Sunday, October 19, 2014

Still Dancing into the 70's

From Wyona

Oct. 15, 2014

We are now nearing the narrow passage between Africa and Spain where we hope to see the Rock of Gibraltar from our fabulous sunset veranda at the back of the ship. Only sometimes the back of the ship is not so fabulous. The evening we left Rome we were out on our deck but the smoke coming from the top of the ship was drifting down to us looking black and smelling of burn. The next morning our veranda was covered with little black soot pieces.

After one cruise and at the beginning of the next cruise the ships incinerator burns the garbage and the soot and smell is a result. Three days later we have no soot coming down. I remember cruising with Arta and we had larger pieces of ash falling on our balcony.

The first morning of the cruise we went to the Elite Breakfast. There were so many elite travelers that theTuscan Grill could not cope with the numbers nor could the open bar from 5p.m. to 7p.m. that night cope with the drinkers. So now we have drink vouchers and six bars on the ship are open for the Elite drinkers. We just get soft drinks with our vouchers. What a waste!

Life is tuff!

Greg loves this life.
... on their  summer deck, a quick dance practise for Wyona and Greg ...

Now there is a dance lesson at 9:30a.m. every morning on the big stage and then the DJ comes at 10:00a.m. and plays ballroom music for one hour so people can dance and practice. So I guess there will be no more sleeping in for us. I go back to the room with my hair wet after 1.5 hours of nonstop dancing. This is what we cruise for.

 night we went to the Production show twice so we did not get back to the room until after midnight. That is the time that Gabe would get back to his room when we cruised with him. It is great to be 12 years old!


  1. So?

    I have a question about breakfast on the ship for long-time travellers. If all of you can't fit into one place, what do they do with the overflow? Just send you off to regular breakfasts? And I don't even know why I am asking this question.

    People who dance until midnight or one am are not the first ones up on the morning!

  2. I love dancing. I would aim for the 9:30am dance class too. How early do you have to arrive to secure a place in the class? At my yoga class on Thursday nights I arrive at 6:59pm. Everyone is in their place and I squeeze in between two others. My yoga instructor doesn't look at zen as she probably does when people are arriving at 6:45pm.