REYKJAVIK - DAY 8
We took a tour before we arrived to Endeavor. We visited the Botanical Gardens, Flower Gardens and stopped at a few other locations before boarding.
We took a nice tour after we boarded of the entire ship. The ship is beautiful and we had a reunion with both new members of the crew and so many we know from Symphony, Serenity and Mozart. The sip is amazing. It is beautiful.
First dinner at Umi Uma. It was a homecoming. Jay the Sommelier, Emerson who we know from Symphony and Sheila from Serenity and a wonderful Head Waiter.
Food was delicious and some new creations we have not had before.
An amazing experience.
Dinner Menus from Umi Uma
Waterside Dinner Menu from last evening.
We remained docked last night. We both slept very well. We were tired. The bed is very comfortable and we really love the layout of the room. There are many nice features. One of them is the lighting. There are many lights and you can adjust some of them. The walk-in closet has automatic lights which is a pleasure as there is no need to continually turn on or off the light.
There are two desks. One desk which Keith uses in the living area and another desk with a vanity mirror along with a makeup mirror which lights up that is perfect for Anne Marie.
There are two Televisions. One is recessed in a cabinet which you can raise and lower with a remote control. The only challenge is we don't know yet how to operate the television portion to actually watch the TV and the other one is a very nice TV on the wall. We couldn't find any news channels so we shall see how much use it gets.
Our Butler is Daniel who is the Senior Head Butler. In this role he oversees all the butlers. We remember Daniel from the Ocean Vessels. More recently, he has bee on the River Vessels and will be retuning later this year. Originally, Jaison from Crystal Serenity was to be here as Senior Head Butler and to be part of the team opening up the ship but due with the Delta Variant in India was not permitted to come. He should be back next month. More recently Jaison took care of us for a few segments of World Cruise 2020 after Senior Heat Butler Rao went home for a well deserved holiday. We miss both Jaison and Rao this year and look forward to seeing them both on future cruises on-board Endeavor and Serenity respectively.
Keith got his morning exercise a different way than usual and that was doing laundry. He must have been up and down the steps 25 to 30 times as he did four washes and additional visits to the dryer. Add to this wearing a mask which always makes it a little more challenging. It's not the same as working out on an Elliptical Machine or Indoor Cycle bike but it sure made for a nice workout.
As we do on the other Crystal Vessels we enjoyed breakfast in the room this morning.
Afterwards, Keith went out again into the city where he walked and ran. Afterwards he met up with Anne Marie who was already walking outside and we walked for awhile.
While outside we saw Dr. Soto. We have sailed with Dr. Soto on several voyages in 2018, 2019 and 2020 on-board Crystal Serenity. The Doctor also has also performed his function on Symphony and he has opened Endeavor including the medical center.
Keith has also played lots of Paddle Tennis with Dr. Soto but this won't happen on Endeavor as there is no Paddle Tennis Court on the ship. Maybe in a future dry dock. LOL.
We enjoyed lunch in the room which Daniel organized with each of us having Salad Entree.
We are enjoying the rest of the day on the ship.
We will close for now.
Anne Marie & Keith
8/7/2021 08:44:33 pm
Does the Endeavor have the automated heated Toto toilet seats similar to what is on the Mozart? Really interested to hear your opinion on about the improvements on the new ship. Enjoy the rest of your cruise!
8/8/2021 12:07:33 am
Enjoying your blog. New ship looks AMAZING.
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