Day 4, Sunday January 15, At Sea, Casual

Trip Start Jan 10, 2012
Trip End Jan 16, 2012

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

As we left Cozumel we entered a system of 35mph headwinds, which brought
the effective wind to about 50mph. Most entrances to the deck 12 jogging
track were blocked off. Deck 5 had the bow blocked off so my walk was
from the bow around deck 5 to the opposite side bow and back again.
Since the Walk for Wishes was scheduled I walked only 3 miles in the
morning, finishing about 6:30. There was a 9am interdenominational
service of sorts, a film by Joel Osteen from Yankee Stadium. It was not
like being involved in a religious service but better than nothing. At
10 the senior officers (Captain, Engineer, Hotel Director) held a Q&A. I
inquired about the recent Costa incident and if there were contingency
plans for situations where the outside deck were compromised. Captain
James confirmed that they do have such plans.
The walk for Wishes was held at 11:15. It was only 5 laps (just under a
mile), and was quite a challenge with the stiff wind. There was still
quite a large contingent of people doing the walk. I had expected the
walk to be 3 miles and completed an additional 2 miles down on deck 5.
In his noon update Captain James predicted heavy winds through the day
but decreasing overnight. He also indicated we would pass under the
Sunshine Skyway bridge about 4:30 in the morning.
We had a final session of team trivia at 1pm. We did reasonably well with 18 points while the winners had 22.

I am not really a football fan, but with the Ravens in the playoffs I could really not resist watching on the stateroom TV while in the process of packing.  It was wonderful knowing that there would be another week.

We finished with an excellent farewell dinner.  I had the strawberry and pineapple soup, roast turkey, Key Lime pie, and ice cream.

The farewell show was "City of Dreams", the best of the RCI productions I’ve seen so far, by the Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers.  Before the show there a series of clips of the early stages of the voyage was shown.


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