Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017
Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Last two days at sea on our cruise - Dec. 3-4, 2015

All of our shore excursions are over and we're on the ship at sea for two days before returning to Houston, Texas. Even the days at sea are enjoyable. However, we had quite a rough crossing of the Gulf of Mexico. High winds and swells caused for some rocking of the ship. Thankfully we did not get seasick!

The ship is abuzz with activities day into night. You could choose from:
  • fitness classes
  • dance instruction
  • yoga
  • team Trivia
  • Bingo
  • sports
  • poolside music
  • Wii
  • casino slots or blackjack
  • lectures
  • wine tasting
  • ladies' Pamper Parties
  • crew talent show
  • arts & crafts
  • Name that Tune
  • NFL football on big screen TV
  • Karaoke
  • read in the library or your stateroom
  • parties with dancing
  • Evening entertainment shows
  • art auction
  • shopping
Thursday, December 3: We spent time on our balcony reading and listening to the ship cut through the water. Mid-afternoon we went to the Stardust Theater to hear our comedian, David Naster, give a humorous lecture about the importance of laughter during difficult times. He showed a video about Patch Adams and people who were going through serious illnesses and how laughter helps them cope.

Beautiful sky as seen from our balcony
Afternoons spent reading on our balcony
Getting comfortable
At night, we went to Stardust Showtime: Elements - Earth, Air, Water, Fire. This is considered an NCL mega-production show which incorporated a magician, aerial acrobats, singers and dancers. Our entertainment on this ship has been wonderful.

Dressed for dinner and Elements show.
Grand Pacific Dining Room
Me and Bob
Frog towel tonight
 For the cruise, I bought four new dresses, a pair of black suede boots, and a cute jacket.

My new "sassy" boots
Bob couldn't resist a photo of my legs.
These boots are made for dancing
After the Elements show from 7:30 to 8:30, we went to the Medusa Lounge, listened to karaoke, then danced to Twice as Nice who sang songs from the 70's and 80's. We then called it a night.

Friday, December 4: For breakfast we went to the Grand Pacific Dining Room which, along with the buffet, was our favorite place to eat. In the photo below, the hall is REALLY that long. There is no mirror there.


Grand Pacific Dining Room
My breakfast: pancakes with blueberry compote and
two eggs over medium

Bob's breakfast: Salmon Benedict
The decor on the ship is decidedly Hawaiian because this ship initially sailed between the Hawaiian Islands.
Bob by the King Kamehameha statue
(in his Hawaii shirt)
After breakfast, we walked around the deck a few times until we had walked a mile. It was chilly outside and a strong wind was blowing.

Today was a mellow day with lots of reading. We did see David Naster again this afternoon in the Stardust Theater. His topic today was "Beating the Bullies." Another educational hour with the ship's comedian.

For dinner, we ate at Jasmine Garden, a complimentary Asian restaurant. It was okay. The service was slow and the food was mediocre.

Jasmine Garden Asian restaurant
After dinner, we decided we had made the wrong choice and should have gone to the buffet where they were having a "Fisherman's Buffet." We know because we went and looked at it after our tummies were full and saw some delicious fish dishes. (Say "delicious fish dishes" six times fast.) If I wasn't so full, I would have had salmon en croute from the Indian buffet line. It looked amazing!

We decided not to do any of the evening entertainment because we'd be getting up early to debark the ship. As we entered our stateroom we were greeted by a mouse.

Isn't he adorable?
Good night all.



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