Before we forget new lounge chairs on the back of the guest decks. Most cruise lines do not have these cozy spots as often they have large suites with verandahs. Often sitting here in these cozy areas and enjoying the views one feels like they are on a private yacht.
For those of you like Keith who enjoy the Fitness Center we are posting photos. Almost all of the equipment is the same as before with a few new stand alone weights, one or two new machines and new television at the front of the center.
We had a glass of wine in our room before dinner and Butler Rao brought some appetizers. These are prepared for each suite and are alternated each day. They include a variety of items including fruit, desserts in this case shrimp and biscuit and humus.
Before dinner we listened to Carlos Rayan play guitar and sing in the Crystal Cove. We have seen Carlos perform with Crystal starting in 2019.
We returned to Waterside for dinner and will be dining there over the next three days. We always enjoy the food, service and ambience of the dining venue. While there are specialty restaurants, Waterside is also very special to us where we have enjoyed so many memorable meals at dinner and when we first started cruising Crystal we would eat breakfast there and for the first several cruises enjoy lunch as well.
At 9:00 pm the theme of the show was Come Dance With Me which featured Bruce Hammond along with the four Ambassador Hosts where guests could dance to various Frank Sinatra Classics.
Last night was white night so we wore some white clothing. Most guests have sailed Crystal before so many wore something white or even all white clothing. At 10:00 pm they had the Crystal White Dress Party at the Crystal Plaza.
Today is our first and only sea day of the cruise, although with arrivals around noon in a couple of ports we had morning sea days.
The morning and afternoon program featured 35 different activities. As in the past, there were three lectures. World Events Lecturer, Stephen Cole, spoke about Putin who he met twice. Celebrity Bruce McGill was on at 11:00 AM and the afternoon included a talk given by Destination Lecturer George Munro on Lisbon.
Other activities included indoor cycling, golf class, beginners bridge, computer class, a class on how to take selfies, dancing, duplicate and social bridge, and watercolors just to name a few.
For those wondering if the Mozart Tea would return the answer is yes.
This evening is a formal night.
In addition to this combined we walked, played Paddle Tennis, spoke with fellow guests and members of the crew. Somehow we ate. LOL.
Keith went for a massage and we are enjoying an amazing day on-board Crystal Serenity.
The daily Reflections program follows.
Anne Marie & Keith
Keith & Anne Marie love traveling by cruise ship and have sailed the equivalent of several years traveling the world.
St Peter Port