Last evening we enjoyed a pre-dinner drink at the Avenue Saloon with a couple of friends.
These are the dinner menus from Waterside.
We enjoyed dinner at the Prego Italian Specialty Restaurant with Executive Housekeeper Maria. As Executive Housekeeper she has responsibility for all of the passenger areas around the ship including guest rooms and suites and the public areas. She has people working 7x24 because cleaning never stops around the ship day or night.
Dinner was a delight between the conversation, cuisine and service.
We were treated to a special show created and performed by the entertainment tea which was a tribute to The Sound Of Music. This included the singers and dancers and the Crystal Showband. Ever since we first saw The Sound Of Music we have loved all of the songs. Incidentally the godmother of Crystal Serenity is Julie Andrews. Thee show was performed two times.
We slept well as we traveled to Sydney and began our day as we always do. This included a workout for Keith and breakfast in our room.
We anchored off Sydney early morning.
A few photos and one video as we were making our way to where we would anchor.
After breakfast we took care of loose ends until our group number was assigned to go through the mandatory Australian Border Force Immigration Inspection. There was a line which moved quickly. We were asked what our plans were for the day.
Since we are spending one week in Sydney after we depart Serenity on March 3 we decided not to take the ships tenders over there. Instead we focused on packing and visiting with friends and members of the crew. We ran into several people.
There were four cruises ships in port. The Celebrity Solstice is anchored as we are and the Queen Elizabeth and the Regent Seven Seas Mariner were docked at Circular Quay and White Bay Cruise Terminal respectively.
During the course of the day we chatted with several members of team Serenity.
We enjoyed our final lunch at Marketplace of this voyage and thanked the waitstaff team who has taken great care of us. We spoke with Captain Birger to thank him so much for all he did to make this voyage special and for his frequent and thorough communications keeping everyone informed. He also kept all of us safe. Thank you Captain Birger.
We enjoyed a nice walk on the Promenade Deck while enjoying beautiful view of Sydney and also seeing the tenders going between ship and tender drop-off.
We enjoyed the rest of the afternoon.
Following is the daily Reflections Program.
Anne Marie & Keith