Our, Almost, day in Georgetown/Penang, Malaysia

Today would have been our second visit to this city, I think it was in 2012 on the ms Rotterdam on our way from Hong Kong to Amsterdam. Today would be a different story. I was recovering from my 24 hour “purge” and Barbara was recovering with a bit of “tummy turbulence”.

Today – “I’m back”

With pictures only!

Maasdam, Arriving!!

G’day, Penang, good to see you again.

What the heck – two gangways? Yes, that’s our Captain, always accommodating his guests as best he can!

Apparently I was not the only entity that was “purging”. I watched this evolution all day as apparently someone in HAL decided to replace/donate weather deck chairs – and a lot of other stuff.

Since the central (really) theme of this voyage blog has been documenting the local flowers, I decided it was time to give our home the spotlight. The starboard side of the Lido dining room received new Orchids ….

…. while it looks like the ones on the port side got refreshed with new “white ones” – bad photoshop, Jack! Some CC roll call trivia, Gale of Dean and Gale, is an Orchid grower/presenter/expert! Didn’t know that.

This jewel graces the entrance to the ships library – did I mention that all the flowers in these ships are “fresh”? We have ONE Florist on board to work “midnight magic” to keep these displays fresh.

These beauties grace the entrance to the Ocean Bar.

A graceful greeting to the Explorers Lounge as one arrives to hear the beautiful four quartet strings of Adagio, each evening.

Forward bookend at the Atrium on deck 8 …..

…. Aft bookend – Atrium.

Goodbye Penang, sorry we missed you!

Time to “bug out” before the storm moves in. This is got to be my favorite deck.

Next: An extended visit to Phuket, Thailand – 8 AM – 10:30 PM

One thought on “Our, Almost, day in Georgetown/Penang, Malaysia

  1. An extra day of rest will make you (and Barbara) feel better for your next stop. Maybe do a little touring. All your flower photos from the ship are great. Speaking of flowers, the ornamental cherry trees here are in full pink bloom. Spring coming soon but we still have that blast of wind in March. Enjoy all your fine weather while you can.

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