Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 – At Sea – Pacific Ocean – Partly Cloudy – 76F

The Grand Princess is on her Eastbound Transpacific Leg…

Still warm and nice outside…

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Morning / Afternoon At Sea

There is a presentation on the workings of the ship at 12:45 PM so my talk today is at 10:00 AM.  As I found out later, this confused some people, who were expecting to see me in the afternoon.

The 10:00 AM slot seems to be a better time for people as “Mystery of the Romanovs” draws the largest crowd yet - approximately 200 passengers.  The talk went well and some good comments and feedback followed.

Following the talk, we had lunch in the Horizon Court – Fish and Chips I think (the chips coming from the Trident Grill).  It was good.

The rest of the day was ours so we were able to get lots of reading in.  I finished “The Martian” by Andy Weir – I wanted to find out more about the back story of this book but there were no comments by the author or acknowledgments following the last page.  The book just ended.  Bottom line – an entertaining but overly detailed (and quite technical) diary of our stranded astronaut.  I especially thought the dialogue was well done – I felt people really talked that way to each other.

After checking out the menu in the Dining Room yesterday, we had dinner in Alfredo’s Pizzeria – again the pizza plus the Greek Salad were very good.

Showtime tonight showcased the Production Show, “Do You Want to Dance?”.  Although we have seen it before, this is a new group of singers and dancers so the show will inherently be different.  The production group is excellent and the show is hugely entertaining (without being too loud).  Again, the combination of “Danny Boy” and the Irish Step Dance is my favorite segment.

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My Favorite – Irish Step Dance

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The Finale

Clocks move forward tonight…seas are bumpy.

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