For crew of 2,100-passenger cruise ship, frenetic ‘turnaround day’ in Seattle starts and ends the journey

The Holland America cruise ship Eurodam sits in the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal earlier this month. (Rebekah Welch / The Seattle Times)
The Holland America Eurodam visits Smith Cove Cruise Terminal. (Rebekah Welch / The Seattle Times)

It may be a leisurely 7-day vacation cruise for passengers, but for the staff it begins with a race to load 147,500 pounds of fresh produce, 35,000 eggs and more, while cleaning hundreds of rooms and properly delivering 8,000 pieces of luggage.


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Malaysia hopes China will sympathize with its fiscal woes

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he hopes China will sympathize with his country's fiscal problems as he meets with Chinese leaders after suspending multibillion-dollar Beijing-backed projects in his country. Mahathir said at a news briefing Monday with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that he hopes China will understand Malaysia's situation as it...