ON THE ROAD TO PAGHOS, CYPRUS - A DAY AT SEA
Kathryn M....Thank you so much for your comments. Glad t hear that you will be visiting some of those ports in September and wishing you a wonderful cruise. We also hope we will meet you on a future Crystal Cruise.
Yesterday at 5:00 PM newly embarking guests got ready to attend the 5:15 PM mandatory muster (lifeboat) drill. For those newly embarking guests not yet on-board a followup drill was held at 8:00 PM in the Hollywood Theatre. Since it was for only newly embarking guests we didn't have to attend.
We enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in our room.
These are the dinner menus from Waterside.
We decided to have dinner in our room. We plan to mainly dine in the suite because it is such as beautiful room with its own dining room and we can enjoy quiet dinners up here. We do love dining at the venues where we can see others and chat with the waitstaff. With that said this is a full cruise and several venues will be quite busy and the waitstaff will have less time to converse. This also gives us an opportunity to speak with Rao. We have plans to have one or two dinners with others in the room.
We ordered from both Waterside and Prego.
The first course were appetizers from the Modern Cuisine Menu; Roasted Portobello Mushrooms for Anne Marie and Seared Ahi Tuna for Keith. Both appetizers were very tasty. You can see all of the ingredients that are accompany them in the photos.
The second course was Caesar salad from Prego.
Third course was Fresh Halibut for each of us. A terrific entrée which was cooked beautifully.
We slept well as we sail to our next port of call. We departed Athens at 9:00 PM.
We began today as we normally do with an early morning workout for Keith followed by coffee and breakfast in our room.
Keith took an indoor cycle class while Anne Marie walked. It was a great class taught by Melanie. This cruise has a greater percentage of people in the 40 to 60 age bracket and some were in this class. All cycles were in-use which always adds to the enthusiasm of the class.
There was lots on the daily program including two talks.
Destination Lecturer Graham White spoke about our next port of call which is Paphos, Cryprus and World Affairs lecturer Dr. Samuel Edelman spoke about World War I and its impact on the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Before we knew it, time for lunch at Marketplace which featured another Asian Buffet.
Then we were off for exercise. Keith played Paddle Tennis and unlike the last few days while in port he had a lot of people to play with and Anne Marie walked outside the ship. It was windy outside which made for some interesting Paddle Tennis games as you didn't always know where the ball would go. Still lots of fun and good laughs and a good workout.
We are enjoying the rest of the afternoon on Serenity as we post this.
Anne Marie & Keith
This is today's daily Reflections Program.