Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Cruiseport Boston

After almost a week visiting Boston, on Saturday, September 21, 2019, it was time to board MS Veendam for a 7-day adventure Holland America cruise line calls "New England in the Fall."

"Embarkation" is what the cruise lines call it. All the cruisers gather at the cruise terminal to board the ship. Most important things to have with you: Passport and Credit Card. 😉 In the pic above we've all been through "check-in" and waiting now for the boarding announcement.
Sept 21, 2019  11:19 AM

At the airport these boarding ramps are sometimes called "jetways" ... so,  I'll call this the "shipway." Of course, it allows you to move from the terminal over to the ship.

Boarding time ... MS Veendam, Boston, MA
September 21, 2019  11:38 AM

First thing to do after boarding ship ... Go to buffet restaurant for your first "free" lunch. Then, get out and explore your ship. On this day, I think most folks just went back to their staterooms for a nap. In the days after I snapped the picture above I would be spending a fair amount of time in one of those workstations, aka deckchairs.
September 21, 2019  12:57 PM

21 comments:

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    1. Thanks Bill. Yes, I really enjoyed Boston. Will have more about that part of the trip in future posts.

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  2. Oboy, this is going to be fun. I would much rather take a cruise with you like this than to board one in real life. :-)

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    1. Thank you DJan. It will be a pleasure to have you along!

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  3. Such a lovely blue sky …

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan. Best regards to you from Seattle!

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  4. Those chairs look like the perfect place to watch the world go by.

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  5. It takes a lot of organization to run a huge cruiser.

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    1. You are so right about that. Some of the really big ones are like small cities.

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  6. Hi John- Happy New Year 2020 to You- pleased to see your back onto your Blogging- have missed You for 5 Months- hope your well and happy there in Seattle. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Thank you KEV - Great to hear from you and Happy New Year to you. All is well here, how are you? Australia has been on the Front Page of the news up here. I pray you have not had trouble with the fires. Best regards to you, John

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    2. Hi John- re: Bush Fires- Thankfully we are some distance from the fires here at Bradbury NSW...all up since this all started there has been over 8,000,000 Acres burnt out with 1700 Homes lost and eighteen fatalities...there seems no end to it all- tonight and tomorrow is forecast strong winds in the vercinity of the Snowy Mountains in the south of our State- a difficult task for the Rural Fire Service...we've Canadian, New Zealand and American Fire Fighters here to help. Things can only get better as we move into 2020. Regards. KEV.

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  7. Hello, The New England cruise sounds like a fun time. I have only driven around Boston heading further north. I'm sure Boston is a great city to visit. Wishing you a happy day!

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    1. Hi Eileen, You are so right, Boston was fascinating. There is so much history there, I barely scratched the surface. I will have more about the days spent in Boston on future posts. Thanks and have a happy day!

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  8. Hi John!
    Jag Àr sÀker pÄ att du hade en trevlig resa i underbart sommarvÀder. HÀr har vi stora fartyg som Àr som enorma "shops" pÄ vatten, de kör sin trafik mellan Sverige och Finland och har under mÄnga Är varit populÀra dÀrför att man kan handla taxfree starkare drycker, cigaretter, kosmetika och godis. En flytande galleria med andra ord.

    HĂ€lsningar
    /Gunilla

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    1. Hi Gunilla! Jag skulle gÀrna segla pÄ ett av de fartyg du beskriver. Jag kommer att lÀsa upp dem med Google. Tack sÄ mycket för din kommentar och informationen. Ha en bra dag. John

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  9. I'd rather be driving around New England! : )
    But happy that you enjoyed your cruise.

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    1. Hi happyone, I hear you ... I'm a big fan of road trips too.

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