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ms. Zaandam, Eastern Caribbean Cruise Log *

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2004
PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA
12:00 nn    Weather: 18ºC, 64ºF, Partly cloudy skies, moderate seas
4:30 pm    Passenger boat drill
6:08 pm    Let go all lines, underway [it really was 5:08 pm! Sunset was at 5:27 pm]
6:43 pm    Pilot disembarked [must have been 5:43 pm]

SUNDAY, DECEDMBER 12, 2004
AT SEA

2:00 am    Clock 1 hr forward
12:00 nn   Position: 25º34.3'N, 075º09.9'W Weather: 24ºC, 75ºF, Fresh breeze, partly cloudy sky, moderate seas

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2004
AT SEA

12:00 pm   Position: 21º22.5'N, 068º45.7'W Weather: 27ºC, 81ºF, Light breeze, partly cloudy, smooth seas

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2004
ROADTOWN, TORTOLA

6:13 am    Pilot onboard
7:09 am    Docked. All fast alongside
12:00 pm   Weather: 29ºC, 84ºF, Light breeze, sunny skies
5:35 pm    Pilot onboard
6:00 pm    Let go all lines
6:26 pm    Pilot disembarked

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2004
ST. THOMAS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS

5:32 am    Pilot onboard
6:17 am    Docked. All fast alongside
12:00 nn   Weather: 29ºC, 84ºF, light breeze, sunny sky calm seas
5:39 pm    Pilot onboard
6:07 pm    Let go all lines
6:28 pm    Pilot disembarked

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2004
AT SEA

12:00 nn   Position: 20º28.7X 070040.7?W
Weather: 26ºC, 79ºF, Strong gale, partly cloudy with occasional showers, high seas

FRIDAY, DECEMBER I7, 2004
HALF MOON CAY

7:46 am    First tender ashore
8:17 am    Vessel at anchor
12:00 nn   Weather: 26ºC, 79ºF, Gentle breeze with partly cloudy, smooth seas
2:30 pm    Anchor aweigh, home and secure
2:35 pm    Last tender home, and heading for Port Canaveral

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2004
PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA

2:00 am    Clock 1 hr back
6:30 am    Pilot embarked
7:00 am    Docked, all fast alongside berth no 5

* from Cruise Log, published by Holland America Line, aboard the ms Zaandam, December 17, 2004