Before dinner we saw the new Star Trek movie in the ship’s theater, then had a casual dinner in the Lido Restaurant on Deck 11 of the ship. After dinner I attended a computer class about Windows 7, Microsoft’s new upgrade to Windows Vista being released on Oct. 22 in the new and very nice Windows- and Sony-equipped computer training Labs. Holland calls them their “Digital Workshops.” Every class seems to be full every day.
Everyone in the class has a new Sony laptop to practice what they are learning. Plus there were a few seats for those that just wanted to watch, like me.
Looking forward to a fun and sunny day in Haines, Alaska. Day 10 of our cruise and almost home. Only five more days left. The wost day of a cruise is always the last day because you know it will soon be over. But there is always another one waiting.
In fact, I talked to the on-board HAL future cruise consultant about a Holiday cruise out of Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 27 at the end of my planned 30-day trip to Florida during December. So you see I am all ready planing my next HAL cruise. I am one day short of getting my 50-day Mariner Pin from Holland America’s customer loyalty program, but the main reason for me to go is because of the good times and great service I have had from HAL on the 49 days that I will have sailed by the end of this cruise. Later.
Perry and Cheryl. On board Statendam. Aug. 11, 2009.