Somewhere in the North Pacific Ocean
Trip Start Sep 17, 2012
28Trip End Nov 11, 2012
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This is one of the nicest ships I’ve been on. The theme of the ship’s décor seems to be “art”. There are different forms of art from all eras and all parts of the world throughout the ship. Our cabin is on the 7th floor, and pretty much all the activities are on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd floor. Since some @$$#*!* came up with a “no elevators” policy, we have ample opportunity to admire the artwork in the stairways while catching our breath between floors
The food is also excellent. One interesting menu item is the daily “Didja”, as in “Didja ever want to try…” We’ve had Shark and Langoustine Firecrackers, Alligator Fritters and a few other unusual delicacies. All were quite tasty. The desserts look amazing. Unfortunately, the same @$$#*!* who came up with the no elevators policy, also came up with a no desserts policy, so at least for now, the Tropical Fruit Plate tops off our dinners.
There’s a naturalist on board. She gives a talk each day about geography and wildlife in the places we’ll be visiting. Admittedly, I was a disappointed when Annette pointed out that there is a big difference between a Naturalist and a Naturist, but nevertheless her presentations are quite informative
Other than the pod of dolphins that was following one afternoon and the occasional bit of seaweed that floats by, there’s not much around us. There aren’t even a lot of communication satellites pointed this way, so when we have internet, it is extremely slow. I’ve attached some pictures, and a short video that needs no explanation. We have just under 800 miles to go until we reach Kona on Monday. If all goes as planned, I’ll have pictures and an update then.
Two hats are walking down the street. One says to the other:”You stay here, I’ll go on ahead”
PS I’m not sure if the pictures and video work. You should be able to click to enlarge the pix and play the video. You may have to scroll down for the video