Saturday, March 3, 2018

Heading Home - Atlantic Ocean

Saturday, November 18, 2017 -Atlantic Ocean - Mostly Cloudy - 70sF
Still nice outside but when I checked out the pool deck after breakfast, I found it deserted.  There will be more people catching rays later in the day.

Matt does not have me scheduled for a presentation today so I have a total day of relaxation ahead of me.  That means, or course, a lot of time on Deck 7, interrupted only by lunch.
We had dinner in Discoveries – had the Gnocchi (sent it back - it was not what I thought it was going to be) and the standard salmon.
Showtime tonight was the old standby, “Stage Door to Dreams”.  Tony's version is just a little different from the other cruise directors but it was still a great show.  I can never get enough of "You Can't Stop the Beat".

Opening Number
"You Can't Stop the Beat"
"On My Own"
The clocks move back an another hour tonight.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Atlantic Ocean - Cooler - 70s
The last sea day of the voyage. 
I am scheduled for two lectures today, 11:00 AM “Forensic Detectives: Identifying the Famous and Infamous”; 8:30 PM – “Forensic Detectives: Identifying America’s Fallen Heroes”.
The turnout for the first talk was very good - the usual 90 plus attendance.  The talk, which can run long, finished right on time and got everyone off to their lunches on schedule..
"Identifying the Famous and Infamous"
We had a nice lunch on the back deck - the last one on Azamara for a while.
Since we had the whole afternoon, we combined packing (Ellen did, at least) with reading and relaxing on Deck 7.  A good way to finish off this cruise.
Tonight for dinner we combined the Mexican Buffet with Veggie Lasagna out on the buffet Patio restaurant (not bad).
So my Prime Time Talk turned out to be the opener for the Farewell Show - also, I only had the side screens tonight since the show needed the stage.  The audience was, as expected, a bit smaller (packing, scheduling, etc) but it was still a respectable turnout.  
"Identifying America's Fallen Heroes"
The Farewell show had some new wrinkles.  Amanda did a duet with her Mom; Tony did a duet with Amanda.  Dance Duo Alex and Alina  performed and Bruce Smirnoff closed it out with some comedy.

Monday. November 20, 2017 – Miami, FL – 75F

Distance from Hamilton, Bermuda to Miami: 952 Nautical Miles

Total Voyage: 4918 Nautical Miles

We have completed another successful crossing of the Pond.  The weather was good and we certainly got to see a lot of Bermuda.
The immigration process was quick - we took a van to the airport and AA2334 got us home safely.

AA2334 Coming in for Us
Now back to chilly Chicago.

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