ON THE ROAD TO BAY OF ISLANDS - FIRST OF TWO DAYS AT SEA
Valentine's Day was celebrated on the ship yesterday and last evening.
Late afternoon was Valentine's Day Chocolate Tea Time. Before dinner was a Valentine's Day Pre-Dinner Cocktail Dance. Later in the evening Valentines Red and White Night Extravaganza White combined for the Crystal Red & White Valentine Day Dance Party.
We visited the Avenue Saloon for a pre-dinner drink.
We tried to go with the theme of Red & White. Keith ended up with Red, White & Blue due to his sports jacket.
Dinner menus from Waterside.
Dinner was at Prego with Hotel Director Hubert. We had a lovely time with terrific conversation, wonderful cuisine, outstanding service.
All the ladies in the dining venues received a long stemmed red rose. This just added to the feeling of Valentine's Day.
In addition to the Valentine's Day events there were two showings of illuminate: The Tours which is a 30 minute show performed completely in darkness.
Photos and Video from the White & Red Night Extravaganza Party.
This is one of the few nights where we were awake past midnight.
Keith planned to sleep late but we guess his body clock said "It's Time To Get Up" because this is what he did. He kept to the same routine of the early workout at the Fitness Center. We enjoyed breakfast in our room and got ready for another wonderful day on-board Serenity.
We do want to mention the seas were choppier last evening. It's not a big deal for us but a reminder we are sailing on a cruise ship in the ocean. LOL.
Today marks the first of two sea days as we sail to Bay Of Islands.
There was lots on the program.
This included three lectures. Captain Richard Hayman spoke about the Epic Voyage of Magellan; Captain John Creighton spoke about how the human body handles space travel and Dr Bill McKay spoke about hidden treasures of the Pacific.
In addition to the lectures we both enjoyed a couple of walks around the ship, Paddle Tennis for Keith and Knitting for Anne Marie. In preparation for our upcoming port stops in New Zealand guests were asked to pick up passport this morning to carry with them in port.
The Daily Reflections Program follows.
Anne Marie & Keith