2009 Holland America Cruise, Eastern Caribbean

This is the MANDATORY evacuation drill.

Ready for dinner the first night. Getting our sea legs.

A crazy picture in our room.

Another one.

Our room had an "obstructed view" - that means a life boat outside of your window.

The cabin stewards made these cute little towel animals.

I think this was a pig.


A swinging monkey!

Ed took a mixology course.


Received his diploma!

Relaxing on the Lido deck.

Rose getting pizza.

A singer entertains.

Ed in a tux for formal night.

Some more crazy artwork on ship.

Ed calls this 'little chef'.

More artwork on the Lower Prominade deck.

Rose sings karaoke.

Margaritaville at Grand Turk.

A pool bar.

We had gone snorkeling in the morning and now just relaxing by the pool at Margaritaville.

Some surfing action to watch.

No one stayed up very long.

Our ship, the Eurodam.

Heading back.

A Coca Waterfal in a Puerto Rico rain forest.

At top of the tower.

A tower overlooking San Juan in the rain forest.



Walking in the rain forest.

A blue brick street in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The castle in San Juan.

More of the castle.

Rose at the wall of the castle.

San Juan church.

Nativity scene inside.

The Annunciation.

San Juan

Pideons in San Juan.

This castle wall surrounds San Juan.

Puerto Rican sunset.

A very neon latin traditions show.

Iguana in St Thomas.

Ed with lady pirate.

Rose with steel drummer.

Tram ride in St Thomas.

Inside the gondola tram.

Elton John impersonator on ship show.

Rose on the dance floor, Northern Lights disco on ship.

Rose in the elevator on ship.

Ed at the casino.

Private cabanas.

At sea on the observation deck. We had some wind and rain that day.

Second formal night.

Baked Alaska.

Fishing excursion at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

Ed reeling in the catch.

A jack trevally for Ed..

Ed and Bill from England on the fishing boat..

Ed posing with his jack trevally.

Half Moon Cay in the Bahamsa is privately owned by Holland America.

Rose taking off parasailing.

Rose dipping toes (and butt!) in the sea before ascent.



and away!

Ed's turn.



way up

Fancy white chololate chef's hat with signature for dessert.

Rose was asked back to compete in karaoke contest.

Singing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

Some air guitar after the high note.

Critique from judges. The comedian had to make a dig at Sarah Palin.

All of the contestants. Winner is to my right. We all got umbrellas.


Bill and Elaine from Great Britain at dinner the last night.