After eating breakfast, we decide to take the free shuttle into Quebec City. It was interesting being in a city that primarily uses French as their language. Signs, announcements, and conversations all in French.
This city is old and has amazing architecture.
The "Fairmont Le Château Frontenac" and "Lieu historique national des Forts-et-Châteaux-Saint-Louis" were spectacular.
The "Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral" was amazing. So much gold.
Gala night was the next night and if our luggage did not arrive, we did not have the proper clothes to wear. So a shopping was needed. We exchange some cash for Canadian Dollars and started looking for clothes at La Maison Simons. It was not an inexpensive store but was the only large clothing store available to us. About 1pm, we received a text message from Air Canada that our luggage had arrived in Quebec City airport. So we put back the clothes that we had started to purchase and went back to the shuttle to get back to the ship.
After having a delicious lunch on the ship, we walked around and explored all the decks. This included a tour of the spa area. Diana showed us around and explained the benefits of having the spa area available for the entire cruise. They had a special discount if we signed up today. Little did we know how important this would be in the near future.
The result was a purchase of unlimited spa access for the entire cruise. After leaving the spa, we had to go to our staterooms to wait instructions for the muster drill at 4pm. This is required of all passengers and if you do not show up, they will not let you stay on the ship.
Time to sail away.
Our luggage arrived at our rooms just before 5pm! Clean clothes! It was a huge relief to have our clothing. Time for our first dinner in the dining room.
After dinner there was a performance on the Main Stage that was great. On the way back to the room, we stopped to listen to the Billboard Onboard and B. B. King Band.
Billboard Onboard is two pianists who play music and sing. They take requests and were fantastic. They played the best Billy Joel Piano man including harmonica solo. We have this on our plans for almost every night.
B. B. King's lounge has an six-person band and two singers who play mostly funky and fast to blues music with a dancing floor area. They were fantastic and we will be back often in the cruise.
We arrived back at the room later in the evening to find our room straightened and a towel animal. The time change and going to sea level from 4000 foot elevation caused all of us to turn in early.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...