August 27-28 – Sea Days Two sea days in a row to relax and just enjoy cruising! The seas were the roughest of the trip but not so bad as to be really uncomfortable. We slept in both mornings, spend time on the balcony, did some duty free shopping in the onboard shops,lost a little […]Continue reading
August 23 – Helsinki I was on our balcony as the Splendor sailed into the port of Helsinki. My first impression, as we passed pine and fir covered islands, was that it looked a lot like the south coast of Alaska. Indeed, Helsinki is a little further north than Juneau and the climate is similar. […]Continue reading
August 19 – Sea Day Our first full day on board the Splendor was a sea day. We used the morning to explore the ship and attended cruise director John Heald’s first port talk covering Copenhagen, Warnemünde and Helsinki. Lunch on the Lido deck was followed by more explorations and some quiet time on our […]Continue reading
August 13 – 14 – Chicago to London I worked a half day then got home in time for Georgia and I to take our prearranged cab to O’Hare. We were there the required two hours before our flight, cleared the security checkpoint relatively quickly, sat in the gate area for an hour and boarded […]Continue reading
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