Our first full day on the ship. Breakfast. A meeting/Q&A on Istanbul. Lunch. Shawna was having her facial at the spa.
After she finished at the spa, we changed into swimsuits and relaxed in one of the hot tubs by the main pool and watched as we came into Istanbul.
We pulled in to dock and the Nieuw Statendam was already here. All together, there are three cruise ships in the port.
Dinner tonight at the Canaletto was very nice. Plenty of food. Shrimp, lamb shank, ribs, pasta and meat and desert.
Next was a local entertainment group that had two belly dancers. Fun. I am so shy and reserved that I got up and danced with one of the dancers for a few seconds.
Betty was done after that and headed back to her room. Paulette, Shawna and I went to the Ocean Bar for a drink. The main stage had a Scottish comedian, Geoff Boyz, who was good, not the best we have heard, but pretty good.
Off to bed as Shawna had an early morning Spa appointment.
We plan to all go ashore to shop about 10am but have to be back aboard by 4pm for sail away.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...