Roseborough’s own Wanda Hamm talks about her Grand Voyage around the globe.
How many days was your cruise?
111 Days. We left on January 4th this year and returned home on April 26th. It was round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale.
How many different ports of call did you go to?
There were 36 scheduled ports, but we missed two of them due to bad weather.
Why did you decide to go on a grand voyage?
We decided to do the World Cruise to see as much of the world as we could without having to pack and unpack. The cruise ship was our moving hotel. Also, I don’t like to fly, so this was a perfect alternative.
What makes a Grand Voyage different from the other cruises you have gone on?
They roll out the red carpet on the World Cruise. Holland has Gala Night with nice gifts such as luggage, Waterford Frames, Chocolates, World Cruise Logo Items, and Dinner with the Captain. There are lots of parties for various occasions. And the dining experience is above any other cruise I have been on.
What was your favorite experience from the cruise?
We loved all of the ports, but we especially loved Japan – the cities were extremely clean and the people were very friendly and helpful to us as visitors. Oman was another favorite, we fell in love with the people. Kindness is very important to them.
Why should someone consider a grand voyage?
It is a trip of a life time and exceeds anything you could imagine. The memories you create and bring back, you will cherish them forever.