Monday, January 13, 2014
Days 2 and 3 - At Sea
I slept late and awoke to a beautiful sunny, warm (10C/50F) day so I had to sit out in the sun for awhile. Then it was off to the Cruise Critic Meet and Greet in the Commodore Club. We had about 50 people attend. Afterwards, I had lunch in the pub with some Cruise Critic friends. Then it was off to the Internet Centre to get my internet service set up. There was a long line and while I was waiting I met another Cruise Critic friend who showed me how to set up my account. By this time we had moved passed the nice weather and the sea had become very choppy. We are skirting around a big storm in the north Atlantic by going southwest and are closer to the coast of Spain than a normal crossing between Southampton and New York City would go.
Tonight was our first formal night. There are often complaints about people not adhering to the dress code but that does not seem to be a problem on Cunard. Most women had on long formal gowns and the vast majority of men had on tuxedos (also spotted were a few in Scottish regalia, white dinner jackets, and even white tie and tails!). After another delicious dinner, I watched the dancers at the Cunard Ball.
I was totally useless today and spent a large part of it sleeping. It must be the rough seas that lull me to sleep. My goal for the day was to get my last suitcase unpacked and I failed at that. Maybe tomorrow??
Had afternoon tea in the lido and then went to change for our second formal night, another themed night - the London Ball. Didn't really see much that was "London" about the ball except they did the "Lambeth Walk" and a few were dressed for the occasion. We gained another hour of sleep tonight.
Smooth sailing until next time!