Thanks to Sharri Scott for sending in this beautiful picture with her mother aboard Veendam.
I have cruised with HAL 3 times with my mom, but the very first was in September 2004. It was 8 months after my Dad passed away. He and my mom had loved cruising with HAL and had been on about 10 different trips I think. After he died, Mom wanted to take me and give me a taste of what they had loved so much, so she took me on the Veendam to Alaska. It was awesome, and got me totally hooked! It was a special time for us to talk about our memories of the wonderful man we’d lost, and I will never forget it. I’m enclosing a picture of us from formal night. Can’t wait to travel with you again!