Great evening last night.
Dinner from the Waterside menu and the item we wanted to highlight was the Corvina Seabass from the modern menu. Fish prepared superbly and the items which accompanied it including Purple Potato & Butternut Squash and Pernod were not only delicious but made for a beautiful presentation on the dinner plate. If only we could post a photo of it but the Internet is acting up. We will try along with the Cobb Salad from Saturday.
Once again this cruise included two of the White Night Extravaganza's mixers promoting social distancing. It also provides more choice for people who dine at different hours. As Crystal has been doing recently they also had two performance of Comedian and Musical Entertainer Steve Stevens perform. We wanted to add that at 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM Magician Rich Bloch performs his magic and does this a total of 12 times on the cruise. He is the fonder and creator of Crystal Magicians at sea.
Overall great night and relatively calm seas add to that some wonderful wine and we slept like babies.
Alway look forward to starting each day on Crystal with some exercise which Keith did with a visit to the Fitness Center. We have been keeping breakfast simple and light with Cereal, Banana and Coffee and Water (hydrate, hydrate, hydrate) before we walk on the Promenade Deck. For the morning walkers they are out but not in large numbers as we have seen on World Cruises. On somedays we go all the away around but depending on the wind and the strength of the sun sometimes we walk one side.
Anne Marie went to the Salon as she had an appointment to have her haircut.
Keith had made plans to play Paddle Tennis with Ashley and Kelly which they did along with some other guests.
The morning went by quickly and before we knew it was time for lunch. As many of you who follow our blog know our routine is to have lunch at Marketplace and make those salad entrees which we enjoy very much. Because of Anne Marie's situation we have been avoiding Marketplace and having lunch in our room. We still have a large salad, just with not as many items as we typically have when we dine at Marketplace.
Butler Frederick (he also goes by Freddy) organized the breakfast and lunch.
We also want to give a shoutout to the Penthouse Attendant and their assistant. Everything is kept perfect and they are always cheerful and have been terrific.
Afternoon included Paddle Tennis for Keith and walking for Anne Marie. Keith took in the morning lecture given by World Affairs Lecture Michael Bishay which looked at various courtroom dramas between the prosecution and defense teams. Anne Marie continued reading books on her kindle. At the same time we took time to enjoy the beauty of the ocean as we sail to our first port of call on this itinerary; Grand Exuma.
We are having a great time. Internet doesn't allow for us to provide photos, reflections and menus. When it does we will.
Anne Marie and Keith