Up early to the gym and breakfast. We will be out on the open ocean for over 2,500 miles. WOW!
More spa visits by Shawna and Betty while I walked the ship including up and down up to 10 flights of stairs. We are regularly getting over 12,000 steps a day.
There are some very unusual art on ship. Here are just a couple of examples.
I went to a talk by the naturalists who told us his friends in Hawaii say they are already seeing whales which is early. Normally, they don’t arrive until early November. He also said we should get up early on the day we arrive to see spinner dolphins who almost always greet the ship. The entire back wall of the mainstage is made of huge tv screens that can show anything from a video presentation to the background for a stage show.
In the afternoon, we had very nice Tea.
Gala dinner tonight and Captain's Welcome where we all toasted with champagne to a good voyage.
He passed on some information about the ship. We have 64,000 horse power engines moving us across the 2,600 miles of open ocean between Vancouver and Hawaii. The ship has a full load of passengers and we have noticed. It is so different from what we experienced on our cruises last January. We have 2471 passengers and 970 in crew.
Everyone looked great and many were in tuxes and dress gowns. We had escargot and prime rib. It was a great meal.
Tonight, we set our clocks back an hour. We decided not to take in the music tonight and just head back to the room.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...