Ships Stats at 07:41
Position: 23.44.09N 085.05.22W
Speed: 13.9 Knots
Wind: 29 Knots
Distance: 1376 Nautical miles
After a leisurely breakfast in the main dining room I went for a 3K walk around the upper deck, Wendy accompanied me for most of the distance. It was rather brisk because of the head wind.
After the walk we made our way down to the Centrum to watch the hilarious cake decorating display. The display was conducted by the head pastry chef who was giving instructions to Steve the Cruise Director and one of the passengers on how to make a Black Forest cake. Of course Steve was the comic part of the display and he did a good job of added two to three times the amount of alcohol to the different layers. The three of them had the audience in stitches. In the end the prize for the best cake went to the volunteer passenger. After that each of the cakes were cut up and samples were available for all to enjoy.
After lunch (I should have kept track of our lunch menu) it was just lounging around in the Solarium on deck nine. My time was spent reading while Wendy worked on her crafts. We both enjoyed the odd soft ice cream and cool drinks - including a ‘drink of the day’ for Wendy in a light up glass while I enjoyed red wine.
Before supper there was a “Parade of Flags”. The country flags of the staff were paraded in the Centrum while the Captain read out the country and the number of staff from there. It was interesting to know just how many countries and staff from each were represented. Then it was into the Theatre to watch the staffs interpretation of “Michael Jackson’s Thriller.”
At supper we learned that the head waitress was only going to be doing one more trip and then off on three months holiday at home in the Ukraine. She would be rejoining the ship in May in Barcelona. The crew usually does seven months onboard and then three months holiday.
Bill: Loin steak done to perfection
Wendy: Lamb shank (something she does not have at home)
After supper it was off to see “The Battle of the Sexes” a game show with 3 volunteer passenger couples. The show was based on the old TV show “Newly Weds”. The contestants proved to be have more than just a bit of humour and I know that both Wendy and I had more than a two or three laughs at the questions and answers.
Ships Stats at 23:15
Position: 26.52.81N 083.28.52W
Speed: 14 Knots
Wind: 28 Knots
Distance: 1584 Nautical miles