Sunday, December 13, 2009

Transatlantic Crossing – Friday, December 4 – Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – Each day – Sunny – Mid 70s

The weather each day was perfect – the seas each day were calm.  As the captain says: “Following Seas, Following Winds” is what every seaman hopes for.  The best way to go through the Transatlantic Crossing is to show examples of the weather and some comment on entertainment.

December 4, 2009 – At Sea

At Sea - December 4

Lecture 2 - “The CSI Effect” – the show had “legs” – more people than the first lecture (400+).

Lecture - CSI Effect

December 4 – Entertainment - “The Perfect Gentlemen” -  kind of vaudeville type group – funny and entertaining.

December 5, 2009 – At Sea

 Sunrise Dec 5

Tonight is obligatory “O Solo Mio” night in the Dining Rooms.  Time for wait staff to march and for passengers to waive their napkins

Waiters march

Ellen and the marching waiters

Waiters - O Solo Mio

“O Solo Mio”

Tonight’s headliner is a singer/pianist/guitarist/banjoist (whose name I cannot remember) – he was terrific.

Tonight is also the big parade in the Promenade – all of the Cruise Staff are in costume including our Italian rep (whose Italian class I attended) – Simona

Simona - Promenade Parade

December 6, 2009 – At Sea

Sea Day 12-6

Tonight’s Headliner is Sean O’Shea – We saw him on the Pacific Princess Panama Canal Cruise.  He is a crazy impressionist.  His show was great.

December 7, 2009 – At Sea

Happy Birthday, Leo

Sunrise - 12-7

The lectures continue to go well including getting lots of questions following the talk

Questions from the Lecture

The Entertainment Tonight is “Knight Magic” – a great magician.  Here, in sequence, is the “Sawing the Girl in Half” illusion.

 Knight Magic 1 Knight Magic 2

Knight Magic 3

How do they do it?

December 8, 2009 – At Sea

Sunrise 12-8

The ship has a 9 hole mini-golf course on Deck 14.

H and E golfing

Mini Golf

Yes I did get beat.

The Headliner tonight is Brandi Chapman – we also saw her on the Pacific Princess in April.  She puts on a great show and has a tremendous voice – I especially liked her tribute to the Oscars (because she sang both “The Heart Will Go On”and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”).

December 9, 2009 – At Sea

Sea Day 12-9

Today is my sixth lecture in a row

Lecture - Genetic eyewitness 

The attendance continues to be great (500+). 

Tonight was the second Production Show - “Music in Motion”.  Lots of great dancing.

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