2023 HAL World Cruise
Thursday & Friday, December29 -30, 2023
Finally, embarkation day has arrived!!! We are packed and ready to go with our 14 boxes, 2 large suitcases, 2 garment bags, 2 rollaboards, and 2 tote bags. It is good to travel light, but when you’re talking 133 days, let’s face it—-you just gotta have your “stuff”!!!
We arrived at Port Everglades for our appointed check-in time of 11:40am. The process was smooth and efficient. By noon we were in our cabin unpacking the roll-aboards and totes before going out to meet up with friends and explore the ship.
The MS Zuiderdam is larger than the previous Holland America ship used for World Cruises, so we now need to familiarize ourselves with the layout. We need to find the dining venues, the theaters, the spa, the pool and game courts, the shopping; and, of course, the lounges and bars. After all, this will be our home for the next 133 days!!!
More to come in the next post!!!
Tomorrow is a sea day before arriving in Amber Cove. We’ll have a lot more to show you!!!