Slept OK – quiet.
Hang a left out of the room – go down to the first elevator access – go to Deck 14 and you are at the entrance of the Oceanview Café. I was up there at opening time and got my favorite table in the far corner in the ice cream area. There was nobody there with me. I am going to wear my mask in the elevator because it makes good sense. Otherwise, distancing is the tactic. No one is wearing a mask in the Cafe except for Celebrity crew members. I was also able to catch the first sunrise of this cruise.The coffee - still serving Lavazza - was strong but OK. Next time, I will dilute the coffee with some hot water. This will be a breakfast that will be repeated often during this cruise. Making the breakfast even better was the terrific view from my favorite seat.
My first talk is scheduled for this morning at 11:15 AM. At 10:30 AM, I had an appointment with Darren Moore, the Activity Manager, to go through a tech check on my PC. I got to the theater on time but was met instead by Lauren Michelle Vaitkus, the CD (Darren was busy). We chatted a bit but never really did the tech check.
s soon as the Shorex presentation was over, I was hooked up to their system by an AV tech and we were set to go. I had very small crowds on Celebrity Edge but this first talk had a very good turnout (couldn’t count them but there was at least 100 attendees). Lauren introduced me and my talk finished just two minutes late at 47 minutes. The audience seemed to like the talk based on feedback and applause.
We changed and had lunch in Eden. They have really good tuna and I also had a salad along with the side of potato salad (which I won’t get again). The sandwiches were on sourdough bread and were perfect. We ate inside (too hot and too windy outside) but away from people. We had the banana walnut bread for dessert – very good. We also managed to catch the Eden Cast (a separate cast from the Apex Singers and Dancers) practicing some of their moves.
Showtime tonight was violinist Katerina Rossa from Ukraine. We have seen her before and we stay for only a couple of songs before heading back to our room for the evening.
We walked across the deck to get to our room - the resort deck was all lit up.