EN-ROUTE TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
This is a photo of a Cappuccino Coffee which one of the Sommelier's made for Anne Marie yesterday afternoon when she had coffee with dear friend Glo.
We enjoyed a pre dinner drink at the Silk Bar.
These are the dinner menus from Waterside.
We dined at Churrascaria which is located at Marketplace. In the evening Marketplace is transformed to Churrascaria a Brazilian steakhouse. This is the first time we have eaten at this dining venue since boarding Serenity on January 7. We have eaten at Churrascaria on two prior occasions; one time respectively on Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.
The wait staff are dressed as gauchos and the venue is similar to restaurants on land. There is a salad/fruit, hot vegetable and dessert bar. A delicious basket of rolls/bread is place on the table. When it is time to indulge in the various meats (beef, poultry, lamb, etc.) you place the card on the table so the "yes please" (Green) side of the card can be seen and the wait staff will bring one item at a time for you to enjoy. If it is something you don't care for or you are concerned about eating too much you can pass on any of the items until the ones you prefer are served. If you want to take a break, slow-down the meal or have had enough food you simply turn the card over so the (Red) side shows with the words no thank you.
Following is the menu.
The featured entertainment was Crystal on Broadway, The Show.
More good news, before going to bed we set the clocks back another hour so we are on Sydney, Australia time.
We began the morning as we usually do. You know the routine so we will skip it today. LOL.
Lots of enrichment on the program including three lectures.
Keith went to the Rap with the Rabbi. It had the largest attendance of any of the previous sessions. The Rap was devoted to a talk given by World Affairs lecturer Dr Robert Freedman. His talk was about the recent Israel-Palestinian Peace Plan. He provided a two page outline along with a map illustrating the plan. He covered the key issues of the dispute, prior peace initiatives dating back to 1947, key elements of the peace plan, reactions to the plans and implications of the plan for the Middle East. He kept to the time table he laid out for the talk allowing the final fifteen minutes for question and answer. A lot of material was covered in an easy to understand manner. This is one of many examples of why we enjoy enrichment sailing with Crystal Cruises. Dr Freedman was back on in an hour and more on this in a second.
Jim Bruce spoke about the early settlement of Australia. Next Dr. Freedman spoke about China and Asia: Is China's dominance inevitable. What we learned from the lecture is consistent to what we have seen as we have visited a range of places around the world where China is making major investments throughout the world. There was a lot to the lecture including items to think about, along with items to worry about.
Enjoyed the rest of the day. This included lunch at Marketplace. It was the Asian Buffet which included lots of Asian food. While we were eating we listened to Captain Birger's Noon talk from the bridge. He noted that Crystal Symphony would be arriving to Singapore tomorrow at which time the cruise ends. Symphony will remain docked until it is time to move it to the planned dry-dock in Singapore.
The weather was a delight. Keith played Paddle Tennis for a couple of hours and Anne Marie walked. The temperature was in the high 60's and the sun was shining bright.
Anne Marie & Keith