VOV: Sea Day #12

Wednesday, July 10, 2022

We invited another couple to have dinner with us at the Canaletto. Chuck had received a free Canaletto dinner from the Casino, and we had a lot of onboard credit, so we treated the couple to their dinner.

We had a lively conversation. We got sharing plates and everyone got to taste the main dishes – beef, veal scallopini, lasagna, and an antipasto plate. We had such a good time that I forgot to take photos.

The ship left at 7:30 and as soon as we got to the open ocean, the wave action got much worse and a lot of ship movement.

The four of us went to the show – Jukebox Rogues: Masters of Musicals. It was warm in the stage area and the motion was very noticeable. Chuck got too hot and left the show early. The rest of us stayed until the end and got to hear a very good rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Met Chuck in the Ocean Bar to listen to the band’s last set. The ship was too rocky to do any dancing although we tried. Once the set was over, we called it a night.

The clocks were set back another half-hour. I woke up at 7:00. The ship still had a lot of movement.

After breakfast, I met up with the organizer of our upcoming Halifax tour. She wanted to let us know of some changes in the itinerary.

I spent time in the shops and spent all but three dollars of our onboard credit. We liked the t-shirts and sweat shirts that we found.

When I came back to the room, HAL had delivered our Mariner Delft tiles. We did not have an appreciation luncheon this cruise which is when we usually get the tiles. We typically use them as coasters. I have heard others use them in art projects.

After lunch at the Lido, I went to the disembarkation talk in the main stage. I typically don’t go and just watch it on the TV. However, we have never taken a HAL transfer to the airport before and some of the instructions we received were confusing.

In addition, everyone would be meeting with US Customs on the ship before any disembarkation so that just adds another level of confusion.

I am glad that I went because my questions got clarified during the presentation and there were other topics brought up that I hadn’t thought of. However, the Q/A was frustrating because there were several incidents of people asking the same question that had already been answered either in the presentation or in the paperwork we had received.

Once the presentation and Q/A was over, it was time to get ready for our last Gala evening of the cruise.

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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