Sea Day #2

Thursday, April 20, 2023

It was crowded in the main dining room, but we were shown a table for two near one of the rear windows. I thought being at a table for two might make the service faster since service on dressy nights is usually slower than regular nights because of the crowds. Nope. Still slow. Took two hours for the whole meal service. Sigh.

The meal was delicious though. Chuck had the sole. I had the rack of lamb. We split a piece of Dutch apple pie.

After dinner, we went to the Ocean bar to hear Cat play the piano and then dance to two sets of the Ocean Bar Band. Before we knew it, the clock was striking midnight.

Needless to say, I didn’t wake up until 7:30. I went to the Exploration’s Cafe just to check on the coffee situation, and they were back in business. Great start to the morning!

Once we finished breakfast in the main dining room, I went to another presentation from the Future Cruise Consultant. She announced the 2025 World Cruise and a new 2025 Grand Voyage going to both Antarctica and the Arctic Circle in the same trip. Those two cruises are each over 100 days – too long for us. Pumpkin would disown us. She did show a couple of regular cruises that looked interesting.

Unfortunately, during the presentation, the Officer in Charge came over the loudspeaker and summoned the medical team for an emergency. Never found what the emergency was.

The next presentation was by the Shore Excursion manager. Of course, she spent most of the time talking about the various HAL shore excursions available, but she did mention some alternatives if you didn’t want one of their excursions.

I was glad to hear that there would be walking maps available at the ports. She also said that since April is just the beginning of the New England – Canada cruise season that the tourism infrastructure might be limited – ie. shops and restaurants still closed.

The Lido was having a special Bar-B-Que corner for lunch, in addition to the other items they offered, so we went for the pulled pork sliders and the ribs. Excellent.

Another Tech presentation and more relaxing on the balcony with my book rounded out the afternoon.

Time to get ready for the evening.

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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