Today's Daily Activities.
Dinner menus from last evening at Waterside.
We enjoyed dinner at Umi Uma. We often would not go to Umi Uma this often on a cruise but we were invited to go to one of the Specialty Restaurants by one of the officers and since we just dined at Prego we thought Umi Uma made sense for us.
Great meal. Great conversation. A great Waitstaff Team.
We were taken care of by Waiter Sheila and Sommelier Jay from Serenity whom we have known for many years with some assistance from Emerson whom we have also known for many years from our Crystal Symphony Voyages. Head Waiter Martin would check on us throughout the evening and a special touch is he assists bringing out the Entrees to the table and he takes a moment to explain the entree. Restaurant Manager Slavo checked up on us at well. This is tru teamwork at its finest.
For the second of our three visits Sheila offered to organize a Sushi Platter for us most of which Keith eats and one for the officeralong with Shrimp Tempura for Anne Marie.
After we had the Sushi we looked at the menu. Sheila suggested an off the menu salad which the chef wanted to prepare for us and we said great.
We both switched entrees from the other evening. Anne Marie had the Wagyu Beef and Keith had the Sea Bass.
For dessert it was fruit plate for Keith and Coffee Creme Brûlée for Anne Marie and the officer.
We arrived to the town of Seydisfjordur, Iceland early this morning. The weather is what we expected for some of the ports. It's called Icelander Weather. LOL. Overcast, cooler temperature and rain. Welcome to Iceland. Just kidding.
Some of the information we learned about the town during our visit includes:
This town has a population of less of 676 residents as of a couple of years ago.
Seydisfjordur is surrounded by mountains. The town was settled by Norwegian fishermen in the middle 1850's. The nearby fjord of Vestdalseyrl was the site of the first industrial whaling station.
Like some of the towns in Iceland fishing is no longer the driver of the economy. Rather, tourism is key. Tourism has really taken hold for the past 20 years.
The town has several waterfalls one of which we took a photo of. It has many wooden buildings.
In spite of the rain it didn't dampen our spirits and we still had a nice visit.
We both managed to get in haircut appointments as we plan to quarentine when we arrive home and that was when we planned to have our hair done. The salon is very nice with five people working on-board. Mercedes who did our hair also does manicures/pedicures. Like most everyone on board she has two responsibilities whereas normally there would be dedicated people doing hair and another dedicated person doing nails.
We enjoyed both breakfast and lunch in our suite which is the approach we haven taken each day as we did on Serenity.
All in all it has been a great 24 hours.
Anne Marie & Keith