Cruising the Eurodam – Day 7 – Half Moon Cay

I apologize for the delay in posting, I have been traveling home from the Eurodam the past 2 days. Anyway, enjoy!

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I woke up bright and early for our final day of our cruise. It was around 7:00 am and we were still about an hour away from dropping anchor in Half Moon Cay, our final port of call. I used this time to just sit on my balcony and enjoy the passing islands and watching the warm waters of the Bahamas slip past me. Soon we were approaching Half Moon Cay and dropped anchor. The tenders began to arrive and the crew made their way ashore to prepare the island for us. Today was to be a tropical island retreat.

After a quick breakfast in the Lido Restaurant, we made our way down to board our tender to take us ashore. After a short wait, we were quickly sailing closer to Half Moon Cay in our tender. As soon as we were on shore we headed straight for the beach. We quickly found our way into the surprisingly cold water which quickly became warmer with the rising Bahamian sun. It was so relaxing to just kick back and relax on our final day. Except I couldn’t relax, because at 11:00 I would be parasailing 200 feet above the island. This is a problem for me since I have a minor fear of heights, but for some odd reason I picked the one excursion that would incorporate this fear into a cruise.

Soon it was time for me to harness up and head out on a little speed boat to the center of the island’s waterfront. Our guide informed the other riders and I that we would be riding tandem to accommodate for the high winds. I was paired with Barbara, who was 74 and had parasailed many times before. Barbara’s calm nature assured me that this would be a very fun and relaxing adventure, and it turned out to be just that. Soon my feet left the boat’s platform and then…

This excursion crossed off an item on my bucket list, helped me tackle my fear of heights, made this my favorite port of call, and made me certain that this was the best cruise I have ever taken. It was a “dam” great cruise!

The End.

Thank you for following my daily journal entries this past week. A full cruise review with photos of the Eurodam will be published on Friday, March 1st. Also, keep an eye out all this week for additional articles on the Eurodam, her crew, and Dancing With The Stars At Sea. I would like to give a huge thank you to Erik Elvejord at Holland America Line for all of his incredible work and assistance. I really cannot thank him enough for everything he has helped me with. Until next cruise, happy sailing!

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.