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Sabin’s on the Sea 2023 - Day #30 - Sea Day (Labrador Sea)

by Nina Sabin - Travel Blog

Today is the thirteenth sea day on this 35-day Viking Voyage. It is hard to believe we have had that many sea days. They have been restful and a nice break between ports.


Only two more sea days and three more ports and then the voyage will come to an end.

As we wind down on this journey we focus on the memories we had made on this incredible adventure.


The staff on the Zuiderdam like to make sea days special. Today they offered the Zuiderdam Fair. They recreated the Lido deck into a carnival.

There were eight games set up: corn toss, spin the wheel, ring toss, ball throw, can toss, ping pong game, tick tack toe game and a gambling ticket game. At each game tickets were given out as you play the game. Then the tickets were put in the basket. Every five minutes the Cruise Director would call a number and a prize would be given to the passenger with that number.

The atmosphere really felt like a carnival. Several entertainment staff dressed up like a carnival character. Most of the passengers joined in the fun. You could hear the excitement in the air as people did well playing the game.

Part of the atmosphere was offering fair food like corn dogs, chocolate, and candied apples.

The fair went on for about an hour and a half. Just in time for happy hour.


The prizes varied from Holland American Beach Towels, bathrobes, dinner at the speciality restaurant, vouchers for the spa, and the ship store. We won the spa voucher for $50. Not sure we will use it, but it is nice to win something.

We didn’t get as many towel animals as we did on the last cruise, but we do appreciate the ones we did: a teddy bear, dinosaur, penguin, elephant, and swan. It always nice to get back to our room to find a cute towel animal sitting on our bed with chocolates. We are going to miss this royal treatment.

Our waiters have been awesome. He makes sure everyone at the table is well cared for. Today he even went above and beyond by making us a dog origami.


Tomorrow we will be at St. Anthony, Newfoundland. It will nice to be at port again and get to explore more of Canada.

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