image Richard takes the family on a voyage at sea


Richard and Cheryl’s journey began at sea. Their chance meeting over a game of bridge at sea turned ripples into waves. Over 40 years later, their voyage continues with some extra passengers - three daughters, their husbands, and five grandchildren.

The Kuipers welcomed 2018 aboard ‘Ovation of the Seas’, reaching to some far corners of the Southern Hemisphere, Dunedin – to discover goldrush history and natural beauty of the Scottish inspired peninsula of New Zealand’s South Island – also the hometown of Richard’s son-in-law – Cyril.

They also explored the Bay of Islands, Milford Sound and Auckland.

The kids agreed that ships were the vessels of adventure, entertainment and life’s big moments. They will navigate many more oceans. For now, Richard’s and Cheryl’s sojourn continues. Next stop… Capetown.

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