Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017 – At Sea – Caribbean Sea – North of Cuba – Partly Cloudy - 85F

Still warm on our way to Florida.

A little bumpy coming out of Cozumel but the seas are smooth now. 

Our course is taking us past the north coast of Cuba on our starboard side.

Coast of Cuba

Continued nice breakfasts on the Windows Café back deck (a few days ago, sour cream appeared on the buffet near the lox and cream cheese – my doing).  There's never a line at the omelet station (and I have tried an omelet along the way) but the waffles/pancake with cottage cheese etc. seems to be the "breakfast of this champion".

Spent the morning with an iced latte and my last talk - trimmed and ready to go.  I just wanted to make sure I had my Richard III information correct and stored.

We had lunch in the Windows Café – standard – Salad Bar (with garbanzos and pepper rings with Ranch Dressing) – a pretzel – and well done seared tuna wrap – all good.  Our last lunch of this cruise and it was perfect.

My final talk - "Forensic Detectives:  Identifying the Famous and Infamous" -  was at my usual 2:00 PM slot (thanks to Russ and Lee for letting me have that time).  There was a little drop off in the audience – about 90 percent full.  Apparently, there was a conflict not in the Pursuit – one passenger told me she had another event to go to (maybe an elite event).  Nice round of applause at the end and lots of positive comments from passengers.  The series was very successful on this cruise.

Identifying the Famous and Infamous

The conditions out on the open deck were perfect so spent the last couple of afternoon hours out there.

We had our final dinner in the Discoveries Dining Room.  Ellen had the Sole Special.  I opted again for the Veggie Onion Soup – this version was the best because it did not contain the little spices (little stems that are not edible).  It was just onions and soluble spices.  I also had a Cesar Salad and the Salmon with crushed potatoes in sauce.  A great final dinner by the culinary staff.

We went up to Windows for dessert – my food luck continued to hold as they offered a very good mini-cherry pie.

Farewell Showtime was at 9:00 PM – a single show by Bruce Smirnoff – seen him many times – he was supposed to get on in Cartagena.  Much of his act we have heard – a few little differences.  Funny, nevertheless.

We said our goodbyes and thanks to Russ and Lee after the show.

We were packed (Ellen did the packing) and had our bags out in time.

Tomorrow, Miami.

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