Day One - Arrival Day August 12th Boarding the Oosterdam in Seattle
My flight got into Seattle at 8:30am so I took a cab to the pier to meet with a preresentive from the Port of Seattle for an interview. It was a pleasure to speak with Jean Cox, she was very knowledgeable about the port and all the things this particular port has to offer. After my meeting with Jean, I took a cab to the Undergroud tour. Parts of Seattle burned and so many areas were built over the top of old Seattle. So you can still see some of the old street, storefronts, and walkways under the city. I’ve always wanted to see this tour, but haven’t had a chance.
Boarding the Oosterdam was very quick. I immediately went to my stateroom 5185 all the way at the back of the ship, to unpack. I hung up my shirts and put away my clothes, then kicked back a while in my room before it was time for boat drill at 3:30pm. At 7pm we had a special party in the crows nest for the media people that are onboard. It was good to meet some colleagues and meet a few new people. I passed on dinner this evening because it was just too late after my early flight this morning.
Day TWO- at sea aboard the Oosterdam, August 13th.