Friday, March 6, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 – At Sea – Pacific Ocean – Sunny – mid 60s

Our final day at sea – the ride has smoothed out as we move up the coast of California.

Breakfast consisted of the usual fare – waffles, cottage cheese, sour cream, and preserves.  The biscuits continue to be this fan’s favorite.  I don’t think I mentioned that I also like the fact that you do not have to get your own coffee – the wait staff is very good at making sure you always have coffee (and it is always nice and hot).

Mid morning, I went to the International Café and my favorite seat to get what had to be the tenth latte of the trip.  The picture below sums up how my mornings on the Star Princess were spent.  Again, it was like being at Starbucks at Sea.

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Computer, Latte, and the Pacific Ocean

My final talk, “Identifying the Famous and Infamous”, was scheduled for 1:30 PM.  This was the ninth lecture of this cruise – one on every sea day – and the audience grew from day to day.  Today, I estimated the attendance to be at 90 percent plus full – upwards of 600 people.  This was a good percentage of the English speaking component of the passenger demographic.  I asked how many people had attended all of the talks and about 30 percent indicated they had.  The final talk went well finishing off a successful presentation series.

Ellen had almost finished packing – keeping out what clothes we needed for tonight and tomorrow morning.  This gave us most of the evening to catch entertainment around the ship. 

In the Wheelhouse Lounge, we caught our neighbor, Cesar, strumming his guitar and singing.  His act is very laid back and entertaining – his audience has grown steadily throughout the cruise.  He also did a nice job on “Hallelujah”. 

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Cesar in the Wheelhouse Lounge

The Emmanuel Blanco Group was playing in the Explorers Lounge.  We did not catch this group on this trip because, although the lead singer has a very nice voice, their volume is so amped up that I can’t listen to it comfortably.  I took a picture of the group performing to a non-existent audience.  I don’t know who the guy is with the large scarf but he decided to add his own personal flair to the performance.

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Emmanuel Blanco Group

We are hoping that weather conditions in San Francisco do not delay the arrival of the ship.

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