Ending our Caribbean part of the holiday

No announcements from the captain this morning, hooray, however we switched on the TV to listen to the cruise director’s daily bulletin talking about today’s activities and when she came to Birthdays, Christine was mentioned; job well done!!!!!

Being back to a sea day, lecturers were the order of the day; the topics continued where they left off before we arrived in the Caribbean: History of Concorde; historical topics relating to the Caribbean and a new guest speaker, the author Peter James who was fascinating to listen to.  After his presentation we bought one of his books to “check him out”.

We had a gentle lunch today as I am taking Christine out to the speciality restaurant on board, “The Veranda” where hopefully the food will be as top notch as their prices!!!!!  After lunch I went to further lectures whilst Christine took in the last of the Caribbean sun around the pool; tomorrow we will probably be too far north.

Tonight we had an invitation to The captains cocktail party for “frequent guests” which kicked the evening off but, unfortunately it ended sooner than we would have liked ( stopped the free champagne!,) so had to take a break until our dinner reservation came round.

After a couple of cocktails we took our first table in the Veranda restaurant, but weren’t happy as we had booked a table by the window.  The Maitre de went to great lengths to explain it was first come, first served, naturally we kept to our line, we booked a window table.  To cut a long story short, we finally enjoyed an excellent meal overlooking the aft deck next to the window!   I think I managed to surprise Christine with the cake I had organised; it arrived accompanied by the waiters singing happy birthday ?; another job well done!!!!!

Tonight we went to the late show for change and it opened with the singers and dancers.  This was followed by an American comedian, so we placed ourselves for another quick getaway as quite often the American comics are very parochial with their content which goes straight over European heads.  Tonight though was different, his humour, probably “risky”, hit the spot, everybody in the audience thoroughly enjoyed listening to him, everybody was rocking with laughter, excellent entertainment.  Now it was passed our bed time so straight back to the cabin ready for another day at sea tomorrow. 

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