Wednesday, 3 September 2014
03.09.2014 - 03.09.2014
Just to finalise last night's entry. We stayed up to watch the ship leave its berth. An interesting manoeuvre with the ship backing out into the river then sailing upstream to a wider section where she performed a 180° pirouette before heading downstream and out to sea. She was the largest vessel ever to enter the port.
This morning's sunrise was due at 06:59 and was nothing spectacular when it did arrive to brighten the cloudless sky. Brilliant sunshine all day and apparently a complete contrast to the previous week.
A lazy day in contrast to the more hectic past few. We filled in the morning with a visit to the Future Cruise Consultant which resulted in a booking for a 46-day cruise out of Fremantle in January 2016. Looks like a great itinerary sailing around the Indian Ocean including three days in Cape Town, South Africa.
Attended a lecture on the sights of St Petersburg, Russia followed by a Traditional British Pub Lunch in the Wheelhouse Bar. Great fish and chips for me and a steak and kidney pie for Jenny. After lunch Jenny viewed the movie "Saving Mr Banks" in the Princess Theatre while I was seduced into attending a complementary 'Wine Tasting' in the Symphony Dining Room.
We 'dressed up' for the Formal Night and we both looked pretty sharp if I do say so myself. After dinner we decided to avoid the mad scrum of the Captain's Champagne Waterfall Party, instead spending some time in the cabin planning tomorrow's visit to Tallin, Estonia and putting together this brief report.
Today's photo is a collage of the inside of our 'state-room', see http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-09-03.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony