Hawaii/South Pacific: Sea Day #17

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Pete was playing and singing solo tonight in the Ocean Bar so we decided to eat early so we could see both sets. I wasn’t sure how that was going to work out. One – because 5:30 – 6:00 pm is a very popular time to eat and two – tonight is our last Gala night and filet mignon and lobster tail were on the menu again.

We went to the dining room at 5:45 and asked for a table for two. They said there was a table available in the upper dining room.

The dining room on Deck 3 is for set dining at 5:30 and 8:00 – you have the same table and the same waiters every night. I have to assume the people who usually sat at that table for two were eating at the Pinnacle or the Canaletto restaurant. Since we weren’t there exactly at 5:30, we were kind of throwing off the flow of the waiters for that section, but they never acted exasperated. They acted like we ate with them every night. Got to love HAL’s service.

I had the shrimp cocktail, the coconut chicken soup, and the pan-fried sea bass. Chuck had a salad and the filet mignon and lobster tail. We skipped dessert. They weren’t going to fool me with that Crème Brûlée again.

Pete played his first set at 7:15 and drew a large crowd. His second set at 9:00 drew an even larger crowd. HAL should take note that people like to dance and sing along to songs that they know. Pete sang songs from Elvis to Beatles to Dire Straits. He would even take requests even if he thought the song was “rubbish.” Who doesn’t like Sweet Caroline?

A fun time was had by all. After the second set was over, we called it a night. We got a rabbit towel animal tonight.

Slept until 7:00. Had a late breakfast in the Lido. Went to the gym for some weight training and then did a mile on the Promenade. It is getting chillier and is very overcast.

The Captain announced that a ship had been spotted in the distance. First one since we have seen since we left French Polynesia. You can really feel isolated in the Pacific. I hope to see some birds soon.

I spent the afternoon catching up on the blog narrative whenever I could get the Internet to work. Chuck spent his afternoon talking with friends at the Sea View deck. Too cold for the pool.

Author: mmmtravelmemories

A retired college administrator who loves to travel. I write to remember the experiences and, I hope, to inspire others to make their own travel memories.

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