We received an e-mail from reader-favorite James Deering who, lately has plying his hotel director skills aboard Holland America's Oosterdam. Many readers also may remember him from his tenure aboard NCL and NCL America ships.
James says he signed off Oosterdam on Sunday and is now at home in Japan for some R&R and is considering some different offers he has. He thinks it's time for a change. But in the mean time, he's excited that he's home in time for the summer Sumo Basho and will be enjoying that next week - and knowing James - a glass or two of sake.
He promises to let readers know where he will be appearing next. We know wherever it is, the passengers aboard will be fortunate indeed. Stay tuned.