Yellow Sea

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3 travelers at this place:

  • Day13

    Sailing towards Tianjin

    October 20, 2017, Yellow Sea ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Just a word about our cabin. This is our first time on Dolphin deck, the lowest passenger deck. We are near the forward stairs and also the stairway down to A deck (the gangway when docked). The cabin is very quiet, no noise from above or below. It is also very stable. We think it is bigger than the balcony cabin on the Noordam, the couch is almost twice as big. After breakfast we went to a virtual bridge and engine room tour in the showroom which was presented by the First and Third Officers, very interesting and informative. We visited the Future Cruise Planner Annette and she gave us some prices on cruises in Alaska. After lunch it was off to the movies to see Baby Driver. While we were doing our laps another guest pointed out the blue luminescence in the ships bow wake, apparently due to Algae Bloom. We were contacted by Dolores (the lady organising our overnight excursion to Beijing) and she informed us that she was in quarantine due to a fever. She may not be allowed off the ship, but her husband is still going to go. The ship docks at 8am but it may be 10am before we can disembark. We will have to wait and see.Read more

  • Day12

    Sailing the Yellow Sea

    October 19, 2017, Yellow Sea ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We had a relaxing day at sea today. First up was a talk on Tianjin and Beijing. The five yearly meeting of the communist party will be taking place while we are in Beijing and we may not be able to access Tiananmen Square. We will have to wait and see. Next we went to the new American Test Kitchen which has replaced the Culinary Arts Centre. We enjoyed the presentation on chocolate very much. Chewy chocolate brownies and Chocolate pots de creme were featured. No samples unfortunately. After lunch (twoTiger beers for the price of one and a submarine sighting we went to another cooking presentation on flavours of the Mediterranean. Seven laps around the promenade deck and it was time to get ready for dinner. It was gala night, so we headed up to the Ocean Bar to listen to the trio and a pre-dinner drink. Dinner was excellent. The food has been the best of all our cruises so far. The show tonight was the Volendam singers and dancers performing "Dance". We put our clocks back tonight so an extra hour in bed.Read more

  • Day16

    Sailing towards Qingdao

    October 23, 2017, Yellow Sea ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    We were woken this morning to the ship moving quite a bit and spray hitting our window. By the time we went up to breakfast it had settled down. On our way to breakfast we ran into Sarah and Ann, so we joined them and heard all about their time in Beijing. After breakfast we went to a talk on Qingdao. We had a wander around the shops and bought a couple of $10 watches. We had our Mariner lunch today and on the way we met Dolores who organized our Beijing excursion but was unable to go because she had a fever. We had planned to sit with Sarah and Ann but they had just been presented with silver medallions for spending 300 days at sea with Holland America and had to sit at a reserved table. The lunch was very enjoyable and the food was excellent.
    After lunch we went to "Ask the Captain ". Captain Chris Turner answered questions from the audience which was very informative. After the Captain we stayed on to hear Master Kam talk about modern China. At 6pm we did our laps around the promenade deck. Its a good time to go as a large number of guests are at dinner. Went to dinner at 8pm as usual. Our two wait staff were very tired tonight. They did breakfast in the Lido followed by the Mariner lunch and then dinner. We gave the show a miss tonight and had an early night.
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  • Day18

    Qingdao

    October 25, 2017, Yellow Sea ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    We were up early again today for another tour. The ship docked about an hour early at 7am but due to delays in receiving clearance we were an hour late leaving on the tour. The terminal was enormous and I would estimate it was about a kilometre just to walk out. We had a lovely young girl called Sophie as our guide. Little did she realise what was to come. Her English wasn't the best but she was trying hard. Unfortunately, she had to deal with a vocal minority of guests (Americans of course!) who were extremely rude. "Turn on the air", "we can't hear you", "you're too loud ", "why are we stopping here" and "when are we stopping at a rest-room" were some of the many comments. Of course please and thank you don't exist for these people! The first stop was at St Michaels' Cathedral which seemed a bit unusual but this area was occupied by the Germans. There were lots of brides and grooms having their photos taken. The weather was perfect which may have explained their presence. After the church we went to Zhaoqiao Pier which is used as the symbol for Tsingtao Brewery and Qingdao. We then drove through Badaguan another favourite spot for brides and full off more European style buildings. Lunch was at a rather grand hotel and then on to the Zhanshan Buddhist Temple. The last stop was the Tsingtao Brewery for a whirlwind tour and tasting. Sophie sang a traditional Chinese song at the end of the tour. Not long after boarding the ship the Captain announced that a guest had to leave and we would be late leaving. We watched proceedings from the promenade and saw a lady and all her luggage loaded into a waiting ambulance. While we were waiting to depart a car turned up and two ladies got out one of whom had a bandaged eye. They were both wheel-chaired on and we set sail. About half an hour later we could hear the bow thrusters and the First Officer announced another guest had to be disembarked. We did a 360 and headed back to port. We left port for the second time at about 8:30pm. We didn't go to the show tonight. It was Annie Gong. We have seen her 3 times now. We are starting to sound like Bill and Mary-Ann!.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Yellow Sea, Gelbe Meer, Gele Zee, Huang Hai, Hwang-hae, Hwang Hai, Hwang Hai Sea, Kö-kai, Kwang Sea, Mar Giallo, Mer Jaune, Жёлтое море, Жовте море

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