Sea Day #6

Monday, March 27, 2023

Tonight was the Orange Party to celebrate Holland America’s Dutch Heritage. This is our second one of the cruise because we attended the one during the first leg of this trip too. I think more people dressed in something orange this time than the last time.

We played some slots before dinner. Computers were down so all the bartenders were having to write down the drinks on receipts. Know Accounting will have a nightmare sorting it out as the bars were in full swing. The night before a sea day is always busy for the Casino and all the bars.

We ate in the Lido as they advertised a Dutch themed dinner. I had the Dutch pea soup and then a Dutch meatball with cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. The Dutch meatball tasted like any other meatball, just bigger. Chuck had bratwurst and pork loin with sauerkraut. We were disappointed that they weren’t serving bitterballen.

We decided to skip the party in the BB King as it was just as crowded as the last time – could not move at all on the dance floor. Instead, we stayed for all three sets of the Rolling Stone Rock Band. My favorite was the 1980’s set.

The waiter staff did come around bringing Dutch appetizers and desserts.

We were surprised to run into a couple we had met on a previous Carnival cruise. They are going to be on our upcoming Florida to Montreal cruise also.

We came back to the cabin and were shocked to see that it was after midnight. Look at us – party people.

Of course, staying up past midnight meant that we didn’t wake up until after 8:00. I went to the Crow’s Nest to get coffee and found the computers were still down and the baristas were filling out paper receipts. I just have to wonder if the computer system crashed because of the new facial recognition system they’ve recently started testing. I just know that the servers are frustrated.

It was a typical sea day for this cruise – breakfast in main dining room – a mile stroll around the promenade -some slot play – then relaxation on the balcony for me and poker for Chuck in the Casino.

The stewards delivered two Holland America tiles for us as a thank you for this leg of the cruise. They were the same design as the last leg.

Last sea day … time to get ready for the last dressy night.

Author: mmmtravelmemories

A retired college administrator who loves to travel. I write to remember the experiences and, I hope, to inspire others to make their own travel memories.

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