Saturday, January 18, 2014

Day 8 - At Sea

Today is the last day of the Transatlantic Crossing.  A number of people will be leaving us in New York and we will be gaining others.  Because of the out-of-the-way route we had to take, the Captain announced we will be arriving later than expected in New York City.  My tour is supposed to leave at 9:30 but since it is a Cunard excursion, it should go on, just at a later time.

Today I went to two more lectures.  The first was the last in the series by Joyce Gold and was about Grand Central Terminal and the second was by two of the Third Officers and was a virtual tour of the bridge.  Both were interesting.  The amount of fuel the ship burns in a day was amazing.

After a late lunch in the Lido I tried a walk on the open deck but it was a little chilly and way too windy so I gave up quickly.

We were missing three for dinner and the table seemed really large with those empty places.  One table-mate is leaving in New York so we may get someone new in New York or Fort Lauderdale.

Tonight's show was called "Palladium Nights" based on a British TV show.  It featured songs from the 60s and 70s including hits from Tom Jones,  Englebert Humperdink, Dusty Springfield and others.  It was my favorite of the shows for the crossing.

Smooth sailing until next time!

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