This is off-topic, but I enjoyed the exchange about days at sea. We passed 100 days [in 7 years] on the Noordam last fall, and were awarded the new copper medallion. I insisted on wearing mine through a formal night dinner, and felt that with a little gold braid. a couple more medals and a funny hat, I'd have looked like a stereotypical banana-republic dictator. Cute but a little much. On the other hand, yes it is coming with me next month on the Zaandam. Cheers!