Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Documentation received!

Documentation has been received!
Stateroom #408

Holland America is very well organized with pre-boarding information. I received a flyer with the Grand Voyage Activities, the names of all the officers, prices for internet ($250 for 1000 minutes!), laundry, wine, soda and spa packages….there is much to ponder over these last few days.

Gala Celebrations!
There are 8 formal and 43 smart casual nights plus all these special events.
March 25 is the Captain’s Welcome Toast
March 27 Buccaneers' Night
April 1 is the Black and White Ball
April 5 Ali Baba Night
April 8 Viva Espana Paella BBQ on deck
April 9 Sommelier Dinner
April 10 is “Speakeasy”
April 15 is the Mariner Lunch (for those who have cruised before on Holland
April 17 Indonesian Rijsttafel Dinner
April 19 Imperial Russian Night
April 21 Indian Delicacies
April 24 Night of the Gods
April 29 Medieval Knights
April 30 is Queens Day (the Queen of The Netherlands’ birthday)
May 2 Fiesta del Matador
May 3 Grand Mediterranean BBQ
May 8 "A Deadly Feast" Murder Mystery
May 9 is the Black and Gold Ball

Plus there are Casual Theme Nights!
Ali Baba Night
Imperial Russian Night
Medieval Knights
Fiesta del Matador

Holland America is a big supporter of the Susan G Komen Foundation and on every cruise they sponsor a walk and auction in support of breast cancer research, supplying t-shirts to all participants.

Everyday Enriching Activities
Yoga, dance instructors, water-colorist, arts and crafts instructors, culinary and hotel-related demonstrators.

Plus we will have two celebrated top chefs in the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine.
Kristin Dixon, Executive Chef and Owner, Within the Wild Lodges (Alaska) from March 24 – April 8
Marisol Koczal Simon, Culinary Educator, Author and Chef, Denver, CO from April 9-26

Much more to read and digest…final preparations are underway.