Sunday, March 15, 2020

June 20, 2019 – At Sea – North Atlantic Ocean – Partly Cloudy – 50s

The sun had finally made an appearance after a couple of foggy days.  It is much to cold outside so no one - even the hardy souls - are out on the pool deck.

For the first time on this cruise, I asked one of the waiters for some sour cream for my waffle. He brought me an entire tub’s worth of sour cream and told me that he would note that I wanted it on a regular basis.  I tried it and it tasted like a cross between sour cream and yoghurt – “ship sour cream” as I like to call it.  I did use it on my waffle and might get it again.

Talk number 6 – “DNA Testing: Cold Cases Solved” – pulled in another good crowd.  The turnouts are running between 90 percent full and full house (300 – 340 people), depending on what else is going on around the ship.  I should mention that morning trivia is also held at 11 AM and trivia is very popular on this ship.  Today’s talk lasted about 45 minutes because I took out all of the introductory slides (this talk is usually the first one I give) and the DNA background slides (already done earlier).
We went upstairs to a slammed Panorama Buffet.  I basically had a salad for lunch today.

Book reading in the library and in the Pacific Lounge rounded out the afternoon. I did discover that the ship had delicious tuna salad at the 3 PM snack – too bad, this item doesn’t show up at lunch.

Tonight we ate off the menu in the Club Dining Room.  The Ricotta Ravioli in Walnut Cream Sauce was absolutely delicious, maybe the best pasta yet on the cruise.  I didn’t finish all of it although I wanted to.  A double Cesar Salad and a little bit of Cherries Jubilee rounded out the dinner.  I ordered Spaghetti Marinara for tomorrow’s dinner.

We listened to the Cruisetones before going to the show.  Debra joined her husband for a couple of songs – she soloed on “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”.

We checked out Andrew Diessner’s second show – he opened with “Anthem”.  We opted out of the rest of the show and went up to the Pacific Lounge and listened to the 2 Cool Duo – there was something amiss with their sound system as their track was so loud it drowned out their vocals.

We stayed for “Majority Rules” with Kim and Alex because the two of them have a funny shtick.

We read some more and then went to the room.  We are both tired and the time changes and grayness are not helping.  The sun is setting around 10:15 PM these days.  We were up late enough that I could get a picture of the sunset from the very chilly open deck.

Seas are smooth.

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