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The Grand Asia & Australia Voyage, part 36

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The Grand Asia & Australia Voyage - Holland America Amsterdam, September 19-November 23, 2008

Text by Snookums, Pictures by Filbert

Part Thirty-six

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November 3 (Monday, Day 48, Cruising Tasman Sea) -

We woke up in time to go to the golf putting for Dam Dollars and Filbert won two while Snookums got the standard one. After spending time on the computers, we took a tour of the Penthouse Suite since Gary wanted to see it. (We could easily arrange it since we have ready access to a concierge in the Neptune Suite.) It really wasn't very impressive. Unlike the penthouse suite that we got to use for two hours on a Regent Seven Seas Mariner cruise as we were docking in San Francisco, this was a poorly designed one. It had a single bedroom in it and did not offer a sofa bed so only two people could sleep in it. It had two televisions and a full-size Jacuzzi tub, a small shower, two toilets, a bidet, a dining room table for 8 and a sofa. It only had one balcony.

Photos after the jump . . . The Peter Stuyvesant Suite:

Snookums had every intention of working out today and was puzzled when Filbert came inside and started putting his dinner clothes on the bed. That's when she realized it was 7:10 and not 5:30 like she suspected. Sunset was at 8:20 PM and it was so bright that she thought she still had a few more hours until dinner. Nope! Oh well, there is always another day for the gym.