Friday, 27 September 2013
27.09.2013 - 27.09.2013
The ocean is calm and the scattered clouds provided some interesting patterns for the sunrise. A simple breakfast and we spend time in the Crooners Bar to read our Kindles. Jenny heads off to her craft session and I visited the 'Future Cruises Consultant' for details of the 'Share Holder's Bonus'. There is up to $250 per cabin On Board Credit depending on the cruise duration. The bonus is available to shareholders who own 100 or more shares in Carnival Corporation. Sounds like something worth investigating.
I attended the marine biology session and learnt about the many different strategies employed by fish to ensure their propagation. A most informative and interesting 45 minutes.
We've decided to do lunch in the dining room, partly to avoid the scrum in the Horizon Court and also to moderate the amount of food. We were seated with a couple who were on their first cruise and were quite impressed to hear their generally positive observations. We heard from our dinner waiter that Barbara was still in the hospital so we are likely to be at reduced strength for dinner tonight.
Back to the stateroom for our regular routine R&R and for me to find the words to sum up the morning.
Formal night tonight and our table is depleted once again, Marilyn and Jim are at the Sterling Steakhouse, George is AWOL and Barbara is still in hospital and there's a probability she'll be put ashore in Pago Pago.
After an enjoyable dinner we headed for the Vista Lounge and while waiting for the show to start a person collapsed and a Code Alpha was announced and within minutes there were medical, security and general support staff streaming into the lounge. Within minutes the patient was wheeled out and an announcement after the show said he was making a full recovery.
The show featured the comic magician Phil "Trust Me" Cass. Some very funny stuff and amazing magic tricks. Clocks go back an hour tonight as we continue to sail Westward to Pago Pago.
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Cheers ... Tony