Monday, April 18, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016 – Caribbean Sea – Overcast – Warm – mid 80sF

Breakfast on the rocky back deck…

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Sun Trying to Peak Through

Captain Johannes indicated in his noon update that he was changing the course plans.  Instead of moving at the planned 5 kts, he was planning to move at close to max (18-19 kts) to avoid tangling with the anticipated swells.  We would get to Cristobal about 12 hours early and spend the night at anchor before going through the Canal.  It would burn a lot of fuel but it would be a lot more comfortable.

Talk 4 - “Forensics and History: The Lost Dauphin of France” – is scheduled for 11:00 AM.  I got there early again and there were some people already there trying to sit in front.  Today’s talk had a larger crowd, maybe 80 percent full (220 people with some folks sitting in the seats on the back level).  The crowd was more interactive and my pacing and delivery was better.  The feedback on this talk was very positive and I also got some very positive comments on the Romanov presentation (I guess I read the crowd wrong). 

The dinner option tonight in the Windows Café was the Greek Dinner Buffet.  We were familiar with that buffet so we went to the Discoveries Dining Room.  I had the familiar Baked Salmon Filet, Cesar Salad and Baked Potato.


Near Cristobal


Dessert up in the Windows Café

Showtime tonight was the Katy Monroe Show followed a bit later by Eric’s Show.  We opted out of Katy’s show.

Eric again did a great job.  He also found a woman shorter than Ellen to do his Oklahoma bit with.  However, that didn’t stop Eric from coming back over to Ellen later in the show and grabbing her hand and making her stand up.  Like a magnet.

Eric did “Up Where You Are” better than Josh Groban.  He also did his hilarious parody of “Bring Him Home” from Les Mis.





Gotcha Again

Eric finished his show with a medley from “Phantom of the Opera”.


For his encore, he grabbed people from the audience to join him in his Mardi Gras march around the theater (“When the Saints go Marching In”).


Eric worked hard and the audience loved the show.

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