HAL Noordam 12/7/12 - Our 44th Cruise!
We came down to Jacksonville to see our daughter depart for another 6-month deployment. This time she's going to Okinawa, but it's always tough to see her leave her 4-year old son and husband behind for such a long period. We're so proud of her service in the Navy, as we are of all our servicemen and women. It takes a special type of person to serve their country and their families need our love and support while their loved ones are away doing their duty.
So, we decided since we've come this far that we might as well just go on a cruise. We got a guarantee oceanview cabin for a good price on the Holland America Noordam doing a nice 10-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean. We really needed a cruise and this one matched our needs very nicely. Looking forward to a great cruise and I'll be sure and tell you all about it when we get back.
Let me know if you have any specific questions or need any information about this specific ship and/or itinerary so I can be sure to check it out for you while we're gone.
47 Cruises & Counting! Favorites: Paul Gauguin to Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises in Europe; any of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America for 12-nights in the Baltics & Russia; RCCL for 14-night Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America for 14-day Alaska cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days in Hawaii including a 7-night NCL cruise; Oceania for 25 days in Asia; & 3 months touring Europe by train. And many days spent in all-inclusive resorts!