Well, our time on the Zuiderdam has come to an end. We were really sad to leave the ship. This has been such a different experience than the Eurodam and we loved just about every minute of it. We LOVE the cast, the stage crew, the Event Managers and Cruise Directors we worked with. We made friends with all kinds of people from different places in the world and from various departments on board and we can safely say that we truly enjoyed every last person we met on the ship. We’re going to miss everyone a ton. Thank you to the cast, crew and officers of the Zuiderdam for making our second contract such an outstanding experience!
During our last cruise, we went to the Black & White crew party, made a sand angel for Ben Goodner on Half Moon Cay, visited Wind & Surf Beach on Bonaire, and spent time with our Dam friends before leaving. Below are a few pictures from our last week or two. (Yes, we're tan, we know. We live in the Caribbean. it happens.)
|Black & White Crew Party|
|Half Moon Cay|
|Sand Angel in the making|
|For Ben Goodner|
Last Friday we flew from Miami to California where we will be spending Christmas with our families. We have 7 weeks off between contracts and will spend at least the first few weeks in California. We applied to use our free cruise (we get one a year – great perk!) in January and are hoping to hear that we will spend about 2 of our 7 weeks on the Oosterdam sailing to Hawaii. Fingers crossed! We have kinda given up making plans for life because no matter what we think we’re going to do, God has other ideas for us. So we’re taking it day by day.
Merry Christmas everyone. May the Lord richly bless you this season. Thank you for keeping up with us as we traipse around the world. Your support and encouragement keeps us steady in an unsteady life.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6