Saturday, 21 September 2013
21.09.2013 - 21.09.2013
Another amazing sunrise this morning as we continue South towards the Equator and Tahiti. The ocean is lively without being unpleasantly rough as the ship is buffeted by strong cross-winds. Breakfast and then we fill in an hour or so reading our Kindles. Jenny heads off to craft while I find a seat in the Theatre for another lecture by Marine Biologist Dr Gloeta Nassie. Another entertaining hour to explore the inner workings and unique features of the star fish family.
Made my way to the Atrium for the advertised 'Fruit and Vegetable Carving Demonstration'. There was a sizable crowd but neither the carvers nor any of the fruit and vegetables put in an appearance.
Off to the Horizon Court for an Italian themed lunch. Tables loaded with Italian delicacies and many different cheeses. Pastrami and salami with marinated vegetables fighting for space with breads and rolls in a bewildering display. Not to be outdone there was the usual overwhelming array of cakes and sweet pastries.
Back to the stateroom for our usual R&R with more relaxation and less reading as the ship rocks us to sleep.
Big night tonight, at 1645 we had the Captain's Circle party where the three most frequent cruisers are rewarded with a bottle of cheap champagne. The first-placed person has sailed on Princess for over 680 nights. Quite an achievement and a lot of money.
Dinner was formal tonight and the room looked spectacular as it does when everyone dresses up. After dinner we went to the Vista Lounge for Trevor Knight's second show where he performed mainly John Denver songs. We then stayed for a 'game show' they entitled "Who's a Cuckoo ?". Great concept but just didn't go down all that well. Back to the stateroom and quite late for us at about 2215.
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Cheers ... Tony