WELCOME TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
Thank you Doris. The humor is great and thank you for the good wishes.
We wish our family and friends a Happy Easter and Happy Passover.
A candy bunny along with another gift for our Penthouse and Assistant Penthouse Attendants.
Before dinner we enjoyed a pre-dinner in our room.
We also attended a cocktail reception at Captain Birger's Quarters along with several other guests.
Anne Marie with Crystal Society Hostess Alissa and the Captain and Vice Captain. There were less guests there than usual. We suspect some might not have been able to make it if they were in Split in the late afternoon. We enjoyed speaking with fellow guests and officers.
These are the dinner menus from Waterside.
We dined at the Prego Italian Specialty Restaurant.
We enjoyed the dinner. The food was terrific along with the service.
We slept well as Crystal Serenity sailed towards our next port of call of Dubrovnik, Croatia. We visited this port just a few days ago.
Keith began the day with an early morning workout followed by coffee and breakfast in our room.
We have been on Serenity several times over Passover and Easter. Often the World Cruise includes these Holidays.
In the past we have received an Easter Basket. Butler Rao told us the other day that those in the Crystal Penthouse receive a large candy Bunny. When Rao said large he was not kidding. This is what we call "Texas" large. When Rao arrived with breakfast he had the Easter Basket along with our newfound Easter Bunny. LOL. We think the grandchildren would have really loved the bunny. LOL.
Outside Waterside there was a large display of Easter Candy in all different shapes and sizes.
Guests could be the judge for the best decorated Easter egg. Some members of the crew have decorated Ostrich eggs in various themes (an example was "What A Wonderful World") and they were on display for most of the day. There were cards for guests to fill out selecting the egg they thought was decorated the best. Decisions...Decisions. They all looked like winners to us.
We wanted to recap Dubrovnik as we mentioned the other day.
Dubrovnik is located on the Adriatic Sea. It has become a major tourist destination attracting many people by cruise ship plus those wanting to spend time in the beautiful country of Croatia.
The city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site beginning in 1979.
Major attractions included:
Wall Walk which we did in 2005. The walk provides the opportunity to walk around and view the old city from atop the ancient wall.
Placa Stradun which is a pedestrian limestone-paved street running that the Old Town and the historic part of the city. We walked this in 2005 when we enjoyed the Main Street of the city with all of the shops, restaurants and cafes.
Dominican Monastery which was built in the 14th century.
Rector's Palace which was one the home of the state government and theme of the Rector of Dubrovnik. The palace was built in the 15th century.
Maritime Museum which was founded in 1949 and is located inside St. Ivan Fortress. The items on display related to the history of the Ragusa sea industry.
Rupe Museum which was open in 1991 and has 5,000 exhibits about the Dubrovnik region.
Our original plan was to take a tour that included a visit to a couple of Vineyards. However, with today being the Easter Holiday several of the Vineyards were closed so we decided to cancel the tour and to make today a sea day.
We took into account that this voyage has only one sea day
and our next and final voyage has one sea day.
We ended up taking along walk towards the old town. We didn't make it all the way but enjoyed the scenery, particularly walking along the water. The weather was perfect.
We enjoyed the ship for the rest of the day. This included lunch at Marketplace, Paddle Tennis for Keith, a walk for Anne Marie along with reading, and writing.
Following is the daily Reflections Program.
Anne Marie & Keith