We set sail out of Tampa, headed south, rounded the Keys, and then headed east. Before dinner I floated around the ship and took a few shots of the giant fountain-statue in the atrium. It’s a rather impressive piece of art rising over two stories in height inside the ship’s central atrium. At the front was a nice ship’s figurehead of the usual topless mermaid variety.
After that we headed on over to the main dining room. You can see that pictured below as well. The dining room here is a two-story affair with lots of natural light.
Guessed the ship yet? It’s Holland America’s MS Ryndam—just one of many ships in Holland America’s ’Dam fleet. They’re called the ’Dam fleet because, well—Rotterdam, Prinsendam, Ryndam, Statendam, Zuiderdam, Niew Amsterdam, etc., etc., etc. That’s a lot of ’Dam ships.
As we were finishing up a delightful dinner with entertaining conversation from our two lovely dinner companions Mary and Ray Switzer (whom we’d met at dinner just the night before), Ursula noticed a spectacular sunset was in the making. Fortunately, I had my newly acquired Canon G1 X with me, and we were able to rush outside in time to capture the red setting sun and dramatic clouds against the azure background above the reflective waters of the Atlantic.
We’ll continue our adventures in next week’s blogs. Until then, enjoy the show below: