Hello, everyone! Dick and I will board this beautiful ship (christened just a month ago) today in Copenhagen as we begin a beautiful new adventure for pretty much the whole month of August. I will have an Internet connection, but the connections are always slow, so I have been busy collecting pictures of the ship and some of our destinations so that you can follow our itinerary each day to know where we are and what we are doing. I'll try to give a live update as often as possible.
Here are some Eurodam facts:
Ship's Registry The Netherlands
Passenger capacity 2,104
Crew members 800
Gross tonnage 86,000grt
Length 936 feet
Maximum speed 23.9 knots
Our only catastrophe thus far has been the handle breaking off one of our rolling suitcases. What, was it too heavy??? No, I think it was just poor construction:-) And yes, it was on the top of the pulling extension that broke....Dick got it fixed. He's a smart and talented fella. We've just got to get to the boat, then from the boat to the flight home at the end of the month. We'll manage if it breaks again. Just a small bump in the travel plans.
Jeff/Bjarne left this morning to fly to Bergen, Norway, so Jeff arranged for friend Mette to come over and join us for breakfast at the apartment. Mette and her twenty-something son were in the States last fall, staying with Brian (he met them on his cycling trip when he was here visiting). Brian brought them to Mayberry to experience an American Thanksgiving with us, so it was good seeing her again. It was raining this morning, so we didn't go for the walkabout we had planned on doing. That's OK...we enjoyed sitting and visiting with her all morning.
Life's short...go cruising......y'all come along for the ride! Hope your Monday is great!!!