We took these photos shortly before departing Seydisfjordur late yesterday afternoon. The cloud cover was blocking portions of the mountains surrounding the town.
Today's Daily Activities.
Dinner menus from last evening at Waterside where we dined.
It was great to return to Waterside for a lovely dinner. We were taken excellent care of by Senior Waiter Dris, Waiter Nico, Sommelier's Mila and Rao, Head Waiters Jared and Igor and Restaurant Manager Slavko.
A big shoutout to the Waterside Galley under the direction of Executive Chef Adam Jenkins and Executive Pastry Chef Paula Hannigan.
We enjoyed four courses over a leisurely meal.
Appetizers of Caviar with Blinis for Keith and Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail for Anne Marie; Keith tried part of a second appetizer Beets with Goat Cheese; Farmer's Vegetable Salad for both of us; Broiled King Crab Legs for Anne Marie and Pan Fried Corvina for Keith; Cheese for Keith and Chocolate Ice Cream which was not on the menu for Anne Marie. Of course there was wine for each of us.
This was a delicious meal. Normally Keith would have one appetizer but the Dris recommended the Beets and Keith couldn't pass on the Caviar so he tried some of the Beets and they in itself were wonderful and the cheese was out of this world.
Waterside seemed busier than normal but way below the number of people who could sit there.
We spoke with Head Waiters Jarred and Igor about the soft opening of Marketplace scheduled for 6:00 PM this evening. When we say soft opening dinner it's so the guests can see what it looks like and there will be champagne.
As we were walking from dinner to the stairway we could hear the entertainment from the Crystal Cove and listened for a couple of minutes to listen one of the songs being sung.
We slept well as we cruised to our next town. Keith was up first and did laundry and worked out. As he was leaving the Fitness Center he stopped to take a bunch of photos on Deck 5 where Fitness Center, Salon, Reception The Bistro, The Medical Center, Marketplace and Guest Suites are located.
Before we began our tour we looked out our verandah and saw lots of Jelly Fish and also a Duck swimming around them. Smart Duck. LOL.
We also saw them sending the Zodiacs down into the water.
We took our last Zodiac Cruise of this wonderful voyage. It was a private Zodiac with the two of us and Marine Biologist Lisa Lapointe. We learned so much about the different sea birds we had the opportunity to see along with other wildlife and even wildlife we didn't see. We also saw lots of Jelly Fish but more importantly learned a lot about them as well. It was a wonderful way to top off all of the Zodiac Cruises we have taken.
Early on in the voyage, Captain Thomas Larsen mentioned because the Bridge Lounge was not completed guests could sign up for a tour of the bridge. When operational guests will be able to visit the lounge to observe the bridge.
Keith took the tour today with only two other guests. They met near the reception desk and the chief of security escorted everyone up to deck 8 and over to the Bridge. Our room is on the same corridor and we can see the entrance.
Captain Thomas welcomed us and gave us a tour. All Keith can say is Wow, Wow, Wow. We have taken other tours of the bridge but have never seen anything like this.
If you said we were in a space movie this would come the closest. There are two chairs where the two officers in control of the ship sit. They are like pilot and co-pilot of an aircraft as they work together and they also agree on all decisions. Rather than having to walk to other areas all of their controls are right there on a console and they also have screens with critical information and of course a birds eye view thorough the windows.
Behind them are two similar seats. The one on the right is only used by the Captain and the one on the left is used when a pilot is on board. This way the pilot can consult with the captain. The key word is consult not take action.
We saw the area where the Captain will be