DAY ONE OF SEVEN SEA DAYS - ON THE ROAD TO MAURITIUS
Mary...Yes, the menu is amazing. The sushi/sashimi can make a great meal on its own.
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We'll begin today starting with late afternoon on-board Serenity.
There was a muster drill for all newly embarking guests at 5:00 PM yesterday afternoon. We were not required to attend. As has been the case with the first voyage of this year, guests are no longer required to bring their lifeboat vest to the muster drill.
We enjoyed pre-dinner drinks at the Crystal Cove and Avenue Saloon followed by dinner at Waterside. This was the first time we have gone to two lounges for pre-dinner drinks before dinner. As they say, there is always a first time for most things. LOL.
These are the dinner menus from Waterside.
Dinner at Waterside was fabulous. We still have Claudia as our Senior Waiter, Yuraj as our Waiter and we now have Damia as our Sommelier. We have not had Damia in the past.
Waterside was not very crowded as we have less guests sailing on this voyage. Additional guests will board in Mauritius.
This was one of those nights when we looked at the menu that we had some tough choices to make as multiple items were appealing to us. Decisions, decisions. LOL.
We began with Cured Atlantic Salmon (Keith) and Chicken Consommé (Anne Marie) for appetizers, Baby Spinach Salads for the both of us and Pan Seared Haddock (Keith) and Pan Seared Fillet of Lemon Sole (Anne Marie) for our entrees. Anne Marie let Keith try some of the Lemon Sole and both were delicious. The Haddock is the one in the photo with the green sauce.
As we left Waterside we listened to the music of Ana & Humberto at the Crystal Plaza.
When we arrived back to the room there was a nice letter from World Cruise Hostess Stacey along with the second charm for the female World Cruisers. This one was a kangaroo charm.
We slept while as we are sailing towards Africa. The sea swells were moderate but created a gentle rocking of the ship.
Keith was up early and enjoyed a workout at the Fitness Center and also did our laundry. We had coffee in our room followed by Breakfast. Keith had personal training right after breakfast while Anne Marie walked.
Keith really enjoyed today’s session and has been very pleased taking the training. It involves weights and stretching and also some cardio. After he finished he walked on Deck 6 inside the ship with Anne Marie.
After walking Anne Marie went to Yoga. This class was taught by Linda Eifer who joined the ship in Fremantle. This is her fourth Crystal Cruise as a Yoga Instructor. She had been teaching for twenty years.
There was lots on the schedule on today's program including three lectures.
Steve Irwin Biographer John Stanton spoke about Steve Irwin and how he changed the world. Dr. Robert Freedman spoke about Australia's Security Challenges. Nutrition Lecturer Dr. Khalid Sheikh spoke about the Myth and Misconceptions about eating Fat and Heart Disease. Keith watched his lecture on the Television and the key is moderation like it is for most things. We definitely need fat and we need to have a balanced diet.
Keith played Paddle Tennis later in the morning for quite awhile.
We had lunch at Marketplace. Although we have less guests on board than the last sailing, Marketplace was very busy today. We don't have them but in Waterside and in Marketplace they had Steamed Black Mussels which is something often offered the first full day of a voyage.
In the afternoon we kept to our routine of exercise. Keith played Paddle Tennis while Anne Marie walked outside on the wrap-around Promenade Deck. We also spoke with fellow guests and members of the crew and read and write. We plan to watch another lecture before the evening festivities begin.
The outside weather was overcast, with a strong breeze but a great day to be outside and also inside the ship.
All in all we have enjoyed another wonderful day on-board Serenity.
These are the daily Reflections programs for the fist and second day of the voyages.
Anne Marie & Keith