We have one last day at sea before we arrive in San Diego. I decided to finish my stroll around the ship. I already posted decks 1, 2 and 3. I want to apologize in advance for my work; pictures of ships are important but not easy to take. I hope you find my effort acceptable.
Let us start with the lido. We like the way Holland America works its buffet area. No serving yourself for the most part. Lots of choices and everything is good.
Ice cream anyone?
From there I was off to the pool areas. This is the back pool, behind the Lido, on deck 9.
The Crows Nest, on deck 11, provides a great view and is a nice place for sailing and a casual drink.
A couple of pieces of sculpture just lying around.
Here are a couple of shots of the covered pool also on deck 9.
The Eurodam has an exclusive area called the Retreat in which one can rent a cabana for the day. The cabanas are located on deck 10 above the covered pool.
There are also some cabanas on deck 9. Here are two photos of one of them.
We were sitting at a table outside of the Lido when I observed a lovely lady drawing in a sketch book. Although I generally don’t interact with many people, preferring to stay to myself, I asked her what she was doing. She told me her way of documenting her travels was to draw and sketch. I asked if I could take her photo and she graciously said yes. Share a peek at Marilyn’s efforts.
Here are the tools of her trade.
In the evening we often found ourselves at the Tamarind Lounge. Our server, Julius, was great. Here are two shots of the lounge.
Then it was on to Tamarind the restaurant where we were greeted by a lion.
We dined in Tamarind one evening and it was terrific. Even Barbara, who is not terribly adventurous, enjoyed the Asian offerings. Here is a photo of the restaurant.
And a photo of a table setting and one of the condiments.
On the way out we passed this Goddess and these praying monks for a safe return to the Eurodam.
Tomorrow San Diego and home.