le Cirque’ in the Pinnacle Grill. The chef did a great job because the food was amazing. We are sorry that we can’t let you taste the food, you will have to book a cruise for that. In the meantime, you can enjoy the pictures.

The start of An Evening at Le Cirque.

Le Cirque's menu.

Le Cirque's menu.

Appetizer.

Appetizer.

 Soup.

Soup.

main course

The main course.

Dessert.

Dessert.

The next day was a day at sea with scenic cruising. Guests can join the captain for a cooking lesson in the Culinary Arts Center. Who would expect that in addition to being a good master, our captain is also a good chef.

The captain's cooking lesson.

The captain's cooking lesson.

Coming soon on the menu -  Captain Rowden’s pizza.

Coming soon on the menu - Captain Rowden’s pizza.

It may be said that I admire the work of the front office staff. They take care of all the paperwork like invitations and the daily programs guest receive in their staterooms. They are the helping hand for all guests on board, even in difficult circumstances. If guests have a complaint, the front office staff keeps a cool head and find solutions so everyone will be satisfied and have the cruise of a lifetime. Special thanks to Iris, Roy and the entire staff. You all are the best.

 the front office

The front office.

The Messina pilot boarding Ryndam.

Sailing through the narrow straits of Messina is always spectacular.

Sailing through the narrow straits of Messina is always spectacular.

We really respect Hotel Manager Simon de Boer. Whether he is chatting with guest, giving information or simply listening to their experiences. Although he is responsible for so many crew members, he still finds time for his guests. Captain Rowden and Hotel manager Simon de Boer you both have “our award” for being some of the the best hosts at sea.

Every where the guests are, Hotel Manager Simon de Boer is there.

Every where the guests are, Hotel Manager Simon de Boer is there.

Finally our Indonesian Tea. We missed this on the first part of the cruise.

All the guests waiting to see Mt. Stromboli's volcano.

All the guests waiting to see Mt. Stromboli's volcano.

The volcano.

 a closer look

A closer look.

No one wanted to miss this spectacular view.

Smoke coming out the volcano.

Smoke coming out the volcano.

During our day at sea, Yvon and I received a bronze medal for being at sea for over 100 days from Captain Rowden himself. The medal is from Holland American Line recognizing our loyalty to the cruise line. We love cruising with HAL and look forward to the next 100 days with you all.

Next we will visit Rome, another great port of call.

Cornelis “Cees” Kloppenburg and his wife Yvon recently sailed on board Ryndam and blogged about their experience in a series of posts. Enjoy!

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