We were just catching up on comments from our 9/20 posting.
Karen, we are so happy to hear you are enjoying the blog and feel part of the voyage and thank you so much for the heads up about the person who was having trouble accessing the blog. We also just fixed the tab below us toasting so it goes to the current blog and the one which shows previous blog so it goes to our recent blog of Iceland and Endeavor. Many thanks.
Kathie, thank you so much. We are so happy to be on-board.
Patricia, yes we love the traditions such as the cobb salad. You had asked about what Anne Marie packed. We packed a similar amount of clothing but she changed up what items she brought this time around including outfits, shoes, etc. We also brought a few items we didn't have in July and wish we had brought and we didn't take a few items we realized from July we didn't need.
We had dinner in our room last evening.
These are the dinner menus from Waterside.
We began with pre-dinner wine in the room.
For dinner we started with dinner salads which came from the Waterside Cold Galley where they prepare items not on the menu. We had a simple salad of lettuce, tomatoes and Mushroom.
We then made it an Umi Uma dinner enjoying Nobu sushi, sashimi and entrees. Butler Aleks organized the meal and served it course by course.
While we ate in our room, these are some photos of Umi Uma.
Following is the daily Reflections Program for today.
Sunrise shortly before breakfast.
We began today as we normally do with a workout for Keith in the Fitness Center. Before we had breakfast in our room he stopped by Marketplace to visit with some members of the crew.
After breakfast, Keith went for a haircut with the same stylist who cut his hair and Anne Marie's hair on the July back-to-back cruises we were on. It's funny our last set of cuts have been on Serenity, Endeavor and now Serenity again but that is how everything timed out. The good news is they do a great job and we don't have to drive to get our hair down. Rather we walk up one flight of steps and we are there. Easy Peasy. While Keith was at the salon Anne Marie walked on the Promenade Deck.
Serenity is anchored off great Exuma today where she will be offering tender service to and from Exuma. As we have mentioned our destination is Serenity for most of these voyages so we made today as sea day.
The rest of the morning we took time to speak with members of team Serenity some of who were on-board in July and others who boarded sometime since we departed Serenity.
We enjoyed lunch in our room. The Butlers work as a terrific team. If ones butler is off for a few hours as Aleks was they have a backup who takes care of their guests. Today, it was Kai. He took great care of us in Prego for part of the 2019 World Cruise and we were thrilled when he was promoted to Butler.
After lunch we both enjoyed a nice walk on the Promenade Deck.
We wanted to close with additional photos and today's focus is technology in terms of photos of venues around the ship.
One of the areas which received a makeover during the late 2018 Crystal Serenity Dry-Dock is the Computer University. It was completely redone including creating a major area where the personnel sit and assist guests along with new tables, iMacs, iPads, a large copy machine and new carpeting and lighting. One one side are the iMacs for the use of guests and on the other side is the university where guests sign up to take a range of computer courses. The lights were off in the latter space so the photo does not do justice to that area.
Anne Marie & Keith