Day 1: Arrived onboard at noon. Quickly processed. Complementary champagne on ice in the suite.
We had purchased a suite and were upgraded to Neptune Suite-735 square feet of luxury with a huge double verandah and picture windows.
Day 2: Breakfast on our verandah. Watched the sea fog lift. Heard sea lions barking from shoals off the coast of Oregon.
Day 3: Rough seas and sunny skies. A perfect sailing day" Tonight is the 1st formal night.
Day 4: Calm seas and sea-fog off the coast near San Francisco. Cool as usual for SF. Totally relaxed. Planning our next cruise to Europe next year! Watched the sunset from the verandah.
Day 5: Arrived in San Diego at 5:30 AM. Temperature: 20C. Clear blue skies. Sunny & warm! Sat on the verandah looking at the battleships moored at Coronado Island. Spent a quiet day onboard!
Day 6: Sunny and drop day at sea. Wonderful Hawaiian entertainers now onboard. Purchased next year's trip.
Day 7: Another super day at sea! Relaxed and quiet!
Day 8: Beautiful warm and sunny day at sea. Calm seas. Mimosas on the verandah. Nap on the verandah. Roak bought a watch.
Day 9: Even warmer than yesterday. Sunny skies! Feeling great!
Day 10: Awarded bronze medallions representing 100+ sailing days with Holland America. Then hosted to a brunch by the Captain. Met a woman who has earned awards for over 1400+ sailing days with HA. The rest of the day spent on verandah enjoying the 25C weather.
Day 11: Disembarked Honolulu! Spent a few days there. Then home to Vancouver to host friends arriving from New Zealand and who are staying a few days with us.