Monday, 27 January 2014
27.01.2014 - 27.01.2014
The ship was lively during the night and by 0545 when I went on deck there was a strong wind, spay and light rain. No sunrise pictures today. Returned to the cabin, cleaned up and returned to Deck 14 for breakfast.
Nothing of consequence this morning but we did fit in a visit to the Future Cruises office where we purchased another two certificates each. I also clarified the policy on unused On Board Credits, if they are a benefit from the company the balance is forfeited and 'gifts' from the Travel Agent and the like are refunded.
Attended two Destination Presentations either side of lunch, these two talks covered the four ports in Fiji. Three of the ports are 'tender' ports and two of them are largely beach visits. It will depend on the weather as to whether we go ashore or not and if we do for how long.
Still no Internet access so I'll have to visit the Internet Lounge again. It is sad to miss out on the chance to communicate but at least we don't have $$$s at stake.
Managed to place some images and text on a USB thumb drive and accessed that using the PCs in the Internet Lounge. Not as convenient as an upload from the laptop but I've managed to upload Saturday and Sunday's images and Blog texts. I'll have to continue doing it that way until the mystery is resolved.
Formal night tonight, will have to spend some extra effort to spruce up and look presentable. Jenny calls it 'Mission Impossible', a little harsh but no doubt true. Another excellent dinner and the waiters all looked spectacular in their formal attire. At the end of the meal we were suitably embarrassed when they brought out a small chocolate cake, lit the candle and sang to us. I had asked them to sing it softly, they did the exact opposite and had half the dining room join in. Lovely of them to go to the trouble.
After dinner we gathered in the Vista Lounge for this evening's show by Adam dean. A very clever magician and a cheeky line of humour even if some of his jokes were a bit stale his tricks were pretty amazing.
The ship continues to rock in the swell and the strong winds. The rain appears to have stopped although the decks are still wet either from the rain or the spray from the bow-wave as she continues on a North Easterly course.
This link should take you to today's image on my 365 Project http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-01-27
More tomorrow when we will anchor at The Isle of Pines - our first port.
Cheers .. Tony